Luis Cessa
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 222LBS | Age: 32
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 2 2.51 53 0 0 64.2 54 1.14
2022 4 4 4.57 46 10 0 80.2 59 1.29
2023 1 4 9.00 7 6 0 26 11 2.23
8 Seasons 17 22 4.43 208 35 4 425 331 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 53 5-2 2.51 64.2 54 1.14
2022 46 4-4 4.57 80.2 59 1.29
2023 7 1-4 9.00 26 11 2.23
8 Seasons 208 17-22 4.43 425 331 1.33
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 24 1052 222 19 8.6 6.7 88.5 114.9 11.8 32.9 .260 .458 .316 .329 .369 35.1 16.1 4.9 4.35 4.61
2017 25 624 110 10 9.1 6.3 87.1 109.4 10.3 40.0 .268 .499 .355 .368 .408 33.6 18.8 10.6 4.75 6.08
2018 26 704 143 4 2.8 2.1 89.7 111.4 8.4 35.7 .277 .421 .330 .326 .383 39.9 20.0 6.7 5.24 4.54
2019 27 1352 234 12 5.1 3.5 88.4 109.1 10.9 31.2 .228 .369 .316 .297 .336 37.6 21.9 9.0 4.11 3.86
2020 28 360 68 3 4.4 3.2 88.9 110.1 13.5 35.3 .244 .403 .299 .308 .345 42.6 18.3 7.5 3.32 4.01
2021 29 949 188 12 6.4 4.6 86.9 118.2 8.5 30.3 .250 .374 .277 .301 .346 35.1 20.5 8.0 2.50 3.81
2022 30 1235 247 23 9.3 6.9 89.7 113.7 8.4 27.9 .253 .429 .327 .325 .360 42.9 17.6 8.1 4.57 4.43
2023 31 463 108 8 7.4 6.1 91.8 118.6 13.2 44.4 .380 .563 .446 .437 .450 46.3 8.3 9.1 9.00 9.18
Player 6739 1320 91 6.9 5.0 88.8 118.6 10.3 33.3 .262 .428 .326 .328 .368 38.7 18.3 7.9
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cessa relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(37.6%) ,
Four Seamer
(23.5%) ,
Changeup
(22.2%) ,
Sinker
(16.6%) ,


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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
2016 44.6 24.8 24.8 5.9 41.9 35.1 23.0 4.5 33.8 25.7 19.4 7.7 8.6 6.7
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 6.3
2018 48.3 18.2 27.3 6.3 33.6 38.5 28.0 2.1 37.1 15.4 28.0 13.3 2.8 2.1
2019 48.3 22.6 22.2 6.8 40.6 35.5 23.9 3.4 35.0 23.5 26.1 6.8 5.1 3.5
2020 39.7 19.1 30.9 10.3 29.4 39.7 30.9 2.9 30.9 30.9 22.1 8.8 4.4 3.2
2021 52.7 16.0 24.5 6.9 45.7 35.6 18.6 8.0 35.1 19.1 28.2 3.2 6.4 4.6
2022 49.8 21.9 22.7 5.7 40.9 38.5 20.6 4.5 38.9 20.6 19.8 6.5 9.3 6.9
2023 38.0 16.7 38.0 7.4 39.8 38.0 22.2 1.9 29.6 18.5 35.2 7.4 7.4 6.1
Player 47.0 20.6 25.8 6.6 39.5 37.0 23.4 4.2 34.9 21.7 25.0 7.0 6.9 5.0
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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 CIN R 174 81.2 46.3 4.9 12 6.1 -2.2 -26
2023 Sinker CIN R 77 92.0 22.9 0.9 4 14.9 0.9 6
2023 Changeup CIN R 103 86.3 33.1 2.6 9 13.4 -0.9 -7
2023 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 109 91.9 18.8 -2.9 -18 8.4 1.5 22
2022 Sinker CIN R 266 93.6 20.8 -0.8 -4 14.8 0.0 0
2022 Changeup CIN R 235 87.8 29.6 0.0 0 11.5 -2.7 -19
2022 Slider CIN R 470 82.8 44.2 4.7 12 5.6 -0.9 -14
2022 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 250 93.3 16.9 -1.9 -13 7.5 0.4 6
2021 Changeup CIN R 114 87.9 30.7 1.5 5 13.2 -1.0 -7
2021 Slider CIN R 538 82.7 42.9 4.0 10 3.3 -2.5 -43
2021 Sinker CIN R 97 93.2 19.5 -2.4 -11 14.1 -0.7 -5
2021 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 200 93.8 15.9 -0.8 -5 6.4 -0.8 -11
2020 Curveball NYY R 7 80.4 48.8 -2.9 -6 8.5 0.2 2
