Top Prospect #17: Trevor Cahill

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NAME: Trevor Cahill
POSITION: Pitcher
AGE: 20 | BATS: R | THROWS: R
ORGANIZATION: Oakland Athletics

2008 STATISTICS
LVL G IP W-L ERA SO GO/AO
MiLB 21 124.1 11-5 2.61 136 2.43

Scouting Report: Cahill is a very talented athlete (former shortstop) who has a lot going for him on the mound. He has plus makeup, plus stuff and plus mound presence which all goes into making him as dominating as he is. A large part of that domination comes from his plus-fastball which has mind-blowing sink to it. It is incredibly heavy and causes most hitters to swing right over it. He counters his fastball with a slider, curve and change. While Cahill doesn’t have the best control or feel for any of these pitches, he has vastly improved on them, particularly his change. Cahill is a workhorse and I project him to be better than his counterpart, Brett Anderson, and should be a top of the rotation pitcher very soon for the Athletics.

By Matthew Whipps
The Diamond Cutter
Major & Minor League Baseball Columnist
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One Response to Top Prospect #17: Trevor Cahill

  1. Mike says:

    There’s my boy! The next wave…..I’m guessing Henry Rodriguez isn’t appearing in the Top 25. Nor our new man-child from the third world…..Oh well, JG is back, all is well.

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