Sam Selman
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 2" 198LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 2, #66, Kansas City Royals | Vanderbilt
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 3.72 24 0 1 19.1 23 1.14
2021 0 1 5.76 25 0 0 25 19 1.28
2022 0 0 4.91 16 0 0 18.1 18 1.15
4 Seasons 1 2 4.81 75 0 1 73 70 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 24 1-1 3.72 19.1 23 1.14
2021 25 0-1 5.76 25 19 1.28
2022 16 0-0 4.91 18.1 18 1.15
4 Seasons 75 1-2 4.81 73 70 1.19
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
2019 28 187 26 2 7.7 4.5 87.9 106.0 22.4 38.5 .205 .386 .309 .327 .340 26.9 22.7 13.6 4.36 4.76
2020 29 361 48 2 4.2 2.4 85.1 104.9 21.0 25.0 .192 .271 .277 .269 .299 20.8 28.0 11.0 3.72 3.02
2021 30 494 74 4 5.4 3.6 84.1 109.3 25.5 39.2 .245 .401 .305 .341 .350 27.0 17.3 10.9 5.76 5.02
2022 31 295 51 4 7.8 5.3 88.0 108.4 17.2 37.3 .218 .396 .328 .297 .356 37.3 24.0 6.7 4.91 3.64
Player 1337 199 12 6.0 3.9 85.8 109.3 21.9 35.2 .219 .363 .304 .309 .338 28.1 22.5 10.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Selman relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.1%) ,
Slider
(47.1%) ,
Sinker
(4.7%) ,


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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
2019 38.5 26.9 19.2 15.4 46.2 26.9 26.9 7.7 15.4 38.5 19.2 7.7 7.7 4.5
2020 33.3 37.5 20.8 8.3 33.3 27.1 39.6 6.3 20.8 43.8 22.9 2.1 4.2 2.4
2021 24.3 35.1 25.7 14.9 24.3 37.8 37.8 9.5 13.5 43.2 24.3 4.1 5.4 3.6
2022 33.3 39.2 21.6 5.9 43.1 29.4 27.5 5.9 17.6 37.3 19.6 11.8 7.8 5.3
Player 30.7 35.7 22.6 11.1 34.2 31.7 34.2 7.5 16.6 41.2 22.1 6.0 6.0 3.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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
2022 4-Seamer OAK L 142 89.3 20.6 -2.9 -16 2.7 -4.2 -61
2022 Sinker OAK L 14 90.4 18.8 -5.6 -23 9.7 -5.0 -34
2022 Slider OAK L 139 79.3 39.9 -3.3 -8 12.1 1.8 17
2021 4-Seamer LAA L 273 90.9 17.7 -1.3 -8 4.5 -2.4 -35
2021 Sinker LAA L 1 91.8 14.0 -8.1 -36 11.0 -3.7 -25
2021 Slider LAA L 220 79.8 40.3 -2.4 -6 11.7 3.8 48
2020 Slider SF L 213 80.0 41.1 -1.6 -4 12.8 5.0 64
2020 Sinker SF L 2 91.3 16.8 -6.1 -27 10.2 -4.5 -31
2020 4-Seamer SF L 146 91.2 17.0 -0.5 -3 2.8 -4.1 -60
2019 4-Seamer SF L 79 89.9 20.4 -2.7 -15 2.1 -5.1 -70
2019 Slider SF L 107 79.9 40.7 -2.5 -6 12.5 4.1 49
! 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 -2.0 -3 142 48.1 28 .261 .348 .343 19.6 14.3 12.9 .244 .328 .330 36.8
2022 Slider -1.1 -2 139 47.1 44 .209 .512 .308 23.8 29.5 26.5 .206 .437 .282 36.7
2022 Sinker 2.2 0 14 4.7 3 .333 .667 .417 60.0 33.3 50.0 .203 .337 .228 50.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.8 2 273 55.3 57 .214 .262 .302 20.8 15.8 10.1 .256 .308 .348 25.0
2021 Slider -1.7 -4 220 44.5 52 .229 .438 .314 20.0 19.2 11.8 .236 .483 .332 28.9
2021 Sinker -2.0 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Slider 3.1 7 213 59.0 54 .128 .191 .219 34.4 27.8 23.4 .177 .263 .248 18.2
2020 4-Seamer -1.9 -3 146 40.4 28 .304 .565 .427 21.2 28.6 16.3 .222 .287 .306 26.7