2020 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 61 93.7 14.8 0.2 2 6.4 -0.6 -9
2020 Sinker NYY R 51 93.5 17.2 -4.2 -20 13.1 -1.6 -11
2020 Slider NYY R 196 83.7 40.1 2.5 7 3.1 -1.8 -37
2020 Changeup NYY R 45 87.5 27.5 -1.8 -6 12.6 -1.2 -9
2019 Curveball NYY R 13 80.8 47.9 -4.9 -9 3.7 -3.7 -50
2019 Slider NYY R 674 84.9 38.6 0.9 2 0.9 -3.7 -80
2019 Changeup NYY R 98 87.1 28.8 -1.5 -5 12.2 -1.6 -12
2019 Sinker NYY R 105 93.8 20.0 -2.3 -10 15.0 0.0 0
2019 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 462 94.6 15.4 0.3 2 9.2 1.3 16
2018 Curveball NYY R 22 80.5 51.9 -1.6 -3 5.4 -2.0 -27
2018 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 289 94.8 16.1 -0.4 -3 7.8 -0.2 -2
2018 Slider NYY R 298 83.7 42.1 2.2 6 2.0 -3.3 -63
2018 Changeup NYY R 91 86.1 28.6 -1.9 -6 11.8 -1.9 -14
2018 Sinker NYY R 4 93.9 20.8 -1.1 -5 11.9 -3.1 -20
2017 Curveball NYY R 55 80.9 46.5 -5.3 -10 6.4 -0.7 -9
2017 Changeup NYY R 120 86.5 29.7 1.0 3 14.3 0.7 5
2017 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 261 95.3 13.3 0.3 2 9.7 1.1 13
2017 Slider NYY R 187 85.7 35.9 1.4 4 0.1 -3.7 -103
2017 Sinker NYY R 1 92.7 25.6 4.2 20 19.9 4.4 28
2016 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 524 95.2 14.4 0.6 4 7.6 -0.2 -2
2016 Slider NYY R 238 85.8 34.2 -1.1 -3 1.9 -2.9 -61
2016 Curveball NYY R 172 81.1 46.6 -4.7 -9 8.4 -0.2 -2
2016 Changeup NYY R 112 85.5 29.8 -0.9 -3 12.0 -0.4 -3
! 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 %
2023 Slider -1.6 -3 174 37.6 40 .389 .500 .413 12.5 12.5 9.8 .359 .514 .400 43.8
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -2 109 23.5 39 .355 .581 .444 5.3 2.6 4.5 .337 .508 .433 51.6
2023 Changeup -3.0 -3 103 22.2 28 .346 .462 .352 25.9 17.9 20.8 .367 .478 .382 40.9
2023 Sinker -9.4 -7 77 16.6 25 .522 .957 .668 13.6 0.0 0.0 .485 .809 .563 47.8
2022 Slider -0.4 -2 481 38.9 137 .202 .452 .317 34.5 33.6 23.7 .208 .417 .301 41.8
2022 Sinker -0.5 -1 269 21.8 72 .313 .388 .326 14.2 5.6 13.3 .294 .469 .346 43.8
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 1 250 20.2 60 .173 .481 .325 10.6 5.0 5.0 .233 .431 .338 46.9
2022 Changeup -1.7 -4 235 19.0 66 .344 .426 .380 19.8 9.1 10.2 .317 .408 .344 40.0
2021 Slider 0.6 3 538 56.7 149 .237 .348 .302 31.4 22.8 20.6 .238 .341 .287 29.1
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 1 200 21.1 57 .245 .408 .339 14.8 14.0 15.1 .267 .453 .362 46.3
2021 Changeup 5.0 6 114 12.0 29 .103 .241 .143 39.0 31.0 52.9 .239 .375 .262 35.0
2021 Sinker 0.4 0 97 10.2 27 .296 .296 .300 13.5 11.1 21.4 .293 .389 .294 41.7
2020 Slider 1.0 2 196 54.4 55 .180 .340 .263 35.1 29.1 21.3 .184 .329 .262 32.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -1 61 16.9 10 .250 .750 .555 5.0 0.0 0.0 .382 .917 .569 75.0
2020 Sinker -0.8 0 51 14.2 9 .375 .375 .378 22.2 0.0 0.0 .326 .376 .354 62.5
2020 Changeup 1.1 0 45 12.5 19 .316 .421 .321 25.8 5.3 8.3 .308 .391 .304 38.9
2020 Curveball 1.0 0 7 1.9 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slider 1.3 9 674 49.9 181 .204 .407 .298 40.7 33.7 24.1 .187 .311 .249 37.4
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -1 462 34.2 103 .314 .500 .396 15.8 10.7 12.5 .284 .469 .367 41.0
