Dylan Cease
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 26

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 14 8 2.20 32 32 0 184.0 227 1.11
4 Seasons 36 26 3.56 90 90 0 481.0 578 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 32 14-8 2.20 184.0 227 1.11
4 Seasons 90 36-26 3.56 481.0 578 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
2019 23 1364 208 16 7.7 4.9 87.9 111.3 12.1 32.7 .242 .423 .353 .323 .385 37.5 24.8 10.7 5.79 4.63
2020 24 1085 171 15 8.8 5.9 89.8 110.6 15.2 36.8 .279 .513 .354 .389 .420 40.9 17.3 13.3 4.01 6.86
2021 25 2957 405 40 9.9 5.6 89.2 115.2 18.5 37.0 .210 .364 .295 .295 .383 38.8 31.9 9.6 3.91 3.65
2022 26 3120 439 27 6.2 3.6 86.8 115.9 15.0 31.4 .184 .292 .263 .257 .313 31.2 30.4 10.4 2.20 2.70
Player 8526 1223 98 8.0 4.8 88.2 115.9 15.7 34.3 .214 .365 .300 .297 .363 36.1 28.4 10.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cease relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(42.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(39.8%) ,
Curveball
(13.9%) ,
Changeup
(2.4%) ,
Sinker
(1%) ,


