Saturday, December 31, 2016

DrB's 2017 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #27 Gustavo Cabrera

Gustavo Cabrera, OF.  DOB:  1/23/1996.  B-R, T-R.  6'2", 190 lbs. International FA.

2013 DSL:  .247/.329/.360, 7 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 21 SB, 13.1 BB%, 23.6 K%, 229 PA.
2015 AZL:  .286/..375/.571, 3B, 12.5 BB%, 25 K%, 8 PA.
2016 A:  .246/.285/.434, 4 2B, 3B, SB, 6.7 BB%, 21.3 K%, 25 PA.
2016 SS:  .232/.293/.319, 9 2B, 3B, 4 HR, SB, 3.8 BB%, 32.3 K%, 130 PA.

We all know the Gustavo Cabrera story.  He just might have both the highest ceiling and lowest floor of any prospect in the Giants system.  A physical marvel with every tool, he desperately needs to stay on the field for a full season's worth of PA's.  The hand remains a significant concern on top of all the usual assortment of risks facing a young toolsy player.  Where and when he shows up to play as well as his health will be one of the more important Down on the Farm stories in 2017.


  1. All those injuries have been a heart-breaker. I saw a picture of his wrist. It's got this huge pad of scar tissue on it. It's amazing he can hold a bat never mind trying a comeback.

    1. Yep. When I look at videos of Gustavo, I just have to think he might be sitting at #1 on this list, and quite easily, were it not for 2 complete missed seasons and that awful hand injury.

    2. Thank you for throwing this story in there. I had never seen the results of his surgery before.