Edward Cabrera Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/13/1998 (25)
Edward Cabrera Season Stats
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Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera will make the start for the team on Friday in the series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cabrera will get the nod to kick off a huge three-game series against the Bucs to close out the 2023 regular season as the Fish look to secure the final wild-card spot in the National League over the Chicago Cubs. The 25-year-old Dominican comes into Friday's game with a 7-7 record, 4.22 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 115 strikeouts in 96 innings over 21 outings (19 starts) this year. He hasn't gone more than 5 1/3 innings in four outings in September, but Cabrera has been pretty great with a 1.89 ERA, .167 opponent's average, 11 walks and 22 strikeouts in four appearances (two starts) covering 19 innings in September.
The Miami Marlins recalled right-hander Edward Cabrera from Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, and he will make the start against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Cabrera will take the starting-rotation spot of Sandy Alcantara (forearm), who was placed on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday. The Marlins sent Cabrera down to the farm on Aug. 1 to better control his workload, and the 25-year-old looked solid in the minors with a 2.22 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings over five starts. While he had 93 strikeouts in 77 innings over 17 starts for the Fish this year before being demoted, he also had a 4.79 ERA (4.67 FIP), 1.47 WHIP and 52 walks. If Cabrera can display better control of his pitches, he could end the year on a high note in Miami as the club tries to secure a postseason spot.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edward Cabrera had a solid start for Triple-A Jacksonville on Thursday. Cabrera went five innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven. He now has a 2.22 ERA and a 30:12 K:BB ratio over five outings (28 IP) with Jacksonville after being sent down to work on his control. Of the 12 walks, five came in one outing, and he hasn't walked more than two in any other outing. The Marlins don't have a fifth starter right now, as Bryan Hoeing has been working a bulk relief role, so Cabrera could be called on to start at any point. He is a solid stash in standard formats.
Among all pitchers in Major League Baseball in 2022, only Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera had three pitches with Stuff+ rankings over 100 that were used at least 10% of the time. Cabrera offers a five-pitch mix and uses a dominant changeup more than any other pitch, featuring it 32% of the time, though with a 32% whiff rate on the pitch, it's undoubtedly effective. In fact, of his five pitches, only one had a batting average against above .200 last season, and only one had a slugging percentage over .400 against it last season, so he limits damage. The issues for Cabrera have been three-fold. First, the Miami Marlins have consistently had a rotation so full of arms that he has struggled to find a place. That is no longer the case after the trade of Pablo Lopez this winter. The other two issues are Cabrera's to rectify - his own health and keeping the ball in the zone. He could only locate 42% of his pitches in the zone in 2022, which means he didn't actually walk more batters with that many pitches out of the zone. Keeping the ball in the zone and keeping himself off the injured list will allow Cabrera to show his impressive stuff and return significant value, as the Marlins right-hander is currently going between pitcher 85 and 90 off the board. ATC projections are board with assessment, projecting Cabrera with a 4.04 ERA, 4.09 FIP, and 9.35 K:9 across 118 innings in 2023.