Andrew Cashner SP SD 5 days ago

Cashner (1-2) allowed six runs (three earned) on four hits, struck out two and walked four in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The first two San Francisco batters reached via an error and walk. Four batters later, the Giants led 3-0 and all the runs were unearned. Last season, Cashner allowed 22 unearned runs in 31 starts. It's not likely to change much for Cashner either. Before Wednesday, San Diego had allowed the fifth-most errors in baseball.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 1 week ago

Cashner (1-1) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings to earn the victory Friday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cashner only allowed a solo homer to Randall Grichuk, and the Padres gave him enough run support to get him his first victory of the season. After struggling in his first two starts of the season, he's now allowed just a single earned run in each of his last two appearances to lower his ERA to 4.29. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Giants.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 weeks ago

Cashner allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings, but received no decision Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cashner left the game with a two-run lead that the bullpen let slip away, costing him a possible victory. After not pitching beyond five innings in either of his first two starts, he registered his first quality start of the young season. He'll make his next start Friday against the Cardinals.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 3 weeks ago

Cashner (0-1) allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings in Monday's no-decision against the Phillies. He struck out five and walked one in the start.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cashner's start represents an improvement over his previous start, where he allowed five runs in four innings. The big righty stumbled down the stretch a season ago, recording a 4.68 ERA after the All-Star break. He'll try to lower his current 8.00 ERA this Sunday against Arizona.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 4 weeks ago

Cashner (0-1) gave up five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over just four innings of work in Wednesday's shutout loss to the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The hard-throwing righty struggled through much of 2015, setting new career worsts as a starter with a 4.34 ERA and 1.44 WHIP, and this wasn't a good way to get started on the comeback trail. At age 29, it's unclear what we can expect from Cashner this year, but he does have strikeout ability and did post consecutive successful camoaigns before last year. The veteran also faces a friendlier matchup in his next outing, Tuesday against the Phillies.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 months ago

Cashner will begin the season as the Padres' third starter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Padres wasted no time announcing the top half of their rotation, stating Friday that Tyson Ross will start Opening Day, and he'll be followed by James Shields and Cashner. The 29-year-old Cashner started 31 games last season, popsting a 4.34 ERA and 1.44 WHIP while striking out 8.04 batters per nine innings.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 4 months ago

Cashner and the Padres avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year, $7.15 million deal, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This could be the final year for Cashner with the Padres and the always friendly Petco Park. With 2016 settled, Cashner is set for a walk year and could be an attractive option in a very weak 2017 free agent pitcher class. That also means the Padres could trade Cashner if they can't cut it in a competitive NL West. The 29-year-old did disappoint in 2015, going 6-16 while registering a 4.34 ERA and his lowest K/BB rate since 2011.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 months ago

Cashner (6-16) put up yet another poor line on Wednesday, allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out seven across five innings in a loss to the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cashner was cruising through five innings, then allowed five base runners to reach in the sixth before being pulled without recording an out. All five runners scored and fantasy owners who relied on him were let down yet again. It's just been that kind of season for Cashner and he;s becoming impossible to trust. All the talent is there, but walking 66 batters in 184.2 innings to obtain a 1.44 WHIP is just bad. In any case, he may be worth taking late in drafts next season to see if the breakout happens for the talented right-hander.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 months ago

Cashner pitched to a no-decision over six innings Wednesday night, giving up two earned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out six in a 5-4 win over the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cashner's five walks continue a concerning trend, as the right-hander has seen his WHIP expand to 1.42 from just 1.13 last season. While Cashner hasn't been as bad as his 6-15 record would suggest, the 29-year-old has regressed in almost all of the major categories. Cashner's strikeout totals drive his fantasy production, but the onus is on him to cut down on walks before he gains significant mixed league value.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 8 months ago

Cashner (5-15) was terrible on Friday, as he allowed five runs on nine hits and five walks across 4.2 innings in a loss to the Giants. He did however strike out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's been a rough season for Cashner and this performance just adds to the sub par numbers. What's got to be driving fantasy owners crazy are the walks, as he has allowed 57 in 28 starts this season. It's been a lost year for the talented right-hander and he may be a nice cheap value in fantasy drafts next season with the peripherals and stuff he profiles. Cashner pitches in Arizona in his next start on Wednesday and fantasy owners should be wary of starting him in that ballpark against that potent lineup.