Paul Sewald
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 219LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 10, #320, New York Mets | San Diego
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 10 3 3.06 62 0 11 64.2 104 1.02
2022 5 4 2.67 65 0 20 64 72 0.77
2023 3 2 3.12 65 0 34 60.2 80 1.15
7 Seasons 19 23 4.06 317 0 68 336.2 407 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 62 10-3 3.06 64.2 104 1.02
2022 65 5-4 2.67 64 72 0.77
2023 65 3-2 3.12 60.2 80 1.15
7 Seasons 317 19-23 4.06 336.2 407 1.15
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 27 1132 182 13 7.1 4.7 88.4 109.8 17.4 35.2 .235 .399 .300 .301 .368 33.5 25.1 7.6 4.55 3.87
2018 28 1057 171 10 5.8 4.0 88.2 110.9 19.9 37.4 .240 .387 .348 .302 .356 29.2 22.9 9.1 6.07 3.84
2019 29 330 54 4 7.4 5.0 89.4 109.1 28.3 40.7 .229 .400 .300 .291 .381 38.9 27.5 3.8 4.58 3.69
2020 30 129 28 1 3.6 2.9 85.4 109.4 16.4 42.9 .354 .515 .455 .414 .392 28.6 5.7 11.4 13.50 8.02
2021 31 1104 135 17 12.6 6.4 88.3 112.8 21.1 36.3 .182 .360 .250 .262 .404 40.0 39.4 9.1 3.06 2.85
2022 32 974 149 14 9.4 5.8 86.3 112.3 20.6 33.6 .189 .319 .228 .253 .323 33.6 29.6 7.4 2.67 2.62
2023 33 1037 144 8 5.6 3.2 85.9 110.4 20.9 34.0 .189 .310 .281 .258 .329 29.9 32.1 9.6 3.12 2.75
Player 5763 863 67 7.8 4.8 87.5 112.8 20.3 35.9 .212 .362 .287 .280 .359 33.3 29.1 8.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sewald relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57.2%) ,
Sweeper
(42.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 34.6 28.0 28.6 8.8 33.5 37.9 28.6 3.8 23.1 33.5 22.5 7.7 7.1 4.7
2018 32.2 32.7 27.5 7.6 41.5 38.6 19.9 2.3 25.1 36.8 23.4 5.8 5.8 4.0
2019 16.7 42.6 27.8 13.0 33.3 33.3 33.3 1.9 7.4 50.0 25.9 5.6 7.4 5.0
2020 35.7 28.6 28.6 7.1 35.7 32.1 32.1 3.6 25.0 25.0 35.7 7.1 3.6 2.9
2021 26.7 36.3 25.2 11.9 29.6 39.3 31.1 6.7 20.0 35.6 17.0 8.1 12.6 6.4
2022 32.2 32.2 21.5 14.1 38.9 28.9 32.2 9.4 17.4 37.6 20.8 5.4 9.4 5.8
2023 32.6 37.5 19.4 10.4 40.3 36.1 23.6 8.3 20.1 37.5 24.3 4.2 5.6 3.2
Player 31.1 33.5 25.0 10.4 36.6 35.9 27.5 5.6 20.6 36.6 22.5 6.3 7.8 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2023 Sweeper AZ R 444 83.8 29.9 -4.5 -13 11.1 -1.1 -9
2023 4-Seamer AZ R 593 92.2 18.6 1.0 5 10.5 -0.1 -1
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 501 92.5 18.4 0.7 4 11.9 2.2 23
2022 Sweeper SEA R 473 82.8 31.4 -3.4 -10 12.0 -1.9 -14
2021 Changeup SEA R 1 69.7 55.2 1.1 2 13.6 -5.1 -27
2021 Sweeper SEA R 459 81.7 35.2 -1.6 -4 13.3 -0.6 -5
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 644 92.3 18.5 0.4 2 12.5 1.3 12
