- Height / Weight
- N/A / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/10/1996 (23)
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned starting pitcher Genesis Cabrera to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday and recalled pitcher Ryan Helsley from Memphis in a corresponding move. Cabrera, the team's No. 8 prospect per MLB Pipeline, was 0-2 with a 6.48 ERA in his two starts while allowing two home runs and four walks with five strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings for the Red Birds. The left-hander will go back to the farm to work on the command of his pitches but might get another shot later this year. Helsley will work in middle relief and can be ignored in fantasy.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Genesis Cabrera wasn't great on Tuesday, allowing three earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings, but a deeper look into his start shows that he was lucky to escape with just those three unearned runs coming across. Cabrera threw 95 pitches and did not record a single swing-and-miss. He threw 62 of his 95 pitches for strikes, but none of those were recorded as swinging strikes. He simply doesn't have the quality stuff needed to fool major league hitters. Alex Reyes will get one more start in Triple-A, so Cabrera might have one more big league start coming up, but it's clear he does not belong in this rotation long term.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Genesis Cabrera was lifted in the fifth inning of his start on Tuesday, tossing 4 2/3 innings while allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks. He did not record a strikeout and needed 95 pitches to get his 14 outs. Cabrera's time in the starting rotation is likely coming to an end as Alex Reyes is expected to join the rotation sometime soon.