2019 Sinker -0.1 0 105 7.8 25 .261 .565 .408 12.2 0.0 0.0 .321 .556 .397 43.5
2019 Changeup 0.3 0 98 7.2 32 .286 .286 .313 23.5 9.4 10.7 .232 .267 .279 20.0
2019 Curveball 3.8 0 13 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .040 .114 .058 100.0
2018 Slider 0.9 3 298 42.3 77 .176 .351 .240 37.8 32.5 22.5 .173 .289 .219 32.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -1 289 41.1 82 .384 .493 .409 15.7 9.8 19.0 .379 .547 .428 47.0
2018 Changeup -1.4 -1 91 12.9 34 .250 .406 .306 27.5 17.6 18.8 .255 .388 .303 30.8
2018 Curveball -5.6 -1 22 3.1 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 20.0 0.0 0.0 .776 1.228 .853 100.0
2018 Sinker -0.5 0 4 0.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball -2.7 -7 261 41.8 63 .314 .647 .475 13.5 7.9 10.4 .307 .632 .450 43.5
2017 Slider -0.7 -1 187 30.0 51 .277 .468 .362 42.7 37.3 23.2 .246 .400 .320 25.0
2017 Changeup 2.5 3 120 19.2 36 .152 .273 .222 18.3 11.1 13.3 .250 .477 .337 31.0
2017 Curveball 2.4 1 55 8.8 10 .222 .333 .285 21.1 20.0 15.4 .231 .348 .285 14.3
2017 Sinker 2.2 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 93 86.3 82 14.4 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 109 91.9 85 15.5 1:00 1:15 -15
2023 Sinker 77 92.0 84 17.8 1:00 2:00 -60
2023 Slider 173 81.2 45 9.7 7:15 7:30 -15
2022 Changeup 226 87.8 82 13.2 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 248 93.3 85 16.0 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Sinker 255 93.6 84 18.1 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Slider 463 82.8 41 9.0 7:15 7:30 -15
2021 Changeup 108 87.9 80 14.7 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 200 93.8 90 16.1 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 96 93.2 87 18.5 12:45 1:45 -60
2021 Slider 538 82.7 29 6.4 7:15 7:15 0
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 19.0 12:45 1:30 -45
2020 Slider 194 83.7 21 4.8 7:45 7:45 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 285 1,052 -5 10 -4 -3 -3
2017 160 624 0 5 -6 -3 -4
2018 195 704 0 3 -3 -2 -1
2019 356 1,418 1 21 -6 -5 11
2020 111 434 0 7 -3 -2 2
2021 262 949 5 16 -11 -1 10
2022 335 1,235 1 2 -7 -3 -7
2023 132 463 -1 -7 -5 -2 -15
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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 1,052 48.5 64.1 84.4 30.1 58.9 43.2 57.9 46.6 24.1 7.6 71.3
2017 624 48.1 63.3 84.7 27.8 50.0 43.4 58.1 44.9 25.4 6.7 66.7
2018 704 46.2 67.4 82.6 30.3 53.9 44.2 63.1 47.4 26.9 6.5 73.9
2019 1,352 43.8 66.7 81.8 32.0 51.4 41.1 58.6 47.2 29.2 6.1 72.3
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 47.8 65.2 84.1 29.9 50.7 43.2 61.1 46.8 27.0 8.4 72.5
2022 1,235 48.9 65.6 87.1 28.2 56.2 44.5 62.1 46.5 22.0 7.4 71.4
2023 463 50.0 69.8 89.5 24.6 73.7 45.7 64.4 47.3 14.2 8.0 86.5
Player 6,739 47.0 65.8 84.6 29.9 55.0 43.2 60.7 46.8 25.1 7.2 72.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2016 29 32 17 12 62 39 7 51 45 14 91 58 64 82 49 46 9
2017 83 55 48 8
2018 78 75 6
2019 68 68 73 76 59 65 84 56 41 43 34 74 77 70 59 5
2020 56 45 49 48 65 74 83 38 19 17 63 57 96 54 48 11
2021 63 34 63 82 54 72 71 84 76 28 54 57 68 51 43 13
2022 25 29 19 16 36 36 17 18 14 15 46 21 34 43 53 5
