Oakland A’s Pitcher Trevor Cahill’s Dramatic Improvement

Posted: 3rd July 2010 by Nathaniel Stoltz in MLB
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It was pretty well known around here last season that I was not a fan of A's righthander Trevor Cahill. That wasn't so much because I didn't think the former top prospect had great potential. It was more due to the fact that Cahill wasn't performing well and had completely ditched his best pitch, a big curveball. Cahill throws five pitches: a four-seamer in the low-90's, a two-seamer around 90 with unbelievable movement, a low-80's changeup with excellent movement, the big curve, and a slider. Last season, he essentially became a two-pitch pitcher, using the two-seam fastball and the changeup. It didn't work. Cahill had a respectable 4.63 ERA, but his FIP was 5.33, he struck out just 90 batters, and he allowed a horrific 27 homers.  Cahill's struggles showed one thing: major league hi ...

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