In Andrew Cashner, the Orioles acquired one of just seven American League pitchers to post at least a 4.5 wins above replacement (WAR), 160 innings and a 3.50 ERA or better last season.
There’s no question Cashner had the best season of his career last year with the Texas Rangers, and it shouldn’t be lost that it came in the AL.
We know the Orioles have long been interested in Cashner. He’s often been connected to the Orioles during the trade deadline and even last offseason, when he was a free agent. But because Cashner spent most of his career pitching in the National League, there’s a lot to be learned about him.
Some of his numbers don’t necessarily tell his...