Role for 2017
Asdrubal Cabrera will obviously be the starter at short going into 2017 as long as he stays healthy.
Cabrera will be representing Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, which starts next March.
Offensively, the question of David Wright’s availability going forward could shift the lineup around a bit. All things considered though, Cabrera has been a two-hole hitter throughout his career. He has a .270 batting average in 2,042 at-bats when batting in that slot.