2020 4-Seamer NYM R 77 91.7 18.5 0.4 2 10.7 1.0 11
2020 Sweeper NYM R 43 82.3 36.4 -3.0 -8 12.7 -1.5 -11
2020 Changeup NYM R 9 81.4 39.1 2.7 8 14.9 -0.5 -3
2019 Changeup NYM R 12 81.2 37.5 0.5 1 14.8 -0.5 -3
2019 Slider NYM R 26 79.2 43.3 -0.6 -1 9.9 0.5 5
2019 Sinker NYM R 3 88.4 28.4 -1.5 -5 17.5 1.8 12
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 230 91.0 19.2 0.6 3 11.6 2.1 22
2019 Sweeper NYM R 59 83.0 35.0 -2.2 -6 12.4 -1.5 -11
2018 Sinker NYM R 46 89.6 31.5 -1.6 -5 17.5 0.1 1
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 626 90.3 20.4 -0.4 -2 12.5 3.0 32
2018 Changeup NYM R 65 83.0 35.4 -2.0 -5 15.2 0.6 4
2018 Slider NYM R 320 81.3 39.7 -1.8 -4 8.3 0.1 1
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 713 91.4 19.8 -0.8 -4 16.2 5.3 49
2017 Sinker NYM R 9 91.2 25.2 -2.4 -9 21.0 3.9 23
2017 Slider NYM R 361 82.9 40.2 2.0 5 4.3 -0.7 -14
2017 Changeup NYM R 46 82.5 36.3 -0.8 -2 17.4 2.1 14
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer 1.2 7 593 57.2 143 .220 .323 .282 28.4 32.9 24.0 .198 .315 .266 31.7
2023 Sweeper 0.1 0 444 42.8 105 .191 .394 .287 30.9 31.4 20.6 .176 .304 .248 27.4
2022 4-Seamer 0.8 4 501 51.4 127 .144 .297 .247 29.5 26.8 22.7 .208 .360 .297 39.7
2022 Sweeper 1.2 6 473 48.6 112 .148 .306 .203 40.3 33.9 26.4 .168 .277 .205 26.8
2021 4-Seamer 2.1 13 644 58.3 165 .180 .320 .262 33.0 38.8 28.3 .184 .351 .269 40.7
2021 Sweeper 0.4 2 459 41.6 94 .169 .371 .270 43.2 42.6 25.5 .179 .376 .256 38.8
2021 Changeup -8.3 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -8.5 -7 77 59.7 21 .529 .824 .605 15.6 4.8 8.3 .440 .700 .526 50.0
2020 Sweeper 1.3 1 43 33.3 11 .333 .333 .309 15.0 0.0 0.0 .293 .319 .295 0.0
2020 Changeup -1.2 0 9 7.0 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 25.0 .053 .054 .056 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.8 4 230 69.7 61 .196 .393 .273 20.0 29.5 24.0 .216 .417 .299 43.6
2019 Sweeper -4.2 -2 59 17.9 12 .455 .727 .509 28.0 25.0 17.6 .253 .333 .250 33.3
2019 Slider -3.7 -1 26 7.9 4 .500 .750 .538 28.6 25.0 11.1 .355 .445 .342 33.3
2019 Changeup 8.9 1 12 3.6 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .224 .270 .209 0.0
2019 Sinker -4.5 0 3 0.9 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -4 626 59.2 159 .293 .486 .366 17.4 23.3 17.8 .235 .396 .309 34.0
2018 Slider -1.9 -6 320 30.3 68 .222 .476 .324 27.4 25.0 12.5 .250 .388 .296 21.3
2018 Changeup 0.2 0 65 6.1 13 .167 .250 .219 46.2 23.1 15.8 .210 .267 .246 22.2
2018 Sinker -6.4 -3 46 4.4 11 .556 .667 .517 6.3 9.1 12.5 .272 .401 .336 22.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 1 713 63.0 172 .232 .424 .319 21.1 23.3 17.5 .245 .436 .328 37.4
