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Steve Cishek

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

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2-1

ERA

1.83

WHIP

1.04

K

49

SV

3

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cishek's 2017 was delayed after he underwent hip labrum surgery involving a microfracture procedure in October 2016. After returning in mid-May, the side-winding righty spun a 3.15 ERA and 1.00 WHIP u...

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2018 ADP:  472.43

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 217   DOB: 6/18/1986   BORN: Falmouth, MA   COLLEGE: Carson-Newman   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Steve Cishek Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $13 million deal with the Cubs in December 2017.

July 11, 2018  –  Steve Cishek News

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Steve Cishek Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 24 A+ JUP 22 0 0 35.0 29 11 0 28 19 0 6 4 0 0 2.83 1.37
2010 24 AA JAC 22 0 0 31.1 30 15 0 34 10 3 1 2 0 0 4.31 1.29
2010 24 MAJ MIA 3 0 0 4.3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.46
2011 25 AAA NEW 15 0 0 23.0 18 6 1 19 12 1 1 0 0 0 2.35 1.30
2011 25 MAJ MIA 45 0 0 54.7 45 16 1 55 19 2 1 3 0 2 2.63 1.17
2012 26 MAJ MIA 68 0 0 63.7 54 19 3 68 29 5 2 15 4 13 2.69 1.30
2013 27 MAJ MIA 69 0 0 69.7 53 18 3 74 22 4 6 34 2 1 2.33 1.08
2014 28 MAJ MIA 67 0 0 65.3 58 23 3 84 21 4 5 39 4 0 3.17 1.21
2015 29 AA JAC 5 0 0 6.0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 0.83
2015 29 MAJ MIA 32 0 0 32.0 37 16 2 28 14 2 6 3 4 3 4.50 1.59
2015 29 MAJ STL 27 0 0 23.3 18 6 2 20 13 0 0 1 1 3 2.31 1.33
2015  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ MIA/STL 59 0 0 55.3 55 22 4 48 27 2 6 4 5 6 3.58 1.48
2016 30 A EVE 2 2 0 2.0 5 3 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 13.50 2.50
2016 30 MAJ SEA 62 0 0 64.0 44 20 8 76 21 4 6 25 7 9 2.81 1.02
2017 31 AA ARK 3 1 0 3.1 4 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.61
2017 31 AAA TAC 3 1 0 2.2 2 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.27
2017 31 MAJ SEA 23 0 0 20.0 13 7 3 15 7 1 1 1 3 6 3.15 1.00
2017 31 MAJ TB 26 0 0 24.7 13 3 0 26 7 2 1 0 0 10 1.09 0.81
2017  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SEA/TB 49 0 0 44.7 26 10 3 41 14 3 2 1 3 16 2.01 0.90
2018 32 MAJ CHC 46 0 0 44.3 29 9 2 49 17 2 1 3 2 12 1.83 1.04
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3-Year Averages     56 0 0 54.7 41 17 5 55 20 3 4 10 5 10 2.80 1.12
Career  (View All)     468 0 0 466.0 365 137 27 498 171 26 29 124 2.65 1.15

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Steve Cishek Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 19 StL 1.3 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.83 1.04
Jul. 14 @SD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.88 1.02
Jul. 13 @SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.91 1.04
Jul. 10 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.96 1.04
Jul. 9 @SF 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.01 1.07
Jul. 8 Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.83 1.02
Jul. 3 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.85 1.03
Jul. 1 Min 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.89 1.05
Jun. 28 @LAD 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.75 1.06
Jun. 26 @LAD 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 1.08
Jun. 23 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.95 1.11
Jun. 19 LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.01 1.09
Jun. 19 LAD 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.08 1.05
Jun. 16 @StL 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.82 1.01
Jun. 13 @Mil 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.86 1.03
Jun. 9 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.88 1.01
Jun. 7 Phi 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.95 1.05
Jun. 6 Phi 1.3 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.98 1.06
Jun. 3 @NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.73 1.08
Jun. 1 @NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.75 1.09
May. 31 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.78 1.11
May. 29 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.85 1.15
May. 28 @Pit 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.93 1.20
May. 26 SF 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.96 1.22
May. 19 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.71 1.14
May. 19 @Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.15
May. 16 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 1.17
May. 14 Atl 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.18
May. 13 CWS 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.96 1.20
Last 14 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.3 8 3 2 1 0 9 2 0 0 0-1 1 0 3 2.16 0.96
Last 30 Games (Team)
15 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
15.7 13 4 3 1 4 15 2 0 0 1-1 1 0 5 1.72 1.09
Last 60 Games (Team)
29 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
27.7 18 6 5 2 6 35 2 0 0 1-1 2 1 9 1.63 0.87

