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Trevor Cahill Will Be Big Surprise For Arizona Diamondbacks

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

It is amazing to me when I look at Trevor Cahill just how young he still is. Cahill is only 25-years old as he begins his second season with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013. Cahill is a pitcher that could carry Arizona to at least the .500 mark this season and maybe edges of the playoff race in the National League.

Cahill was 13-12 last season for a Diamondbacks team that did finish at .500 with an 81-81 record. Arizona traded away Justin Upton in the off-season, which will hurt the offense.

That is where I think the righty comes into the picture for the team. Cahill has proven in his short career that he is a winning pitcher, especially during an 18-8 season in 2010. I’m sure there will be people who look at him and see a pitcher that is just over .500 for his career and really don’t see someone who can be an ace.

I wouldn’t discount what he can do, especially in the National League. Cahill has the real potential to win 16 or 17 games this season for the Diamondbacks. He is still young as I mentioned, but already has four full seasons under his belt.

I will take that experience any day out of any MLB pitcher who can win me at least 15 or 16 games. Arizona is definitely rearranging the deck chairs this season for future success but if Cahill can hit his 2010 season again, the Diamondbacks just might be a team that surprises a lot of people this season.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.