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Cal Quantrill is the right pitcher in the right place at the right time

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There’s nothing flashy about Cal Quantrill; he’s nobody’s Statcast darling, and his pitches aren’t particularly nasty. He just goes out night after night and prevents runs from crossing the plate more often than not. Every pitching staff needs a couple of those guys, and the Guardians have a good one in Cal.

This season was Quantrill’s first as a full-time starter, having started 22 of his 40 appearances last year and 43 of his 81 appearances since he debuted with the Padres in 2019. This year, though, he stayed healthy with a full 32 starts and career-high 186.