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P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 210LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 26, #785, Seattle Mariners | Chopticon (MD) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 1 7.98 7 1 0 14.2 16 1.57
2 Seasons 1 2 6.53 12 5 0 30.1 25 1.45
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 7 1-1 7.98 14.2 16 1.57
2 Seasons 12 1-2 6.53 30.1 25 1.45

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 24 255 57 4 7 87.7 108.1 17 28.1 .259 .431 .381 .305 .339 40.4 13.2 1.5 5.17 3.96
2021 25 276 49 6 12.2 92 110.5 16.5 49 .274 .561 .409 .360 .459 46.9 22.9 5.7 7.98 5.41
531 106 10 9.4 89.7 110.5 16.7 37.7 .266 .495 .395 .332 .394 43.4 18.1 3.6
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.3 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Newsome relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(58%) ,
Changeup
(23.6%) ,
Curveball
(18.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 160 118 42 58.0 92.6 41 36 9 6 1 0 2 13 25 .250 .219 .444 .463 .308 .301 88.3 27 2036 6.0 25.5 22.4
2021 Changeup 65 28 37 23.6 86.1 19 18 6 2 1 0 3 2 16 .333 .356 .889 .806 .518 .492 92.0 0 1798 6.1 13.9 6.9
2021 Curveball 51 41 10 18.5 77.6 9 9 5 2 3 0 0 1 8 .556 .327 .889 .462 .615 .333 95.5 19 2218 6.0 27.3 14.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 126 72 54 49.4 91.4 33 31 10 6 3 0 1 7 24 .323 .234 .516 .344 .376 .275 89.3 23 2078 6.2 23.1 17.5
2020 Curveball 68 56 12 26.7 77.1 18 18 4 1 1 1 1 1 17 .222 .201 .556 .359 .314 .237 86.1 18 1978 6.2 14.3 5.6
2020 Changeup 61 19 42 23.9 84.6 17 17 6 3 1 0 2 1 16 .353 .368 .765 .667 .461 .437 87.0 6 1785 6.2 26.5 7.7


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 42.1 19.3 24.6 14 35.1 42.1 22.8 3.5 28.1 26.3 29.8 5.3 7
2021 32.7 32.7 30.6 4.1 32.7 36.7 30.6 2 22.4 34.7 20.4 8.2 12.2
37.7 25.5 27.4 9.4 34 39.6 26.4 2.8 25.5 30.2 25.5 6.6 9.4
45.2 22.1 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 154 92.6 16.2 0.2 1 8.1 -0.8 -9
2021 Changeup SEA R 64 86.1 35.4 3.7 12 13.7 -1.6 -11
2021 Curveball SEA R 51 77.6 46.2 -7.4 -14 7.4 -3.6 -33
2020 4-Seamer SEA R 126 91.4 16.6 0.6 4 8.2 -0.5 -6
2020 Changeup SEA R 61 84.6 35.1 1.2 4 13 -1.2 -8
2020 Curveball SEA R 68 77.1 47.9 -6 -11 5 -6.3 -56
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Curveball 4.5 2 51 18.5 9 .556 .889 .617 27.3 11.1 14.3 .327 .462 .333 62.5
2021 Changeup 11.7 8 65 23.6 19 .333 .889 .608 13.9 10.5 6.9 .355 .806 .493 50
2021 4-Seamer -1.6 -3 160 58 41 .25 .444 .319 25.5 31.7 22.4 .219 .463 .312 40
2020 Changeup 2.1 1 61 23.9 17 .353 .765 .468 26.5 5.9 7.7 .368 .667 .437 31.3
2020 Curveball -2.4 -2 68 26.7 18 .222 .556 .319 14.3 5.6 5.6 .201 .359 .237 35.3
2020 4-Seamer 1.6 2 126 49.4 33 .323 .516 .38 23.1 21.2 17.5 .234 .344 .274 50
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 57 84.6 74 13.8 1:45 2:45 -60
2020 Curveball 55 77.2 37 7 9:00 7:45 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 115 91.4 93 17.7 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Changeup 53 86.2 79 14.4 1:45 3:00 -75
2021 Curveball 49 77.6 38 8.4 8:45 8:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 147 92.6 95 17.4 1:15 1:00 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 68 255 0 -2 4 1 2
2021 69 276 5 0 2 0 7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 255 54.9 69.3 80.4 32.2 70.3 44.7 72.1 52.5 21.6 9.4 75
2021 276 57.6 74.8 81.5 28.2 60.6 44.6 71.4 55.1 23 9.8 77.8
531 56.3 72.2 81 30.2 65.7 44.6 71.7 53.9 22.4 9.6 76.5
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 29 11 2
2021 39 8 14
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 23.3 4 4.1 0 1 1 3 75
2021 21.3 5 4.2 1 1 3 2 40

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 4
2021 5 4 4 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 4 5 2 3 4 5 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 6 5 4 4 4 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.4 92.6 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 84.6 86.1 1.5
Breaking Velocity 77.1 77.6 0.5
Exit Velocity 87.7 92 4.3
Launch Angle 17 16.5 -0.5
Barrel % 7 12.2 5.2
Hard Hit % 40.4 46.9 6.5
Sweet Spot % 28.1 49 20.9
xBA .259 .274 0.015
BA .303 .317 0.014
xwOBA .305 .36 0.055
wOBA .381 .409 0.028
xSLG .431 .561 0.13
SLG .591 .635 0.044
K% 13.2 22.9 9.7
BB% 1.5 5.7 4.2
Swing % 52.5 55.1 2.6
Whiff% 21.6 23 1.4
In Zone % 54.9 57.6 2.7
Out of Zone % 45.1 42.4 -2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 32.2 28.2 -4
First Pitch Swing % 32.4 47.1 14.7
First Pitch Strike % 72.1 71.4 -0.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 68 .381 38 5 13.2 30 19 63.3
2021 69 .409 48 11 22.9 21 14 66.7

Pitch Distribution