Sean Doolittle
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 218LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2007 | Rd: C-A, #41, Oakland Athletics | Virginia
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 2 5.87 11 0 0 7.2 6 1.70
2021 3 1 4.53 56 0 1 49.2 53 1.47
2022 0 0 0.00 6 0 0 5.1 6 0.19
11 Seasons 26 24 3.20 463 0 112 450.2 522 1.01
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 0-2 5.87 7.2 6 1.70
2021 56 3-1 4.53 49.2 53 1.47
2022 6 0-0 0.00 5.1 6 0.19
11 Seasons 463 26-24 3.20 450.2 522 1.01
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 28 254 37 2 5.4 3.5 86.2 105.8 21.2 37.8 .202 .325 .286 .265 .316 32.4 26.3 8.8 3.95 2.85
2016 29 595 102 7 6.9 4.5 90.3 116.5 23.5 33.3 .207 .417 .295 .278 .384 39.2 29.0 5.2 3.23 3.21
2017 30 786 125 6 4.8 3.0 82.5 108.9 24.3 24.8 .179 .285 .221 .218 .291 19.2 31.5 5.1 2.81 2.02
2018 31 620 95 5 5.3 3.1 84.4 108.6 21.9 31.6 .162 .260 .172 .204 .297 24.2 36.8 3.7 1.60 1.75
2019 32 1075 177 15 8.5 5.8 90.9 112.6 25.1 34.5 .233 .449 .321 .307 .391 42.0 25.4 5.8 4.05 4.14
2020 33 127 26 4 15.4 11.1 89.9 107.0 31.5 57.7 .354 .701 .394 .441 .526 34.6 16.7 11.1 5.87 9.47
2021 34 866 145 10 6.9 4.5 90.9 113.3 26.4 41.4 .242 .417 .336 .319 .380 42.1 23.8 10.3 4.53 4.32
2022 35 55 11 1 9.1 5.9 95.6 108.0 24.7 27.3 .126 .245 .074 .157 .243 63.6 35.3 0.0 0.00 1.07
Player 4378 718 50 7.0 4.5 88.3 116.5 24.6 34.5 .211 .377 .277 .274 .356 34.9 28.2 6.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Doolittle relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(74.5%) ,
Curveball
(21.8%) ,
Split Finger
(3.6%) ,


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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
2015 35.1 10.8 35.1 18.9 24.3 35.1 40.5 8.1 27.0 35.1 21.6 2.7 5.4 3.5
2016 33.3 27.5 26.5 12.7 34.3 31.4 34.3 2.0 16.7 38.2 20.6 8.8 6.9 4.5
2017 31.2 28.0 20.0 20.8 36.8 29.6 33.6 6.4 23.2 41.6 21.6 2.4 4.8 3.0
2018 32.6 25.3 22.1 20.0 33.7 34.7 30.5 7.4 23.2 41.1 18.9 4.2 5.3 3.1
2019 26.6 35.6 23.7 14.1 28.8 35.6 35.6 2.8 16.9 37.3 24.9 7.3 8.5 5.8
2020 7.7 30.8 46.2 15.4 34.6 42.3 23.1 3.8 0.0 42.3 26.9 11.5 15.4 11.1
2021 20.7 34.5 29.0 15.9 45.5 31.7 22.8 2.8 14.5 40.7 24.1 11.0 6.9 4.5
2022 27.3 45.5 18.2 9.1 36.4 45.5 18.2 0.0 27.3 54.5 0.0 9.1 9.1 5.9
Player 27.7 30.2 25.6 16.4 35.1 33.4 31.3 4.2 18.4 39.7 22.3 7.0 7.0 4.5
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
2022 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 41 93.3 12.2 2.8 19 4.4 -2.7 -38
2022 Split-Finger WSH L 2 80.5 28.9 -7.5 -21 9.6 0.5 5
2022 Curveball WSH L 12 78.1 45.5 -9.8 -18 9.9 0.3 3
2021 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 702 93.1 11.6 3.6 24 3.6 -3.4 -49
2021 Split-Finger SEA L 39 80.4 32.6 -4.9 -13 6.8 -2.7 -29
2021 Slider SEA L 47 84.2 32.5 -4.7 -13 2.9 -2.4 -46
