Edwar Alfonso Cabrera
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
He was signed by scouts Martin Cabrera and Rolando Fernandez and Colorado Rockies' Dominican operations manager Jhonathan Leyba for the Rockies in 2008. He began his first pro campaign with the DSL Rockies and was excellent (5-1, 0.92, 75 strikeouts, 26 hits allowed in 48 2/3 innings), earning a promotion to the Casper Rockies, where things fell apart (0-4, 7.80 despite 38 strikeouts in 30 innings). 2009 was also split between the same clubs with a 1-0, 1.16 record and 50 whiffs in 31 innings in the DSL and an improved 3.38 ERA for Casper with 28 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings. The Dominican lefty had mixed results with the 2010 Tri-City Dust Devils - a poor record (1-8) but a decent ERA (3.07) and great strikeout rate (87 in 73 1/3 innings). He led the Northwest League in losses, but also in strikeouts (10 more than runner-up Josh Hungerman) and 7th in ERA (between Matt Branham and Nate Long). He spent 2011 with the Asheville Tourists (4-2, 3.14, 110 strikeouts to just 18 walks in 86 innings) and the Modesto Nuts (4-1, 3.56, 107 strikeouts to 23 walks in 81 innings). He set the Rockies minor league strikeout record, breaking Josh Kalinowski's mark of 215 set in 1998. He also led the minor leagues in whiffs.
Cabrera began 2012 with the Tulsa Drillers and had a solid start (8-4, 2.94, 82 strikeouts, 65 hits in 98 innings). He was selected for the World team for the 2012 Futures Game a few days before making his debut, causing him to miss the Futures Game. He was called up to replace Alex White. Cabrera's debut, on June 27, 2012, came against the Washington Nationals where he was hit very hard, giving up 7 runs (5 earned) and 3 home runs (to Tyler Moore, Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond) in 2 1/3 innings. He was sent down to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to make way for Drew Pomeranz. Things weren't much better in his final start, July 24 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. While he kept the ball in the yard, he allowed 4 walks and 4 hits (with 4 punchouts), earning the loss allowing 2 runs in 3 1/3 to lower his big league ERA to 11.12. He missed 2013 with injury, bouncing around several minor league systems until 2016.