Cade Cavalli Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 232 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/14/1998 (25)
Cade Cavalli Season Stats
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Cade Cavalli News
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Cade Cavalli (elbow) has a Grade 3 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament and will require Tommy John surgery, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. It will keep Cavalli out for all of the 2023 season, and he might not be ready for the start of next season either. The 24-year-old right-hander was expected to open the year at the back end of the starting rotation, so it's another tough break for the young prospect. Cavalli suffered a shoulder injury in his MLB debut in 2022 and didn't pitch again for the Nats the rest of the year. Obviously, fantasy managers in single-year leagues can cross him off their draft cheat sheets in 2023. With Cavalli out, Chad Kuhl has the best shot to land a spot in the rotation in his place.
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez said that starting pitcher Cade Cavalli (elbow) "felt something behind his throwing elbow" in his Grapefruit League start on Tuesday and is scheduled to have an MRI exam on Wednesday. Cavalli injured his right shoulder in his MLB debut last year and missed the rest of the season, so hopefully this new injury isn't as serious. The 24-year-old right-hander was in the running to open the 2023 regular season in the Nationals' starting rotation, but this injury is likely to put him on the injured list to kick things off. Cavalli has big stuff on the mound but will need to show better command and control of his pitches before he becomes attractive in all mixed leagues.
Washington Nationals right-hander Cade Cavalli (shoulder), the team's No. 4 prospect, will be part of the starting rotation next year, according to manager Dave Martinez. The 24-year-old went 6-4 with a 3.71 ERA at Triple-A Rochester in 2022 and made his major-league debut in August before ending the year with shoulder inflammation after his first start for the Nats. The former first-rounder in 2020 led the minors in strikeouts in 2021. Cavalli allowed seven hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Reds in his big-league debut, but he has premium stuff with a high-90s fastball and a power curveball. His ability to miss bats is something that the Nats' rotation desperately needs.
One of the marquee prospects in the Washington Nationals organization, Cade Cavalli (shoulder), is poised to play a vital role in the Nats rotation over the next couple of years. The 24-year-old made the first step by making his pro debut last season which turned out to be a hitter-friendly start. He then succumbed to shoulder inflammation in late August, which caused him to miss the remainder of the season. Cavalli made 20 starts in Triple-A Rochester and molded a 3.71 ERA, 1.175 WHIP, and 104 punchouts. He also fostered a 26.1% strikeout rate with a 3.80 FIP. As of recent news, Cavalli is ready to roll for the upcoming season and is expected to play some form of role in Washington's rotation. According to Nationals manager Dave Martinez, Cavalli is not guaranteed to make the Opening Day rotation. "There's nothing really set in stone," said Martinez. "Everything's wide open." Although, if he gives in to Steamer and displays a 4.47 FIP and 1.39 WHIP, he'll likely contribute from the bullpen until he builds resiliency. Washinton's top pitching prospect will make little impact with a 559.40 ADP in re-draft formats but is an intriguing asset to have in dynasty leagues.