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Sean Doolittle
Popularity: ↑ 41%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 204LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2007 | Rd: CA, #41, Oakland Athletics | Virginia
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 2 5.87 11 0 0 7.2 6 1.70
9 Seasons 23 23 3.07 401 0 111 395.2 463 0.97
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 0-2 5.87 7.2 6 1.70
9 Seasons 401 23-23 3.07 395.2 463 0.97

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
2015 254 37 2 5.4 86.2 21.2 37.8 .202 .325 .286 .265 .316 32.4 26.3 8.8 3.95 2.97
2016 595 102 7 6.9 90.3 23.5 33.3 .202 .405 .295 .272 .371 40 29 5.2 3.23 3.18
2017 786 125 6 4.8 82.5 24.3 24.8 .179 .285 .221 .218 .291 19.2 31.5 5.1 2.81 2.04
2018 620 95 5 5.3 84.4 21.7 31.6 .162 .261 .172 .205 .298 24.5 36.8 3.7 1.60 1.78
2019 1075 177 15 8.5 90.9 25.1 34.5 .230 .442 .321 .303 .384 42 25.4 5.8 4.05 4.11
2020 127 26 4 15.4 89.9 31.5 57.7 .354 .701 .394 .441 .526 34.6 16.7 11.1 5.87 9.54
3457 562 39 6.9 87.4 24.1 32.9 .203 .367 .266 .262 .348 32.6 29.3 5.5
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Doolittle relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(81.9%) ,
Slider
(12.6%) ,
Split Finger
(5.5%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 104 55 49 81.9 90.7 25 21 8 5 1 0 2 5 18 0.381 0.425 0.714 0.815 0.459 0.511 89.1 23 2187 18.8 19.2
2020 Slider 16 2 14 12.6 80.6 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0.000 0.167 0.000 0.279 0.000 0.191 84.9 38 2241 22.2 20.0
2020 Split Finger 7 7 0 5.5 81.2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.500 0.267 2.000 0.971 0.990 0.478 86.3 56 1912 0.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 947 686 261 88.2 93.5 232 216 56 34 9 3 10 58 159 0.259 0.234 0.468 0.463 0.324 0.314 91.7 26 2215 22.5 17.1
2019 Split Finger 65 65 0 6.1 83.7 12 12 4 2 1 0 1 4 8 0.333 0.234 0.667 0.344 0.408 0.247 89.4 17 2136 24.3 12.1
2019 Slider 62 1 61 5.8 80.9 13 13 2 2 0 0 0 4 9 0.154 0.183 0.154 0.216 0.134 0.178 78.7 21 2424 42.9 15.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 Splitter WSH L 7 81.2 26.4 -9.5 -26 12.4 1.2 10
2020 4-Seamer WSH L 104 90.7 14.1 2.6 15 3.3 -3.1 -48
2020 Slider WSH L 16 80.6 36.7 -5.5 -13 6.9 -1.4 -17
2019 4-Seamer WSH L 947 93.5 12 3.9 25 3.8 -3.7 -50
2019 Splitter WSH L 65 83.7 23.4 -9.9 -30 13.6 1.9 16
2019 Slider WSH L 62 80.9 39.9 -2.5 -6 8.7 0.1 1
2018 Slider WSH L 25 81.7 39.4 -1.9 -5 8 1.3 19
2018 4-Seamer WSH L 537 93.8 11.4 4.1 26 3.3 -4.1 -56
