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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.12 1.18 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date6-18-1986
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 4 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
0.92011
0.72012
1.12013
1.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 FLO 24 3 0 4.3 0.0 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 0.00 2.41 3.60 0.4 0.0
2011 FLO 25 45 0 54.7 0.0 54.7 2 1 3 2 0 0 229 45 18 16 1 60 19 12 3 55 2.63 2.43 2.93 8.2 0.9
2012 MIA 26 68 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 5 2 15 5 0 0 275 54 26 19 3 79 29 23 6 68 2.69 3.26 3.15 7.1 0.7
2013 MIA 27 69 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 4 6 34 2 0 0 281 53 19 18 3 73 22 16 2 74 2.33 2.49 2.95 9.9 1.1
2014 MIA 28 67 0 65.3 0.0 65.3 4 5 39 4 0 0 275 58 26 23 3 85 21 19 1 84 3.17 2.14 2.63 12.0 1.3
Career2520257.70.0257.7151491130010752118976102999271122842.652.582.9237.64.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 JAM A- 25 0 32.3 5.33 93 .209 .251 .328 .356 .251 .224 112 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2008 GRB A 50 0 75.3 5.18 103 .245 .259 .332 .379 .263 .302 117 8.3 0.9 8.3 0.9
2009 JUP A+ 37 0 57.0 4.45 83 .215 .248 .318 .356 .249 .215 94 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 FLO MLB 3 0 4.3 3.60 113 .105 .259 .317 .386 .258 .091 94 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 JUP A+ 26 0 35.0 4.38 77 .241 .254 .327 .364 .261 .271 83 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2010 JAX AA 22 0 31.3 2.46 142 .235 .260 .329 .388 .259 .348 94 9.3 0.9 9.4 1.0
2010 afe Wnt 1 0 0.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt 11 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 FLO MLB 45 0 54.7 2.93 125 .222 .253 .315 .390 .261 .291 94 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9
2011 NWO AAA 15 0 23.0 4.53 114 .223 .268 .341 .425 .262 .262 93 3.3 0.3 3.1 0.3
2012 MIA MLB 68 0 63.7 3.15 123 .248 .264 .327 .421 .267 .302 95 7.8 0.8 7.1 0.7
2013 MIA MLB 69 0 69.7 2.95 124 .219 .253 .320 .395 .259 .278 95 9.9 1.1 9.9 1.1
2013 USA int 4 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 MIA MLB 67 0 65.3 2.63 132 .251 .252 .314 .387 .263 .331 97 12.0 1.3 12.0 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 JAM A- 1 2 9 25 0 32.3 20 19 30 1 60% .224 5.6 5.3 0.3 8.4 1.21 1.95 1.4 0.1
2008 GRB A 3 5 2 50 0 75.3 69 34 75 8 46% .302 8.2 4.1 1.0 9.0 1.37 4.66 8.3 0.9
2009 JUP A+ 3 4 2 37 0 57.0 36 16 45 2 59% .215 5.7 2.5 0.3 7.1 0.91 2.84 -0.4 -0.0
2010 JAX AA 3 1 2 22 0 31.3 30 10 34 0 41% .348 8.6 2.9 0.0 9.8 1.28 4.31 9.4 1.0
2010 JUP A+ 0 6 4 26 0 35.0 29 19 28 0 52% .271 7.5 4.9 0.0 7.2 1.37 2.83 -1.7 -0.2
2010 afe Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 0 1 0 0 0% .000 0.0 12.9 0.0 0.0 1.43 0.00 0.0 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt 0 0 1 11 0 13.3 15 4 18 1 0% .400 10.2 2.7 0.7 12.2 1.43 4.06 0.0 0.0
2010 FLO MLB 0 0 0 3 0 4.3 1 1 3 0 45% .091 2.1 2.1 0.0 6.2 0.46 0.00 0.4 0.0
2011 FLO MLB 2 1 3 45 0 54.7 45 19 55 1 57% .291 7.4 3.1 0.2 9.1 1.17 2.63 8.2 0.9
2011 NWO AAA 1 1 0 15 0 23.0 18 12 19 1 55% .262 7.0 4.7 0.4 7.4 1.30 2.35 3.1 0.3
2012 MIA MLB 5 2 15 68 0 63.7 54 29 68 3 53% .302 7.6 4.1 0.4 9.6 1.30 2.69 7.1 0.7
2013 MIA MLB 4 6 34 69 0 69.7 53 22 74 3 55% .278 6.8 2.8 0.4 9.6 1.08 2.33 9.9 1.1
2013 USA int 0 0 0 4 0 2.3 0 2 2 0 0% .000 0.0 7.7 0.0 7.7 0.86 3.86 0.0 0.0
2014 MIA MLB 4 5 39 67 0 65.3 58 21 84 3 46% .331 8.0 2.9 0.4 11.6 1.21 3.17 12.0 1.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 63 0.5397 0.5238 0.8182 0.6471 0.3793 0.9545 0.5455 0.1818
2011 870 0.5333 0.4322 0.7846 0.5754 0.2685 0.8502 0.6239 0.2128
2012 1076 0.5270 0.4552 0.7705 0.6279 0.2593 0.8230 0.6288 0.2275
2013 1083 0.5162 0.4404 0.7757 0.5957 0.2748 0.8288 0.6528 0.2243
2014 1134 0.4912 0.4242 0.7755 0.5601 0.2929 0.8750 0.5917 0.2245
Career42260.51610.43940.77680.59090.2760.8460.62270.2222

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-18 2014-03-01 Camp 11 0 - Neck Soreness - -
2009-08-13 2009-09-07 Minors 25 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 MIA $
2014 MIA $3,800,000
2013 MIA $505,000
2012 MIA $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$985,000
2011Current$3,800,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$4,785,000
3 yrTotal$4,785,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 143 d1 year/$3.8M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Miami 2/19/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Miami 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Florida 9/20/10.