2023 18 40 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.0 16 13.9 2 7 12 4 25.0
2017 22.7 7 6.0 1 4 6 2 28.6
2018 23.3 5 5.3 0 4 5 2 40.0
2019 23.2 14 12.2 2 1 8 6 42.9
2020 24.5 2 1.8 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 23.9 5 5.7 -1 3 5 2 40.0
2022 24.6 14 12.2 2 3 8 7 50.0
2023 23.7 3 2.1 1 1 1 1 33.3
Player 23.8 66 59.1 7 24 46 25 37.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 16 15 8 19 15 14 15 16 13 11 14 16 11 11 15 15 10 13 14 16 12 12 19 18 12 13 15 17 13 13 12
2017 7 4 5 7 6 4 7 6 4 5 4 10 8 6 4 7 4 4 7 5 8 5 9 7 6 5 5 8 9 7 4
2018 5 6 3 5 6 5 6 4 5 4 5 7 7 4 5 6 4 5 4 7 6 7 7 4 4 4 6 7 5 6 5
2019 14 14 12 12 13 13 13 12 11 10 12 14 12 13 12 11 12 11 14 13 12 11 13 13 12 11 11 12 13 13 10
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
2021 5 7 4 5 5 5 8 6 4 4 5 7 6 6 7 6 6 4 7 5 6 5 7 6 5 5 6 7 6 5 5
2022 14 12 11 13 11 11 14 11 10 9 10 14 14 10 11 14 11 10 12 14 12 15 15 14 10 11 16 15 15 12 10
2023 3 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 66 62 46 66 60 56 67 59 50 46 53 71 63 54 57 64 51 51 61 64 60 59 75 66 53 53 62 70 65 60 50
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.2 95.3 0.1 94.8 -0.5 94.4 -0.4 93.6 -0.8 93.6 0.0 93.5 -0.1 91.9 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.5 86.5 1.0 86.1 -0.4 87.1 1.0 87.5 0.4 87.9 0.4 87.8 -0.1 86.3 -1.5
Breaking Velocity 83.8 84.7 0.9 83.5 -1.2 84.8 1.3 83.6 -1.2 82.7 -0.9 82.9 0.2 81.2 -1.7
Exit Velocity 88.5 87.1 -1.4 89.7 2.6 88.4 -1.3 88.9 0.5 86.9 -2.0 89.7 2.8 91.8 2.1
Launch Angle 11.8 10.3 -1.5 8.4 -1.9 10.9 2.5 13.5 2.6 8.5 -5.0 8.4 -0.1 13.2 4.8
Barrel % 8.6 9.1 0.5 2.8 -6.3 5.1 2.3 4.4 -0.7 6.4 2.0 9.3 2.9 7.4 -1.9
Hard Hit % 35.1 33.6 -1.5 39.9 6.3 37.6 -2.3 42.6 5.0 35.1 -7.5 42.9 7.8 46.3 3.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 32.9 40.0 7.1 35.7 -4.3 31.2 -4.5 35.3 4.1 30.3 -5.0 27.9 -2.4 44.4 16.5
xBA .260 .268 0.008 .277 0.009 .228 -0.049 .244 0.016 .250 0.006 .253 0.003 .380 0.127
BA .241 .257 0.016 .282 0.025 .246 -0.036 .235 -0.011 .229 -0.006 .250 0.021 .397 0.147
xwOBA .329 .368 0.039 .326 -0.042 .297 -0.029 .308 0.011 .301 -0.007 .325 0.024 .437 0.112
wOBA .316 .355 0.039 .330 -0.025 .316 -0.014 .299 -0.017 .277 -0.022 .327 0.050 .446 0.119
xSLG .458 .499 0.041 .421 -0.078 .369 -0.052 .403 0.034 .374 -0.029 .429 0.055 .563 0.134
SLG .459 .479 0.020 .431 -0.048 .433 0.002 .400 -0.033 .342 -0.058 .438 0.096 .603 0.165
K% 16.1 18.8 2.7 20.0 1.2 21.9 1.9 18.3 -3.6 20.5 2.2 17.6 -2.9 8.3 -9.3
BB% 4.9 10.6 5.7 6.7 -3.9 9.0 2.3 7.5 -1.5 8.0 0.5 8.1 0.1 9.1 1.0
Swing % 46.6 44.9 -1.7 47.4 2.5 47.2 -0.2 48.1 0.9 46.8 -1.3 46.5 -0.3 47.3 0.8
Whiff% 24.1 25.4 1.3 26.9 1.5 29.2 2.3 27.7 -1.5 27.0 -0.7 22.0 -5.0 14.2 -7.8
In Zone % 48.5 48.1 -0.4 46.2 -1.9 43.8 -2.4 42.2 -1.6 47.8 5.6 48.9 1.1 50.0 1.1
Out of Zone % 51.5 51.9 0.4 53.8 1.9 56.2 2.4 57.8 1.6 52.2 -5.6 51.1 -1.1 50.0 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 30.1 27.8 -2.3 30.3 2.5 32.0 1.7 35.6 3.6 29.9 -5.7 28.2 -1.7 24.6 -3.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.4 30.0 2.6 30.3 0.3 29.2 -1.1 35.5 6.3 27.5 -8.0 33.1 5.6 31.8 -1.3
First Pitch Strike % 57.9 58.1 0.2 63.1 5.0 58.6 -4.5 65.6 7.0 61.1 -4.5 62.1 1.0