Cal Quantrill
Cal Quantrill
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
San Diego Padres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Quantrill's rookie season was a mixed bag. Just four of his 18 starts were of the quality variety, but he was pitching quite well for a stretch until he tired late in the season. He had a four-start stretch from Aug. 27 to Sept. 15 in which he allowed 28 earned runs in 16.2 innings, taking his ERA from a strong 3.32 to an ugly 5.33 ERA. The Padres allowed him one more start before shutting him down for the season, and he finished with a 5.16 ERA. He simply ran into a buzzsaw there with starts against the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Cubs and at Coors Field which ruined what had been a solid statistical rookie season. His limited strikeout production is tough to roster in shallow mixed leagues, but the young man has a solid skills base to be a productive pitcher moving forward and is better than what his ERA showed last year. He will compete for a rotation spot in camp, but will likely open the year at Triple-A. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Padres in May of 2019.
Could make squad as reliever
PSan Diego Padres
March 21, 2020
Quantrill could fill a swingman role out of the bullpen this season, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Quantrill was battling Joey Lucchesi for the fifth spot in the starting rotation before the suspension of spring training, Lucchesi is considered the favorite for the role due to his considerable edge in experience. That could leave Quantrill to fill a role as a long reliever or spot starter as the Padres may be set on keeping him on the big-league roster after a strong spring in which the right-hander allowed only one run across seven Cactus League innings. Quantrill's likelihood of claiming a roster spot was no doubt boosted by the announcement that Andres Munoz underwent Tommy John surgery Friday and will be lost for the entire 2020 campaign.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
77
Last 10 Games
89
Last 5 Games
81
How many pitches does Cal Quantrill generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Cal Quantrill generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .290 270 43 24 70 15 2 10
Since 2017vs Right .217 173 46 4 36 3 1 5
2019vs Left .290 270 43 24 70 15 2 10
2019vs Right .217 173 46 4 36 3 1 5
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.88 1.31 59.0 4 3 0 7.3 2.6 1.2
Since 2017Away 5.52 1.30 44.0 2 5 0 8.4 2.3 1.4
2019Home 4.88 1.31 59.0 4 3 0 7.3 2.6 1.2
2019Away 5.52 1.30 44.0 2 5 0 8.4 2.3 1.4
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Cal Quantrill compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.18
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
94.5 mph
 
ERA
5.16
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.311
 
GB/FB
1.34
 
Left On Base
64.6%
 
Exit Velocity
87.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.4%
 
Spin Rate
2020 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.1%
 
Swinging Strike
10.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Quantrill's stock may have peaked prior to the 2017 season, when many evaluators projected a future No. 3 starter with a chance to be a No. 2. One can still dream on a potentially plus-plus changeup and a borderline plus fastball, but he was too inconsistent with his mechanics and command last year to flash upper-rotation upside very often. An athletic 6-foot-2 righty, Quantrill underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, which is why he is heading into his age-23 season with less than 50 innings under his belt at Double-A. If his command were to jump a grade and he added a tick to his fastball, we could still comfortably project a No. 3 starter, but given his age and proximity to the majors, it seems safer to expect a No. 4 starter at this point. There may be outlets that are slower to adjust to this new reality, so he could still fetch a top-100 prospect this offseason. He could make his big-league debut in the second half.
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2015, Quantrill fell out of the mix for last year's No. 1 overall pick. The Padres used the situation to their advantage and landed him with a slightly over-slot deal at No. 8. The early returns suggest they got the best college arm in the draft. He has a deadly changeup, but unlike most minor leaguers with plus changeups, his fastball sits in the mid-90s, serving as a second plus pitch. His slider is good enough for him to safely project as a mid-rotation starter, but if it were to jump a grade in the coming years, Quantrill would have the repertoire of a No. 2 starter. It will take him a couple of years to build up his innings to the point that he eases workload concerns, but he has a starter's frame, so his body should hold up. Despite barely getting any work at Low-A Tri-City or Fort Wayne last year, he is advanced enough to get an assignment to High-A Lake Elsinore this year, joining one of the best rotations in the minors.
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Remains in mix for rotation spot
PSan Diego Padres
March 14, 2020
Quantrill is battling Joey Lucchesi for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Slated to pitch Thursday
PSan Diego Padres
March 5, 2020
Quantrill (illness) is scheduled to appear behind starter Dinelson Lamet in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Completes flat-ground session
PSan Diego Padres
Illness
March 2, 2020
Quantrill (illness) played catch over the weekend and is scheduled to toss a bullpen session Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Battling flu
PSan Diego Padres
Illness
February 29, 2020
Quantrill is out of action while he recovers from the flu, Bill Center of FriarWire reports.
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Taking hill for spring opener
PSan Diego Padres
February 19, 2020
Padres manager Jayce Tingler said that Quantrill will start the team's Cactus League opener Saturday versus the Mariners.
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