Trevor Cahill

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/240
  • Age: 27


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Trevor Cahill Stats

1-3 5.40 43.1 36 1.38

Trevor Cahill MLB Career Stats

65-72 4.13 1083.2 754 1.36

Trevor Cahill Bio

  • Full Name: Trevor John Cahill
  • Born: 3/1/1988 in Oceanside, CA
  • Draft: 2006, Oakland Athletics, 2nd rd. (66th overall)
  • High School: Vista, CA
  • Debut: April 7, 2009
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2015 Stats 1 3 5.40 26 3 0 43.1 36 1.38
MLB Career Stats 65 72 4.13 212 173 1 1083.2 754 1.36

Trevor Cahill Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Cubs NL 199 Sinker 91.77 91.00 2135.83 6.17 91.00
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 91.00 2085.32 6.10 90.00


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September 11, 2015 at 8:20 PM ET

Maddon will wait, 'match it up' for Sunday starter

Dan Haren will start Saturday for the Cubs against the Phillies, and Jason Hammel and Jon Lester will go on Tuesday in a doubleheader against the Pirates. But who starts Sunday in the series finale against the Phillies is to be determined.

September 1, 2015 at 9:41 PM ET

Baez, callups join Cubs along with Jackson

Newly acquired outfielder Austin Jackson joined the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday along with four players from Triple-A Iowa, including infielder Javier Baez.


Trevor Cahill Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Oakland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/09/2010 Oakland AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2008 Midland TEX

Baseball America Low Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Kane County MID

TEX Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/07/2008 Midland TEX

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Stockton CAL

Trevor Cahill Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2010 2.97 4th in AL


Season W Rank
2010 18 4th in AL
2011 12 21st in AL
2012 13 21st in NL


Season SO Rank
2011 147 22nd in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2010 1.11 4th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2009 .270 23rd in AL
2010 .220 3rd in AL
2012 .250 21st in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2009 32 14th in AL
2011 34 1st in AL
2012 32 13th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2010 1 20th in AL
2012 2 4th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2010 1 3rd in AL
2012 1 8th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2009 178.2 25th in AL
2010 196.2 22nd in AL
2011 207.2 15th in AL
2012 200.0 18th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2009 4.53 3rd in AL
2010 5.40 9th in AL
2011 6.37 16th in AL
2012 7.02 17th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2009 1.25 1st in AL
2010 1.87 10th in AL
2011 1.79 5th in AL
2012 2.11 8th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2009 72 7th in AL
2010 63 25th in AL
2011 82 3rd in AL
2012 74 8th in NL
2013 65 14th in NL


Season H Rank
2009 185 21st in AL
2011 214 7th in AL
2012 184 24th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2009 27 6th in AL

Trevor Cahill Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2015 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Trevor Cahill from Iowa Cubs.
August 18, 2015 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract.
August 18, 2015 RHP Trevor Cahill assigned to Iowa Cubs.
August 14, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers released RHP Trevor Cahill.
July 17, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 7-day disabled list.
July 12, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers sent RHP Trevor Cahill on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
July 7, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers sent RHP Trevor Cahill on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.
July 2, 2015 RHP Trevor Cahill assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
June 30, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract.
June 19, 2015 Atlanta Braves released RHP Trevor Cahill.
June 11, 2015 Atlanta Braves designated RHP Trevor Cahill for assignment.
April 3, 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks traded cash and RHP Trevor Cahill to Atlanta Braves for LF Josh Elander.
July 14, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Trevor Cahill from Reno Aces.
July 1, 2014 RHP Trevor Cahill assigned to Reno Aces from Visalia Rawhide.
June 28, 2014 RHP Trevor Cahill assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Reno Aces.
June 17, 2014 RHP Trevor Cahill assigned to Reno Aces from Visalia Rawhide.
June 12, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned RHP Trevor Cahill to Visalia Rawhide.
June 9, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks designated Trevor Cahill for assignment.
August 17, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks activated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 15-day disabled list.
July 30, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks sent RHP Trevor Cahill on a rehab assignment to Reno Aces.
July 25, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks sent RHP Trevor Cahill on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
July 1, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks placed RHP Trevor Cahill on the 15-day disabled list. Right hip contusion.
December 9, 2011 Oakland Athletics traded cash, LHP Craig Breslow and RHP Trevor Cahill to Arizona Diamondbacks for RF Collin Cowgill, RHP Jarrod Parker and RHP Ryan Cook.
April 30, 2010 Oakland Athletics recalled Trevor Cahill from Sacramento River Cats.
April 20, 2010 Oakland Athletics optioned Trevor Cahill to Sacramento River Cats.
April 19, 2010 Oakland Athletics sent RHP Trevor Cahill on a rehab assignment to Sacramento River Cats.
April 4, 2010 Trevor Cahill roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.

