Sam Long
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 185LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 18, #540, Tampa Bay Rays | Sacramento State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 1 5.53 12 5 0 40.2 38 1.28
2022 1 3 3.61 28 6 1 42.1 33 1.25
2023 0 1 5.60 40 1 2 45 32 1.56
3 Seasons 3 5 4.92 80 12 3 128 103 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 2-1 5.53 40.2 38 1.28
2022 28 1-3 3.61 42.1 33 1.25
2023 40 0-1 5.60 45 32 1.56
3 Seasons 80 3-5 4.92 128 103 1.37
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
2021 25 732 120 7 5.8 4.0 88.7 113.6 15.1 32.5 .236 .398 .313 .314 .356 36.7 21.6 8.5 5.53 4.18
2022 26 739 133 9 6.8 5.0 88.6 110.5 15.5 35.3 .253 .422 .329 .320 .361 37.6 18.2 7.7 3.61 4.28
2023 27 776 145 13 9.0 6.5 89.1 111.1 14.7 32.4 .278 .433 .341 .340 .368 37.9 16.1 10.6 5.60 4.96
Player 2247 398 29 7.3 5.2 88.8 113.6 15.1 33.4 .257 .418 .328 .325 .362 37.4 18.5 9.0
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

Long relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(49.5%) ,
Curveball
(30.5%) ,
Slider
(12.4%) ,
Split Finger
(5.7%) ,
Changeup
(1.9%) ,


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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 39.8 33.1 20.3 6.8 35.3 37.6 27.1 3.8 28.6 29.3 24.8 6.0 6.8 5.0
2023 43.4 26.9 22.1 7.6 36.6 37.9 25.5 2.8 33.8 27.6 22.8 4.1 9.0 6.5
Player 41.0 31.7 21.1 6.3 34.9 37.7 27.4 3.8 30.4 28.9 23.6 5.8 7.3 5.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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 Slider OAK L 96 84.8 37.0 0.3 1 0.9 -4.4 -82
2023 Changeup OAK L 15 84.0 23.2 -8.6 -27 12.6 -1.5 -11
2023 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 384 94.0 13.6 1.4 9 5.0 -2.3 -31
2023 Curveball OAK L 237 77.4 60.7 4.3 8 2.7 -5.8 -68
2023 Split-Finger OAK L 44 86.8 28.4 -4.8 -14 11.5 0.4 4
2022 Sinker SF L 10 93.2 12.2 -9.2 -43 12.5 -2.0 -14
2022 4-Seam Fastball SF L 315 94.7 12.4 1.9 13 7.5 0.4 6
2022 Changeup SF L 216 84.3 23.8 -7.2 -23 11.0 -2.8 -20
2022 Curveball SF L 198 77.0 62.0 4.3 7 2.1 -6.5 -75
2021 Sinker SF L 7 92.4 14.4 -7.1 -33 11.9 -2.5 -17
2021 Slider SF L 16 86.7 26.8 -7.2 -21 1.9 -2.2 -53
2021 Curveball SF L 250 74.9 63.0 2.2 4 0.2 -9.0 -102
2021 4-Seam Fastball SF L 309 92.6 14.0 1.2 8 7.1 0.2 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -5 384 49.5 106 .348 .522 .402 15.7 13.2 12.1 .319 .534 .392 43.2
2023 Curveball 0.1 0 237 30.5 44 .154 .205 .218 22.4 20.5 10.8 .231 .310 .286 36.7
2023 Slider -2.5 -2 96 12.4 32 .267 .567 .398 28.8 25.0 20.5 .208 .313 .251 22.7
2023 Split-Finger -0.4 0 44 5.7 9 .375 .375 .378 31.8 11.1 12.5 .354 .454 .388 57.1
2023 Changeup 7.0 1 15 1.9 5 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .203 .224 .190 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -2 315 42.6 78 .303 .485 .404 21.2 15.4 15.8 .280 .427 .354 44.6
2022 Changeup -1.2 -3 216 29.2 62 .186 .525 .330 31.7 17.7 14.1 .227 .453 .309 27.1
2022 Curveball -1.0 -2 198 26.8 39 .211 .368 .281 23.1 25.6 20.8 .254 .376 .282 42.9
2022 Sinker 4.2 0 10 1.4 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 -- .009 .009 .008 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 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 -2 250 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 .241 .312 .286 10.3
