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Xavier Cedeno
Birthdate: 8/26/1986 (30 y, 6 m, 25 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-1/205     Position: P
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 31, Pick: 9, Overall: 920, Team: Colorado Rockies
Contract: $1.3M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Cedeno (neck) was credited with a hold in Friday's 5-2 win over the Tigers, pitching a clean fourth inning. It was his first game action since last Aug. 29. (3/3/2017)
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Cedeno tells Kevin Cash "use me, use me, cause I ain't that average LOOGY." Cedeno does not throw anything straight and can hang in there against righties while giving all lefties fits. In fact, Eddie Rosario is the only lefty batter to take Cedeno deep over the past two seasons, and he has permitted just five extra-base hits to lefties in 190 plate appearances. Additionally, 51% of his outings as a Rays reliever has involved facing three or fewer batters, but he throws a lot of strikes and can go a second frame when needed. Given that the wildly inconsistent Enny Romero is the only other southpaw in the current bullpen, it is unlikely Cedeno comes out of his high-leverage lefty-killing ways in 2017. (Jason Collette)

The Quick Opinion: Cedeno has solid skills and is a great source for holds, but he is otherwise at the mercy of reliever ERA when he soaks up an inning or two between long periods of limited use.

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