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Melky Cabrera had a great case for winning NL MVP. Then, he was brought down for testosterone use, and his season was over.
Because of the testosterone use, he will fall down draft boards. However, I'm telling you why you should draft him, and why "reaching" for him would be just fine. Cabrera hit .346 before his suspension, in 501 trips to the plate.
501 trips is a pretty nice sample of how good a player is, even if the player was busted for drug use. However, I don't think the testosterone affected him much, as he got on base a lot with well-struck line drives that came because of good hitting. Melky belted 11 homers, so don't expect a lot from him in terms of home runs. However, he could be a decent RBI guy and a major run-scorer.
The Bill James Projection System forecasts a .295 batting average for Cabrera, combined with 88 runs and 75 RBI. By no means are those bad numbers, and if he gets passed over and falls deep into a draft, he will be a major steal.
Don't be fooled by Cabrera's suspension: he is a very valuable player, for fantasy and for the Blue Jays. He will either be setting the table for Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion while hitting after Jose Reyes, meaning he will score a lot, or he will be hitting behind Encarnacion and Bautista, meaning he will drive in a lot of runs.
Whatever the case, Cabrera will score a lot and drive in a lot of runs. And, because of his suspension, he will be a huge fantasy bargain.