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Sean Newcomb
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 255LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #15, Los Angeles Angels | Hartford
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0 4.73 32 0 1 32.1 43 1.70
5 Seasons 24 23 4.21 141 57 2 378.1 386 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 2-0 4.73 32.1 43 1.70
5 Seasons 141 24-23 4.21 378.1 386 1.44

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
2017 24 1831 285 15 5.3 88.9 116.7 10.3 35.1 .249 .399 .335 .328 .380 35 23.7 12.5 4.32 4.77
2018 25 2921 454 19 4.2 87.8 113.9 13 32.2 .220 .347 .300 .296 .331 31.9 23 11.6 3.90 3.73
2019 26 1181 196 9 4.6 87.3 112.2 11.6 28.6 .238 .375 .299 .305 .345 30.6 22.2 9.9 3.16 4.17
2020 27 300 51 5 9.8 87.3 106.1 15 33.3 .293 .522 .421 .387 .406 33.3 14.3 8.6 11.20 6.83
2021 28 673 78 2 2.6 87.1 109.1 10.4 34.6 .222 .317 .327 .319 .361 34.6 28.7 18 4.73 4.36
6906 1064 50 4.7 87.9 116.7 11.9 32.5 .234 .371 .317 .312 .352 32.8 23.2 12
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Newcomb relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57.7%) ,
Cutter
(25.7%) ,
Curveball
(15.6%) ,
Changeup
(0.9%) ,
Sinker
(0.1%) ,


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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 388 254 134 57.7 95.6 91 65 20 13 5 1 1 20 46 .308 .275 .462 .429 .428 .409 87.3 17 2295 5.8 19.7 18.2
2021 Cutter 173 98 75 25.7 87.4 40 38 7 5 2 0 0 15 23 .184 .203 .237 .235 .207 .220 87.3 4 2701 5.8 35.4 22.1
2021 Curveball 105 76 29 15.6 80.0 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 7 7 .077 .045 .077 .055 .105 .090 82.8 -7 2881 5.7 43.8 20.6
2021 Changeup 6 6 0 0.9 89.8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .078 .000 .083 .000 .075 64.2 -37 1615 5.8 25.0 50.0
2021 Sinker 1 1 0 0.1 95.5 2489 5.9
2020 4-Seam Fastball 162 114 48 54.0 93.4 32 29 13 8 3 0 2 4 25 .448 .342 .759 .626 .526 .435 84.8 22 2307 5.9 20.3 11.8
2020 Changeup 60 54 6 20.0 87.0 17 14 2 1 0 0 1 3 11 .143 .234 .357 .399 .293 .351 82.6 0 1570 6.0 30.4 23.1
2020 Curveball 49 38 11 16.3 76.8 15 12 4 3 0 0 1 3 10 .333 .266 .583 .500 .404 .352 91.9 16 2826 5.8 17.6 20.0
2020 Slider 29 4 25 9.7 79.6 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .242 .200 .320 .268 .318 88.9 7 2850 6.0 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 46 21.1 28.1 4.9 30.5 38.6 30.9 4.2 33 22.1 26.3 6.7 5.3
2018 44.1 24.4 24 7.5 32.2 36.6 31.3 1.8 35.9 28 22.5 6.6 4.2
2019 50.5 23 20.9 5.6 32.1 40.8 27 3.6 33.7 24.5 27 6.1 4.6
2020 37.3 25.5 31.4 5.9 37.3 25.5 37.3 7.8 27.5 21.6 27.5 5.9 9.8
2021 38.5 24.4 30.8 6.4 37.2 34.6 28.2 6.4 29.5 24.4 26.9 9 2.6
45 23.3 25.4 6.3 32.3 37.2 30.5 3.4 33.8 25.2 24.9 6.7 4.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 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 Changeup ATL L 6 89.8 22.5 -5.1 -18 9.5 -4.9 -34
2021 Curveball ATL L 105 80 59.7 7.8 15 10.5 3.1 41
2021 Sinker ATL L 1 95.5 11.8 -7.7 -39 10.6 -3.9 -27