Steve Cishek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201865191110210.196
20175511610102.208
2016117351222505.216

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201811530619332.179
201711930816201.148
201614141922403.169

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201818.700219722.411.13
201726.022126933.120.96
201632.0241032952.531.06

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201824.3211281001.480.95
201718.710015500.480.80
201632.02215441233.090.97
Steve Cishek vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Steve Cishek Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 24 A+ JUP 22 0 35.0 7.20 4.89 1.47 0.00 77.1% 2.83 3.74 .291
2010 24 AA JAC 22 0 31.1 9.84 2.89 3.40 0.00 62.5% 4.31 2.46 .358
2010 24 MAJ MIA 3 0 4.3 6.23 2.08 3.00 0.00 1.00 100% 92.5 MPH 0.00 2.51 .098
2011 25 AAA NEW 15 0 23.0 7.43 4.70 1.58 0.39 82.8% 2.35 3.94 .270
2011 25 MAJ MIA 45 0 54.7 9.05 3.13 2.89 0.16 2.15 76.2% 92.7 MPH 2.63 2.63 .307
2012 26 MAJ MIA 68 0 63.7 9.61 4.10 2.34 0.42 1.72 80% 92.2 MPH 2.69 3.33 .314
2013 27 MAJ MIA 69 0 69.7 9.56 2.84 3.36 0.39 1.94 79.2% 92.3 MPH 2.33 2.67 .290
2014 28 MAJ MIA 67 0 65.3 11.57 2.89 4.00 0.41 1.64 73.7% 91.7 MPH 3.17 2.24 .354
2015 29 AA JAC 5 0 6.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .279
2015 29 MAJ MIA 32 0 32.0 7.88 3.94 2.00 0.56 1.81 71.4% 90.8 MPH 4.50 3.58 .360
2015 29 MAJ STL 27 0 23.3 7.71 5.01 1.54 0.77 1.56 86.2% 90.8 MPH 2.31 4.40 .259
2015  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ MIA/STL 59 0 55.3 7.81 4.39 1.78 0.65 1.71 76.9% 90.8 MPH 3.58 3.92 .321
2016 30 A EVE 2 2 2.0 22.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 40% 13.50 -1.80 .887
2016 30 MAJ SEA 62 0 64.0 10.69 2.95 3.62 1.13 1.30 78.9% 91.4 MPH 2.81 3.62 .256
2017 31 AA ARK 3 1 3.1 11.61 2.90 4.00 0.00 60% 5.40 1.59 .458
2017 31 AAA TAC 3 1 2.2 12.27 12.27 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.56 .384
2017 31 MAJ SEA 23 0 20.0 6.75 3.15 2.14 1.35 3.50 76.5% 90.3 MPH 3.15 4.85 .195
2017 31 MAJ TB 26 0 24.7 9.49 2.55 3.71 0.00 2.23 85% 90.3 MPH 1.09 2.19 .230
2017  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SEA/TB 49 0 44.7 8.26 2.82 2.93 0.60 2.78 81.1% 90.3 MPH 2.01 3.21 .213
2018 32 MAJ CHC 46 0 44.3 9.95 3.45 2.88 0.41 1.73 84.1% 90.4 MPH 1.83 3.06 .262
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 9.57 3.72 2.57 0.70 78.7% 2.76 0.13 .273
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.9 9.75 3.62 2.70 0.64 78.5% 2.71 3.16 .278
Rest Of Season     0 0 24.0 9.50 3.33 2.85 0.63 78.3% 2.66 3.11 .275
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3-Year Averages     56 0 54.7 9.05 3.29 2.75 0.82 78.6% 2.80 3.47 .266
Career     468 0 466.0 9.62 3.30 2.91 0.52 78.4% 2.65 2.95 .293

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Steve Cishek Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 44.7 -3 - -1 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0
2018 43 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2018 0.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Steve Cishek    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.88 K/BB
AVERAGE
9.95 K/9
GOOD
3.45 BB/9
WEAK
90.4 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.4 HR/9
GREAT
1.73 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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1.83 ERA
ELITE
1.04 WHIP
GOOD
3.06 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.262 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
84.1% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Steve Cishek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cishek (2-0) recorded the win Thursday against the Dodgers by tossing 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. He gave up a walk and struck out one.

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The Cubs will utilize the best matchups in the ninth inning with Brandon Morrow (back) on the 10-day DL, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports, which figures to put Cishek in the mix for saves in the near future.

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CIshek and fellow picher Brian Duensing both appeared in left field in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Brewers, though neither player had a fielding chance, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Cishek recorded the save in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Pirates by tossing a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout.

