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 2.00 16 5 0 27.0 15 1.07
2 Seasons 2 2 4.12 28 10 0 67.2 53 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 16 0-1 2.00 27.0 15 1.07
2 Seasons 28 2-2 4.12 67.2 53 1.20

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 .399 .313 .314 .356 36.7 21.6 8.5 5.53 4.18
2022 26 440 86 2 2.3 1.9 87.3 110.5 16.3 33.7 .268 .398 .281 .305 .332 33.7 13.9 6.5 2.00 3.39
Player 1172 206 9 4.4 3.2 88.1 113.6 15.6 33.0 .249 .398 .301 .311 .346 35.4 18.7 7.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 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
(45%) ,
Changeup
(26.6%) ,
Curveball
(26.1%) ,
Sinker
(2.3%) ,


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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
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 38.4 33.7 19.8 8.1 38.4 34.9 26.7 4.7 27.9 32.6 25.6 7.0 2.3 1.9
Player 38.8 35.0 20.4 5.8 35.0 36.4 28.6 4.9 28.2 31.1 24.3 7.3 4.4 3.2
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 10 93.2 12.2 -9.3 -43 12.5 -2.1 -15
2022 4-Seamer SF L 198 94.7 12.2 2.0 14 7.5 0.5 8
2022 Changeup SF L 117 83.8 24.0 -7.2 -23 10.9 -2.8 -21
2022 Curveball SF L 115 76.7 62.7 5.0 9 2.1 -6.7 -76
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 Slider SF L 16 86.7 26.8 -7.3 -21 1.9 -2.2 -53
2021 4-Seamer SF L 309 92.6 14.0 1.2 8 7.1 0.3 4
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 0.1 0 198 45.0 53 .304 .457 .392 16.8 11.3 11.5 .301 .491 .366 40.5
2022 Changeup -0.4 0 117 26.6 36 .171 .429 .260 34.3 22.2 17.0 .209 .291 .228 18.5
2022 Curveball -2.0 -2 115 26.1 17 .118 .118 .106 16.1 5.9 4.0 .315 .389 .305 43.8
2022 Sinker -4.4 0 10 2.3 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 -- .000 .000 .000 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 309 42.2 76 .250 .484 .374 14.2 15.8 15.2 .259 .469 .368 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 109 83.7 95 18.1 10:15 10:45 -30
2022 Curveball 114 76.7 77 19.3 5:30 5:45 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 184 94.7 98 19.4 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Sinker 10 93.2 99 23.1 11:00 10:45 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 107 440 -2 -5 3 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 %
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 440 54.1 64.3 77.8 26.7 74.1 40.5 63.9 47.0 22.7 8.4 81.1
Player 1,172 53.0 66.2 82.7 26.5 64.4 41.6 61.6 47.5 21.9 8.6 69.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 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 32 66 83 57 95 96 78 80 5 70 28 68 69 40 52
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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 5.7 -1 4 5 2 40.0
2022 22.4 3 2.1 1 0 3 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 5 9 3 5 8 5 6 6 6 6 5 3 4 5 6 9 6 5 5 7 5 4 5 5 6 7 5 5 6 8
2022 3 1 3 1 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 3
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 94.7 2.1
Offspeed Velocity 80.4 83.8 3.4
Breaking Velocity 75.6 76.7 1.1
Exit Velocity 88.7 87.3 -1.4
Launch Angle 15.1 16.3 1.2
Barrel % 5.8 2.3 -3.5
Hard Hit % 36.7 33.7 -3
Sweet Spot % 32.5 33.7 1.2
xBA .237 .268 0.031
BA .237 .222 -0.015
xwOBA .314 .305 -0.009
wOBA .313 .281 -0.032
xSLG .399 .398 -0.001
SLG .41 .384 -0.026
K% 21.6 13.9 -7.7
BB% 8.5 6.5 -2
Swing % 47.8 47 -0.8
Whiff% 21.4 22.7 1.3
In Zone % 52.3 54.1 1.8
Out of Zone % 47.7 45.9 -1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 26.4 26.7 0.3
First Pitch Swing % 25 24.1 -0.9
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 63.9 3.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 176 .313 107 2 1.9 69 32 46.4
2022 107 .281 80 14 17.5 27 16 59.3

Pitch Tempo

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