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Dylan Cease

Born: 12/28/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 190
Mechanics
Slim, athletic build with slight projection left; starts from a semi-windup, three-quarters slot, plus arm speed, efficient motion with mild effort, clean finish, athletic deceleration; fields position well
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 05/15/2017
Affiliate South Bend Cubs (Low A, Cubs)
Dates Seen 5/6/17
OFP 60
Realistic 55 — No. 3/4 starter
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
4-Seam FB 60 60 94-95 96 Generates velocity with plus arm speed, straight and heavy; locates well, will elevate to generate strikeouts
2-Seam FB 55 60 91-92 92 Shows arm side run and some weight, will run in on the hands of right handed hitters, trusts pitch, will throw in hitters counts
CH 45 50 79-81 81 Still developing feel, inconsistent arm speed replication, good velocity separation, showed late fade, some swing-and-miss potential
CB 40 50 71-73 74 11-to-5 movement; when right has depth and bite; inconsistent, will lose shape on occasion; lacks command
Overall

Cease is a quality starting pitching prospect. He shows four potentially major league average or better pitches. His delivery is clean with only mild effort which project plus command in the future. If the change and curve can continue to improve he could develop into a high No. 3 starter. Without that development, there is still enough in his stuff to become a valuable bullpen arm.

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