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Daniel Cabrera

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Daniel Cabrera
Name: Daniel Reed Cabrera
Born: Sep 5, 1998 in Baton Rouge, LA
College: Louisiana State
High School: Parkview Baptist HS, Baton Rouge
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 196 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (62nd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2020 (signed for $1,210,000)
Scouts have been infatuated with Cabrera’s swing since his prep days at Parkview Baptist High in Baton Rouge. Known for his standout barrel control, bat path and all-fields line drives in high school, Cabrera started to tap into more power over three years at Louisiana State, highlighted by a 12-homer campaign in 2019. Cabrera’s swing is simple and easy. Like his prep days, he’s still capable of hitting the ball to all fields, which has helped him stay consistent. While his raw power is more above-average than plus, and mostly to the pull side, he’s the sort of hitter scouts believe will tap into everything he has during games. His power numbers were more suppressed last summer in the wood-bat Cape Cod League, so how his power transfers to a wood bat in pro ball is a question. Cabrera is a corner outfielder only and will likely be no more than average defensively there, and probably fits best in left field. Because of that, there’s more pressure on his bat, but he’s one of the college hitters scouts generally feel comfortable about moving forward. He could sneak into the back of the first round or go at some point in the second.
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