2021 Cutter ATL L 170 87.5 35.4 -7.3 -26 4.2 1.3 43
2021 4-Seamer ATL L 387 95.6 13.7 -0.4 -3 5.1 -1.5 -23
2020 Curveball ATL L 49 76.8 64.6 5.7 10 9 1.2 16
2020 Slider ATL L 27 79.7 52.3 9 21 11.7 3.9 50
2020 Changeup ATL L 60 87 26.3 -1.6 -6 9.7 -3.4 -26
2020 4-Seamer ATL L 162 93.4 14.6 -0.3 -2 4.4 -2 -31
2019 Changeup ATL L 82 87.4 28.1 -1.1 -4 12.2 -1.2 -9
2019 Curveball ATL L 233 78.8 65.2 9.5 17 8.7 2 30
2019 Slider ATL L 96 81.4 50.6 7.9 19 13.7 6.3 84
2019 4-Seamer ATL L 770 94.3 14.8 0.4 3 5.5 -1.8 -24
2018 4-Seamer ATL L 1817 93 15.7 0.2 1 6.7 -0.4 -6
2018 Changeup ATL L 559 86.3 28.1 -1.5 -5 11.9 -1.1 -9
2018 Curveball ATL L 417 76.8 67.4 7.4 12 9.2 1 12
2018 Slider ATL L 125 80.5 47.9 4.5 10 11 3.6 49
2017 Slider ATL L 81 80.7 47.1 4.7 11 15.2 7.8 105
2017 4-Seamer ATL L 1156 93.8 14 0.1 1 7.9 -0.3 -4
2017 Curveball ATL L 395 78.3 60.3 5.6 10 10.4 2.7 35
2017 Changeup ATL L 197 86 27 -0.9 -3 13.2 -0.1 0
! 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 Changeup -12.4 -1 6 0.9 3 0 0 0 25 33.3 50 .078 .083 .075 0
2021 Curveball -1.2 -1 105 15.6 15 .077 .077 .107 43.8 46.7 20.6 .045 .055 .09 0
2021 Cutter -1.8 -3 173 25.7 40 .184 .237 .21 35.4 37.5 22.1 .203 .235 .22 26.1
2021 4-Seamer 2.3 9 388 57.7 91 .308 .462 .434 19.7 22 18.2 .275 .429 .411 45.7
2021 Sinker 7.8 0 1 0.1 0
2020 Slider 2.1 1 29 9.7 6 .2 .2 .267 0 0 0 .242 .32 .313 40
2020 Curveball 3.4 2 49 16.3 15 .333 .583 .407 17.6 20 20 .266 .5 .35 30
2020 Changeup -1.2 -1 60 20 17 .143 .357 .294 30.4 17.6 23.1 .234 .399 .35 27.3
2020 4-Seamer 2.6 4 162 54 32 .448 .759 .533 20.3 12.5 11.8 .342 .626 .435 36
2019 Slider 0.4 0 96 8.1 23 .105 .263 .217 20.9 34.8 15.7 .202 .384 .309 33.3
2019 Changeup -1.2 -1 82 6.9 23 .304 .609 .383 21.3 8.7 11.8 .343 .569 .381 33.3
2019 Curveball -1.7 -4 233 19.7 46 .093 .093 .124 43.3 45.7 28.8 .151 .223 .195 40.9
2019 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 770 65.2 200 .276 .425 .355 19.5 17 16.3 .249 .386 .322 28.4
2018 Slider -0.6 -1 125 4.3 26 .2 .36 .229 41.3 53.8 23.7 .233 .378 .252 41.7
2018 Curveball -0.1 -1 417 14.3 75 .139 .181 .175 28.7 32 16 .189 .266 .218 29.2
2018 Changeup 1.4 8 559 19.1 167 .272 .411 .339 27.9 15 17.9 .231 .329 .287 24.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.8 -15 1817 62.2 427 .226 .379 .322 22.1 22.7 20.3 .221 .369 .319 35.4
2017 Slider -1.2 -1 81 4.4 20 .158 .158 .17 37.5 40 25 .245 .318 .266 36.4
2017 Changeup 0.9 2 197 10.8 51 .396 .542 .414 39 17.6 21.4 .235 .349 .257 24.4
2017 Curveball 0.4 1 395 21.6 105 .189 .263 .262 31.7 35.2 20.2 .186 .239 .233 36.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 1 1156 63.1 272 .271 .484 .38 22.6 19.9 17.8 .282 .49 .387 37
! 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 Changeup 59 87 96 13.5 10:45 10:15 30
2020 Curveball 47 76.8 96 22.9 5:15 5:15 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 157 93.4 87 16.6 11:00 11:30 -30
2020 Slider 26 79.6 70 16.9 4:45 4:30 15
2021 Curveball 103 80 92 22.2 5:00 5:00 0
2021 Cutter 169 87.5 23 5.8 2:00 3:30 -90
