Gustavo Cabrera | CF, 17 yo, 6-2, 190, BR, TR | IFA 2012 DR | (DSL) 54 G, 229 PA, .247/.379/.360, .739 OPS, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 21 SB, 7 CS, 30 BB, 54 K
I know I may be in the minority in moving Cabrera nearly off the list. For what it’s worth, he was in my top 10 before suffering a severe wrist injury in a freak accident in the Dominican Republic in late October. Now, he’s probably looking at a lost season, much like fellow promising 2012 international signee Nathanael Javier. Until we see Gustavo back on the field, I just can’t give him a high placement… but I don’t want folks to think I’ve forgotten about him either. If and when Cabrera is healthy, he’s one of the only legitimate 5-tool prospects in the organization. After a slow start, he hit .314 with 2 HR and 11 SB in 26 second-half games this year. He also showed off his CF cannon with 5 outfield assists. The injury hurts his stock for the moment, but age is still on his side.
They said it: “Cabrera…has dazzled scouts with his bat speed, hitting mechanics, range on defense and raw power in games and showcases during the past year.” ~ Jesse Sanchez, MLB.com
Cabrera Video: (Holy bat speed!)