Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55
Signed for $100,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2015, Cabrera has become the best prospect from the Marlins' crop of international talent that summer. He's still more thrower than pitcher but made strides during his full-season debut in 2018 after missing part of the previous season with a forearm strain.
Cabrera boasts a lively 93-97 mph fastball that has reached triple digits, though he has difficulty commanding it at higher velocities. He throws a hard breaking ball in the 82-85 mph range that's more slider than curveball but lacks consistency at times. He also shows flashes of a solid changeup though it's often too firm to be truly effective.
Miami has handled Cabrera with care because he has as much upside as any pitcher in the system, and his 100 1/3 innings last year were a career high. To reach his ceiling, he'll have to do a better job of locating his pitches and improve his secondary offerings. If he can't, he still could be a late-inning reliever.
Miami Marlins selected the contract of RHP Edward Cabrera from Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp activated RHP Edward Cabrera from the 7-day injured list.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp placed RHP Edward Cabrera on the 7-day injured list.
RHP Edward Cabrera assigned to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp from Jupiter Hammerheads.
Jupiter Hammerheads activated RHP Edward Cabrera from the 7-day injured list.
Jupiter Hammerheads placed RHP Edward Cabrera on the 7-day injured list.
RHP Edward Cabrera assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads from Marlins Extended Spring Training.
RHP Edward Cabrera assigned to Marlins Extended Spring Training from Clinton LumberKings.
Edward Cabrera roster status changed by Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Greensboro Grasshoppers placed RHP Edward Cabrera on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 29, 2018.
RHP Edward Cabrera assigned to Greensboro Grasshoppers from Batavia Muckdogs.
Batavia Muckdogs activated RHP Edward Cabrera from the 60-day disabled list.
Batavia Muckdogs placed RHP Edward Cabrera on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to August 26, 2017. Right forearm strain.
RHP Edward Cabrera assigned to Batavia Muckdogs from GCL Marlins.
RHP Edward Cabrera assigned to GCL Marlins.
Miami Marlins signed free agent P Edward Cabrera to a minor league contract.