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A-Cab article

Was asked to re-post this on its own, a nice article on Asdrubal:

Corrected link here. [Jay]

And here's his current player stats.

Might as well expand into general ob's...

A-Cab has probably had the best '07 season of any Tribe prospect so far. He has performed almost exactly as you would wish a future ML shortstop: he has fielded his position with consistency and flair, he has shown good instincts and awareness as "captain of the defense", he has been an ideal #2 hitter, has gotten on base well and stolen bases efficiently, and he has shown a little pop to boot. Not to mention he's 21 yrs old at AA.

Sound familiar? Yes, its eerily like Omar, except that Cabrera is showing offensive capabilities at a far younger age. Where does he go from here? Well, to Buffalo first, thus postponing a FO decision on what to do with him when he's ready to play with the big boys. Ideally, he gets his AAA time and becomes the Tribe's UT before any final decision is made. He is equally as proficient at 2B and certainly could handle 3B as well. With a year left in his development, and with Peralta, Barfield and Marte all still maturing, there are a lot of future scenarios in play.

Personally, assumimg A-Cab develops along the lines he's shown this year, I'd eventually want him at SS. But that's just me.

BTW, "Asdrubal" is one of those great latin names that retain the association to, well, latin times. I beleive it means "Ba'al helps". Or "Ba'al is an ass", one. Most famous Asdrubal: Hannibal's brother, who played 2B for the Carthaginian Berserkers before jumping on an elephant and sacking Rome.

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