Cal Quantrill was selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft, following in his father’s footsteps of the professional ranks. Cal was a standout as a freshman for Stanford University in 2014, after deciding not to sign a pro contract out of high school. However, he wound up pitching only 18 more innings with Stanford before requiring Tommy John surgery. Admittedly, the Padres are taking a gamble on Cal.
Cal’s father, Paul, pitched in the major-leagues for 14 seasons during 1992 to 2005. He played for seven different clubs, including an all-star season with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2001.
View the pre-draft review of Cal’s career at the link below from SB Nation:
Read more about Cal’s signing at the link below from The San Diego Union-Tribune: