Dylan Cease
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 27

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 3 3 4.38 14 14 0 74.0 81 1.34
5 Seasons 39 29 3.66 104 104 0 555.0 659 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 14 3-3 4.38 74.0 81 1.34
5 Seasons 104 39-29 3.66 555.0 659 1.27

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 .422 .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
2023 27 1363 204 17 8.3 5.2 91.0 110.7 13.5 31.9 .249 .406 .313 .330 .392 48.0 25.0 10.5 4.38 4.48
Player 9889 1427 115 8.1 4.9 88.6 115.9 15.4 33.9 .219 .370 .302 .302 .367 37.8 27.9 10.6
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cease relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.8%) ,
Slider
(39%) ,
Curveball
(16.9%) ,
Changeup
(3.4%) ,


  •   
  •   
  •   

+ If Available Pitches Click to Video.


  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

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
2023 41.2 27.9 24.5 6.4 38.7 38.2 23.0 2.0 27.9 24.5 29.4 7.8 8.3 5.2
Player 39.2 28.4 24.2 8.1 37.4 36.5 26.1 4.2 28.0 28.2 24.3 6.9 8.1 4.9
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.9 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! 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
2023 Slider CWS R 531 86.1 35.0 0.0 0 3.2 -1.5 -31
2023 4-Seamer CWS R 556 95.6 11.3 2.2 16 2.9 -4.2 -59
2023 Changeup CWS R 46 77.0 30.2 -5.5 -15 7.6 -5.0 -40
2023 Curveball CWS R 229 80.0 59.3 6.3 12 4.1 -3.6 -46
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 -9.0 -45 7.8 -7.2 -48
2022 Changeup CWS R 76 77.9 29.9 -6.2 -17 8.3 -4.8 -37
2022 Curveball CWS R 435 81.1 59.1 6.8 13 3.6 -3.5 -49
2022 Slider CWS R 1,338 87.4 35.0 1.7 5 4.0 -0.1 -2
2021 Slider CWS R 906 85.9 38.1 3.1 9 6.9 2.5 56
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 1,383 96.7 10.5 2.3 18 4.4 -2.4 -35
2021 Changeup CWS R 219 78.1 29.2 -6.0 -17 7.3 -5.6 -43
2021 Curveball CWS R 449 79.9 61.7 8.6 16 5.3 -2.1 -28
2020 Curveball CWS R 101 79.0 62.7 8.5 16 7.4 -1.2 -14
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 -6.4 -51
2020 Slider CWS R 327 85.0 42.0 5.9 16 7.0 2.5 57
2019 Slider CWS R 286 84.7 43.9 5.9 16 5.3 0.6 13
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 -4.5 -15 1.7 -11.2 -87
2019 Sinker CWS R 57 96.3 16.9 -3.0 -15 7.1 -7.8 -53
2019 4-Seamer CWS R 646 96.5 15.1 -1.2 -9 1.8 -5.6 -76
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Pitch Movement Leaderboard

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 %
2023 4-Seamer 0.8 4 556 40.8 123 .245 .431 .374 19.4 22.8 16.3 .246 .448 .361 50.7
2023 Slider -0.8 -4 531 39.0 144 .219 .383 .307 36.5 29.9 19.4 .234 .352 .299 47.7
2023 Curveball 1.1 3 230 16.9 52 .224 .327 .299 20.5 17.3 15.3 .291 .468 .346 47.5
2023 Changeup -1.9 -1 46 3.4 4 .250 .250 .225 46.7 25.0 10.0 .275 .293 .251 0.0
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 .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 -1.1 -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 .165 .342 .224 28.0
2019 Sinker 2.9 2 57 4.2 17 .286 .357 .356 18.5 11.8 12.5 .247 .307 .319 41.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Run Value Leaderboard

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 4-Seam Fastball 451 97.5 83 16.1 12:30 12:30 0
2020 Knuckle Curve 91 79.1 95 22.9 6:45 6:45 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 4-Seam Fastball 1,375 96.7 90 18.9 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Knuckle Curve 443 79.9 90 22.1 6:30 6:30 0
2021 Slider 839 85.9 39 8.1 8:15 8:15 0
2022 Changeup 74 77.9 86 16.5 12:15 1:00 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,240 96.8 92 18.8 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Knuckle Curve 431 81.1 80 20.5 6:30 6:15 15
2022 Sinker 30 96.5 91 20.0 12:30 12:45 -15
2022 Slider 1,305 87.4 27 5.1 8:45 9:00 -15
2023 Changeup 46 77.0 86 16.6 12:15 1:00 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 555 95.6 88 18.5 12:15 12:15 0
2023 Knuckle Curve 230 80.0 82 19.6 6:45 6:30 15
2023 Slider 527 86.1 28 4.1 9:00 9:15 -15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
+ View Complete Spin Direction Leaderboard

