Son of Alyson and Paul Quantrill, a former Padre and 13-year MLB veteran pitcher...Four-time varsity letterman in baseball at Trinity College in Ontario, Canada. Lettered twice in hockey and 3 times in volleyball...Played for Team Canada 18-U for 3 years, competing in 2 World Championships and a World Qualifier (Seoul, Taichung and Cartagena). Team Canada won the 18-U World Championship in Seoul...In 2014, became the 1st freshman pitcher to start Opening Day for Stanford University since Mike Mussina in 1998. Led Stanford in IP (110.2) and SO (98) and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and to the All-Pac-12 Team. As a sophomore in 2015, was on the Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list and began the season 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA before undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 20, 2015. Missed his junior season while recovering from surgery...Has a yellow lab named Chevy. Likes sandwiches from Board & Brew. His favorite TV show is Friends. Roots for the Toronto Maple Leafs...Recommended by Padres scout Sam Ray.
Split the season between El Paso (AAA) and SD, making 7 appearances (all starts) for the Chihuahuas and 23 appearances (18 starts) for the Padres...Allowed 8 runs (6 earned) in his season debut with ELP, but went 3-0 with a 2.86 ERA and 9 SO/9.0 IP and a .213 opponent AVG over his next 4 starts before earning his 1st-career call up to the big leagues...Made his ML debut on May 1 at ATL and was tagged with the loss despite throwing 5.2 IP of 2-run ball, allowing 6 hits and 1 BB while striking out 3 in SD's 5-1 defeat…the Padres posted 6 consecutive ML debuts of 5.0+ innings and 2 earned runs-or-fewer, with Quantrill's being the 5th...in order: Jacob Nix (2018), Nick Margevicius, Chris Paddack, Pedro Avila, Cal Quantrill and Logan Allen…the Padres became the 1st-team to string together 6 straight such ML debuts overlapping seasons since the Los Angeles Dodgers from August 2002 to May 2008...Received his 1st ML win on May 25 at TOR in his home country of Canada in the Padres' 19-4 victory...he tossed 6.0 innings and allowed 3 runs on 2 hits with a career high-tying 9 SO…Cal had pitched on the Rogers Centre mound a couple times for Baseball Canada, but May 25 marked his first time as a big leaguer...The 14 runs of support he received on May 25 behind a franchise-record 7 home runs were the most runs of support a SD starter had received since Odrisamer Despaigne's 14 on April 20, 2015 at COL...prior to Quantrill and Despaigne's 14 runs of help, the most runs a Padres SP had received was Aaron Harang's 14 on August 20, 2011 vs. the Florida Marlins...Worked out of both the bullpen and rotation from June 23 to July 21, going 2-0 with a 1.66 ERA across his 7 appearances (2 starts)...Posted an 18.0-scoreless inning streak from July 3 to July 27, which was the longest by a Padre pitcher this season and the longest by an SD hurler since Brad Hand's 24.0 consecutive scoreless innings in 2017...As a reliever on the season, he went 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA in 5 outings...Worked exclusively as a starter from July 27 until his last start of the season on September 21…went 3-2 with a 2.51 ERA across his 5 starts from July 27 to August 20 before going 0-4 with a 12.05 ERA across his final 5 starts of the season from August 27-September 21...His outing on August 9 vs. COL (7.0 IP, 5 H, 5 SO) marked 1 of just 32 in franchise history by a Padre hurler with 7.0+ scoreless IP, 5 hits-or-fewer, 0 BB and 5+ SO (last: Andrew Cashner in 2013)...Surrendered a career-high 8 runs in 3 consecutive outings from Aug. 27-Sept. 9, becoming 1 of just 5 ML pitchers since 1908 and the 1st since Sean Bergman in 2000 to surrender 8+ earned runs in 3 straight outings...Optioned to ELP on 2 occasions (May 7 and May 26) before being recalled on June 5 and remaining with the big league club for the duration of the season.
Split the season between San Antonio (AA) and El Paso (AAA), recording career highs in wins (nine), SO (123), starts (28) and IP (148.0)... His 16 starts and 87.2 IP in the first half led the Texas League while his 81 SO ranked 2nd and six wins ranked T-2nd...was one of a leauge-best nine Missions selected to the TL All-Star Game...Recorded a season-high 10 on 6/3 at Springfield, allowing just three hits across 7.0-shutout IP in SA's 6-0 victory...Earned winning decisions in a career-best four consecutive starts from 5/29-6/14 ...posted a 1.82 ERA (5 ER, 24.2 IP) with 26 SO against four walks and a .216 opponent clip over the stretch...Promoted to ELP on 8/5 and went 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA with 22 SO against five BB...in five of his six starts, he went at least 5.0 IP and allowed three earned runs-or-fewer....In his first career postseason start, he earned the win and helped ELP avoid the sweep in the Game 3 of the PCL semifinals on 9/7 at Fresno, tossing 6.0 shutout-IP of two-hit ball, striking out seven and walking one in ELP's 2-0 win...Entered 2019 rated as the Padres No. 10 prospect by Baseball America.
Split the season between Lake Elsinore (A) and San Antonio (AA), pitching to a combined 7-10 record with a 3.80 ERA (49 ER, 116.0 IP) with 110 SO against 40 BB in 22 games (all starts)...Began the season with Lake Elsinore and was named a California League Mid-Season All-Star, posting a 6-5 record with a 3.67 ERA (30 ER, 73.2 IP) with 76 SO to 24 BB in 14 starts...Allowed three earned runs or fewer in 12 of his 14 starts, two earned or less in nine of his starts and one or less in six of his outings...Recorded a career-high 12 SO to just one BB on 5/2 vs. Rancho Cucamonga...Selected to the the World roster representing Canada in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park during the All-Star Break...tossed 1.0 IP and allowed two runs on two hits and a walk...Promoted to San Antonio on 7/11 and made eight starts for the Missions, posting a 1-5 record and a 4.04 ERA (19 ER, 42. IP)...Allowed four runs on a season-high 10 hits in his San Antonio debut on 7/15 at Frisco...allowed three earned runs or fewer in all seven of his other starts...Earned his first and only win with the Missions on 8/3 at Midland, tossing 6.0 IP of three-run ball on seven hits...Tabbed as having the best changeup in the Padres system by Baseball America following the season...Entered 2018 rated as the No. 40 prospect in baseball by MLB.com, No. 52 by Baseball America and No. 81 by ESPN.com.
Split his first professional season between the AZL Padres (R), Tri-City (A) and Fort Wayne (A), pitching to a combined 0-5 record with a 5.11 ERA (21 ER, 37.0 IP) with 46 SO against eight BB his 12 games (all starts)...Posted a 3.57 ERA (14 ER, 35.1 IP) through his first 11 starts between the AZL Padres, Tri-City and Fort Wayne before allowing a career-high seven earned runs in his final start of the season on 9/5 at Bowling Green.