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Birth Date3-1-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 19 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 OAK MLB 32 32 178.7 10 13 0 185 72 90 27 .263 100 9.3 3.6 1.4 4.5 49% .272 .280 1.44 5.36 4.63 116 5.88 126.1 -0.6
2010 OAK MLB 30 30 196.7 18 8 0 155 63 118 19 .257 100 7.1 2.9 0.9 5.4 57% .236 .222 1.11 4.15 2.97 99 3.56 80.4 3.9
2011 OAK MLB 34 34 207.7 12 14 0 214 82 147 19 .263 96 9.3 3.6 0.8 6.4 57% .302 .276 1.43 4.13 4.16 100 4.16 96.6 2.2
2012 ARI MLB 32 32 200.0 13 12 0 184 74 156 16 .256 103 8.3 3.3 0.7 7.0 63% .289 .248 1.29 3.88 3.78 98 3.99 91.4 2.8
2013 ARI MLB 26 25 146.7 8 10 0 143 65 102 13 .252 104 8.8 4.0 0.8 6.3 58% .289 .268 1.42 4.23 3.99 107 4.50 107.8 0.8
2014 ARI MLB 32 17 110.7 3 12 1 123 55 105 9 .259 104 10.0 4.5 0.7 8.5 50% .350 .284 1.61 3.86 5.61 103 5.06 124.1 -0.4
2015 ATL 0 15 3 26.3 0 3 0 36 11 14 2 .259 91 12.3 3.8 0.7 4.8 64% .354 .325 1.78 4.45 7.52 97 4.47 104.5 0.1
2015 CHN 0 11 0 17.0 1 0 0 8 5 22 2 .256 98 4.2 2.6 1.1 11.6 63% .182 .185 0.76 3.16 2.12 85 2.92 68.2 0.4
2016 CHN MLB 50 1 65.7 4 4 0 49 35 66 7 .263 93 6.7 4.8 1.0 9.0 57% .246 .248 1.28 4.38 2.74 93 3.98 88.1 0.8
2015 TOT MLB 26 3 43.3 1 3 0 44 16 36 4 .258 94 9.1 3.3 0.8 7.5 64% .310 .278 1.38 3.94 5.40 93 3.86 90.2 0.5
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 ATH Rk 4 4 9.0 0 0 0 2 7 11 0 .261 88 2.0 7.0 0.0 11.0 72% .111 .161 1.00 4.15 3.00 99 3.87 93.1
2007 KNC A 20 19 105.3 11 4 0 85 40 117 3 .257 95 7.3 3.4 0.3 10.0 58% .306 .220 1.19 2.83 2.74 82 2.87 91.0
2008 STO A+ 14 13 87.3 5 4 0 52 31 103 3 .273 97 5.4 3.2 0.3 10.6 64% .246 .191 0.95 3.20 2.78 73 1.40 79.3
2008 MID AA 7 6 37.0 6 1 0 24 19 33 2 .274 90 5.8 4.6 0.5 8.0 66% .234 .236 1.16 4.03 2.19 100 4.62 100.6
2009 OAK MLB 32 32 178.7 10 13 0 185 72 90 27 .263 100 9.3 3.6 1.4 4.5 49% .272 .280 1.44 5.36 4.63 116 5.88 126.1
2010 OAK MLB 30 30 196.7 18 8 0 155 63 118 19 .257 100 7.1 2.9 0.9 5.4 57% .236 .222 1.11 4.15 2.97 99 3.56 80.4
2010 SAC AAA 2 2 8.7 1 0 0 7 5 8 0 .267 104 7.2 5.2 0.0 8.3 48% .304 .208 1.38 3.46 1.03 105 4.66 102.2
2011 OAK MLB 34 34 207.7 12 14 0 214 82 147 19 .263 96 9.3 3.6 0.8 6.4 57% .302 .276 1.43 4.13 4.16 100 4.16 96.6
2012 ARI MLB 32 32 200.0 13 12 0 184 74 156 16 .256 103 8.3 3.3 0.7 7.0 63% .289 .248 1.29 3.88 3.78 98 3.99 91.4
2013 ARI MLB 26 25 146.7 8 10 0 143 65 102 13 .252 104 8.8 4.0 0.8 6.3 58% .289 .268 1.42 4.23 3.99 107 4.50 107.8
2013 RNO AAA 3 3 16.7 0 2 0 16 9 13 3 .272 101 8.6 4.9 1.6 7.0 60% .289 .285 1.50 5.96 5.94 92 4.16 100.4
2013 DIA Rk 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 1 2 9 0 .258 100 1.8 3.6 0.0 16.2 75% .125 .171 0.60 1.60 0.00 86 2.64 85.4
2014 ARI MLB 32 17 110.7 3 12 1 123 55 105 9 .259 104 10.0 4.5 0.7 8.5 50% .350 .284 1.61 3.86 5.61 103 5.06 124.1
2014 VIS A+ 1 1 2.0 0 1 0 2 0 4 1 .000 9.0 0.0 4.5 18.0 0% .333 .000 1.00 9.23 18.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 RNO AAA 6 6 28.3 2 2 0 21 20 27 4 .271 103 6.7 6.4 1.3 8.6 63% .254 .248 1.45 5.74 3.49 89 3.10 89.7
