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Dylan Cease
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 6, #169, Chicago Cubs | Milton (GA) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0 2.41 8 8 0 41.0 50 1.22
3 Seasons 11 11 4.39 34 34 0 172.1 175 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 8 2-0 2.41 41.0 50 1.22
3 Seasons 34 11-11 4.39 172.1 175 1.43

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
2019 24 1364 208 16 7.7 87.9 111.3 12.1 32.7 .242 .423 .353 .323 .385 37.5 24.8 10.7 5.79 4.70
2020 25 1085 171 15 8.8 89.8 110.6 15.2 36.8 .278 .511 .357 .390 .417 40.9 17.3 13.3 4.01 6.96
2021 26 633 82 6 7.3 88.4 115.2 17.2 35.4 .199 .341 .279 .293 .369 35.4 31.8 11.5 2.80 3.33
3082 461 37 8 88.7 115.2 14.2 34.7 .246 .437 .339 .341 .394 38.4 23.6 11.8
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cease relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.1%) ,
Slider
(27.8%) ,
Curveball
(10.4%) ,
Changeup
(8.7%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 336 167 169 53.1 96.0 80 67 17 14 0 0 3 16 54 .254 .254 .388 .483 .323 .358 90.8 19 2611 5.9 25.8 18.0
2021 Slider 176 116 60 27.8 85.6 45 36 9 8 1 0 0 18 18 .250 .180 .278 .212 .325 .277 78.6 11 2873 5.9 53.0 26.5
2021 Curveball 66 22 44 10.4 78.7 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 6 6 .091 .102 .091 .206 .074 .183 90.8 3 2810 5.9 33.3 27.3
2021 Changeup 55 8 47 8.7 79.6 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 .000 .009 .000 .011 .000 .015 81.2 30 1758 6.2 44.4 43.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball 519 200 319 47.8 97.5 151 122 31 15 9 0 7 21 102 .254 .306 .500 .535 .388 .422 91.0 14 2521 6.0 17.2 13.9
2020 Slider 327 198 129 30.1 85.0 62 55 10 3 4 1 2 16 39 .182 .195 .400 .413 .284 .298 88.4 17 2801 6.0 39.5 13.0
2020 Changeup 138 15 123 12.7 82.9 29 26 8 4 1 0 3 7 19 .308 .331 .692 .675 .441 .452 89.2 18 1789 6.3 31.5 20.6
2020 Curveball 101 21 80 9.3 79.0 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 .091 .265 .091 .347 .134 .307 83.8 17 2680 6.0 17.6 0.0
! 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 %
2019 45.7 22.1 26 6.3 35.6 37 27.4 4.3 34.6 20.2 25.5 7.7 7.7
2020 39.8 21.1 30.4 8.8 42.7 31.6 25.7 3.5 29.8 25.7 24 7.6 8.8
2021 37.8 30.5 23.2 8.5 36.6 35.4 28 4.9 29.3 29.3 23.2 6.1 7.3
42.1 23.2 27.1 7.6 38.4 34.7 26.9 4.1 31.9 23.9 24.5 7.4 8
45.2 22.1 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 336 96 10.3 2.3 18 5.3 -1.6 -23
2021 Curveball CWS R 66 78.7 65.2 10.5 19 6.6 -1.3 -17
2021 Slider CWS R 176 85.6 39 3.6 10 8 3.4 75
2021 Changeup CWS R 55 79.6 26.3 -7.2 -22 8.2 -5.3 -39
2020 Curveball CWS R 101 79 62.7 8.6 16 7.4 -1.2 -14
2020 Changeup CWS R 138 82.9 25.1 -5.4 -18 6.2 -6.3 -50
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 519 97.5 13 -0.3 -2 4.4 -2.9 -40
2020 Slider CWS R 327 85 42 5.8 16 7 2.4 53
2019 4-Seamer CWS R 646 96.5 15.1 -1.2 -9 1.8 -5.6 -76
2019 Curveball CWS R 253 79.5 63.3 9.3 17 6.1 -1.6 -20
2019 Slider CWS R 286 84.7 43.9 5.9 16 5.3 0.5 10
2019 Sinker CWS R 57 96.3 16.9 -3 -15 7.1 -7.8 -53
2019 Changeup CWS R 122 83.1 26.6 -4.6 -15 1.7 -11.1 -87
! 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 %
2021 Changeup -5.1 -3 55 8.7 11 0 0 0 44.4 63.6 43.8 .009 .01 .015 0
2021 Curveball -1.5 -1 66 10.4 12 .091 .091 .075 33.3 50 27.3 .102 .206 .183 50
2021 Slider 1.1 2 176 27.8 45 .25 .278 .328 53 40 26.5 .18 .212 .277 22.2
2021 4-Seamer -1.5 -5 336 53.1 80 .254 .388 .335 25.8 20 18 .254 .483 .359 40.7
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 101 9.3 12 .091 .091 .208 17.6 0 0 .265 .347 .304 45.5