  • Drafted by Florida 2007 (5-166) (Carson-Newman College).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 37 0 0 87.0 56 24 84 4 .253 0.93 2.03 2.2 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 34 0 0 80.5 56 24 78 4 .268 1.00 2.36 2.56 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 32 0 0 75.9 56 24 73 4 .279 1.05 2.60 2.83 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 30 0 0 72.1 56 24 70 4 .288 1.10 2.82 3.06 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 29 0 0 68.6 55 24 66 4 .297 1.15 3.02 3.28 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 28 0 0 65.2 54 23 63 4 .305 1.20 3.22 3.5 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 26 0 0 61.5 54 23 59 4 .315 1.25 3.44 3.74 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 24 0 0 57.4 53 23 55 4 .325 1.31 3.70 4.02 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 22 0 0 51.8 51 22 50 4 .340 1.40 4.07 4.42 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean00290068.05423664.2941.142.993.250.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
27% 49% 16% 15% 82%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201529311957061472159349.2921.122.863.117.03.18.80.41.3
201630311855058491954449.3021.173.323.617.62.98.40.60.9
201731311751054421751349.2881.092.783.027.02.88.40.51.2
201832311649052431649449.2981.133.093.367.42.88.40.71.0
201933211546048411545349.2991.163.173.447.62.88.40.60.9
202034211443046391442349.3011.163.233.517.72.88.30.60.8
202135211340042361238349.3021.133.283.577.72.68.10.60.7
202236211338040341237349.3021.153.273.557.62.78.30.70.7
202337211236038331135349.3031.163.293.587.82.68.30.70.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
12.112.55.51098.649

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Luke Gregerson 2012 2.39
2 88 Evan Meek 2011 4.79
3 88 Joey Devine 2012 0.00 DNP
4 87 Kevin Jepsen 2013 5.25
5 86 Jose Arredondo 2012 3.84
6 86 Pedro Strop 2013 4.71
7 85 Brandon League 2011 3.67
8 84 Gary Majewski 2008 6.97
9 84 Ramon Troncoso 2011 7.15
10 84 Darren O'Day 2011 5.40
11 83 Brian Wilson 2010 1.93
12 83 Mark Melancon 2013 1.90
13 83 Juan Rincon 2007 5.58
14 83 Renyel Pinto 2011 0.00 DNP
15 82 Logan Ondrusek 2013 4.25
16 82 Jonny Venters 2013 0.00 DNP
17 81 Jared Burton 2009 4.55
18 81 Matt Lindstrom 2008 3.30
19 80 Manny Delcarmen 2010 5.16
20 79 Joe Smith 2012 3.63
21 79 Bobby Jenks 2009 4.05
22 78 Daniel Bard 2013 9.00
23 78 Jeremy Accardo 2010 8.10
24 76 Ramon Ramirez 2010 3.12
25 76 Brandon Medders 2008 5.03
26 76 Jesse Crain 2010 3.57
27 76 Andrew Bailey 2012 7.04
28 75 Bobby Parnell 2013 3.06
29 75 Vinnie Pestano 2013 4.58
30 75 Manny Corpas 2011 0.00 DNP
31 75 Craig Breslow 2009 4.00
32 75 Jonathan Papelbon 2009 1.99
33 75 Rafael Perez 2010 3.39
34 75 John Franco 1989 3.90
35 75 Ronald Belisario 2011 0.00 DNP
36 75 Eric O'Flaherty 2013 2.50
37 74 Kyle McClellan 2012 5.30
38 74 Bob Lee 1966 3.45
39 73 Manny Acosta 2009 4.58
40 73 Frank Francisco 2008 3.41
41 73 Roy Corcoran 2008 3.84
42 73 Chris Resop 2011 4.39
43 73 Joakim Soria 2012 0.00 DNP
44 73 Dan Runzler 2013 0.00 DNP
45 73 Duane Ward 1992 2.40
46 73 Tony Pena 2010 5.54
47 73 Blaine Boyer 2010 5.05
48 73 Phil Coke 2011 5.30
49 72 David Aardsma 2010 3.44
50 72 Dave Righetti 1987 4.36
51 72 David Robertson 2013 2.04
52 72 Cory Wade 2011 2.27
53 72 Kevin Cameron 2008 8.10
54 72 Nick Masset 2010 3.64
55 72 Merkin Valdez 2010 20.25
56 72 Jose Mijares 2013 4.41
57 72 Denny Bautista 2011 0.00 DNP
58 71 Wesley Wright 2013 4.02
59 71 Ryan Speier 2008 3.88
60 71 Jesse Orosco 1985 2.96
61 71 Sean Burnett 2011 3.81
62 71 Rafael Soriano 2008 3.21
63 71 Rich Gossage 1980 2.64
64 71 Cla Meredith 2011 0.00 DNP
65 70 Matt Albers 2011 4.87
66 70 Mike McClendon 2013 0.00 DNP
67 70 Mike Henneman 1990 3.43
68 70 Ruddy Lugo 2008 0.00 DNP
69 70 Sergio Romo 2011 1.50
70 70 Alex Hinshaw 2011 0.00 DNP
71 70 Neal Cotts 2008 4.54
72 69 Taylor Tankersley 2011 0.00 DNP
73 69 Royce Ring 2009 0.00 DNP
74 69 Erick Threets 2010 1.46
75 69 Jonathan Broxton 2012 2.79
76 69 Cesar Jimenez 2013 3.71
77 69 Zach Miner 2010 0.00 DNP
78 69 Robinson Tejeda 2010 4.13