2021 4-Seam Fastball 383 95.6 84 16.5 11:00 11:30 -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
2017 448 1829 -18 -1 9 13 3
2018 712 2986 -19 -34 29 13 -10
2019 303 1224 -11 -11 9 6 -8
2020 70 300 -1 2 2 3 6
2021 149 673 -3 -5 6 6 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 %
2017 1831 44.6 69.2 78.8 28.8 58.6 40.1 58.6 46.9 27 6.9 76.2
2018 2921 47.1 66.8 80.1 24.9 60.9 41.6 53.9 44.6 24.7 7.9 76.5
2019 1181 48.9 66.4 80.9 26.3 65.4 42.6 57 45.9 22.7 6.6 83.3
2020 300 46 65.9 82.4 19.8 71.9 40.7 48.6 41 20.3 6.3 68.4
2021 673 46.1 71.3 81 23.4 52.9 41.2 50.7 45.5 26.5 6.5 88.6
6906 46.6 67.7 80.1 25.8 60.6 41.3 55.2 45.4 25 7.2 78.3
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
2017 29 43 50 56 11 47 63 11 33 64 5 71 29 66 44 88
2018 61 71 79 75 45 41 89 67 75 55 10 49 61 55 38 83
2019 56 53 68 78 40 80 91 80 90 47 22 29 56 72 46 93
2020 56 56 86
2021 47 87 92
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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 25 8 7 1 7 4 3 37.5
2020 22.6 4 4.4 0 2 3 0 0
2021 25.3 1 1.6 -1 1 1 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 7 10 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 9 7 6 5 6 7 4 7 6 8 4 7 7 7 7 10 7 7 8 7 8
2020 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 6 5 5 2 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 4 4 4 5 3 5
2021 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 1
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 93 -0.8 94.3 1.3 93.4 -0.9 93.1 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 86 86.3 0.3 87.4 1.1 87 -0.4 89.8 2.8
Breaking Velocity 78.7 77.6 -1.1 79.6 2 77.9 -1.7 80 2.1
Exit Velocity 88.9 87.8 -1.1 87.3 -0.5 87.3 0 87.1 -0.2
Launch Angle 10.3 13 2.7 11.6 -1.4 15 3.4 10.4 -4.6
Barrel % 5.3 4.2 -1.1 4.6 0.4 9.8 5.2 2.6 -7.2
Hard Hit % 35 31.9 -3.1 30.6 -1.3 33.3 2.7 34.6 1.3
Sweet Spot % 35.1 32.2 -2.9 28.6 -3.6 33.3 4.7 34.6 1.3
xBA .249 .22 -0.029 .238 0.018 .293 0.055 .222 -0.071
BA .26 .226 -0.034 .236 0.01 .333 0.097 .235 -0.098
xwOBA .328 .296 -0.032 .305 0.009 .387 0.082 .319 -0.068
wOBA .335 .3 -0.035 .299 -0.001 .421 0.122 .327 -0.094
xSLG .399 .347 -0.052 .375 0.028 .522 0.147 .317 -0.205
SLG .418 .362 -0.056 .375 0.013 .583 0.208 .336 -0.247
K% 23.7 23 -0.7 22.2 -0.8 14.3 -7.9 28.7 14.4
BB% 12.5 11.6 -0.9 9.9 -1.7 8.6 -1.3 18 9.4
Swing % 46.9 44.6 -2.3 45.9 1.3 41 -4.9 45.5 4.5
Whiff% 27 24.7 -2.3 22.7 -2 20.3 -2.4 26.5 6.2
In Zone % 44.6 47.1 2.5 48.9 1.8 46 -2.9 46.1 0.1
Out of Zone % 55.4 52.9 -2.5 51.1 -1.8 54 2.9 53.9 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 28.8 24.9 -3.9 26.3 1.4 19.8 -6.5 23.4 3.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.4 23.3 -4.1 24.2 0.9 15.7 -8.5 25.3 9.6
First Pitch Strike % 58.6 53.9 -4.7 57 3.1 48.6 -8.4 50.7 2.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 448 .337 319 6 1.9 129 28 21.7
2018 695 .300 545 48 8.8 150 20 13.3
2019 292 .299 205 19 9.3 87 17 19.5
2020 70 .421 47 0 0.0 23 1 4.3
2021 142 .310 91 31 34.1 51 24 47.1

Pitch Distribution