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CC Sabathia
Popularity: ↓ 36%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 6" 300LBS | Age: 40

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 Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 2703 533 22 4.1 87.8 10.5 29.3 .260 .389 .343 .313 .357 31.5 18.9 6.9 4.73 3.88
2016 2910 542 24 4.4 85.1 9.7 27.5 .226 .359 .312 .296 .326 26.9 19.8 8.5 3.91 3.49
2017 2340 448 18 4.0 85.1 7.4 32.4 .262 .406 .309 .323 .366 28.9 19.3 8.0 3.69 4.30
2018 2507 463 24 5.2 84.8 13 32.0 .229 .364 .313 .298 .336 26.6 21.1 7.7 3.65 3.58
2019 1729 318 26 8.2 87 14.9 36.5 .244 .421 .351 .317 .375 30.5 22.9 8.3 4.95 4.27
ALL 12189 2304 114 4.9 85.9 10.8 31.0 .244 .385 .324 .308 .350 28.8 20.2 7.8
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

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 Whiff% PutAway%
2019 Cutter 726 697 29 42.0 88.3 176 157 44 22 11 0 11 32 126 .280 .250 .561 .455 .377 .336 87.7 17 2194 22.7 17.5
2019 Slider 522 357 165 30.2 79.2 148 137 33 18 4 0 11 49 90 .241 .230 .511 .428 .327 .297 87.5 16 2208 29.3 26.8
2019 Sinker 248 91 157 14.3 89.1 67 55 14 7 2 0 5 7 48 .255 .287 .564 .476 .396 .391 88.7 14 2051 14.3 20.0
2019 Changeup 211 210 1 12.2 82.7 72 68 20 15 5 0 0 19 49 .294 .225 .368 .291 .304 .249 81.8 8 1885 35.2 28.8
2019 Four Seamer 22 14 8 1.3 88.8 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 .200 .184 .400 .370 .243 .231 91.1 22 2098 18.2 0.0
2018 Cutter 1096 1012 84 43.7 89.1 303 278 66 43 15 0 8 63 215 .237 .211 .378 .316 .298 .268 83.5 16 2221 22.7 20.8
2018 Slider 774 554 220 30.9 80.0 199 174 45 32 5 1 7 48 129 .259 .231 .420 .384 .328 .314 86.6 13 2250 28.6 15.9
2018 Sinker 357 178 179 14.2 90.1 91 79 22 12 7 0 3 13 66 .278 .261 .481 .464 .372 .364 84.1 3 2027 16.2 28.9
2018 Changeup 254 254 0 10.1 83.4 69 66 17 14 2 0 1 15 51 .258 .262 .333 .404 .274 .306 86.7 12 1878 34.8 23.4
2018 Four Seamer 25 12 13 1.0 90.2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .075 .000 .081 .000 .068 80.6 49 2070 12.5 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 Changeup NYY L 211 82.7 30.8 -0.3 -1 8.8 -3.6 -29
2019 Cutter NYY L 726 88.3 23.8 2.2 8 0.1 -1.9 -105
2019 Slider NYY L 522 79.2 41.9 -1.5 -4 10.7 1.2 13
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 22 88.8 22.9 -4.8 -26 6.4 0.4 6
2019 Sinker NYY L 248 89.1 25.2 1.5 6 13.3 -0.2 -1
2018 Slider NYY L 774 80 41.4 -1.4 -3 11.5 4.1 55
2018 Sinker NYY L 356 90.1 25 2.1 9 13.7 -0.1 -1
2018 Cutter NYY L 1096 89.1 23.5 1.6 6 1.2 -1.1 -46
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 -4.8 -28 7.4 1.3 20
2017 Changeup NYY L 362 83.8 28 -0.6 -2 9.9 -3 -23
2017 Sinker NYY L 534 90.7 21.3 0.1 1 13.6 -0.5 -4
2017 Cutter NYY L 707 89.9 19.8 2.5 11 0.7 -2.2 -145
2017 4-Seamer NYY L 6 89.2 22.5 -6.1 -37 5.9 -1.2 -17
2017 Slider NYY L 722 79.6 41 -1 -2 13.9 6.1 78
2016 Slider NYY L 661 80.4 38.1 -1.6 -4 10.9 5.9 116
2016 4-Seamer NYY L 1032 89.1 20.4 -3.5 -21 0.1 -6.7 -98
2016 Sinker NYY L 1034 89.6 20.1 -0.9 -4 13.2 -0.5 -4
2016 Changeup NYY L 166 82.5 27.3 -1.6 -5 9.8 -2.8 -22
2015 Changeup NYY L 373 83.9 25.3 -2.8 -10 9.7 -3.2 -25
2015 Cutter NYY L 1 89.6 14.9 7.1 32 0.2 -0.7 -149
2015 Sinker NYY L 1025 89.8 19.9 -1.2 -6 14.4 -0.1 -1
2015 Slider NYY L 602 79.6 39.4 -1.1 -3 11 5.5 99
2015 4-Seamer NYY L 672 90.8 14.4 0.4 3 6 -1.6 -21
! 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 .200 .400 .250 18.2 0.0 0.0 .184 .370 .231 40.0
2019 Sinker -1.3 -3 248 14.3 67 .255 .564 .406 14.3 10.4 20.0 .287 .476 .392 37.5
2019 Changeup 0.8 2 211 12.2 72 .294 .368 .338 35.2 26.4 28.8 .225 .291 .250 16.3
2019 Slider 1.2 6 522 30.2 148 .241 .511 .351 29.3 33.1 26.8 .230 .428 .300 30.0
