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Dylan Cease | Starting Pitcher | #65

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/28/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
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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. Sep 5 - 5:44 PM

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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.
Aug 10 - 2:07 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.
Jul 24 - 1:43 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.
Jul 13 - 11:52 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.
Jun 26 - 2:35 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.
Apr 20 - 1:24 PM

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2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2Casey Gillaspie
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Nick Delmonico
LF1Leury Garcia
CF1Adam Engel
2Alen Hanson
3Charlie Tilson
4Luis Alexander Basabe
5Micker Adolfo
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
3Eloy Jimenez
DH1Matt Davidson
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PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Lucas Giolito
5Carson Fulmer
6Dylan Covey
7Ian Clarkin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Minaya
2Jake Petricka
3Gregory Infante
4Aaron Bummer
5Mike Pelfrey
6Danny Farquhar
7Al Alburquerque
8Jace Fry
9Nate Jones
10Zach Putnam
11Thyago Vieira