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CC Sabathia | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 285
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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C.C. Sabathia was pulverized by the Rangers on Saturday, surrendering six runs on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings.
Sabathia struck out four and walked one on the afternoon. He made it through the first two innings unscathed, but the Rangers erupted for 10 runs in the third inning, chasing the veteran left-hander and putting the game way out of reach. While he has been able to generate strikeouts this season, his 5.47 ERA and 1.42 WHIP are very uninspiring. He'll look to turn things around when he does battle against the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday. May 23 - 4:13 PM

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CC Sabathia hurled seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Yankees' 5-1 defeat of the Royals.

Sabathia was excellent, scattering five hits and a double over his seven frames. He struck out five and did not issue a walk. Sabathia is no longer the dominant power pitcher of old -- his fastball was averaging just 89.7 mph entering play Saturday -- but he's proven capable of sharp outings this season with steady control and good movement. He should remain a usable matchup-to-matchup fantasy starter throughout the summer, and he has a pretty attractive one next week against the Rangers.
May 16 - 10:27 PM

CC Sabathia earned his first win of the season on Monday, giving up four runs (three earned) in seven innings of work against the Rays.

With a power outburst, the Yankees gave Sabathia 11 runs of support, allowing him to pitch comfortably. He gave up only six hits and two walks while fanning nine. Three of those runs came in the seventh inning, when he allowed two solo home runs and a sacrifice fly. The lefty, now 1-5, will bring a 5.20 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a 38/10 K/BB ratio over 45 innings into a weekend start in Kansas City versus the Royals.
May 11 - 10:12 PM

CC Sabathia dropped to 0-5 after giving up four runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Sabathia hasn't been a complete disaster, but this makes four out of six starts in which he's allowed at least four runs. There's really nothing for the Yankees to do here; he can't be bounced from the rotation while there's still some hope of adequacy. He'll get the Rays next.
May 6 - 10:04 PM

CC Sabathia yielded two runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Friday.

Sabathia held Boston's powerful lineup in check for the most part, allowing just a sacrifice fly to Mookie Betts in the third inning and a solo homer to Allen Craig one inning later. The veteran left-hander struck out three and walked two and now owns a 5.40 ERA through five starts. He'll go into a start with the Blue Jays next week still in search of his first win.
May 1 - 11:07 PM

CC Sabathia was lit up for seven earned runs over five innings Saturday in the Yankees' loss to the Mets.

The crosstown Mets pounced on him early and often in this one, slugging three home runs and nine hits total. Sabathia is now 0-4 with a 5.96 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 22/4 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings this season. Control isn't an issue, but the 34-year-old left-hander is looking very hittable these days. He gets the Red Sox on the road next.
Apr 25 - 7:01 PM

CC Sabathia pitched well but took a tough-luck loss on Monday against the Tigers, yielding two runs in eight innings.

Sabathia shut the Tigers out through six innings, but the Tigers rallied with a pair of two-out RBI singles from J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes to take the lead in the seventh. On most other nights, Sabathia would have gotten a win, but opposing starter Alfredo Simon was on point. Overall, Sabathia gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out five. The lefty will take a 4.35 ERA and a 20/4 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings in search of his first win at home against the Mets in his next start.
Apr 20 - 9:38 PM

CC Sabathia went seven innings, but allowed four runs to the Orioles in a losing effort as the Yankees fell 4-3 Tuesday.

Sabathia made an early mistake to Adam Jones, who crushed a solo home run in the first inning. The Orioles were able to squeak out three more runs over the course of the evening, but Sabathia pitched reasonably well. He's now 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA but he also carries a 15/1 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings. The lefty will have the tall task of taking on the Tigers' offense in Detroit next.
Apr 14 - 10:09 PM

CC Sabathia surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

This was just like those starts Sabathia was having last year before his knee knocked him out of action: lots of strikeouts (eight), but no success anyway. All eight hits he allowed were singles, five of them coming in the four-run second. One could chalk it up to bad luck, but the big problem is that Sabathia's fastball has just gotten too hittable. He can put hitters away if he gets ahead in the count, but he just can't sneak the heater by hitters early in counts. Stranger things have happened, but he doesn't currently project as a useful mixed-league starter.
Apr 9 - 10:11 PM

CC Sabathia gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Nationals.

All three runs scored in the first, and Sabathia was effective the rest of the way, though without ever looking dominant. That his velocity has been better this spring than it was last year is a good sign, but Sabathia still projects as a pretty average middle-of-the-rotation guy for the Yankees and not someone who figures to be of much use in mixed leagues.
Apr 3 - 4:32 PM

CC Sabathia gave up four runs and three homers in 2 2/3 innings Sunday against the Mets.

The first homer was an inside-the-parker from Juan Lagares, but then Lucas Duda and David Wright took him out of the park. On the plus side, Sabathia did show ample velocity today, hitting 93 and 94 mph on the gun. It gives the Yankees extra reason for hope that he'll be a solid starter this year.
Mar 22 - 5:18 PM

C.C. Sabathia (knee) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

The veteran southpaw threw two strong innings in a simulated game on Thursday and reported no issues afterwards. The 34-year-old is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee that ended his 2014 season prematurely. If he's indeed healthy, he makes for an intriguing bounceback candidate in fantasy drafts.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 14 - 10:22 AM

CC Sabathia (knee) made a successful simulated start on Thursday in Tampa, Florida.

Sabathia tossed 29 pitches over two innings and reported feeling good. The big left-hander underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee last July and has been easing into action this spring. He should be ready for the opening of the regular season.
Mar 12 - 2:54 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) will throw a simulated game Thursday.

Sabathia threw a successful live batting practice session on Sunday and is slated to throw around 30 pitches on Thursday. He'll presumably move into Grapefruit League action from there. Sabathia's knee will require constant maintenance, so he's no lock to hold up at this point, but the Yankees would be thrilled if he gets back to his inning-eating ways this season.
Mar 10 - 9:43 AM

CC Sabathia (knee) threw a successful live batting practice session on Sunday and expects to be ready for the start of the regular season.

"I haven't had a setback and I've been feeling so good", the veteran southpaw noted after the session. He's expected to work in a two-inning simulated game during the week, and if all goes well he'll make his Grapefruit League debut next week. He represents an interesting rebound candidate in fantasy drafts, though careful attention should be paid to his velocity during his spring starts.
Mar 8 - 9:43 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Chase Whitley
7Chris Capuano
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Chasen Shreve
8Branden Pinder