Xavier Cedeno
Xavier Cedeno
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Milwaukee Brewers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Xavier Cedeno in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in January of 2018 that includes an invitation to spring training.
On NLCS roster
PMilwaukee Brewers
October 12, 2018
Cedeno was added to the Brewers' NLCS roster against the Dodgers.
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Keon Broxton was dropped from the active roster after being on the 25-man for Milwaukee's series against Colorado. The addition of Cedeno will provide the club with one more southpaw out of the bullpen to match up with the tough left-handed bats in the Dodgers' lineup. Across 15 appearances with Milwaukee this year after being acquired from the White Sox, Cedeno allowed just one earned run while striking out six over eight innings of relief.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2016
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .217 161 39 13 31 5 1 1
Since 2016vs Right .247 174 38 20 38 7 0 5
2018vs Left .207 64 18 6 12 3 1 0
2018vs Right .212 76 16 10 14 2 0 1
2017vs Left .444 10 0 0 4 0 0 1
2017vs Right .429 11 0 4 3 0 0 2
2016vs Left .197 87 21 7 15 2 0 0
2016vs Right .259 87 22 6 21 5 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-6%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-10%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.07 1.05 43.0 4 3 0 8.6 3.1 0.4
Since 2016Away 4.01 1.66 33.2 2 2 1 9.4 4.8 1.1
2018Home 2.50 1.11 18.0 1 0 0 8.0 3.5 0.5
2018Away 2.35 1.43 15.1 1 0 1 10.6 5.3 0.0
2017Home 0.00 6.00 0.7 1 0 0 0.0 40.5 0.0
2017Away 15.43 3.00 2.1 0 1 0 0.0 3.9 11.6
2016Home 3.55 0.87 25.1 2 3 0 9.2 1.8 0.4
2016Away 3.94 1.69 16.0 1 1 0 9.6 4.5 0.6
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Stat Review
How does Xavier Cedeno 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.
K/BB
2.13
 
K/9
9.2
 
BB/9
4.3
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
0.0 mph
 
ERA
2.43
 
WHIP
1.26
 
BABIP
.294
 
GB/FB
3.06
 
Strand %
80.5%
 
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Cedeno was a valuable left-handed option out of the bullpen in his first Rays season in 2016, but that's not to say his tenure was free of any bumps in the road. He blew all five save opportunities he saw and finished the season with a 3.70 ERA that was his highest of the three campaigns in which he's fired at least 40 innings. On the plus side, Cedeno was credited with 19 holds and recorded 43 strikeouts over 41.1 frames, while posting a 0.44 HR/9 rate that represents the lowest of his 11-season professional career. Given his important role in the middle-to-later innings, the 30-year-old likely figures in for another 40-plus innings in 2017 while once again serving as a solid source of strikeouts and holds.
After struggling to stick in the majors with Washington (and several other teams), Cedeno was traded midseason to Tampa Bay for cash and put together an excellent season as the No. 2 left-hander out of the bullpen. The 29-year-old held lefties to a weak .193/.243/.247 slash line in 103 plate appearances and registered a 2.09 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 43 innings. A season like that would make you think Cedeno has a shot as the primary lefty killer so many teams crave, but he unfortunately is in the same bullpen as Jake McGee, one of the top left-handed relievers in baseball. While McGee struggled with injuries in 2015, he is still under team control until 2018 and will see the late-inning appearances, including occasional save opportunities based on the matchups. If Cedeno wants any shot at overtaking McGee, he will have to take his excellent 2015 results and extend them to 2016 and beyond.
Cedeno had the best season of his career at Triple-A last year, but the Nationals' bullpen depth prevented him from getting much of a chance to prove he could replicate those numbers in the big leagues. Jerry Blevins is still around to fill the club's primary left-handed reliever role, although manager Matt Williams didn't use Blevins purely as a LOOGY. With Ross Detwiler traded to Texas in the offseason, Cedeno has a chance to join the staff in spring training. He doesn't possess dominating stuff, so if he does stick in the majors he'll be hard-pressed to maintain his minor league strikeout rates, but his arm angle and fastball/slider combo could allow him to effectively neutralize tough left-handers batters.
Cedeno's 45 strikeouts in 34.1 Triple-A innings and continued ability to throw left-handed will get him plenty more chances, but he'll need to sharpen his control if he wants to see real major league success. After being promoted to Washington in September, Cedeno has managed to keep a 40-man roster spot through the offseason, but he's hardly guaranteed a job with the Nats on Opening Day.
Promoted to take Wandy Rodriguez's spot when Rodriguez was traded to Pittsburgh, Cedeno found his way into 44 games as a lefty specialist. He really struggled on the road, allowing at least two baserunners in more than half of his road appearances (he allowed multiple baserunners in just 13 percent of his home appearances). Cedeno led the team with an impressive 10.5 K/9. He was probably hoping to become that lefty at the back of the bullpen for Houston, but with Wesley Wright now firmly ensconced in that role, it looks like Cedeno will mostly be seeing time in garbage innings.
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Not on roster vs. Rockies
PMilwaukee Brewers
October 4, 2018
Cedeno was left off the Brewers' NLDS roster against Colorado.
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Tosses 1.1 scoreless frames
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 19, 2018
Cedeno tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.
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Heads to Milwaukee
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 31, 2018
Cedeno was shipped from the White Sox to the Brewers on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Picks up seventh hold
PChicago White Sox
August 30, 2018
Cedeno retired the side in order to record his seventh hold of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Yankees.
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Picks up first save of season
PChicago White Sox
August 14, 2018
Cedeno gave up a hit while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Tigers, notching his first save of the season.
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