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Melky
Cabrera
College None
Team Pittsburgh Pirates
53RF
5'10"Height
210Weight
34Age
15Exp
S/SBats/Throws
Melky Cabrera's Fantasy Scouting Report

REST OF SEASON VALUE

Ranking by ownership percentage (9%), Melky Cabrera is expected to be the #92 outfielder for the rest of the season. The market expects more than the projections do. The projections have him 21 spots lower in the rankings. He is projected for 149 fantasy points in 60 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #96 highest average. The market ranks Melky Cabrera behind Margot and above Tilson but the projections rank Tilson over Melky Cabrera.

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He does not score as many fantasy points and has fewer RBI than you might expect given his OPS projection.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

When compared to other outfielders in week 10 instead of Cabrera consider these better options at lower start percentages: Cameron Maybin (14.2 FP), Delino DeShields (13.5 FP), Charlie Tilson (16.8 FP), Jordan Luplow (14.9 FP), and Bryan Reynolds (15.1 FP). Jay Bruce (10.1 FP), Marwin Gonzalez (10.2 FP), Jason Heyward (12.1 FP), Josh Reddick (10.9 FP), and Jarrod Dyson (12.5 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Cabrera but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 7% of leagues he is expected to produce 10.9 fantasy points (WK 10). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #84 outfielder of week 10. He is projected to be better than that (the #68 outfielder). Even though his per game projected FP average is not better than normal, he will benefit from playing a projected 6 games.

He is projected for 13 fantasy points in week 10 (#68 OF) in 6 games.


  • Based on 5/24 start percentages, Melky Cabrera is valued behind Bradley and above Tilson but the projections rank Tilson over Melky Cabrera in week 10.
  • Melky Cabrera last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    DAILY FANTASY VALUE

    FANDUEL VALUE (5/24): Cabrera is not the best option on FanDuel with a projected 4.9 FD pts (#118 among outfielders). He is the #99 highest priced outfielder ($2500). Based on the projection, Cabrera is worth $1.7K. There are 7 other options at $2500 (Rajai Davis, Ben Zobrist, Wil Myers, Leonys Martin, Christin Stewart, Harold Ramirez, Noel Cuevas) and Cabrera is ranked #6 among the 8. Instead of Cabrera consider these better options at lower salaries: Curtis Granderson (8.4 FP), Carlos Gomez (10.1 FP), Matt Joyce (5.2 FP), Gerardo Parra (6 FP), and Robbie Grossman (8.9 FP). He is projected for more points than 2 higher priced options: Jarrod Dyson (2.2 FP) and Brandon Drury (4.4 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 5 FPs, a value reached in 60 of 126 games (48%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 44%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Cabrera is not the best option on DraftKings with a projected 3.9 DK pts (#95 among outfielders). At $3500 he is expected to be the #86 outfielder. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $2.2K. There are many other options (10) at $3500 and Cabrera is ranked #9 among the 11. Instead of Cabrera consider these better options at lower salaries: Billy Hamilton (6.2 FP), Juan Lagares (4.2 FP), Michael Taylor (4.1 FP), Jackie Bradley (5.9 FP), and Kevin Pillar (6.4 FP). He is projected for more points than 3 higher priced options: Jarrod Dyson (1.7 FP), Austin Dean (2.6 FP), and Lane Thomas (2.5 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 6 FPs, a value reached in 45 of 126 games (36%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 39%.