Trevor John Cahill Bio Info

Trevor John Cahill...Married to Jessica...Is a 2006 graduate of Vista (Calif.) High School...Signed by Craig Weissmann (A's).


In his third full season with Arizona, went 3-12 with a 5.61 ERA (69 ER in 110.2 IP) in 32 games (17 starts)...One of three pitchers with at least 15 starts and 15 relief appearances (also David Phelps and Brad Hand)...Was 2-10 with a 6.31 ERA (61 ER in 87.0 IP IP) as a starter and 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA (8 ER in 23.2 IP) in relief...Averaged a career-best 0.73 home runs per 9.0 IP (0.80 in 2013) and 8.54 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (6.26 in 2013)...Allowed one homer over 15 games (seven starts) from May 20- Aug. 20, a span of 220 batters faced…did not yield a homer in a career-high 6 straight starts from July 23-Aug. 20...Started on March 23 vs. Dodgers in Sydney, Australia (L, 5 ER in 4.0 IP)...On April 13 vs. Mets, became the second Arizona starter in club history to strike out at least eight batters in 4.0 innings or less (also Randy Johnson on Sept. 1, 2008 vs. Cardinals; 8 SO in 3.2 IP)...Earned his first career save on April 18 @ Dodgers...Designated for assignment on June 9…was 2-3 with a 4.45 ERA (15 ER in 30.1 IP) in 7 starts with Single-A Visalia and Triple-A Reno...Contract was selected from Reno on July 14 and returned to the rotation on July 18 vs. Cubs (ND, 3 ER in 5.0 IP)...Did not walk a batter in back-to-back starts on July 23 vs. Tigers and July 29 @ Reds for the first time in his career...Reached the 1,000.0-inning mark on Aug. 9 vs. Rockies...Did not allow a hit in the first 5.1 innings on Sept. 7 @ Dodgers, the third-longest hitless beginning to a start in his career.


Was 8-10 with a 3.99 ERA (65 ER in 146.2 IP) in 26 games (25 starts) in his second season with Arizona... Held opponents to 4 earned runs or less in 29 straight starts from June 27, 2012-May 27, 2013, the second-longest streak in club history behind Randy Johnson's 30 games (April 13-Sept. 22, 2001)... Limited opponents to a .214 (31-for-145) average with runners in scoring position, seventh-lowest in the NL... 71.0 ground ball percentage was second-highest in his career and would have ranked second in the NL if qualified... Was 5-0 with a 2.70 ERA (15 ER in 50.0 IP) in the second half…joined Mariano Rivera as the only 2 pitchers to go 5-0 or better after the All-Star Break... Tied for the Major League lead with 17 wild pitches (also Tampa Bay's Matt Moore)... Triple on May 6 @ Dodgers was his first career extra-base hit and 11th triple by a D-backs pitcher all-time... 10 strikeouts on June 14 @ Padres matched his career high (also June 26, 2010 vs. Pirates)... On the 15-day disabled list with a right hip contusion from July 1-Aug. 17... Set a franchise record with 3 wild pitches in an inning on Aug. 22 @ Reds... Earned the victory in his first relief appearance in the 18-inning affair on Aug. 24 @ Phillies, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings with 2 hits allowed…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he was the fi rst pitcher to throw at least 4.0 innings within 2 days of a game in which he lasted at least 7.0 innings since the Reds' Mario Soto on July 18, 1980 vs. Mets... 150th career start and 600th career strikeout on Sept. 10 @ Dodgers... Hit .082 (4-for-49) with 1 double, 1 triple and 5 RBI…tied his career high with 2 RBI on May 6 @ Dodgers and Aug. 17 @ Pirates.

