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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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Pitches tonight.

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