Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:15:06 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner made his final start of the regular season Sunday, Sept. 22, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the team has elected to shut him down until 2014.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:41:54 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner became the first pitcher in franchise history to face the minimum 27 hitters in a nine-inning complete game during his one-hit shutout Monday, Sept. 16, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fantasy Tip: Cashner was cash money in what could very well be one of his final starts, as the team wants to play it safe with his workload. He is really building fantasy value heading into 2014.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:57:14 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner (9-8) won for the first time since Aug. 2 as he gave up two runs on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. The Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:59:34 -0700
The San Diego Padres will give SP Burch Smith the start Friday, Sept. 6, against the Colorado Rockies, with the team skipping the turn of SP Andrew Cashner.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:58:45 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner will return to the rotation Tuesday, Sept. 10, against the Philadelphia Phillies. The team vowed to watch his innings closely, and will give him nine days between his last start and Tuesday. "Cash is feeling good," manager Bud Black said. "We want him to keep pitching. And he's going to make his starts. He's been great this year."
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:22:41 -0700
The San Diego Padres are open to trading SP Edinson Volquez at the trade deadline, even though they plan to limit the workloads of SPs Andrew Cashner and Robbie Erlin this year. Ps Tyson Ross and Burch Smith are options to enter the rotation in the second half of the year. SP Joe Wieland (elbow) is expected to return after the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Keep Ross, Smith and Wieland on your radar in NL-only leagues if the Padres trade one of their current starters.
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:58:02 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner needed only 77 pitches to get through seven innings against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, May 14, and he's not trying to throw as hard so that he can last deeper into games. It was his second straight start that he has gotten 22 outs. Cashner is averaging 95 mph on his fastball this year, which is down from 98 mph from last year. He's also using his two-seamer and knuckle-slider more often, which creates more of a speed difference with his changeup. Cashner's changeup is also a bit slower this year, down to 85.7 mph from 87.4 mph last season. Cashner has given up an earned run and nine hits while walking four in 14 2/3 innings in his last two starts. However, his strikeouts per nine innings are down from 10.10 last year to 6.39 this year.
Fantasy Tip: A planned dip in velocity is bound to mean less strikeouts for Cashner. His permanent move to the rotation was expected to have this result eventually, though. The good news is that this transition should allow Cashner to pitch deeper into games and become more efficient. The fact that he pitches at PETCO Park makes him even more intriguing in mixed formats. It may be time to hop on.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:24:29 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner will make the start against the San Francisco Giants Friday, April 26, and manager Bud Black foresees Cashner staying in the rotation for the long term, based on his performance. Cashner is expected to throw 80-90 pitches Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Cashner is essentially taking Tyson Ross' (shoulder) rotation spot, but the important part is that Black and the coaching staff are completely open to keeping Cashner, one of their better strikeout-inducing pitchers, in the rotation. Jason Marquis or Eric Stults may lose their rotation spots when Ross returns, or Ross could be sent to a long-relief role. The bottom line here, though, is that Cashner should now be owned in all formats now that he has a rotation spot once again.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:47:57 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (illness) will not make his scheduled start Saturday, April 20, because of flu-like symptoms. SP Andrew Cashner will start in his place.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:59:29 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross won the No. 5 starter battle because he had a sound spring and the Padres want to ease Andrew Cashner into action via the bullpen. Early in camp, Ross worked with pitching coach Darren Balsley to change his stride during his delivery to help his pitches stay lower in the strike zone. At one point, Ross had a run of 15 1/3 scoreless innings in spring ball. The Padres probably will cap Cashner's innings this year at somewhere between 150 and 160.
Fantasy Tip: Ross has long boasted potential for more strikeouts and better consistency, so this looks like a sound opportunity for him to step into deep-league relevance, even if only for a short stretch. Expect Cashner, whose thumb looks to have healed, to be the first man up if a rotation spot clears. In deep mixed leagues, he's still worth monitoring or stashing; he should still provide plenty of K's as a reliever.