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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 7 6 4.21 20 20 0 102.2 132 1.31
3 Seasons 16 17 4.65 46 46 0 234.0 257 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 20 7-6 4.21 102.2 132 1.31
3 Seasons 46 16-17 4.65 234.0 257 1.41

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 .354 .388 .417 40.9 17.3 13.3 4.01 6.87
2021 26 1853 264 26 9.8 88.1 115.2 17.7 37.9 .218 .365 .305 .304 .381 36 29.5 9.6 4.21 3.89
4302 643 57 8.9 88.5 115.2 15.2 35.9 .240 .419 .332 .331 .392 37.8 25 10.9
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cease relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(45.9%) ,
Slider
(29%) ,
Curveball
(14.9%) ,
Changeup
(10.2%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 850 405 445 45.9 96.3 223 187 50 33 8 0 9 39 152 .267 .284 .455 .500 .359 .390 90.0 20 2536 6.0 22.6 17.3
2021 Slider 537 348 189 29.0 85.5 127 111 25 19 4 0 2 46 65 .225 .177 .315 .254 .291 .253 82.8 15 2869 6.0 48.5 24.3
2021 Curveball 277 85 192 14.9 79.7 61 59 11 7 1 1 2 32 28 .186 .138 .339 .264 .225 .187 90.3 4 2752 6.0 41.6 32.7
2021 Changeup 189 29 160 10.2 78.1 36 33 5 5 0 0 0 15 19 .152 .127 .152 .156 .161 .156 78.0 22 1630 6.3 47.9 23.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball 519 200 319 47.8 97.5 151 122 31 15 9 0 7 21 102 .254 .306 .500 .535 .383 .418 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 36 30.3 24.6 9.1 33.7 36.4 29.9 4.9 26.1 28 24.6 6.4 9.8
40.1 25.2 26.6 8.1 36.7 35.3 28 4.4 29.9 24.9 24.7 7.2 8.9
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 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 845 96.3 10.8 2.1 16 4.6 -2.1 -31
2021 Changeup CWS R 189 78.1 29.3 -6 -17 7.3 -5.4 -42
2021 Curveball CWS R 276 79.7 62.2 9 17 6 -1.8 -23
2021 Slider CWS R 535 85.5 38.5 2.9 8 7.4 2.7 57
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 519 97.5 13 -0.3 -2 4.4 -2.9 -40
2020 Changeup CWS R 138 82.9 25.1 -5.4 -18 6.2 -6.3 -50
2020 Curveball CWS R 101 79 62.7 8.6 16 7.4 -1.2 -14
2020 Slider CWS R 327 85 42 5.8 16 7 2.4 53
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 -11.1 -87
2019 Sinker CWS R 57 96.3 16.9 -3 -15 7.1 -7.8 -52
2019 Curveball CWS R 253 79.5 63.3 9.3 17 6.1 -1.6 -20
! 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 -2.5 -5 189 10.2 36 .152 .152 .164 47.9 41.7 23.8 .127 .156 .157 5.3
2021 Curveball 0.5 1 277 14.9 61 .186 .339 .227 41.6 52.5 32.7 .138 .264 .188 42.9
2021 Slider 0.2 1 537 29 127 .225 .315 .299 48.5 36.2 24.3 .177 .254 .258 27.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 -3 850 45.9 223 .267 .455 .365 22.6 17.5 17.3 .284 .5 .39 42.1
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 .165 .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 184 78.1 87 16.3 12:15 1:00 -45
2021 Curveball 272 79.7 91 22.7 6:30 6:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 843 96.3 89 18.9 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Slider 484 85.5 41 8.6 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 447 1853 -17 -15 16 11 -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 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 1853 47.4 67.1 74 28.8 48.4 39.7 57.3 47 33.9 6.9 74.8
4302 46.1 66.1 77.6 26.5 55 40.5 57.3 44.8 29.4 7.1 76.6
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 35 49 40 40 32 51 34 69 41 61 17 55 35 93 87 68
2020 5 14 9 11 4 6 28 24 25 14 11 40 5 97 95 70
2021 56 71 63 57 55 7 23 64 68 82 38 89 56 89 95 84
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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 23.4 13 12.5 1 8 10 5 38.5

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 13 13 15 11 17 12 12 15 14 8 18 15 6 14 12 13 10 11 13 13 9 11 14 11 11 14 13 12 14 10 15
! 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 96.3 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 82.9 -0.2 78.1 -4.8
Breaking Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 83.5 -0.1
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 88.1 -1.7
Launch Angle 12.1 15.2 3.1 17.7 2.5
Barrel % 7.7 8.8 1.1 9.8 1
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.9 3.4 36 -4.9
Sweet Spot % 32.7 36.8 4.1 37.9 1.1
xBA .242 .278 0.036 .218 -0.06
BA .271 .234 -0.037 .233 -0.001
xwOBA .323 .388 0.065 .304 -0.084
wOBA .353 .354 0.001 .305 -0.049
xSLG .423 .511 0.088 .365 -0.146
SLG .486 .477 -0.009 .372 -0.105
K% 24.8 17.3 -7.5 29.5 12.2
BB% 10.7 13.3 2.6 9.6 -3.7
Swing % 44.4 41.5 -2.9 47 5.5
Whiff% 26.1 25.3 -0.8 33.9 8.6
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 28.8 6
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 24.3 -4.5 28.4 4.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 54.9 -4.3 57.3 2.4
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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 447 .305 210 7 3.3 237 107 45.1

Pitch Distribution