2021 Curveball SEA L 78 79.7 41.9 -11.2 -21 7.8 -1.2 -13
2020 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 104 90.7 14.1 2.5 15 3.3 -3.2 -49
2020 Split-Finger WSH L 7 81.2 26.4 -9.5 -27 12.4 1.2 10
2020 Slider WSH L 11 80.8 36.5 -5.2 -12 7.3 0.2 3
2020 Curveball WSH L 5 80.1 36.9 -15.0 -29 6.0 -3.1 -35
2019 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 947 93.5 12.0 3.9 25 3.8 -3.8 -50
2019 Slider WSH L 62 80.9 39.9 -2.5 -6 8.7 1.1 14
2019 Split-Finger WSH L 65 83.7 23.4 -10.2 -30 13.6 1.7 14
2018 Split-Finger WSH L 44 85.0 22.4 -10.3 -31 13.8 2.7 24
2018 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 549 93.8 11.4 4.1 26 3.3 -4.1 -55
2018 Slider WSH L 25 81.7 39.4 -1.8 -4 8.0 1.8 29
2017 Split-Finger WSH L 56 85.4 21.0 -9.7 -32 13.8 2.7 25
2017 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 689 94.7 10.2 3.4 25 4.4 -3.7 -46
2017 Curveball WSH L 2 76.4 49.9 -6.3 -11 16.2 7.0 76
2017 Slider WSH L 39 81.4 37.9 -2.3 -6 10.1 4.0 64
2016 Curveball OAK L 37 81.9 45.6 -4.4 -9 5.0 -3.8 -43
2016 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 507 95.4 10.3 4.4 30 7.7 0.4 6
2016 Split-Finger OAK L 26 85.1 28.6 -4.7 -14 12.8 2.1 20
2015 Changeup OAK L 15 82.4 30.9 -1.9 -6 11.8 -1.1 -8
2015 Sinker OAK L 21 90.4 18.1 -5.6 -24 10.3 -3.7 -26
2015 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 208 93.2 12.7 3.1 20 8.6 1.7 24
2015 Curveball OAK L 9 80.3 45.1 -7.5 -14 5.0 -4.4 -47
! 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-Seam Fastball 10.6 4 41 74.5 15 .067 .133 .083 28.0 33.3 41.7 .131 .253 .163 60.0
2022 Curveball 4.8 1 12 21.8 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 33.3 .090 .188 .114 100.0
2022 Split-Finger -2.0 0 2 3.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -2 702 81.1 183 .270 .497 .368 23.4 23.5 19.0 .229 .426 .321 41.7
2021 Curveball -1.6 -1 78 9.0 17 .235 .294 .232 24.3 23.5 10.3 .351 .438 .342 30.8
2021 Slider 1.2 1 47 5.4 11 .182 .273 .277 33.3 18.2 16.7 .266 .323 .254 55.6
2021 Split-Finger -2.5 -1 39 4.5 9 .143 .143 .256 54.5 44.4 26.7 .238 .302 .338 66.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball -2.8 -3 104 81.9 25 .381 .714 .465 18.8 20.0 19.2 .425 .815 .511 38.9
2020 Slider 9.6 1 11 8.7 5 .000 .000 .000 33.3 20.0 25.0 .224 .376 .256 25.0
2020 Split-Finger -13.0 -1 7 5.5 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .267 .971 .478 50.0
2020 Curveball 13.0 1 5 3.9 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .023 .035 .028 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 3 947 88.1 232 .259 .468 .337 22.5 25.0 17.1 .236 .469 .318 42.8
2019 Split-Finger -1.9 -1 65 6.0 12 .333 .667 .421 24.3 33.3 12.1 .234 .344 .247 37.5
2019 Slider 2.3 1 62 5.8 13 .154 .154 .138 42.9 30.8 15.4 .182 .215 .177 33.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball 2.6 14 549 88.5 146 .142 .220 .181 33.2 37.7 29.4 .166 .272 .206 26.7
