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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #150: May 01, 2022, 05:52:31 PM »
Cavalli threw 81 pitches and 41 strikes, 3 walks and 1 strikeout. That's not good.

Hard to judge without knowing if the ump was calling a tight strike zone.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #151: May 06, 2022, 09:24:57 PM »
4.2 IP, 7H, 6ER, 4BB, 6K

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #152: May 07, 2022, 12:04:11 PM »
4.2 IP, 7H, 6ER, 4BB, 6K
like to know if they are telling him, "we'd like you to practice nibbling and pitching backwards just so you can pitch consistently with our organizational philosophy.  Look what we did for Lucas Giolito."

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #153: May 11, 2022, 01:46:57 PM »
Strong start today (so far): 5IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 5Ks

Just opened up the 6th with a ball past Fox and a walk.

Looks like he's done at 96 pitches, 63 strikes. Done in by a hit Fox should have had, and a passed ball by Gushue. Final line: 5.2 IP, 4H, 2R, 1BB, 1ER, 6Ks.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #154: May 12, 2022, 01:30:47 PM »
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He had a whopping 44.9% strikeout rate in his seven High-A games, then made 11 Double-A starts and fanned 32.9% of those opponents. But when he reached Triple-A for a six-start stint to close out the season, his strikeout rate dipped significantly, with the more advanced batters keying in on heaters that would’ve blown by bats at the lower levels.

Wednesday was Cavalli’s sixth Triple-A start of the 2022 season, and his numbers are quite similar to the ones he put up at the end of last year, with a strikeout rate around 20% and a walk rate around 10%. He has increased his use of his secondary pitches, which in part accounts for the decrease in strikeouts, but which has also brought down his BABIP. He’s shown the ability to locate his breaking ball and off-speed stuff, though not yet to a convincing level of reliability. While he struck out Jeter Downs twice in the first four innings last night, he also served up a mid-80s slider that stayed flat and hovered over the middle of the plate, which Downs launched out of the park, but foul. Cavalli won’t get away with those kinds of mistakes as he continues to progress.

The narrative around Cavalli has remained roughly the same since he was drafted in 2020: an undeniably intimidating arm attached to a violent delivery and a checkered injury record. Of course, when you’re hitting the high-90s with your fastball as consistently as Cavalli does, there being some violence in your delivery is not altogether unexpected, but it’s particularly concerning when paired with the injuries that plagued his college career, though those maladies have yet to re-emerge such that they’ve had an impact on his professional development.
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/thursday-prospect-notes-5-12-22/

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #155: May 17, 2022, 09:56:06 PM »
awful start tonight, 0.2 IP, 4H, 2BB, 2SO, 5ER

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #156: May 23, 2022, 08:45:16 AM »
Busto.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #157: May 23, 2022, 08:53:45 AM »
5IP, 1H, 1ER, 3BB, 4K's

Run came in the 5th (and final) inning of work. Thats also where he gave up his only hit and 2 of his walks

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #158: May 28, 2022, 04:43:31 PM »
Pitches tonight.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #160: May 29, 2022, 10:25:52 AM »
Pitched 7 innings, 2 hits, 6 Ks, 1 BB, 0 runs. Pretty good!

https://www.milb.com/gameday/red-wings-vs-mets/2022/05/28/664667#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=664667

Back to back very solid starts after a rough start to the season. ERA down to 5.58.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #162: June 05, 2022, 08:45:32 AM »
Three straight good starts :az:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #163: June 05, 2022, 10:18:15 AM »
Give Cavalli and Strasburg a couple more starts. Then bring both up to the Nats.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #164: June 11, 2022, 09:02:23 AM »
Meh last night - 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4BB, 5Ks

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #165: June 11, 2022, 09:30:48 AM »
Meh last night - 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4BB, 5Ks
5.16 ERA.  Looks like he should have started the year in Harrisburg. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #166: June 11, 2022, 09:58:39 AM »
5.16 ERA.  Looks like he should have started the year in Harrisburg. 
He already excelled there.

His walks are down. Home runs are down. He is mixing in good starts with bad ones. He's right where he needs to be. Its just not happening as quickly as we had all hoped. But he's probably a good choice for a post trade deadline call up

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« Reply #167: June 11, 2022, 10:08:23 AM »
He already excelled there.

His walks are down. Home runs are down. He is mixing in good starts with bad ones. He's right where he needs to be. Its just not happening as quickly as we had all hoped. But he's probably a good choice for a post trade deadline call up
Yes and he did not do that well in his time in Triple A last year either.  123 innings last year and he is at 52 so far this year.  I would keep an eye on that.  If you call him up and he does OK the manager will keep trotting him out there even if tired.  I would say maybe September for a start or two depending on where he is innings wise.  I would rather see him start going deeper into games in Triple A--only 52 innings in 11 games thus far.  When you think about it an ERA over 5 only going through the order two times is concerning. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #168: June 11, 2022, 03:28:25 PM »
Era by itself is a useless indicator. Look at the trend.

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« Reply #169: June 11, 2022, 04:10:59 PM »
Era by itself is a useless indicator. Look at the trend.
Well after last night the trend is up. 
Sorry but I would just like to see a guy who can go 7 innings in Triple A. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #170: June 11, 2022, 04:49:19 PM »
Well after last night the trend is up. 
Sorry but I would just like to see a guy who can go 7 innings in Triple A. 
Anyone who can go 7 innings in Triple A would be on a big league roster.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #171: June 11, 2022, 04:59:15 PM »
Anyone who can go 7 innings in Triple A would be on a big league roster.
Well yeah that’s why I want to see it.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #172: June 11, 2022, 05:10:28 PM »
Well yeah that’s why I want to see it.


Theyre not gonna wait for that though. No one goes 7 innings anymore.

He's rocking a 3.81 FIP. Thats an improvement over last season

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #173: June 12, 2022, 11:43:54 AM »
Meh last night - 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4BB, 5Ks
Hard night and still made it 5 innings. The trend is positive, as Slate pointed out.

I'm a lot more excited than I was a month ago.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Cade Cavalli, RHP
« Reply #174: June 12, 2022, 12:07:45 PM »
Last five starts:
6/10: 5IP, 6H, 4BB, 5Ks
6/4: 7IP, 5H, 2BB, 10Ks
5/28: 7IP, 2H, 1BB, 6Ks
5/22: 5IP, 1H, 3BB, 4Ks
5/17: 0.2IP, 5H, 2BB, 2Ks