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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 2 2.51 53 0 0 64.2 54 1.14
6 Seasons 12 14 4.01 155 19 4 318.1 261 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 53 5-2 2.51 64.2 54 1.14
6 Seasons 155 12-14 4.01 318.1 261 1.26

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
2016 24 1052 222 19 8.6 88.5 114.9 11.8 32.9 .260 .454 .316 .327 .367 35.3 16.1 4.9 4.35 4.71
2017 25 624 110 10 9.1 87.1 109.4 10.3 40 .268 .498 .355 .367 .408 33.6 18.8 10.6 4.75 6.17
2018 26 704 143 4 2.8 89.7 111.4 8.4 35.7 .276 .419 .330 .325 .381 39.9 20 6.7 5.24 4.57
2019 27 1352 234 12 5.1 88.3 109.1 10.7 30.8 .219 .360 .316 .290 .326 36.5 21.9 9 4.11 3.75
2020 28 360 68 3 4.4 88.9 110.1 13.5 35.3 .244 .403 .299 .308 .345 42.6 18.3 7.5 3.32 4.04
2021 29 949 188 12 6.4 87 118.2 8.3 30.3 .246 .364 .277 .297 .341 35.3 20.5 8 2.50 3.76
5041 965 60 6.2 88.2 118.2 10.3 33.3 .249 .409 .314 .315 .357 36.6 19.5 7.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cessa relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(56.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(21%) ,
Changeup
(11.7%) ,
Sinker
(10.6%) ,


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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 Slider 537 349 188 56.7 82.7 148 134 32 22 7 1 2 34 102 .239 .235 .351 .331 .287 .283 84.4 8 2474 5.7 31.6 20.6
2021 4-Seam Fastball 199 103 96 21.0 93.8 57 49 12 8 2 0 2 8 41 .245 .260 .408 .439 .334 .354 90.6 12 2231 5.8 14.8 15.4
2021 Changeup 111 1 110 11.7 87.8 28 28 3 1 1 0 1 8 20 .107 .240 .250 .383 .147 .269 89.3 -5 1673 5.8 37.9 50.0
2021 Sinker 100 86 14 10.6 93.1 28 28 8 8 0 0 0 4 24 .286 .286 .286 .386 .251 .291 84.8 9 2131 5.8 15.1 26.7
2020 Slider 196 153 43 54.4 83.7 55 50 9 4 3 1 1 16 34 .180 .184 .340 .329 .260 .262 86.2 15 2514 5.8 35.1 21.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 61 32 29 16.9 93.7 10 8 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 .250 .382 .750 .918 .461 .569 98.8 25 2289 5.9 5.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 51 35 16 14.2 93.5 9 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 8 .375 .326 .375 .376 .331 .311 93.7 6 2193 5.8 22.2 0.0
2020 Changeup 45 0 45 12.5 87.5 19 19 6 4 2 0 0 1 18 .316 .308 .421 .391 .316 .304 87.5 9 1649 5.9 25.8 8.3
2020 Curveball 7 0 7 1.9 80.4 2540 5.8 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 %
2016 44.6 24.8 24.8 5.9 41.9 35.1 23 4.5 33.8 25.7 19.4 7.7 8.6
2017 45.5 20.9 27.3 6.4 32.7 38.2 28.2 3.6 32.7 21.8 28.2 4.5 9.1
2018 48.3 18.2 27.3 6.3 33.6 38.5 28 2.1 37.1 15.4 28 13.3 2.8
2019 48.3 22.6 22.2 6.8 41 35 23.9 3.4 33.3 21.4 24.8 6.8 5.1
2020 39.7 16.2 33.8 10.3 29.4 39.7 30.9 2.9 30.9 30.9 22.1 8.8 4.4
2021 52.7 16 24.5 6.9 45.7 35.6 18.6 8 35.1 18.6 28.2 3.2 6.4
47.4 20.5 25.4 6.7 39.3 36.4 24.2 4.4 34.1 21.7 24.9 7.2 6.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 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 Changeup CIN R 111 87.8 30.8 1.5 5 13.2 -1 -7
2021 4-Seamer CIN R 199 93.8 15.9 -0.8 -5 6.4 -0.7 -10
2021 Sinker CIN R 100 93.1 19.7 -2.1 -10 14.1 -0.8 -5
2021 Slider CIN R 537 82.7 42.9 3.9 10 3.3 -3.4 -51
2020 Changeup NYY R 45 87.5 27.5 -1.8 -6 12.6 -1.2 -9
2020 Curveball NYY R 7 80.4 48.8 -2.7 -5 8.5 0.1 1
2020 4-Seamer NYY R 61 93.7 14.8 0.2 2 6.4 -0.6 -9
2020 Sinker NYY R 51 93.5 17.2 -4.3 -20 13.1 -1.6 -11
