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Cabrera can really hit. The lefty has a sweet swing, with his bat staying through the zone for a long time and he has excellent barrel control, making him one of the best pure hitters in the high school draft class. He uses the whole field well and shows solid pitch recognition. Because his swing is geared more for line drives than loft, it's less than a sure bet that he'll end up developing his raw power into home runs in games. All of that makes him a tough call to buy out his Louisiana State commitment. Cabrera projects as a corner outfielder in pro ball because of his below-average speed. Cabrera is actually a quite accomplished high school pitcher, but his arm plays as only average in the outfield. Cabrera has excellent baseball instincts, a long track record of success both at the plate and on the mound and an above-average bat. But his future success will revolve around how much power he can eventually generate.