- Full name Carmen Salvatore Cali
- Born 11/02/1978 in Cleveland, OH
- Profile Ht.: 5'8" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Florida Atlantic
- Debut 09/08/2004
- Drafted in the 10th round (293rd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2000.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Cali established himself as a durable but erratic reliever in his first four years in the organization, and he hadn't made it past Class A. He came to spring training in great shape in 2004, however, and after opening the season at Tennessee made his big league debut in September. He always had arm strength, but conditioning and a lack of focus held Cali back until the end of the 2003 season, when he started to put it together and throw the ball over the plate. Now he consistently shows his good fastball, which sits at 90- 91 mph and peaks at 94-95, as well as a slider and curveball. His arm is resilient and well suited for the bullpen. Cali made a breakthrough last year, but he's still learning how to pitch. He needs to repeat his delivery and show consistent command of all his pitches. He has a tendency to overthrow. With the departure of Steve Kline, the Cardinals could have an opening for a lefthander in their bullpen. Cali will compete for a job and head back to Triple-A to hone his pitches if he doesn't win it.