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

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 1 3.09 8 8 0 43.2 67 1.17
4 Seasons 26 19 4.23 66 66 0 340.2 418 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 8 4-1 3.09 43.2 67 1.17
4 Seasons 66 26-19 4.23 340.2 418 1.34

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 6.82
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 26 739 97 7 7.2 3.8 86.4 115.9 13.0 32.0 .181 .313 .277 .254 .353 29.9 36.8 9.3 3.09 2.22
Player 6145 881 78 8.9 5.3 88.7 115.9 15.7 35.4 .225 .395 .316 .312 .387 37.9 28.4 10.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cease relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.2%) ,
Slider
(34.1%) ,
Curveball
(16.4%) ,
Changeup
(5.3%) ,
Sinker
(2%) ,


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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%
2022 4-Seam Fastball 312 162 150 42.2 96.4 72 63 10 6 1 0 3 25 39 .159 .167 .317 .347 .262 .266 87.9 22 2476 6.2 28.7 25.5
2022 Slider 252 178 74 34.1 85.6 59 55 10 9 1 0 0 25 30 .182 .143 .200 .220 .206 .191 81.6 13 2800 6.2 41.4 32.9
2022 Curveball 121 43 78 16.4 79.4 28 25 8 4 4 0 0 9 16 .320 .240 .480 .371 .386 .304 90.2 -6 2647 6.1 38.8 21.4
2022 Changeup 39 5 34 5.3 77.5 16 14 5 2 2 1 0 7 7 .357 .254 .643 .296 .461 .296 84.8 1 1674 6.4 44.4 41.2
2022 Sinker 15 6 9 2.0 96.6 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 .167 .271 .167 .620 .149 .367 94.3 26 2430 6.2 12.5 25.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,383 707 676 46.8 96.7 352 296 78 50 14 1 13 68 233 .264 .276 .449 .503 .355 .385 91.1 21 2543 6.0 23.0 18.0
2021 Slider 906 603 303 30.6 85.9 216 193 34 25 5 0 4 93 101 .176 .148 .264 .226 .238 .214 83.8 20 2880 6.0 50.1 28.0
2021 Curveball 449 164 285 15.2 79.9 98 95 19 13 2 2 2 47 49 .200 .153 .326 .262 .229 .193 89.1 2 2754 6.0 40.5 28.5
2021 Changeup 219 35 184 7.4 78.1 42 39 8 6 1 0 1 18 22 .205 .157 .308 .245 .236 .195 80.5 23 1641 6.3 47.7 25.4
! 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 % 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 40.2 32.0 21.6 6.2 42.3 27.8 29.9 6.2 29.9 33.0 17.5 5.2 7.2 3.8
Player 38.8 27.9 25.0 8.3 36.5 35.2 28.3 4.5 28.8 27.1 23.5 6.9 8.9 5.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 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 Slider CWS R 252 85.6 38.7 3.1 9 6.5 1.4 28
2022 Sinker CWS R 15 96.6 11.0 -8.6 -44 7.5 -7.8 -51
2022 Curveball CWS R 121 79.4 62.9 9.0 17 3.6 -4.3 -54
2022 Changeup CWS R 39 77.5 31.2 -4.6 -13 8.7 -4.2 -33
2022 4-Seamer CWS R 312 96.4 10.0 2.8 22 2.8 -4.1 -60
2021 Curveball CWS R 449 79.9 61.7 8.9 17 5.3 -2.3 -31
2021 Slider CWS R 906 85.9 38.1 3.1 9 6.9 2.4 54
2021 Changeup CWS R 219 78.1 29.2 -6.0 -17 7.3 -5.6 -43
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 1,383 96.7 10.5 2.3 18 4.4 -2.4 -35
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 4-Seamer CWS R 519 97.5 13.0 -0.3 -2 4.4 -3.0 -40
2020 Changeup CWS R 138 82.9 25.1 -5.4 -18 6.2 -6.3 -51
2019 Slider CWS R 286 84.7 43.9 5.9 16 5.3 0.5 10
2019 Curveball CWS R 253 79.5 63.3 9.3 17 6.1 -1.6 -20
2019 Changeup CWS R 122 83.1 26.6 -4.6 -15 1.7 -11.1 -87
2019 Sinker CWS R 57 96.3 16.9 -3.0 -15 7.1 -7.8 -52
2019 4-Seamer CWS R 646 96.5 15.1 -1.2 -9 1.8 -5.6 -76
! 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 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 312 42.2 72 .159 .317 .257 28.7 34.7 25.5 .167 .347 .267 28.2
2022 Slider -3.4 -9 252 34.1 59 .182 .200 .221 41.4 42.4 32.9 .143 .220 .191 20.0
2022 Curveball 2.7 3 121 16.4 28 .320 .480 .382 38.8 32.1 21.4 .240 .371 .305 37.5
2022 Changeup 5.8 2 39 5.3 16 .357 .643 .456 44.4 43.8 41.2 .254 .296 .297 42.9
