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Dylan Cease | Starting Pitcher | #85

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/28/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
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White Sox RHP prospect Dylan Cease gave up one run over 7 1/3 innings while striking out nine for High-A Winston-Salem.
Cease scattered four hits, and he walked two. The "other" prospect acquired in the trade for Jose Quintana, Cease now has 57 strikeouts in his 47 2/3 innings, and his ERA sits at a solid 2.83 on the year. The only issue right now with Cease is that he's still putting too many players on base via walk, with 20 bases-on-balls in that time frame being an awful high number. Still, the stuff is excellent, and he could excel as a reliever if the White Sox don't think Cease will throw enough strikes to start. May 25 - 1:45 PM

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White Sox RHP prospect Dylan Cease struck out seven hitters over 4 2/3 innings on Sunday for High-A Winston-Salem.

Cease gave up two hits and two walks before reaching his pitch count and exiting. The former Chicago Cub draft pick came over to the White Sox in the Jose Quintana deal, and he's flashes a high 90s fastball and one of the best curves you'll see from a prospect this year since entering the system. He needs to develop his change and throw more strikes, but the stuff is there for Cease to be a high-end starter or filthy reliever.
Apr 9 - 1:41 PM

White Sox reassigned RHP Dylan Cease to minor league camp.

Cease was impressive in his time in the Cactus League; not allowing a run in 6 1/3 innings and striking out nine. The 22-year-old came over with Eloy Jimenez in the trade of Jose Quintana, and while he doesn't offer the unreal upside of Jimenez, he does have two pitches that can miss bats, and the command has gotten better each year. Be it as a high-leverage reliever or starter, Cease has a chance to be fantasy relevant, and he could pitch in Chicago before the end of 2018.
Mar 14 - 10:21 PM

Dylan Cease threw two scoreless innings in a Cactus League start Monday against the Athletics.

Cease issued two walks but struck out four of the 10 batters he faced and yielded just one hit. The 22-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.89 ERA and 217 strikeouts through his first 162 minor league innings, but he finished the 2017 season in Low-A ball and his ETA points more toward mid-2019 or early 2020. He was acquired last summer in the Jose Quintana trade.
Mar 5 - 4:57 PM

White Sox prospect Dylan Cease has been scratched from a scheduled playoff appearance for Low-A Kannapolis.

Cease has some minor shoulder fatigue and the White Sox want to be cautious. The young right-hander is still expected to participate in instructional league action this fall. Acquired from the Cubs in mid-July as part of the Jose Quintana trade, Cease boasts a 2.89 ERA and 217 strikeouts through 162 career minor league innings.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 05:44:00 PM

White Sox prospect Dylan Cease gave up five runs in under an innings of work for Low-A Kannapolis.

Only three of the runs were earned, but Cease did give up four hits and two walks in those 2/3 of an inning. Cease has stuff that would make big-league pitchers jealous, and command that makes big-league hitters feel remorse. Unless the command makes a big jump forward, he's going to pitch in relief. He's young/talented enough for that to happen, but it's not a lock.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 02:07:00 PM

White Sox prospect Dylan Cease struck out seven batters over four innings for Low-A Kannapolis.

In Cease's two starts with the Intimidators, he's shown why so many are high on him, and why there are some reservations. He's struck out 11 in just under 10 innings, but he's always walked four. There's no questioning Cease's stuff, but the command leaves a lot to be desired. The upside is a No.2 starter, but there's at least a chance he's pitching in relief.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 01:43:00 PM

White Sox acquired RHP Dylan Cease, OF Eloy Jiménez, 1B Matt Rose, and INF Bryant Flete from the Cubs for LHP Jose Quintana

Cease, the Cubs' No. 2 prospect according to Baseball America, boasts a 3.29 ERA and 165/67 K/BB ratio over 120 1/3 career minor league innings. He had registered a 2.79 ERA and 74/26 K/BB ratio through 51 2/3 innings (13 starts) this season for Low-A South Bend. The 21-year-old right-hander was a sixth-round pick in 2014 out of a Georgia high school.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 11:52:00 AM

Cubs prospect Dylan Cease didn't allow a run in his four innings of work for Low-A South Bend on Sunday.

Cease didn't allow a hit in those four innings, and he walked just two while striking out five. The Cubs are takings things very slowly with Cease, but he's missing bats at an elite level (65 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings) and throwing enough strikes to make his stuff relevant. There's still a very good chance he ends up pitching in relief, but there's at least a chance he ends up a starter, and a very good one at that.
Mon, Jun 26, 2017 02:35:00 PM

Cubs pitching prospect threw six no-hit innings on Wednesday for Low-A South Bend.

Cease did walk three, but he struck out seven on top with allowing zero hits. He touches triple-digits with his fastball, and he compliments that heater with an excellent curveball. Few right-handers can match Cease's upside, and while there's volatility because of the so-so command, he could still be fantasy relevant if the Cubs moved him to the bullpen. He's definitely a name to follow.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 01:24:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Jose Rondon
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
3Daniel Palka
DH1Matt Davidson
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PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Dylan Covey
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PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Nate Jones
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Bruce Rondon
6Jace Fry
7Hector Santiago
8Chris Volstad
9Xavier Cedeno
10Juan Minaya