Cal Quantrill
Cal Quantrill
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cleveland Indians
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Cleveland has had the touch lately when it comes to starting pitchers, and Quantrill is a sneaky candidate to be next to break out after he was acquired from San Diego in the Mike Clevinger deal. Small sample warning: in eight appearances (14.2 innings) after the trade, Quantrill had a 1.84 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He relied primarily on his 95-mph sinker and 86-mph slider. His changeup usage declined significantly year over year, though the changeup was more effective with less frequent usage. Quantrill does not get as many groundballs as you might expect with that repertoire (career 43.7 GB%), but he may have found the sweet spot in terms of pitch mix and the improved control down the stretch was particularly encouraging (3.3 BB% with Cleveland). There will be starts available and Quantrill will be at the top of the list to step into the rotation if he isn't there right away on Opening Day. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#486
ADP
$Traded to the Indians in August of 2020.
Turns in quality start
PCleveland Indians
July 22, 2021
Quantrill allowed a run on four hits and three walks while striking out two in six innings in a no-decision versus Tampa Bay on Thursday.
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This matched Quantrill's longest appearance of the season, and it was also one of his most effective. Unfortunately for the right-hander, James Karinchak's recent struggles continued and denied the starter a win. Through 72.2 innings this year, Quantrill has a 3.84 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 50:25 K:BB. He lines up for his next start versus St. Louis next week.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
43
Last 10 Games
72
Last 5 Games
86
How many pitches does Cal Quantrill generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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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 2019
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .273 472 89 42 115 26 4 14
Since 2019vs Right .245 407 79 19 91 8 2 11
2021vs Left .261 150 30 13 35 10 2 4
2021vs Right .268 164 20 12 38 2 1 3
2020vs Left .217 52 16 5 10 1 0 0
2020vs Right .270 70 13 3 17 3 0 3
2019vs Left .290 270 43 24 70 15 2 10
2019vs Right .217 173 46 4 36 3 1 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-67%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.02 1.30 107.1 6 3 0 7.0 2.7 1.1
Since 2019Away 4.53 1.32 97.1 4 7 1 7.9 2.7 1.1
2021Home 3.49 1.32 38.2 1 0 0 5.8 2.8 1.2
2021Away 4.24 1.38 34.0 1 2 0 6.6 3.4 0.5
2020Home 0.93 1.14 9.2 1 0 0 9.3 2.8 0.0
2020Away 2.79 1.24 19.1 1 0 1 8.8 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
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Stat Review
How does Cal Quantrill compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
2.00
 
K/9
6.2
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
3.84
 
WHIP
1.35
 
BABIP
.299
 
GB/FB
1.46
 
Left On Base
73.7%
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.2%
 
Spin Rate
2045 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.7%
 
Swinging Strike
8.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Effective in win
PCleveland Indians
July 17, 2021
Quantrill (2-2) allowed a run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings, earning the win Saturday over Oakland.
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Picks up first win
PCleveland Indians
July 11, 2021
Quantrill (1-2) earned the win Saturday against the Royals after allowing three hits on five hits and a walk across six innings, striking out one.
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Solid work Sunday
PCleveland Indians
July 5, 2021
Quantrill allowed three runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 5.1 innings in a no-decision versus Houston on Sunday.
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Struggles in no-decision
PCleveland Indians
June 30, 2021
Quantrill lasted only 3.1 innings during Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against Detroit, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three.
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Unimpressive in no-decision
PCleveland Indians
June 25, 2021
Quantrill allowed six runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 4.1 innings during a no-decision versus Minnesota on Friday.
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