2012 Recorded at least 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 innings for the second straight season, going 13-12 with a 3.78 ERA (84 ER in 200.0 IP) in 32 starts with the D-backs...Established a career high with 156 strikeouts...Is only the second pitcher since 1990 to record at least 10 wins and 30 starts in his first 4 Major League seasons (also CC Sabathia from 2001-04) and the fifth since 1930 (also Sabathia, Teddy Higuera from 1985-88, Tom Seaver from 1967-70 and Larry Jensen from 1947-50)...Since 2000, his 53 wins before turning 25 are the most by a right-handed pitcher...Ranked among NL leaders in ground ball percentage (2nd, 71.8), ground balls (2nd, 351) and GIDP (T-2nd, 23)...also finished seventh in the NL with a 2.91 road ERA (33 ER in 102.0 IP)...Made his 100th career start on April 25 vs. Phillies...Tossed a 6-hitshutout on June 3@Padres, his second career shutout and complete game...induced 4 GIDP, tied for the third-most by a D-backs' starting pitcher in club history (also Brandon Webb and Shawn Estes)...Posted a season-long 15.0-inning scoreless streak from May 28-June 9 and a 20.0-inning road scoreless streak from May 28-June 15...Recorded his first 2-hit game on July 15 @ Cubs...Threw 6.0 hitless innings before surrendering a leadoff single to Marco Scutaro in the seventh inning on September 5 @ Giants, his second-longest hitless stretch (6.1 on April 12, 2009 vs. Mariners)...retired first 16 batters faced, his longest streak to start a game and tied for the longest of career (also 16 on July 17, 2010 @ Royals)...Tossed his third complete game on Sept. 29 vs.Cubs with a career-high 126 pitches...notched his first multi-RBI game. 2011 Established career highs in starts, strikeouts (147) and innings pitched in his third season with the A's, going 12-14 with a 4.16 ERA (96 ER in 207.2 IP) in 34 starts...Became the second pitcher in Oakland history (Tim Hudson, 1999-2001) to win at least 10 games in each of the first three seasons of his career, and the sixth in franchise history (also Jim Nash, 1966-68; Lefty Grove, 1925-27; Chief Bender, 1903-05 and Eddie Plank, 1901-03)...Led the American League in ground ball-to-fly ball ratio (2.37) and percentage of pitches taken (60.0)...also ranked among AL leaders in starts (T1st), wild pitches (2nd, 15) and walks (3rd, 82)...Opponents stole a career-high 28 bases, which tied for fourth-most in the AL...Was 6-0 with a 1.72 ERA (10 ER in 52.1 IP) and a .209 average (41-for-196) in his first 8 starts, compared to 6-14 with a 4.98 ERA (86 ER in 155.1 IP) and a .288 mark (173-for-601) in his final 26... the 6 wins were tied for the Major-League lead through May 14, but his 14 losses tied for the most in the Majors after May 15...Made his first career Opening Day start on April 1 vs. Mariners, marking the youngest (23 years, 31 days) A's pitcher to do so since Vida Blue in 1971 (21 years, 251 days) and seventh-youngest overall...Improved to 6-0 on May 9 @ Rangers, becoming the first A's pitcher to start the season 6-0 since Jim Corsi went 6-0 in 1996 and first A's starting pitcher to begin the season 6-0 since Dave Stewart in 1990...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he was the first A's pitcher to go 6-0 or better with a sub-2.00 ERA in his first 8 starts of a season since Sam Gray went 8-0 with a 1.43 ERA in 1925...Suffered his first loss on May 15 vs. White Sox (2 ER in 7.0 IP), ending his career-high tying 7-game winning streak dating back to 2010...Walked a career-high 7 batters without a strikeout on June 14 vs. Royals, the second pitcher in Oakland history to walk 7 or more without striking out a batter (also Mike Norris on April 16, 1979 vs. Mariners)...was the first pitcher in Oakland history to allow 10 runs or more in 2.0 innings or fewer pitched on July 22 @ Yankees...Fell 4 games under .500 (9-13) after going 0-4 with a 7.15 ERA (27 ER in 34.0 IP) in August...according to Elias, he is just the fourth pitcher since 1900 start a season 6-0 or better and then fall at least 4 games under .500 later that season: White Sox' Joe Benz (6-0/12-17), Red Sox's Jim Lonborg(6-0/7-11) and Mariners' Rick Honeycutt (6-0/10-17)...Agreed to a five-year contract on April 11. 