Rob Scahill
Rob Scahill
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rob Scahill in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Cubs in January of 2019.
Signs minor-league deal with Cubs
PChicago Cubs  NRI
January 18, 2019
Scahill agreed to a minor-league deal with the Cubs on Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Scahill spent 2018 with the White Sox but threw just five innings at the big-league level, the fewest in his seven-year career. His 5.64 ERA in 60.2 innings for Triple-A Charlotte doesn't make a good case for him earning a larger major-league role this season, though he did have a 3.23 FIP at that level, suggesting that there may still be some more good innings in the 31-year-old's arm. He'll face an uphill battle to win an Opening Day roster spot but could be called upon when injuries strike the Cubs' pen.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .333 114 13 9 34 9 0 2
Since 2016vs Right .195 155 27 13 26 4 0 3
2018vs Left .429 8 1 1 3 1 0 0
2018vs Right .154 17 2 2 2 1 0 0
2017vs Left .333 46 4 5 13 3 0 2
2017vs Right .186 51 6 5 8 2 0 1
2016vs Left .321 60 8 3 18 5 0 0
2016vs Right .208 87 19 6 16 1 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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ERA at Home
Since 2016Home 3.48 1.35 30.0 1 2 0 5.2 4.4 0.3
Since 2016Away 4.35 1.29 30.0 0 1 0 6.4 2.0 1.2
2018Home 13.50 3.00 1.1 0 0 0 6.8 6.8 0.0
2018Away 2.45 1.09 3.2 0 0 0 4.9 4.9 0.0
2017Home 4.63 1.54 11.2 1 2 0 1.5 6.2 0.8
2017Away 4.22 1.22 10.2 0 1 0 6.8 1.7 1.7
2016Home 2.00 1.11 18.0 0 0 0 7.5 3.0 0.0
2016Away 4.86 1.38 16.2 0 0 0 6.5 1.6 1.1
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How does Rob Scahill 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.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Command issues plagued Scahill from 2014 to the first half of 2016, but he seemed to get things under control after getting claimed off waivers by the Brewers following the Pirates designating him for assignment. He walked just three batters in 18.1 innings in Milwaukee while posting a 2.45 ERA and striking out 14. Scahill's game relies on a sinker that sits around 93-94 mph and does its job well, considering Scahill finished 2016 with a 63.6 percent groundball rate. However, his 18.4 percent strikeout rate in 2016 and 15.8 career mark are low for a reliever in this day and age, significantly limiting his upside. He could compete for a spot in the bullpen for a rebuilding Brewers team even after being DFA'd in January, but his tenure with them last season was a limited enough sample that it's hard to expect him to post above-average run prevention.
The Pirates surprisingly gave Scahill a bullpen spot after a strong spring training when he beat out 2014 surprise John Holdzkom. Acquired from Colorado last offseason, the right-hander made all but four of his 28 appearances prior to going on the DL with forearm soreness in June. He compiled a 2.64 ERA but walked 16 batters in 30.2 innings - a 4.57 FIP probably gives a better indication of Scahill’s performance. He throws fairly hard (93.6 mph), but the 29-year-old control struggles limit his upside.
Foiled in his bid to win a relief job with the Rockies out of spring training, Scahill saw the bulk of his duties at Triple-A Colorado Springs for the third straight season, serving primarily as a long man. While there, the 28-year-old did an adequate job of striking out batters and limiting his walks, but was much less impressive across his four callup periods with the Rockies. He yielded a 4.80 ERA (6.27 FIP) over 15 innings, with a drop in control and some untimely home runs allowed serving as the primary culprits. After watching Scahill make little progress in becoming an effective big leaguer, the Rockies dealt him to the Pirates in November. He’ll likely see time in the majors at some point in 2015, but at this stage of his career, Scahill doesn’t look like much more than a replacement-level bullpen talent, which figures to keep him constantly on the fringe of a given team’s 40-man roster.
Scahill split last season between Triple-A Colorado Springs and the parent club, proving to be very hittable at both levels. While Scahill has enjoyed only modest success since transitioning to relief duty to quicken his arrival to the majors, his previous experience as a starter makes him one of the more versatile members of the Rockies’ bullpen. Due to his ability to cover multiple innings, Scahill figures to occupy an unglamorous middle-inning relief role for the Rockies, with much of his work coming in low-leverage situations. In other words, fantasy purgatory.
Scahill was mostly an innings-eater at Triple-A Colorado Springs last season, striking out a career-high 9.4 K/9, but not without giving up an alarming 4.4 BB/9. He did manage to get a callup to the Rockies late in the season and will be angling to break camp this season as a long reliever with the big club. Scahill boasts a mid-90s fastball and a quality sinker, but if he fails to control the strike zone with regularity, he will have little chance at sticking in the majors.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PChicago White Sox  NRI
October 26, 2018
Scahill was outrighted from the 40-man roster to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday and will become a free agent following the conclusion of the 2018 season.
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Contract purchased by White Sox
PChicago White Sox  NRI
September 8, 2018
Scahill had his contract selected from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.
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Inks NRI deal with White Sox
PChicago White Sox  NRI
December 1, 2017
Scahill signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox that includes an invite to spring training, Jon Heyman of reports.
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Heads to free agency
PFree Agent  NRI
October 6, 2017
Scahill elected free agency Friday.
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Sent outright to Colorado Springs
PMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
July 28, 2017
Scahill accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.
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