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 7 2.13 30 30 0 173.0 217 1.09
4 Seasons 36 25 3.56 88 88 0 470.0 568 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 30 14-7 2.13 173.0 217 1.09
4 Seasons 88 36-25 3.56 470.0 568 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 2921 408 25 6.1 3.6 87.1 115.9 14.8 31.4 .182 .288 .258 .253 .312 31.9 31.1 10.2 2.13 2.62
Player 8327 1192 96 8.1 4.8 88.3 115.9 15.6 34.3 .214 .365 .299 .297 .364 36.5 28.6 10.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .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
(42.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(39.9%) ,
Curveball
(14%) ,
Changeup
(2.5%) ,
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 39.5 30.4 22.1 8.1 40.0 35.5 24.5 4.7 27.5 33.6 21.8 5.6 6.1 3.6
Player 38.9 28.4 24.2 8.4 37.2 35.9 26.8 4.4 28.3 28.9 23.4 6.6 8.1 4.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 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 Sinker CWS R 30 96.5 10.8 -9.0 -45 7.8 -7.1 -48
2022 Slider CWS R 1,244 87.4 35.1 1.9 6 4.1 -0.2 -4
2022 4-Seamer CWS R 1,165 96.8 10.4 2.4 19 3.0 -3.9 -57
2022 Curveball CWS R 409 81.1 59.2 7.4 14 3.6 -3.7 -51
2022 Changeup CWS R 73 77.8 30.2 -6.2 -17 8.3 -4.7 -36
2021 Changeup CWS R 219 78.1 29.2 -6.0 -17 7.3 -5.5 -43
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 1,383 96.7 10.5 2.3 18 4.4 -2.4 -35
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
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
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 519 97.5 13.0 -0.3 -2 4.4 -3.0 -40
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 -11.2 -87
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 -3.0 -15 7.1 -7.8 -52
2019 Slider CWS R 286 84.7 43.9 5.9 16 5.3 0.5 10
! 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 -2.9 -36 1,244 42.6 322 .127 .201 .185 44.4 38.5 28.4 .142 .224 .196 23.3
2022 4-Seamer -0.5 -5 1,165 39.9 250 .233 .376 .328 24.0 22.4 17.2 .213 .352 .315 35.5
2022 Curveball 1.3 5 409 14.0 91 .253 .398 .326 28.3 31.9 23.8 .217 .311 .271 42.6
2022 Changeup 5.8 4 73 2.5 24 .364 .591 .431 34.5 29.2 25.9 .268 .343 .300 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 -1.2 -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 .674 .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 .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 72 77.8 86 16.4 12:15 1:00 -45
2022 Curveball 405 81.1 81 20.6 6:30 6:15 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,164 96.8 92 18.7 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Sinker 30 96.5 91 20.0 12:30 12:45 -15
2022 Slider 1,212 87.4 26 5.2 8:45 8:45 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 696 2,921 -11 -40 5 11 -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 41.5 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 2,921 43.7 67.7 75.0 31.6 50.5 41.2 58.2 47.3 34.0 6.6 77.2
Player 8,327 45.3 66.7 76.1 28.6 52.1 40.8 58.0 45.9 31.9 6.9 75.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 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 42 40 35 50 34 70 42 61 17 55 20 92 87 64 28
2020 5 14 9 11 3 6 28 24 25 14 11 40 13 97 94 68 21
2021 70 83 69 54 70 7 15 39 48 93 32 94 58 92 96 84 23
2022 93 96 95 87 87 28 72 79 89 90 20 92 73 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 20.7 -1 12 16 9 45.0
2022 23.8 14 14.9 -1 4 12 5 35.7

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 13 22 25 20 26 22 18 23 22 15 19 17 24 24 20 20 17 22 19 22 21 16 23 25 17 22 19 27
2022 14 16 17 15 15 17 14 12 14 13 17 16 11 8 12 16 16 18 13 14 16 15 15 18 17 14 18 13 15 13 19
! 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 77.8 -0.3
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 87.1 -2.1
Launch Angle 12.1 15.2 3.1 18.5 3.3 14.8 -3.7
Barrel % 7.7 8.8 1.1 9.9 1.1 6.1 -3.8
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.9 3.4 38.8 -2.1 31.9 -6.9
Sweet Spot % 32.7 36.8 4.1 37 0.2 31.4 -5.6
xBA .242 .279 0.037 .21 -0.069 .182 -0.028
BA .271 .234 -0.037 .223 -0.011 .188 -0.035
xwOBA .323 .389 0.066 .295 -0.094 .253 -0.042
wOBA .353 .354 0.001 .295 -0.059 .258 -0.037
xSLG .423 .513 0.09 .364 -0.149 .288 -0.076
SLG .486 .477 -0.009 .364 -0.113 .299 -0.065
K% 24.8 17.3 -7.5 31.9 14.6 31.1 -0.8
BB% 10.7 13.3 2.6 9.6 -3.7 10.2 0.6
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 34 -0.6
In Zone % 45.6 44.6 -1 47.1 2.5 43.7 -3.4
Out of Zone % 54.4 55.4 1 52.9 -2.5 56.3 3.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 22.8 -3.7 28.8 6 31.6 2.8
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 24.3 -4.6 29.1 4.8 31.8 2.7
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 708 .295 359 25 7.0 349 165 47.3
2022 696 .258 356 65 18.3 340 219 64.4

Pitch Tempo

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