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Paul Sewald
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 207LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 10 3 3.06 62 0 11 64.2 104 1.02
5 Seasons 11 17 4.75 187 0 14 212.0 255 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 62 10-3 3.06 64.2 104 1.02
5 Seasons 187 11-17 4.75 212.0 255 1.26

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
2017 27 1132 182 13 7.1 88.4 109.8 17.4 35.2 .234 .397 .300 .299 .366 33.5 25.1 7.6 4.55 3.89
2018 28 1057 171 10 5.8 88.2 110.9 19.9 37.4 .238 .385 .348 .301 .354 29.4 22.9 9.1 6.07 3.87
2019 29 330 54 4 7.4 89.4 109.1 28.3 40.7 .229 .400 .300 .291 .381 38.9 27.5 3.8 4.58 3.77
2020 30 129 28 1 3.6 85.4 109.4 16.4 42.9 .354 .515 .455 .414 .392 28.6 5.7 11.4 13.50 8.08
2021 31 1104 135 17 12.6 88.3 112.8 21.1 36.3 .181 .357 .250 .261 .402 40 39.4 9.1 3.06 2.87
3752 570 45 7.9 88.2 112.8 20 37 .223 .386 .305 .293 .374 34.1 28.1 8.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sewald relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(58.3%) ,
Slider
(41.6%) ,
Changeup
(0.1%) ,


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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 644 348 296 58.3 92.3 165 150 27 17 4 1 5 64 86 .180 .183 .320 .348 .251 .265 88.9 21 2444 6.5 33.0 28.3
2021 Slider 459 287 172 41.6 81.7 94 89 15 7 3 0 5 40 49 .169 .178 .371 .370 .249 .255 86.1 21 2175 6.4 43.2 25.5
2021 Changeup 1 0 1 0.1 69.7 1402 6.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 77 51 26 59.7 91.7 21 17 9 6 2 0 1 1 16 .529 .440 .824 .700 .599 .527 89.2 19 2276 6.3 15.6 8.3
2020 Slider 43 36 7 33.3 82.3 11 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 10 .333 .293 .333 .319 .304 .295 78.8 22 2027 6.3 15.0 0.0
2020 Changeup 9 2 7 7.0 81.4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .053 .000 .054 .000 .056 87.3 -35 1757 6.3 33.3 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 34.6 28 28.6 8.8 33.5 37.9 28.6 3.8 23.1 33.5 22.5 7.7 7.1
2018 32.2 32.7 27.5 7.6 41.5 38.6 19.9 1.8 25.1 36.8 23.4 5.8 5.8
2019 16.7 42.6 27.8 13 33.3 33.3 33.3 1.9 7.4 50 25.9 5.6 7.4
2020 35.7 28.6 28.6 7.1 35.7 32.1 32.1 3.6 25 25 35.7 7.1 3.6
2021 26.7 36.3 25.2 11.9 29.6 39.3 31.1 6.7 20 35.6 17 8.1 12.6
30.4 32.8 27.4 9.5 35.1 37.7 27.2 3.7 21.6 36.1 22.5 7 7.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Slider SEA R 457 81.7 35.1 -4.7 -12 13.3 3.3 33
2021 Changeup SEA R 1 69.7 55.2 1.1 2 13.6 -5.1 -27
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 644 92.3 18.5 0.4 2 12.5 1.4 13
2020 Changeup NYM R 9 81.4 39.1 2.7 8 14.9 -0.5 -3
2020 Slider NYM R 43 82.3 36.4 -2.9 -7 12.7 5.8 86
2020 4-Seamer NYM R 77 91.7 18.5 0.4 2 10.7 1.1 11
2019 Slider NYM R 85 81.8 37.5 -3.2 -8 11.7 2.9 32
2019 Sinker NYM R 3 88.4 28.4 -1.4 -5 17.5 1.8 12
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 230 91 19.2 0.5 3 11.6 2.1 22
2019 Changeup NYM R 12 81.2 37.5 0.5 1 14.8 -0.5 -3
2018 Changeup NYM R 65 83 35.4 -2 -5 15.2 0.6 4
2018 Slider NYM R 313 81.3 39.7 -1.2 -3 8.4 -0.4 -5
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 622 90.3 20.4 -0.4 -2 12.5 3.1 33
2018 Sinker NYM R 44 89.5 31.6 -1.5 -5 17.4 0.1 1
2017 Changeup NYM R 46 82.5 36.3 -0.8 -2 17.4 2.1 14
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 713 91.4 19.8 -0.9 -5 16.2 5.3 49
2017 Sinker NYM R 9 91.2 25.2 -2.4 -9 21 3.9 23
2017 Slider NYM R 361 82.9 40.2 2.4 6 4.3 -1.3 -23
! 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 Slider -0.7 -3 459 41.6 94 .169 .371 .26 43.2 42.6 25.5 .178 .37 .255 38.8
2021 4-Seamer -2.1 -13 644 58.3 165 .18 .32 .262 33 38.8 28.3 .183 .348 .268 40.7
2021 Changeup 8.4 0 1 0.1 0
2020 Changeup 1.2 0 9 7 3 0 0 0 33.3 33.3 25 .053 .054 .056 0
2020 Slider -1 0 43 33.3 11 .333 .333 .309 15 0 0 .293 .319 .295 0
2020 4-Seamer 8.6 7 77 59.7 21 .529 .824 .605 15.6 4.8 8.3 .44 .7 .526 50
2019 Changeup -8.6 -1 12 3.6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .27 .209 0
2019 Slider 4 3 85 25.8 16 .467 .733 .517 28.1 25 15.4 .28 .363 .275 33.3
2019 4-Seamer -1.8 -4 230 69.7 61 .196 .393 .273 20 29.5 24 .216 .417 .299 43.6
2019 Sinker 4.5 0 3 0.9 0
2018 Sinker 6.5 3 46 4.4 11 .556 .667 .555 6.3 9.1 12.5 .241 .356 .302 25
2018 Changeup -0.1 0 65 6.1 13 .167 .25 .219 46.2 23.1 15.8 .21 .267 .246 22.2
2018 Slider 1.9 6 320 30.3 68 .222 .476 .324 27.4 25 12.5 .25 .388 .296 21.3
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 4 626 59.2 159 .293 .486 .366 17.4 23.3 17.8 .235 .396 .309 34
2017 Sinker -12.5 -1 9 0.8 5 0 0 0 57.1 60 60 .029 .052 .036 0
2017 Changeup 3.7 2 46 4.1 9 .286 .429 .494 42.1 11.1 8.3 .322 .416 .402 16.7
2017 Slider -0.6 -2 361 31.9 87 .256 .39 .297 33.5 28.7 22.3 .218 .345 .25 28.8
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 0 713 63 172 .232 .424 .319 21.1 23.3 17.5 .245 .435 .327 37.4
! 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 Slider 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 Slider 450 81.7 45 14.7 8:45 9:30 -45
! 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 1129 1 -14 7 5 -2
2018 248 1044 4 -1 7 4 14
2019 80 330 -5 -1 3 1 -2
2020 35 129 4 -1 2 1 6
2021 259 1104 -9 -11 1 3 -17
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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 1132 50.9 67.8 77.7 26.5 61.9 42.3 61.1 47.5 25.8 8.9 83
2018 1057 54 67.6 83.7 25.4 59.8 42.4 60.9 48.2 21.4 8 76.2
2019 330 55.5 68.9 78.6 21.1 80.6 42.4 55 47.6 21 9.1 66.7
2020 129 45 65.5 81.6 23.9 88.2 37.2 51.4 42.6 16.4 6.2 75
2021 1104 52.6 68 70.6 29.8 45.5 40.9 59.1 49.9 36.5 9.1 75
3752 52.5 67.8 77.5 26.6 58.1 41.8 59.5 48.2 27.1 8.6 77
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 65 63 51 42 70 54 27 19 47 70 63 61 65 31 79
2018 55 49 51 51 47 72 64 55 90 54 35 27 55 17 63
2019 23 65
2020
2021 92 95 70 31 94 50 2 60 36 99 38 97 92 33 90
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.4 3 2.7 0 0 2 1 33.3
2020 24.8 1 0.7 0 0 1 0 0
2021 25.3 10 9.5 1 5 10 2 20