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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
2019 45.7 22.1 26.0 6.3 35.6 37.0 27.4 4.3 34.6 20.2 25.5 7.7 7.7 4.9
2020 39.8 24.6 26.9 8.8 42.7 31.6 25.7 3.5 29.8 25.7 24.0 7.6 8.8 5.9
2021 34.6 31.4 24.4 9.6 33.1 37.5 29.4 4.7 25.2 29.9 23.7 6.7 9.9 5.6
2022 39.4 30.3 22.1 8.2 39.4 36.4 24.1 5.0 26.9 33.3 22.1 5.9 6.2 3.6
Player 38.9 28.5 24.2 8.4 37.1 36.2 26.7 4.6 28.0 28.9 23.5 6.7 8.0 4.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 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
2022 Changeup CWS R 76 77.9 29.9 -6.2 -17 8.3 -4.8 -37
2022 4-Seamer CWS R 1,241 96.8 10.3 2.5 19 3.0 -3.9 -56
2022 Sinker CWS R 30 96.5 10.8 -8.9 -45 7.8 -7.1 -48
2022 Slider CWS R 1,338 87.4 35.0 1.7 5 4.0 -0.3 -7
2022 Curveball CWS R 435 81.1 59.1 7.3 14 3.6 -3.8 -52
2021 Curveball CWS R 449 79.9 61.7 8.9 17 5.3 -2.3 -31
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 1,383 96.7 10.5 2.3 18 4.4 -2.4 -35
2021 Slider CWS R 906 85.9 38.1 3.1 9 6.9 2.4 53
2021 Changeup CWS R 219 78.1 29.2 -6.0 -17 7.3 -5.6 -43
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 519 97.5 13.0 -0.3 -2 4.4 -3.0 -40
2020 Slider CWS R 327 85.0 42.0 5.9 16 7.0 2.4 53
2020 Curveball CWS R 101 79.0 62.7 8.6 16 7.4 -1.3 -15
2020 Changeup CWS R 138 82.9 25.1 -5.4 -18 6.2 -6.3 -51
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 4-Seamer CWS R 646 96.5 15.1 -1.2 -9 1.8 -5.6 -76
2019 Changeup CWS R 122 83.1 26.6 -4.6 -15 1.7 -11.2 -87
2019 Sinker CWS R 57 96.3 16.9 -3.0 -15 7.1 -7.8 -52
! 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 %
2022 Slider -2.7 -36 1,338 42.9 349 .128 .209 .193 43.3 37.5 27.8 .144 .223 .202 22.0
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -5 1,241 39.8 268 .240 .391 .336 23.2 21.3 16.3 .218 .366 .322 35.5
2022 Curveball 1.2 5 435 13.9 95 .253 .391 .322 28.3 32.6 23.8 .215 .313 .269 42.9
2022 Changeup 5.6 4 76 2.4 24 .364 .591 .431 34.5 29.2 25.0 .268 .343 .299 40.0
2022 Sinker -6.9 -2 30 1.0 9 .111 .111 .100 6.3 11.1 16.7 .239 .593 .351 62.5
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1,383 46.8 352 .264 .449 .366 23.0 19.3 18.0 .276 .503 .385 46.8
2021 Slider -0.9 -8 906 30.6 216 .176 .264 .253 50.1 43.1 28.0 .148 .226 .218 25.7
2021 Curveball 0.1 0 449 15.2 98 .200 .326 .240 40.5 48.0 28.5 .153 .262 .200 38.8
2021 Changeup -1.6 -4 219 7.4 42 .205 .308 .239 47.7 42.9 25.4 .157 .245 .195 13.6
2020 4-Seamer 1.7 9 519 47.8 151 .254 .500 .400 17.2 13.9 13.9 .308 .539 .425 42.2
2020 Slider -1.1 -4 327 30.1 62 .182 .400 .294 39.5 25.8 13.0 .195 .413 .304 35.9
2020 Changeup -0.2 0 138 12.7 29 .308 .692 .447 31.5 24.1 20.6 .331 .675 .452 42.1
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 101 9.3 12 .091 .091 .208 17.6 0.0 0.0 .265 .347 .304 45.5
2019 4-Seamer 1.6 10 646 47.4 160 .356 .637 .472 22.3 21.3 17.9 .300 .513 .394 43.1
2019 Slider -0.9 -3 286 21.0 74 .181 .375 .246 34.4 39.2 27.1 .172 .340 .223 27.9
2019 Curveball 1.6 4 253 18.5 41 .257 .371 .335 29.7 22.0 11.7 .233 .361 .316 38.5
2019 Changeup -2.9 -4 122 8.9 33 .125 .281 .212 27.0 21.2 20.6 .164 .342 .224 28.0
2019 Sinker 2.9 2 57 4.2 17 .286 .357 .356 18.5 11.8 12.5 .248 .309 .320 41.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 325 1,364 3 -11 10 7 10
2020 257 1,099 0 -13 9 7 4
2021 718 3,001 -29 -22 24 16 -10
2022 745 3,120 -15 -38 6 13 -34
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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 1,364 45.6 65.8 80.2 26.5 60.4 41.4 59.4 44.4 26.1 6.9 80.9
2020 1,085 44.6 64.7 80.8 22.8 60.6 40.6 54.9 41.5 25.3 7.6 74.4
2021 2,957 47.0 67.0 73.8 28.8 47.6 40.0 58.3 46.8 34.6 6.8 72.6
2022 3,120 43.7 68.0 76.2 31.3 50.4 41.2 58.2 47.3 33.2 6.7 76.9
Player 8,526 45.3 66.8 76.5 28.6 51.9 40.7 58.0 45.9 31.7 6.9 75.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2019 38 52 42 40 35 51 34 70 42 61 17 55 19 92 87 64 27
2020 5 14 9 11 3 6 28 24 25 14 11 40 13 97 94 68 21
2021 70 83 70 54 70 7 15 38 48 93 32 94 58 92 96 84 23
2022 90 96 93 85 84 26 70 84 93 88 16 91 69 91 96 79 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 22.6 15 13.1 2 6 10 5 33.3
2020 22.8 12 13.0 -1 2 9 6 50.0
2021 23.3 20 20.5 -1 12 16 9 45.0
2022 23.9 16 16.1 0 5 14 5 31.3
Player 23.2 63 62.7 0 25 49 25 39.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 15 15 13 12 13 12 14 13 12 11 13 9 12 12 15 13 17 11 13 14 11 11 13 14 14 14 11 17 11 17
2020 12 12 15 13 13 13 0 13 15 14 13 11 11 13 11 16 14 13 10 14 16 12 12 12 13 15 13 12 12 12 16
2021 20 17 25 12 22 25 20 26 22 18 23 22 14 19 17 24 24 20 20 17 22 18 22 20 16 23 24 16 22 19 27
2022 16 17 19 17 16 18 15 13 15 14 17 16 11 9 13 17 17 20 15 16 19 16 16 19 18 15 20 13 16 14 21
Player 63 61 74 55 63 69 47 66 65 58 64 62 45 53 53 72 68 70 56 60 71 57 61 64 61 67 71 52 67 56 81
! 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 96.5 97.5 1 96.7 -0.8 96.8 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 82.9 -0.2 78.1 -4.8 77.9 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 83.9 0.3 85.9 2
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 89.2 -0.6 86.8 -2.4
Launch Angle 12.1 15.2 3.1 18.5 3.3 15 -3.5
Barrel % 7.7 8.8 1.1 9.9 1.1 6.2 -3.7
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.9 3.4 38.8 -2.1 31.2 -7.6
Sweet Spot % 32.7 36.8 4.1 37 0.2 31.4 -5.6
xBA .242 .279 0.037 .21 -0.069 .184 -0.026
BA .271 .234 -0.037 .223 -0.011 .19 -0.033
xwOBA .323 .389 0.066 .295 -0.094 .257 -0.038
wOBA .353 .354 0.001 .295 -0.059 .263 -0.032
xSLG .423 .513 0.09 .364 -0.149 .292 -0.072
SLG .486 .477 -0.009 .364 -0.113 .306 -0.058
K% 24.8 17.3 -7.5 31.9 14.6 30.4 -1.5
BB% 10.7 13.3 2.6 9.6 -3.7 10.4 0.8
Swing % 44.4 41.5 -2.9 46.8 5.3 47.3 0.5
Whiff% 26.1 25.3 -0.8 34.6 9.3 33.2 -1.4
In Zone % 45.6 44.6 -1 47 2.4 43.7 -3.3
Out of Zone % 54.4 55.4 1 53 -2.4 56.3 3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 22.8 -3.7 28.8 6 31.3 2.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 24.3 -4.6 29.1 4.8 32.1 3
First Pitch Strike % 59.4 54.9 -4.5 58.3 3.4 58.2 -0.1
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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 .352 101 7 6.9 152 74 48.7
2021 685 .294 347 22 6.3 338 162 47.9
2022 745 .263 379 68 17.9 366 235 64.2

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 422 15.8 37.7% 2.4% 240 25.0 0.0% 15.4%
2020 352 17.1 23.6% 0.3% 205 23.5 0.0% 8.3%
2021 878 19.0 9.5% 2.2% 474 25.0 0.2% 18.8%
2022 958 18.5 10.2% 2.8% 437 24.6 0.0% 16.2%
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Pitch Distribution