Cal Quantrill

Cal Quantrill

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Guardians
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
#199
ADP
$Traded to the Indians in August of 2020.
Won't start again in 2021
PCleveland Guardians
September 30, 2021
Quantrill will not start during the team's weekend series against Kansas City, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Quantrill last started Monday, so he would have lined up to take the ball in the team's final game of the season Sunday. However, Aaron Civale will draw the start in his place as the team looks to build up his innings after he dealt with a sprained finger that cost him over two months of game action. Quantrill ends the season with a strong 2.89 ERA and 1.18 WHIP while racking up 121 strikeouts across 149.2 frames.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
59
Last 10 Games
98
Last 5 Games
101
How many pitches does Cal Quantrill generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
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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+
 
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41-50
 
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81-90
 
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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 2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .247 628 133 55 139 32 4 18
Since 2019vs Right .244 553 106 28 123 13 2 16
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
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
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-37%
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 3.19 1.16 160.2 11 3 0 7.5 2.5 1.0
Since 2019Away 4.24 1.31 121.0 5 8 1 7.8 2.9 1.3
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
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 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
2.57
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
94.3 mph
 
ERA
2.89
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.273
 
GB/FB
1.38
 
Left On Base
78.8%
 
Exit Velocity
81.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.7%
 
Spin Rate
2031 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.2%
 
Swinging Strike
9.6%
 
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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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Quality start Monday
PCleveland Guardians
September 27, 2021
Quantrill (8-3) picked up the win Monday versus the Royals, tossing six innings while giving up three runs on six hits and striking out five.
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Cruises to seventh win
PCleveland Guardians
September 21, 2021
Quantrill (7-3) earned the win Tuesday after holding the Royals to one run on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out six across 6.2 innings.
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Logs quality start Wednesday
PCleveland Guardians
September 15, 2021
Quantrill (6-3) went 6.2 innings Wednesday, allowing three unearned runs on two hits and three walks to earn the win against Minnesota. He had four strikeouts.
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Stellar in winning effort
PCleveland Guardians
September 9, 2021
Quantrill (5-3) held the Twins to one run on four hits and two walks over 7.2 innings to earn the win Thursday. He also had five strikeouts.
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Hit hard in loss
PCleveland Guardians
September 3, 2021
Quantrill (4-3) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six-plus innings Friday, taking the loss versus Boston.
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