79 69 Derek Lowe 2001 3.93
80 69 Tyler Clippard 2013 2.41
81 69 Carlos Marmol 2011 4.01
82 69 Santiago Casilla 2009 6.70
83 69 Joe Thatcher 2010 1.29
84 69 Mike Koplove 2005 5.80
85 69 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
86 69 Sergio Santos 2012 9.00
87 68 Randy Messenger 2010 0.00 DNP
88 68 Tug McGraw 1973 4.17
89 68 Jonathan Albaladejo 2011 0.00 DNP
90 68 Lee Smith 1986 3.19
91 68 Billy Koch 2003 6.11
92 68 Mark Eichhorn 1989 4.74
93 68 C.J. Wilson 2009 3.54
94 68 Brian Wolfe 2009 8.80
95 68 Steve Edlefsen 2013 0.00 DNP
96 68 Ron Perranoski 1964 4.45
97 68 Gregg Olson 1995 3.82
98 68 Burke Badenhop 2011 4.10
99 68 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
100 68 Doug Corbett 1981 3.08

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .245 .336 .360 .255
11 vs R (Multi) .189 .250 .248 .192
18 Split (Multi) .056 .086 .113 .064
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .235 .315 .348 .246
31 vs R (2013) .185 .233 .227 .182
38 Split (2013) .050 .083 .122 .064
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Sidewinders who can hold their own against opposite-handed hitters are a rare breed, but Cishek showed that he has that uncommon DNA, stepping in for Heath Bell when the beleaguered ninth-inning man needed a break from his high-stress role. Despite his low arm angle, Cishek can touch 94 mph with his fastball, and the righty complements that uncanny heat with a changeup and slider that each induced a whiff rate above 14 percent last season. With only a modest cut to his walk rate, Cishek could blossom into one of the senior circuitís best setup men, and Bell's departure opened the door for him to earn save opportunities in the near term.
2012 Cishek was called up when the Marlins designated Jay Buente for assignment in late May. He didnít allow a run over his first 11 1/3 innings of work and finished the season with another 11 1/3-inning scoreless stretch. In between, he emerged as one of Jack McKeonís most-trusted options to keep the Marlins close when trailing in the late innings. Like many tall pitchers, the 6-5 Cishek struggles at times to maintain a consistent release point, which led to a career 3.9 BB/9 in the minors. He has better stuff than his competitors for late-inning work out of the Marlins bullpen, complementing a low-90s fastball with a sweeping slider that reaches the mid-80s, and his effectiveness against batters of both handedness makes him a sleeper candidate for the occasional save opportunity.
2011 Cishek's season was an in-season roster roller-coaster ride, with two promotions to Double-A (he got sent back down in June after a rough two weeks), redemption and contributions to the Suns' second consecutive Southern League championship the second time around, and then a surprise call to the majors at season's end. To cap it off, he made a nice impression in the AFL, striking out 18 against four walks in 13.1 innings pitched. Cishek was the Marlins' fifth-round pick in 2007, coming after they'd picked Dominguez, Stanton, a high-school catcher going nowhere by the name of Jameson Smith, and Bryan Petersen, which makes four guys from one crop who might make the 2011 team. Even so, Cishek isn't a massive prospect, but he is a tall dude with a low-90s sinker/slider mix who should stick around in the pen.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any good non-closer RP that should be targeted in NL only for $1?
(craneplace from The Present)
In NL-only for $1 you really could grab a number of quality middle relievers and be happy. If you're asking from a saves perspective, I like Vic Black on the Mets, Mark Melancon on the Pirates and Pedro Strop on the Cubs. I don't know if any of those guys will go for $1, but they could get saves. A.J. Ramos is another guy who could be a "post-hype" saves guy and pick up a few or get the job if Steve Cishek gets traded or is ineffective. (Mike Gianella)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Steve Cishek has thrown 4,267 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (82mph) and Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).