After a nasty PED suspension ended his 2013 season, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera wasn’t on many fantasy baseball cheat sheets. Most thought he would break down in 2014 and would end up missing a large chunk of the season. For the most part, those owners are correct.
The speedster has been a shadow of himself this season. He spent weeks on the disabled list with a hamstring injury and has struggling to even me contact at the plate. As a result, he has found himself not he waiver wire in majority of leagues and has started to fade format he memory of many fantasy owners.
Luckily, though, Cabrera is healthy and is starting to get his legs underneath him. He has regained his spot as the leadoff hitter and has been the major facilitator of the team’s recent hot-streak. Cabrera is finding ways to get on base and manufacture runs for the Padres.He is hitting .414 this month alone and has raised his average up to .235 on the season. He has also stolen five steals and scored five runs in seven games.
Cabrera may have been scatted from Sunday’s lineup, but it doesn’t appear to be anything serious. He will back in the lineup any day now and the injury shouldn’t impact his free agent value.
Cabrera is owned in just over 50% (50.1%) of ESPN formats and will be an amazing find on the waiver wire at this point in the year. He can immediately replace a struggling stopgap and continue to carry his weight for the remainder of the season.