April 5, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #15 Trevor Cahill

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #15 | Trevor Cahill | Athletics

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| March 1, 1988 (Oceanside, California)

| Vista High School

| 6'3''

| 210 lbs.

2008 Ranking | Not Ranked

The Oakland Athletics drafted Trevor Cahill in the 2nd round of the 2006 draft. He was one of the top prep school arms in the draft but after a battle with strep throat made him loose 10 lbs and 6 mph on his fastball and teams concerned about his scholarship offer from Dartmouth, the A's snatched Cahill when he was still available with the 66th overall pick. It's been a great choice ever since. Cahill gained back his velocity and ended up signing with the Athletics. Through 4 stops, Cahill has a 22-9 record to go along with a 2.68 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10 K/9 ratio. He has a great two-seam fastball that sits comfortably in the low-90's along with one of the best curves (actually knuckle-curves) in the Minor League ranks. He also mixes in a plus change-up and hard slider which gives him a great Major League caliber repertoire. Cahill has yet to pitch in Triple-A but represented the United States in both the Futures Game and Olympics last summer. With injuries to multiple Athletics starters, Cahill will open the 2009 season as the A's #2 starter.

2008 Statistics
Level    W    L    ERA     IP     K    BB    WHIP    FIP
A+       5    4   2.78   87.1   103    31    0.95   2.63
AA 6 1 2.19 37.0 33 19 1.16 3.90

2009 Outlook
Cahill is slated to begin the 2009 season in Oakland with the Athletics. If he struggles, they won't hesitate to send him up Interstate 80 to Triple-A Sacramento.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball (Two-Seam)
  • Knuckle-Curveball
  • Change-up
  • Slider

Estimated Time of Arrival