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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date7-11-1995
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age23 years, 8 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2014 CUB Rk AZL 9 4 18.7 0 0 0 15 8 25 0 7.2 3.9 0.0 12.1 0% .333 1.23 2.78 2.89 0 0.00 0.0
2015 EUG A- NWL 10 10 40.7 3 1 0 38 15 38 0 95 8.4 3.3 0.0 8.4 60% .311 1.30 2.84 2.66 96 3.67 80.7
2016 SBN A MID 19 19 77.3 5 7 0 93 39 76 3 100 10.8 4.5 0.3 8.8 46% .385 1.71 3.83 5.00 119 5.34 115.2
2017 MYR A+ CAR 20 20 98.7 6 7 0 100 36 82 6 92 9.1 3.3 0.5 7.5 50% .315 1.38 3.91 2.92 109 4.18 90.4
2018 MYR A+ CAR 4 4 18.3 2 1 0 12 6 19 0 96 5.9 2.9 0.0 9.3 41% .261 0.98 2.76 2.45 108 4.03 85.8
2018 TEN AA SOU 2 2 10.0 0 1 0 8 3 7 1 89 7.2 2.7 0.9 6.3 32% .233 1.10 4.46 3.60 105 3.68 78.1
2018 CUB Rk AZL 5 5 18.3 0 0 0 9 4 27 1 96 4.4 2.0 0.5 13.3 43% .222 0.71 2.65 1.47 71 1.42 30.7
2018 MSS Wnt AFL 6 6 18.7 1 1 0 22 11 16 2 99 10.6 5.3 1.0 7.7 50% .357 1.77 5.66 5.79 118 10.57 219.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d2019

Details
  • 2019. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/18.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (5-139) (George County HS, Lucedale, Miss.) $1M signing bonus ($0.3599M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.8 4.2 0 14 14 62.0 51 25 58 7 .264 1.22 3.64 3.75 8.9 1.0
80o 3.3 4 0 13 13 55.3 49 24 51 6 .280 1.33 4.06 4.2 5.3 0.6
70o 2.9 3.8 0 12 12 50.7 48 23 47 6 .292 1.41 4.37 4.53 3.1 0.3
60o 2.6 3.7 0 11 11 46.8 47 23 44 6 .302 1.48 4.64 4.82 1.4 0.2
50o 2.3 3.6 0 10 10 43.3 45 22 40 6 .311 1.54 4.90 5.1 0.0 0.0
40o 2.1 3.4 0 9 9 39.9 43 21 37 6 .321 1.61 5.17 5.38 -1.2 -0.1
30o 1.9 3.2 0 8 8 36.4 41 20 34 5 .331 1.69 5.46 5.69 -2.3 -0.2
20o 1.6 3 0 7 7 32.3 39 19 30 5 .343 1.79 5.81 6.05 -3.2 -0.4
10o 1.2 2.7 0 6 6 27.0 35 17 25 4 .360 1.92 6.30 6.58 -4.2 -0.5
Weighted Mean2.33.50101042.64421406.3091.534.865.050.20.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Since Brendan said you saw everyone, what are your thoughts on Dylan Cease? Saw Mr. Crawford had some nice things to sayin the Ten Pack earlier today.
(Steve from PHI)
Ha. I didn't see quite everyone, but Cease is going to be a really fun guy to follow. There's not a prayer that his talent was synonymous with the sixth round--his arm injury at the time had something to do with it.

Additionally, I just want to use Cease as an example of the Cubs masterful job in the 2014 draft. They shocked everyone with Schwarber at #4--firmly (and rightfully) knowing how he could hit, position be damned. That alone was good, but what's more: they took the money saved from Schwarber--as well as Maryland's Jake Stinnett (who was a top SR sign in that draft, I believe) and Mark Zangunis from Virginia Tech (though I'm not sure how much of a haircut Zangunis took) to pool together money for Carson Sands, Justin Steele, and Dylan Cease. That's pwn-age right there.

I have seen Cease as a HS junior, a HS senior, and as a professional as well. The armstrength is for real, as we all know. As a result of that arm-speed, the spin is also for real. It's two plus pitches, definitely a guy who is capable of generating loads of strikeouts.

I won't put him in the bullpen absolutely, especially not right now, and especially because some aspects of his delivery I think aren't massively effort-filled. However, mechanically, there isn't a ton of cohesion between his upper and lower halves; he's never been much of a natural strike-thrower. He'll be really fascinating to monitor. Can't teach this type of raw stuff. (Adam McInturff)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Do you have any Low Minor prospects you are high on that aren't really known but you think that by this time next year may have some buzz?
(David from Atlantis)
From the NWL, Jake Brentz, Luis Liberato, Enyel De Los Santos, Mac Marshall, Yeyson Yrizarri. If I had to take a deeeep dive, Zack Nehrir, Lane Thomas, and Carlos Hernandez. Eloy Jimenez and Justin Steele probably don't count because Cubs, but I liked them too. Colin Young wants me to say Brett Kennedy. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I wasn't the one who stole your laptop. Rank the following Cubs pitching prospects by upside: Jake Stinnett, Carson Sands, Justin Steele, and Dylan Cease.
(Steve from Chicago)
Thank you for not stealing my laptop. Cease, Sands, Steele, Stinnett. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Of CHC lower-level SP prospects, which guys have a shot, emphasis on shot, @ being a #3 or better?
(Matt from CHI)
There are plenty of pitchers who have the pitches, and thus potential, to reach that kind of ceiling (like Corey Black). Carson Sands, Justin Steele, and Jake Stinnett all could get there, although the safe bet is that none of them will. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which pair of draftees would you prefer to have: Mitch Keller / Trey Supak or Carson Sands / Justin Steele?
(Mario66 from Pittsburgh)
I love this question. My suggested allotments for each pairing was separated by about $400 K, with Keller/Supak getting the nod. Sands has best probability, I think Keller has the best blend of potential impact stuff and likelihood to stick as a starter. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)


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