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85 Luis Cessa RP

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January 10, 2020 03:40 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Avoids arbitration with Yanks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa signed a one-year, $895,000 deal with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

Cessa was a solid long reliever and primary pitcher for the Yankees in 2019, delivering a 4.11 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 75:31 K:BB over 81 innings. The 27-year-old figures to fill a low-leverage role again next season, assuming he cracks the season-opening roster.

October 4, 2019 01:56 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: On ALDS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa is on the Yankees' ALDS roster.

Cessa was decent enough in 81 innings this season, posting a 4.11 ERA and a 21.9 percent strikeout rate. He'll fill a lower-leverage role if lower-leverage innings are needed this series.

August 9, 2019 10:20 AM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Notches first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa was credited with the save in a three-inning appearance against Toronto on Thursday, allowing one run on two hits and a walk while striking out five.

Cessa was brought in with the Yankees leading by five runs in the seventh inning and closed out the win, throwing 30 of 43 pitches for strikes. He gave up a solo home run to Reese McGuire while striking out five of the 12 batters he faced. After shuffling between a starting role and the bullpen during his first three seasons, Cessa has been used exclusively as a reliever in 2019, compiling a 3.70 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 61:21 K:BB over 58.1 innings.

July 1, 2019 11:20 AM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Pitches four scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa threw four scoreless innings in relief, allowing four hits with no walks and two strikeouts against the Red Sox on Sunday.

The 27-year-old entered after the Yankees gave up four runs in the first inning. Cessa didn't pitch long enough to earn the win, but his four scoreless innings were key to the comeback, which the Yankees completed in the seventh. With this performance, the 27-year-old dropped his ERA half a run. Cessa is 0-1 with a 4.61 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 41 innings this season.

June 30, 2019 09:28 AM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Providing length behind opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Aaron Boone named Cessa and Chance Adams as his main options to cover multiple innings out of the bullpen when opener Stephen Tarpley exits Sunday's game against the Red Sox in London, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Normal rotation members J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia are on hand in relief roles as well, but Boone seems inclined to steer away from the two pitchers in order to preserve them for starts later in the week. As a result, Cessa should be in line for a substantial role out of the bullpen after the Yankees needed seven relief pitchers to cover the final 8.1 innings of Saturday's 17-13 win. Over his last five appearances, Cessa has given up six runs (five earned) while striking out nine in 10 frames.

May 13, 2019 09:00 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Game postponed due to weather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa won't make his scheduled start Monday against the Orioles due to inclement weather.

Cessa was set to toss the first few innings of Monday's matchup, though he won't get a chance to do so after all. New York will play a doubleheader Wednesday to make up Monday's contest.

May 13, 2019 01:52 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Set to start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa is slated to start Monday's game against the Orioles, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

Jonathan Loaisiga had been listed as New York's probable starter for Monday, but it's unclear if an injury or a late change of heart by manager Aaron Boone resulted in Cessa getting the nod instead. In any case, Cessa likely won't deployed as a traditional starter, as he's maxed out at 3.1 innings and 61 pitches over his 11 outings. If Loaisiga is in fact available, it's still possible that he covers the bulk of the innings as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen.

March 23, 2019 06:20 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Set for long-relief role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday that Cessa will begin the season out of the bullpen in a long-relief role, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Boone did mention the possibility of utilizing the opener strategy April 1 against the Tigers, and Cessa could be used as the primary pitcher should they go that route. The 26-year-old was in the mix for a rotation spot with Luis Severino (shoulder) and CC Sabathia (knee, chest, suspension) sidelined for the beginning of the season, but Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga will be called upon instead. Cessa showcased himself near perfectly in spring training with a 0.53 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 18:1 K:BB through 17 innings, but will nonetheless start the season in the bullpen.

March 19, 2019 09:00 AM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Working in relief Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa will work in relief Tuesday with the Yankees using Chad Green as an opener in his place against the Rays, according to Bryan Hoch of

Cessa was scheduled to start Tuesday, but Green will get the nod instead as the Yankees give the opener a shot against the team that made the role famous. Cessa should still get in as many innings as needed Tuesday, and remains on track to break camp with a spot in the Yankees' rotation.

March 14, 2019 02:52 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Leading fifth starter candidate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa is the leading candidate to open the year as the Yankees' fifth starter, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga are more exciting for fantasy purposes, but it is Cessa who has apparently been the most impressive so far in this competition with Luis Severino (shoulder) set to open the year on the injured list. Cessa has a 0.69 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 13 innings this spring, and tossed four scoreless innings Thursday against the Blue Jays. Also working in Cessa's favor is that he is out of minor-league options. German will likely also open in the rotation, with CC Sabathia (knee, heart, suspension) likely to miss a couple weeks at the start of the season.

February 13, 2019 03:40 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Likely destined for relief duty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa could spend much of the 2019 season in the bullpen, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Cessa primarily developed as a starter in the Yankees' farm system, but he's been used as both a starter and a reliever in the majors. With numerous veteran options ahead of him in the rotation pecking order, it seems like a forgone conclusion that Cessa will spend more time relieving than starting, though injuries certainly can change that outlook. The right-hander produced a 6.50 ERA and 6.5 K/9 in five starts last season (18 innings), compared to a 4.39 ERA and 8.8 K/9 in 26.2 relief innings.

