Fantasy Baseball: Everth Cabrera Has Keeper League Potential

Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIJuly 29, 2009

PHOENIX - JULY 08:  Everth Cabrera #1 of the San Diego Padres waits to bat deck during the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 8, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Padres 6-2.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Does your fantasy team need a backup shortstop, who has Keeper League potential, and can be a good source for stolen bases?

If so, you might want to take a look at the San Diego Padres' shortstop, the 22-year-old Everth Cabrera.

I know it’s hard to believe any Padres’ position player besides Adrian Gonzalez has any fantasy value, but Cabrera is hitting .259 with four triples, 13 SB’s, and has a .342 OBP in 42 games.

The 13 SB’s is not a surprise because Cabrera stole 73 bases in 121 games for Single-A Asheville. This kid can fly.

I see a lot of Rafael Furcal in Cabrera, so he might be worth the pickup.


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