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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #126: October 05, 2021, 04:10:06 PM »
https://thenatsreport.com/10/05/2021/allnews/rhp-cade-cavalli-named-number-one-in-baseball-americas-top-10-east-league-prospects/

Cavalli has looked good, but needs work to "pass" AAA. The article quotes some opposing coach / manager that Cavalli would not look out of place in the majors, but that quote seems to be from a game he pitched before being promoted to Harrisburg. Still a prospect.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #127: December 07, 2021, 03:44:46 PM »
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What led to those struggles in Rochester?

"I've seen every start he had this whole season on video, and my assessment is he wore down at the end of the season," general manager Mike Rizzo said. "Better competition, worn-down pitcher, but the developmental part of Cavalli could not have gone better. He made every start, he threw deep in the games every time he pitched, his stuff was good. And he finished his season with still the same stuff that he started with (for) a guy who did not pitch much last year, obviously, because nobody did. ...

"So you got yourself a good young arm, that's a fresh arm, and got through a full season. Started in A-ball and ended in Triple-A, and it couldn't have gone better for him."

https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2021/12/whats-a-realistic-expectation-for-cavallis-arrival-in-dc.html

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #128: March 16, 2022, 12:01:02 AM »
the kid has some spunk:

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"I say this very humbly, but I feel like I'm going to be right along with Gerrit Cole, deGrom, Scherzer. And I fully believe that. I feel like I have the stuff. I feel like I have the mind. If I just take care of my body and take care of my work, I think it's going to be right around there. That’s what I plan to do.."

https://www.mlb.com/news/cade-cavalli-spring-training-interview?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #130: March 20, 2022, 08:56:29 PM »
3 innings, 6Ks today

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #131: March 25, 2022, 07:11:46 PM »
Cavalli on facing Goldschmidt and Arenado today:

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“I looked at them and I was like: ‘I’m getting you out right here. I’m here to dominate you.’ ”

https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2022/03/cavalli-looks-the-part-of-big-leaguer-in-start-vs-cardinals.html

I'm starting to think he's on the OD roster.  Davey says he's starting again in 5 days.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #132: April 08, 2022, 07:50:53 AM »
Opening start at Rochester: 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #133: April 10, 2022, 08:16:00 PM »
2. Cade Cavalli | RHP
Cade Cavalli
Born: Aug 14, 1998
Bats: R Throws: R
Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 226
Drafted/Signed: Oklahoma, 2020 (1st round).
Signed By: Jerad Head
Minors: 7-9 | 3.36 ERA | 175 SO | 60 BB | 124 IP
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BA Grade: 60/High

Track Record: As a 2020 draftee, Cavalli’s minor league debut was delayed to 2021, though he did impress at the Nationals’ alternate training site in 2020 after being drafted 22nd overall out of Oklahoma. Once on the field this year, the righthander wasted no time making a statement, soaring from High-A to Triple-A over the course of the season. Importantly, after battling injuries in college, Cavalli stayed healthy all season and showed his ability to handle a heavy workload. He led the minor leagues with 157 strikeouts.

Scouting Report: Cavalli’s stuff is electric. Over the summer, rival managers in Double-A Northeast voted his the best fastball and breaking ball in the league. His fastball sits 95-97 mph and has touched as high as 100 using an easy, yet powerful delivery. He throws two distinct breaking balls, a power curveball and a slider that is cutterish at times. The latter is used effectively to get off hitters’ barrels. He gets good sink on his changeup, but evaluators are less enthused about that offering. He has a sinker in his arsenal, but it’s a distant fifth pitch. Don’t be fooled by his big frame, either. Cavalli is a plus athlete who fields his position well. He struggled a bit in his short time at Triple-A, but the organization is working with him to get outs in the zone more often, a necessity against mature hitters.

The Future: The Nationals couldn’t have asked for much more out of Cavalli in 2021, and he looks the part of a front-of-the-rotation starter whose arrival will come sooner rather than later.

