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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 13 7 3.91 32 32 0 165.2 226 1.25
3 Seasons 22 18 4.39 58 58 0 297.0 351 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 13-7 3.91 165.2 226 1.25
3 Seasons 58 22-18 4.39 297.0 351 1.36

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 4.73
2020 25 1085 171 15 8.8 89.8 110.6 15.2 36.8 .277 .503 .354 .385 .413 40.9 17.3 13.3 4.01 6.74
2021 26 2957 405 40 9.9 89.2 115.2 18.5 37 .210 .363 .295 .294 .382 38.8 31.9 9.6 3.91 3.65
5406 784 71 9.1 89 115.2 16.1 35.8 .231 .405 .321 .319 .390 38.9 27.2 10.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cease relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.8%) ,
Slider
(30.6%) ,
Curveball
(15.2%) ,
Changeup
(7.4%) ,


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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 1383 707 676 46.8 96.7 352 296 78 50 14 1 13 68 233 .264 .275 .449 .500 .355 .384 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 .152 .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
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 2516 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 .192 .400 .388 .284 .288 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 .330 .692 .667 .441 .449 89.2 18 1734 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 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
38.6 26.7 26.1 8.5 35.8 36.1 28.1 4.3 28.7 26.4 24.2 7.1 9.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 1377 96.7 10.5 2.3 18 4.4 -2.4 -35
2021 Changeup CWS R 219 78.1 29.2 -6 -17 7.3 -5.5 -43
2021 Curveball CWS R 448 79.9 61.7 8.9 17 5.3 -2.3 -31
2021 Slider CWS R 903 85.9 38.1 3.1 9 6.9 2.4 54
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 513 97.5 13 -0.3 -2 4.4 -3 -40
2020 Slider CWS R 327 85 42 5.9 16 7 2.4 54
2020 Changeup CWS R 132 82.9 25.1 -5.4 -18 6.2 -6.4 -51
2020 Curveball CWS R 101 79 62.7 8.6 16 7.4 -1.2 -14
2019 4-Seamer CWS R 646 96.5 15.1 -1.2 -9 1.8 -5.6 -76
2019 Sinker CWS R 57 96.3 16.9 -3 -15 7.1 -7.8 -52
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
! 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 -1.6 -3 219 7.4 42 .205 .308 .239 47.7 42.9 25.4 .157 .245 .195 13.6
2021 Curveball 0.1 1 449 15.2 98 .2 .326 .24 40.5 48 28.5 .152 .262 .2 38.8
2021 Slider -0.9 -8 906 30.6 216 .176 .264 .253 50.1 43.1 28 .148 .226 .218 25.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -2 1383 46.8 352 .264 .449 .361 23 19.3 18 .275 .5 .384 46.8
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 .33 .667 .449 42.1
2020 Slider -1 -3 327 30.1 62 .182 .4 .294 39.5 25.8 13 .192 .388 .294 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 120 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 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 1375 96.7 90 18.9 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Slider 839 85.9 39 8.1 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 718 3001 -29 -21 24 16 -11
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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 2957 47.1 67 73.7 28.8 47.7 40 58.3 46.8 34.6 6.8 72.6
5406 46.2 66.2 76.7 27 53.1 40.5 57.9 45.1 30.8 7 75.1
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

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 10 13 4 6 28 24 25 14 11 40 5 97 95 70
2021 70 82 69 55 70 7 15 39 48 93 32 94 70 92 97 86
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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 7 9 6 40
2020 22.8 12 13.4 -1 1 7 4 33.3
2021 23.3 20 22.5 -3 15 14 1 5

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 14 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 17 28 23 12 23 17 24 16 24 20 22 11 18 20 19 17 25 21 17 22 15 25
! 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 96.7 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 82.9 -0.2 78.1 -4.8
Breaking Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 83.9 0.3
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 89.2 -0.6
Launch Angle 12.1 15.2 3.1 18.5 3.3
Barrel % 7.7 8.8 1.1 9.9 1.1
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.9 3.4 38.8 -2.1
Sweet Spot % 32.7 36.8 4.1 37 0.2
xBA .242 .277 0.035 .21 -0.067
BA .271 .234 -0.037 .223 -0.011
xwOBA .323 .385 0.062 .294 -0.091
wOBA .353 .354 0.001 .295 -0.059
xSLG .423 .503 0.08 .363 -0.14
SLG .486 .477 -0.009 .364 -0.113
K% 24.8 17.3 -7.5 31.9 14.6
BB% 10.7 13.3 2.6 9.6 -3.7
Swing % 44.4 41.5 -2.9 46.8 5.3
Whiff% 26.1 25.3 -0.8 34.6 9.3
In Zone % 45.6 44.6 -1 47.1 2.5
Out of Zone % 54.4 55.4 1 52.9 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 22.8 -3.7 28.8 6
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 24.3 -4.5 29.1 4.8
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 54.9 -4.3 58.3 3.4
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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 708 .295 359 25 7.0 349 165 47.3

Pitch Distribution