2018 Splitter WSH L 42 85 22.4 -10.4 -32 13.7 2.2 19
2017 Splitter WSH L 56 85.4 21 -9.7 -32 13.8 1.6 13
2017 4-Seamer WSH L 689 94.7 10.2 3.4 25 4.4 -3.7 -46
2017 Slider WSH L 39 81.4 37.9 -2.5 -6 10.1 3.5 53
2017 Curveball WSH L 2 76.4 49.9 -6.3 -11 16.2 6.9 75
2016 Splitter OAK L 26 85 27.4 -2.7 -9 11.7 0 0
2016 Curveball OAK L 37 81.9 43.6 -4.4 -9 4.6 -1.9 -29
2016 4-Seamer OAK L 507 95.4 8.8 3.8 30 6.9 -1.9 -21
! 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 Splitter 13 1 7 5.5 2 0.5 2 1 0 0 0 0.267 0.971 0.478 50
2020 Slider -10.5 -2 16 12.6 7 0 0 0 22.2 14.3 20 0.167 0.279 0.191 16.7
2020 4-Seamer 2.8 3 104 81.9 25 0.381 0.714 0.465 18.8 20 19.2 0.425 0.815 0.511 38.9
2019 Splitter 2 1 65 6 12 0.333 0.667 0.421 24.3 33.3 12.1 0.234 0.344 0.247 37.5
2019 Slider -2.3 -1 62 5.8 13 0.154 0.154 0.138 42.9 30.8 15.4 0.183 0.216 0.178 33.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 947 88.1 232 0.259 0.468 0.334 22.5 25 17.1 0.234 0.463 0.315 42.8
2018 Slider -2.2 -1 25 4 5 0 0 0.14 54.5 60 33.3 0.002 0.002 0.141 0
2018 Splitter 0.6 0 42 6.8 10 0.111 0.222 0.375 30 20 14.3 0.194 0.217 0.236 0
2018 4-Seamer -2.5 -14 537 86.6 144 0.144 0.223 0.183 33 36.8 29.3 0.169 0.277 0.209 26.7
2017 Curveball -4.7 0 2 0.3 1 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2017 Slider -4.5 -2 39 5 7 0 0 0 40 28.6 15.4 0.122 0.151 0.116 20
2017 Splitter -0.2 0 56 7.1 17 0.353 0.353 0.318 29.6 29.4 23.8 0.203 0.223 0.188 8.3
2017 4-Seamer -1.7 -12 689 87.7 171 0.176 0.302 0.232 27.6 31.6 21.1 0.18 0.3 0.226 20.4
! 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 101 90.7 97 18.9 11:30 11:45 -15
2020 Slider 16 80.6 41 8.5 1:45 2:00 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 150 583 -2 -4 2 1 -3
2017 205 823 -3 -11 -2 1 -15
2018 159 606 -9 -7 1 2 -14
2019 294 1217 -7 -6 4 2 -6
2020 34 127 0 0 1 0 2
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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 57.7 71.9 79 30.8 81.8 44.7 64.9 54.7 20.1 7.5 78.9
2016 595 52.1 73.4 73.9 37.1 62.9 42.6 70.3 56.3 29.6 10.3 77
2017 786 51.7 75.4 74.5 43.9 64.7 51.7 70.6 60.2 28.5 6.4 68
2018 620 51.3 73.6 72.5 38 52.7 43.9 70.6 56.3 33.5 9.2 85.7
2019 1075 52.5 81 81.6 34.9 62.4 44.9 66.9 59.2 23.4 7.2 84.4
2020 127 55.9 85.9 88.5 26.8 46.7 46.5 63.9 59.8 18.4 3.9 80
3457 52.5 76.6 77.4 37.4 62 45.9 68.8 58.1 27 7.8 79.5
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 35.1 10.8 35.1 18.9 24.3 35.1 40.5 8.1 27 35.1 21.6 2.7 5.4
2016 33.3 27.5 26.5 12.7 34.3 31.4 34.3 2 16.7 38.2 20.6 8.8 6.9
