Cal Quantrill

Cal Quantrill

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Guardians
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Quantrill recorded a 2.03 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, fanning 20 in 26.2 innings over 17 relief appearances before transitioning to the rotation. After getting stretched out for a few outings, Quantrill posted a 2.81 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 89 punchouts over his final 112 innings, spanning 19 starts. A lucky .267 BABIP and 80% LOB mark aided Quantrill as his ERA estimators all pegged his actual to be over a run higher. He's not dominant with a 19.6 K%, but Cleveland has a knack for getting the most from their hurlers and Quantrill does throw a slider and changeup with double-digit SwStrk percentages, so maybe they can work their magic again. Quantrill should break camp in the Guardians' rotation but beware of paying for 2021's success. There is upside with more strikeouts. Chasing it is risky. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#271
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$Signed a one-year, $2.51 million contract with the Guardians in March of 2022.
Allows one run in no-decision
PCleveland Guardians
May 19, 2022
Quantrill did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the Reds. He gave up one run on five hits and zero walks while striking out five over seven innings.
ANALYSIS
A Tyler Naquin solo homer in the fifth inning accounted for all of the damage against Quantrill, who now sits with a 3.48 ERA through seven starts this season. He once again hung a goose egg in the walk column, so Quantrill seems to be trusting his stuff, but his stuff is not good enough to achieve these kinds of results on a regular basis, especially against better lineups. Quantrill has struck out just 25 batters in 41.1 innings this season and ranks among the bottom 10 qualifiers in strikeout percentage.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
92
Last 10 Games
92
Last 5 Games
96
How many pitches does Cal Quantrill generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
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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 2020
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .215 430 103 41 82 19 2 10
Since 2020vs Right .254 474 72 29 108 13 1 12
2022vs Left .217 72 13 10 13 2 0 2
2022vs Right .241 94 12 5 21 3 0 1
2021vs Left .214 306 74 26 59 16 2 8
2021vs Right .254 310 47 21 70 7 1 8
2020vs Left .217 52 16 5 10 1 0 0
2020vs Right .270 70 13 3 17 3 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-37%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-67%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.34 1.07 119.1 7 0 0 7.5 2.6 0.8
Since 2020Away 3.58 1.31 100.2 4 5 1 6.7 3.1 1.1
2022Home 3.06 1.02 17.2 0 0 0 7.1 4.1 0.5
2022Away 3.80 1.31 23.2 1 2 0 4.2 2.7 0.8
2021Home 2.35 1.08 92.0 6 0 0 7.4 2.3 0.9
2021Away 3.75 1.34 57.2 2 3 0 7.0 3.6 1.1
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
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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
1.67
 
K/9
5.4
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
92.6 mph
 
ERA
3.48
 
WHIP
1.19
 
BABIP
.253
 
GB/FB
0.96
 
Left On Base
69.2%
 
Exit Velocity
80.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.4%
 
Spin Rate
2067 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.4%
 
Swinging Strike
7.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Wednesday's start postponed
PCleveland Guardians
May 18, 2022
Quantrill won't start as scheduled Wednesday against the Reds since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
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Allows 10 hits in loss
PCleveland Guardians
May 10, 2022
Quantrill (1-2) took the loss and allowed four runs on 10 hits in 6.1 innings, striking out three in a 4-1 defeat Tuesday against the White Sox.
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Decent in no-decision
PCleveland Guardians
May 5, 2022
Quantrill allowed three runs on three hits and five walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Padres.
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Tosses quality start in loss
PCleveland Guardians
April 28, 2022
Quantrill (1-1) suffered the loss against the Angels on Thursday, completing six innings and allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out four.
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Allows three runs
PCleveland Guardians
April 24, 2022
Quantrill allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two across 6.1 innings Saturday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
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