    Cabrera is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. SportsLine.com also offers premium optimal lineups from Mike McClure, a professional DFS player who has over $1 million in career winnings. He uses his own proprietary model to find great DFS values and often differs from the computer in how a player is projected to play on a daily basis.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    He has averaged 10.3 fantasy points per week and had 3 weeks where he came up short (below 50% of average) and had 2 weeks where he was +50% above average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    His FanDuel average was 7.2 points and on DraftKings it was 4.5 per game. We looked at all of his games that were between the 10th and 90th percentile where the 10th percentile is his floor and the 90th is his ceiling. When he was bad in DFS, he was really bad with a floor of zero points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 10 and on FanDuel it was 13 FPs. He has had more bad FanDuel games (below average by 20%) than good games (20% above average), and the same was true on DraftKings. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

    Career Stats
    YEARTEAMGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
    2019PIT45138144631581620.333.369.463
    2018CLE782502870639203811.280.334.420
    2017KC156620781771785367412.285.323.422
    2016CHW151591701751486476920.296.345.455
    2015CHW158629701721277408830.273.314.394
    2014TOR139568811711673436762.301.350.457
    2013TOR883443996330234722.279.321.360
    2012SF1134598415911603663135.346.390.516
    2011KC155658102201188735942010.305.339.469
    2010ATL14745850117442426471.255.317.353
    2009NYY1544856613313684359102.274.335.416
    2008NYY12941442103837295892.248.300.340
    2007NYY150545661498734368135.273.327.390
    2006NYY130460751297505659125.280.360.391
    2005NYY61914000200.210.210.210
    Career (15 Seasons)17996638866190214082250186610037.286.336.418
    YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
    2019PIT906401023
    2018CLE170105503010
    2017KC302262622119
    2016CHW425269530217
    2015CHW3622481022218
    2014TOR353260523319
    2013TOR15212432007
    2012SF251023751048
    2011KC445309571312
    2010ATL273162351118
    2009NYY281202444415
    2008NYY121141343511
    2007NYY2482139105014
    2006NYY26218015239
    2005NYY00400000
    Career (15 Seasons)37044278064482640170
    2019 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    March281200000110.250.250.250200000
    April2477726503731000.363.519.3384000010
    May184951730075410.407.408.3472001012
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Home195131640054500.364.392.3142000010
    Away25831029403941020.379.506.3494201012
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Day17551022203103420.431.600.4003301000
    Night2779323600451100.333.367.2912900022
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Ariz.7242920021200.400.458.3751100000
    vs. Chi-N390300000200.333.333.333300000
    vs. Cin.6203810030110.400.450.400900000
    vs. Col.250100000000.200.200.200100000
    vs. Det.281200001100.333.250.250200010
    vs. LA-NL3133610230200.4621.000.4621300000
    vs. Oak.370200002100.444.286.286200010
    vs. S.D.480310021010.444.500.375401001
    vs. S.F.280000000200.000.000.000000000
    vs. St.L.5111110002100.231.182.091200001
    vs. Texas4122610031200.538.583.500700000
    vs. Wash.391410110100.444.889.444800000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Dodger Stadium3133610230200.4621.000.4621300000
    Great American Ball Park281200000110.250.250.250200000
    Nationals Park391410110100.444.889.444800000
    PETCO Park480310021010.444.500.375401001
    Wrigley Field390300000200.333.333.333300000
    PNC Park195131640054500.364.392.3142000010
    Comerica Park281200001100.333.250.250200010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Lefthanded Pitcher224151410231600.357.512.3412100001
    vs. Righthanded Pitcher3993831701117920.380.441.3334101021
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Turf3132610020100.462.538.462700000
