Steve Cishek
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 220LBS | Age: 36

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 4 4.21 69 0 1 66.1 74 1.22
13 Seasons 33 43 2.98 737 0 133 710.2 743 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 69 1-4 4.21 66.1 74 1.22
13 Seasons 737 33-43 2.98 710.2 743 1.20

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
2015 29 950 167 11 6.6 4.5 86.8 111.1 8.8 34.7 .249 .394 .315 .320 .360 32.3 19.8 11.1 3.58 4.25
2016 30 1076 157 8 5.1 3.1 87.4 114.4 14.3 35.0 .198 .340 .263 .271 .341 28.0 29.5 8.1 2.81 3.05
2017 31 729 116 4 3.4 2.3 84.0 113.6 3.7 28.4 .210 .324 .222 .274 .312 20.7 23.6 8.0 2.02 3.17
2018 32 1157 173 9 5.2 3.1 87.5 109.1 11.4 31.8 .186 .300 .263 .265 .303 32.9 27.1 9.7 2.17 2.92
2019 33 1109 174 10 5.7 3.7 84.8 113.0 11.4 29.3 .229 .367 .284 .315 .341 25.9 21.3 10.9 2.95 4.38
2020 34 374 59 7 11.9 7.5 89.2 110.9 18.6 37.3 .258 .452 .365 .365 .421 40.7 22.6 9.7 5.40 5.89
2021 35 1255 197 12 6.1 3.9 84.9 116.4 9.7 28.4 .212 .319 .299 .295 .306 32.7 20.8 13.3 3.42 3.65
2022 36 1175 173 15 8.7 5.2 87.3 114.1 15.0 42.2 .233 .393 .315 .329 .386 37.0 25.8 9.4 4.21 4.56
Player 7825 1216 76 6.3 4.0 86.3 116.4 11.3 33.1 .218 .353 .287 .300 .340 30.9 23.9 10.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .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

Cishek relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(37.1%) ,
Sinker
(33.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(28.9%) ,
Changeup
(0.4%) ,


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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
2015 46.7 18.6 30.5 4.2 28.1 40.7 31.1 4.8 35.9 18.6 22.2 5.4 6.6 4.5
2016 45.2 24.8 22.9 7.0 36.9 36.3 26.8 2.5 34.4 27.4 21.0 7.6 5.1 3.1
2017 56.9 12.1 25.9 5.2 28.4 41.4 29.3 8.6 42.2 19.8 20.7 4.3 3.4 2.3
2018 49.1 22.0 22.0 6.9 33.5 36.4 30.1 4.0 38.2 26.0 19.1 5.8 5.2 3.1
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 3.7
2020 32.2 33.9 28.8 5.1 39.0 39.0 22.0 3.4 18.6 28.8 27.1 8.5 11.9 7.5
2021 50.8 21.8 18.3 9.1 36.5 35.0 28.4 7.6 35.5 21.8 21.8 5.6 6.1 3.9
2022 42.8 26.0 24.9 6.4 32.4 44.5 23.1 6.9 26.6 26.6 24.9 6.4 8.7 5.2
Player 47.7 22.0 23.3 7.1 33.6 39.3 27.1 5.7 34.0 24.1 22.3 5.8 6.3 4.0
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 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 4-Seamer WSH R 338 89.3 23.1 -0.2 -1 12.0 0.9 8
2022 Sinker WSH R 394 89.8 29.3 -0.1 0 17.7 0.1 0
2022 Changeup WSH R 5 83.1 38.3 0.0 0 19.1 2.6 16
2022 Slider WSH R 436 76.5 52.2 0.8 2 16.2 0.1 1
2021 Changeup LAA R 3 82.3 41.1 0.7 2 17.2 3.6 26
2021 Sinker LAA R 505 90.2 29.1 -0.6 -2 17.7 0.0 0
2021 Slider LAA R 480 77.5 50.0 1.1 2 16.5 0.2 1
