Line: 5 AB | 3 R | 3 H | 4 RBI; 2 HR
My fantasy perspective: Prior to the 2011 season, Cabrera had 18 career home runs in 1610 plate appearances (1 HR/89.4 PA). He has now has 19 home runs in 465 plate appearances this season (1 HR/24.5 PA). He leads the team in home runs, RBI (65) and batting average (.293).
His 6.0 BB%, 16.8 K% and .320 BABIP are all close enough to his career averages, as well as his LD%, GB% and FB%. Simply put, more fly balls are being hit for home runs than they were at any point prior to this season (14.8% HR/FB in 2011 compared to a previous career-high of 6.7% in 2008).
Question: Is this the kind of production we should expect from Cabrera going forward or is this season simply an anomaly ?
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