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Sunday, November 22, 2009
as of 2008, everth cabrera was a slick fielding 21 year old second baseman playing for the colorado rockies’ low A affiliate. in december of 2008, he was selected by the padres in the rule 5 draft, and by june he had taken over as san diego’s everyday SS.
first, let’s talk about defense. most prominently,there’s the errors. as i said, he played 2B in 2008, so i guess it’s to be expected, but a .951 fielding % has got to be improved upon for him to stick as an everyday player. the only other fielding metric that i like (RZR on the hardball times stat page) says that cabrera was average at best with regards to range. the elevated OOZ count probably indicates that he’s got some upside to his range, but he just didn’t make enough plays to be anything more than mediocre.
as for his bat, well, he can run.
and to be fair, he can take a walk. and if he can adjust to the major league level, he may be able to hit .300. so, if he can do that last thing, a reasonable line for him might be .300/.375/.390. so, basically a 2009 marco scutaro, or if he can add some pop, a poor man’s derek jeter. yeah, i just said that.
however, unlike scutaro, cabrera can run. he led all of affiliated baseball in SBs in 2008, with 73, and in 438 plate appearances for SD in 2009, he stole 25 bases at a 76% clip. and this was having not taken a single at bat above A+ prior to this season. and he only had 20 or so above low A.
so, i want to start the discussion by focusing on two areas:
1) will he improve enough defensively to stick at SS?
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