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Steve Cishek PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date6-18-1986
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.92014
-0.42015
1.42016
0.62017
0.22018
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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 FLO MLB 3 0 4.3 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .258 94 2.1 2.1 0.0 6.2 45% .091 .105 0.46 2.40 0.00 126 6.04 136.3 -0.1
2011 FLO MLB 45 0 54.7 2 1 3 45 19 55 1 .261 94 7.4 3.1 0.2 9.1 57% .291 .222 1.17 2.42 2.63 90 3.31 76.9 0.9
2012 MIA MLB 68 0 63.7 5 2 15 54 29 68 3 .267 95 7.6 4.1 0.4 9.6 53% .302 .248 1.30 3.25 2.69 112 5.57 127.6 -0.6
2013 MIA MLB 69 0 69.7 4 6 34 53 22 74 3 .259 95 6.8 2.8 0.4 9.6 55% .278 .219 1.08 2.49 2.33 85 2.91 69.6 1.4
2014 MIA MLB 67 0 65.3 4 5 39 58 21 84 3 .263 97 8.0 2.9 0.4 11.6 46% .331 .250 1.21 2.13 3.17 83 3.40 83.3 0.9
2015 MIA 0 32 0 32.0 2 6 3 37 14 28 2 .262 90 10.4 3.9 0.6 7.9 49% .350 .301 1.59 3.53 4.50 112 5.17 120.8 -0.2
2015 SLN 0 27 0 23.3 0 0 1 18 13 20 2 .254 97 6.9 5.0 0.8 7.7 43% .254 .235 1.33 4.36 2.31 109 5.43 126.8 -0.2
2016 SEA MLB 62 0 64.0 4 6 25 44 21 76 8 .262 100 6.2 3.0 1.1 10.7 45% .242 .215 1.02 3.52 2.81 81 3.08 68.1 1.4
2017 SEA 0 23 0 20.0 1 1 1 13 7 15 3 .262 101 5.9 3.2 1.4 6.8 61% .185 .222 1.00 4.78 3.15 112 4.78 101.8 0.1
2017 TBA 0 26 0 24.7 2 1 0 13 7 26 0 .264 96 4.7 2.6 0.0 9.5 53% .220 .159 0.81 2.12 1.09 93 3.41 72.5 0.5
2018 CHN MLB 80 0 70.3 4 3 4 45 28 78 5 .266 99 5.8 3.6 0.6 10.0 49% .238 .218 1.04 3.40 2.18 104 4.68 104.5 0.2
2015 TOT MLB 59 0 55.3 2 6 4 55 27 48 4 .259 93 8.9 4.4 0.7 7.8 47% .313 .274 1.48 3.88 3.58 111 5.28 123.4 -0.4
2017 TOT MLB 49 0 44.7 3 2 1 26 14 41 3 .263 99 5.2 2.8 0.6 8.3 57% .204 .188 0.90 3.31 2.01 102 4.02 85.6 0.6
CareerMLB5020492.0283112538118252730.263977.03.30.59.651%.276.2301.143.032.65964.0392.64.4

