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Cal Quantrill

Born: 02/10/1995 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 165
Mechanics
Drop-and-drive, loses tempo with inconsistent momentum at drop, deep arm swing, length to high three-quarters slot; hips open efficiently, above-average arm speed, struggles to keep everything working together, timing issues at present, athleticism to improve; consistently on line, balanced through drive; some jerk and recoil at arm deceleration, can finish tentatively.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/12/2017
Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm (High A, Padres)
Dates Seen 4/13, 6/12/17
OFP 60
Realistic 50: No. 4 Starter
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 60 92-95 96 Sat 93-4 (t95) in April, 92-94 (t96) in June; velo plays up off change, mixes the two pitches well; can pin it to both corners, keeps it down, has life down, gets on hitters quick; bouts of problem command at present, will let it leak up and arm-side, lacks movement up; athleticism to project command improvement, pitch can play to plus with above-average command, 55 with average command.
CH 55 70 80-83 84 Excellent arm speed, sells pitch effectively, late action, ball comes out crisp on fastball plane then checks up, plus tumble, will add a little cut occasionally; shows feel and trust, will pitch backwards off it, average present command with plus potential, keeps it down effectively even when struggling to repeat delivery.
CB 45 50 77-82 82 Sporadic usage across two starts, well-commanded present with above-average flash when he does snap it off; feel to spin it, commands it ball-to-strike right now; solid-average bite and finish into zone, has utilized only a couple times as chaser, less-consistent execution in small sample, less projection as zone-expander.
Overall

The former eighth-overall pick shows the ingredients of a quality starting pitching prospect, with a legitimate three-pitch mix headlined by a 70-potential secondary. He shows the ability to generate swing-and-miss and off-barrel contact, though he's inconsistent in his navigation of a start. The mechanics have wandered far away from him for stretches of each start I've seen, leading to arm-side and elevated misses. The frame is athletic and allows for some command projection, though the drive needs some attention, as he'll struggle with his timing at that stage of the delivery. If the body and mechanical base win the day there's high-three starter potential here with above-average command, while the stuff's good enough to project at least an inconsistent-but-sometimes-dynamic No. 4 Starter at the highest level.

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