CC Sabathia
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 6" 300LBS | Age: 42

Draft: 1998 | Rd: 1, #20, Cleveland Indians | Vallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 5 8 4.95 23 22 0 107.1 107 1.41
19 Seasons 251 161 3.74 561 560 0 3577.1 3093 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 23 5-8 4.95 107.1 107 1.41
19 Seasons 561 251-161 3.74 3577.1 3093 1.26

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 34 2703 533 22 4.1 3 87.8 115.3 10.7 29.1 .253 .378 .343 .304 .345 31.1 18.9 6.9 4.73 3.80
2016 35 2910 542 24 4.4 3.1 85.1 111.1 9.7 27.5 .222 .353 .312 .289 .316 26.9 19.8 8.5 3.91 3.48
2017 36 2340 448 18 4 2.9 85.0 118.5 7.4 32.4 .258 .397 .309 .315 .355 28.9 19.3 8.0 3.69 4.27
2018 37 2507 463 24 5.2 3.6 84.9 112.0 13.0 32.2 .219 .352 .313 .289 .322 26.6 21.1 7.7 3.65 3.50
2019 38 1729 318 26 8.2 5.6 87.0 114.3 14.9 36.5 .242 .421 .351 .315 .372 30.5 22.9 8.3 4.95 4.38
Player 12189 2304 114 4.9 3.5 85.9 118.5 10.9 31.0 .238 .377 .324 .301 .339 28.7 20.2 7.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sabathia relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(42%) ,
Slider
(30.2%) ,
Sinker
(14.3%) ,
Changeup
(12.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(1.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 48.2 20.5 25.3 6.0 41.8 37.0 21.2 2.8 34.5 22.5 28.0 5.4 4.1 3.0
2016 51.5 20.3 19.7 8.5 41.3 36.2 22.5 5.0 39.5 23.4 19.9 5.0 4.4 3.1
2017 51.1 15.4 27.0 6.5 38.2 41.7 19.6 8.7 35.5 19.2 25.7 4.7 4.0 2.9
2018 44.9 20.7 23.5 10.8 41.3 38.4 19.9 5.6 33.0 25.5 24.2 5.6 5.2 3.6
2019 41.2 28.6 23.0 7.2 43.4 35.8 20.8 4.4 29.9 29.9 22.0 5.3 8.2 5.6
Player 47.9 20.6 23.7 7.8 41.1 37.8 20.9 5.3 34.9 23.7 24.0 5.2 4.9 3.5
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 22 88.8 22.9 -5.0 -28 6.4 0.0 1
2019 Sinker NYY L 248 89.1 25.2 1.2 5 13.3 -0.2 -2
2019 Changeup NYY L 211 82.7 30.8 -0.3 -1 8.8 -3.6 -29
2019 Slider NYY L 522 79.2 41.9 -1.3 -3 10.7 1.3 14
2019 Cutter NYY L 726 88.3 23.8 2.2 8 0.1 -1.9 -106
2018 Cutter NYY L 1,096 89.1 23.5 1.5 6 1.2 -1.1 -46
2018 Sinker NYY L 356 90.1 25.0 2.0 9 13.7 -0.1 -1
2018 Slider NYY L 774 80.0 41.4 -1.3 -3 11.5 4.1 56
2018 4-Seamer NYY L 25 90.2 21.9 -4.9 -29 7.4 1.3 22
2018 Changeup NYY L 254 83.4 30.9 0.0 0 9.1 -4.1 -31
2017 Sinker NYY L 534 90.7 21.3 0.2 1 13.6 -0.5 -4
2017 Changeup NYY L 362 83.8 28.0 -0.5 -2 9.9 -3.0 -23
2017 Slider NYY L 726 79.6 41.0 -0.9 -2 13.9 6.1 78
2017 Cutter NYY L 706 89.9 19.8 2.4 11 0.7 -2.2 -145
2017 4-Seamer NYY L 6 89.2 22.5 -6.2 -38 5.9 -1.1 -16
2016 Changeup NYY L 166 82.5 27.3 -1.5 -5 9.8 -2.8 -22
2016 4-Seamer NYY L 1,032 89.0 20.4 -3.6 -22 0.1 -6.7 -98
2016 Sinker NYY L 1,033 89.6 20.1 -0.9 -4 13.2 -0.6 -4
2016 Slider NYY L 662 80.4 38.1 -1.5 -4 10.9 5.9 118
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 Cutter 0.9 7 726 42.0 176 .280 .561 .392 22.6 18.2 17.5 .245 .449 .331 33.3
2019 Slider 1.0 5 522 30.2 148 .241 .511 .351 29.3 33.1 26.8 .235 .435 .304 30.0
2019 Sinker -1.1 -3 248 14.3 67 .255 .564 .406 14.2 10.4 20.0 .281 .472 .386 37.5
2019 Changeup 1.0 2 211 12.2 72 .294 .368 .351 35.2 26.4 28.8 .226 .295 .250 16.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 0 22 1.3 5 .200 .400 .250 18.2 0.0 0.0 .162 .316 .196 40.0
2018 Cutter -1.2 -13 1,096 43.7 303 .237 .378 .313 22.6 20.8 20.8 .203 .306 .261 19.1
2018 Slider 1.1 9 774 30.9 199 .259 .420 .341 28.3 24.1 15.9 .221 .367 .303 33.3
2018 Sinker 0.8 3 357 14.2 91 .278 .481 .403 16.0 14.3 28.9 .254 .454 .356 33.3
2018 Changeup -1.6 -4 254 10.1 69 .258 .333 .291 34.5 21.7 23.4 .248 .390 .293 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -4.2 -1 25 1.0 3 .000 .000 .000 12.5 33.3 25.0 .069 .078 .064 0.0