2020 Slider NYY R 196 83.7 40.1 2.5 7 3.1 -2.2 -41
2019 Slider NYY R 650 84.8 38.5 0.8 2 1 -3.9 -80
2019 4-Seamer NYY R 444 94.6 15.3 0.3 2 9.2 1.3 16
2019 Curveball NYY R 11 80.7 47.7 -5 -10 4.3 -3.1 -42
2019 Sinker NYY R 102 93.8 20 -2.3 -10 15 0 0
2019 Changeup NYY R 97 87.1 28.7 -1.5 -5 12.2 -1.6 -11
2018 Curveball NYY R 22 80.5 51.9 -1.6 -3 5.4 -2.1 -28
2018 Sinker NYY R 4 93.9 20.8 -1.1 -5 11.9 -3.1 -20
2018 Changeup NYY R 91 86.1 28.6 -2 -6 11.8 -1.8 -13
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 289 94.8 16.1 -0.5 -3 7.8 -0.2 -2
2018 Slider NYY R 298 83.7 42.1 2.1 5 2 -3.6 -65
2017 4-Seamer NYY R 261 95.3 13.3 0.3 2 9.7 1.1 13
2017 Slider NYY R 187 85.7 35.9 1.2 4 0.1 -4.1 -103
2017 Sinker NYY R 1 92.7 25.6 4.2 20 19.9 4.4 28
2017 Curveball NYY R 55 80.9 46.5 -5.2 -10 6.4 -0.7 -10
2017 Changeup NYY R 120 86.5 29.7 1 3 14.3 0.8 6
2016 Slider NYY R 238 85.8 34.2 0.9 3 0.5 -3 -122
2016 Curveball NYY R 172 81.1 46.3 -3.3 -7 5.8 -0.7 -11
2016 4-Seamer NYY R 524 95.2 13.7 -0.4 -3 9.2 -0.1 -1
2016 Changeup NYY R 112 85.5 28.7 -0.4 -1 13.1 0.1 1
! 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 Sinker -0.4 0 100 10.5 28 .286 .286 .289 15.1 14.3 26.7 .286 .386 .291 41.7
2021 Changeup -4.9 -5 111 11.7 28 .107 .25 .148 37.9 28.6 50 .24 .383 .269 35
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 200 21.1 57 .245 .408 .339 14.8 14 15.1 .26 .439 .355 46.3
2021 Slider -0.4 -2 538 56.7 149 .237 .348 .302 31.4 22.8 20.6 .233 .329 .282 29.4
2020 Sinker 0.7 0 51 14.2 9 .375 .375 .378 22.2 0 0 .326 .376 .354 62.5
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 1 61 16.9 10 .25 .75 .555 5 0 0 .382 .917 .569 75
2020 Changeup -1 0 45 12.5 19 .316 .421 .321 25.8 5.3 8.3 .308 .391 .304 38.9
2020 Slider -0.9 -2 196 54.4 55 .18 .34 .263 35.1 29.1 21.3 .184 .329 .262 32.4
2020 Curveball -1 0 7 1.9 0
2019 Sinker -1.2 -1 102 7.5 23 .238 .524 .35 12.8 0 0 .323 .596 .414 38.1
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 97 7.2 31 .296 .296 .323 24 9.7 10.7 .239 .274 .286 20.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 1 444 32.8 102 .306 .494 .391 16.1 10.8 13.1 .284 .471 .368 40.3
2019 Slider -1 -7 650 48.1 172 .203 .418 .303 41.1 34.3 24.3 .187 .315 .253 37
2019 Curveball -1.9 0 11 0.8 0
2018 Curveball 5.6 1 22 3.1 2 1 1.5 1.075 20 0 0 .776 1.228 .853 100
2018 Changeup 1.5 1 91 12.9 34 .25 .406 .306 27.5 17.6 18.8 .256 .39 .305 30.8
2018 Slider -0.8 -2 298 42.3 77 .176 .351 .24 37.8 32.5 22.5 .173 .29 .22 32.7
2018 4-Seamer 0.6 2 289 41.1 82 .384 .493 .415 15.7 9.8 19 .375 .541 .423 47
2018 Sinker 0.5 0 4 0.6 0 0
2017 Curveball -2.4 -1 55 8.8 10 .222 .333 .285 21.1 20 15.4 .231 .348 .285 14.3
2017 Changeup -2.2 -3 120 19.2 36 .152 .273 .222 18.3 11.1 13.3 .25 .477 .337 31
2017 Slider 0.7 1 187 30 51 .277 .468 .362 42.7 37.3 23.2 .246 .4 .32 25
2017 4-Seamer 2.7 7 261 41.8 63 .314 .647 .475 13.5 7.9 10.4 .307 .629 .448 43.5
2017 Sinker -2.2 0 1 0.2 100
! 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 43 87.5 86 15.1 1:30 2:00 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 60 93.7 91 17.1 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Sinker 51 93.5 89 19 12:45 1:30 -45
2020 Slider 194 83.7 21 4.8 7:45 7:45 0
2021 Changeup 105 87.8 80 14.7 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 199 93.8 90 16.1 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 99 93.1 87 18.4 12:45 1:45 -60