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Cishek recorded his fifth hold of the season in Friday's win over the Mets, retiring a single batter via strikeout.

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Cishek tossed 1.2 perfect innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox with three strikeouts.

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Cishek notched his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Rockies by recording the final two outs of the game. He walked one and struck out one.

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Cishek was the winning pitcher on Opening Day against the Marlins, giving up a hit and a walk over 1.2 scoreless innings. He struck out two.

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Cishek could pick up occasional save opportunities on days when closer Brandon Morrow needs rest this season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

On July 30, Cishek sat with 25 saves and a 2.74 ERA -- great numbers following a poor 2015 season. He brought his strikeout rate back up to the excellent levels of previous years and restored his control to spin his lowest ERA since 2013. Unfortunately, after Cishek endured a few bad games and a trip to the disabled list, Edwin Diaz took the closer job for the rest of the year. The M's will almost certainly stick with Diaz heading into 2017 especially after Cishek underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, which jeopardizes his availability for spring training and even Opening Day. Still, in deep fantasy drafts, it may not be a bad idea to use a throwaway pick on Cishek for at least helpful reliever stats -- and for the remote possibility that the talented but raw Diaz pitches himself out of closer opportunities.

2016

Cishek was acquired in mid-July from Miami and provided another setup option out of the bullpen for the Cardinals. He only recorded one save with St. Louis as he mostly worked the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, posting a 2.31 ERA in 23.1 frames for the Cardinals while striking out 20 and walking 13. Despite posting a higher ERA in his three-plus months with Miami (4.50) his FIP indicated that he pitched almost a full run better prior to being traded (3.51 with MIA, 4.33 with STL). At 29, Cishek has recorded 95 career saves and his skills haven't changed all that much, so it makes sense that a team like the Mariners would want to give him a look in the closer role. The team also traded for veteran Joaquin Benoit from San Diego, but general manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed in December that Cishek will open the season as the closer.

2015

How does one of the most consistent relief pitchers in the league top his first full season as closer in which he converted 34-of-36 saves with a 2.33 ERA and 1.08 WHIP? By improving his strikeout rate during a stellar 2014 campaign. Cishek broke out in a big way in 2013, and continued to provide rock solid numbers in the back of the Marlins' bullpen -- 3.17 ERA, 1.21 WHIP with 39 saves in 43 chances -- over 65.1 innings in 2014. Despite posting an ERA over 3.00 for the first time in his career, Cishek also registered the lowest FIP (2.17) and xFIP (2.54) of his four seasons in the majors. The 28-year-old stopper leans heavily on a sinker-slider combination which has proven effective at producing swings and misses (30.6 K% in 2014) and generating plenty of groundballs (51.1 GB% for his career). Cishek will once-again be locked in at the back end of the Marlins’ bullpen and he remains one of the game’s most reliable closers.

2014

Cishek hit a stride down the stretch last season following a shaky start that left him with a 5.40 ERA on May 18 (16 appearances). From that point on, however, the Marlins' stopper was among the most automatic relief arms in the game, allowing just eight earned runs over his final 53.0 innings pitched (1.36 ERA) and striking out over a batter per inning. All told, Cishek cashed in 34-of-36 save opportunities to go along with a sparkling 2.33 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. Cishek bumped his strikeout rate up for a third straight season to a career best 26.3% in 2013 while also inducing groundballs at a 53.1% clip -- the second best rate among pitchers who recorded 20 or more saves. The 6-foot-6 righty capitalizes on a side-arm delivery to work with a 92-mph sinker that continues to get the job done in the ninth. Cishek will enter the season locked in at the back end of the Miami bullpen.

2013

Though he didn't see back-to-back save chances until late July, Cishek took the Marlins' closer role and ran with it, converting 13-of-14 opportunities over the season's final three months. Overall, the side-arm slinging right-hander dominated to the tune of a 2.69 ERA while registering 9.6 K/9. Cishek's walk rate is a touch higher than you would like out of a ninth-inning reliever (4.1 BB/9) and it's also moving in the wrong direction (3.1 BB/9 in 2011); still, Cishek got the job done in the endgame role and with Heath Bell now out of the picture, he remains the favorite for saves in South Florida heading into 2013.

2012

Cishek had a good spring training in 2011 and never looked back, finishing the year as the Marlins closer by default. He's got a solid, but not exceptional, fastball/slider combo, and that led to a strong 9.05 K/9IP over 45 appearances in the big leagues. Unfortunately for those who grabbed him as a potential cheap keeper and sources of saves, he should settle in as one of the Marlins' primary setup men with Heath Bell in town.