Goyette Notes (4/29): Trey Cabbage

Trey Cabbage – OF – MIN

BOTTOM LINE: Own in leagues with 1000+ minor leaguers rostered.

Bio/Reports: I’ll admit that his name is what initially put him on my radar. But as of 4/29, he’s currently sitting as our #34 overall hitter with a 9-9-9-7-7 Blueberry line (90th percentile or better in AVG/SLG/OBP). The Twins popped him in the 4th round in 2015 out of a Tennessee high school, where he was a 2-sport athlete (basketball). Signed above slot at $750k. Listed 6’3″ 204. He’s put on some good weight since Rookie ball. Repeated A-Full again to start 2019, but he just got bumped up to the A+ FSL, where we will find out if his early Midwest League performance was just a mirage.

Video: His swing has changed a bunch since his professional debut in 2015: Video 1 His stance has significantly narrowed, he’s closed his stance off a bit, and he’s ditched the front foot corkscrew in favor of a leg kick. Here he is with the new look swing flashing easy opposite field power: Video 2. Looks like a real nice athlete in the field, I think he will be capable of playing 3B or corner OF at the next level: Video 3.

Stats: K-rate down to 26.0%, BB-rate up to 11.6%, showing some development in batting eye, good for a .403 OBP. .313 ISO at A-Full in 2019 suggests that he’s just physically bullying the level. 2/2 in SB attempts this year, went 3/3 last year. 4% LD/53% GB/42% FB. This is not good. He also posted a sub 10% LD rate in the Midwest League last season (9%). 15.8% IFFB. 31.6% HR/FB is easily his career high and doubt that it is sustainable. 48% Pull/21% Center/31% Oppo. 11 games in RF, 3 games in LF, 1 inning at 3B so far this season suggests that they plan on trying him out as an OF. Stats could fall off a cliff at the next level.

Tools: Hit: 25/45 Game: 25/50 Raw: 35/60 Speed: 50/50 Glove: 55/55

FanGraphs: Listed as an organizational depth corner bat in 2018, was left off 2019 list.

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