Cabrera has a .352 average this year.

The catching depth in the Pittsburgh Pirates system is thin behind top prospect Tony Sanchez.  All of the upper level options, including the two currently replacing Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder in the majors, profile more as backups.  Eric Fryer might be able to establish himself as a starting prospect, but as of right now, the only potential starting prospect in the system is Sanchez.  Right behind Sanchez is a catcher who is putting up a great season at the plate: Ramon Cabrera.

Cabrera signed out of Venezuela in 2008, and spent a year and a half in the VSL.  After putting up a .312/.400/.468 line in the VSL in 2009, Cabrera got the rare mid-season promotion to the US.  He finished the season in the GCL, with a .291/.372/.417 line in 127 at-bat...

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