Steve Cishek

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Steve Cishek threw 8,463 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (78mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (91mph), Change (85mph) and Splitter (84mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker has heavy sinking action, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has heavy sinking action, has slight armside run and has slightly below average velo. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2018) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action and has well above average velo. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2018) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, has an obvious armside fade, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters and has some natural sink to it.