Cleveland Guardians starter Cal Quantrill would also be another good addition for the Colorado Rockies
Cal Quantrill, who turns 27 in February, was acquired by the Cleveland Guardians in their second big trade involving the San Diego Padres in as many seasons. He came from San Diego for Mike Clevinger in 2020. While Quantrill has been a reliever and starter, he prefers starting and he would slot in nicely in the Colorado Rockies rotation.
Quantrill, the son of former MLB reliever Paul Quantrill, had a rocky start to his career in 2019 (5.16 ERA in 21 games, 18 of which were starts) for San Diego but he pitched well in both 2020 and 2021.
In 2020, between San Diego and Cleveland, he appeared in 18 games (three starts) and had a 2.25 ERA (195 ERA+) with a 3.91 FIP, a 1.219 WHIP, and a good strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.9:1.
In 2021, Quantrill was Cleveland’s most reliable pitcher as he led the team in innings (149 2/3 IP) with a 2.89 ERA in 40 games (22 starts).
Quantrill’s groundball rate since 2019 is 43.4 percent, which is about league average.
Under the current CBA, Quantrill is also pre-arbitration eligible as he has just under three years of service time but he could reach both arbitration and free agency sooner with the new CBA.