3 Reasons Edward Cabrera’s low trade value is wrong

Edward Cabrera is a solid pitcher that will improve any team's rotation
Feb 17, 2024; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edward Cabrera (27) looks on during a
Feb 17, 2024; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edward Cabrera (27) looks on during a / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Marlins are ripe with starting pitching but they lack a few big spots in the lineup and a trade is a likely source of quality to fill those holes. The Marlins have already been in trade conversations with at least two teams, the Orioles and Pirates, and Eddy Cabrera is one of the pieces discussed. The first round of trade discussions with the Orioles didn’t go through after they were able to acquire Corbin Burnes. Now the Pirates are up, maybe the Orioles again, and the return for Cabrera is likely the hold up. 

Miami Marlins Pitcher Edward Cabrera is underrated

Reason 1 - Numbers

The Marlins need a starting shortstop or DH and that should be the start of any trade discussions. Cabrera should be able to improve any rotation in the MLB, and would likely be a number 2-4 starter based upon ERA. Cabrera can help any team, last season he started 20 games and posted a 4.24 ERA over 99 innings with a 1.44 WHIP. Cabrera improved his SO/9 and HR/9 numbers from the previous year but struggled with hits and walks. Cabrera had an improved ground ball rate this past year, and was really just unlucky with some of the hits. 

Based upon a random look at teams across baseball he would be around a 2 or 3 starter. Teams with a better pitching staff he would still land around 3 or 4 at the lowest, but the Marlins staff is so good he is 5th in the rotation. A 4.24 ERA really is a solid stat and many teams would love to have that in their rotation. Let’s also not forget that his 14 start 2022 season was an absolute gem, where he posted a 3.01 ERA. If a team gets the 2022 Cabrera it’s a huge value.