2010 Began the season on the disabled list and was optioned to Sacramento before returning to Oakland April 30 to lead the A's with 18 wins...posted an 18-8 record in 30 starts with a team-leading 2.97 ERA...ranked third in the American League in opponents batting average (.220), fourth in ERA and opponents on-base percentage (.287), tied for fourth in wins, tied for fifth in winning percentage (.692) and sixth in opponents slugging (.332)... his 18 wins were the most by an Athletic over the last eight years and tied for third most in Athletics history by a pitcher under the age of 23...the last AL pitcher under the age of 23 with at least 18 wins was Bret Saberhagen, who won 20 games for Kansas City in 1985 at the age of 21...the last major leaguer was Mark Prior, who won 18 for the Cubs in just the second pitcher in Oakland history to win at least 10 games in each of the first two seasons of his career (Tim Hudson, 1999-2000) the eighth in franchise history (Jim Nash, Bob Hooper, Lefty Grove, Weldon Henley, Chief Bender and Eddie Plank)...his 2.97 ERA was the lowest by an AL pitcher younger than 23 since 1990 (Kevin Appier, KC 2.76) and was fifth lowest in Athletics history since the earned run became an official stat in 1913...all of his wins came after May 1 and he had the most wins in Oakland history by a pitcher who did not win a game in April...the last Athletics pitcher to win as many as 18 games without winning one in April was Bobby Shantz, who had 18 for the Philadelphia A's in 1951...matched Jon Lester (BOS) and CC Sabathia (NYY) for most wins in the majors beginning May 1...for the season, also tied for second in the AL in grounded into double plays (27), tied for third in shutouts (1) and tied for sixth in pickoffs (5)...his opponents batting average included a .198 mark against right-handed hitters and .237 against left-handers...the average against righties was the lowest in the AL and third lowest in the majors...the opposition hit .209 with a .252 on-base percentage when leading off an inning...the on-base percentage ranked sixth in the AL and the batting average was seventh...allowed a .188 batting average the first time through the lineup, .221 the second time through and .253 after that...the mark the first time through was ninth lowest in the AL...went 1-2 with a 4.37 ERA over his first four starts, 13-3 with a 2.10 ERA over a 19-start stretch from May 21 to Aug. 25 and 4-3 with a 5.05 ERA over his last seven starts...was 11-3 with a 2.18 ERA in 15 starts in Oakland and 7-5 with a 3.86 ERA in 15 starts on the road...tied for second in the AL in home wins and ranked fifth in now 18-10 with a 3.26 ERA (76 er in 209.2 ip) in 33 career starts in Oakland compared to 10-11 with a 4.40 ERA (81 er in 165.2 ip) in 29 starts on the road...went 7-2 with a 1.78 ERA in 10 starts against AL West competition and was 11-6 with a 3.57 ERA in 20 starts against all other 11-6 with a 2.39 ERA (35 er in 131.2 ip) in 21 career starts against the West, 17-15 with a 4.51 ERA (122 er in 243.2 ip) against everyone else...went 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA in four interleague starts, tying for second in the majors in wins (Buehrle, CWS 4)...compiled a 1.50 ERA and .182 opponents batting average in the first inning...was 6-2 with a 2.20 ERA in nine starts during the day, 12-6 with a 3.29 ERA in 21 starts at night...had the third lowest day ERA in the AL...yielded three grand slams, which tied for the most in the majors (Santana, NYM) also tied the Athletics' franchise record set by Ed Rakow in 1961...led AL pitchers with 54 assists and tied for second with 61 total chances...the assists tied for third most in Oakland history...the A's were 21-9 (.700) in his starting assignments and are 37-25 (.597) in his career...tossed at least seven innings in 15 of his 30 starts, allowed one run or fewer 15 times and walked two batters or fewer 20 times...the A's bullpen has never blown a save in his 62 career starts.

