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Elijah Cabell

#21 | OF | CardinalsSTL
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Elijah Cabell
Name: Elijah Nikko Cabell
Born: Jun 30, 1999 in Altamonte Springs, FL
College: Florida State
High School: TNXL Academy, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 17th round (511th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
Cabell has draft pedigree dating back to his high school days when he was one of the toolsier prep players in the 2018 class out of TNXL Academy in Altamonte Springs, Fla. At the time, he showed plus power, plus running ability and plus arm strength, but scouts were concerned about his natural feel for hitting. That proved to be a prescient assessment, as Cabell is a career .245/.415/.511 hitter after three seasons at Florida State, with 29 home runs at the cost of a 40% career strikeout rate. While Cabell has some of the loudest raw power in the country (which was also the case a year ago), he’s proven to be a three true outcomes hitter in college. Over his career, 62% of Cabell’s plate appearances have resulted in either a strikeout, a walk or a home run. Cabell whiffs at a high rate against most pitch types, but particularly struggles against spin and seems to do best when he gets pitches on the outer half of the plate, where he can extend his hands and let his natural power take over. There’s a real hole on the inner half, but when he makes contact he has the sort of raw power to leave any ballpark from foul pole to foul pole. He’s no longer a plus runner, but he’s a solid athlete with enough arm strength to play either corner—though most of his time has been spent in left field at FSU.
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