Dylan Cease

Born: 12/28/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 6th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC); Traded to CWS 7/13/2017
Entry Point: High School
MLB Service Time: 0.000
Options Used: 1
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 7th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- April 2019
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Charlotte Knights
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On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
Large, athletic frame w/ extremely broad shoulders and power pitcher's features. Good body control and flexibility.
Mechanical Notes
Deliberate SWU; occasionally falls out of sync and lands hard, impacting command; still is able to extend well and repeat mechanics. Has the athleticism and body control to project continued mechanical improvements, just needs to get a bit more rhythmic through delivery.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 50 60 Frontline Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 60 70 Plus FB right now that could finish a dominant 70-grade pitch as command refines.
Plus FB right now that could finish a dominant 70-grade pitch as command refines.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 95-96 94-99 Dominating velocity; comfortable 95-96 w/ frequent upper-90s when he needs it. Holds late into outing, T97 past the 5th.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Explosive late ride plays for swinging strikes up in the zone. Projects above-avg as he learns to spot his FB both up and down in the zone w/ more regularity.
Explosive late ride plays for swinging strikes up in the zone. Projects above-avg as he learns to spot his FB both up and down in the zone w/ more regularity.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Mostly loose within the zone, occasional low spots mixed in. Command continues to develop and will be the last thing to refine. Will keep improving as he makes projected delivery tweaks.
Mostly loose within the zone, occasional low spots mixed in. Command continues to develop and will be the last thing to refine. Will keep improving as he makes projected delivery tweaks.
Curveball
Curveball 55 60 77-78 77-80 Hard spin, tight rotation, sharp down action w/ serious 12-to-6 bottom. CB already plays as a swing/miss pitch and can still get better.
Hard spin, tight rotation, sharp down action w/ serious 12-to-6 bottom. CB already plays as a swing/miss pitch and can still get better.
Slider
Slider 50 60 85-86 84-88 Power SL flashes true plus at best, though less consistent than CB as it's newer to his arsenal. Chance to refine into another swing/miss breaking ball.
Power SL flashes true plus at best, though less consistent than CB as it's newer to his arsenal. Chance to refine into another swing/miss breaking ball.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 84-85 83-86 Less refined than other pitches, still a work in progress. Gets separation off FB though movement is inconsistent. Flashes a bit of armside fade at times, allowing some projection up given athleticism and mechanics. Needs a third speed less because of overpowering velocity.
Less refined than other pitches, still a work in progress. Gets separation off FB though movement is inconsistent. Flashes a bit of armside fade at times, allowing some projection up given athleticism and mechanics. Needs a third speed less because of overpowering velocity.
Control
Control 50 50 Strikethrowing and ability to get ahead is much improved from previous years. FB consistently around the plate, can land or expand w/ CB, SL and CH are chase pitches for now. Focused, competitive mound presence, all business and exudes confidence.
Strikethrowing and ability to get ahead is much improved from previous years. FB consistently around the plate, can land or expand w/ CB, SL and CH are chase pitches for now. Focused, competitive mound presence, all business and exudes confidence.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Pitchability and control have caught up to raw stuff, and the end result is a potential frontline SP. Could post dominant strikeout numbers w/ double-plus FB and numerous swing-and-miss secondaries. Ready to step into a ML rotation role at some point this season.