OAKLAND: Began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left scapula...made one rehab start before he was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Sacramento April 20...was 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA and .226 opponents batting average in two starts with the River Cats before he was recalled by Oakland April 30...allowed a career-high tying eight runs on seven hits in a 10-2 loss at Toronto that day...then allowed six hits or fewer while pitching five innings or more in each of his next 20 starts from May 5 to Aug. 14...that matched the longest such streak in modern Major League history (since 1900)...Nolan Ryan of the California Angels also had a 20-game streak from July 27, 1972 to April 18, 1973... was 4-1 with a 1.96 ERA and .211 opponents batting average in six starts in May...the ERA was the lowest single month mark of his career and it was his first four-win month... put together a career-high seven-game winning streak that spanned nine starts from May 21 to July 1... posted a 2.12 ERA and allowed a .194 opponents batting average during the streak...had his first career 10-strikeout game June 26 against Pittsburgh when he combined with Breslow and Bailey on a two-hit shutout in the A's 5-0 win...was named to his first American League All-Star team but was ineligible to pitch because he started on the Sunday before the game...his age of 22 years, 134 days on the date of the game made him the youngest Athletic to be named to an All-Star team since Ben Grieve in 1998 (22 years, 64 days) the second youngest Oakland pitcher to Vida Blue, who was 21 years and 350 days in 1971...had his seven-game winning streak snapped July 6 and went 1-2 with a 4.39 ERA over a four-start stretch through July 23...then allowed just two hits in 8.0 shutout innings July 28 at Texas followed by his first career complete game Aug. 2 against Kansas City, a three-hit the age of 22 years, 154 days, he became the third youngest A's pitcher to toss a shutout over the last 32 years...the others are Brett Anderson last year (21 years, 155 days) and Barry Zito in 2000 (22 years, 120 days) just the fifth pitcher in Athletics franchise history with back-to-back starts of eight innings or more, three hits or fewer and no runs, the first since Bobby Witt (June 23 and 28, 1994)...the other three are Rube Waddell (1907), Jack Coombs (1910) and Eddie Plank (1913)...allowed two unearned runs in the sixth inning Aug. 8 against Texas, ending his scoreless streak at a career-high 23.0 innings...yielded an earned run in the third inning Aug. 14 at Minnesota, snapping a streak of 28.0 consecutive innings without an earned run...went 5-1 with a 0.77 ERA over a six-start stretch from July 28 to Aug. 25...then allowed a career-high tying eight runs in a season-low 4.0 innings in an 11-5 loss at New York Aug. 30...did not allow a run in back-to-back wins Sept. 4 against Los Angeles (6.0 ip) and Sept. 10 against Boston (7.0 ip) but lost two of his next three starts while posting a 7.94 ERA, including Sept. 26 against Texas when he yielded a career-high 12 hits in 4.0 innings...finished the season by tossing 7.0 shutout innings at Seattle Oct. 1 for his 18th win. 2009 Was one of two 21-year olds to spend the season in the A's starting rotation and led the Oakland pitching staff in starts (32), innings pitched (178.2) and losses (13)...was 10-13 with a 4.63 ERA...led Major League rookies in games started...ranked second among American League Rookies in innings pitched, tied for seventh in wins and ninth in strikeouts (90)...the games started fell one short of the Oakland rookie record of 33 set by Joe Blanton in 2005 and he is one of eight rookie 10-game winners in Oakland history...set an Oakland rookie record by allowing 27 home runs, breaking the previous mark of 24 by John Wasdin in 1996... it tied the franchise record set by Dan Pfister in 1962...his 13 losses were fourth most by an Oakland one of four 21-year olds in Oakland history to win 10 or more games and his 32 starts were fourth most in Athletics history by a pitcher under the age of 22...fellow 21-year old Brett Anderson had 11 wins in 30 starts, making the A's the 13th team since 1900 to have two