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Sam Selman
Popularity: ↓ 38%
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 198LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 2, #66, Kansas City Royals | Vanderbilt
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 3.72 24 0 1 19.1 23 1.14
2 Seasons 1 1 3.94 34 0 1 29.2 33 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 24 1-1 3.72 19.1 23 1.14
2 Seasons 34 1-1 3.94 29.2 33 1.15

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 187 26 2 7.7 87.9 22.4 34.6 .211 .413 .309 .341 .365 26.9 22.7 13.6 4.35 5.02
2020 361 48 2 4.2 85.1 21 25.0 .192 .271 .273 .260 .285 20.8 28.0 11.0 3.72 3.04
ALL 548 74 4 5.4 86.1 21.5 28.4 .198 .317 .285 .288 .312 23.0 26.2 11.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Selman relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(59%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(40.4%) ,
Sinker
(0.6%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 213 102 111 59.0 80.0 54 47 6 5 0 0 1 15 33 .128 .176 .191 .261 .197 .239 81.6 21 2572 34.4 23.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 146 91 55 40.4 91.2 28 23 7 4 1 1 1 8 15 .304 .226 .565 .290 .416 .299 89.5 18 2476 21.6 16.3
2020 Sinker 2 0 2 0.6 91.3 2355
2019 Slider 107 43 64 57.5 79.9 27 23 4 2 1 0 1 7 16 .174 .168 .348 .320 .286 .277 84.6 20 2513 36.2 21.9
2019 4-Seam Fastball 79 32 47 42.5 89.9 17 12 2 1 0 0 1 3 10 .167 .301 .417 .606 .348 .457 94.6 27 2293 22.2 10.3


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
2020 4-Seamer SF L 146 91.2 17 -0.4 -3 2.8 -4 -59
2020 Slider SF L 213 80 41.1 -1.8 -4 12.8 3.9 43
2020 Sinker SF L 2 91.3 16.8 -5.9 -26 10.2 -4.3 -30
2019 Slider SF L 107 79.9 40.7 -2.8 -6 12.5 2.9 30
2019 4-Seamer SF L 79 89.9 20.4 -2.5 -14 2.1 -4.8 -69
! 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 %
2020 4-Seamer 1.7 2 146 40.4 28 .304 .565 .427 21.6 28.6 16.3 .226 .290 .299 26.7
2020 Slider -3.2 -7 213 59.0 54 .128 .191 .219 34.4 27.8 23.4 .176 .261 .240 18.2
2020 Sinker -0.5 0 2 0.6
2019 4-Seamer -0.5 0 79 42.2 17 .167 .417 .380 22.2 17.6 10.3 .301 .606 .460 40.0
2019 Slider -1.7 -2 107 57.2 27 .174 .348 .291 36.2 25.9 21.9 .168 .320 .276 18.8
! 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 127 91.1 73 15.4 11:15 11:45 -30
2020 Slider 204 79.9 49 13.7 3:30 3:00 30
! 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
2019 42 184 -3 -1 1 1 -2
2020 80 358 -8 -1 3 1 -4
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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 %
2019 187 43.5 58.0 76.6 25.7 55.6 36.6 50.0 39.6 31.1 6.5 91.7
2020 361 48.5 60.0 72.4 22.6 64.3 39.9 52.4 40.7 29.9 9.1 69.7
ALL 548 46.8 59.4 73.7 23.7 60.9 38.8 51.6 40.3 30.3 8.2 75.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 38.5 26.9 19.2 15.4 46.2 26.9 26.9 3.8 15.4 38.5 19.2 7.7 7.7
2020 33.3 35.4 22.9 8.3 33.3 27.1 39.6 6.3 20.8 43.8 22.9 2.1 4.2
ALL 35.1 32.4 21.6 10.8 37.8 27.0 35.1 5.4 18.9 41.9 21.6 4.1 5.4
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019
2020 85 89 97 97 65 88 84 93 100 72 25 72 85 25 89
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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 19.7 2 1.3 0.7 2 1 0 0.0
2020 21.3 2 1.2 0.8 2 1 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 2
2020 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.9 91.2 1.3
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 79.9 80 0.1
Exit Velocity 87.9 85.1 -2.8
Launch Angle 22.4 21 -1.4
Barrel % 7.7 4.2 -3.5
Hard Hit % 26.9 20.8 -6.1
Sweet Spot % 34.6 25 -9.6
xBA .211 .192 -0.019
BA .171 .186 0.015
xwOBA .341 .26 -0.081
wOBA .309 .273 -0.036
xSLG .413 .271 -0.142
SLG .371 .314 -0.057
K% 22.7 28 5.3
BB% 13.6 11 -2.6
Swing % 39.6 40.7 1.1
Whiff% 31.1 29.9 -1.2
In Zone Swing % 43.5 48.5 5
Out of Zone Swing % 56.5 51.5 -5
First Pitch Swing % 20.5 17.1 -3.4
First Pitch Strike % 50 52.4 2.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 44 .309 20 4 20.0 24 8 33.3
2020 82 .273 47 4 8.5 35 20 57.1

Pitch Distribution