2015 ATL MLB 15 3 26.3 0 3 0 36 11 14 2 .259 91 12.3 3.8 0.7 4.8 64% .354 .325 1.78 4.45 7.52 97 4.47 104.5
2015 CHN MLB 11 0 17.0 1 0 0 8 5 22 2 .256 98 4.2 2.6 1.1 11.6 63% .182 .185 0.76 3.16 2.12 85 2.92 68.2
2015 RCU A+ 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 .270 101 0.0 4.5 0.0 18.0 33% .000 .082 0.50 1.28 0.00 82 2.29 90.8
2015 IOW AAA 5 0 7.7 0 0 0 5 3 7 0 .267 101 5.9 3.5 0.0 8.2 70% .250 .196 1.04 2.94 0.00 113 5.39 110.4
2015 OKL AAA 6 6 28.7 1 3 0 32 14 17 3 .268 92 10.0 4.4 0.9 5.3 51% .299 .295 1.60 5.23 6.28 109 5.22 109.4
2015 DOD Rk 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 .245 102 16.2 0.0 0.0 21.6 67% .500 .375 1.80 -1.00 0.00 87 2.40 88.2
2016 CHN MLB 50 1 65.7 4 4 0 49 35 66 7 .263 93 6.7 4.8 1.0 9.0 57% .246 .248 1.28 4.38 2.74 93 3.98 88.1
2016 IOW AAA 6 6 19.7 0 3 0 25 12 25 3 .256 90 11.4 5.5 1.4 11.4 53% .407 .322 1.88 5.14 4.58 95 4.51 104.3
2017 KCA mlb 10 3 23.0 0 0 0 33 21 15 10 .265 105 12.9 8.2 3.9 5.9 54% .319 .368 2.35 10.22 8.22 101 5.32 113.1
2017 SDN mlb 11 11 61.0 4 3 0 58 24 72 6 .261 91 8.6 3.5 0.9 10.6 59% .329 .251 1.34 3.42 3.69 100 3.84 81.6
2017 ELP aaa 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 4 1 4 1 .239 116 12.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 50% .429 .317 1.67 6.38 6.00 94 4.06 78.3
2017 LEL afa 1 1 2.7 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 .259 94 10.1 3.4 0.0 10.1 60% .300 .191 1.50 2.78 6.75 96 3.52 70.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 2992 0.4666 0.4154 0.8158 0.5838 0.2682 0.8613 0.7290 0.1842
2010 3026 0.4957 0.3982 0.8349 0.5433 0.2556 0.9067 0.6846 0.1651
2011 3376 0.4805 0.3907 0.7915 0.5561 0.2377 0.8869 0.5851 0.2085
2012 3166 0.4296 0.4112 0.7604 0.5566 0.3018 0.8626 0.6183 0.2396
2013 2362 0.4276 0.4039 0.7904 0.5822 0.2707 0.8776 0.6503 0.2096
2014 1825 0.3978 0.4038 0.7286 0.5813 0.2866 0.8815 0.5238 0.2714
2015 672 0.4494 0.4360 0.7679 0.6060 0.2973 0.8689 0.6000 0.2321
2016 1151 0.4257 0.4109 0.7188 0.5857 0.2814 0.8641 0.4946 0.2812
2017 1519 0.4115 0.4141 0.7250 0.5536 0.3166 0.8931 0.5194 0.2750
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-01 2014-05-05 DTD 4 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-03-12 2014-03-16 Camp 4 0 - Knee Soreness - -
2013-07-10 2013-07-10 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2013-07-01 2013-08-17 15-DL 47 39 Right Hip Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-06-20 2013-06-25 DTD 5 3 Right Hip Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-03-30 2010-04-20 15-DL 21 14 Left Shoulder Stress Reaction Scapula -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SDN $1,750,000
2016 CHN $4,250,000
2015 ARI $6,800,000
2015 ATL $5,400,000
2014 ARI $7,900,000
2013 ARI $5,700,000
2012 ARI $3,700,000
2011 OAK $700,000
2010 OAK $410,000
2009 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$37,010,000
