Trey Cabbage: Triple Threat
Trey Cabbage, the triple threat from Blaine, TN was selected in the 4th round (110th overall) of the MLB Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Twins. A 4-year multi-sport athlete from Grainger High School played shortstop, third base, and pitcher; making him a sure triple threat. Committed to Tennessee to play third base for Dave Serrano, the Blaine native might detour his decision following the draft.
Playing majorly at shortstop he will play third base at the next level whether it be for the Twins or Tennessee. The 6’3″ Cabbage also played basketball for his high school scoring 15 points against Sullivan East in the first round of the 2015 TSSAA Region 1-AA boys basketball tournament.
Ranked #72 on mlb.com’s Top 200 Prospects, ranked #5 in the state of Tennessee and #125 in the nation by Perfect Game, the All-Star infielder was a 3-time All District and All-Star player. He also won Freshman of the Year in 2012 and Offensive MVP from 2013-14. With a strong work ethic, the four-year multi-sport athlete achieved all that while sporting a 4.0 GPA.
Cabbage had eight home runs and 27 RBI’s for his high school. As a junior he hit .464 with 11 doubles, 6 triples, 8 home runs, and 50 RBI’s. The left handed batter garnered a .495 batting average and .659 on-base percentage as a senior. He stole 23 bases and pitched for Grainger, recording a 2.06 ERA and 106 strikeouts.
Not just limited to high school sports, Cabbage also played travel ball for Team Elite Roadrunners, a prominent organization in the Tennessee and Georgia region. He was a participant of the 2014 Perfect Game Pre-Season Championship with Team Elite and was also a member of the Kansas City Royals scout team in 2014.
Aric Thomas, recruiting coordinator for the Tennessee Mountaineers had some powerful words to say about the former Grizzly. “Trey is the best power left-handed bat in the state of Tennessee and one of the best in the country. He made a huge jump in his offensive production over the end of last spring and summer and we consider him as a premier bat in this class of young players. He plays shortstop in high school but has the ability to play multiple positions. He played third base this summer for Team Elite, and because of his strong body, this may be his position in the future. His relentless work ethic will allow him to be a solid defensive threat to match his big bat. The fact that he played with the Team Elite Roadrunners shows that he’s garnered a set of solid fundamental skills and will be an asset to our core of infielders moving forward.”
(photo credit: Perfect Game)
With all the hype about the MLB Draft, the awards, scouting reports, the ever so humble Cabbage doesn’t like recognition. He’s the type that’ll literally give you the shirt off his back if need be and not look for anything in return.
On Sundays he’s ushering at Block Springs Baptist Church and he’s also volunteered his time with the competitors in the Special Olympics. A great role model and level headed, the Tennessee committed and Twins draft pick will likely excel where ever he chooses to go.