2021 4-Seamer LAA R 234 89.7 23.2 -0.1 -1 10.9 -0.2 -2
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 10 89.2 23.8 0.6 3 6.4 -1.7 -21
2020 Slider CWS R 186 78.2 47.5 0.6 1 13.0 -0.3 -2
2020 Sinker CWS R 165 90.4 27.4 -1.7 -6 15.3 -0.9 -6
2020 Changeup CWS R 4 82.4 39.4 0.2 1 18.0 2.2 14
2019 Slider CHC R 444 78.9 44.1 0.2 1 10.4 0.2 2
2019 Changeup CHC R 8 83.9 36.8 -0.9 -3 16.0 1.4 10
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 188 90.5 24.0 -0.1 -1 11.9 0.5 4
2019 Sinker CHC R 464 90.5 29.1 -0.1 0 16.6 0.0 0
2018 Slider CHC R 433 77.5 46.0 0.5 1 14.7 0.3 2
2018 Changeup CHC R 5 84.4 30.5 -3.2 -9 13.0 -1.2 -8
2018 4-Seamer CHC R 150 90.3 21.8 0.0 0 9.4 -0.4 -4
2018 Sinker CHC R 561 90.3 28.9 -0.1 0 16.2 0.1 0
2017 Slider TB R 355 77.2 44.3 0.4 1 13.6 0.3 2
2017 Sinker TB R 342 90.4 27.2 -1.0 -4 17.2 0.0 0
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 2.9 12 9.6 -4.6 -33
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 15 91.8 21.0 0.9 4 13.1 -1.2 -9
2016 Sinker SEA R 498 92.0 25.3 -0.1 0 18.3 0.0 0
2016 Changeup SEA R 11 83.7 35.9 0.3 1 18.4 0.2 1
2016 Slider SEA R 530 79.0 41.9 0.2 1 11.5 0.5 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 %
2022 Slider 1.1 5 436 37.1 108 .253 .440 .343 33.9 28.7 23.1 .217 .377 .313 34.9
2022 Sinker 0.5 2 395 33.6 90 .275 .500 .373 13.8 11.1 15.2 .330 .572 .413 39.4
2022 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 339 28.9 88 .127 .169 .242 29.5 37.5 20.9 .144 .213 .262 35.9
2022 Changeup -0.3 0 5 0.4 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker 0.0 0 521 41.5 140 .300 .367 .371 10.6 9.3 12.0 .262 .364 .332 31.5
2021 Slider 0.9 5 484 38.6 94 .244 .346 .336 21.5 23.4 14.6 .175 .292 .278 32.8
2021 4-Seamer -3.0 -7 245 19.5 67 .089 .143 .180 37.2 43.3 21.5 .152 .258 .243 37.9
2021 Changeup 28.0 1 3 0.2 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .591 .609 .532 0.0
2020 Slider 0.2 0 192 51.3 42 .139 .167 .215 42.6 31.0 24.1 .203 .306 .288 34.8
2020 Sinker 2.8 5 168 44.9 47 .395 .789 .518 11.7 10.6 10.4 .334 .632 .461 45.7
2020 4-Seamer -8.4 -1 10 2.7 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 42.9 -- -- .000 --
2020 Changeup 24.5 1 4 1.1 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .180 .401 .217 0.0
2019 Sinker -0.3 -1 467 42.1 134 .261 .405 .373 14.5 11.2 13.4 .272 .467 .383 32.0
2019 Slider -0.7 -3 444 40.0 79 .200 .357 .285 28.7 24.1 13.4 .205 .310 .267 17.3
2019 4-Seamer -3.0 -6 189 17.0 50 .089 .089 .142 29.1 46.0 18.4 .148 .205 .206 22.7
2019 Changeup -0.2 0 9 0.8 3 .333 .333 .300 33.3 0.0 0.0 .362 .411 .333 0.0
2018 Sinker -0.6 -4 568 49.1 161 .224 .381 .325 17.2 14.9 20.9 .236 .384 .332 39.8