9 yrTotal$37,010,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 98 dJohn Boggs1 year/$1.75M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2017). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/20/17. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each 15, 20, 25 games started. $0.125M each for 40, 50 relief appearances. Assignment bonus: $0.25M with trade. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from San Diego 7/24/17, with Royals responsible for remaining $659,836 in 2017 salary and $0.25M assignment bonus (total of $909,836).
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14/15. Performance bonuses: $0.75M for 18 games started. $1M for 21 GS. $1.25M for 24 GS. $1.5M each for 27,29,31 GS. $0.1M for 60 relief appearances. $0.15M for 65 relief appearances. $0.2M for 70 relief appearances. $0.25M for 75 relief appearances. $0.3M for 25 games finished.
  • 5 years/$30.5M (2011-15), plus 2016-17 club options. Signed extension with Oakland 4/11/11, replacing 1 year/$0.44M deal signed 3/11. $1M signing bonus. 11:$0.5M, 12:$3.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$7.7M, 15:$12M, 16:$13M club option ($0.3M buyout), 17:$13.5M club option ($0.5M buyout). 2017 option increases by $0.5M to $14M with top 2 finish in Cy Young vote any year 2011-16. Cahill may void 2016-17 options if he is traded and finishes in top 2 in Cy Young vote any year 2011-16. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Oakland 12/9/11. DFA by Arizona 6/9/14 (optional assignment). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 4/2/15. (Diamondbacks to pay $6.8M of 2015 salary.) DFA by Atlanta 6/11/15. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/18/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/15.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/20/10. Recalled 4/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Oakland 4/4/09.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2006 (2-66) (Vista HS, Calif.). $0.56M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .257 .345 .396 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .226 .321 .334 .254
18 Split (Multi) .030 .025 .062 .018
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .206 .330 .330 .250
31 vs R (2016) .197 .302 .293 .246
38 Split (2016) .009 .029 .037 .004
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which pop up RP to SP conversion in 2017 do you believe is most sustainable ROS: Mike Montgomery, Trevor Cahill, Brad Peacock? (PS purposefully left off Alex Wood because...well, he's on another level)
(Punchoutpappy from First in Flight)
Alex Wood is incredible. But aside from that, I'd probably have them Cahill, Peacock, Montgomery. Cahill has been quietly *really* good this season. He's striking out over 11 guys per nine and has a 61 percent groundball rate. I wouldn't be shocked to see Peacock back in the pen with Fiers being better and all their starter getting healthy. (Mark Barry)
2017-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Whats a yankees and mets trade that makes sense to you?
