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CC Sabathia
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 6" 300LBS | Age: 41

Draft: 1998 | Rd: 1, #20, Cleveland Indians | Vallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
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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 % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 35 2703 533 22 4.1 87.8 115.3 10.7 29.1 .250 .373 .343 .301 .340 31.1 18.9 6.9 4.73 3.91
2016 36 2910 542 24 4.4 85.1 111.1 9.7 27.5 .219 .348 .312 .285 .310 26.9 19.8 8.5 3.91 3.50
2017 37 2340 448 18 4 85 118.5 7.4 32.4 .254 .391 .309 .311 .348 28.9 19.3 8 3.69 4.24
2018 38 2507 463 24 5.2 84.8 112 13 32.2 .218 .350 .313 .287 .319 26.6 21.1 7.7 3.65 3.49
2019 39 1729 318 26 8.2 87 114.3 14.9 36.5 .243 .423 .351 .316 .373 30.2 22.9 8.3 4.95 4.51
12189 2304 114 4.9 85.9 118.5 10.9 31 .236 .373 .324 .298 .335 28.7 20.2 7.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2019 Cutter 726 697 29 42.0 88.3 176 157 44 22 11 0 11 32 126 .280 .246 .561 .454 .377 .333 86.9 16 2194 6.7 22.6 17.5
2019 Slider 522 357 165 30.2 79.2 148 137 33 18 4 0 11 49 90 .241 .235 .511 .436 .327 .301 86.9 16 2208 6.4 29.3 26.8
2019 Sinker 248 91 157 14.3 89.1 67 55 14 7 2 0 5 7 48 .255 .281 .564 .472 .396 .385 88.7 14 2051 6.9 14.2 20.0
2019 Changeup 211 210 1 12.2 82.7 72 68 20 15 5 0 0 19 49 .294 .226 .368 .295 .304 .250 81.8 8 1885 7.1 35.2 28.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball 22 14 8 1.3 88.8 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 .200 .162 .400 .316 .243 .196 91.1 22 2098 6.8 18.2 0.0
2018 Cutter 1096 1012 84 43.7 89.1 303 278 66 43 15 0 8 63 215 .237 .201 .378 .302 .298 .257 83.3 16 2221 6.6 22.6 20.8
2018 Slider 774 554 220 30.9 80.0 199 174 45 32 5 1 7 48 129 .259 .221 .420 .367 .328 .302 86.6 13 2250 6.4 28.3 15.9
2018 Sinker 357 178 179 14.2 90.1 91 79 22 12 7 0 3 13 66 .278 .254 .481 .454 .372 .356 84.1 3 2027 6.8 16.0 28.9
2018 Changeup 254 254 0 10.1 83.4 69 66 17 14 2 0 1 15 51 .258 .248 .333 .390 .274 .292 86.7 12 1878 7.0 34.5 23.4
2018 4-Seam Fastball 25 12 13 1.0 90.2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .069 .000 .078 .000 .064 80.6 49 2070 6.8 12.5 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 48.2 20.5 25.3 6 41.8 37 21.2 2.8 34.5 22.5 28 5.4 4.1
2016 51.5 20.3 19.7 8.5 41.3 36.2 22.5 5 39.5 23.4 19.9 5 4.4
2017 51.1 15.4 27 6.5 38.2 42.2 19.6 8.9 35.5 19.2 25.7 4.7 4
2018 44.9 20.7 23.5 10.8 41.3 38.7 19.7 5.8 33 25.5 24.2 5.6 5.2
2019 41.2 28.6 23 7.2 43.4 35.8 20.8 4.4 29.9 29.9 22 5.3 8.2
47.9 20.6 23.7 7.8 41.1 38 20.8 5.3 34.9 23.7 24 5.2 4.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Sinker NYY L 248 89.1 25.2 1.5 6 13.3 -0.1 -1
2019 Slider NYY L 522 79.2 41.9 -1.3 -3 10.7 1.3 14
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 -28 6.4 0.3 5
2019 Cutter NYY L 726 88.3 23.8 2.2 8 0.1 -1.9 -105
2018 Slider NYY L 774 80 41.4 -1.3 -3 11.5 4.1 56
2018 Cutter NYY L 1096 89.1 23.5 1.5 6 1.2 -1.1 -46
2018 Sinker NYY L 356 90.1 25 2 9 13.7 -0.1 -1
2018 Changeup NYY L 254 83.4 30.9 0 0 9.1 -4.1 -31
2018 4-Seamer NYY L 25 90.2 21.9 -5 -29 7.4 1.4 23
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
2017 Changeup NYY L 362 83.8 28 -0.5 -2 9.9 -3 -23
2017 Sinker NYY L 534 90.7 21.3 0.2 1 13.6 -0.5 -4
2017 Slider NYY L 726 79.6 41 -0.9 -2 13.9 6.1 78
2016 Slider NYY L 662 80.4 38.1 -1.5 -4 10.9 5.9 118
2016 Changeup NYY L 166 82.5 27.3 -1.5 -5 9.8 -2.9 -23
2016 4-Seamer NYY L 1032 89 20.4 -3.6 -22 0.1 -6.7 -98
2016 Sinker NYY L 1033 89.6 20.1 -0.9 -4 13.2 -0.6 -4
! 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 4-Seamer 0.4 0 22 1.3 5 .2 .4 .25 18.2 0 0 .162 .316 .196 40
2019 Sinker -1 -3 248 14.3 67 .255 .564 .406 14.2 10.4 20 .281 .472 .386 37.5
2019 Changeup 0.6 1 211 12.2 72 .294 .368 .338 35.2 26.4 28.8 .226 .295 .25 16.3
2019 Slider 1.1 6 522 30.2 148 .241 .511 .351 29.3 33.1 26.8 .235 .436 .304 30
2019 Cutter 0.8 6 726 42 176 .28 .561 .387 22.6 18.2 17.5 .246 .454 .333 32.5
2018 4-Seamer -4.2 -1 25 1 3 0 0 0 12.5 33.3 25 .069 .078 .064 0
