Cleveland Indians
2014 Avg.
.246
 
Career Avg.
.270
Name  Asdrubal Cabrera
Born  11/13/1985
Height  6-0
Weight  180
Number  0
Position  2B
Bats  S
Throws  R
7/31/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: The Indians traded shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
Insight: Cabrera will take over as the starting second baseman, pushing Danny Espinosa to the bench. He's hitting just .246 with nine home runs, 40 RBI, seven steals and a .691 OPS this year. He could be a decent add in NL-only leagues, but you can do better at shortstop in standard formats. The trade opens up a spot for Cleveland's top prospect, shortstop Francisco Lindor, who could be up in a few weeks after he gets some experience in Triple-A.
 
7/27/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Cabrera left Monday's game with back spasms and sat out the past five games. He's hitting .247 with nine homers, 39 RBI, 52 runs and seven steals this season.
 
7/26/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (back) has missed the last four games and is out again for Saturday's game.
Insight: Cabrera left Monday's game with back spasms. He's not much more then a fill-in shortstop for fantasy owners, batting .247 with a .699 OPS, but he has scored 52 runs and knocked in 39 and has been the subject of trade talks.
 
7/24/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (back) has missed the last three games and is out again for Thursday's game against Kansas City.
Insight: Cabrera left Monday's game with back spasms. He's not much more then a fill-in shortstop for fantasy owners, batting .247 with a .699 OPS, but he has scored 52 runs and knocked in 39.
 
7/24/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (back) has missed the last three games and is questionable for Thursday's game against Kansas City.
Insight: Cabrera left Monday's game with back spasms. He's not much more then a fill-in shortstop for fantasy owners, batting .247 with a .699 OPS, but he has scored 52 runs and knocked in 39.
 
7/22/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Cabrera left Monday's game with back spasms. Mike Aviles is starting in his place Tuesday against the Twins.
 
7/21/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday's game with back spasms, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Cabrera went 0-for-1 before leaving the game and is batting .247 with nine home runs, 39 RBI and seven steals this season.
 
7/18/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run since June 20 Friday against the Tigers.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't come close to matching his 25-homer, 17-steal 2011 season. He's on pace for 15 home runs and 12 steals this year.
 
6/30/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is a career .087 hitter (2-for-23) against Dodgers starter Dan Haren.
Insight: The switch-hitting shortstop is putting up decent numbers considering he's only batting .248. He's hit eight homers, knocked in 33 runs and scored 46 times. Not great fantasy statistics, but worthy of fill-in status when needed. Don't use him on Monday in the unfavorable matchup.
 
6/22/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 in Saturday's loss to Detroit.
Insight: Six of Cabrera's 30 RBI this season have come in the past five games. The switch-hitting shortstop is tied with Michael Brantley for the team lead in at bats with 272.
 
6/20/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has hit two home runs in his last four games and four homers in June.
Insight: Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Friday against the Tigers. He's hitting .251 with eight home runs, 29 RBI, 43 runs, five steals and a .732 OPS, good numbers for a fantasy shortstop.
 
Cold5/26/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera wasn't in the lineup Sunday against Baltimore (he pinch hit), but is in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cabrera is in Monday's lineup, but given a 1-for-13 (.077) history against Jose Quintana should not be started.
 
5/26/2014 6:26:00 AM
Description: Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera wasn't in the lineup Sunday against Baltimore, but ended up pinch hitting.
Insight: Justin Sellers (.200, 0 HR, 1 RBI) was getting the starts at shortstop, but Cabrera should return to the lineup, perhaps as early as Monday.
 
5/25/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera isn't in the lineup Sunday against Baltimore. SOURCE: Roch Kubatko, MASN
Insight: It's the third game he's missed with a sore toe. Justin Sellers (.250, 0 HR, 0 RBI) is getting the start at shortstop.
 
5/24/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Baltimore because of a sore right foot.
Insight: Cabrera also missed Friday night's game. He's been hot lately, batting .300 over his last 10 games.
 
5/17/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera should probably get Saturday off as he's 0-for-12 with four stikeouts versus Oakland starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Cabrera has been hot lately, batting .340 over the past 12 games to raise his average to .261, but fantasy owners should avoid this matchup.
 
Hot5/13/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Batters usually either love or hate facing a knuckleball pitcher and Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera appears to love it when batting against Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Cabrera faced Dickey six times and has taken him deep twice among three extra base hits. The Indians shortstop appears to be coming out of his slow start, batting .476 over his last five games with a pair of homers. His fantasy owners should love this matchup.
 
5/8/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had four hits, including two doubles and a home run, three RBI and two runs Thursday against the Twins.
Insight: Cabrera's average dipped to .205 after he went 5-for-37 (.135) from April 25 to May 6, but he's gone 6-for-9 his last two games. The 28-year-old's home run total declined in each of the last two seasons.
 
4/23/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is having a pretty awful season (.205, 1 HR, 5 RBI in 20 games) but he could be worth a look Wednesday against Kansas City left-hander Jason Vargas.
Insight: He's hitting .500 against him in ten career at bats. Two of those five hits went for extra bases so this matchup does have potential. Cabrera still has time to turn things around this season but the clock is ticking.
 
4/2/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is hitless in nine at-bats against Oakland starter Scott Kazmir. He's struck out three times.
Insight: This is the first of a day-night doubleheader after Tuesday night's rainout. Cabrera owners are hoping for a return to 2011 production levels (.273, 87 runs, 25 HR, 92 RBI, .792 OPS), but its more likely that what we have seen the past two seasons is what we will see this year as well (.257, 68 runs, 15 HR, 66 RBI, .732 OPS).