October 1, 2018 11:44 AM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Fails to finish first inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa (1-4) took the loss against the Red Sox on Sunday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits while recording only one out. He did not record a strikeout or walk a batter.

Cessa threw only 14 pitches to six batters as the Red Sox wasted little time showcasing their aggressiveness. The 26-year-old was unlikely to have an elongated outing regardless as the Yankees opted to use six relievers to get through the blowout, but it's a disappointing performance nonetheless. Cessa finishes the regular season with a 5.24 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 39:13 K:BB over 44.2 major-league innings.

September 30, 2018 01:48 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Will start regular-season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa will start Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Cessa will take the mound for Game 162 as the Yankees finish the regular season at Fenway Park. The 26-year-old has made four starts in the majors this season, allowing 10 runs on 19 hits and seven walks over 17.2 innings. Cessa has thrown more than 50 pitches only once in the last six weeks, so he is unlikely to have a traditional starter's pitch count.

September 15, 2018 08:52 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Records three-inning save vs. Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa tossed three scoreless innings Friday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out four to pick up the save against the Blue Jays.

Cessa came on to begin the seventh inning after a quality start by Masahiro Tanaka and finished off the ballgame, sealing a 11-0 victory for the Yankees. Cessa owns a 4.93 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 31 strikeouts through 38.1 innings in the majors this season.

September 1, 2018 10:56 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.

Cessa owns a solid 2.73 ERA across 26.1 innings with the RailRiders, though his 5.34 ERA across 30.1 innings with the Yankees leaves something to be desired. He'll provide bullpen depth down the stretch.

August 26, 2018 12:45 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Returns to minors after doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

As expected, Cessa will return to the minors after serving as the team's 26th man during Saturday's twin bill. The 26-year-old locked down a three-inning save in Game 1, allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out two. He should be back with the big club after rosters expand in September.

August 25, 2018 09:16 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Earns three-inning save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa allowed three hits and a run while recording a three-inning save during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles. He struck out two and walked one in the 10-3 victory.

Cessa was added to the roster as the 26th man for the twin bill and ended up earning his first career save in unconventional fashion. The 26-year-old has a 5.34 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 30.1 innings with the Yankees this season.

August 25, 2018 11:04 AM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Added as 26th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa will serve as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against Baltimore, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Cessa will be on call as a long man out of the bullpen if J.A. Happ or Sonny Gray are chased from their starts. Across nine appearances (four starts) with the Yankees this year, Cessa has logged a 5.60 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with a 21:11 K:BB over 27.1 innings.

August 15, 2018 11:52 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Optioned after start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

Cessa was sent back to the minors after his spot start Wednesday with CC Sabathia only expected to miss one turn through the rotation. The 26-year-old took the loss against the Rays, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks across 3.1 innings. He'll be an option to make a spot start or serve as a long reliever down the stretch.

August 15, 2018 04:44 PM
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Called up prior to Wednesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cessa was officially recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

As expected, Cessa will rejoin the Yankees rotation for Wednesday's start against Tampa Bay with CC Sabathia (knee) on the disabled list. Cessa's stay in the big leagues will likely be a short one since the club has a couple off days next week. Across eight appearances (three starts) this year, he's logged a 4.50 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.

Situational Stats
vs Houston 5.200 1.59026
vs LHB 31.200 4.5501231
vs RHB 49.100 3.8301944
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2016NYY44 4.351790000 70.16436341631446
2017NYY03 4.751050000 36.0362119731730
2018NYY14 5.241650022 44.2512726501339
2019NYY21 4.114300011 81.07542371433175
2020NYY00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 712 4.5086190033 232.022612611642975190
Batting Stats
2016NYY17000000000 --- --- ---
2017NYY10000000000 --- --- ---
2018NYY16100000100 .000 .000 .000
2019NYY43100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 86200000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2016NYYP1791311110 .923
2018NYYP16583410 .875
Total  861941102921 .951
More Pitching Stats
2016NYY08078 1.0641002 .241285 10.4 .4590
2017NYY03935 1.1722002 .257160 14.0 .4790
2018NYY05240 1.3800007 .282195 12.9 .4310
2019NYY18376 1.2142101 .246343 12.1 .4330
2020NYY000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 1254229 1.181051012 .253983 12.0 .4470
Postseason Pitching Stats
2019NYY00 0.00200000 4.02000104
Total 00 0.00200000 4.02000104
Minor League Pitching Stats
2011R-Gcl Mets42 3.66101001 32.0291513111023
2011R-Dsl Mets201 2.5755000 21.0198601323
2012ASX-Brooklyn Cyclones54 2.491313000 72.1642120421344
2013AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats84 3.122121100130.0136534511019124
2014AFA-St. Lucie Mets78 4.002020100114.21105451732783
2014AA-Binghamton Mets01 12.2711000 3.27552123
2015AAA-Las Vegas 51s03 8.5155000 24.140252331424
2015AAA-Toledo Mud Hens13 5.9777000 37.2462725221534
2015AA-Binghamton Mets74 2.561313000 77.1772522201761
2016AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr63 3.031514110 77.1663326802369
2017AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr46 3.451413000 78.1753730722667

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