CC Sabathia
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 6" 300LBS | Age: 43
Draft: 1998 | Rd: 1, #20, Cleveland Indians | Vallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 14 5 3.69 27 27 0 148.2 120 1.27
2018 9 7 3.65 29 29 0 153 140 1.31
2019 5 8 4.95 23 22 0 107.1 107 1.41
19 Seasons 251 161 3.74 561 560 0 3,577.1 3,093 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 27 14-5 3.69 148.2 120 1.27
2018 29 9-7 3.65 153 140 1.31
2019 23 5-8 4.95 107.1 107 1.41
19 Seasons 561 251-161 3.74 3,577.1 3,093 1.26
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 3.0 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 4.0 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 .371 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 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 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 20.8 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 20.8 5.3 34.9 23.7 24.0 5.2 4.9 3.5
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 Slider NYY L 522 79.2 41.9 -1.3 -3 10.7 1.9 21
2019 Changeup NYY L 211 82.7 30.8 -0.3 -1 8.8 -3.6 -29
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 Cutter NYY L 726 88.3 23.8 2.1 8 0.1 -1.9 -106
2018 Cutter NYY L 1,096 89.1 23.5 1.6 6 1.2 -1.1 -47
2018 Changeup NYY L 254 83.4 30.9 0.0 0 9.1 -4.1 -31
2018 Slider NYY L 774 80.0 41.4 -1.2 -3 11.5 4.7 70
2018 Sinker NYY L 356 90.1 25.0 2.0 9 13.7 -0.1 -1
2018 4-Seamer NYY L 25 90.2 21.9 -4.9 -29 7.4 1.3 22
2017 4-Seamer NYY L 6 89.2 22.5 -6.2 -38 5.9 -1.1 -16
2017 Slider NYY L 726 79.6 41.0 -0.7 -2 13.9 6.4 85
2017 Cutter NYY L 706 89.9 19.8 2.5 11 0.7 -2.2 -145
2017 Changeup NYY L 362 83.8 28.0 -0.5 -2 9.9 -3.1 -24
2017 Sinker NYY L 534 90.7 21.3 0.2 1 13.6 -0.5 -4
2016 Slider NYY L 662 80.4 38.1 -1.4 -4 11.0 4.1 59
2016 Changeup NYY L 166 82.5 27.3 -1.6 -5 11.4 -0.6 -5
2016 Sinker NYY L 1,033 89.6 20.1 -1.1 -5 14.9 1.7 13
2016 4-Seamer NYY L 1,032 89.0 20.4 -3.5 -21 0.6 -5.0 -90
2015 Sinker NYY L 1,017 89.8 -- -- 15.8 2.2 16
2015 Cutter NYY L 1 90.2 -- -- 0.3 -3.0 -109
2015 Slider NYY L 600 79.6 -- -- 11.2 3.8 52
2015 4-Seamer NYY L 669 90.8 -- -- 6.8 0.4 6
2015 Changeup NYY L 373 83.9 -- -- 11.1 -1.1 -9
! 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 .244 .448 .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 .479 .384 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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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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 31 -16 -12 33
2010 1036 3,857 6 41 -17 -12 19
2011 1017 3,740 20 12 -9 -9 14
2012 923 3,354 13 17 -17 -6 7
2013 903 3,321 -5 9 -22 -6 -25
2014 209 798 -13 5 -2 -2 -13
2015 723 2,693 -2 8 -8 -9 -11
2016 767 2,908 4 28 -17 -10 6
2017 706 2,647 7 42 -23 -11 14
2018 682 2,565 15 21 -21 -10 5
2019 473 1,754 -15 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 62.2 84.2 31.0 64.7 46.3 62.5 46.2 21.4 6.0 72.0
2016 2,910 47.6 63.5 83.1 30.9 62.8 44.5 60.9 46.4 22.9 6.3 71.4
2017 2,340 46.9 67.0 82.3 27.9 70.0 44.5 61.5 46.2 21.0 5.7 78.2
