5 Young Players the Seattle Mariners Can Add Via Trade
Edward Cabrera, Miami Marlins RHP
Edward Cabrera is another one of the Marlins pitchers who have a little bit of big-league experience. He made his debut in 2021 for the fish, starting 7 games and accumulating 26.1 innings. He allowed 17 runs, so he did not come out to have a great short debut performance, but he has shown in the minors and in flashes in Miami that he is a good pitching prospect. He pitched at four levels last year, from A ball all the way to the big leagues.
He did not allow a run in six innings in A ball, and he continued to be dominant in AA. He had a sub-three ERA, struck out over 11 per nine innings, and only walked about two per nine innings. He then went to AAA and he put up similar numbers, but his walks per nine rose by three.
That was the most concerning thing, but besides that, he performed very well. His K/9 did rise to over 14 in AAA as well. Those numbers declined in the majors, as he struck out fewer batters and walked more.
Edward Cabrera has a solid four-pitch mix, led by a fastball that averages 97 mph. He also has a plus change-up that is surprisingly 92 mph. He mixes in an average slider and curveball as well to complete his arsenal. He could be a mid-rotation arm at best, but the Mariners could certainly use that going forward. If he were to be acquired by the M’s and fans debate for the next five years if he or Logan Gilbert is the better starter, that is a great conversation to have.
The Mariners would again have to part with something significant, but probably not pitching here. If they could move some outfield prospects, maybe a Zach DeLoach plus more, that could be a way to add the current Marlins starting pitcher. The Mariners have some very interesting options here of players to go add to help them now and in the future. It could be an interesting way to add to their team by trading lower-level prospects for players ready to impact the big league club.