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Genesis Cabrera

Genesis Cabrera

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 190 | Age: 23
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 2 4.87 13 2 1 20.1 19 1.67
1 Season 0 2 4.87 13 2 1 20.1 19 1.67
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 13 0-2 4.87 20.1 19 1.67
1 Season 13 0-2 4.87 20.1 19 1.67

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 STL NL 99 0 2 4.87 13 2 1 20.1 23 16 11 2 11 19 1.67
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Curveball: 45 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 40 | Overall: 45

Signed by the Rays for $34,000 in November 2013 out of the Dominican Republic, Cabrera reached full-season ball three years later and earned midseason All-Star honors in the Class A Midwest League. He reached Double-A for the first time as a 20-year-old in '17, following a strong showing in the Florida State League, and he was having a solid campaign in his return to the Southern League when the Cardinals acquired him as part of the Tommy Pham deal at the 2018 non-waiver Trade Deadline. After finishing the season in Triple-A, Cabrera dominated as a reliever in the Dominican Winter League, posting a 0.63 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings for Tigres del Licey.

Cabrera has added strength to his wiry frame and had his stuff tick up as a result. The left-hander generates easy velocity with his quick arm, sitting in the mid 90s and bumping 98 mph with his fastball. His slider registers in the upper 80s, thrown with late, short slicing action that gives it a cutter-like feel at times, and he also throws a changeup that is effective against right-handed hitters. His curveball is below average and represents a distant fourth pitch. Though his stuff can be electric, Cabrera struggles to throw strikes at times because he has a violent delivery that makes his over-the-top arm slot difficult to repeat.

Whether Cabrera can refine his delivery enough to improve his control -- 4.6 BB/9 in 2018; 3.7 BB/9 in his career -- will determine if he remains a starter. The Cardinals will continue to develop him in that role, but as a lefty with a big fastball and a swing-and-miss breaking ball, Cabrera's appeal as a potential bullpen asset is undeniable.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 372 67 4 6.0 87.0 14.6 .266 .433 .332 .343 .373 31.3 19.2 11.1
ALL 372 67 4 6.0 87.0 14.6 .266 .433 .332 .343 .373 31.3 19.2 11.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/19/2019 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Tigres del Licey.
08/31/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled LHP Genesis Cabrera from Memphis Redbirds.
07/27/2019 Memphis Redbirds activated LHP Genesis Cabrera from the 7-day injured list.
07/18/2019 Memphis Redbirds placed LHP Genesis Cabrera on the 7-day injured list retroactive to July 16, 2019.
06/25/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned LHP Genesis Cabrera to Memphis Redbirds.
06/24/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned LHP Genesis Cabrera to Memphis Redbirds.
06/13/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Genesis Cabrera from Memphis Redbirds.
06/05/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned LHP Genesis Cabrera to Memphis Redbirds.
05/29/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Genesis Cabrera from Memphis Redbirds.
03/09/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned LHP Genesis Cabrera to Memphis Redbirds.
01/02/2019 Tigres del Licey placed LHP Genesis Cabrera on the reserve list.
11/20/2018 St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of Genesis Cabrera from Memphis Redbirds.
10/13/2018 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Tigres del Licey.
09/02/2018 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
07/31/2018 St. Louis Cardinals traded CF Tommy Pham and Future Considerations to Tampa Bay Rays for RF Justin Williams, LHP Genesis Cabrera and RHP Roel Ramirez.
07/31/2018 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Springfield Cardinals.
10/13/2017 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Tigres del Licey.
06/26/2017 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
04/04/2017 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
09/07/2016 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from GCL Rays.
09/02/2016 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to GCL Rays from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
04/05/2016 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Princeton Rays.
10/03/2015 Princeton Rays activated LHP Genesis Cabrera from the temporarily inactive list.
07/27/2015 Princeton Rays placed LHP Genesis Cabrera on the temporarily inactive list.
05/28/2015 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to Princeton Rays from DSL Rays.
03/07/2014 LHP Genesis Cabrera assigned to DSL Rays.
11/01/2013 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent LHP Genesis Cabrera to a minor league contract.