Cal Quantrill
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Diego Padres AAA
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Padres in June of 2016 that includes a $3.96 million signing bonus.
Promoted to Triple-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 6, 2018
Quantrill was promoted to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Quantrill posted a 5.15 ERA with 101 strikeouts over 117 innings with Double-A San Antonio, so his promotion wasn't performance related. The Padres lost a couple of starters via the waiver wire Sunday, so the youngster was forced up a level to fill vacated rotation spots. He will get acclimated with the Pacific Coast League over the final month of the minor-league season, and could open the 2019 season back at that level.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Whiffs season-high 10 batters Sunday
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
June 4, 2018
Quantrill tossed seven shutout innings and struck out a season-high 10 batters in Double-A San Antonio's 6-0 win over Springfield on Sunday. He scattered three hits and a walk in the 97-pitch outing.
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Earns invite to spring training
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
January 18, 2018
The Padres extended an invitation to Quantrill for spring training.
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Treading water since being promoted to Double-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 16, 2017
Quantrill, 22, has a 3.38 ERA and 20:8 K:BB in 29.1 innings since being promoted to Double-A San Antonio.
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Promoted to Double-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
July 11, 2017
Quantrill will head to Double-A San Antonio on Tuesday, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.
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Averaging more than strikeout per inning at High-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
June 1, 2017
Quantrill, 22, has a 3.80 ERA and 50:17 K:BB in 47.1 innings for High-A Lake Elsinore.
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