Asdrubal Cabrera started off the season as strong as any hitter in the game as he hit .341 in the month April.
However, he cooled off in May (.269) and for most of June (.180) so far, which has brought his overall stat line down to .275/.316/.476 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI.
In his last four games, though, he has started to show the hitting prowess he had in the earlier part of the season, as he is 7-for-19 (.368) with one home run, three RBI, two walks, and two runs scored.
Before this impressive stretch, the 32-year old was in the midst of a five-game hitless streak that spanned 15 at-bats and allowed his average to dip to .268.
Cabrera’s streak is actually even better than the one I initially advertised too as he only went 1-for-5 the day he broke his hitless streak.
In his last three games, Cabrera is hitting 6-for-14 (.429) with all of the previous numbers in the first explanation of his streak.
With the team falling back to eight games under .500 last night, the team will be hoping the infielder continues to hit as he appears to be a likely candidate if they choose to sell.
The second baseman’s defense won’t help matters, though, as he has -11 DRS and a -1.4 UZR on the year, meaning any team that acquires him will largely be doing so with the intent of acquiring his bat, not his glove.
If things were to continue to go south for the team, Cabrera would likely interest teams as a utility infielder they can plug into the lineup with regularity all over the diamond.
In the meantime, the Mets will hope to reap the benefits of Cabrera’s production and hope that they can potentially climb back into contention with him being a cog to their offense hitting behind Brandon Nimmo in the batting order.