2018 Changeup -1.5 -4 254 10.1 69 .258 .333 .291 34.5 21.7 23.4 .248 .39 .293 33.3
2018 Sinker 0.9 3 357 14.2 91 .278 .481 .403 16 14.3 28.9 .254 .454 .356 33.3
2018 Slider 1.2 9 774 30.9 199 .259 .42 .341 28.3 24.1 15.9 .221 .367 .303 33.3
2018 Cutter -1.1 -12 1096 43.7 303 .237 .378 .312 22.6 20.8 20.8 .201 .302 .258 19.1
2017 4-Seamer 6.5 0 6 0.3 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .061 .071 .38 0
2017 Changeup -0.5 -2 364 15.6 85 .237 .438 .332 32.4 16.5 18.2 .272 .468 .335 22.7
2017 Sinker 0.5 2 534 22.8 143 .346 .528 .412 13.6 4.9 9.9 .329 .473 .38 34.7
2017 Slider -1.3 -9 726 31 189 .185 .295 .248 24.8 35.4 20.6 .179 .26 .231 25.5
2017 Cutter -0.4 -3 706 30.2 202 .239 .408 .316 16.8 15.8 17 .267 .428 .329 29.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 971 3647 -42 -21 16 9 -38
2009 1071 4091 -31 -29 16 12 -32
2010 1036 3857 -6 -40 15 12 -19
2011 1017 3740 -19 -13 8 9 -13
2012 923 3354 -12 -21 16 6 -11
2013 903 3321 5 -8 20 7 23
2014 209 798 13 -5 2 2 12
2015 723 2693 3 -10 9 8 10
2016 767 2908 -4 -29 17 10 -5
2017 706 2647 -7 -41 23 11 -14
2018 682 2565 -14 -20 21 10 -4
2019 473 1754 13 -20 12 6 11
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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 2703 48.6 62.1 84.2 31.1 64.7 46.2 62.5 46.2 21.4 5.9 71.9
2016 2910 47.5 63.7 83 30.8 63.1 44.5 60.9 46.4 22.9 6.4 71.9
2017 2340 46.9 67 82.3 27.9 70 44.7 61.5 46.2 21 5.7 78.2
2018 2507 47.9 65.8 83 31.4 58.3 46.8 60.9 47.9 24.7 5.4 69.6
2019 1729 46.1 68.1 83.1 29.8 57.9 44.9 61.5 47.5 25.1 6.6 66.7
12189 47.5 65 83.1 30.3 62.9 45.5 61.5 46.8 22.9 6 71.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 49 31 52 67 42 26 74 58 65 39 61 40 49 20 22
2016 76 79 76 71 71 30 79 99 94 40 41 48 76 11 21
2017 50 36 56 69 43 39 85 94 82 32 56 25 50 17 21
2018 70 73 76 69 71 30 72 99 97 43 58 49 70 10 36
2019 44 47 40 40 52 30 26 86 91 51 46 48 44 5 26
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.1 27 20.2 7 13 17 9 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 27 19 30 21 24 17 20 24 21 26 21 18 11 18 19 24 14 24 18 25 11 16 14 22 23 24 21 15 23 16 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 and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.2 89.3 -0.9 90.2 0.9 89.4 -0.8 -0.9 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 82.5 -1.4 83.8 1.3 83.4 -0.4 -0.7 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 79.6 80.4 0.8 79.6 -0.8 80 0.4 -0.8 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 87.8 85.1 -2.7 85 -0.1 84.8 -0.2 2.2 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 10.7 9.7 -1 7.4 -2.3 13 5.6 1.9 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.1 4.4 0.3 4 -0.4 5.2 1.2 3 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 31.1 26.9 -4.2 28.9 2 26.6 -2.3 3.6 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 29.1 27.5 -1.6 32.4 4.9 32.2 -0.2 4.3 undefined undefined
xBA .25 .219 -0.031 .254 0.035 .218 -0.036 0.025 undefined undefined
BA .285 .25 -0.035 .246 -0.004 .25 0.004 0.015 undefined undefined
xwOBA .301 .285 -0.016 .311 0.026 .287 -0.024 0.029 undefined undefined
wOBA .343 .312 -0.031 .309 -0.003 .313 0.004 0.038 undefined undefined
xSLG .373 .348 -0.025 .391 0.043 .35 -0.041 0.073 undefined undefined
SLG .458 .39 -0.068 .403 0.013 .397 -0.006 0.115 undefined undefined
K% 18.9 19.8 0.9 19.3 -0.5 21.1 1.8 1.8 undefined undefined
BB% 6.9 8.5 1.6 8 -0.5 7.7 -0.3 0.6 undefined undefined
Swing % 46.2 46.4 0.2 46.2 -0.2 47.9 1.7 -0.4 undefined undefined
Whiff% 21.4 22.9 1.5 21 -1.9 24.7 3.7 0.4 undefined undefined
In Zone % 48.6 47.5 -1.1 46.9 -0.6 47.9 1 -1.8 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 51.4 52.5 1.1 53.1 0.6 52.1 -1 1.8 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 31.1 30.8 -0.3 27.9 -2.9 31.4 3.5 -1.6 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 27.1 -0.6 27.4 0.3 25.9 -1.5 4.9 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 60.9 -1.6 61.5 0.6 60.9 -0.6 0.6 undefined undefined
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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 Distribution