Sean Hjelle
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 11" 228LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 2, #45, San Francisco Giants | Kentucky
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 2 5.76 8 0 0 25 28 1.64
2023 2 1 6.52 15 0 0 29 31 1.76
2 Seasons 3 3 6.17 23 0 0 54 59 1.70
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 8 1-2 5.76 25 28 1.64
2023 15 2-1 6.52 29 31 1.76
2 Seasons 23 3-3 6.17 54 59 1.70
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
2022 25 474 78 5 6.4 4.3 89.5 109.6 3.2 39.7 .267 .395 .349 .318 .389 44.9 24.3 7.0 5.76 4.23
2023 26 516 91 6 6.6 4.3 88.6 111.8 2.7 36.3 .258 .378 .372 .324 .369 41.8 22.3 9.4 6.52 4.42
Player 990 169 11 6.5 4.3 89.0 111.8 3.0 37.9 .262 .386 .362 .321 .378 43.2 23.2 8.3
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

Hjelle relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(52.9%) ,
Curveball
(43.2%) ,
Changeup
(3.9%) ,


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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
2022 59.0 10.3 29.5 1.3 38.5 37.2 24.4 6.4 37.2 14.1 33.3 2.6 6.4 4.3
2023 53.8 13.2 28.6 4.4 30.8 41.8 27.5 6.6 39.6 17.6 27.5 2.2 6.6 4.3
Player 56.2 11.8 29.0 3.0 34.3 39.6 26.0 6.5 38.5 16.0 30.2 2.4 6.5 4.3
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
2023 Changeup SF R 20 89.7 32.1 4.6 17 15.4 0.9 6
2023 Curveball SF R 223 85.6 40.3 -5.7 -12 1.9 -3.4 -64
2023 Sinker SF R 271 94.8 25.8 5.6 28 17.1 2.6 18
2022 Sinker SF R 255 93.8 26.2 5.8 28 16.5 2.2 15
2022 Curveball SF R 182 85.7 36.5 -8.8 -20 1.4 -3.8 -73
2022 4-Seamer SF R 4 92.9 21.3 -6.7 -46 9.8 3.7 61
2022 Changeup SF R 33 88.5 30.2 2.1 8 13.2 -0.9 -6
! 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 %
2023 Sinker -2.6 -7 273 52.9 87 .347 .520 .408 11.2 20.7 27.3 .281 .437 .353 42.4
2023 Curveball -2.5 -6 223 43.2 49 .279 .372 .353 34.9 26.5 18.6 .209 .273 .270 40.0
2023 Changeup 1.9 0 20 3.9 2 .000 .000 .000 14.3 0.0 0.0 .433 .455 .392 50.0
2022 Sinker -1.3 -3 255 53.8 65 .368 .491 .444 6.7 12.3 14.3 .315 .466 .382 46.9
2022 Curveball 0.3 0 182 38.4 44 .186 .279 .253 40.0 45.5 29.0 .172 .273 .203 34.8
2022 Changeup -9.9 -3 33 7.0 5 .800 1.000 .790 7.1 0.0 0.0 .502 .623 .491 60.0
2022 4-Seamer 5.0 0 4 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .466 .498 .420 100.0
! 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
2023 Changeup 15 89.6 80 16.2 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Knuckle Curve 189 85.5 51 5.8 7:15 7:00 15
2023 Sinker 206 94.8 84 18.4 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Changeup 31 88.4 93 14.5 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 Knuckle Curve 177 85.7 19 3.2 7:15 8:00 -45
2022 Sinker 244 93.8 89 17.7 1:45 2:30 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 115 474 -1 -1 -2 -2 -6
2023 138 516 -9 0 -1 -3 -12
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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 %
2022 474 54.9 60.8 86.7 22.4 54.2 40.9 60.0 43.5 20.4 11.0 78.8
2023 516 51.4 63.0 88.6 24.7 48.4 39.1 64.5 44.4 22.3 10.7 70.9
Player 990 53.0 61.9 87.7 23.7 50.9 40.0 62.5 43.9 21.4 10.8 74.8
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
2022 49 6 1 76
2023 64 18 1 59
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 22.5 3 2.5 1 1 1 2 66.7
2023 22.3 3 2.1 1 0 2 1 33.3
Player 22.4 6 4.6 1 1 3 3 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 3 2 3 4 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 3 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2 3 2 3
2023 3 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 3 3 2
Player 6 3 6 5 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 6 5 3 4 4 5 5 7 5 4 3 6 5 6 5 5
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 94.8 1.0
Offspeed Velocity 88.5 89.7 1.2
Breaking Velocity 85.7 85.6 -0.1
Exit Velocity 89.5 88.6 -0.9
Launch Angle 3.2 2.7 -0.5
Barrel % 6.4 6.6 0.2
Hard Hit % 44.9 41.8 -3.1
Sweet Spot % 39.7 36.3 -3.4
xBA .267 .258 -0.009
BA .311 .317 0.006
xwOBA .318 .324 0.006
wOBA .349 .372 0.023
xSLG .395 .378 -0.017
SLG .425 .458 0.033
K% 24.3 22.3 -2.0
BB% 7.0 9.4 2.4
Swing % 43.5 44.4 0.9
Whiff% 20.4 22.3 1.9
In Zone % 54.9 51.4 -3.5
Out of Zone % 45.1 48.6 3.5
Out of Zone Swing % 22.4 24.7 2.3
First Pitch Swing % 23.5 26.8 3.3
First Pitch Strike % 60.0 64.5 4.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2022 Shifts 115 .349 76 8 10.5 39 23 59.0
2023 Shades 138 .372 79 6 7.6 59 18 30.5
! 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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