2017 Slider -1.3 -10 726 31.0 189 .185 .295 .245 24.8 35.4 20.6 .180 .262 .233 25.5
2017 Cutter -0.4 -3 706 30.2 202 .239 .408 .312 16.8 15.8 17.0 .271 .435 .333 29.4
2017 Sinker 0.4 2 534 22.8 143 .346 .528 .411 13.6 4.9 9.9 .334 .480 .385 34.7
2017 Changeup -0.6 -2 364 15.6 85 .237 .438 .318 32.4 16.5 18.2 .279 .480 .343 22.7
2017 4-Seamer 6.6 0 6 0.3 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .061 .071 .380 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 971 3,647 -40 -20 16 9 -35
2009 1071 4,091 -31 -30 16 12 -33
2010 1036 3,857 -8 -40 17 12 -19
2011 1017 3,740 -19 -12 8 9 -14
2012 923 3,354 -13 -17 16 6 -7
2013 903 3,321 5 -8 22 7 25
2014 209 798 13 -5 2 2 13
2015 723 2,693 2 -9 9 8 11
2016 767 2,908 -4 -28 17 10 -6
2017 706 2,647 -6 -42 23 11 -14
2018 682 2,565 -15 -21 21 10 -5
2019 473 1,754 14 -21 12 6 12
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,703 48.6 62.1 84.2 31.1 64.7 46.2 62.5 46.2 21.4 5.9 71.9
2016 2,910 47.5 63.7 83.0 30.8 63.1 44.5 60.9 46.4 22.9 6.4 71.9
2017 2,340 46.9 67.0 82.3 27.9 70.0 44.7 61.5 46.2 21.0 5.7 78.2
2018 2,507 47.9 65.8 83.0 31.4 58.3 46.8 60.9 47.9 24.7 5.4 69.6
2019 1,729 46.1 68.1 83.1 29.8 57.9 44.9 61.5 47.5 25.1 6.6 66.7
Player 12,189 47.5 65.0 83.1 30.3 62.9 45.5 61.5 46.8 22.9 6.0 71.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 54 33 55 69 45 26 75 59 66 39 61 40 66 20 23 97
2016 76 80 77 72 73 30 79 99 94 40 41 48 73 11 21 96
2017 47 33 54 69 41 39 86 94 82 32 56 25 57 18 21 95
2018 71 75 76 71 72 29 72 99 97 43 58 49 86 11 36 92
2019 48 53 44 41 54 30 27 86 90 51 46 48 59 5 26 95
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.6 22 20.4 2 7 14 11 50.0
2017 23.1 22 18.8 3 14 12 9 40.9
2018 23.3 19 20.3 -1 6 15 9 47.4
2019 22.1 27 20.2 7 19 13 9 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 22 21 21 18 20 21 18 22 21 19 19 20 14 17 20 22 22 24 16 20 25 14 17 22 21 23 29 19 21 20 26
2017 22 19 24 18 19 18 18 20 20 18 21 18 16 14 17 23 16 20 15 20 24 15 17 20 22 17 20 16 17 17 25
2018 19 19 24 17 19 22 18 25 21 20 17 19 13 16 20 23 18 24 18 21 20 18 20 20 23 25 25 18 22 18 25
2019 27 22 27 19 19 19 21 25 22 20 20 18 11 16 19 22 18 26 15 18 25 17 18 21 21 22 22 16 24 18 26
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.2 89.3 -0.9 90.2 0.9 89.4 -0.8 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 82.5 -1.4 83.8 1.3 83.4 -0.4 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 79.6 80.4 0.8 79.6 -0.8 80 0.4 -0.8
Exit Velocity 87.8 85.1 -2.7 85 -0.1 84.9 -0.1 2.1
Launch Angle 10.7 9.7 -1 7.4 -2.3 13 5.6 1.9
Barrel % 4.1 4.4 0.3 4 -0.4 5.2 1.2 3
Hard Hit % 31.1 26.9 -4.2 28.9 2 26.6 -2.3 3.9
Sweet Spot % 29.1 27.5 -1.6 32.4 4.9 32.2 -0.2 4.3
xBA .253 .222 -0.031 .258 0.036 .219 -0.039 0.023
BA .285 .25 -0.035 .246 -0.004 .25 0.004 0.015
xwOBA .304 .289 -0.015 .315 0.026 .289 -0.026 0.026
wOBA .343 .312 -0.031 .309 -0.003 .313 0.004 0.038
xSLG .378 .353 -0.025 .397 0.044 .352 -0.045 0.069
SLG .458 .39 -0.068 .403 0.013 .397 -0.006 0.115
K% 18.9 19.8 0.9 19.3 -0.5 21.1 1.8 1.8
BB% 6.9 8.5 1.6 8 -0.5 7.7 -0.3 0.6
Swing % 46.2 46.4 0.2 46.2 -0.2 47.9 1.7 -0.4
Whiff% 21.4 22.9 1.5 21 -1.9 24.7 3.7 0.4
In Zone % 48.6 47.5 -1.1 46.9 -0.6 47.9 1 -1.8
Out of Zone % 51.4 52.5 1.1 53.1 0.6 52.1 -1 1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 31.1 30.8 -0.3 27.9 -2.9 31.4 3.5 -1.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 27.1 -0.6 27.4 0.3 25.9 -1.5 4.9
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 60.9 -1.6 61.5 0.6 60.9 -0.6 0.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 760 .313 608 25 4.1 152 72 47.4
2017 619 .309 508 25 4.9 111 47 42.3
2018 665 .313 541 75 13.9 124 79 63.7
2019 468 .351 366 91 24.9 102 68 66.7

Pitch Tempo