Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
2 weeks ago

Cabrera went 2-for-2 with a walk and three runs scored in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets' offense exploded against Adam Wainwright and Luke Weaver in this one, putting up 14 runs in the first three innings, and Cabrera was able to circle the bases every time he came to the plate. He's enjoying the best spring training of his career so far, slashing .355/.412/.710 in 31 at-bats with three homers.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
2 weeks ago

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, his third shot of the spring, in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets continue to launch homers like they're playing in the this desert air of the Cactus League, and three-quarters of their starting infield went yard in this one. Cabrera's now hitting .304/.360/.739 through 23 spring at-bats, and appears more than ready for Opening Day.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
1 month ago

Cabrera went 1-for-3 in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, leading off with a home run off Joe Musgrove for his first hit of the spring.

EDGE Analysis

He isn't likely to be the leadoff hitter come Opening Day, now that Jose Reyes seems set to replace David Wright (shoulder) at third base, but Cabrera should still have a prime spot in the batting order in 2017 after posting a career-high .810 OPS last season.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
1 month ago

Cabrera will get consideration as the Mets' leadoff hitter this season on days when Jose Reyes isn't in the lineup, The New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

He primarily hit second for the Mets last season, but in his career Cabrera has hit .286/.321/.410 in 315 at-bats from the top of the order. With Reyes stuck in a super-utility role, the team will need someone else to hit leadoff in their standard starting eight, and if Cabrera can maintain the .336 OBP he posted in 2016, he could prove to be the best man for the job, potentially giving him a few more run-scoring opportunities but costing him some RBI when he hits behind the pitcher.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
1 month ago

Cabrera says he is completely healthy heading into spring training after dealing with a strained patellar tendon last season, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera also said he would decline a WBC invitation from Venezuela if asked to fill in for the injured Freddy Galvis. The veteran infielder had a productive first year with the Mets, batting .280 and posting an OPS of .810. Now healthy and free to spend the entirety of spring training with the Mets, expect continued consistency from the 31-year-old in 2017.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
2 months ago

Cabrera announced Tuesday that he will not play for Team Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, Jesus Ponte of Venezuela's Diario Meridiano (Venezuela) reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera said Tuesday that he was under the impression he would be selected for a spot on the team after talking to Team Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel, but was left off the roster nonetheless by general manager Carlos Guillen. The 31-year-old slashed .280/.336/.474 in addition to hitting 23 home runs with the Mets last season. His absence from the World Baseball Classic will presumably free him up to spend all of spring training with New York, where he will prepare for another season as their starting shortstop.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
2 months ago

Cabrera, who elected not to have surgery on his left knee this offseason, says he's feeling great as he prepares to play for Venezuela in the WBC, The NY Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

He played some winter ball games over the past month without any issues, so barring a setback during the WBC, Cabrera's knee should be fine for Opening Day. The 31-year-old had a strong first season with the Mets in 2016, posting a career-high .810 OPS, but could find himself losing some playing time at shortstop to Jose Reyes as manager Terry Collins tries to juggle the pieces in a stacked infield.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
6 months ago

Cabrera (knee) will not need to undergo surgery to address a strained patellar tendon, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera was slowed at the end of the year by the knee ailment -- though it didn't force him to miss any significant playing time -- and went for an evaluation Monday to determine how to proceed. The shortstop will apparently be able to avoid going under the knife and has elected to attempt to rehab over the offseason in an attempt to get back to full health in time for the start of spring training.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
6 months ago

Cabrera will visit doctors in the offseason to discuss options for his injured left knee, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera played through the issue this season but will get a second look at it now that the Mets' season has come to a close. The veteran shortstop managed to improve his numbers from the past few seasons in 2016, posting a .280/.336/.474 batting line with 23 home runs (second-highest total), 62 RBI and five stolen bases. He remains under contract with New York through 2018 and will look to be healthy when spring training rolls around in March.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
6 months ago

Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, his 23rd home run of the season, in Sunday's 17-0 rout of the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

It was his third homer in the last five games, and Cabrera's knee won't be an issue if all he needs to do is keep trotting around the bases. The shortstop's now slashing .337/.409/.651 through 82 at-bats in September with six home runs, 15 RBI and 16 runs scored, helping to fuel the Mets' wild card push.