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Postby NYMetsGM » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:00 pm

does anyone know if Cahill will be called up this season?
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Re: Trevor Cahill

Postby King Tim » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:43 pm

He won't
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Re: Trevor Cahill

Postby cnote23 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:13 pm

no they want him to stay down they have said next year they do want to work him in some how.
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Re: Trevor Cahill

Postby J35J » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:42 am

20 year old kid with some control issues still to take care of. No reason to rush him or put undo pressure on him yet.
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Re: Trevor Cahill

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:06 pm

Keep in mind the date, but I thought this was interesting.

Sullymetrics: Dominance Factor
by Brett Sullivan
May 30, 2008
I wanted to create a statistic that shows to what extent a pitcher is dominating; something unbiased. Most importantly, I wanted it to be simple. I came up with this:

Dominance Factor (DF) = (Strikeout Percentage + Groundball Percentage – Walk Percentage) + ((Age-Level standard – actual age) *10)

Age-Level standard is an age that I assigned to each level in the minor leagues. The ages I chose are an approximate of what I believe to be average ages for an elite prospect in each league. Groundball percentages from

Age-Level standards:

Low-A = 20.0

High-A = 21.0

AA = 22.5

AAA = 24.0

I used weighted averages to calculate Age-Level standards for players who have spent time at more than one level this season -- the same goes for K, BB, and GB%.

Here is an example Dominance Factor calculation:

Trevor Cahill DOB: 3/1/1988 (age: 20.2), 7.5 BB%, 31.1 K%, 63 GB%, 68.2 IP

31.1 K% + 63 GB% - 7.5 BB% = 88.6

(21 (A+) – 20.2 = .8) *10 = 8

86.6 + 8 = 94.6 DF

Cahill's score is outstanding. He leads all minor leaguers with 30.0+ innings pitched. Max Scherzer is the only player with a DF over 100 this season, as he truly dominated AAA in 23.0 innings this year.

The following is the Top 25 Dominance Factors in the minor leagues in 2008 to this point (Min 30.0 innings):

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Re: Trevor Cahill

Postby Diamond Miners » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:38 pm

Yeah, it was an interesting read and has caused me to think of my own weight system for minor league pitchers. I'm glad I have both Cahill and Porcello as my two minor leaguers.
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