The shortstop position has become more and more scarce in recent fantasy baseball seasons. However, one youngster that has stood out this year in roto-leagues has been San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera.
Cabrera started to come into his own in 2012. He stole 44 bases and had a .361 On Base Percentage, despite only hitting .246 on the year. He was an unknown fantasy option when last year started but quickly became a household name.
The shortstop has been on quite a tear in recent weeks and is starting to show his limitless potential. In his last 12 games this year, Cabrera has eight runs, 12 hits, five RBIs, five walks, and four stolen bases. He also has two doubles and two triples in that span. The speedster is filling a box score out nicely nowadays and has become a top-tier option in roto-leagues.
Cabrera’s best asset to his game is easily is base stealing ability. He already has 10 stolen bases through the first 32 games and is ranked third in the majors. He is on pace to finish with over 50 steals this year and his speed will constantly keep him active in all fantasy formats.
Cabrera already has two home runs this season, which oddly ties his career-high. He may not be a threat to smash 20 long balls this year, but if he could get to 10 homers it would make him that much more valuable.
The 26-year-old is having a career season and is another leadoff hitter doing a little bit of everything for fantasy owners.