Jose Cisnero

Jose Cisnero

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Detroit Tigers
10-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Cisnero enjoyed his strongest big-league season to date in 2020, registering a 3.03 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across a team-high 29 appearances. That he pitched in the majors at all is a testament to his perseverance, as the right-hander endured a five-year lull between big-league outings after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014, making stops in the Mexican Baseball League and the independent Can-Am League. Cisnero has dealt with control problems throughout most of his career, and much of last season's success was tied to a stable 8.1 BB%. The veteran didn't have to sacrifice velocity to reach that mark as he continued to touch the upper-90s with his featured four-seam fastball. That helped him notch a strong 27.6 K% and gain some high-leverage work for Detroit. He should continue to compete for such a role this season and could feasibly see some save opportunities if other options falter. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $970,000 contract with the Tigers in January of 2021.
Officially shut down
PDetroit Tigers
Elbow
September 28, 2021
Cisnero (elbow) won't return this season, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Cisnero suffered a right elbow laceration in mid-September when he fell on the stairs, and the Tigers will keep him out of game action for the remainder of the year. However, the right-hander is still with the team and playing catch, so he should have a relatively normal offseason. Cisnero made a career-high 67 appearances in 2021 and posted a 3.65 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with four saves and 18 holds in 61.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Jose Cisnero generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Jose Cisnero generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .257 212 53 34 44 8 1 4
Since 2019vs Right .217 337 83 26 65 12 2 8
2021vs Left .260 96 26 16 20 3 0 2
2021vs Right .208 169 36 15 31 6 0 4
2020vs Left .189 44 11 7 7 1 0 0
2020vs Right .222 78 23 3 16 3 1 1
2019vs Left .298 72 16 11 17 4 1 2
2019vs Right .228 90 24 8 18 3 1 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.78 1.32 66.2 3 3 3 9.9 3.8 0.9
Since 2019Away 3.60 1.35 60.0 4 8 1 9.5 4.8 0.8
2021Home 3.82 1.27 33.0 2 2 3 9.3 4.4 0.8
2021Away 3.45 1.40 28.2 2 2 1 8.8 4.7 0.9
2020Home 3.55 1.26 12.2 1 1 0 9.9 2.8 0.0
2020Away 2.65 1.00 17.0 2 2 0 10.6 3.2 0.5
2019Home 3.86 1.43 21.0 0 0 0 10.7 3.4 1.7
2019Away 5.02 1.67 14.1 0 4 0 9.4 6.9 0.6
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Stat Review
How does Jose Cisnero compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.00
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
4.5
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
96.6 mph
 
ERA
3.65
 
WHIP
1.33
 
BABIP
.287
 
GB/FB
1.51
 
Left On Base
65.2%
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.5%
 
Spin Rate
2368 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
17.6%
 
Swinging Strike
9.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2015
2014
Cisnero has yet to overcome the control problems (4.8 BB/9) that he's battled throughout his career, but the hard-throwing right-hander (93.7 mph fastball) has at least shown strikeout potential (8.6 K/9) over 48.1 big league innings. The soon-to-be 26-year-old struggled in five relief appearances with the Astros early last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a strained UCL in late May. Cisnero was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City in November to clear a spot on Houston's 40-man roster, but he'll likely be ready to pitch again sometime this summer.
Cisnero was assumed to step in as the Astros' closer after they traded Jose Veras last season, but the soon-to-be 25-year-old righty struggled when that window of opportunity opened, and was subsequently optioned to Triple-A. Primarily a starter in the minors, Cisnero was summoned to make his major league debut in late April when the Astros needed a long reliever. For the most part, he performed well in that role, with a solid 8.5 K/9 rate over 43.2 innings, but he'll need to improve his control (4.5 BB/9) and do a better job of keeping the ball in the park (1.0 HR/9) if he wants another shot in the majors this season.
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Likely done for season
PDetroit Tigers
Elbow
September 25, 2021
Cisnero (elbow laceration) is unlikely to return this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Heads to injured list
PDetroit Tigers
Elbow
September 14, 2021
Cisnero was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right elbow laceration, retroactive to Monday.
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Earns win Friday
PDetroit Tigers
September 10, 2021
Cisnero (4-4) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks with one strikeout in one inning Friday, taking a blown save but earning the win versus Tampa Bay.
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Picks up win Friday
PDetroit Tigers
August 27, 2021
Cisnero (3-4) worked around a walk to pitch a scoreless inning of relief and earn the win Friday against the Blue Jays.
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Earns 15th hold Tuesday
PDetroit Tigers
August 3, 2021
Cisnero pitched a clean eighth inning in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox to record his 15th hold of the season.
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