(Ddex from Ny)
I would like to see the Yankees get another starter, maybe make the Padres an offer for someone like Trevor Cahill (the grounders would be nice in Yankee Stadium). Todd Frazier could make some sense to play 1B or 3B.

For the Mets, I think they need to take offers for Bruce, Granderson, Duda, and pretty much anyone they can move. I don't think this is their year, and they could sneak in and get some decent pieces if they beat other sellers to the punch. (Mark Barry)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of bullpens, the Cubs got good mileage this year out of Clayton Richards and Trevor Cahill in the pen. Richards in particular was up to 95 mph on a consistent basis, which was a big jump for him. Are you a believer? Should the Cubs bring these guys back if they can do so cheaply? (Richards is arb eligible)
(Q-Ball from Chicagao)
I believe they both CAN be useful relievers. I wouldn't go wild to retain either. They're perfect illustrations of just how easily and cheaply good bullpen help can sometimes be found. (Certainly, you tender Richard.) (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-04-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Trevor Cahill's mechanics so far this spring, and going forward?
(Chipshot212 from ma)
I admit that I have not seen Cahill pitch yet this spring, so I don't have any updates. But his previous delivery leaves a lot to be desired, with below average power and stability which are dogged by his inconsistency. I am definitely interested to see if he's made any alterations, though. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Doug, I appreciate the chat and the work you've done at the site. Phenomenal stuff, man! My question is twofold: how can Trevor Cahill find some consistency given the issues he's had with his release point and, on a larger level, why aren't the Diamondbacks able to fix broken pitchers? I'll take whatever insight you've got! Thanks!
(@outfieldgrass24 from DTLA)
Cahill has had some issues with balance after foot strike, with an instability that hampers his release point, including a near-hop near foot strike that throws a wrinkle into the delivery. The biggest issue is in repeating his pace of momentum during the stride phase, and this has been a problem for a couple of seasons.

As far as the D'backs ability to "fix pitchers," there is plenty going on behind the scenes that we are not privy to, and I think that their struggles with pitchers has been a bit overblown. That said, it is critical for an org to be able to identify those pitchers who will work in their system, and the D'Backs appear to have had a bit of a mismatch in that department over the past few seasons. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Trevor Cahill worth picking up on a pitching-starved team in a 20 team HTH mixed?
(ChoppertoChipper from Edmonton)
I was a big fan back in the day. I could see him having some RP value in Towers. (Paul Sporer)
2013-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is keeping Trevor Cahill from being Brandon Webb ?
(jkase28 from Phoenix)
In a good sense or a bad sense? If you mean the Webb from 2007-08, the difference is mostly stuff, as Webb's sinker was one of the best that I have seen over the last 6 years. There was so much late movement that Webb could throw the Sink more than 70% of the time, with batters knowing it was on its way, and they still couldn't square up the pitch (I know, you can't "square up" round objects). Cahill's sinker is a bit more hittable, and he does not get the same extreme downhill plane that Webb did, as B-Webb had a naturally-elevated angle of shoulder abduction. That elevated angle is also a precursor to shoulder injury, though, so Cahill could very well be thankful in the long run.

On the jukebox: Soundgarden, "Rusty Cage" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)For ROS, Charlie Morton or Trevor Cahill?
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Cahill for me. I'm a big fan, but Morton is solid for sure. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can I get for Josh Hamilton? As soon as he gets a little bit hotter, I'm going to attempt to sell high immediately. How good of an arm could I yield? Any possibility of grabbing a young stud bat? I'm in a deeeeeeep dynasty league.
(Brent from Laguna Beach)
He needs to get WAY hot before you're going to get any kind of stud prospect. Arm-wise, maybe try something like Trevor Cahill, but you might have to go down a few rungs from that. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hello, a fantasy baseball trade question for ya. I was offered Trevor Cahill for Trevor Rosenthal. Both are cheap, so both could be keepers and I need SP help but Rosenthal could be a 40 save stud this year. Thoughts? Thanks
(tony from Minnesota)
Hi Tony.