2017 31.2 28 20 20.8 36.8 29.6 33.6 6.4 23.2 41.6 21.6 2.4 4.8
2018 32.6 25.3 22.1 20 33.7 34.7 31.6 7.4 23.2 40 18.9 4.2 5.3
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
2020 7.7 23.1 53.8 15.4 34.6 42.3 23.1 3.8 0 42.3 26.9 11.5 15.4
29.5 28.5 25.3 16.7 32.4 33.6 34 4.6 19.2 39 22.2 5.9 6.9
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 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
2015 55 57 2
2016 85 59 29
2017 78 48 27
2018 68 43
2019 59 63 29 12 83 53 23 4 9 66 83 34 59 58 39
2020
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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 23.9 12 13.7 -2 9 10 8 66.7
2020 23.4 3 2.4 1 3 0 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 17 18 16 17 13 10 15 13 15 13 14 9 12 12 15 11 16 14 16 9 10 10 14 13 16 13 14 16 14 15
2020 3 4 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 3
! 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 93 95.4 2.4 94.7 -0.7 93.8 -0.9 93.5 -0.3 90.7 -2.8
Offspeed Velocity 82.4 85 2.6 85.4 0.4 85 -0.4 83.7 -1.3 81.2 -2.5
Breaking Velocity 80.3 81.9 1.6 81.2 -0.7 81.7 0.5 80.9 -0.8 80.6 -0.3
Exit Velocity 86.2 90.3 4.1 82.5 -7.8 84.4 1.9 90.9 6.5 89.9 -1
Launch Angle 21.2 23.5 2.3 24.3 0.8 21.7 -2.6 25.1 3.4 31.5 6.4
Barrel % 5.4 6.9 1.5 4.8 -2.1 5.3 0.5 8.5 3.2 15.4 6.9
Hard Hit % 32.4 40 7.6 19.2 -20.8 24.5 5.3 42 17.5 34.6 -7.4
Sweet Spot % 37.8 33.3 -4.5 24.8 -8.5 31.6 6.8 34.5 2.9 57.7 23.2
xBA 0.202 0.202 0 0.179 -0.023 0.162 -0.017 0.23 0.068 0.354 0.124
BA 0.235 0.231 -0.004 0.185 -0.046 0.135 -0.05 0.26 0.125 0.3 0.04
xwOBA 0.265 0.272 0.007 0.218 -0.054 0.205 -0.013 0.303 0.098 0.441 0.138
wOBA 0.286 0.295 0.009 0.221 -0.074 0.172 -0.049 0.321 0.149 0.394 0.073
xSLG 0.325 0.405 0.08 0.285 -0.12 0.261 -0.024 0.442 0.181 0.701 0.259
SLG 0.353 0.434 0.081 0.293 -0.141 0.213 -0.08 0.463 0.25 0.633 0.17
K% 26.3 29 2.7 31.5 2.5 36.8 5.3 25.4 -11.4 16.7 -8.7
BB% 8.8 5.2 -3.6 5.1 -0.1 3.7 -1.4 5.8 2.1 11.1 5.3
Swing % 54.7 56.3 1.6 60.2 3.9 56.3 -3.9 59.2 2.9 59.8 0.6
Whiff% 20.1 29.6 9.5 28.5 -1.1 33.5 5 23.4 -10.1 18.4 -5
In Zone Swing % 57.7 52.1 -5.6 51.7 -0.4 51.3 -0.4 52.5 1.2 55.9 3.4
Out of Zone Swing % 42.3 47.9 5.6 48.3 0.4 48.7 0.4 47.5 -1.2 44.1 -3.4
First Pitch Swing % 38.6 41.3 2.7 40.6 -0.7 40.5 -0.1 41.5 1 44.4 2.9
First Pitch Strike % 64.9 70.3 5.4 70.6 0.3 70.6 0 66.9 -3.7 63.9 -3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 149 .284 85 4 4.7 64 15 23.4
2017 196 .221 151 1 0.7 45 3 6.7
2018 159 .176 125 2 1.6 34 6 17.6
2019 258 .321 178 5 2.8 80 8 10.0
2020 34 .394 18 8 44.4 16 5 31.3

Pitch Distribution