2018 2,507 47.8 65.9 83.1 31.4 58.2 46.8 60.9 47.9 24.7 5.4 69.6
2019 1,729 46.0 68.1 83.2 30.0 57.9 45.0 61.5 47.5 25.1 6.5 67.3
Player 12,189 47.5 65.0 83.2 30.3 62.8 45.4 61.5 46.8 22.9 5.9 71.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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 53 33 55 69 45 26 75 59 66 39 61 40 66 17 23 97
2016 75 80 77 72 73 30 79 99 94 40 41 48 75 9 22 95
2017 47 33 54 69 41 39 86 94 82 32 56 25 56 18 7 97
2018 71 75 76 71 72 29 72 99 97 43 58 50 86 14 10 96
2019 48 52 43 41 56 30 27 86 90 51 46 48 60 5 11 97
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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 20.7 1 7 16 9 40.9
2017 23.1 22 18.0 4 12 11 10 45.5
2018 23.3 19 20.7 -2 3 17 8 42.1
2019 22.1 27 21.0 6 15 17 8 29.6
Player 22.7 90 80.4 10 37 61 35 38.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 22 22 18 19 22 20 22 20 18 14 21 22 21 17 19 22 14 18 20 22 21 21 26 28 22 21 22 25 25 22 16
2017 22 19 15 21 19 18 20 19 13 15 18 24 17 17 18 17 15 17 18 16 18 18 24 19 18 15 15 25 20 19 14
2018 19 25 19 17 21 17 24 21 17 16 20 23 22 18 19 22 18 20 20 25 23 20 26 25 17 19 19 22 24 23 19
2019 27 26 20 21 23 21 23 19 15 13 18 27 25 21 18 20 18 17 22 21 24 25 27 23 19 18 18 26 27 19 15
Player 90 92 72 78 85 76 89 79 63 58 77 96 85 73 74 81 65 72 80 84 86 84 103 95 76 73 74 98 96 83 64
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.2 89.3 -0.9 90.2 0.9 89.4 -0.8 88.5 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 82.5 -1.4 83.8 1.3 83.4 -0.4 82.7 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 79.6 80.4 0.8 79.6 -0.8 80.0 0.4 79.2 -0.8
Exit Velocity 87.8 85.1 -2.7 85.0 -0.1 84.9 -0.1 87.0 2.1
Launch Angle 10.7 9.7 -1.0 7.4 -2.3 13.0 5.6 14.9 1.9
Barrel % 4.1 4.4 0.3 4.0 -0.4 5.2 1.2 8.2 3.0
Hard Hit % 31.1 26.9 -4.2 28.9 2.0 26.6 -2.3 30.5 3.9
Sweet Spot % 29.1 27.5 -1.6 32.4 4.9 32.2 -0.2 36.5 4.3
xBA .253 .222 -0.031 .258 0.036 .219 -0.039 .242 0.023
BA .285 .250 -0.035 .246 -0.004 .250 0.004 .265 0.015
xwOBA .304 .289 -0.015 .315 0.026 .289 -0.026 .315 0.026
wOBA .343 .312 -0.031 .309 -0.003 .313 0.004 .351 0.038
xSLG .378 .353 -0.025 .397 0.044 .352 -0.045 .421 0.069
SLG .458 .390 -0.068 .403 0.013 .397 -0.006 .512 0.115
K% 18.9 19.8 0.9 19.3 -0.5 21.1 1.8 22.9 1.8
BB% 6.9 8.5 1.6 8.0 -0.5 7.7 -0.3 8.3 0.6
Swing % 46.2 46.4 0.2 46.2 -0.2 47.9 1.7 47.5 -0.4
Whiff% 21.4 22.9 1.5 21.0 -1.9 24.7 3.7 25.1 0.4
In Zone % 48.6 47.6 -1.0 46.9 -0.7 47.8 0.9 46.0 -1.8
Out of Zone % 51.4 52.4 1.0 53.1 0.7 52.2 -0.9 54.0 1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 31.0 30.9 -0.1 27.9 -3.0 31.4 3.5 30.0 -1.4
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 27.1 -0.6 27.4 0.3 25.9 -1.5 30.8 4.9
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 60.9 -1.6 61.5 0.6 60.9 -0.6 61.5 0.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 760 .313 608 28 4.6 152 89 58.6
2017 Shifts 619 .309 508 29 5.7 111 64 57.7
2018 Shifts 665 .313 541 98 18.1 124 86 69.4
2019 Shifts 468 .351 366 101 27.6 102 76 74.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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