Cahill is definitely a steadier/more reliable producer but Rosenthal definitely is more talented/has a higher ceiling, particularly for fantasy/Roto. For this year, I like Cahill better because I'm more certain of his role, but in the long term I like Rosenthal. I think this trade's OK to make if you need a starter, but given the keeper dynamic of some leagues I could also see holding on and trying to do better for Rosenthal later. My instinct tells me not to pull the trigger...even though Rosenthal might not close this year. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Matt, Enjoy the chats alot. Who do you consider the best choice in a dynasty league without regard to position. Lance Lynn, Trevor Cahill or Starling Marte.
(dhorrell1956 from Winston Salem, NC)
Thanks, I enjoy the questions a lot. I'm really not a fantasy guy, but I do like me some Starling Marte. So take that for what it's worth. Also I'd think in dynasty you'd be concerned with injuries and so I'd suggest staying away from pitching prospects. (Matthew Kory)
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Daniel, Always enjoy and look forward to the BP chats. I'd like your opinion on the long term prospects of Lance Lynn and Trevor Cahill. I've read differing opinions on Lynn, from he's going to be special to mid-rotation guy. Opinions on Cahill seem to be a little more scarce. Thanks in advance.
(dhorrell1956 from NC)
Hey, dhorrell1956 - glad to hear that you enjoy these.

I was intrigued by the progress that Cahill made last year, when he ticked his walk rate down a bit, upped his strikeout rate to 18.6 percent from 16.3 percent, and induced a rather ridiculous 61.2 percent ground-ball rate. He's only 25, so I think there's room for even more improvement here, which could make Cahill a perennial 3+ win pitcher.

I am less bullish on Lynn, but do think that he'll be a solid third or fourth starter for a long time. It'll be interesting to see how he tweaks his mechanics and holds up after dropping 40 pounds this offseason (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/sports/baseball/st-louis-cardinals-pitcher-lance-lynn-loses-40-pou/nWMyP/). (Daniel Rathman)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a 4x4 NL only league where K's don't count, is there anyone in the upper middle class ($10-$14) of SP who you especially bump up or down? Names like Tim Hudson, Jeff Samardzija, Josh Beckett, Homer Bailey, Trevor Cahill?
(Scott from LA)
Samardzija gets a lot of his value from his strikeouts, but Cahill and Bailey are two guys I'd give a small bump up to. (Paul Singman)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)What frontline starter that changed teams this year do you think will most impress his new team? Most depress them?
(Mark Fidrych from The Nest)
Impress: Pineda. I think we're ignoring that he entered last season with 25 starts above A-ball and fared well in the majors.

Depress: I still worry about what the Rangers know (or don't know) regarding C.J. Wilson. If Trevor Cahill or Gio Gonzalez count I could see their teams being a little disappointed too. Oh, and Jonathan Sanchez. But I don't think anyone actually thinks of him as a frontline starter. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of a season do you expect from Trevor Cahill? How much will the league switch and move to a more offensive park affect him?
(cubfan131 from Iowa)
PECOTA has Cahill with a 4.29 ERA. That sounds reasonable to me. (Geoff Young)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)For Fantasy baseball 5x5 Roto: I have had a horrible time with WHIP/ERA. I am thinking I would rank starters this year by 3 year average 150+ K's and eliminate ERA's above 4. Is this a good plan?
(karysingh from Key Largo)
When it comes to SP's I'm always more concerned about protecting ERA/WHIP than anything else, but having a great bullpen helps offset that somewhat. But, don't eliminate pitchers at any ERA level without looking at the underlying indicators, because as discussed earlier WRT Morrow and Nolasco, a high ERA can sometimes mask better skills than the raw numbers would indicate. Don't forget James Shields and Trevor Cahill in 2010... (Cory Schwartz)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Trevor Cahill see a bump up in his K rate with his move to the NL West?