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 -28 -22 24 16 -10
2022 745 3,120 -15 -38 6 13 -34
2023 323 1,363 -9 -5 7 9 1
+ View Complete Swing/Take Leaderboard

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 6.8 81.7
2020 1,085 44.5 64.6 80.8 22.9 60.9 40.5 54.9 41.5 25.3 7.6 74.4
2021 2,957 47.1 67.0 73.8 28.8 47.5 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
2023 1,363 46.3 68.9 82.5 27.6 50.5 38.2 64.5 46.7 27.3 7.3 80.0
Player 9,889 45.4 67.1 77.4 28.5 51.8 40.4 58.9 46.0 31.1 6.9 76.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 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 43 40 35 51 34 70 42 61 17 55 20 92 87 65 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 97 85 23
2022 90 96 93 85 84 26 70 84 93 88 16 91 69 91 96 79 26
2023 38 42 50 53 29 10 45 15 8 62 25 61 40 81 94 68 29
+ View Complete Percentile Rankings Leaderboard

Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.6 15 13.5 2 4 12 5 33.3
2020 22.8 12 12.6 -1 1 9 6 50.0
2021 23.3 20 20.7 -1 10 18 9 45.0
2022 23.9 16 16.1 0 6 14 5 31.3
2023 23.1 9 8.6 0 6 9 2 22.2
Player 23.2 72 71.6 0 27 62 27 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 18 14 11 15 12 15 13 12 8 12 14 16 14 12 13 11 11 13 16 14 17 18 15 12 11 13 15 17 13 11
2020 12 13 11 13 13 12 15 11 13 11 11 13 12 13 11 12 12 12 12 14 13 12 15 13 12 12 14 15 13 14 12
2021 20 27 16 23 22 20 23 23 19 13 18 26 20 12 23 23 18 20 22 22 18 22 27 25 19 16 24 21 21 18 21
2022 16 13 13 18 16 16 17 15 9 12 13 17 16 18 14 19 16 16 19 16 19 16 21 20 16 12 18 20 18 15 15
2023 9 9 4 11 10 10 8 9 7 5 7 11 10 5 11 10 10 9 10 11 7 6 13 11 8 5 10 8 8 8 6
Player 72 80 58 76 76 70 78 71 60 49 61 81 74 62 71 77 67 68 76 79 71 73 94 84 67 56 79 79 77 68 65
! 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.
+ View Complete Expected Home Runs Leaderboard

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.5 97.5 1.0 96.7 -0.8 96.8 0.1 95.6 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 82.9 -0.2 78.1 -4.8 77.9 -0.2 77.0 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 83.9 0.3 85.9 2.0 84.2 -1.7
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 89.2 -0.6 86.8 -2.4 91.0 4.2
Launch Angle 12.1 15.2 3.1 18.5 3.3 15.0 -3.5 13.5 -1.5
Barrel % 7.7 8.8 1.1 9.9 1.1 6.2 -3.7 8.3 2.1
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.9 3.4 38.8 -2.1 31.2 -7.6 48.0 16.8
Sweet Spot % 32.7 36.8 4.1 37.0 0.2 31.4 -5.6 31.9 0.5
xBA .242 .279 0.037 .210 -0.069 .184 -0.026 .249 0.065
BA .271 .234 -0.037 .223 -0.011 .190 -0.033 .230 0.040
xwOBA .323 .389 0.066 .295 -0.094 .257 -0.038 .330 0.073
wOBA .353 .354 0.001 .295 -0.059 .263 -0.032 .313 0.050
xSLG .422 .513 0.091 .364 -0.149 .292 -0.072 .406 0.114
SLG .486 .477 -0.009 .364 -0.113 .306 -0.058 .389 0.083
K% 24.8 17.3 -7.5 31.9 14.6 30.4 -1.5 25.0 -5.4
BB% 10.7 13.3 2.6 9.6 -3.7 10.4 0.8 10.5 0.1
Swing % 44.4 41.5 -2.9 46.8 5.3 47.3 0.5 46.7 -0.6
Whiff% 26.1 25.3 -0.8 34.6 9.3 33.2 -1.4 27.3 -5.9
In Zone % 45.6 44.5 -1.1 47.1 2.6 43.7 -3.4 46.3 2.6
Out of Zone % 54.4 55.5 1.1 52.9 -2.6 56.3 3.4 53.7 -2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 22.9 -3.6 28.8 5.9 31.3 2.5 27.6 -3.7
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 24.3 -4.6 29.1 4.8 32.1 3.0 33.0 0.9
First Pitch Strike % 59.4 54.9 -4.5 58.3 3.4 58.2 -0.1 64.5 6.3
+ View Complete Year to Year Changes Leaderboard

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
2023 323 .313 155 0 0.0 168 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases Empty