Asdrubal Cabrera, Shortstop, New York Mets


Date of Birth: 11/13/1985
Birthplace: Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
Current Salary: $8,250,000

Asdrubal Cabrera, shortstop for the New York Mets, was originally with the Seattle Mariners, playing in their minor league system from 2004-2006. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians at the end of June, 2006, and he spent his first year with the Indians in the minor leagues.

In 2007, Cabrera played in 45 games, primarily at second base, with the Indians. The following season, he batted .259 with 91 hits, 20 doubles, and 47 RBIs in 114 games. On May 12, 2008, he made an unassisted triple play. He played most of the season at second base, making 281 assists, 202 putouts, 83 double plays, and 3 errors in 94 games.

Cabrera became a shortstop for the Indians in 2009, playing in 100 games with them that year. The following season, he had a broken forearm and he played in just 97 games.

The 2011 season was Cabrera's best one. That year, he won a Silver Slugger award and batted .273 with career highs in hits (165), home runs (25), and RBIs (92) in 151 games.

In February, 2012, the Indians and Cabrera agreed to a one-year, $4.55 million contract. Two months later, they signed a two-year, $16.5 million contract extension that includes a one-year club option. In 2013, he batted .242 with 123 hits, 35 doubles, 14 home runs, and 64 RBIs in 136 games.

On July 31, 2014, Cabrera was traded to the Washington Nationals. He finished the 2014 season with 133 hits, 31 double, 61 RBIs, and a .241 batting average in 97 games with the Indians and 49 games with the Nationals. He had 15 at-bats in 4 games in the postseason and he had 3 hits, 1 double, 1 home run, and 2 RBIs.

Cabrera signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on December 30, 2014. He finished the 2015 season with 134 hits, 28 doubles, 15 home runs, 58 RBIs, and a .265 batting average. As a shortstop, he made 284 assists, 51 double plays, 150 putouts, and 9 errors in 136 games.

Cabrera signed a two-year, $16.5 million contract with the Mets on December 9, 2015. He had a good 2016 season, batting .280 with 146 hits, 30 doubles, 23 home runs, and 62 RBIs in 141 games. Defensively, as the Mets' shortstop in 135 games, he made 329 assists, 77 double plays, 175 putouts, and 7 errors.

Career batting statistics for Cabrera through 2016 include:

  • 1,247 games played
  • 1,253 hits
  • 278 doubles
  • 125 home runs
  • 83 stolen bases
  • 571 RBIs
  • 905 strikeouts to 386 walks
  • .269 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Cabrera at shortstop through 2016 include:

  • 1,002 games played
  • 2,615 assists
  • 602 double plays
  • 1,396 putouts
  • 99 errors
  • .976 fielding percentage

Personal Life

Cabrera and his wife Lismar have one son.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Asdrubal Cabrera
ESPN - Asdrubal Cabrera