Melky Cabrera was hitting AAA pitching very well (.385/.430/.566), but after last season's 19 AB flop, he is off the radar as a stud prospect. Heck, I'd say off the radar as a prospect at all.
I am a little more forgiving of his 19 AB tryout as a 20-year-old in 2005.
Assuming Torre can be believed, Melky is going to play everyday until Sheffield returns.
What i can't quite grasp is how good Melky will be. Of his 47 AAA hits this year, 35 are singles. He has 10 walks in 122 ABs.
One stat in his favor is 9 strikeouts. This indicates he is ready to face more challenging pitching.
Think Josh Beckett qualifies?