(PJ from Bronx)
Certainly. A move to the NL usually bumps a player's K/9 up by half a point, and I do like his stuff enough to think that he might have some natural K gains left in him. (Derek Carty)
2011-08-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you do with the A's? Trevor Cahill has been terrible for the past few months. Brett Anderson is likely out for most of next season. Kurt Suzuki has regressed badly at the plate. Their free agent acquisitions didn't help them contend this season and they didn't deal them at the deadline, so there's no space to let prospects audition. Then again, their prospects (Chris Carter, Michael Taylor, Adrian Cardenas, Michael Choice, and Grant Green) all have some major flaws.
(Tom from Madison)
Besides moving to a new stadium somewhere? Here's what Beane said in Tyler Kepner's piece yesterday: "Sometimes, you're relegated to buying that lottery ticket. Anybody will tell you that the lottery is not a great way to invest your money. But sometimes, you don't have a lot of options." Post-Moneyball Beane sounds more and more like post-Super-System Doyle Brunson every day. My advice, though, would be to find a bopper somewhere, since there's no one in the system ready to hit in the middle of the order. Cahill, McCarthy and Gonzalez should be good enough to make you competitive even with Anderson hurt. Sign Willingham to a reasonable 2-year deal if you can, but don't go longer than that. Cross your fingers that Jemile Weeks and Brandon Allen can be building blocks. But mostly, find a bopper. Crazy thought: find out how much of Adam Dunn's contract Kenny Williams would be willing to eat.

this offseason. (Ken Funck)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Trevor Cahill has shown a significant uptick in K/IP rate this year and his performance has been accordingly excellent. His rates in the minors were strong and significantly better than his first two MLB seasons; is the improvement sustainable over the rest of the season and do you now think he's a legit #1 starter?
(Silv from NY, NY)
Legit No. 1? No. Improved and damn good? Sure. Legit No. 1 is the highest of praise, and you don't need more than two hands to count those. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can I expect from Trevor Cahill this year?
(bird627 from Boston)
More intelligence than 95% of all players in the league. I think he gets better in 2011 (better command). I really like Cahill (Jason Parks)
2011-02-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Trevor Cahill -- regress because of his low BABIP or does he take a step forward?
(Dave from Chicago)
He regresses -- but not as much as some people seem to think. He'll still be very good. (Ken Funck)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much of a fluke is Trevor Cahill?
(ChrisHurst from Brandon Manitoba)
Think of it this way--as good as Jon Garland has been this year, if he left the confines of Petco, would you still buy him as a guy with a low 3's ERA? Cahill has the benefit of Oakland's D, a home park that kills offense, and plenty of luck. He's much closer to league average than he is to ace, even if there are some factors that muddy that difference and help him produce a shiny ERA. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Trevor Cahill's season?
(Dave from Chicago)
That rant on Firefox must have seemed like a non-sequitur. See, I answered this question on Cahill, then finished by saying, "I think my browser is about to crash. Please give me a moment to restart." Apparently it took my answer with it. I'm quite enjoying Cahill's season, but I worry that he's going to regress, that his low, low BABIP is not just the result of a groundball-oriented approach but a goodly amount of luck. As a Tommy John fan going back to my misspent youth, I love this kind of pitcher as much as I do the strikeout artists, but very few of them are as consistent at it as TJ was. The sinker is just not an easy pitch to master. (Steven Goldman)
2010-07-29 16:30:00 (link to chat)I don't have any illusions that the A's are anything but pretenders this season. But with Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez taking steps forward and assuming a healthy Brett Anderson, what do the A's need to do this offseason to have a shot at the playoffs in 2011?
(Dave from Chicago)
The A's probably aren't going to be big spenders, so for them, it's really a matter of adding value. Getting someone like Ben Sheets clearly didn't work, but smart risks are obviously something the A's need to be good at to succeed. They have a lot of young talent, so most of their success is going to hinge on those players improving. (Matt Swartz)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)I would love to hear your thoughts on Trevor Cahill's success this year. The K rates are rising!