Scouting Grades
Fastball: 70. Curveball: 55. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 50

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #134: April 14, 2022, 07:17:21 PM »
hit 99 already tonight. 1 ER. 4H, 7Ks, 1BB in 4 innings so far.

And he completely fell apart in the 5th at around 80 pitches. :(

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #135: April 22, 2022, 03:14:26 PM »
Cavalli scheduled to pitch against Abderdeen Sunday on 10 days rest.

The Nats need a starter on Saturday......

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #136: April 23, 2022, 11:38:39 PM »
Cavalli scheduled to pitch against Abderdeen Sunday on 10 days rest.

The Nats need a starter on Saturday......
He has had a rough run

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #137: April 24, 2022, 04:16:18 PM »
4IP, 4ER today. :(

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #138: April 27, 2022, 03:45:28 PM »
When do we get nervous here?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #139: April 27, 2022, 03:47:55 PM »
When do we get nervous here?
I mean, are we not already there?

Its not a nervous thing. Its simply a patience thing. Everyone was hoping that he would shoot up through the system and then be ready to dominante in 2023. But thats not how developing players works. Especially pitchers.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #140: April 27, 2022, 04:55:01 PM »
I mean, are we not already there?

Its not a nervous thing. Its simply a patience thing. Everyone was hoping that he would shoot up through the system and then be ready to dominante in 2023. But thats not how developing players works. Especially pitchers.

exactly. He's 23 with a grand total of 135 innings in the minors. No need to worry yet.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #141: April 30, 2022, 02:23:45 PM »
5.1IP, 0H, 3BB, 1K. I'd say he bounced back. Only concern is that he threw 81 pitches but only 41 for strikes.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #142: April 30, 2022, 08:59:09 PM »
5.1IP, 0H, 3BB, 1K. I'd say he bounced back. Only concern is that he threw 81 pitches but only 41 for strikes.
Massive exhale. Let’s see some productivity next few weeks.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #143: April 30, 2022, 10:55:14 PM »
Massive exhale. Let’s see some productivity next few weeks.
Exhale over what? Dude is still struggling to throw strikes.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #144: May 01, 2022, 11:45:51 AM »
Exhale over what? Dude is still struggling to throw strikes.

Kid throws 5.1 scoreless with 0 hits. I would say that is a very good outing and worth an exhale, if you were worried to begin with, which I am not.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #145: May 01, 2022, 11:55:00 AM »
Kid throws 5.1 scoreless with 0 hits. I would say that is a very good outing and worth an exhale, if you were worried to begin with, which I am not.

Cavalli threw 81 pitches and 41 strikes, 3 walks and 1 strikeout. That's not good.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #146: May 01, 2022, 12:52:42 PM »
Cavalli threw 81 pitches and 41 strikes, 3 walks and 1 strikeout. That's not good.
The 1 K seems more concerning than the walk.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #147: May 01, 2022, 01:07:39 PM »
Cavalli threw 81 pitches and 41 strikes, 3 walks and 1 strikeout. That's not good.

I get that it's not a great outing, but I just feel like this board is so negative about every player on the farm. It's easy to be negative about the MLB product right now, but I want the farm to be a positive place.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #148: May 01, 2022, 01:58:41 PM »
I get that it's not a great outing, but I just feel like this board is so negative about every player on the farm. It's easy to be negative about the MLB product right now, but I want the farm to be a positive place.

I'm not "being negative". I'm just noticing. It was an odd sort of start, judging from the numbers.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #149: May 01, 2022, 03:12:29 PM »
The 1 K seems more concerning than the walk.
Nah, its the 44 strikes and 3 walks.

I get that it's not a great outing, but I just feel like this board is so negative about every player on the farm. It's easy to be negative about the MLB product right now, but I want the farm to be a positive place.

Its not just this outing. He has struggled since he got to Triple A