2017 Slider 0.7 2 361 31.9 87 .256 .390 .290 33.5 28.7 22.3 .221 .349 .253 28.8
2017 Changeup -3.8 -2 46 4.1 9 .286 .429 .494 42.1 11.1 8.3 .322 .416 .402 16.7
2017 Sinker 12.5 1 9 0.8 5 .000 .000 .000 57.1 60.0 60.0 .029 .052 .036 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 568 92.2 78 16.9 1:45 1:15 30
2023 Sweeper 422 83.9 36 14.2 9:30 10:15 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 483 92.5 79 17.9 2:00 1:30 30
2022 Sweeper 467 82.8 41 14.8 9:15 10:00 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 642 92.3 82 18.3 1:45 1:30 15
2021 Sweeper 450 81.7 45 14.7 8:45 9:30 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 67 91.7 88 17.2 1:45 1:15 30
2020 Sweeper 32 82.1 35 13.4 8:45 9:15 -30
! 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
2017 273 1,129 -1 15 -7 -5 3
2018 251 1,057 -4 2 -7 -5 -13
2019 80 330 5 1 -3 -1 2
2020 35 129 -4 1 -2 -1 -6
2021 259 1,104 9 11 -2 -3 15
2022 257 1,052 8 11 -6 -6 7
2023 292 1,201 3 15 -6 -5 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 %
2017 1,132 50.8 67.9 77.7 26.5 61.9 42.5 61.3 47.5 25.8 8.9 83.0
2018 1,057 53.8 67.5 83.9 25.6 60.8 42.7 61.4 48.2 21.4 7.9 76.2
2019 330 55.5 68.9 78.6 21.1 80.6 42.1 55.0 47.6 21.0 9.1 66.7
2020 129 45.0 65.5 81.6 23.9 88.2 37.2 51.4 42.6 16.4 6.2 75.0
2021 1,104 52.5 67.9 70.6 30.0 45.9 41.0 60.0 49.9 36.5 9.1 75.0
2022 974 52.0 70.8 70.9 25.9 48.8 42.9 61.3 49.2 34.0 8.0 83.3
2023 1,037 53.4 68.2 74.1 28.6 60.9 44.4 64.9 49.8 29.3 10.1 78.1
Player 5,763 52.5 68.4 75.8 26.9 57.3 42.5 61.1 48.7 28.7 8.8 78.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2017 64 63 52 43 72 54 27 19 48 70 63 61 37 28 81 57
2018 56 50 52 52 49 72 63 53 91 54 35 27 23 16 66 64
2019 17 68 61
2020 26 54 50
2021 92 96 72 33 95 50 2 60 36 99 38 97 69 27 92 62
2022 93 93 87 64 90 58 16 91 82 86 54 93 13 27 96 67
2023 97 97 93 82 96 87 83 94 95 95 32 73 46 22 97 66
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.9 8 8.0 0 6 4 5 62.5
2018 23.0 8 9.2 -1 4 7 5 62.5
2019 22.4 3 2.7 0 1 2 1 33.3
2020 24.8 1 0.8 0 0 1 0 0.0
2021 25.6 10 9.2 1 6 6 4 40.0
2022 23.9 10 8.3 2 4 8 3 30.0
2023 23.3 10 9.9 0 3 7 5 50.0
Player 23.7 50 48.2 2 24 35 23 46.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 8 8 6 8 9 9 8 9 7 7 8 10 7 7 8 9 8 7 9 8 8 5 10 8 8 7 7 12 8 9 7
2018 8 12 6 10 12 8 11 8 7 6 8 15 8 7 8 9 6 7 11 13 9 8 14 9 7 6 11 12 10 10 7
2019 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3
2020 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
2021 10 10 8 9 9 10 10 11 6 8 7 10 11 8 8 11 9 8 10 9 9 9 12 9 9 8 9 12 10 9 9