2018 Slider -1.5 -7 433 37.4 81 .158 .250 .219 42.2 35.8 24.6 .159 .253 .207 23.4
2018 4-Seamer -1.2 -2 151 13.1 42 .079 .158 .156 40.5 59.5 21.6 .066 .100 .131 7.7
2018 Changeup 6.3 0 5 0.4 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Slider -1.8 -6 355 48.7 76 .116 .159 .185 31.9 32.9 17.7 .165 .240 .221 15.9
2017 Sinker -3.0 -10 348 47.7 91 .220 .329 .289 22.2 17.6 18.4 .243 .384 .310 22.4
2017 4-Seamer 1.8 0 16 2.2 4 .000 .000 .175 0.0 0.0 0.0 .132 .153 .268 33.3
2017 Changeup -1.8 0 10 1.4 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 -- .574 1.063 .692 50.0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 10 89.2 68 11.5 2:00 1:15 45
2020 Sinker 147 90.4 79 17.1 2:00 2:30 -30
2020 Slider 155 78.2 75 14.5 8:30 8:15 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 239 89.7 77 15.2 1:45 1:45 0
2021 Sinker 509 90.2 82 19.0 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 Slider 481 77.5 79 18.5 8:30 8:15 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 337 89.3 81 16.3 2:00 1:45 15
2022 Sinker 392 89.8 86 18.9 2:00 2:45 -45
2022 Slider 435 76.5 83 18.6 8:15 8:15 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 222 870 -8 -10 3 5 -10
2012 268 1,072 -10 -5 2 5 -8
2013 275 1,083 -1 -22 1 5 -17
2014 273 1,134 -2 -6 4 3 -1
2015 240 939 -4 -3 5 7 4
2016 256 1,071 -7 -15 2 6 -14
2017 173 729 -9 -17 4 6 -17
2018 285 1,159 -13 -13 5 9 -12
2019 266 1,109 -9 -20 9 9 -10
2020 93 374 5 -6 2 4 5
2021 302 1,253 -9 -13 8 13 -2
2022 286 1,175 0 -9 4 10 5
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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 43.7 63.4 82.1 25.4 57.4 39.4 65.0 42.0 23.8 5.5 76.9
2016 1,076 45.4 55.5 80.4 28.4 55.1 40.9 61.6 40.7 29.0 6.2 61.2
2017 729 47.3 59.7 82.0 26.6 56.9 40.6 64.2 42.2 26.0 8.2 65.0
2018 1,157 46.1 57.8 78.6 27.4 53.2 38.7 55.1 41.4 29.0 6.1 61.4
2019 1,109 44.6 61.8 81.7 29.0 69.1 38.6 60.5 43.6 22.5 6.6 65.8
2020 374 46.5 61.5 82.2 22.5 48.9 40.4 59.1 40.6 27.0 6.7 60.0
2021 1,255 44.0 61.9 85.0 25.6 67.8 37.2 56.8 41.6 20.1 5.8 64.4
2022 1,175 47.1 60.6 83.0 26.7 53.0 40.9 60.1 42.7 26.1 6.6 65.4
Player 7,825 45.4 60.1 81.9 26.8 58.9 39.4 60.0 42.0 25.2 6.4 65.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2015 30 41 42 45 15 59 17 86 55 46 7 60 10 32 63 100
2016 87 93 83 61 89 82 68 78 90 91 44 86 43 39 74 100
2017 19 66 100
2018 91 95 94 86 74 77 72 73 71 77 26 77 43 17 79 100
2019 48 67 75 80 28 74 75 100 99 37 16 26 48 18 77 100
2020 13 31 25 27 13 38 8 33 27 46 38 52 11 18 60 100
2021 70 81 90 90 25 72 76 98 90 30 6 10 23 13 70 100
2022 21 55 40 28 13 55 26 77 59 69 28 56 21 8 73 100
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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 23.8 8 7.4 1 2 4 4 50.0