pitchers under the age of 22 win 10 or more games (last: Kansas City, 1984 with Mark Gubicza and Bret Saberhagen) and the fourth with 30 or more starts (last: Chicago-AL, 1980)...tied for second among all AL pitchers in losses, tied for sixth in home runs, tied for seventh in walks (72) and tied for eighth in runs (99)...his 4.63 ERA was third highest among the 30 AL qualifiers...had the lowest strikeout to walk ratio in the majors (1.25) and that was the lowest mark by an A's pitcher since Todd Van Poppel in 1994 (0.93)...had the third fewest strikeouts per nine innings in the AL (4.53)...allowed 78 extra base hits, which was fourth most in the AL, and his .471 opponents slugging percentage was second highest in the league...received run support of two runs or less in 17 of his 32 starts and was 1-9 in those starts...however, had five games with run support of nine or more and his season run support of 5.74 was eighth highest in the AL...was a streaky pitcher in 2009 as he went 2-3 with a 5.01 ERA and .289 opponents batting average over his first eight starts through May 17, 3-2 with a 2.44 ERA and .218 average over next seven starts through June 22, 1-7 with a 7.55 ERA and .328 average over a nine-start stretch from June 27 to Aug. 11 and 4-1 with a 3.38 ERA and .234 average over his final eight starts...allowed a .270 opponents batting average, including .252 (82 for 326) against right-handed hitters and .286 (103 for 360) against left-handers...allowed 21 of his 27 home runs to lefties, which tied for the most in the AL (Guthrie, BAL) and were the most by an A's pitcher since Catfish Hunter allowed an Oakland record 26 in 1973...however, 20 were solo shots... yielded a .558 slugging percentage to lefties, compared to .374 against righties...20 of his home runs came at home, which led the AL and set a Coliseum record, breaking the mark of 19 by Hunter in 1973...allowed 27 home runs in 178.2 innings (1.36 per nine innings) after allowing just eight home runs in 238.2 career minor league innings (0.30 per nine innings)...yielded a .218 average with runners in scoring position, which was eighth lowest in the AL...opponents were 13 for 75 (.173) with RISP and two outs and 1 for 9 (.111) with the bases loaded...held the opponents number three hitters to a .200 batting average, which tied for fifth lowest in the AL...was 4-4 with a 3.00 ERA in 11 starts against AL West teams and 6-9 with a 5.59 ERA against everyone else...posted three of his 10 wins against Texas...compiled a 2.53 ERA and a .207 opponents batting average in the first inning and a 5.09 ERA and a .282 average from the second inning on...tied for fourth among AL pitchers in assists (29)... the A's were 16-16 (.500) in his starting assignments...tossed six or more innings in 16 of his 32 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 16 times and walked two batters or fewer 22 times...was ranked number 11 on Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects lists entering the season. 2008 Was named the A's Organizational Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season after leading the A's farm system with a 2.61 ERA...also ranked second in strikeouts (136) and tied for second in wins (11)...was a combined 11-5 with a 2.61 ERA in 21 games, 19 starts, with Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland...pitched for the United States team in the All-Star Futures Game at Yankee Stadium July 13 (1.0 ip, 1 h, 2 so) and for Team USA in the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China...had no decisions and a 2.25 ERA (8.0 ip, 6 h, 2 r, 2 er, 5 bb, 5 so) in two starts during the Olympics....was honored by Baseball America as a second team Minor League All-Star, the number one prospect in the California League and the number two prospect in the A's organization following the season...was also tabbed as having the Best Curveball in the magazine's Best Tools survey for A's prospects...allowed a .179 opponents batting average, which included a .169 (33 for 195) mark against left-handed hitters and .187 (43 for 230) against right-handers...opponents hit .135 with the bases empty and .243 with runners on...including .232 with runners in scoring position...allowed a .179 