2021 Slider 537 82.7 29 6.4 7:15 7:15 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
2016 283 1048 5 -9 4 3 3
2017 160 624 0 -5 6 3 5
2018 195 704 0 -3 3 2 2
2019 342 1370 -2 -19 6 5 -9
2020 111 434 0 -6 3 2 -2
2021 262 949 -5 -16 11 1 -9
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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 %
2016 1052 48.6 64.4 84.5 29.7 58.8 42.9 57.9 46.6 24.1 7.7 71.6
2017 624 48.1 63.3 84.7 27.8 50 43.3 58.1 44.9 25.4 6.9 67.4
2018 704 46.2 67.4 82.6 30.3 53.9 43.9 63.1 47.4 26.9 6.5 73.9
2019 1352 43.4 66.4 81.4 32 51.3 40.8 58.6 47.2 29.2 6.1 72.2
2020 360 42.2 65.1 83.8 35.6 56.8 41.9 65.6 48.1 27.7 7.2 61.5
2021 949 47.9 65.1 84.1 30 50.7 43.2 60.8 46.8 27 8.4 72.5
5041 46.2 65.4 83.4 30.7 53.3 42.5 60 46.8 26.8 7.1 71
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
2016 26 26 15 12 57 39 7 51 47 14 91 58 26 83 48 49
2017 84 54 52
2018 79 71 57
2019 74 75 76 76 66 65 84 58 49 43 34 74 74 73 57 36
2020 56 44 48 49 64 74 83 38 19 17 63 57 56 59 42 54
2021 66 36 65 82 56 72 71 84 75 28 54 58 66 53 39
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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 23.1 14 11.1 3 4 7 5 35.7
2020 24.5 2 1.7 0 1 1 1 50
2021 23.9 5 5.1 0 2 4 3 60

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 14 11 15 12 12 10 11 13 12 12 12 12 8 11 9 12 8 11 12 12 8 11 11 13 11 13 10 9 12 9 12
2020 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
2021 5 6 6 6 6 4 5 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 7 4 6 5 5 3 4 4 7 6 5 6 4 5 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.2 95.3 0.1 94.8 -0.5 94.4 -0.4 93.6 -0.8 93.5 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.5 86.5 1 86.1 -0.4 87.1 1 87.5 0.4 87.8 0.3
Breaking Velocity 83.8 84.7 0.9 83.5 -1.2 84.8 1.3 83.6 -1.2 82.7 -0.9
Exit Velocity 88.5 87.1 -1.4 89.7 2.6 88.3 -1.4 88.9 0.6 87 -1.9
Launch Angle 11.8 10.3 -1.5 8.4 -1.9 10.7 2.3 13.5 2.8 8.3 -5.2
Barrel % 8.6 9.1 0.5 2.8 -6.3 5.1 2.3 4.4 -0.7 6.4 2
Hard Hit % 35.3 33.6 -1.7 39.9 6.3 36.5 -3.4 42.6 6.1 35.3 -7.3
Sweet Spot % 32.9 40 7.1 35.7 -4.3 30.8 -4.9 35.3 4.5 30.3 -5
xBA .26 .268 0.008 .276 0.008 .219 -0.057 .244 0.025 .246 0.002
BA .241 .257 0.016 .282 0.025 .246 -0.036 .235 -0.011 .229 -0.006
xwOBA .327 .367 0.04 .325 -0.042 .29 -0.035 .308 0.018 .297 -0.011
wOBA .316 .355 0.039 .33 -0.025 .316 -0.014 .299 -0.017 .277 -0.022
xSLG .454 .498 0.044 .419 -0.079 .36 -0.059 .403 0.043 .364 -0.039
SLG .459 .479 0.02 .431 -0.048 .433 0.002 .4 -0.033 .342 -0.058
K% 16.1 18.8 2.7 20 1.2 21.9 1.9 18.3 -3.6 20.5 2.2
BB% 4.9 10.6 5.7 6.7 -3.9 9 2.3 7.5 -1.5 8 0.5
Swing % 46.6 44.9 -1.7 47.4 2.5 47.2 -0.2 48.1 0.9 46.8 -1.3
Whiff% 24.1 25.4 1.3 26.9 1.5 29.2 2.3 27.7 -1.5 27 -0.7
In Zone % 48.6 48.1 -0.5 46.2 -1.9 43.4 -2.8 42.2 -1.2 47.9 5.7
Out of Zone % 51.4 51.9 0.5 53.8 1.9 56.6 2.8 57.8 1.2 52.1 -5.7
Out of Zone Swing % 29.7 27.8 -1.9 30.3 2.5 32 1.7 35.6 3.6 30 -5.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.4 30 2.6 30.3 0.3 29.2 -1.1 35.5 6.3 27.4 -8.1
First Pitch Strike % 57.9 58.1 0.2 63.1 5 58.6 -4.5 65.6 7 60.8 -4.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 278 .322 163 10 6.1 115 56 48.7
2017 160 .355 94 6 6.4 66 30 45.5
2018 195 .330 111 19 17.1 84 40 47.6
2019 328 .318 191 39 20.4 137 84 61.3
2020 93 .299 54 17 31.5 39 25 64.1
2021 258 .282 150 27 18.0 108 67 62.0

Pitch Distribution