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Steve Cishek
Popularity: ↑ 71%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 215LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2007 | Rd: 5, #166, Florida Marlins | Carson-Newman
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 5.40 22 0 0 20.0 21 1.50
11 Seasons 32 37 2.78 594 0 132 576.0 605 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 22 0-0 5.40 20.0 21 1.50
11 Seasons 594 32-37 2.78 576.0 605 1.16

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 950 167 11 6.6 86.8 8.8 34.7 .253 .409 .315 .329 .373 32.3 19.8 11.1 3.58 4.33
2016 1076 157 8 5.1 87.4 14.3 35.0 .196 .336 .263 .271 .342 28.0 29.5 8.1 2.81 2.90
2017 729 116 4 3.4 84 3.7 28.4 .211 .323 .222 .277 .317 20.7 23.6 8.0 2.01 3.09
2018 1157 173 9 5.2 87.5 11.4 31.8 .189 .307 .263 .271 .313 32.9 27.1 9.7 2.18 2.93
2019 1109 174 10 5.7 84.7 11.4 29.3 .233 .378 .285 .320 .350 25.9 21.3 10.9 2.95 4.35
2020 374 59 7 11.9 89.2 18.6 37.3 .260 .455 .359 .350 .398 40.7 22.6 9.7 5.40 5.76
ALL 5395 846 49 5.8 86.4 10.9 32.4 .219 .358 .278 .298 .344 29.3 24.3 9.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cishek relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(51.3%) ,
Sinker
(44.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(2.7%) ,
Changeup
(1.1%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 192 119 73 51.3 78.2 42 36 5 4 1 0 0 13 23 .139 .204 .167 .306 .212 .277 83.3 18 2342 43.3 24.1
2020 Sinker 168 93 75 44.9 90.4 47 38 15 8 3 0 4 5 35 .395 .338 .789 .638 .494 .442 93.0 19 2319 11.7 10.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 10 3 7 2.7 89.2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2354 50.0 42.9
2020 Changeup 4 0 4 1.1 82.4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 .186 2.000 .412 1.217 .209 94.6 27 1848 0.0 0.0
2019 Sinker 467 323 144 42.1 90.5 134 111 29 21 4 0 4 15 97 .261 .281 .405 .484 .345 .392 86.2 7 2372 14.6 13.4
2019 Slider 444 231 213 40.0 78.9 79 70 14 9 2 0 3 19 52 .200 .205 .357 .314 .274 .267 84.2 20 2282 28.8 13.4
2019 4-Seam Fastball 189 81 108 17.0 90.5 50 45 4 4 0 0 0 23 22 .089 .149 .089 .212 .139 .209 80.6 12 2409 29.1 18.4
2019 Changeup 9 1 8 0.8 83.9 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .361 .333 .425 .290 .345 75.3 23 1975 33.3 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Slider CWS R 186 78.2 47.5 0.5 1 13 -0.3 -2
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 10 89.2 23.8 0.6 2 6.4 -1.3 -17
2020 Sinker CWS R 165 90.4 27.4 -1.7 -6 15.3 -0.9 -5
2020 Changeup CWS R 4 82.4 39.4 0.2 1 18 2.3 14
2019 Slider CHC R 444 78.9 44.1 0.1 0 10.4 0.2 2
2019 Sinker CHC R 464 90.5 29.1 -0.1 0 16.6 0 0
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 188 90.5 24 -0.1 0 11.9 0.5 4
2019 Changeup CHC R 8 83.9 36.8 -0.9 -3 16 1.4 10
2018 Changeup CHC R 5 84.4 30.5 -3.2 -9 13 -1.2 -8
2018 4-Seamer CHC R 150 90.3 21.8 0 0 9.4 -0.4 -4
2018 Sinker CHC R 561 90.3 28.9 -0.1 0 16.2 0.1 0
