Luis Cessa

Position: RHP
Born: 4/25/1992
Height: 6'0
Weight: 205
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from Detroit with RHP Chad Green in exchange for LHP Justin Wilson on December 9, 2015 (NYY). Originally signed as an international free agent (Mexico) on July 9, 2008 )NYM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Combined to go 8-10 with a 4.52 ERA in 25 starts between Binghamton (Double-A/Mets), Las Vegas (Triple-A/Mets) and Toledo (Triple-A/Tigers), striking out 119 while walking 36 and allowing 163 hits in 139.1 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Already on the 40-man roster, he made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/8/2016

Debut Details
April 8, in a 4-0 loss to the Tigers. The last of three pitchers, he pitched the seventh and eighth innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out two. The lone run came on a home run to Miguel Cabrera in the seventh inning. He threw 36 pitches, 20 for strikes.

Player Notes
Converted from middle infield to the mound in 2011 after hitting a combined .178 in 57 games for the Dominican Summer League from 2009-10 combined, he’s posted a combined 3.68 ERA in five seasons on the mound, almost exclusively as a starter. He had not pitched in relief before his bug league debut since 2011. In 2014, between Port St. Lucie (High A) and Binghamton (Double-A), he went 7-9 with a 4.26 ERA in 21 starts, after a strong 2013 campaign at Savannah (Class A) where he was 8-4 with a 3.12 ERA and walked just 19 while fanning 124 in 130 IP.