Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

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Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:52 am

Good loogy, means Duensing is likely gone. So yay for moves making us better!



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Minor league deal it appears, so there’s an open 40-man spot currently

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Re: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

Postby Deeg » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:59 am

A pure LOOGY, a dying breed. And judging by his precipitous velocity dropoff the past three seasons, possibly a dying arm too.
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Re: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:07 am

The pitching plan seems to be to bore lineups into submission

These guys talked about power pitching way back when they were hired...This year’s pitching seems less that than ever even if Darvish ends up good to go
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Re: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:31 am

Deeg wrote:A pure LOOGY, a dying breed. And judging by his precipitous velocity dropoff the past three seasons, possibly a dying arm too.

Don’t think he had a velo drop last year? He went from throwing a 4-seam FB to a cutter and that historically for him has been 2-3 mph below the 4-seam and he was around his career average on velo with the cutter and curve last year (he’s literally a 2 pitch, pitcher with the cutter and curve now he threw them 99% of the time last year). Also his cutter is pretty good.

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Re: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

Postby Deeg » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:41 am

The velocity drop is like for like, not a function of the fact that he dropped the four seamer. Cutter velocity:

2014: 90.2
2016: 88.2
2018: 86.6
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Re: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:54 am

Deeg wrote:The velocity drop is like for like, not a function of the fact that he dropped the four seamer. Cutter velocity:

2014: 90.2
2016: 88.2
2018: 86.6

Missed that. I didn’t look back 4 years. I guess at least the Cutter was elite last year. Which is promising. He seems fine as a loogy if he’s treated as such. Joe will probably give him a chance to close out a game in early April though vs only RHB and it will go to horsefeathers.
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