2018 Slider CHC R 433 77.5 46 0.4 1 14.7 0.2 2
2017 Slider TB R 355 77.2 44.3 0.4 1 13.6 0.2 2
2017 Changeup TB R 10 84.6 34.2 -0.5 -1 15.9 1.4 10
2017 4-Seamer TB R 16 89.7 20.8 2.8 12 9.6 -4.4 -32
2017 Sinker TB R 342 90.4 27.2 -0.9 -3 17.2 0 0
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 15 91.8 21 1 5 13.1 -1.2 -8
2016 Slider SEA R 529 79.1 41.9 0.2 0 11.5 0.5 5
2016 Changeup SEA R 11 83.7 35.9 -0.1 0 18.4 0.2 1
2016 Sinker SEA R 498 92 25.3 -0.1 0 18.3 0.1 0
2015 Sinker STL R 499 91.3 27.8 -0.7 -2 18.4 0 0
2015 Slider STL R 368 81 39.3 0.5 1 7.1 0.2 3
2015 4-Seamer STL R 2 90.3 22 0.2 1 9.3 -4.4 -32
2015 Changeup STL R 12 83.2 39.6 0.3 1 19.6 0.9 5
! 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 %
2020 Changeup 24.6 1 4 1.1 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .186 .412 .209 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -8.4 -1 10 2.7 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 42.9 .000
2020 Slider -0.6 -1 192 51.3 42 .139 .167 .215 43.3 31.0 24.1 .204 .306 .277 34.8
2020 Sinker 2.8 5 168 44.9 47 .395 .789 .518 11.7 10.6 10.4 .338 .638 .443 45.7
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 9 0.8 3 .333 .333 .300 33.3 0.0 0.0 .361 .425 .345 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -3.0 -6 189 17.0 50 .089 .089 .142 29.1 46.0 18.4 .149 .212 .209 22.7
2019 Slider -0.7 -3 444 40.0 79 .200 .357 .285 28.8 24.1 13.4 .205 .314 .268 17.3
2019 Sinker -0.8 -4 467 42.1 134 .261 .405 .360 14.6 11.2 13.4 .281 .484 .393 32.0
2018 4-Seamer -1.9 -3 151 13.1 42 .079 .158 .156 40.5 59.5 21.6 .062 .091 .125 7.7
2018 Slider -1.5 -6 433 37.4 81 .158 .250 .219 42.5 35.8 24.6 .164 .264 .217 23.4
2018 Sinker -0.9 -5 568 49.1 161 .224 .381 .321 17.6 14.9 20.9 .241 .395 .339 39.8
2018 Changeup 6.7 0 5 0.4 100.0 0.0
2017 Changeup -1.8 0 10 1.4 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 .630 1.190 .757 50.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.8 0 16 2.2 4 .000 .000 .175 0.0 0.0 0.0 .155 .178 .296 33.3
2017 Slider -1.8 -6 355 48.7 76 .116 .159 .185 31.9 32.9 17.7 .163 .238 .223 15.9
2017 Sinker -2.9 -10 348 47.7 91 .220 .329 .282 22.4 17.6 18.4 .244 .381 .312 22.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 4-Seam Fastball 10 89.2 68 11.5 1:15 2:00 45
2020 Slider 174 78.2 75 14.4 8:15 8:30 15
2020 Sinker 160 90.4 78 17.1 2:30 2:00 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 250 1056 -9 -12 2 4 -14
2017 170 725 -9 -17 4 5 -17
2018 276 1143 -14 -12 4 7 -15
2019 259 1100 -8 -22 10 8 -13
2020 89 369 5 -6 2 2 4
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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 %
2015 950 43.8 61.8 84.0 24.7 59.1 39.4 65.0 40.9 24.4 5.9 75.0
2016 1076 45.4 55.6 80.9 28.1 54.5 41.0 61.6 40.6 29.1 6.2 61.2
2017 729 47.5 59.8 81.6 26.1 58.0 40.6 63.8 42.1 26.1 8.2 65.0
2018 1157 46.1 57.0 79.6 26.9 54.2 38.7 54.5 40.8 29.4 6.1 60.0
2019 1109 44.7 61.5 82.3 28.9 68.9 38.6 60.3 43.5 22.6 6.6 64.4
2020 374 46.5 60.9 83.0 22.5 48.9 40.4 59.1 40.4 27.2 6.7 60.0
