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Trevor Cahill
Birthdate: 3/1/1988 (29 y, 29 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/195     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 22, Overall: 66, Team: Oakland Athletics
Contract: $1.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Cahill will start on the third day of the regular season, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. (3/30/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: A second consecutive year coming out of the Chicago bullpen continued to help rebuild Trevor Cahill's value, even if he wasn't quite as sharp in 2016. The walks were a touch high, rising to 4.80 per nine on the season. He struggled in just six July innings, where he was limited because of injury, but posted an ERA of 6.00. He did, however, recover nicely with marks of 1.93 and 2.53 across 24.2 innings in the final two months of the season. Where Cahill excelled was in forcing opposing hitters to put the ball on the ground. A pitcher with a 55.0% ground ball rate for his career saw that percentage remain high, with a 56.6% rate in 2016. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that he was able to rely on the Cubs' historically good infield defense, resulting in opposing hitters going for an average of just .246 on balls put in play. Which is probably why his FIP came in significantly higher than his ERA, with a 4.35 mark against 2.74. He's rebuilt his value as a ground ball reliever and the Padres hope that success will carry over to starting, as they are giving him a shot at their rotation in 2017.. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: His first full season in Chicago saw his first full season as a reliever, with Trevor Cahill largely helping himself to restore value that had been waning in the two seasons prior. With a heavy ground ball rate and decent strikeout numbers, Cahill was able to overcome a somewhat concerning walk rate and set himself up for a starting job in San Diego in 2017.

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