Fantasy Notes: Is Cabrera Finally Figuring it Out?
August 31, 2006 | | comment on this post
- Tonight will be a great test to see how much progress Daniel Cabrera has made since returning to the majors after banishment to Triple-A last month. He’s surrendered just 10 hits over 16 shutout innings in his past two starts and, most importantly, his command has been impeccable with 17 Ks against just five walks. Of course, those were home starts against the Jays and the Rays. Tonight, he gets to pitch in the American League’s answer to the Great American Ballpark — Ameriquest Field in Texas. Cabrera actually had a great outing there earlier this year (seven innings, six hits, one run, two walks, six Ks), but prior to that, he had a 9.64 ERA in two starts in Texas. I think after tonight, we’ll have a real good idea of how valuable Cabrera will be in mixed leagues down the stretch.
- Owners of Kevin Millwood will be pleased to know that he’s finally looking like a decent play at home. After tossing an eight-hitter against the Orioles on Tuesday, Millwood now has two quality starts in a row at Ameriquest, rare footage for him, indeed. He’s managed to improve him home totals to 5-6, 5.79 (compared to 8-3, 3.64 on the road). On Sunday, however, he gets the Indians in Texas, and the Tribe is playing great ball now with an offense capable of hurting anyone.