    Grass4112111397031281420.364.455.3225501022
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Pre All-Star4413413458031481520.373.463.3366201022
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    RISP313488201114310.316.382.2351300021
    RISP w/Two out17144520183110.471.714.3571000010
    Runners on Base40581119401125620.381.448.3282601022
    Bases Empty347622640223900.367.474.3423600000
    Bases Loaded441210030100.500.750.500300000
    Late Inning Pressure14162620002400.444.500.375800000
    LIP-Runners On762210001200.429.500.333300000
    with 0 outs304111310021400.333.341.3171401000
    with 1 out365451620133910.333.389.2962100012
    with 2 outs303971650294210.465.692.4102700010
    Leading Off22260910001300.370.385.3461000000
    1st Inning20182510111500.316.500.278901000
    >= 7th Inning353931240034600.372.410.3081600012
    Extra Innings320110001000.6671.000.500200010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Lineup Slot 2114241120241710.279.452.2621901000
    Lineup Slot 34151520021300.375.467.333700001
    Lineup Slot 41000000010001.000.000.000000000
    Lineup Slot 5114331100032300.289.256.2561100010
    Lineup Slot 682531320130200.520.720.5201800000
    Lineup Slot 7141200000010.500.500.500200000
    Lineup Slot 82010000020001.000.000.000000010
    Lineup Slot 9650320021000.6671.000.600500001
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Playing OF3212011406031241420.355.458.3335501011
    Designated Hitter281200000100.250.250.250200000
    Pinch Hitter1061320024000.700.833.500500011
    2019 Game Log
    MARCH
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    03/28@L5-3400000001000.000.000.000
    03/31@W5-0412000000100.250.250.250
    APRIL
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    04/01vsL6-5000000010000.250.250.300
    04/03vsL5-4301100000000.273.364.308
    04/04vsW2-0303000000000.429.500.438
    04/05vsW2-0100000000000.400.467.412
    04/06vsW6-5400000100000.316.368.333
    04/07vsW7-5423100200000.391.478.400
    04/08@L10-0202000000000.440.520.444
    04/10@W5-2300000001000.393.464.400
    04/11@L2-0401000001000.375.438.382
    04/12@W6-3101100000000.394.485.400
    04/13@L3-2413001100000.432.595.436
    04/14@W4-3400000001000.390.537.395
    04/16@W5-3411000000000.378.511.383
    04/17@W3-2401000011000.367.490.377
    04/19vsW4-1400000001000.340.453.351
    04/21vsL3-2400000001000.316.421.328
    04/22vsL12-4300000010000.300.400.318
    04/23vsL2-1401100001000.297.406.314
    04/24vsL11-2301000000000.299.403.315
    04/25vsL5-0101000000000.309.412.324
    04/26@L6-2401000000000.306.403.321
    04/27@L3-1401000002000.303.395.317
    04/28@L7-6534102300000.333.506.345
    04/30@W6-4401000001000.329.494.341
    MAY
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    05/01@W7-5312000110000.341.500.354
    05/03vsL14-1201000011000.344.500.360
    05/04vsW6-4000000010000.344.500.363
    05/05vsW5-3501000000000.337.484.355
    05/07vsW5-4101100200000.344.500.361
    05/08vsL9-6412000001000.350.500.366
    05/09@L17-4400000000000.337.481.353
    05/10@W2-1400000001000.324.463.342
    05/12@W10-6010000010000.324.463.344
    05/13@L9-3512100101000.327.469.346
    05/14@W6-2413000000000.342.479.359
    05/15@L11-1401000100000.339.471.356
    05/16@L4-3000000010000.339.471.358
    05/17@W5-3402100100000.344.480.362
    05/18@W7-2100000000000.341.476.359
    05/19@W6-4301000100100.341.473.359
    05/21vsL5-0401000000000.338.466.356
    05/22vsL9-3100000000000.336.463.353
    05/23vsW14-6411100101000.333.464.351
    Past Projections
  • 23 May 2019

    Cabrera is the #33 Most Expensive OF on DraftKings and is Projected to Be...

    Cabrera is the #33 Most Expensive OF on DraftKings and is Projected to Be...
  • 22 May 2019

    Melky Cabrera Computer Projections vs Fantasy Owner Expectations

    Melky Cabrera Computer Projections vs Fantasy Owner Expectations
  • 21 May 2019

    Melky Cabrera Computer Projections vs Fantasy Owner Expectations

    Melky Cabrera Computer Projections vs Fantasy Owner Expectations
  • 20 May 2019

    Melky Cabrera's Rest of Season Value is Surprising

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