C.C. Sabathia New York Yankees

Age: 38 (July 21, 1980) | 6' 6" | 300lbs. | Throws: Left P-29
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYY A+ 2014 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.1 3 0 1 2 7.71 1.71 1.50 3.9 7.7 .396 n/a
NYY AA 2014 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.2 5 0 1 2 7.36 1.64 1.50 2.5 4.9 .375 n/a
NYY AL 2014 3 4 0 0 8 8 46.0 58 10 10 48 5.28 1.48 1.70 2.0 9.4 .370 48/22/30 -3 -0
NYY AL 2015 6 10 0 0 29 29 167.0 188 28 50 137 4.74 1.43 1.53 2.7 7.4 .324 46/22/32 -7 1
NYY AL 2016 9 12 0 0 30 30 179.1 172 22 65 152 3.91 1.32 1.32 3.3 7.6 .298 50/17/33 7 11
NYY AL 2017 14 5 0 0 27 27 148.1 139 21 50 120 3.70 1.27 1.32 3.0 7.3 .283 50/22/28 15 14
NYY AL 2018 9 7 0 0 29 29 153.0 150 19 51 140 3.65 1.31 1.33 3.0 8.2 .310 44/20/35 9 11
Career 18yrs 246 153 0 0 538 538 3468.1 3292 355 1060 2986 3.70 1.25 1.26 2.8 7.7 .302 n/a
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Mid-April, they're saying on YES.

Alex Patton Alex

From ESPN today:

TAMPA, Fla. -- CC Sabathia, the left-hander who is entering his 19th major league season, formally announced Saturday that he'll be calling it quits at the end of 2019.

"I just wanted to make this announcement that 2019 is my final season," Sabathia said at the start of his news conference at the New York Yankees' spring training complex.

Fighting to contain his emotion, the 38-year-old credited his mother -- "I owe her the world" -- and wife for their support at multiple stages of his baseball life. He also reflected fondly on his late father, remembering a conversation shared at the outset of Sabathia's big-league career.

"He always told me I'd play for the Yankees," Sabathia said. "And when I was in Cleveland,
I'd be like, 'No, no chance. I'm going to be an Indian my whole career.' He always said, 'When you're a free agent, the Yankees are going to come get you and you're going to win a World Series with the Yankees.'"

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 16

He gets his bonus. Plunking Jesus Sucre in his last star of the season could have cost him half a million. He finished two innings short of the 155 he needed.

"I don't really make decisions based on money, I guess," Sabathia said at the time. "I just felt like it was the right thing to do."

Me too. All I cared about was the W. He had the lead and had pitched five. No telling what would have happened as he tried to get six more outs.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '18

To kick things off, key metrics have been culled from Fangraphs for all pitchers with 20+ IP. It helps to know the averages of the 530 pitchers who had 20 or more IP.

WAR avg = 0.8

ERA avg = 4.23

FIP avg = 4.20

SIERA avg = 4.03

FB avg = 56%

FBv avg = 92.8

HR/FB avg = 13%

Hard contact = 35%

CC relied on an assortment of pitches besides his below-average fastball last year and managed to limit the hard contact. Even so, both FIP and SIERA (Skills-Interactive ERA: formula upon request at Fangraphs) suggest his ERA was at least somewhat lucky.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18
Fangraphs:  WAR 2.5    FIP 4.16    SIERA 4.24    FB 17%    FBv 90.3    HR/FB 12%    Hard 29%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18