(Eric from Iowa)
As they say over at NeoGAF . . . believe. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, Care to share some of "your guys" for this season?
(Fred from Houston)
I've been including some of these in the pieces I've been writing for Rotowire, but off the top of my head...Trevor Cahill, Drew Stubbs, Alfredo Aceves, Rickie Weeks, Dexter Fowler, Chris Outfielder Young. Ruben Gotay if finds his way to the majors. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-03-23 16:30:00 (link to chat)Wither Trevor Cahill and Fausto Carmona? Will they be effective pitchers this season?
(Jasper the cat from Birdwatching)
I mean, both have trouble getting Ks, and neither has great control. Carmona has better ground ball skill, and SIERA showed us that extra ground ball skill beyond just being slightly above average has an accelerating effect on preventing runs. So, I guess Carmona might be a better bet. Neither seem particularly good at missing bats, though, and that's the most persistent pitcher skill. (Matt Swartz)
2010-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think the A's should round out their rotation between Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez, Vin Mazzaro, and Clay Mortensen (long shot, I know)?
(Dave from Chicago)
I don't pretend to know more than the A's about their own pitchers. Obviously Sheets will mix in there. I think the interesting thing will be how they apportion the innings. Do they put some of those starters in the pen? Do they set up a Sacramento shuttle? There's a certain number of innings that you want from your starters - let's say its 972 (6 innings per for 162 games). How do you get the BEST outcomes in the most number of those innings? (Will Carroll)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Brandon Morrow or Trevor Cahill? Long term who do you like?
(Hawkeye from ND)
That's a really tough question, because you have Cahill's low K-rate versus Morrow's high walk rate. I'd like to think that with the latter, the Jays might leave him alone long enough for him to get the problem nailed down to a point that it's livable. Cahill really needs to imrpove his command past where it was last year to be a long-term success. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What will Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill look like in two years?
(Brendan from Chicago)
Hudson and Mulder. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)As the season has progressed, Brett Anderson has taken several steps forward and improved. Trevor Cahill, on the other hand, seems to get hammered start after start. At what point should we be concerned about him?
(Dave from Chicago)
2011 or so. At this point, what's left of the A's season is one long exercise in singing, "Tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow..." because baseball can never have enough Annies. Dispirited fandom moment aside, though, Cahill had back-to-back bad games following a quality start (although that was against the Twins). There's going to be an adjustment period, especially while he's not fooling all that many people of late. Given the breadth of alternatives, if sheef fatigue becomes an issue, I would anticipate he'll get shut down, having seen what they need to see in terms of Cahill's having a place in the team's future. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should Trevor Cahill be sent back to the minors? He's gotten lit up the last few starts and even when he didn't give up many runs, his peripherals haven't been strong and seems very dependent on a good defense behind him.
(Dave from Chicago)
I just caught up with the Athletics last weekend and they seem very committed to riding out whatever storms their young pitchers encounter. So I'd say Cahill stays in the majors unless it just becomes too obvious that he is losing all confidence. (John Perrotto)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)I know it's early, but who are some names we should be looking at for the A's first round pick in this draft? Is the 13th pick too high for Mike Leake, who they drafted out of high school the same year as Trevor Cahill?
(Dave from Chicago)
Leake is the kind of guy who gets a lot of varied reports, despite his great numbers. Undersized righties tend to do that. As a college performer type, I'm sure he's on Oakland's radar, but this year's draft is seriously messed up. You'd have problems projection the number two pick right now, so forget about 13. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Analog time, Madlibs-style! Trevor Cahill is to Big Black as _____ is to _____.
(chris from bkyln, ny)
Brett Anderson; Naked Raygun. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)The A's have taken Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson, highly regarded pitching prospects with little experience over A-ball, and put them in the Opening Day rotation. The Rangers have taken Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland, highly regarded pitching prospects with little experience over A-ball, and put them in AAA, with Nolan Ryan saying they will likely initially pitch out of the bullpen when they do get to the majors. Which path do you think is preferable?
