Trevor John Cahill (March 1, 1988 in Oceanside, California) is a right-handed pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.

Trevor Cahill
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Born: March 1, 1988 (1988-03-01) (age 23)Oceanside, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 2009 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics

(through July 21, 2011)

Win-Loss 36-29
Earned run average 3.60
Strikeouts 307
Career highlights and awards


[hide]*1 Career

[edit] CareerEdit

Oakland drafted Cahill in the second round (66th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft. In his first full season with the Kane County Cougars, he went 11–4 with a 2.73 earned run average, 117 strikeouts and 105.1 innings pitched over 19 starts to earn a Class A All-Star nod from Baseball America.

Cahill began 2008 with the Stockton Ports of the California League. He went 5–4 with a 2.78 ERA and 103 strikeouts to earn a California League All star selection and a promotion to AA. He also represented America in Major League Baseball's Futures Game.

With the RockHounds, Cahill was 6–1 with a 2.19 ERA before shutting it down in order to compete with the United States national baseball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1]

Entering the 2009 season, Cahill was ranked 11th among Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects,[2] and made the Athletics starting rotation out of Spring Training along with his Olympic teammate Brett Anderson. On April 7, 2009, Cahill made his Major League debut against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, going 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs, striking out 1 and received a no decision.[3]

[edit] 2010 SeasonEdit

Cahill came into the 2010 season as a starter for the A's, quickly becoming one of the breakout pitchers of the year. He put up borderline Cy Young award worthy statistics, finishing the season with an 18–8 record and an ERA of 2.97, making it into the Top 5 of lowest ERA in the American League, behind Felix Hernandez, Clay Buchholz, and David Price, all three considered among best pitchers in the American League. His WHIP was also in the Top 5, with 1.11 WHIP.

[edit] Awards/HonorsEdit

2007 Baseball America Low Class A All Star
2008 CAL Mid-Season All-Star
2008 TEX Pitcher of the Week
2008 Futures Game Selection
2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game 1x Selection
2010 1x AL Player of the Week

[edit] PersonalEdit

Cahill earned a 4.36 GPA at Vista High School and committed to Dartmouth College before eventually signing with the A's.[4]

Cahill warms up to the song "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane.[5]

In the offseason, he lives in Oceanside, California.

Cahill's nickname is trevordactyl.

[edit] Scouting ReportEdit

Cahill's best pitch is his sinker, which features excellent downward movement and ranges from 88-92 mph. His sinker is his most frequent offering and is the main reason why he gets so many ground balls. Cahill also has a changeup in the 81-83 mph range, which like his fastball also features excellent downward movement. This is a pitch that he uses frequently against left-handers to get strikeouts. Starting in the 2010 season, Cahill began featuring a 12-6 curveball as well. His curve, which ranges in the 76-80mph range, has become his main strikeout weapon, and he can get hitters to chase it out of the zone as well as freezing hitters with it in the zone. Cahill also features a rare low 80s slider against righties, though it a below average pitch.

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