2022 10 6 9 7 10 10 11 5 6 5 7 10 7 7 10 10 7 6 9 11 7 10 12 9 5 6 11 11 8 9 8
2023 10 9 8 9 10 9 11 10 10 8 11 12 8 9 12 11 11 10 11 11 9 9 12 10 8 8 11 11 10 10 9
Player 50 49 40 46 54 50 55 45 38 37 44 61 45 41 50 53 44 42 54 56 46 45 64 49 40 39 51 62 50 51 44
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.4 90.3 -1.1 91.0 0.7 91.7 0.7 92.3 0.6 92.5 0.2 92.2 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 82.5 83.0 0.5 81.2 -1.8 81.4 0.2 69.7 -11.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 82.9 81.3 -1.6 81.8 0.5 82.3 0.5 81.7 -0.6 82.8 1.1 83.8 1.0
Exit Velocity 88.4 88.2 -0.2 89.4 1.2 85.4 -4.0 88.3 2.9 86.3 -2.0 85.9 -0.4
Launch Angle 17.4 19.9 2.5 28.3 8.4 16.4 -11.9 21.1 4.7 20.6 -0.5 20.9 0.3
Barrel % 7.1 5.8 -1.3 7.4 1.6 3.6 -3.8 12.6 9.0 9.4 -3.2 5.6 -3.8
Hard Hit % 33.5 29.2 -4.3 38.9 9.7 28.6 -10.3 40.0 11.4 33.6 -6.4 29.9 -3.7
Sweet Spot % 35.2 37.4 2.2 40.7 3.3 42.9 2.2 36.3 -6.6 33.6 -2.7 34.0 0.4
xBA .235 .240 0.005 .229 -0.011 .354 0.125 .182 -0.172 .189 0.007 .189 0.000
BA .237 .277 0.040 .243 -0.034 .414 0.171 .176 -0.238 .146 -0.030 .208 0.062
xwOBA .301 .302 0.001 .291 -0.011 .414 0.123 .262 -0.152 .253 -0.009 .258 0.005
wOBA .300 .348 0.048 .300 -0.048 .455 0.155 .250 -0.205 .228 -0.022 .281 0.053
xSLG .399 .387 -0.012 .400 0.013 .515 0.115 .360 -0.155 .319 -0.041 .310 -0.009
SLG .404 .478 0.074 .446 -0.032 .586 0.140 .339 -0.247 .301 -0.038 .353 0.052
K% 25.1 22.9 -2.2 27.5 4.6 5.7 -21.8 39.4 33.7 29.6 -9.8 32.1 2.5
BB% 7.6 9.1 1.5 3.8 -5.3 11.4 7.6 9.1 -2.3 7.4 -1.7 9.6 2.2
Swing % 47.5 48.2 0.7 47.6 -0.6 42.6 -5.0 49.9 7.3 49.2 -0.7 49.8 0.6
Whiff% 25.8 21.4 -4.4 21.0 -0.4 16.4 -4.6 36.5 20.1 34.0 -2.5 29.3 -4.7
In Zone % 50.8 53.8 3.0 55.5 1.7 45.0 -10.5 52.5 7.5 52.0 -0.5 53.4 1.4
Out of Zone % 49.2 46.2 -3.0 44.5 -1.7 55.0 10.5 47.5 -7.5 48.0 0.5 46.6 -1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 25.6 -0.9 21.1 -4.5 23.9 2.8 30.0 6.1 25.9 -4.1 28.6 2.7
First Pitch Swing % 25.9 27.5 1.6 17.5 -10.0 25.7 8.2 31.9 6.2 27.9 -4.0 33.1 5.2
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 61.4 0.1 55.0 -6.4 51.4 -3.6 60.0 8.6 61.3 1.3 64.9 3.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 273 .300 164 2 1.2 109 16 14.7
2018 Shifts 251 .348 145 13 9.0 106 26 24.5
2019 Shifts 80 .300 57 6 10.5 23 5 21.7
2020 Shifts 35 .455 25 1 4.0 10 5 50.0
2021 Shifts 249 .241 144 24 16.7 105 60 57.1
2022 Shifts 239 .228 134 52 38.8 105 78 74.3
2023 Shades 248 .281 128 5 3.9 120 47 39.2
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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