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Steve Cishek

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins

2014 Stats

W-L

4-5

ERA

3.17

WHIP

1.21

K

84

SV

39

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 rat...

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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 one-year, $6.65 million contract with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

January 16, 2015  –  Steve Cishek News

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Cishek agreed to a one-year, $6.65 million contract with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.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
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3-Year Averages     68 0 0 66.2 55 20 3 75 24 4 4 29 3 4 2.72 1.19
Career  (View All)     252 0 0 257.7 211 76 10 284 92 15 14 91 2.65 1.18

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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
Sep. 25 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.17 1.21
Sep. 23 Phi 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.22 1.23
Sep. 17 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.27 1.22
Sep. 15 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.32 1.24
Sep. 14 @Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.38 1.26
Sep. 9 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 3.43 1.24
Sep. 8 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.49 1.23
Sep. 6 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.55 1.25
Sep. 1 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.61 1.26
Aug. 30 @Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.67 1.28
Aug. 27 @LAA 1.0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.74 1.28
Aug. 23 @Col 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.81 1.29
Aug. 19 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.71 1.26
Aug. 16 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.78 1.24
Aug. 11 StL 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.86 1.27
Aug. 9 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.58 1.23
Aug. 8 @Cin 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.65 1.24
Aug. 7 @Pit 0.7 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 1.20
Aug. 2 Cin 1.3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.21 1.13
Jul. 29 Was 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.30 1.10
Jul. 27 @Hou 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.38 1.08
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
4.0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0-0 4 0 0 0.00 0.50
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.0 6 0 0 0 2 16 0 1 0 0-0 8 0 0 0.00 0.80
Last 60 Days
21 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
21.0 24 8 7 2 7 31 1 1 0 0-0 14 1 0 3.00 1.48

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Steve Cishek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014150541029612.213
2013149411631902.235
2012133381631811.279

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014125301129621.266
201313233622011.185
2012142301323222.185

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201434.74315441012.861.18
201339.3441435822.521.02
201233.7327331523.211.34

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201430.70224401123.521.24
201330.30220391412.081.15
201230.0208351412.101.27
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
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3-Year Averages     68 0 66.2 10.19 3.26 3.13 0.41 77.6% 2.72 2.61 .318
Career     252 0 257.7 9.92 3.21 3.09 0.35 77.5% 2.65 2.61 .312

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2014 Stat Review for Steve Cishek    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.00 K/BB
GOOD
11.57 K/9
GREAT
2.89 BB/9
AVERAGE
91.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.4 HR/9
GREAT
1.64 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.17 ERA
WEAK
1.21 WHIP
WEAK
2.24 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.354 BABIP
HIGH
73.7% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Steve Cishek

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

Cishek struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to earn the save against Philadelphia.

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Cishek allowed a pair of hits but escaped with his 38th save of the season Tuesday against the Phillies.

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Cishek earned his 36th save of the season Monday against the Mets as he recorded one strikeout in a perfect inning.

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Cishek allowed a hit and a walk in the ninth inning Sunday against the Phillies before ultimately striking out the side to earn his 35th save of the season.

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Cishek locked up his 34th save of the year Tuesday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed one hit and one walk, while striking out one in his inning of work.

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Cishek racked up his 32nd save of the season Monday, striking out two Mets during a perfect ninth inning.

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Cishek blew Saturday's save opportunity, giving up a game-tying home run to Corey Dickerson in the ninth inning of a 5-4 loss to the Rockies.

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Cishek struck out a pair during a scoreless inning Saturday to record his 31st save of the season.

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Cishek wasn't sharp Monday night but was still able to nail down his 30th save of the season.

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Pitching for the third night in a row, Cishek gave up one hit but no runs in the process of getting his 29th save of the season.

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Cishek picked up his 28th save despite allowing a run on two hits in the ninth inning against the Reds on Friday night. He walked one and struck out one.

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Cishek struggled in a non-save situation Thursday, allowing four hits and two runs.

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Cishek picked up his 27th save of the year Tuesday against the Nationals, throwing a scoreless ninth inning while allowing two hits and striking out two batters in the appearance.

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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.