2019 Cutter 0.8 6 726 42.0 176 .280 .561 .381 22.7 18.2 17.5 .250 .455 .336 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -4.2 -1 25 1.0 3 .000 .000 .000 12.5 33.3 25.0 .075 .081 .068 0.0
2018 Changeup -1.4 -4 254 10.1 69 .258 .333 .291 34.8 21.7 23.4 .262 .404 .306 33.3
2018 Sinker 0.6 2 357 14.2 91 .278 .481 .403 16.2 14.3 28.9 .261 .464 .364 33.3
2018 Slider 1.3 10 774 30.9 199 .259 .420 .341 28.6 24.1 15.9 .231 .384 .315 33.3
2018 Cutter -1.2 -13 1096 43.7 303 .237 .378 .310 22.7 20.8 20.8 .211 .316 .268 19.1
2017 4-Seamer 6.6 0 6 0.3 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .034 .057 .380 0.0
2017 Changeup -0.4 -2 364 15.6 85 .238 .438 .318 32.4 16.5 18.2 .275 .473 .339 22.7
2017 Sinker 0.3 1 534 22.8 143 .346 .528 .418 13.8 4.9 9.9 .341 .491 .396 34.7
2017 Slider -1.2 -8 722 30.9 187 .186 .297 .244 25.2 35.8 20.6 .183 .265 .234 25.7
2017 Cutter -0.4 -3 707 30.2 202 .239 .408 .304 17.0 15.8 17.0 .278 .452 .348 29.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 751 2869 -5 -23 12 8 -8
2017 700 2635 -6 -41 23 10 -14
2018 670 2544 -15 -20 22 8 -5
2019 469 1747 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 61.3 85.4 30.9 65.0 46.3 62.5 45.7 21.7 6.0 72.0
2016 2910 47.6 62.7 84.2 30.7 63.2 44.5 60.9 45.9 23.1 6.3 69.4
2017 2340 46.8 66.5 82.8 27.8 70.5 44.7 61.5 45.9 21.1 5.7 75.4
2018 2507 47.9 65.3 83.7 31.2 58.7 46.8 60.9 47.5 24.9 5.4 68.9
2019 1729 46.1 68.0 83.2 29.6 58.3 44.9 61.5 47.3 25.2 6.6 66.7
ALL 12189 47.5 64.4 83.9 30.1 63.3 45.5 61.5 46.4 23.1 6.0 70.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 6.0 41.8 37.0 21.2 2.6 35.1 22.5 28.0 5.4 4.1
2016 51.5 20.3 19.7 8.5 41.3 36.2 22.5 4.8 39.5 23.4 19.9 5.0 4.4
2017 51.1 15.4 27.0 6.5 38.4 42.0 19.6 7.8 35.7 19.2 25.7 4.7 4.0
2018 44.9 20.7 23.5 10.8 41.3 38.7 20.1 5.6 33.0 25.5 24.2 5.6 5.2
2019 41.2 28.6 23.0 7.2 43.4 35.8 20.8 3.5 29.9 29.9 22.0 5.3 8.2
ALL 47.9 20.6 23.7 7.8 41.1 37.9 20.9 4.9 35.1 23.7 24.0 5.2 4.9
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 49 32 52 68 44 27 74 58 63 39 61 41 49 19 23
2016 76 79 78 74 72 30 79 99 94 40 41 49 76 10 20
2017 46 33 54 68 40 39 85 93 83 32 56 25 46 17 20
2018 68 67 73 70 64 29 72 99 97 43 58 50 68 10 36
2019 49 55 50 45 58 30 27 86 90 51 46 47 49 4 25
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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 19.8 7.2 13 15 9 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 27 20 27 21 25 15 21 25 21 26 20 18 9 18 20 24 14 22 19 26 12 16 16 22 17 23 20 15 22 15 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 +/-  
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 85.1 0 84.8 -0.3 2.2
Launch Angle 10.5 9.7 -0.8 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 % 31.5 26.9 -4.6 28.9 2 26.6 -2.3 3.9
Sweet Spot % 29.3 27.5 -1.8 32.4 4.9 32 -0.4 4.5
xBA 0.26 0.226 -0.034 0.262 0.036 0.229 -0.033 0.015
BA 0.285 0.25 -0.035 0.246 -0.004 0.25 0.004 0.015
xwOBA 0.313 0.296 -0.017 0.323 0.027 0.298 -0.025 0.019
wOBA 0.343 0.312 -0.031 0.309 -0.003 0.313 0.004 0.038
xSLG 0.389 0.359 -0.03 0.406 0.047 0.364 -0.042 0.057
SLG 0.458 0.39 -0.068 0.403 0.013 0.397 -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 % 45.7 45.9 0.2 45.9 0 47.5 1.6 -0.2
Whiff% 21.7 23.1 1.4 21.1 -2 24.9 3.8 0.3
In Zone Swing % 48.6 47.6 -1 46.8 -0.8 47.9 1.1 -1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 51.4 52.4 1 53.2 0.8 52.1 -1.1 1.8
First Pitch Swing % 26.9 26.2 -0.7 26.8 0.6 25.1 -1.7 5
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 762 .313 608 25 4.1 154 73 47.4
2017 619 .310 508 25 4.9 111 46 41.4
2018 663 .314 539 75 13.9 124 79 63.7
2019 468 .351 366 91 24.9 102 68 66.7

Pitch Distribution