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3
2020 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2021 10 12 11 11 11 9 10 10 10 8 11 10 5 7 9 12 6 11 9 11 5 8 9 10 11 10 10 10 9 8 12
! 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 90.3 -1.1 91 0.7 91.7 0.7 92.3 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 82.5 83 0.5 81.2 -1.8 81.4 0.2 69.7 -11.7
Breaking Velocity 82.9 81.3 -1.6 81.8 0.5 82.3 0.5 81.7 -0.6
Exit Velocity 88.4 88.2 -0.2 89.4 1.2 85.4 -4 88.3 2.9
Launch Angle 17.4 19.9 2.5 28.3 8.4 16.4 -11.9 21.1 4.7
Barrel % 7.1 5.8 -1.3 7.4 1.6 3.6 -3.8 12.6 9
Hard Hit % 33.5 29.4 -4.1 38.9 9.5 28.6 -10.3 40 11.4
Sweet Spot % 35.2 37.4 2.2 40.7 3.3 42.9 2.2 36.3 -6.6
xBA .234 .238 0.004 .229 -0.009 .354 0.125 .181 -0.173
BA .237 .277 0.04 .243 -0.034 .414 0.171 .176 -0.238
xwOBA .299 .301 0.002 .291 -0.01 .414 0.123 .261 -0.153
wOBA .3 .348 0.048 .3 -0.048 .455 0.155 .25 -0.205
xSLG .397 .385 -0.012 .4 0.015 .515 0.115 .357 -0.158
SLG .404 .478 0.074 .446 -0.032 .586 0.14 .339 -0.247
K% 25.1 22.9 -2.2 27.5 4.6 5.7 -21.8 39.4 33.7
BB% 7.6 9.1 1.5 3.8 -5.3 11.4 7.6 9.1 -2.3
Swing % 47.5 48.2 0.7 47.6 -0.6 42.6 -5 49.9 7.3
Whiff% 25.8 21.4 -4.4 21 -0.4 16.4 -4.6 36.5 20.1
In Zone % 50.9 54 3.1 55.5 1.5 45 -10.5 52.6 7.6
Out of Zone % 49.1 46 -3.1 44.5 -1.5 55 10.5 47.4 -7.6
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 25.4 -1.1 21.1 -4.3 23.9 2.8 29.8 5.9
First Pitch Swing % 25.8 27.3 1.5 17.5 -9.8 25.7 8.2 31.4 5.7
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 60.9 -0.2 55 -5.9 51.4 -3.6 59.1 7.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 273 .300 164 0 0.0 109 13 11.9
2018 248 .348 143 9 6.3 105 23 21.9
2019 80 .300 57 6 10.5 23 5 21.7
2020 35 .455 25 1 4.0 10 4 40.0
2021 259 .250 150 20 13.3 109 59 54.1

Pitch Distribution