2020 Sinker 0.5 0 2 0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slider 1.3 1 107 57.2 27 .174 .348 .291 36.2 25.9 21.9 .161 .301 .266 18.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 0 79 42.2 17 .167 .417 .356 22.2 17.6 10.3 .290 .547 .432 40.0
! 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
2022 4-Seam Fastball 140 89.3 70 13.1 11:00 11:30 -30
2022 Sinker 14 90.4 77 17.3 11:00 10:45 15
2022 Slider 137 79.3 48 13.1 3:15 2:45 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 267 90.9 74 15.3 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 Slider 219 79.8 48 12.5 3:15 2:45 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 99 91.1 73 15.5 11:15 11:45 -30
2020 Slider 197 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 44 186 3 1 -2 -1 2
2020 82 361 8 1 -3 -2 4
2021 109 494 0 7 -5 -4 -1
2022 75 295 2 -4 0 -2 -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 60.6 71.7 22.6 64.3 39.9 52.4 41.0 29.7 9.1 69.7
2021 494 49.2 71.2 78.0 24.7 83.9 44.3 55.5 47.6 20.4 8.1 70.0
2022 295 46.4 67.2 84.8 27.8 59.1 45.1 60.0 46.1 23.5 5.8 94.1
Player 1,337 47.6 65.7 77.8 25.0 68.6 42.2 55.0 44.4 24.8 7.6 76.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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
2019 10 61 82
2020 86 87 97 97 65 88 84 93 100 72 25 71 12 20 92 64
2021 15 78 66
2022 5 35 62
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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 0.6 1 1 1 0 0.0
2020 21.3 2 1.8 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 24.3 3 2.8 0 0 2 1 33.3
2022 24.4 4 3.6 0 0 3 1 25.0
Player 23.1 11 8.8 2 2 7 3 27.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2
2021 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2022 4 2 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 4
Player 11 7 7 9 10 8 9 9 5 7 7 9 10 9 9 10 9 8 10 10 10 9 11 9 8 7 9 9 11 10 9
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.9 91.2 1.3 90.9 -0.3 89.4 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.9 80.0 0.1 79.8 -0.2 79.3 -0.5
Exit Velocity 87.9 85.1 -2.8 84.1 -1.0 88.0 3.9
Launch Angle 22.4 21.0 -1.4 25.5 4.5 17.2 -8.3
Barrel % 7.7 4.2 -3.5 5.4 1.2 7.8 2.4
Hard Hit % 26.9 20.8 -6.1 27.0 6.2 37.3 10.3
Sweet Spot % 38.5 25.0 -13.5 39.2 14.2 37.3 -1.9
xBA .205 .192 -0.013 .245 0.053 .218 -0.027
BA .171 .186 0.015 .222 0.036 .232 0.010
xwOBA .327 .269 -0.058 .341 0.072 .297 -0.044
wOBA .309 .277 -0.032 .305 0.028 .328 0.023
xSLG .386 .271 -0.115 .401 0.130 .396 -0.005
SLG .371 .314 -0.057 .356 0.042 .464 0.108
K% 22.7 28.0 5.3 17.3 -10.7 24.0 6.7
BB% 13.6 11.0 -2.6 10.9 -0.1 6.7 -4.2
Swing % 39.6 41.0 1.4 47.6 6.6 46.1 -1.5
Whiff% 31.1 29.7 -1.4 20.4 -9.3 23.5 3.1
In Zone % 43.5 48.5 5.0 49.2 0.7 46.4 -2.8
Out of Zone % 56.5 51.5 -5.0 50.8 -0.7 53.6 2.8
Out of Zone Swing % 25.7 22.6 -3.1 24.7 2.1 27.8 3.1
First Pitch Swing % 20.5 17.1 -3.4 22.7 5.6 25.3 2.6
First Pitch Strike % 50.0 52.4 2.4 55.5 3.1 60.0 4.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 44 .309 20 4 20.0 24 8 33.3
2020 Shifts 82 .277 47 9 19.1 35 25 71.4
2021 Shifts 109 .305 67 10 14.9 42 21 50.0
2022 Shifts 75 .328 43 12 27.9 32 18 56.3
! 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

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