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Sammy 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
2021 2 1 5.53 12 5 0 40.2 38 1.28
1 Season 2 1 5.53 12 5 0 40.2 38 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 2-1 5.53 40.2 38 1.28
1 Season 12 2-1 5.53 40.2 38 1.28

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2021 26 732 120 7 5.8 88.7 113.6 15.1 32.5 .232 .390 .313 .311 .352 36.7 21.6 8.5 5.53 4.15
732 120 7 5.8 88.7 113.6 15.1 32.5 .232 .390 .313 .311 .352 36.7 21.6 8.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Long relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.2%) ,
Curveball
(34.2%) ,
Changeup
(20.5%) ,
Slider
(2.2%) ,
Sinker
(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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 309 184 125 42.2 92.6 76 64 16 7 6 0 3 12 53 .250 .259 .484 .465 .360 .367 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 .197 .380 .339 .272 .252 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 .235 .306 .304 .272 .282 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 .211 .750 .315 .530 .228 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 .265 .000 1.013 .000 .520 100.9 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 %
2021 39.2 35.8 20.8 4.2 32.5 37.5 30 5 28.3 30 23.3 7.5 5.8
39.2 35.8 20.8 4.2 32.5 37.5 30 5 28.3 30 23.3 7.5 5.8
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Sinker SF L 7 92.4 14.4 -7.3 -34 11.9 -2.7 -18
2021 Curveball SF L 250 74.9 63 2.3 4 0.2 -8.9 -102
2021 Slider SF L 16 86.7 26.8 -7.2 -21 1.9 -2.2 -53
2021 4-Seamer SF L 309 92.6 14 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 %
2021 Sinker -5 0 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 1.013 .52 100
2021 Slider 6.9 1 16 2.2 4 .5 .75 .538 42.9 0 0 .21 .315 .228 25
2021 Changeup -1.8 -3 150 20.5 40 .222 .306 .276 29.6 17.5 13.5 .235 .304 .283 10.3
2021 Curveball 1 3 250 34.2 54 .22 .38 .309 25.8 35.2 19.8 .197 .339 .253 28.1
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 309 42.2 76 .25 .484 .374 14.2 15.8 15.2 .259 .465 .367 54.7
! 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 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
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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
732 52.3 67.4 85.7 26.4 58.7 42.2 60.2 47.8 21.4 8.7 62.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2021 37 21 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 6.5 -2 4 7 1 20

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 6 10 6 8 6 7 8 8 7 9 7 2 6 7 8 5 7 6 8 2 6 6 5 5 8 6 7 8 4 8
! 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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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 176 .313 107 2 1.9 69 32 46.4

Pitch Distribution