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Scouting Yankee Prospect #3: Melky Cabrera

The Yankees signed Melky Cabrera out of the Dominican Republic on November 13th of 2001 for $175,000. Possessing one of the more mature approaches at the plate, Cabrera went from the NY-Penn League to the Major Leagues in less than two full seasons. Ranking #3 among the Top 50 Yankee Prospects, here's a scouting report on Melky Cabrera.

Vital Statistics: Name: Melky Cabrera Position: Outfield DOB: August 11, 1984 Height: 5'11" Weight: 168 Bats: Both Throws: Left Melky Cabrera has seemingly fallen out of favor with various publications in just one calendar year despite setting career highs in home runs (13), doubles (25), walks (37), runs (72), RBI (77), and tying his career high in stolen bases (13). For whatever reason...

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