Jose Cisnero

Jose Cisnero

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
Out
Injury Not Injury Related
Est. Return 2/26/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jose Cisnero in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Angels in February of 2024.
Arriving late to camp
PLos Angeles Angels
Not Injury Related
February 13, 2024
Cisnero didn't report to Angels' spring training Tuesday and will be at least a week late to arrive due to visa issues, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
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The veteran right-hander joined the Halos on a one-year, $1.75 million contract in early February but won't be with the team for the start of camp. Cisnero posted a 5.31 ERA in 63 outings for the Tigers last season, though his 70:25 K:BB is more palatable. He still has plenty of time to report before his availability for Opening Day is jeopardized.
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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
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .227 237 70 40 44 9 0 4
Since 2021vs Right .243 399 85 35 85 12 1 12
2023vs Left .221 98 35 12 19 5 0 2
2023vs Right .299 168 35 13 44 4 1 8
2022vs Left .161 43 9 12 5 1 0 0
2022vs Right .185 62 14 7 10 2 0 0
2021vs Left .260 96 26 16 20 3 0 2
2021vs Right .208 169 36 15 31 6 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 3.87 1.29 76.2 4 3 4 9.6 4.5 0.9
Since 2021Away 3.89 1.51 69.1 4 5 2 9.5 4.8 1.0
2023Home 5.34 1.32 30.1 2 1 1 10.7 3.6 1.5
2023Away 5.28 1.66 29.0 1 3 1 10.6 4.0 1.6
2022Home 0.68 1.28 13.1 0 0 0 8.1 6.8 0.0
2022Away 1.54 1.46 11.2 1 0 0 8.5 6.9 0.0
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
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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
2.80
 
K/9
10.6
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
95.8 mph
 
ERA
5.31
 
WHIP
1.48
 
BABIP
.353
 
GB/FB
1.38
 
Left On Base
66.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.3%
 
Spin Rate
2347 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.7%
 
Swinging Strike
11.2%
 
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Cisnero led the Tigers with 96 appearances from 2020-21, but in 2022 he didn't make his season debut until the second half due to a shoulder issue. The 33-year-old wound up posting a 1.08 ERA over his 28 appearances, but that also came along with an ugly 23:19 K:BB over 25 innings. Cisnero should be back in the late-inning mix for Detroit in 2023, potentially seeing some save chances amid a cloudy closer picture. He's got a legitimately great fastball, but his control often gets him into trouble.
Cisnero began the season with the chance to earn dominant closer status, but he failed to build on 2020's breakthrough campaign. He gave back his control gains while also inducing fewer strikeouts. In 2020, Cisnero's swinging strike mark was an impressive 14.8%, but it dipped to a pedestrian 9.3% last year. His velocity went up a tick, but Cisnero traded in 17% of his four-seam fastballs for two-seamers. The change did more harm than good as his sinking fastball generated swinging strikes at a low 5.9% clip. Cisnero will be 33 years old next season, so Detroit will probably look to groom someone younger to close. However, he did 18 holds and four saves last year, so he could be useful in the growing pool of leagues using holds in their scoring.
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.
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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Inks one-year deal with Angels
PLos Angeles Angels
February 3, 2024
Cisnero signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Angels on Saturday, Taylor Blake Ward of The Sporting Tribune reports.
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Heads to open market
PFree Agent
November 2, 2023
Cisnero elected free agency Thursday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Placed on waivers
PDetroit Tigers
August 29, 2023
The Tigers placed Cisnero on waivers Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Takes loss to Minnesota
PDetroit Tigers
August 16, 2023
Cisnero (2-3) took the loss Tuesday against the Twins. He allowed three runs on two hits and a walk while failing to record an out.
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Notches second save
PDetroit Tigers
August 10, 2023
Cisnero picked up the save Wednesday against Minnesota, allowing a hit and logging a strikeout over one-third of an inning.
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