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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder | #53

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYY
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Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored but his team fell to the Mariners on Saturday.
He led off the White Sox' portion of the first inning by swatting a solo homer off Felix Hernandez. In his next at-bat he laced an RBI single. Cabrera is having a productive season in fantasy terms, wielding a .290 batting average with 11 home runs, 50 runs scored and 53 RBI. He has yet to steal a base this year. Jul 15 - 11:29 PM

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Melky Cabrera swatted a two-run homer and a game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

Cabrera took Daniel Gossett deep in the third inning to get the scoring going. He was retired in his next three plate appearances but then knotted things up with a two-out, two-strike RBI single in the top of the ninth. Unfortunately for the Pale Hose, the A's then walked it off in the bottom of the frame.
Jul 4 - 7:21 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two walks in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

The Melk Man put the White Sox out in front with a solo home run off Tyson Ross with one out in the first inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season and bumped his RBI total to 47. He has picked up three extra-base hits in his last three games and is slashing .285/.335/.410 for the campaign as a whole.
Jul 2 - 6:17 PM

Melky Cabrera led the White Sox past the Rangers with a walk-off two-run double in Friday’s 8-7 win.

Alen Hanson brought the White Sox within one run against Matt Bush before Cabrera doubled into the right field corner. Hanson just beat the throw home to give Chicago the victory. Cabrera went 2-for-5 with two runs scored on the night and is batting .281/.328/.395 with eight homers and 46 RBI through 76 games.
Jul 1 - 1:39 AM

Melky Cabrera drove in a run with an RBI single Saturday in the White Sox’s loss to the Athletics.

It was Cabrera’s lone hit and one of only five on the afternoon for the A’s, who lost by an embarrassing 10-2 margin. Cabrera has fared reasonably well for Chicago this year, batting a respectable .279 with seven homers and 41 RBI. He’s done a nice job this month, hitting .314 over 86 June at-bats.
Jun 24 - 7:19 PM

Melky Cabrera had a three-run homer and a two-run double Friday to lead the White Sox to an 11-4 win over the Blue Jays.

Cabrera is batting .355 with five homers and 21 RBI in his last 23 games, taking his OPS from .595 to .731. He doesn't project to be more than a fringe mixed-league outfielder going forward, but he has been a nice asset of late.
Jun 16 - 11:36 PM

Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in Monday's victory over the Orioles.

Cabrera entered the day with terrific career numbers against O's starter Wade Miley and added to his resume in this one. His bat has perked up in recent weeks and he's now hitting .275/.328/.382 with six homers and 33 RBI.
Jun 12 - 11:43 PM

Melky Cabrera finished 3-for-5 with an RBI in Saturday's game in Cleveland.

Cabrera has three straight multi-hit games, and he has two or more hits in seven of his past 12 outings, raising his average from .249 to .269 just since May 27. While he has managed just extra-base hit through eight games in June, he is now up to 33 RBI across 227 at-bats.
Jun 11 - 12:32 AM

Melky Cabrera's bat stayed red-hot Monday, as he ripped a three-run homer and had an RBI single in a win over the Red Sox.

David Price got through his first two innings of 2017 in scoreless fashion, but he issued a pair of one-out walks in the third and Cabrera made him pay with a blast over the left field wall. Cabrera then plated the winning run in the seventh inning with an infield single. The veteran outfielder got off to a rotten start this season but is now batting .327 with four dingers and 14 RBI over his last 13 games.
May 29 - 6:17 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

Cabrera mashed a solo homer off Jordan Zimmermann with one out in the third inning, his fifth home run of the season. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .354/.308/.370 and has driven in 26 runs across 181 at-bats.
May 28 - 5:44 PM

Melky Cabrera blasted a three-run homer on Friday, powering the White Sox to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Tigers.

Cabrera's three-run shot in the eighth inning capped off the scoring in the ballgame. He also added an RBI single in the sixth inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and four RBI. For the season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .251/.301/.357 with four homers and 25 RBI.
May 27 - 2:58 AM

Melky Cabrera went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday as the White Sox lost to the Diamondbacks.

The 32-year-old outfielder is now batting just .234/.285/.310 in 40 games this season for Chicago. Melky batted .296/.345/.455 in 151 games last season.
May 23 - 12:21 AM

Melky Cabrera finished 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 16-1 victory in Seattle.

The switch-hitting veteran has hit safely in seven of the past eight games while driving in nine runs over his past 10 outings. Cabrera remains a helpful fantasy option in most AL-only and deeper mixed formats despite a mediocre .238 overall average.
May 21 - 3:03 AM

Melky Cabrera delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single as part of an eight-run uprising in the eighth inning of a comeback victory over the Padres.

Cabrera's two-run single gave the White Sox a 4-3 lead. For the most part, he has struggled at the plate this season, slashing just .234/.287/.315 with two homers and 16 RBI. Hopefully this game-winning knock is just when he needs to get back on track.
May 14 - 5:52 PM

Melky Cabrera hit a three-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

The homer, off Twins starter Phil Hughes in the fifth inning, pulled the Sox to within a run, but it was as close as they would get. The dinger was Cabrera's only hit in five at-bats on the night. The outfielder has just two homers in total this year as it's been a rough start to the 2017 season, batting just .235/.291/.322 in 29 games overall.
May 12 - 12:44 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Leury Garcia
3Alen Hanson
4Adam Engel
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Derek Holland
5Dylan Covey
6Mike Pelfrey
7David Holmberg
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tyler Clippard
2Anthony Swarzak
3Dan Jennings
4Chris Beck
5Jake Petricka
6Juan Minaya
7Gregory Infante
8Nate Jones
9Zach Putnam