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What can the LA Angels expect from Trevor Cahill?

By David Rice
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Trevor Cahill #53 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the top of the first inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 23, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Trevor Cahill #53 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the top of the first inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 23, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Cahill has been a solid pitcher throughout his career. The LA Angels are hoping that he can help to solidify their rotation in 2019.  Which Trevor Cahill will the Angels get this season is the question.

When LA Angels pitcher Trevor Cahill was called up to the majors by the Oakland A’s in 2009 he was looked at to be one of the team’s main starters and despite an up and down season Cahill performed admirably going 10-13 with a 4.63 ERA.  In 2010 Cahill broke out pitching very well going 18-8 with a 2.97 ERA.  He also had a 1.11 WHIP and held opponents to a .220 batting average.

Cahill dipped slightly in 2011 going 12-14 with a 4.16 ERA and he was traded that winter in a five-player swap with he Arizona Diamondbacks. Cahill had two solid seasons in Arizona going 13-12 and 8-10 in 2012 and 2013 with a 3.78 and then a 3.99 ERA.  Cahill then fell off drastically in 2014 going 3-12 with a 5.61 ERA and then in 2015 Cahill signed with the Atlanta Braves and did not fare well there either going 0-3 with a 7.52 ERA before being traded to the Chicago Cubs.

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Cahill regained his form with the Cubs posting stellar numbers the rest of the season going 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA.  In the Cubs World Series winning season of 2016 Cahill pitched out the bullpen and was a standout going 4-4 with a 2.74 ERA.  He struck 66 batters in 65 innings and opponents only hit .221 against him.

Cahill, however, was on the move again signing with the San Diego Padres and he pitched well with them going 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA, but then he was traded at the deadline to the Kansas City Royals where he was horrendous going 0-0 with an 8.22 ERA.  He bounced back nicely in 20188 returning to the A’s and being one of the key additions in their wildcard run.  Cahill went 7-4 with a 3.76 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 110 innings fo work.

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The Angels hope that Trevor Cahill will at least be able to hold down the third or fourth spot in the rotation.  Only time will tell, but hopefully Cahill can pitch solidly in 2019.

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