Cabrera’s numbers might not jump out at you like some other players, but his all-around ability to contribute to the game gives him value. Last season, Cabrera compiled a 2.2 fWAR with the Tampa Bay Rays, his highest mark since 2012 and fourth highest fWAR of his nine-year career.
Cabrera’s normal position is shortstop, but he has also played some second base in his career, providing key flexibility. He has consistent power — and very respectable power for a middle infielder — reaching at least 14 home runs in each of the past five seasons.
Cabrera is not seen as a hot commodity coming into this offseason, but he could certainly be a nice, cheap addition to a team in need of middle infield help.
Note: Cabrera did not receive a qualifying offer from the Rays, which could increase the number of teams that could bid for his services.