ALL 5395 45.5 59.1 81.7 26.8 58.6 39.6 60.5 41.5 26.4 6.5 64.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46.7 18.6 30.5 4.2 28.1 40.7 31.1 4.2 35.9 18.6 22.2 5.4 6.6
2016 45.2 24.8 22.9 7.0 36.9 36.3 26.8 1.9 34.4 27.4 21.0 7.6 5.1
2017 56.9 12.1 25.9 5.2 28.4 42.2 29.3 7.8 42.2 19.8 20.7 4.3 3.4
2018 49.1 22.0 22.0 6.9 33.5 36.4 30.1 3.5 38.2 26.0 19.1 5.8 5.2
2019 50.0 21.3 18.4 10.3 35.1 42.0 23.0 6.3 32.8 25.9 24.1 4.6 5.7
2020 32.2 28.8 33.9 5.1 39.0 39.0 22.0 3.4 18.6 28.8 27.1 8.5 11.9
ALL 48.0 20.8 24.5 6.7 33.1 39.4 27.5 4.5 35.1 24.1 21.9 5.8 5.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 29 42 37 36 16 59 17 86 55 46 7 62 29 30 62
2016 90 95 87 65 90 82 68 78 90 91 44 86 90 36 74
2017 18 65
2018 91 95 94 86 74 77 72 73 71 77 26 77 91 16 77
2019 47 68 73 76 28 74 75 100 99 37 16 26 47 17 77
2020 13 31 25 26 12 38 8 33 27 46 38 52 13 17 58
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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 22.3 7 7.4 -0.4 3 7 2 28.6
2020 24.6 4 4.4 -0.4 2 0 4 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 8 9 7 11 6 7 9 7 9 8 7 5 4 8 8 4 9 7 9 5 7 6 8 7 8 8 8 8 6 9
2020 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 6 4 4 5 4 5
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 92 0.7 90.4 -1.6 90.3 -0.1 90.5 0.2 90.3 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 83.7 0.3 84.6 0.9 84.4 -0.2 83.9 -0.5 82.4 -1.5
Breaking Velocity 81 79.1 -1.9 77.2 -1.9 77.5 0.3 78.9 1.4 78.2 -0.7
Exit Velocity 86.8 87.4 0.6 84 -3.4 87.5 3.5 84.7 -2.8 89.2 4.5
Launch Angle 8.8 14.3 5.5 3.7 -10.6 11.4 7.7 11.4 0 18.6 7.2
Barrel % 6.6 5.1 -1.5 3.4 -1.7 5.2 1.8 5.7 0.5 11.9 6.2
Hard Hit % 32.3 28 -4.3 20.7 -7.3 32.9 12.2 25.9 -7 40.7 14.8
Sweet Spot % 34.7 35 0.3 28.4 -6.6 31.8 3.4 29.3 -2.5 37.3 8
xBA .253 .196 -0.057 .211 0.015 .189 -0.022 .233 0.044 .26 0.027
BA .259 .19 -0.069 .167 -0.023 .181 0.014 .21 0.029 .269 0.059
xwOBA .329 .271 -0.058 .277 0.006 .271 -0.006 .32 0.049 .35 0.03
wOBA .315 .263 -0.052 .222 -0.041 .263 0.041 .285 0.022 .359 0.074
xSLG .409 .336 -0.073 .323 -0.013 .307 -0.016 .378 0.071 .455 0.077
SLG .377 .332 -0.045 .244 -0.088 .306 0.062 .328 0.022 .487 0.159
K% 19.8 29.5 9.7 23.6 -5.9 27.1 3.5 21.3 -5.8 22.6 1.3
BB% 11.1 8.1 -3 8 -0.1 9.7 1.7 10.9 1.2 9.7 -1.2
Swing % 40.9 40.6 -0.3 42.1 1.5 40.8 -1.3 43.5 2.7 40.4 -3.1
Whiff% 24.4 29.1 4.7 26.1 -3 29.4 3.3 22.6 -6.8 27.2 4.6
In Zone Swing % 43.8 45.4 1.6 47.5 2.1 46.1 -1.4 44.7 -1.4 46.5 1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 56.2 54.6 -1.6 52.5 -2.1 53.9 1.4 55.3 1.4 53.5 -1.8
First Pitch Swing % 23 18.2 -4.8 27 8.8 19.8 -7.2 27 7.2 16.1 -10.9
First Pitch Strike % 65 61.6 -3.4 63.8 2.2 54.5 -9.3 60.3 5.8 59.1 -1.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 251 .265 136 8 5.9 115 66 57.4
2017 173 .222 119 7 5.9 54 30 55.6
2018 284 .263 188 2 1.1 96 15 15.6
2019 266 .285 158 12 7.6 108 29 26.9
2020 93 .359 53 6 11.3 40 21 52.5

Pitch Distribution