2022 Sinker -6.1 -1 15 2.0 6 .167 .167 .150 12.5 16.7 25.0 .271 .620 .367 60.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1,383 46.8 352 .264 .449 .366 23.0 19.3 18.0 .276 .502 .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 -1.2 -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 .341 .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 .165 .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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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 119 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 451 97.5 83 16.1 12:30 12:30 0
2020 Slider 300 85.0 51 9.7 7:45 7:45 0
2021 Changeup 213 78.1 87 16.3 12:15 1:00 -45
2021 Curveball 443 79.9 90 22.1 6:30 6:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,375 96.7 90 18.9 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Slider 839 85.9 39 8.1 8:15 8:15 0
2022 Changeup 39 77.5 85 16.1 12:15 1:15 -60
2022 Curveball 120 79.4 87 22.6 6:30 6:15 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 312 96.4 91 19.4 12:15 12:15 0
2022 Sinker 15 96.6 90 19.7 12:30 12:45 -15
2022 Slider 250 85.6 34 8.0 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 1,364 3 -11 11 7 10
2020 257 1,099 0 -13 9 7 4
2021 718 3,001 -28 -22 24 16 -10
2022 181 739 2 -12 1 3 -6
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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 41.5 59.4 44.4 26.1 7.0 81.1
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 47.1 67.0 73.7 28.8 47.7 40.0 58.3 46.8 34.6 6.8 72.6
2022 739 46.8 68.8 71.4 32.8 52.7 45.2 60.4 49.7 34.9 6.1 84.4
Player 6,145 46.3 66.5 76.0 27.7 53.1 41.1 58.2 45.7 31.3 6.9 76.1
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 38 53 42 40 35 51 34 69 41 61 17 55 38 92 87 65
2020 5 14 9 11 4 6 28 24 25 14 11 40 5 97 94 68
2021 70 83 70 54 70 7 15 38 48 93 32 94 70 92 96 85
2022 93 96 92 80 90 20 53 83 88 96 40 92 93 90 95 72
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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 12.9 2.0 7 9 6 40.0
2020 22.8 12 13.0 -1.0 1 11 5 41.7
2021 23.3 20 20.0 0.0 16 18 7 35.0
2022 23.9 3 3.7 -1.0 0 6 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 15 13 14 14 11 11 15 12 16 13 14 8 11 12 16 10 18 12 15 7 11 9 15 15 15 14 10 17 10 14
2020 12 12 15 13 16 13 0 14 12 14 13 12 10 14 14 16 10 13 12 15 7 12 12 12 13 16 13 12 13 12 16
2021 20 17 25 16 26 18 20 25 18 18 28 23 12 23 17 24 16 24 19 22 11 18 20 19 17 25 21 17 22 15 25
2022 3 3 4 5 6 4 4 4 3 3 6 6 0 2 3 5 2 5 3 4 1 3 3 5 5 4 5 2 2 4 6
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.5 97.5 1 96.7 -0.8 96.4 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 82.9 -0.2 78.1 -4.8 77.5 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 83.9 0.3 83.6 -0.3
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 89.2 -0.6 86.4 -2.8
Launch Angle 12.1 15.2 3.1 18.5 3.3 13 -5.5
Barrel % 7.7 8.8 1.1 9.9 1.1 7.2 -2.7
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.9 3.4 38.8 -2.1 29.9 -8.9
Sweet Spot % 32.7 36.8 4.1 37 0.2 32 -5
xBA .242 .279 0.037 .21 -0.069 .181 -0.029
BA .271 .234 -0.037 .223 -0.011 .209 -0.014
xwOBA .323 .389 0.066 .295 -0.094 .254 -0.041
wOBA .353 .354 0.001 .295 -0.059 .277 -0.018
xSLG .423 .513 0.09 .364 -0.149 .313 -0.051
SLG .486 .477 -0.009 .364 -0.113 .325 -0.039
K% 24.8 17.3 -7.5 31.9 14.6 36.8 4.9
BB% 10.7 13.3 2.6 9.6 -3.7 9.3 -0.3
Swing % 44.4 41.5 -2.9 46.8 5.3 49.7 2.9
Whiff% 26.1 25.3 -0.8 34.6 9.3 34.9 0.3
In Zone % 45.6 44.6 -1 47.1 2.5 46.8 -0.3
Out of Zone % 54.4 55.4 1 52.9 -2.5 53.2 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 22.8 -3.7 28.8 6 32.8 4
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 24.3 -4.6 29.1 4.8 32.4 3.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.4 54.9 -4.5 58.3 3.4 60.4 2.1
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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 708 .295 359 25 7.0 349 165 47.3
2022 181 .277 97 8 8.2 84 41 48.8

Pitch Distribution