Sam Long
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 185LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 18, #540, Tampa Bay Rays | Sacramento State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 3.48 9 3 0 10.1 8 1.26
2 Seasons 2 2 5.12 21 8 0 51.0 46 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 9 0-1 3.48 10.1 8 1.26
2 Seasons 21 2-2 5.12 51.0 46 1.27

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
2021 25 732 120 7 5.8 4 88.7 113.6 15.1 32.5 .237 .400 .313 .315 .357 36.7 21.6 8.5 5.53 4.21
2022 26 190 30 0 0 0 88.7 110.5 15.0 23.3 .229 .343 .302 .284 .305 40.0 18.6 11.6 3.48 2.79
Player 922 150 7 4.7 3.2 88.7 113.6 15.1 30.7 .236 .389 .311 .309 .347 37.3 21.0 9.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Long relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.3%) ,
Changeup
(31.1%) ,
Curveball
(20.5%) ,
Sinker
(2.1%) ,


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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%
2022 4-Seam Fastball 88 70 18 46.3 94.5 22 18 4 3 1 0 0 4 15 .222 .227 .278 .346 .275 .299 88.1 19 2199 6.0 23.3 15.4
2022 Changeup 59 38 21 31.1 83.0 17 16 4 1 1 1 1 4 12 .250 .242 .625 .329 .390 .273 82.3 8 1962 6.0 38.2 18.2
2022 Curveball 39 28 11 20.5 76.1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .178 .000 .409 .000 .239 97.4 23 2502 5.8 22.2 0.0
2022 Sinker 4 4 0 2.1 93.2 2175 6.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 309 184 125 42.2 92.6 76 64 16 7 6 0 3 12 53 .250 .260 .484 .472 .360 .370 92.3 17 2104 6.1 14.2 15.2
2021 Curveball 250 148 102 34.2 74.9 54 50 11 8 0 1 2 19 32 .220 .203 .380 .346 .272 .255 89.6 12 2459 5.8 25.8 19.8
2021 Changeup 150 101 49 20.5 80.4 40 36 8 5 3 0 0 7 29 .222 .242 .306 .312 .272 .286 82.5 16 1895 6.0 29.6 13.5
2021 Slider 16 3 13 2.2 86.7 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 .500 .223 .750 .330 .530 .236 74.1 -6 2093 6.0 42.9 0.0
2021 Sinker 7 4 3 1.0 92.4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .309 .000 1.144 .000 .591 100.9 37 2118 6.0 0.0 0.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 39.2 35.8 20.8 4.2 32.5 37.5 30.0 5.0 28.3 30.0 23.3 7.5 5.8 4.0
2022 46.7 36.7 13.3 3.3 50.0 30.0 20.0 3.3 36.7 30.0 20.0 10.0 0.0 0.0
Player 40.7 36.0 19.3 4.0 36.0 36.0 28.0 4.7 30.0 30.0 22.7 8.0 4.7 3.2
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Sinker SF L 4 93.2 13.3 -7.8 -37 13.6 -1.1 -8
2022 4-Seamer SF L 88 94.5 12.1 2.0 14 7.9 0.9 13
2022 Curveball SF L 39 76.1 64.1 5.0 8 2.5 -6.2 -71
2022 Changeup SF L 59 83.0 24.6 -6.8 -22 11.0 -2.9 -21
2021 4-Seamer SF L 309 92.6 14.0 1.2 8 7.1 0.3 4
2021 Slider SF L 16 86.7 26.8 -7.3 -21 1.9 -2.2 -53
2021 Sinker SF L 7 92.4 14.4 -7.1 -33 11.9 -2.4 -17
2021 Curveball SF L 250 74.9 63.0 2.3 4 0.2 -8.9 -102
2021 Changeup SF L 149 80.4 28.1 -4.6 -14 10.5 -2.6 -20
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.7 -2 88 46.3 22 .222 .278 .316 23.3 18.2 15.4 .227 .346 .300 46.7
2022 Changeup 3.4 2 59 31.1 17 .250 .625 .379 38.2 23.5 18.2 .242 .329 .273 25.0
2022 Curveball -1.1 0 39 20.5 3 .000 .000 .000 22.2 0.0 0.0 .178 .409 .239 66.7
2022 Sinker -1.6 0 4 2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 309 42.2 76 .250 .484 .374 14.2 15.8 15.2 .260 .472 .370 54.7
2021 Curveball 1.0 3 250 34.2 54 .220 .380 .309 25.8 35.2 19.8 .203 .346 .255 28.1
2021 Changeup -2.0 -3 150 20.5 40 .222 .306 .276 29.6 17.5 13.5 .242 .312 .287 10.3
2021 Slider 7.0 1 16 2.2 4 .500 .750 .538 42.9 0.0 0.0 .223 .330 .236 25.0
2021 Sinker -4.9 0 7 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .308 1.143 .591 100.0
! 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
2021 Changeup 147 80.4 94 17.0 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 Curveball 250 74.9 73 17.1 5:45 6:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 306 92.6 98 18.8 11:00 11:15 -15
2021 Slider 16 86.7 52 8.5 11:15 12:30 -75
2022 Changeup 58 83.0 94 18.2 10:15 10:45 -30
2022 Curveball 39 76.1 80 19.9 5:30 5:45 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 86 94.5 98 19.9 11:00 11:15 -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
2021 176 732 -1 -8 4 4 -1
2022 42 190 1 -3 2 0 0
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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 %
2021 732 52.3 67.4 85.7 26.4 58.7 42.2 60.2 47.8 21.4 8.7 62.5
2022 190 52.6 68.0 70.6 20.0 72.2 35.3 55.8 45.3 29.1 7.9 80.0
Player 922 52.4 67.5 82.5 25.1 60.9 40.8 59.4 47.3 22.9 8.6 65.8
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2021 39 21 50
2022 68 42
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 23.1 5 6.4 -1.0 4 7 1 20.0
2022 22.2 1 0.6 0.0 0 1 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 6 10 5 8 6 7 7 7 7 9 7 2 6 6 9 5 7 5 7 2 6 6 5 5 7 8 7 8 5 8
2022 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity undefined 92.6 94.4 1.8
Offspeed Velocity undefined 80.4 83 2.6
Breaking Velocity undefined 75.6 76.1 0.5
Exit Velocity undefined 88.7 88.7 0
Launch Angle undefined 15.1 15 -0.1
Barrel % undefined 5.8 0 -5.8
Hard Hit % undefined 36.7 40 3.3
Sweet Spot % undefined 32.5 23.3 -9.2
xBA undefined .237 .229 -0.008
BA undefined .237 .216 -0.021
xwOBA undefined .315 .284 -0.031
wOBA undefined .313 .302 -0.011
xSLG undefined .4 .343 -0.057
SLG undefined .41 .405 -0.005
K% undefined 21.6 18.6 -3
BB% undefined 8.5 11.6 3.1
Swing % undefined 47.8 45.3 -2.5
Whiff% undefined 21.4 29.1 7.7
In Zone % undefined 52.3 52.6 0.3
Out of Zone % undefined 47.7 47.4 -0.3
Out of Zone Swing % undefined 26.4 20 -6.4
First Pitch Swing % undefined 25 20.9 -4.1
First Pitch Strike % undefined 60.2 55.8 -4.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 176 .313 107 2 1.9 69 32 46.4
2022 42 .302 32 3 9.4 10 4 40.0

Pitch Distribution