Steve Cishek

Steve Cishek

Steve Cishek
Cishek in 2013
Miami Marlins – No. 31
Pitcher
Born: (1986-06-18) June 18, 1986 (age 28)
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 2010 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win-loss record 11–9
Earned run average 2.48
Strikeouts 200
Saves 52
Teams

Steven R. "Steve" Cishek (SEE-sheck) (born June 18, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Amateur career

Cishek attended Falmouth High School in Falmouth, Massachusetts and Carson-Newman College.

Professional career

He was selected by the Marlins in the fifth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.

He was called up to the Majors for the first time on September 20, 2010.[1] He pitched 4.1 scoreless innings towards the end of the season.

On May 24, 2011, Cishek was called up once again to join the Marlins after Jay Buente was designated for assignment.[2]

In 2012, Heath Bell was demoted as the team's closer and Cishek assumed the role for about a week. After a few relief appearances by Bell, he retook back the closer's role. After about two months as the closer, again, Bell was demoted to a relief pitcher and Cishek took over the closer's role, again.[3]

In 2013, Cishek flourished in the closer role, recording 27 saves in 29 opportunities as of August 21.

Player profile

Cishek is a sinkerballer who, despite utilizing a sidearm delivery, is able to throw his sinker with above-average velocity (91-94 mph). Cishek's secondary pitch is a slider in the 82-85 mph range, a pitch he uses more commonly against right-handed hitters. Additionally, Cishek has a four-seam fastball, and also a mid-80s changeup that he uses exclusively against left-handed hitters. Cishek uses his slider liberally in two-strike counts, especially 1-2.[4]

References

External links

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  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)