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Steve Cishek

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2015 Stats

W-L

2-6

ERA

3.58

WHIP

1.48

K

48

SV

4

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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2016 ADP:  244.22

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 213   DOB: 6/18/1986   BORN: Falmouth, MA   COLLEGE: Carson-Newman   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Steve Cishek Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Mariners in December of 2015.

December 14, 2015  –  Steve Cishek News

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Cishek will enter the season as the team's closer, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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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
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3-Year Averages     65 0 0 63.4 55 21 3 68 23 3 5 25 3 2 2.98 1.23
Career  (View All)     311 0 0 313.0 266 98 14 332 119 17 20 95 2.82 1.23

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Steve Cishek Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 2 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.48 1.45
Sep. 28 Hou 0.7 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 1.44
Sep. 26 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.59 1.41
Sep. 24 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.66 1.43
Sep. 22 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.73 1.46
Sep. 18 @Tex 0.3 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.81 1.47
Sep. 12 Col 0.3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.56 1.44
Sep. 8 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.59 1.41
Sep. 6 @Oak 0.7 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.66 1.44
Sep. 2 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.33 1.41
Aug. 31 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.40 1.44
Aug. 30 @CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.48 1.45
Aug. 27 @CWS 0.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.53 1.48
Aug. 25 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.53 1.41
Aug. 23 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.61 1.42
Aug. 19 @Tex 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.70 1.43
Aug. 18 @Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.76 1.43
Aug. 15 @Bos 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.44
Aug. 5 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.03 1.50
Aug. 4 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.14 1.54
Aug. 2 @Min 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 4.25 1.58
Aug. 1 @Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.11 1.57
Jul. 30 @Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.24 1.59
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 2 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 1 0.00 1.29
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
8.0 6 5 4 2 8 10 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 1 4.50 1.75
Last 60 Days
23 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
19.0 14 6 5 2 13 16 1 1 0 0-0 1 1 3 2.37 1.42

Steve Cishek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201599181720511.247
2014150541029612.213
2013149411631902.235

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015144301035603.267
2014125301129621.266
201313233622011.185

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201532.722328923.581.26
201434.74315441012.861.18
201339.3441435822.521.02

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201522.7041201823.571.81
201430.70224401123.521.24
201330.30220391412.081.15
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
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3-Year Averages     65 0 63.4 9.65 3.26 2.96 0.43 76% 2.98 2.76 .319
Career     311 0 313.0 9.55 3.42 2.79 0.40 77.4% 2.82 2.84 .314

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2015 Stat Review for Steve Cishek    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.78 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.81 K/9
WEAK
4.39 BB/9
TERRIBLE
90.8 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.7 HR/9
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1.71 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.58 ERA
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1.48 WHIP
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3.92 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.321 BABIP
HIGH
76.9% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Steve Cishek

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

Cishek agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Mariners on Saturday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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The Cardinals declined to tender Cishek a contract for 2016.

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Cishek was unable to complete an inning's work Monday, retiring two hitters and walking three before being removed in a 3-0 win over the Pirates.

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Cishek picked up his fifth hold of the season Monday, pitching a scoreless eighth while striking out one and allowing one hit in the win over Washington.

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Cishek has been added to the Cardinals' active roster.

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The Marlins traded Cishek to the Cardinals on Friday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

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Cishek was saddled with the loss Tuesday, recording just one out and allowing three runs (zero earned) against the Red Sox.

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Cishek returned to the mound during Sunday's loss to the Rockies, pitching two thirds of an inning with a walk and one strikeout.

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Cishek was recalled from Double-A Jacksonville after Friday's game against the Rockies, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports.

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The Marlins have optioned Cishek to Double-A Jacksonville, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

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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.