Oswaldo Cabrera

Akshita Patel

Yankees Top Prospect, Oswaldo Cabrera’s Struggle On The Plate Hits A New Low

Oswaldo Cabrera has been one of the New York Yankees’ top prospects for a few years now. His impressive stint in the Triple-A and spring training earned him a spot on the Bombers’ lineup. The utility man started over Aaron Hicks in the left field and played multiple roles from thereon. However, the prospect has failed to live up to the hype and his standards.

While his defensive plays have been phenomenal, Oswaldo Cabrera has struggled on the plate so far. With the Yankees’ offense in an awful state, the team needs Cabrera to step up now more than ever. The utility player, on his part, is trying his best to overcome the slump as soon as possible. But how long can he feature in the lineup with absolutely no numbers on the board?


Oswaldo Cabrera’s Offense Is Becoming A Serious Issue For The Yankees

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New York Yankees’ prospect Oswaldo Cabrera is going through a tough time at the plate. The 24-year-old utility, who made his major league debut last season, has been struggling to find his footing in 2023. Cabrera is batting just .196 with one home run in 28 games, striking out 19 times in 92 at-bats. The prospect has always been known for his defensive versatility, as he can play second base, shortstop, and third base at a high level. However, he will need to improve his offensive game if he wants to make a lasting impact in the majors.

Oswaldo Cabrera has a high ground ball percentage which looks concerning. Addressing the issue, the utility player said he is aware of the problem and is working relentlessly to resolve the issue. He admitted that he is trying to do too much at the moment, and in the process, he is failing miserably. Yankees manager Aaron Boone also weighed in on the matter and said Cabrera’s next big outing is just around the corner. Boone acknowledged that the utility player had fouled more balls than he should have. But he is a grinder and a fighter. Hence, the team is ready to back him for now.

The Bronx Bombers Needs To Get Healthy Sooner

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The New York Yankees seems more like an injury club than a professional $7 billion baseball club. 12 players worth big bucks serves time on IL as the season enters its second month. The situation has reached a low where the Yankees find themselves at the bottom of the AL-East table. With the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles advancing with each passing game, how long can the Bombers survive in this dire state?

The first and foremost thing the Yankees can do is get healthy ASAP and avoid any more injuries. The likes of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton sitting on IL is now a good omen for the Bombers. Moreover, they need the veterans like Aaron Hicks to step up. Hicks has been a disappointment ever since his arrival in the Bronx. Hence, he must perform now or make his way through the exit doors. A significant part of the problem is also the general manager, Brian Cashman. While he cries that there’s nothing he can do to improve the situation, he should have made some bold moves during the off-season when he had the chance. Hence, his place in the Yankees’ top brass should also be put under scrutiny.