2018 Split-Finger -0.4 0 44 7.1 11 .100 .200 .341 28.6 18.2 13.3 .175 .196 .214 0.0
2018 Slider 2.2 1 25 4.0 5 .000 .000 .140 54.5 60.0 33.3 .002 .002 .141 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 11 689 87.7 171 .176 .302 .237 27.6 31.6 21.1 .180 .300 .227 20.4
2017 Split-Finger 0.3 0 56 7.1 17 .353 .353 .318 29.6 29.4 23.8 .202 .221 .187 8.3
2017 Slider 4.5 2 39 5.0 7 .000 .000 .000 40.0 28.6 15.4 .122 .151 .116 20.0
2017 Curveball 4.7 0 2 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! 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 Curveball 12 78.1 41 11.1 3:15 3:30 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 41 93.3 98 19.4 11:30 11:30 0
2021 Curveball 78 79.7 38 8.5 2:30 3:00 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 701 93.1 99 19.9 11:30 11:45 -15
2021 Split-Finger 35 80.5 95 11.7 11:00 10:45 15
2021 Slider 47 84.2 44 6.1 1:00 1:15 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 101 90.7 97 18.9 11:30 11:45 -15
2020 Slider 11 80.8 41 8.7 1:30 2:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 204 832 5 4 -2 -1 6
2013 284 1,092 10 9 -4 -2 13
2014 241 932 6 8 1 -1 14
2015 57 254 0 4 -2 0 1
2016 153 587 3 4 -1 -1 4
2017 205 823 3 10 2 -1 14
2018 162 620 9 8 -1 -2 15
2019 294 1,217 7 6 -4 -2 6
2020 34 127 0 0 -1 0 -2
2021 220 866 6 3 -10 -3 -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 %
2015 254 57.9 72.1 79.2 30.8 81.8 44.5 64.9 54.7 20.1 7.9 80.0
2016 595 52.6 73.8 72.7 36.9 64.4 42.4 70.3 56.3 29.6 10.1 78.3
2017 786 51.5 75.3 74.4 44.1 64.9 51.7 70.9 60.2 28.5 6.4 68.0
2018 620 50.8 74.0 72.5 38.0 52.6 44.4 71.0 56.3 33.5 8.9 85.5
2019 1,075 52.5 81.0 81.6 34.9 62.4 44.8 67.4 59.2 23.4 7.2 84.4
2020 127 55.9 85.9 88.5 26.8 46.7 46.5 65.7 59.8 18.4 3.9 80.0
2021 866 54.0 75.6 77.7 27.9 66.7 42.7 65.5 53.7 24.7 8.9 84.4
2022 55 54.5 73.3 72.7 36.0 44.4 38.2 76.5 56.4 35.5 9.1 80.0
Player 4,378 52.8 76.5 77.2 35.6 62.7 45.2 68.5 57.2 26.7 8.0 80.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2015 53 58 46
2016 84 60 53
2017 76 51 64
2018 64 46 62
2019 56 62 29 11 82 53 23 5 9 66 83 34 95 53 41 44
2020 16 36 55
2021 38 46 38 35 32 81 62 8 24 52 23 38 49 42 59 40 31
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.9 6 6.2 0 5 3 4 66.7
2017 22.8 5 4.5 1 2 3 3 60.0
2018 20.9 3 2.6 0 3 3 1 33.3
2019 23.9 12 14.6 -3 10 11 8 66.7
2020 23.4 3 2.3 1 1 1 2 66.7
2021 22.9 7 6.1 1 4 3 3 42.9
Player 23.1 36 36.3 0 25 24 21 58.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 7 5 8 5 4 7 6 5 4 5 9 6 7 6 6 4 5 7 8 7 5 8 7 6 6 6 9 7 7 5
2017 5 5 5 3 6 5 6 4 4 3 5 6 3 4 4 3 3 3 5 5 4 6 7 5 3 3 4 6 4 6 4
2018 3 4 2 1 3 2 3 3 2 1 3 5 3 2 4 4 2 2 1 3 3 1 4 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3
