San Francisco Giants
2014 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.286
Name  Melky Cabrera
Born  8/11/1984
Height  6-0
Weight  200
Number  53
Position  LF
Bats  S
Throws  L
7/20/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Rangers.
Insight: Cabrera has hit .350 in July, but he hadn't homered since June 19 prior to Sunday. His power comes and goes, but he's a very good all-around fantasy option.
 
6/29/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is not in Sunday's starting lineup against left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Cabrera has batted .300 with 11 homers and 42 RBI this season, but is just a .261 hitter against southpaws in 2014 so he'll sit for Darin Mastroianni.
 
Hot6/24/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera has gone 5-for-11 with two homers against Yankees starter David Phelps.
Insight: Cabrera has batted .316 with seven homers against right-handers this season and has had multiple hits in five of his last six games. He's a good option Tuesday.
 
Cold6/15/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera has gone 5-for-27 (.185) in his last seven games, but he's had success in the past against O's starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: Cabrera has collected seven hits, including two doubles and a homer, in 19 at-bats (.368) against Tillman, who will start Sunday versus Toronto.
 
6/4/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera came into Wednesday's game with huge numbers against Tigers starter Rick Porcello and went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two RBI and three runs in Toronto's 8-2 win.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .309 with nine homers, 32 RBI, 40 runs, four steals and an .841 OPS this season.
 
6/4/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is a career .471 hitter (8-for-17) against Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: Two of Cabrera's hits against Porcello were doubles and he's only struck out once against him in 17 tries. With Cabrera (8 HR, 30 RBI, .817 OPS), Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion all possessing lifetime batting averages greater than .400 against Porcello, it could be a big night for the first-place Blue Jays' offense.
 
Hot6/3/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is a career .556 hitter (10-for-19) against Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: Though all 10 hits against Sanchez were singles, we like to think if he's on base a lot the Blue Jays big boppers will knock him in. Cabrera has hit .308 this season with eight homers, 30 RBI and 37 runs.
 
Hot6/1/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera has battered Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie in their previous meetings.
Insight: Cabrera has hit .351 with five doubles, a triple and a home run in 37 at-bats against Guthrie. It's safe to say fantasy owners shouldn't use Guthrie on Sunday, as the right-hander has been crushed by most of the players in Toronto's lineup.
 
Hot5/26/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI Monday against the Rays.
Insight: Cabrera is second in the majors to Astros second baseman Jose Altuve with 69 hits. He's batting .322 with eight home runs, 28 RBI, 34 runs, an .880 OPS and four steals in 214 at-bats, a dramatic improvement from 2013.
 
Hot5/23/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Hot hitting Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is a career .409 hitter (9-for-22) against Oakland left-hander Melky Cabrera.
Insight: Cabrera leads the league in hits (64) and total bases (104). He's batting .320 with eight homers, 23 RBI and 33 runs scored. Start him in this favorable matchup.
 
Hot5/20/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera had four hits, including a pair of doubles and a homer, two RBI and three runs Tuesday at Boston.
Insight: Cabrera entered the game hitting .254 with one homer in May, but he got his season average up to .323 and his OPS to .877 Tuesday. He's back to being a fantasy force after a down year in 2013. Now, fantasy owners will just have to hope he's doing it clean.
 
Hot5/13/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera plays like a Hall of Famer when facing Cleveland Tuesday starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: He's a career .556 hitter (15-for-27) against the Indians right-hander. With an AL-leading .333 batting average, Cabrera should continue to dominate this matchup and is a must-start.
 
5/8/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera hasn't had success against Philadelphia starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: With a .329 average, six homers, 14 RBI, 22 runs, three steals and an .894 OPS, Cabrera is putting up numbers reminiscent of 2012, when he made the All-Star team before being suspended for testosterone use. However, he's just 3-for-24 (.125) against Burnett, Thursday's opposing starter.
 
5/4/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: With a .336 average, six homers, 14 RBI, 19 runs, three steals and a .924 OPS, Cabrera is putting up numbers reminiscent of 2012, when he made the All-Star team before being suspended for testosterone use. He had a .279 average and three home runs in 88 games last year.
 
5/2/2014 4:11:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (.342, 5 HR, 11 RBI) is in Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: He missed yesterday's game with a bruised shin. Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in his absence.
 
5/2/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (.342, 5 HR, 11 RBI) is probable for Friday's game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: He was hit in the shin with a pitch and missed Thursday's game, but X-rays were negative and he should return. Just-brought-up Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in his absence.
 
5/1/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is not in Thursday's starting lineup after taking a pitch off his shin on Wednesday night.
Insight: X-rays were negative. Anthony Gose (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will start in left field tonight against Kansas City.
 
5/1/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is doubtful for Thursday's game against Kansas City after taking a Yordano Ventura pitch off his left shin.
Insight: X-rays were negative. Cabrera has been very good this spring, batting .347 with five homers, 11 RBI and 18 runs scored andf looking like the guy we remember pre-suspension.
 
4/18/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went ballistic Friday in a 3-2 win over Cleveland.
Insight: Cabrera delivered four hits in the victory, raising his season average from .301 to .333 in the process. All four of his hits were singles.
 
Hot4/18/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera is a .500 hitter (11-for-22) versus Indians starter Justin Masterson, who has not yet found his groove in 2014.
Insight: Cabrera is off to a huge start, batting .301 with four homers and an .841 OPS through his first 16 games. He's got a favorable matchup against a struggling pitcher (5.87 ERA, 1.696 WHIP). Start him.