(X from Y)
I lean towards the latter, although the pitchers in question are so different that the divergent approaches probably work best for each pairing. It's worth noting that breaking in pitchers in Oakland is much different than doing so in Arlington, so you can push the envelope more. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)I think most A's fans are wondering why Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill are so low, and Michael Inoa is so high. Also, how close did Aaron Cunningham come to making to top 100?
(A's fan from Oaktown, CA)
I'm not a huge Cunningham guy. I like him plenty, and his a big leaguer, but I'm not sold on a star ceiling. As far a Cahill and Anderson go, I have them as the 23rd and 24th best prospects in ALL OF BASEBALL, and that's low? I don't get those arguments. Inoa is so high because EVERYONE I talked to that saw him did not talk about his talents as being good, that talked about him being historic. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)You already answered my Dmccutch Q, good amount of yankee questions. I'll switch it up; better career: Trevor Cahill or Brett Anderson?
(Spezzaz0r from NY)
Cahill. I like guys with firmer fastballs, though I must I was impressed with Anderson's outlook on pitching when I had a chance to chat with him at the Futures Game last year. (John Perrotto)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Anderson or Trevor Cahill? I am leaning towards Cahill, am I leaning the wrong way?
(Scott Frew from Oakville)
I lean with you, but there are plenty who lean the other way. You can honestly make a good arguement for either, and while I still prefer Cahill, I'm sure they'll be very close on the Top 100. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like Brett Anderson better than Trevor Cahill and my friends look at me like I have 6 heads...Why????
(Josh from Oak/CA)
I like Trevor Cahill better than Brett Anderson, but you're friends are crazy to look at you like that. I bet if I found 20 scouts who have evaluated the pair, neither would get more than 12 votes. They're very close and you could make an argument either way. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Kevin, thanks for the chat, always a nice way to spend an afternoon at work...oops was that out loud? Anyway, Neftali Feliz or Trevor Cahill? From what I've read Cahill is closer to the majors, but Feliz may have the higher upside? p.s.Dood! anxiously awaiting Disgaea 3...tick tick tick DooD!
(Goldeye99 from Priny Land)
I'll take Feliz by a small margin, but your further analysis is dead on. I'm tell my readers this right now -- There will be no Future Shock on August 28th, as Disgaea 3 arrives on the 27th and I will be taking to day off to lose myself in wacky Japanese SRPG greatness. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jeremy Hellickson or Trevor Cahill? Which pitcher would you pick?
(Mike from Utica)
While Hellickson's numbers are surreal, I'll take Cahill, understanding that I'm also a bit biased. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the Stockton trio of Anderson, Cahill, and De Los Santos - and has your ranking of those 3 changed since the season began?
(Ryan from NY)
I'll say this: Trevor Cahill has done everything to earn consideration as one of the minor leagues better pitching prospects. He might very well be a top ten overall guy next year. Some credit for his draft goes to Billy Beane, if I recall correctly. Didn't Beane personally cross-check Cahill three times, or am I thinking of another guy. Anyway, he's at the top, and I think the next two are tied for the moment. De Los Santos gets more than a month before falling to the bottom, but I believe a little more in what Anderson is selling than I did six weeks ago. (Bryan Smith)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)I apologize that this question is not college-based, but I respect your opinion and would like your thoughts on Oakland's Trevor Cahill. I think h performed extremely well and is only 19 years old. Do you see a bright future for him in the Oakland rotation? I just haven't seen him on too many prospect lists. Take care.
(Norren from Utah)
Oh Norren, and the rest of you out there, let's not limit ourselves to college questions. Heck, someone ask me just how excited I am for The Office to come back on air, please. And as for Cahill, he's fair game, for sure. I'm surprised you haven't read much about Cahill, because I know Kevin Goldstein is a big fan after watching him a lot last season in his back yard. I think Cahill has some fantastic stuff and a decent amount of polish, and yes, I think he has a bright future. (Bryan Smith)


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