Nationals infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has changed representation and hired Gene Mato of Mato Sports Management, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. MLBTR has made note of the switch in our Agency Database.
The well-traveled Cabrera joined the Nationals last August after the Rangers released him. Texas signed Cabrera to a one-year, $3.4MM contract before 2019, but it cut ties with him after he managed a subpar .235/.318/.393 line across 368 plate appearances in its uniform. The switch-hitting Cabrera then came alive as a member of the Nationals, slashing .323/.404/.565 in 146 PA. Cabrera’s down-the-stretch production helped the Nationals to the playoffs, and though he struggled in the postseason, the club still won its first-ever World Series championship.
After Washington took home the title, Cabrera returned to free agency and sat on the open market for a couple months. However, the Nationals ultimately re-signed the 34-year-old to a $2.5MM pact for this season. The move has paid off for the Nationals, as Cabrera is off to a .326/.380/.674 start with three home runs over 50 trips to the plate.
They put a stat in the game yesterday that Carbrera has the most RBIs in MLB since whatever date it was he signed with the Nats. I would say its a good 2.5 mil investment.
Yeah 51 rbi in 170 AB since acquiring him (probably more ABs since that was stated). I know rbis are a product of those batting around you, but that is impressive. I wonder what is line is with runners on.
This year he’s hitting .500/.538/1.167 with runners in scoring position and .360/.385/.720 with guys on base.
That’s a small sample, but through all of last year (even counting his bad first half), he hit .328/.398/.537 with runners in scoring position and .295/.375/.514 with anyone on base.
Thanks for that. Definitely impressive.