2019 12 16 14 11 14 16 16 14 12 9 12 17 17 10 14 16 10 10 14 15 13 20 21 20 15 15 11 21 20 13 12
2020 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
2021 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 4 6 8 5 4 6 7 4 6 7 6 6 8 8 6 4 6 8 8 6 6 5
Player 36 41 34 32 36 36 40 35 31 23 33 48 37 29 36 38 26 28 37 39 36 42 51 42 33 34 33 49 43 37 31
! 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 93.0 95.4 2.4 94.7 -0.7 93.8 -0.9 93.5 -0.3 90.7 -2.8 93.1 2.4 93.3 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 82.4 85.1 2.7 85.4 0.3 85.0 -0.4 83.7 -1.3 81.2 -2.5 80.4 -0.8 80.5 0.1
Breaking Velocity 80.3 81.9 1.6 81.2 -0.7 81.7 0.5 80.9 -0.8 80.6 -0.3 81.4 0.8 78.1 -3.3
Exit Velocity 86.2 90.3 4.1 82.5 -7.8 84.4 1.9 90.9 6.5 89.9 -1.0 90.9 1.0 95.6 4.7
Launch Angle 21.2 23.5 2.3 24.3 0.8 21.9 -2.4 25.1 3.2 31.5 6.4 26.4 -5.1 24.7 -1.7
Barrel % 5.4 6.9 1.5 4.8 -2.1 5.3 0.5 8.5 3.2 15.4 6.9 6.9 -8.5 9.1 2.2
Hard Hit % 32.4 39.2 6.8 19.2 -20.0 24.2 5.0 42.0 17.8 34.6 -7.4 42.1 7.5 63.6 21.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 37.8 33.3 -4.5 24.8 -8.5 31.6 6.8 34.5 2.9 57.7 23.2 41.4 -16.3 27.3 -14.1
xBA .202 .207 0.005 .179 -0.028 .162 -0.017 .233 0.071 .354 0.121 .242 -0.112 .126 -0.116
BA .235 .231 -0.004 .185 -0.046 .135 -0.050 .260 0.125 .300 0.040 .258 -0.042 .059 -0.199
xwOBA .265 .278 0.013 .218 -0.060 .204 -0.014 .307 0.103 .441 0.134 .319 -0.122 .157 -0.162
wOBA .286 .295 0.009 .221 -0.074 .172 -0.049 .321 0.149 .394 0.073 .336 -0.058 .074 -0.262
xSLG .325 .417 0.092 .285 -0.132 .260 -0.025 .449 0.189 .701 0.252 .417 -0.284 .245 -0.172
SLG .353 .434 0.081 .293 -0.141 .213 -0.080 .463 0.250 .633 0.170 .454 -0.179 .118 -0.336
K% 26.3 29.0 2.7 31.5 2.5 36.8 5.3 25.4 -11.4 16.7 -8.7 23.8 7.1 35.3 11.5
BB% 8.8 5.2 -3.6 5.1 -0.1 3.7 -1.4 5.8 2.1 11.1 5.3 10.3 -0.8 0.0 -10.3
Swing % 54.7 56.3 1.6 60.2 3.9 56.3 -3.9 59.2 2.9 59.8 0.6 53.7 -6.1 56.4 2.7
Whiff% 20.1 29.6 9.5 28.5 -1.1 33.5 5.0 23.4 -10.1 18.4 -5.0 24.7 6.3 35.5 10.8
In Zone % 57.9 52.6 -5.3 51.5 -1.1 50.8 -0.7 52.5 1.7 55.9 3.4 54.0 -1.9 54.5 0.5
Out of Zone % 42.1 47.4 5.3 48.5 1.1 49.2 0.7 47.5 -1.7 44.1 -3.4 46.0 1.9 45.5 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 30.8 36.9 6.1 44.1 7.2 38.0 -6.1 34.9 -3.1 26.8 -8.1 27.9 1.1 36.0 8.1
First Pitch Swing % 38.6 41.3 2.7 40.8 -0.5 40.7 -0.1 41.9 1.2 45.7 3.8 44.5 -1.2 47.1 2.6
First Pitch Strike % 64.9 70.3 5.4 70.9 0.6 71.0 0.1 67.4 -3.6 65.7 -1.7 65.5 -0.2 76.5 11.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 147 .284 83 4 4.8 64 18 28.1
2017 Shifts 196 .221 151 7 4.6 45 5 11.1
2018 Shifts 162 .172 128 2 1.6 34 7 20.6
2019 Shifts 258 .321 178 6 3.4 80 10 12.5
2020 Shifts 34 .394 18 8 44.4 16 5 31.3
2021 Shifts 220 .336 121 13 10.7 99 46 46.5
2022 Shifts 17 .074 8 3 37.5 9 3 33.3
! 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