opponents batting average as a starter, which was second lowest among starting pitchers in all full season minor leagues...yielded just five home runs in 124.1 innings, an average of one per 24.9 innings...his teams were 13-6 (.684) in his starting assignments...allowed two runs or fewer in 10 of his 19 starts...began the season at Stockton where he compiled a 5-4 record and a 2.78 ERA in 14 games, 13 starts...allowed a .174 opponents batting average...went 5-0 with a 1.81 ERA over his first eight starts and 0-4 with a 4.06 ERA over his final six games, five starts...was 3-1 with a 0.89 ERA in eight games, seven starts, on the road...won each of his first three starts and allowed just one run in 18.0 innings (0.50 ERA)...struck out a season high 12 in 7.0 innings and allowed just one unearned run in a no decision April 27 at Rancho Cucamonga... compiled a 2.03 ERA over four games from May 24 to June 9 but was 0-2 with two no decisions...his one relief appearance came in relief of a rehabbing Andrew Brown June 4 at Bakersfield and he matched his season high with 12 strikeouts in 6.0 innings...was named to the California League All-Star Team but did not pitch in the game as he was promoted to Midland June 16....went 6-1 with a 2.19 ERA in seven games, six starts, with the RockHounds...won each of his first three starts at Double-A (1.89 ERA), including his third start July 4 against Arkansas when he tossed 8.0 shutout innings and struck out 10 while allowing one walk and two hits...was named Texas League Pitcher of the Week, June 30 to July 6, for his effort against the Travelers...made two starts for Team USA in the Olympics...his first start was a no decision in a 5-4, 11 inning loss to Cuba Aug. 15 (5.0 ip, 6 h, 2 r, 2 er, 4 bb, 3 so)...also had a no decision in a 4-2, 11 inning win over Japan Aug. 20 (3.0 ip, 1 bb, 2 so). 2007 Was named the A's Organizational Pitcher of the Year after posting an 11-4 record and a 2.73 ERA in 20 games, 19 starts, at Single-A Kane County...ranked second in the A's farm system in ERA, tied for second in wins and was sixth in strikeouts (117)...tied for the Cougars team lead in wins, ranked second in strikeouts and was third in games started...was named to the Baseball America Low Class-A All-Star Team...allowed a .220 opponents batting average, which broke down to .193 against right-handed hitters and .266 against left-handers...yielded just three home runs in 105.1 innings, an average of one per 35.1 innings...was 4-4 with a 4.71 ERA and .281 opponents batting average over his first 11 games, 10 starts...then went 7-0 with a 0.97 ERA and .158 opponents batting average over his final nine starts...allowed one run or fewer in each of those nine starts...was 5-0 with a 1.49 ERA in 10 games, nine starts, at home...the Cougars were 13-6 (.684) in his starting assignments...allowed two runs or fewer in 14 of his 19 starts and walked two batters or fewer 12 times...began the season in extended spring training and was sent to Kane County May 13...recorded his first professional win May 29 at Beloit (6.0 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 7 so) to start a three-game winning streak over a four-start stretch from May 29 to June 16...capped the streak by tossing 7.0 shutout innings June 16 against Burlington... had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 3 to 20 and was 5-0 with a 0.74 ERA and .160 opponents batting average in six starts in the month of August...struck out a season high 10 in 5.2 innings Aug. 20 at Beloit...was rated as the A's sixth best prospect by Baseball America following the season. 2006 Made his professional debut with the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League and had no decisions and a 3.00 ERA in four starts...allowed a .071 batting average...right-handed hitters were 0 for 12 and left-handers were 2 for 16 (.125)...his first outing came Aug. 13 at the Cubs (1.0 ip, 2 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 1 so)...tossed 2.0 innings in each of his next two starts before striking out seven and retiring all 12 batters that he faced in 4.0 innings Aug. 30 against the Cubs...was rated as the A's 10th best prospect by Baseball America following the season.