Paul Sewald
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 219LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 10, #320, New York Mets | San Diego

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 2 0 3.09 24 0 11 23.1 32 0.90
7 Seasons 18 21 4.18 276 0 45 299.1 359 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 24 2-0 3.09 23.1 32 0.90
7 Seasons 276 18-21 4.18 299.1 359 1.13

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 .254 .323 33.6 29.6 7.4 2.67 2.64
2023 33 377 52 2 3.8 2.2 86.9 107.6 21.9 32.7 .151 .230 .236 .197 .260 28.8 35.6 6.7 3.09 1.58
Player 5103 771 61 7.9 4.9 87.8 112.8 20.3 36.1 .212 .363 .285 .279 .357 33.6 29.0 8.0
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 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
(52.8%) ,
Sweeper
(47.2%) ,


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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 26.9 42.3 19.2 11.5 38.5 34.6 26.9 5.8 17.3 46.2 23.1 3.8 3.8 2.2
Player 30.5 33.3 25.7 10.5 36.1 35.8 28.1 5.1 20.5 37.1 22.2 6.5 7.9 4.9
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 4-Seamer SEA R 199 91.7 18.6 1.0 5 11.8 0.7 6
2023 Sweeper SEA R 178 83.3 30.1 -2.8 -8 11.5 -0.8 -6
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 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
2021 Changeup SEA R 1 69.7 55.2 1.1 2 13.6 -5.1 -27
2020 4-Seamer NYM R 77 91.7 18.5 0.4 2 10.7 1.0 11
2020 Changeup NYM R 9 81.4 39.1 2.7 8 14.9 -0.5 -3
2020 Sweeper NYM R 43 82.3 36.4 -3.0 -8 12.7 -1.5 -11
2019 Changeup NYM R 12 81.2 37.5 0.5 1 14.8 -0.5 -3
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 230 91.0 19.2 0.6 3 11.6 2.1 22
2019 Sinker NYM R 3 88.4 28.4 -1.5 -5 17.5 1.8 12
2019 Sweeper NYM R 59 83.0 35.0 -2.2 -6 12.4 -1.5 -11
2019 Slider NYM R 26 79.2 43.3 -0.6 -1 9.9 0.5 5
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 626 90.3 20.4 -0.4 -2 12.5 3.0 32
2018 Slider NYM R 320 81.3 39.7 -1.8 -4 8.3 0.1 1
2018 Changeup NYM R 65 83.0 35.4 -2.0 -5 15.2 0.6 4
2018 Sinker NYM R 46 89.6 31.5 -1.6 -5 17.5 0.1 1
2017 Sinker NYM R 9 91.2 25.2 -2.4 -9 21.0 3.9 23
2017 Changeup NYM R 46 82.5 36.3 -0.8 -2 17.4 2.1 14
2017 Slider NYM R 361 82.9 40.2 2.0 5 4.3 -0.7 -14
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 713 91.4 19.8 -0.8 -4 16.2 5.3 49
! 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 -2.0 -4 199 52.8 41 .162 .216 .217 32.7 43.9 30.0 .101 .143 .163 26.3
2023 Sweeper 0.6 1 178 47.2 49 .196 .370 .253 21.7 28.6 23.0 .191 .300 .226 30.3
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 .377 .257 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 4.6 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 6.5 3 46 4.4 11 .556 .667 .517 6.3 9.1 12.5 .272 .400 .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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
2023 4-Seam Fastball 194 91.7 79 18.0 1:45 1:30 15
2023 Sweeper 172 83.3 36 14.8 9:30 10:15 -45
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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 90 377 -1 -6 2 1 -3
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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 377 55.2 63.0 72.5 24.9 66.7 43.0 66.7 45.9 28.3 9.3 77.1
Player 5,103 52.5 68.0 75.9 26.4 57.2 42.2 60.7 48.2 28.6 8.5 78.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 32 80 58
2018 56 50 52 52 49 72 63 53 91 54 35 27 23 17 64 65
2019 22 66 62
2020 33 52 50
2021 92 96 72 33 95 50 2 60 36 99 38 97 69 34 90 63
2022 92 93 87 64 90 58 16 91 82 86 54 93 13 35 96 67
2023 99 99 99 93 99 87 90 80 91 96 70 68 20 23 92 68
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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 22.6 2 1.6 0 2 1 1 50.0
Player 23.7 42 39.8 2 23 29 19 45.2

