Sep 16, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (34) throws during the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
RHP Andrew Cashner #34
The former first round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs, Cashner has been discussed among the San Francisco front-office before. In fact, it was very recently in 2015 when the rumors of Cashner heading up to Northern California began to unravel.
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Of course, nothing transpired and Cashner worked his worst season of his career. In his 31 starts, Cashner was just 6-16 with a 4.34 ERA and a -0.9 WAR. For a San Diego Padres team that had so much hope before the season, Cashner was one of the big reasons for their disappointing season.
With that being said, Cashner is set to hit free agency for the first time in his career, and his previous upside and success is promising for a team like San Francisco. In 2014, Cashner finished with a 2.55 ERA, 93 strikeouts, and a 1.9 WAR in 19 starts.
To bring Cashner over might require either Andrew Susac or Tyler Beede, along with a couple other lower-level prospects.
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