Melky Cabrera #53 - LF


  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1984/08/11
  • POB: Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.
  • Height: 5-10 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/L
  • MLB Seasons: 9
  • Signed by NY Yankees in 2001.
  • Current Status: Finger surgery, 15-day DL, 15-day DL
Year to date1395688117135316734367622.301.351.458.809
On Pace146597851803731777457062-.301.351.458.809

Scouting Report

AssetsA 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.
FlawsLacks 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.
Career potentialSolid, versatile outfielder who plays great defense.

Honours and Awards

2012Named to the All-Star Game
2012All-Star Game - Most Valuable Player

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/08Finger surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to September 6th, 2014).
2014/09/06Finger surgery, remainder of the regular season.
2014/05/02Missed 1 game (shin injury).
2014/05/01Shin injury, day-to-day.
2013/10/31Missed the last 54 regular season games (left knee injury).
2013/09/03Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left knee injury).
2013/08/01Left knee injury, 15-day DL.
2013/07/21Missed 18 games (left knee tendinitis).
2013/06/27Left knee tendinitis, 15-day DL.
2012/11/16Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays to a two-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/10/12Missed the last 45 regular season games (suspended by mlb).
2012/10/06Did not make the San Francisco Giants playoff roster.
2012/08/15Suspended by the MLB for 50 games.
2012/07/17Missed 1 game (paternity leave list).
2012/07/15Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2012/06/12Missed 3 games (right hamstring injury).
2012/06/08Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2012/01/17Re-signed by the San Francisco Giants to a one-year contract.
2011/11/07Acquired from the Kansas City Royals.
2010/12/10Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2010/10/18Released by the Atlanta Braves.
2010/01/14Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2009/12/22Acquired from the New York Yankees.
2009/11/04Missed the last playoff game (hamstring).
2009/11/02Hamstring, day-to-day.
2009/06/01Missed 4 games (right shoulder injury).
2009/05/27Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2009/01/20Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.
2008/09/05Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2008/08/15Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2008/03/14Suspended by the MLB for 3 games.
2008/03/04Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.
2007/03/12Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.
2006/05/09Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2006/03/19Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2005/07/18Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2005/07/07Contract purchased from Columbus (AAA).


2012/11/16Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.
2011/11/07San Francisco Giants traded Ryan Verdugo and Jonathan Sanchez to the Kansas City Royals for Melky Cabrera.
2010/12/10Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals.
2009/12/22Atlanta Braves traded Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan to the New York Yankees for Melky Cabrera, Mike Dunn and Arodys Vizcaino.
2001/11/13Signed as a nondrafted free agent by the New York Yankees.

Career Stats

2013New HampshireAA31114001201100.364.364.6361.000
2012San FranciscoNL113459841592510116036631354.346.390.516.906
2011Kansas CityAL1556581022014451887359420103.305.339.470.809
2009NY YankeesAL15448566133281136843591023.274.336.416.752
2008NY YankeesAL129414421031218372958924.249.301.341.642
2007NY YankeesAL1505456614924887343681354.273.327.391.718
2006NY YankeesAL1304607512926275056591252.280.360.391.751
2005NY YankeesAL61914000002000.
2004Battle CreekA4217135571630161523721.333.383.462.845
2003Staten IslandA67279347910223123361353.283.345.355.700


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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