2021 Slider -7.0 -1 16 2.2 4 .500 .750 .538 42.9 0.0 0.0 .218 .325 .232 25.0
2021 Sinker 5.0 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.
! 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 Changeup 15 84.0 100 19.8 10:15 10:30 -15
2023 Curveball 234 77.4 75 18.0 5:30 5:45 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 378 94.0 92 17.6 11:00 11:30 -30
2023 Splitter 42 86.8 93 14.1 10:30 10:00 30
2023 Slider 96 84.8 10 2.5 2:30 4:15 -105
2022 Changeup 192 84.2 95 17.9 10:15 10:45 -30
2022 Curveball 185 77.0 76 18.8 5:30 5:45 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 280 94.7 97 19.3 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Sinker 10 93.2 99 23.1 11:00 10:45 15
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
! 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 180 739 -7 7 -4 -2 -6
2023 196 776 5 1 -8 -4 -6
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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 8.9 63.1
2022 739 53.0 65.8 78.3 24.5 62.4 40.2 61.3 46.4 25.4 8.7 78.1
2023 776 48.7 67.5 85.1 29.9 68.1 43.8 62.9 48.2 20.1 7.2 69.6
Player 2,247 51.3 66.9 83.0 27.1 63.5 42.1 61.6 47.5 22.2 8.2 70.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 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
2021 32 23 49 28
2022 63 43 54 30
2023 49 58 63 26
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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 5.6 -1 3 6 2 40.0
2022 23.5 8 7.3 1 3 5 3 37.5
2023 22.9 5 6.6 -2 2 5 3 60.0
Player 23.2 18 19.5 -2 8 16 8 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 5 7 6 6 5 6 6 3 3 4 9 5 3 5 9 4 3 5 6 5 6 9 7 5 5 8 7 6 5 5
2022 8 6 8 6 8 8 8 6 6 6 8 8 8 6 8 8 6 6 7 8 6 8 9 8 6 7 8 9 9 9 6
2023 5 6 4 7 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 8 5 7 6 7 8 6 7 10 7 5 6 7 7 6 7 6
Player 18 17 19 19 21 19 21 19 16 15 19 24 20 14 21 22 17 15 19 22 17 21 28 22 16 18 23 23 21 21 17
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 94.6 2.0 94.0 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 80.4 84.3 3.9 86.1 1.8
Breaking Velocity 75.6 77.0 1.4 79.6 2.6
Exit Velocity 88.7 88.6 -0.1 89.1 0.5
Launch Angle 15.1 15.5 0.4 14.7 -0.8
Barrel % 5.8 6.8 1.0 9.0 2.2
Hard Hit % 36.7 37.6 0.9 37.9 0.3
Sweet Spot % 32.5 35.3 2.8 32.4 -2.9
xBA .236 .253 0.017 .278 0.025
BA .237 .238 0.001 .282 0.044
xwOBA .314 .320 0.006 .340 0.020
wOBA .313 .329 0.016 .341 0.012
xSLG .398 .422 0.024 .433 0.011
SLG .410 .470 0.060 .437 -0.033
K% 21.6 18.2 -3.4 16.1 -2.1
BB% 8.5 7.7 -0.8 10.6 2.9
Swing % 47.8 46.4 -1.4 48.2 1.8
Whiff% 21.4 25.4 4.0 20.1 -5.3
In Zone % 52.3 53.0 0.7 48.7 -4.3
Out of Zone % 47.7 47.0 -0.7 51.3 4.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.4 24.5 -1.9 29.9 5.4
First Pitch Swing % 25.0 26.5 1.5 28.9 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 61.3 1.1 62.9 1.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 176 .313 107 42 39.3 69 32 46.4
2022 Shifts 180 .329 121 26 21.5 59 34 57.6
2023 Shades 196 .341 120 0 0.0 76 26 34.2
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 218 15.6 41.7% 1.8% 111 22.0 0.0% 8.1%
2022 219 12.8 70.3% 1.4% 123 19.0 12.2% 1.6%
2023 178 13.9 62.4% 1.1% 156 17.8 10.3% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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