2017 21.6 3 3.0 0 2 3 0 0.0
2018 21.5 5 4.4 1 6 4 1 20.0
2019 22.3 7 8.3 -1 3 9 2 28.6
2020 24.6 4 4.4 0 1 1 4 100.0
2021 24.2 2 4.7 -3 3 4 2 100.0
2022 24.0 11 10.0 1 0 7 4 36.4
Player 23.2 40 42.1 -2 17 32 17 42.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 5 8 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 8 6 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 5 7 7 6 8 9 8 7 5 10
2017 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2018 5 6 6 3 4 4 5 6 5 4 4 4 1 4 5 5 4 6 3 5 4 4 4 2 4 7 4 3 5 3 9
2019 7 9 12 7 10 8 10 10 10 8 7 8 5 7 9 11 7 9 4 9 9 8 7 6 7 9 9 7 8 7 11
2020 4 5 5 4 4 4 0 4 4 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 6 4 4 5 4 5
2021 2 2 7 3 5 6 4 6 6 5 4 6 2 4 5 6 6 4 5 5 5 3 2 5 4 6 5 3 7 2 7
2022 11 11 9 11 11 11 9 11 10 9 9 9 9 8 10 11 11 11 9 9 10 10 9 11 10 10 11 10 10 9 11
Player 40 41 52 37 44 43 39 48 46 43 40 42 30 37 44 48 44 45 32 43 44 37 36 39 38 49 45 38 45 33 56
! 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 91.3 92 0.7 90.4 -1.6 90.3 -0.1 90.5 0.2 90.3 -0.2 90 -0.3 89.6 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 83.7 0.3 84.6 0.9 84.4 -0.2 83.9 -0.5 82.4 -1.5 82.3 -0.1 83.1 0.8
Breaking Velocity 81 79.1 -1.9 77.2 -1.9 77.5 0.3 78.9 1.4 78.2 -0.7 77.5 -0.7 76.5 -1
Exit Velocity 86.8 87.4 0.6 84 -3.4 87.5 3.5 84.8 -2.7 89.2 4.4 84.9 -4.3 87.3 2.4
Launch Angle 8.8 14.3 5.5 3.7 -10.6 11.4 7.7 11.4 0 18.6 7.2 9.7 -8.9 15 5.3
Barrel % 6.6 5.1 -1.5 3.4 -1.7 5.2 1.8 5.7 0.5 11.9 6.2 6.1 -5.8 8.7 2.6
Hard Hit % 32.3 28 -4.3 20.7 -7.3 32.9 12.2 25.9 -7 40.7 14.8 32.7 -8 37 4.3
Sweet Spot % 34.7 35 0.3 28.4 -6.6 31.8 3.4 29.3 -2.5 37.3 8 28.4 -8.9 42.2 13.8
xBA .249 .198 -0.051 .21 0.012 .186 -0.024 .229 0.043 .258 0.029 .212 -0.046 .233 0.021
BA .259 .19 -0.069 .167 -0.023 .181 0.014 .21 0.029 .269 0.059 .238 -0.031 .223 -0.015
xwOBA .32 .271 -0.049 .274 0.003 .265 -0.009 .315 0.05 .365 0.05 .295 -0.07 .329 0.034
wOBA .315 .263 -0.052 .222 -0.041 .263 0.041 .284 0.021 .365 0.081 .299 -0.066 .315 0.016
xSLG .394 .34 -0.054 .324 -0.016 .3 -0.024 .367 0.067 .452 0.085 .319 -0.133 .393 0.074
SLG .377 .332 -0.045 .244 -0.088 .306 0.062 .328 0.022 .487 0.159 .316 -0.171 .38 0.064
K% 19.8 29.5 9.7 23.6 -5.9 27.1 3.5 21.3 -5.8 22.6 1.3 20.8 -1.8 25.8 5
BB% 11.1 8.1 -3 8 -0.1 9.7 1.7 10.9 1.2 9.7 -1.2 13.3 3.6 9.4 -3.9
Swing % 42 40.7 -1.3 42.2 1.5 41.4 -0.8 43.6 2.2 40.6 -3 41.6 1 42.7 1.1
Whiff% 23.8 29 5.2 26 -3 29 3 22.5 -6.5 27 4.5 20.1 -6.9 26.1 6
In Zone % 43.7 45.4 1.7 47.3 1.9 46.1 -1.2 44.6 -1.5 46.5 1.9 44 -2.5 47.1 3.1
Out of Zone % 56.3 54.6 -1.7 52.7 -1.9 53.9 1.2 55.4 1.5 53.5 -1.9 56 2.5 52.9 -3.1