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84 Dylan Cease SP

Chicago White Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
35%13%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
73.04705.798135
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019CHW475.79140000073.07851471523581

Player Updates

July 6, 2020 10:28 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Throws Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease threw live batting practice Monday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Cease was hit hard at times during the session, but he was pleased to get his work in. "The hitters, they squared me up pretty good that first inning, but I was able to execute a little bit better in innings two and three. But yeah they did pretty good," said the pitcher. The right-hander had a bumpy first season in 2019, finishing 4-7 with a 5.79 ERA over 14 starts. He looked better during spring training and looks to carry that through to the regular season.

May 8, 2020 10:44 AM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Learns from first season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease is looking to build off his first season in the majors and will introduce a tweak to his mechanics, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

Cease's MLB debut was a bumpy one, as he went 4-7 with a 5.79 ERA in 14 starts. "One of (the things I learned) was more a physical adjustment with my front side," Cease said. "Not getting too rotational on my front side, that's the main thing that's going to be different. I think that's one of the big reasons I was having cutting issues with my fastball." Cease, who permitted 4.3 BB/9 and 1.8 HR/9, hopes the mechanical adjustment will allow him to pitch deeper into games. While his overall numbers were not pretty, the right-hander finished on an up note, allowing seven runs over 21 innings (3.00 ERA) with 28 strikeouts and 12 walks in his final four starts. He's expected to slot in as the fourth starter in the rotation.

March 10, 2020 06:00 AM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Third time no charm
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease allowed three runs on four hits, three walks and a hit batsman while striking out three over three-plus innings in Monday's spring game against the Reds.

Cease's third spring start was not like his first two. The same issues he had last season -- command, walks, one bad inning -- resurfaced for the first time this spring. He lost command during a two-run third inning when the right-hander walked three and hit a batter. Just 36 of his 64 pitches landed in the zone.

March 4, 2020 11:12 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Nice second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease allowed one run on three hits while striking out five over four innings in Wednesday's spring game against the Brewers.

Cease upped his pitch count to 58 (40 strikes) and hit 98 mph on the gun during his second spring start. He battled an elevated walk rate in 2019, but Cease has yet to walk a batter in six spring innings. "Yeah, that was probably the best I've ever commanded my fastball," Cease told Scott Merkin of MLB.com. "Really, for most of the spring, my fastball command has been good, so it's just a continuation of the process I'm working on.

February 23, 2020 10:52 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Promising spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease threw two scoreless innings, striking out three and walking none in his spring debut Sunday against the Reds, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Cease made a strong first impression in game action after focusing on a mechanical tweak in the early portions of camp. He touched 99 mph with his fastball multiple times while also executing his curveball, slider and changeup throughout the outing. A high-pedigree prospect, Cease will look to improve on his 5.79 ERA through his first 14 starts in the big leagues.

February 15, 2020 09:24 AM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Reduces front-side rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease (hamstring) made a mechanical adjustment during the offseason designed to make his fastball more effective, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Cease, who finished with a 5.79 ERA in 14 starts in the majors, said he was getting too rotational on his front side, which in his opinion led to cutting issues with his fastball. Opponents teed off on the right-hander's heater, slugging .611 against it in 2019, per BrooksBaseball. Cease averaged a little more than five innings and 97 pitches per start, with innings one (9.00 ERA) and two (9.64) particularly troublesome. He's hoping the adjustment leads to fewer pitches per inning and deeper outings.

September 28, 2019 04:04 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Diagnosed with mild strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease was diagnosed with a Grade 1 (mild) hamstring strain.

He did not make his scheduled start Thursday due to the injury, and clearly won't be able to pitch again this season. His recovery timeline is 2-to-4 weeks, so he should have a normal offseason.

September 26, 2019 11:28 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease (hamstring) won't pitch again this season, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Cease is scheduled to have an MRI on Friday, but the White Sox have already stated that the right-hander won't pitch over the weekend. He'll finish with a 5.79 ERA and 1.55 WHIP with an 81:35 K:BB over 73 frames in 2019.

September 26, 2019 08:32 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Diagnosed with hamstring strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease was scratched from Thursday's start against the Indians due to a left hamstring strain.

Cease suffered the injury during his pregame bullpen, and he's set to undergo further evaluation Friday. It's unclear if he'll pitch again this year with only three games remaining after Thursday.

September 26, 2019 08:12 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Scratched from Thursday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease has been scratched from Thursday's start against the Indians for unknown reasons.

Cease reportedly warmed up prior to the contest, but no details have been revealed just yet on why he was scratched. Jose Ruiz will get the start as a result.

September 21, 2019 07:24 AM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Fans eight in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease (4-7) struck out eight and picked up the win in Friday's 10-1 rout of the Tigers, allowing one run on five hits and two walks over six innings.

It's the rookie's first win since Aug. 23 and his third career quality start. Cease will take the bump one more time in 2019, carrying a 5.79 ERA and 81:35 K:BB through 73 innings into Thursday's home start against Cleveland.

September 15, 2019 07:48 AM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Strong effort in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Mariners, giving up one run on three hits and three walks over five innings while striking out five.

The young right-hander engaged in a pitching duel with Felix Hernandez, but Cease stumbled first by serving up a solo shot to Shed Long in the fifth inning. Walks (4.4 BB/9) and homers (2.0 HR/9) continue to be issues for the 23-year-old, but his upside is undeniable if he can sharpen his command. He'll take a 6.18 ERA and 73:33 K:BB through his first 67 big-league innings into his next start Friday in Detroit.

