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Mets Season in Review: Asdrubal Cabrera

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Sep 22, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) reacts after hitting a walk off three run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 11th inning at Citi Field. The Mets won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 22, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) reacts after hitting a walk off three run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 11th inning at Citi Field. The Mets won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
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How’d he fare in 2016?

Sep 25, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) reacts to his grand slam to right during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 25, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) reacts to his grand slam to right during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

In his first year as a Met, Cabrera ended on a tear.

After a sluggish start to the summer, Cabrera caught fire. In August, he hit .405 in 12 games upon returning from a knee injury. That streak included five games of multiple hits.

September saw Cabrera hit six home runs and drive in 18 over 29 games. He was simply the Mets’ hottest hitter down the stretch while recapturing the form that made him an All-Star twice in Cleveland (2011-12).

Through it all though, it was his defense that really stood out. Cabrera put a stamp on his play in the field, especially early in the season. He eventually became statistically one of the top fielding shortstops during 2016.

The now 31-year old Cabrera has proven to be an asset in multiple ways, but how much longer will he be in a Mets uniform? What can be expected of him next season? We’ll analyze all of that and more, but let’s take a look at Cabrera’s total season in review.

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