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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 JAM A- 25 0 32.3 1 2 9 20 19 30 1 .251 112 5.6 5.3 0.3 8.4 60% .224 .209 1.21 3.93 1.95 0 0.00 0.0
2008 GRB A 50 0 75.3 3 5 2 69 34 75 8 .263 117 8.2 4.1 1.0 9.0 46% .302 .245 1.37 4.70 4.66 0 0.00 0.0
2009 JUP A+ 37 0 57.0 3 4 2 36 16 45 2 .249 94 5.7 2.5 0.3 7.1 59% .215 .215 0.91 3.38 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
2010 FLO MLB 3 0 4.3 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .258 94 2.1 2.1 0.0 6.2 45% .091 .105 0.46 2.40 0.00 126 6.04 136.3
2010 JUP A+ 26 0 35.0 0 6 4 29 19 28 0 .261 83 7.5 4.9 0.0 7.2 52% .271 .241 1.37 3.97 2.83 0 0.00 0.0
2010 JAX AA 22 0 31.3 3 1 2 30 10 34 0 .259 94 8.6 2.9 0.0 9.8 41% .348 .235 1.28 2.64 4.31 0 0.00 0.0
2010 afe Wnt 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 0.0 12.9 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 1.43 8.65 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt 11 0 13.3 0 0 1 15 4 18 1 .000 10.2 2.7 0.7 12.2 0% .400 .000 1.43 3.77 4.06 0 0.00 0.0
2011 FLO MLB 45 0 54.7 2 1 3 45 19 55 1 .261 94 7.4 3.1 0.2 9.1 57% .291 .222 1.17 2.42 2.63 90 3.31 76.9
2011 NWO AAA 15 0 23.0 1 1 0 18 12 19 1 .262 93 7.0 4.7 0.4 7.4 55% .262 .223 1.30 4.51 2.35 0 0.00 0.0
2012 MIA MLB 68 0 63.7 5 2 15 54 29 68 3 .267 95 7.6 4.1 0.4 9.6 53% .302 .248 1.30 3.25 2.69 112 5.57 127.6
2013 MIA MLB 69 0 69.7 4 6 34 53 22 74 3 .259 95 6.8 2.8 0.4 9.6 55% .278 .219 1.08 2.49 2.33 85 2.91 69.6
2013 USA int 4 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000 0.0 7.7 0.0 7.7 0% .000 .000 0.86 5.77 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2014 MIA MLB 67 0 65.3 4 5 39 58 21 84 3 .263 97 8.0 2.9 0.4 11.6 46% .331 .250 1.21 2.13 3.17 83 3.40 83.3
2015 MIA MLB 32 0 32.0 2 6 3 37 14 28 2 .262 90 10.4 3.9 0.6 7.9 49% .350 .301 1.59 3.53 4.50 112 5.17 120.8
2015 SLN MLB 27 0 23.3 0 0 1 18 13 20 2 .254 97 6.9 5.0 0.8 7.7 43% .254 .235 1.33 4.36 2.31 109 5.43 126.8
2015 JAX AA 5 0 6.0 0 0 2 5 0 4 0 .280 89 7.5 0.0 0.0 6.0 53% .263 .157 0.83 1.96 0.00 114 3.65 86.9
2016 SEA MLB 62 0 64.0 4 6 25 44 21 76 8 .262 100 6.2 3.0 1.1 10.7 45% .242 .215 1.02 3.52 2.81 81 3.08 68.1
2016 EVE A- 2 2 2.0 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 .279 116 22.5 0.0 0.0 22.5 17% .833 .326 2.50 -1.23 13.50 57 -0.74 -17.3
2017 SEA MLB 23 0 20.0 1 1 1 13 7 15 3 .262 101 5.9 3.2 1.4 6.8 61% .185 .222 1.00 4.78 3.15 112 4.78 101.8
2017 TBA MLB 26 0 24.7 2 1 0 13 7 26 0 .264 96 4.7 2.6 0.0 9.5 53% .220 .159 0.81 2.12 1.09 93 3.41 72.5
2017 ARK AA 4 1 3.3 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 .270 84 10.8 2.7 0.0 10.8 30% .400 .298 1.50 1.81 5.40 121 3.87 87.3
2017 TAC AAA 3 1 2.7 1 0 0 2 3 3 0 .284 116 6.8 10.1 0.0 10.1 50% .333 .256 1.88 4.84 0.00 91 2.86 60.2
2018 CHN MLB 80 0 70.3 4 3 4 45 28 78 5 .266 99 5.8 3.6 0.6 10.0 49% .238 .218 1.04 3.40 2.18 104 4.68 104.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 63 0.5079 0.5238 0.8182 0.6563 0.3871 0.9048 0.6667 0.1818
2011 870 0.5092 0.4241 0.7696 0.5621 0.2810 0.8394 0.6250 0.2304
2012 1067 0.5201 0.4489 0.7620 0.6198 0.2637 0.8023 0.6593 0.2380
2013 1083 0.5051 0.4312 0.7473 0.5777 0.2817 0.8006 0.6358 0.2527
2014 1128 0.4832 0.4167 0.7468 0.5450 0.2967 0.8586 0.5549 0.2532
2015 937 0.4674 0.4120 0.7539 0.5868 0.2585 0.8405 0.5814 0.2461
2016 1067 0.4377 0.4077 0.7080 0.5589 0.2900 0.7969 0.5747 0.2920
2017 732 0.4904 0.4194 0.7362 0.5738 0.2708 0.8107 0.5842 0.2638
2018 1157 0.4581 0.4054 0.7036 0.5642 0.2711 0.8060 0.5235 0.2964
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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
2014-02-18 2014-03-01 Camp 11 0 - Neck Soreness - -
2009-08-13 2009-09-07 Minors 25 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHN $6,500,000
2018 CHN $6,500,000
2017 SEA $6,000,000
2016 SEA $4,000,000
2015 MIA $6,650,000
2014 MIA $3,800,000
2013 MIA $505,000
2012 MIA $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$21,435,000
2018Current$6,500,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$27,935,000
1 yrFuture$6,500,000
8 yrTotal$34,435,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 143 dJet Sports2 years/$13M (2018-19)

Details
  • 2 years/$13M (2018-19). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/17. 18:$6.5M, 19:$6.5M. 2019 salary increases $0.25M each with 30, 40, 45, 50 games as pitcher in 2018.
  • 2 years/$10M (2016-17). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/12/15. 16:$4M, 17:$6M. Annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 25, 30 games finished. $0.5M each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 GF. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 7/28/17 (Mariners to pay $1M of remaining 2017 salary).
  • 1 year/$6.65M (2015). Re-signed by Miami 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Miami 7/24/15. (Cardinals to pay all remaining 2015 salary, $2,616,393.) Non-tendered by St. Louis 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Miami 2/19/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Miami 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Florida 9/20/10.
  • Drafted by Florida 2007 (5-166) (Carson-Newman College).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .225 .326 .381 .258
11 vs R (Multi) .208 .265 .309 .216
18 Split (Multi) .018 .061 .072 .042
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .216 .316 .412 .254
31 vs R (2016) .169 .229 .269 .183
38 Split (2016) .046 .088 .143 .071
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)I hate closers. Just lost Davis in a 16 team league. Have Edwin Diaz helping me with ratios but no saves yet. Took a flyer before deadline and picked up both Ryan Dull & Edubray Ramos but seems neither their respective clubs made deals. Should I move on from these 2 & look to add Hudson or Axford. Need a closer for the home stretch for saves. Your thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks
(Jerry from Earth)
Jake Barrett and not Hudson is going to close in Arizona and John Axford isn't any closer to the job. Hang on to Edwin Diaz and hope that Steve Cishek blows another save or two this week. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Steve Cishek: buy or sell?
(gerrybraun from sandiego)
Hold. He should be OK, and I haven't heard anyone suggest he's at risk. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any good non-closer RP that should be targeted in NL only for $1?
(craneplace from The Present)
In NL-only for $1 you really could grab a number of quality middle relievers and be happy. If you're asking from a saves perspective, I like Vic Black on the Mets, Mark Melancon on the Pirates and Pedro Strop on the Cubs. I don't know if any of those guys will go for $1, but they could get saves. A.J. Ramos is another guy who could be a "post-hype" saves guy and pick up a few or get the job if Steve Cishek gets traded or is ineffective. (Mike Gianella)


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