February 25th, 2015
The Baltimore Orioles signed speedy infielder Everth Cabrera (SS, BAL) to a one-year deal worth $2.4 million with incentives up to $600,000. The 28-year-old shortstop was non-tendered by his former team, the San Diego Padres, after a very rough season. A 50-game PED suspension cut short a solid and promising 2013 campaign and only hit 232/.272/.300 in 391 plate appearances in 2014, seeing his stolen base tally drop to a meager 18 after stealing 38 and 44 the previous two campaigns. With JJ Hardy firmly entrenched as the Orioles' everyday shortstop, Cabera's value relies on his winning the second base job. If he ends up in a platoon with Jonathan Schoop or ends up as the team's utility guy, steer clear of him on draft day.
After suffering a torn left patellar tendon while covering first base late in 2014, which required season-