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 138 12.7 29 .308 .692 .447 31.5 24.1 20.6 .331 .674 .452 42.1
2020 Slider -1 -3 327 30.1 62 .182 .4 .294 39.5 25.8 13 .195 .413 .304 35.9
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 8 519 47.8 151 .254 .5 .391 17.2 13.9 13.9 .306 .535 .422 42.2
2019 Sinker 2.9 2 57 4.2 17 .286 .357 .356 18.5 11.8 12.5 .248 .309 .32 41.7
2019 Changeup -2.8 -3 122 8.9 33 .125 .281 .212 27 21.2 20.6 .164 .342 .224 28
2019 Curveball 1.7 4 253 18.5 41 .257 .371 .335 29.7 22 11.7 .233 .361 .316 38.5
2019 Slider -0.9 -2 286 21 74 .181 .375 .246 34.4 39.2 27.1 .172 .341 .223 27.9
2019 4-Seamer 1.5 10 646 47.4 160 .356 .637 .467 22.3 21.3 17.9 .3 .513 .394 43.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 124 82.9 91 15.2 12:15 12:45 -30
2020 Curveball 91 79.1 95 22.9 6:45 6:45 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 454 97.5 83 16.1 12:30 12:30 0
2020 Slider 300 85 51 9.7 7:45 7:45 0
2021 Changeup 55 79.6 89 18.1 12:15 1:00 -45
2021 Curveball 62 78.7 92 24.6 6:45 6:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 333 96 89 19.8 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Slider 139 85.7 39 9 8:15 8:15 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 325 1364 2 -10 11 7 10
2020 257 1099 -1 -12 9 7 4
2021 148 633 -8 -11 7 4 -7
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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 %
2019 1364 45.6 65.8 80.2 26.5 60.4 41.5 59.2 44.4 26.1 7 81.1
2020 1085 44.6 64.7 80.8 22.8 60.6 40.6 54.9 41.5 25.3 7.6 74.4
2021 633 47.4 63.7 73.8 31.2 51.9 42 50 46.6 33.6 5.5 82.9
3082 45.6 64.9 79.1 26.1 58.4 41.3 55.8 43.8 27.5 6.9 78.8
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 36 49 40 40 31 51 34 69 41 61 17 55 36 93 87 68
2020 5 14 9 11 4 6 28 24 25 14 11 40 5 97 95 70
2021 68 84 76 68 60 34 59 58 68 85 24 84 68 87 95 85
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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 22.6 15 12.5 3 7 9 6 40
2020 22.8 12 12.9 -1 1 11 5 41.7
2021 21.5 3 4 -1 2 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 15 13 14 14 10 11 14 13 15 13 13 7 11 12 16 10 14 11 14 7 11 10 14 15 14 14 11 17 9 14
2020 12 13 14 13 16 13 14 14 12 14 13 12 10 12 13 16 10 13 12 15 7 12 12 12 12 16 13 12 13 12 16
2021 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 2 5 5 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4
! 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 96.5 97.5 1 96 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 82.9 -0.2 79.6 -3.3
Breaking Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 83.7 0.1
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 88.4 -1.4
Launch Angle 12.1 15.2 3.1 17.2 2
Barrel % 7.7 8.8 1.1 7.3 -1.5
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.9 3.4 35.4 -5.5
Sweet Spot % 32.7 36.8 4.1 35.4 -1.4
xBA 0.242 0.278 0.036 0.199 -0.079
BA 0.271 0.234 -0.037 0.218 -0.016
xwOBA 0.323 0.39 0.067 0.293 -0.097
wOBA 0.353 0.357 0.004 0.279 -0.078
xSLG 0.423 0.511 0.088 0.341 -0.17
SLG 0.486 0.477 -0.009 0.298 -0.179
K% 24.8 17.3 -7.5 31.8 14.5
BB% 10.7 13.3 2.6 11.5 -1.8
Swing % 44.4 41.5 -2.9 46.6 5.1
Whiff% 26.1 25.3 -0.8 33.6 8.3
In Zone % 45.6 44.6 -1 47.4 2.8
Out of Zone % 54.4 55.4 1 52.6 -2.8
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 22.8 -3.7 31.2 8.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 24.3 -4.5 25.7 1.4
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 54.9 -4.3 50 -4.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 325 .353 162 6 3.7 163 60 36.8
2020 253 .355 101 7 6.9 152 74 48.7
2021 148 .279 75 2 2.7 73 38 52.1

Pitch Distribution