Rays Take Cabral in Rule 5

The Rays have taken lefty reliever Cesar Cabral from the Boston Red Sox in the Rule 5 draft this morning. Cabral is a lefty who was a South Atlantic League All-Star. The scouting report on him from SoxProspects.com reads as follows:

Lefty with a solid frame. and a 3/5 delivery.  Pitches exclusively from the stretch. Fastball sits between 91-93 mph and tops out at 95 mph. Secondary pitches include an excellent 81-83 mph circle changeup, a mid-70s slurvey curveball, and a sharp 79-82 mph slider.  Gets a lot of swings and misses with his changeup, which has nice downward movement. Excellent command and control, attacks hitters.

I hope to hear back from Mike Newman, who scouts that league extensively later today on Cabral as well. In the meantime, here is some video of Cabral on the mound.


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