Latest Update Blue Jays have begun contract talks with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera Thu Oct, 23, 02:30 PM
A consistent switch-hitter from both sides of the plate, he lines the ball into the gaps with regularity. Is an outstanding defensive outfielder with a strong, accurate arm.
Flaws: : Lacks consistency from year to year, so he needs to continue to make adjustments to pitchers. Could stand to become a little more assertive at the plate. Is prone to injury.
Cabrera was having a very good season for the Blue Jays before breaking his hand after getting hit by a pitch which required season ending surgery. On the year Melky hit .301 with 81 runs, 16 home runs, 73 RBI and six stolen bases over 139 games. Melky will likely going into next season with high expectations and solid fantasy value depending on where he ends up.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Cabrera continues to seek out that big payday and will chase dollars no matter what city it leads him towards. Hopefully those general managers who run teams in pitcher-friendly ballparks won't be blinded by Rogers Center-induced numbers.Analyst: Howard Bender
It looks liek the Jays are sticking with Cabrera in left field moving forward. For that kind of money, you can expect that he'll start and not worry about any sort of a platoon.Analyst: Howard Bender
So Melky will now sit until close to the final week of the season and depending on how the finger heals and his ability to grip and swing a bat, it might even be for the duration of the season. He can be dropped in all formats.Analyst: Howard Bender