Cade Gaspar

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Cade J. Gaspar

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Biographical information[edit]

The son of Rod Gaspar, pitcher Cade Gaspar was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 15th round of the 1992 amateur draft, but he opted not to sign. He was taken in the 39th round of the 1993 amateur draft by the New York Yankees out of Saddleback College. He chose to attend Pepperdine University, then was taken with the 18th overall pick in the 1994 amateur draft by the Detroit Tigers. As a sophomore at Pepperdine that year, Gaspar had gone 6-1 with a 2.30 ERA, third in the conference, allowing 53 hits in 82 innings and was named to the West Coast Conference All-Conference Team. Gaspar had an inauspicious debut with the Lakeland Tigers that season, going 1-3 with a 5.58 ERA, though his WHIP was a decent 1.16 and he struck out 25 in 30 2/3 IP. Cade returned to Lakeland and went 7-6, 3.90 in 1995, striking out 97 in 99 innings, though he walked 44. His signing bonus was $825,000.

Moving to the San Diego Padres chain in 1996 as part of a trade with Sean Bergman and Todd Steverson for Raul Casanova, Melvin Nieves and Richie Lewis, he finished his career with a year of 7-4, 5.05, striking out 106 in 112 innings, but allowing 121 hits and 50 walks.

At last check, he lived in Ladera Ranch, CA.

Sources: 1995 Baseball Guide, 1995-1997 Baseball Almanacs

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