Feb 03, 2018 | Dan Thompson | 279 views
Terrier Alumni Cal Quantrill Ranked 40Th
Major League Baseball Pipeline announced their Top 100 prospects earlier this week and Cal Quantrill has moved up to number 40.
According to the report Cal's ETA to hit the big leagues is 2019. He was a first round pick, 8th overall in the 2016 MLB draft.
He is currently in the San Diego Padres organization with the Lake Elsinore Storm.
Cal spent three years with the Terriers including back stopping the 17u Terriers to a 2011 World Series title in Nashville .
He threw a complete game in the championship final. Cal was also a starter with Canada's Junior National Team, acquired a scholarship to Stanford University and was originally drafted by the NY Yankees. After earning his degree at Stanford Cal signed with the Padres for above 8th overall slot value at $3,963,045.
After his first season in pro ball Cal suited up for the World Team in the All- Star Futures Game. He features a deep arsenal of pitches which include a fastball that reaches 97 MPH and a low 80's changeup that is considered one of the best in the minors. His slider also projects as an above average offering.
The Padres will manage Cal's work load in 2018, but with his impressive blend of size, stuff and pitchability it won't stop Quantrill from continuing his quick rise through the Minor League.