September 8, 2019 11:52 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Works around five walks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease allowed one run on four hits with five walks and four strikeouts across 3.1 innings during a no-decision against the Angels on Sunday.

This was one of the 23-year-old's best outings of the year in terms of preventing hits, but it was a short one, so he settled for the no-decision. Part of the reason it was short was because he tied his season high with five walks, but none of them came around to score. Cease is 3-7 with a 6.53 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 68 strikeouts in 62 innings this season. He will look to build off this outing at the Mariners in his next start Saturday.

September 3, 2019 11:48 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Whiffs 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease allowed four earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 11 across 6.2 innings Tuesday against the Indians. He did not factor into the decision.

Cease dominated the Indians through six innings, punching out nine batters and allowing just two earned runs. However, he returned to the mound in the seventh frame and walked consecutive batters with two outs -- both of which ultimately came around to score. Still, he showcased his electric arsenal in the outing, generating 21 called strikes and 13 swinging strikes across 106 total pitches while also walking only two batters. Despite the encouraging outing, Cease still owns a 6.75 ERA and 1.55 WHIP across 58.2 big-league innings. He'll look to build on this positive effort in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday against the Angels.

August 29, 2019 08:52 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Work ends early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease (3-7) allowed eight runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out three over two-plus innings and picked up the loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

Cease's outing went so awry that manager Rick Renteria and a staff trainer paid him a mound visit following one particularly wild pitch, per Scott Merkin of MLB.com. His raw stuff was good -- Cease topped out at 100 mph and induced 10 swinging strikes -- but he never found a groove and departed with none out in the third after allowing back-to-back home runs. The young right-hander has had some growing pains during his introduction to MLB, but this outing was his worst by far. He'll tote a 6.92 ERA into his next start Tuesday on the road in Cleveland.

August 24, 2019 07:56 AM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Sets new career high
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease (3-6) struck out nine and picked up the win in Friday's 8-3 victory over the Rangers, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk over six innings.

It looked like the rookie was in for another shaky performance when Willie Calhoun blasted a three-run homer in the first inning, but Cease shook it off and shut Texas down after that, eventually setting a new career high in strikeouts while delivering his second quality start in nine trips to the mound in the majors. The right-hander will carry a 5.76 ERA and 50:22 K:BB through 50 innings into his next outing Thursday, at home against the Twins.

August 19, 2019 01:32 AM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Crushed for five runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease (2-6) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings Sunday, striking out six batters and taking the loss against the Angels.

Most of the damage against Cease came via the long ball with Matt Thaiss and Kole Calhoun both taking him deep. The rookie right-hander had allowed just four runs in his previous two starts, but Sunday's outing bumped his ERA to 5.93 in his first 44 MLB innings. Cease will get a home start against Texas on Friday.

August 14, 2019 02:32 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Yields two earned runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease (2-5) allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits with five walks and two strikeouts across six innings while taking a loss against the Astros in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

The final two runs charged to Cease came via wild pitches, one of which occurring after Cease had departed, so they were both unearned, but he's not completely free of blame because each runner who scored on those wild pitches reached via base on balls. Cease has struggled with walks all season, but five free passes set a new season high. Cease owns a 5.54 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 35 strikeouts with 20 walks in 39 innings this season. He will take the mound next at the Angels on Sunday.

August 12, 2019 06:20 PM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Start postponed due to rain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease won't make his scheduled start Monday against the Astros, as the game as been postponed due to inclement weather.

Following Monday's postponement, the White Sox have announced that Cease will take the hill for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader. Ivan Nova is set to pitch the nightcap.

August 7, 2019 02:24 AM
White Sox's Dylan Cease: Earns second victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cease (2-4) allowed two runs on seven hits with one walk and six strikeouts across five innings while earning a victory in game one of a doubleheader against the Tigers on Tuesday.

This was his best outing of the year, and because of his small sample, Cease lowered his ERA almost half a run. That's the good news, but the bad news is it still sits at 6.00. While he's won two games, he's also lost four in six outings and owns a 1.55 WHIP, .275 batting average against and 33 strikeouts in 33 innings this season. Cease is scheduled to pitch again Monday at home against the Astros.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Detroit 16.030 3.380720
vs LHB 35.000 5.9101835
vs RHB 38.000 5.6801746
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/18@LAA0105.07516
8/23TEX1006.04319
8/29MIN0102.010813
9/3@CLE0006.244211
9/8LAA0003.14154
9/14@SEA0005.03135
9/20@DET1006.05128
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CHW00---00000000000000
2019CHW475.791414000073.07851471523581
Total475.79014000073.07851471523581
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CHW000---00000------0---
2019CHW173571.3000004.2711.54832614.18
Total173571.3010004.2711.54832614.18
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2015R-Azl Cubs 24.011801202516122.621.167
2016ASX-Eugene Emeralds 44.2121202006625272.241.177
2017AFX-South Bend Cubs 51.2131301207426392.811.270
2017AFX-Kannapolis Intimidat 41.29900805218353.931.286
2018AFA-Winston-Salem Dash 71.2131309208228522.911.124
2018AAX-Birmingham Barons 52.1101003007822301.730.998
2019AAA-Charlotte Knights 68.1151505207332754.491.571
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/200
Birthdate:
12/28/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Milton, GA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
1