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 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2
Player 42 42 34 39 46 42 45 37 29 30 34 53 38 33 40 44 35 33 45 47 38 37 54 40 33 32 42 52 41 43 37
! 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 91.7 -0.8
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 83.3 0.5
Exit Velocity 88.4 88.2 -0.2 89.4 1.2 85.4 -4.0 88.3 2.9 86.3 -2.0 86.9 0.6
Launch Angle 17.4 19.9 2.5 28.3 8.4 16.4 -11.9 21.1 4.7 20.6 -0.5 21.9 1.3
Barrel % 7.1 5.8 -1.3 7.4 1.6 3.6 -3.8 12.6 9.0 9.4 -3.2 3.8 -5.6
Hard Hit % 33.5 29.2 -4.3 38.9 9.7 28.6 -10.3 40.0 11.4 33.6 -6.4 28.8 -4.8
Sweet Spot % 35.2 37.4 2.2 40.7 3.3 42.9 2.2 36.3 -6.6 33.6 -2.7 32.7 -0.9
xBA .235 .240 0.005 .229 -0.011 .354 0.125 .182 -0.172 .189 0.007 .151 -0.038
BA .237 .277 0.040 .243 -0.034 .414 0.171 .176 -0.238 .146 -0.030 .181 0.035
xwOBA .301 .302 0.001 .291 -0.011 .414 0.123 .262 -0.152 .254 -0.008 .197 -0.057
wOBA .300 .348 0.048 .300 -0.048 .455 0.155 .250 -0.205 .228 -0.022 .236 0.008
xSLG .399 .387 -0.012 .400 0.013 .515 0.115 .360 -0.155 .319 -0.041 .230 -0.089
SLG .404 .478 0.074 .446 -0.032 .586 0.140 .339 -0.247 .301 -0.038 .301 0.000
K% 25.1 22.9 -2.2 27.5 4.6 5.7 -21.8 39.4 33.7 29.6 -9.8 35.6 6.0
BB% 7.6 9.1 1.5 3.8 -5.3 11.4 7.6 9.1 -2.3 7.4 -1.7 6.7 -0.7
Swing % 47.5 48.2 0.7 47.6 -0.6 42.6 -5.0 49.9 7.3 49.2 -0.7 45.9 -3.3
Whiff% 25.8 21.4 -4.4 21.0 -0.4 16.4 -4.6 36.5 20.1 34.0 -2.5 28.3 -5.7
In Zone % 50.8 53.8 3.0 55.5 1.7 45.0 -10.5 52.5 7.5 52.0 -0.5 55.2 3.2
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 44.8 -3.2
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 24.9 -1.0
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 31.1 3.2
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 66.7 5.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 273 .300 164 0 0.0 109 13 11.9
2018 251 .348 145 9 6.2 106 23 21.7
2019 80 .300 57 6 10.5 23 5 21.7
2020 35 .455 25 1 4.0 10 4 40.0
2021 249 .241 144 17 11.8 105 57 54.3
2022 239 .228 134 51 38.1 105 75 71.4
2023 90 .236 40 0 0.0 50 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 301 15.0 49.5% 0.3% 229 21.4 1.7% 5.7%
2018 297 15.2 47.1% 0.7% 193 21.9 3.1% 4.1%
2019 101 18.6 10.9% 0.0% 59 20.0 0.0% 5.1%
2020 24 20.1 0.0% 0.0% 39 22.3 0.0% 5.1%
2021 306 22.1 0.0% 5.9% 188 26.9 0.0% 26.1%
2022 295 21.4 0.3% 4.4% 137 24.3 0.0% 16.1%
2023 81 14.6 59.3% 0.0% 25 16.8 12.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution