Sean Newcomb
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 5" 255LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #15, Los Angeles Angels | Hartford
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0 4.73 32 0 1 32.1 43 1.70
2022 2 1 8.78 20 1 0 27.2 28 1.88
2023 1 1 3.00 7 2 0 15 17 1.13
7 Seasons 27 25 4.47 168 60 2 421 431 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 2-0 4.73 32.1 43 1.70
2022 20 2-1 8.78 27.2 28 1.88
2023 7 1-1 3.00 15 17 1.13
7 Seasons 168 27-25 4.47 421 431 1.46
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
2017 24 1831 285 15 5.3 3.3 88.9 116.7 10.3 35.1 .252 .404 .335 .331 .386 35.0 23.7 12.5 4.32 4.76
2018 25 2921 454 19 4.2 2.7 87.6 113.9 13.0 32.2 .221 .348 .300 .297 .332 31.9 23.0 11.6 3.90 3.71
2019 26 1181 196 9 4.6 3.1 87.3 112.2 11.6 28.6 .238 .376 .299 .305 .346 30.6 22.2 9.9 3.16 4.08
2020 27 300 51 5 9.8 7.1 87.3 106.1 15.0 33.3 .294 .528 .421 .389 .409 33.3 14.3 8.6 11.20 6.86
2021 28 673 78 2 2.6 1.3 87.1 109.1 10.4 34.6 .224 .320 .327 .321 .365 34.6 28.7 18.0 4.73 4.38
2022 29 552 87 12 13.8 9.0 90.7 110.2 18.7 39.1 .277 .500 .400 .384 .441 46.0 20.9 14.2 8.78 6.53
2023 30 280 33 2 6.1 3.3 89.7 109.1 18.5 27.3 .190 .338 .272 .308 .336 45.5 27.9 14.8 3.00 3.98
Player 7738 1184 64 5.4 3.4 88.1 116.7 12.6 32.9 .237 .382 .322 .319 .361 34.1 23.2 12.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Newcomb relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(51.8%) ,
Curveball
(37.5%) ,
Sinker
(6.8%) ,
Changeup
(2.9%) ,
Cutter
(1.1%) ,


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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
2017 46.0 21.1 28.1 4.9 30.5 38.6 30.9 4.2 33.0 22.1 26.3 6.7 5.3 3.3
2018 44.1 24.4 24.0 7.5 32.2 36.6 31.3 1.8 35.9 28.0 22.5 6.6 4.2 2.7
2019 50.5 23.0 20.9 5.6 32.1 40.8 27.0 3.6 33.7 24.5 27.0 6.1 4.6 3.1
2020 37.3 29.4 27.5 5.9 37.3 25.5 37.3 7.8 27.5 21.6 27.5 5.9 9.8 7.1
2021 38.5 24.4 30.8 6.4 37.2 34.6 28.2 6.4 29.5 24.4 26.9 9.0 2.6 1.3
2022 34.5 28.7 27.6 9.2 39.1 34.5 26.4 3.4 23.0 24.1 27.6 8.0 13.8 9.0
2023 42.4 21.2 18.2 18.2 24.2 30.3 45.5 3.0 33.3 27.3 18.2 12.1 6.1 3.3
Player 44.2 23.8 25.2 6.8 32.6 36.8 30.6 3.4 33.0 25.2 24.9 6.9 5.4 3.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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 Cutter OAK L 3 89.8 25.0 1.3 5 3.6 1.7 88
2023 Changeup OAK L 8 84.6 34.4 3.2 10 8.9 -5.3 -37
2023 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 145 93.4 15.6 -0.5 -3 7.2 0.1 2
2023 Sinker OAK L 19 92.4 25.3 3.5 16 14.9 0.7 5
2023 Curveball OAK L 105 80.6 53.2 1.3 3 15.3 8.3 119
2022 Sinker CHC L 3 94.8 13.2 -7.4 -36 12.9 -1.4 -10
2022 Curveball CHC L 50 78.9 59.9 5.1 9 10.0 3.3 49
2022 Cutter CHC L 171 88.3 30.4 -3.2 -12 3.5 0.8 31
2022 4-Seam Fastball CHC L 278 94.3 14.0 -0.2 -1 5.7 -0.8 -12
2022 Changeup CHC L 6 86.7 30.2 1.5 5 7.5 -6.1 -45
2021 Sinker ATL L 1 95.5 11.8 -7.8 -40 10.6 -4.0 -27
2021 Changeup ATL L 6 89.8 22.5 -5.1 -18 9.5 -4.9 -34
2021 Curveball ATL L 105 80.0 59.7 7.2 14 10.5 3.6 52
2021 4-Seam Fastball ATL L 388 95.6 13.7 -0.4 -3 5.1 -1.5 -23
2021 Cutter ATL L 173 87.4 35.5 -7.3 -26 4.2 1.4 48
2020 4-Seam Fastball ATL L 162 93.4 14.6 -0.3 -2 4.4 -2.0 -32
2020 Slider ATL L 24 79.4 52.4 8.7 20 12.0 4.9 68
2020 Changeup ATL L 60 87.0 26.3 -1.6 -6 9.7 -3.5 -27
2020 Curveball ATL L 53 77.1 63.8 5.3 9 9.3 1.6 20
2020 Cutter ATL L 1 83.9 45.3 -13.9 -44 6.9 3.8 121
2019 Slider ATL L 96 81.4 50.6 8.1 19 13.7 7.2 111
2019 Curveball ATL L 233 78.8 65.2 9.5 17 8.7 2.0 31
2019 4-Seam Fastball ATL L 770 94.3 14.8 0.4 3 5.5 -1.8 -24
2019 Changeup ATL L 82 87.4 28.1 -1.0 -4 12.2 -1.2 -9
2018 4-Seam Fastball ATL L 1,817 93.0 15.7 0.2 1 6.7 -0.4 -6
2018 Changeup ATL L 559 86.3 28.1 -1.4 -5 11.9 -1.2 -9
2018 Slider ATL L 125 80.5 47.9 4.5 11 11.0 4.1 60
2018 Curveball ATL L 417 76.8 67.4 7.4 12 9.2 1.0 12
2017 Changeup ATL L 197 86.0 27.0 -0.8 -3 13.2 -0.1 -1
2017 Slider ATL L 81 80.7 47.1 5.0 12 15.2 8.9 141
2017 4-Seam Fastball ATL L 1,156 93.8 14.0 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
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 2.6 4 145 51.8 31 .154 .308 .276 21.6 29.0 17.6 .205 .403 .325 58.8
2023 Curveball -1.4 -1 105 37.5 21 .176 .235 .279 22.2 33.3 16.3 .152 .262 .274 30.0
2023 Sinker 7.6 1 19 6.8 6 .000 .000 .117 16.7 16.7 25.0 .057 .066 .163 0.0
2023 Changeup -12.1 -1 8 2.9 2 .500 .500 .450 25.0 0.0 0.0 .648 .817 .641 100.0
2023 Cutter 2.2 0 3 1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 304 55.1 78 .222 .349 .345 22.6 20.5 22.9 .229 .388 .349 44.7
2022 Cutter -6.8 -12 180 32.6 43 .381 .881 .529 20.5 16.3 16.3 .374 .741 .482 51.4
2022 Curveball -6.4 -4 58 10.5 11 .375 .375 .436 8.3 36.4 14.8 .168 .196 .306 25.0
2022 Changeup 12.2 1 6 1.1 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 33.3 .163 .163 .146 0.0
2022 Sinker 2.5 0 4 0.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -2.3 -9 388 57.7 91 .308 .462 .434 19.7 22.0 18.2 .276 .429 .412 45.7
2021 Cutter 1.9 3 173 25.7 40 .184 .237 .210 35.4 37.5 22.1 .202 .234 .219 26.1
2021 Curveball 1.3 1 105 15.6 15 .077 .077 .114 43.8 46.7 20.6 .048 .059 .096 0.0
2021 Changeup 12.5 1 6 0.9 3 .000 .000 .000 25.0 33.3 50.0 .074 .078 .071 0.0
2021 Sinker -7.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -2.6 -4 162 54.0 32 .448 .759 .533 20.3 12.5 11.8 .344 .638 .441 36.0
2020 Changeup 1.3 1 60 20.0 17 .143 .357 .294 30.4 17.6 23.1 .234 .399 .350 27.3
2020 Curveball -3.6 -2 53 17.7 15 .333 .583 .407 17.6 20.0 20.0 .266 .500 .350 30.0
2020 Slider -0.8 0 24 8.0 6 .200 .200 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 .242 .320 .313 40.0
2020 Cutter -19.0 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 1 770 65.2 200 .276 .425 .357 19.5 17.0 16.3 .250 .387 .323 28.4
2019 Curveball 1.3 3 233 19.7 46 .093 .093 .143 43.3 45.7 28.8 .151 .223 .195 40.9
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 1.3 1 82 6.9 23 .304 .609 .383 21.3 8.7 11.8 .343 .568 .381 33.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 15 1,817 62.2 427 .226 .379 .323 22.1 22.7 20.3 .221 .370 .319 35.4
2018 Changeup -1.3 -7 559 19.1 167 .272 .411 .335 27.9 15.0 17.9 .233 .331 .289 24.6
2018 Curveball 0.1 0 417 14.3 75 .139 .181 .175 28.7 32.0 16.0 .189 .266 .218 29.2
2018 Slider 0.6 1 125 4.3 26 .200 .360 .229 41.3 53.8 23.7 .233 .378 .252 41.7
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 -1 1,156 63.1 272 .271 .484 .385 22.6 19.9 17.8 .283 .493 .388 37.0
2017 Curveball -0.3 -1 395 21.6 105 .189 .263 .256 31.7 35.2 20.2 .188 .241 .235 36.2
2017 Changeup -0.8 -2 197 10.8 51 .396 .542 .414 39.0 17.6 21.4 .235 .349 .257 24.4
2017 Slider 1.2 1 81 4.4 20 .158 .158 .170 37.5 40.0 25.0 .245 .318 .266 36.4
! 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 Curveball 105 80.6 74 21.3 4:45 4:15 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 144 93.4 88 17.0 10:45 11:15 -30
2023 Sinker 19 92.4 83 16.7 10:45 9:45 60
2022 Curveball 49 78.9 94 21.2 5:00 5:00 0
2022 Cutter 171 88.3 28 6.6 1:00 1:45 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 271 94.3 87 17.3 11:00 11:15 -15
2021 Curveball 103 80.0 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
2020 Changeup 59 87.0 96 13.5 10:45 10:15 30
2020 Curveball 50 77.0 94 22.6 5:15 5:15 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 157 93.4 87 16.6 11:00 11:30 -30
2020 Slider 22 79.3 73 17.0 4:45 4:30 15
! 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 1,829 19 0 -9 -13 -3
2018 712 2,986 18 35 -29 -13 10
2019 303 1,224 10 12 -9 -6 7
2020 70 300 1 -2 -1 -3 -6
2021 149 673 4 5 -6 -6 -4
2022 134 552 -10 0 -3 -3 -15
2023 60 280 5 3 -3 -2 3
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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 1,831 44.6 69.2 78.8 28.8 58.6 40.0 58.8 46.9 27.0 6.8 76.0
2018 2,921 47.1 66.8 80.0 24.9 61.2 41.5 54.0 44.6 24.7 7.8 76.2
2019 1,181 48.9 66.3 80.9 26.4 65.4 42.6 57.2 45.9 22.7 6.6 83.3
2020 300 46.0 65.9 82.4 19.8 71.9 41.0 48.6 41.0 20.3 6.3 68.4
2021 673 46.1 71.3 81.0 23.4 52.9 41.0 51.0 45.5 26.5 6.5 88.6
2022 552 50.5 64.2 83.8 16.8 60.9 40.8 54.5 40.8 20.9 7.8 79.1
2023 280 49.3 63.0 82.8 27.5 66.7 41.8 50.8 45.0 21.4 6.8 73.7
Player 7,738 47.0 67.3 80.4 25.3 60.9 41.2 55.1 45.0 24.6 7.2 78.0
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
2017 29 42 48 56 9 47 63 11 34 64 5 71 63 63 46 87 18
2018 61 72 79 75 46 41 89 71 76 55 10 50 16 50 39 80 10
2019 60 56 70 80 43 80 91 80 90 47 22 29 19 68 47 91 10
2020 51 62 84 16
2021 83 67 92 11
2022 57 80 87 7
2023 38 64 87 4
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.7 10 11.7 -2 8 13 2 20.0
2018 23.6 18 18.0 0 3 18 5 27.8
2019 25.0 8 6.5 2 6 3 4 50.0
2020 22.6 4 3.7 0 2 2 2 50.0
2021 25.3 1 1.1 0 1 0 1 100.0
2022 22.4 8 7.5 1 4 5 3 37.5
2023 23.1 1 1.4 0 0 2 0 0.0
Player 23.4 50 50.0 0 24 43 17 34.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 10 12 12 11 13 11 13 10 6 7 11 16 10 11 11 13 9 9 13 11 13 14 16 15 13 8 9 19 14 14 7
2018 18 25 14 15 20 15 22 16 15 12 15 20 17 17 17 19 17 16 20 22 20 18 25 19 14 14 17 20 23 19 17
2019 8 7 7 8 7 7 7 6 4 6 5 9 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 6 8 8 6 6 7 6 8 6 6 5
2020 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 2 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 3 3 2 3 4 5 4 3
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2022 8 5 5 7 8 9 9 7 6 7 8 9 8 7 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 7 10 8 5 7 9 9 8 8 8
2023 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 0
Player 50 55 44 48 55 49 58 45 38 36 45 62 46 47 49 51 46 44 53 56 54 53 67 54 43 40 47 62 58 53 41
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 93.0 -0.8 94.3 1.3 93.3 -1.0 93.1 -0.2 92.1 -1.0 93.2 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.0 86.3 0.3 87.4 1.1 87.0 -0.4 89.8 2.8 86.7 -3.1 84.6 -2.1
Breaking Velocity 78.7 77.6 -1.1 79.6 2.0 77.8 -1.8 80.0 2.2 78.8 -1.2 80.6 1.8
Exit Velocity 88.9 87.6 -1.3 87.3 -0.3 87.3 0.0 87.1 -0.2 90.7 3.6 89.7 -1.0
Launch Angle 10.3 13.0 2.7 11.6 -1.4 15.0 3.4 10.4 -4.6 18.7 8.3 18.5 -0.2
Barrel % 5.3 4.2 -1.1 4.6 0.4 9.8 5.2 2.6 -7.2 13.8 11.2 6.1 -7.7
Hard Hit % 35.0 31.9 -3.1 30.6 -1.3 33.3 2.7 34.6 1.3 46.0 11.4 45.5 -0.5
Sweet Spot % 35.1 32.2 -2.9 28.6 -3.6 33.3 4.7 34.6 1.3 39.1 4.5 27.3 -11.8
xBA .252 .221 -0.031 .238 0.017 .294 0.056 .224 -0.070 .277 0.053 .190 -0.087
BA .260 .226 -0.034 .236 0.010 .333 0.097 .235 -0.098 .287 0.052 .160 -0.127
xwOBA .331 .297 -0.034 .305 0.008 .389 0.084 .321 -0.068 .384 0.063 .308 -0.076
wOBA .335 .300 -0.035 .299 -0.001 .421 0.122 .327 -0.094 .400 0.073 .272 -0.128
xSLG .404 .348 -0.056 .376 0.028 .528 0.152 .320 -0.208 .500 0.180 .338 -0.162
SLG .418 .362 -0.056 .375 0.013 .583 0.208 .336 -0.247 .539 0.203 .260 -0.279
K% 23.7 23.0 -0.7 22.2 -0.8 14.3 -7.9 28.7 14.4 20.9 -7.8 27.9 7.0
BB% 12.5 11.6 -0.9 9.9 -1.7 8.6 -1.3 18.0 9.4 14.2 -3.8 14.8 0.6
Swing % 46.9 44.6 -2.3 45.9 1.3 41.0 -4.9 45.5 4.5 40.8 -4.7 45.0 4.2
Whiff% 27.0 24.7 -2.3 22.7 -2.0 20.3 -2.4 26.5 6.2 20.9 -5.6 21.4 0.5
In Zone % 44.6 47.1 2.5 48.9 1.8 46.0 -2.9 46.1 0.1 50.5 4.4 49.3 -1.2
Out of Zone % 55.4 52.9 -2.5 51.1 -1.8 54.0 2.9 53.9 -0.1 49.5 -4.4 50.7 1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 28.8 24.9 -3.9 26.4 1.5 19.8 -6.6 23.4 3.6 16.8 -6.6 27.5 10.7
First Pitch Swing % 27.5 23.3 -4.2 24.3 1.0 15.7 -8.6 25.5 9.8 18.7 -6.8 24.6 5.9
First Pitch Strike % 58.8 54.0 -4.8 57.2 3.2 48.6 -8.6 51.0 2.4 54.5 3.5 50.8 -3.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 448 .337 319 6 1.9 129 29 22.5
2018 Shifts 694 .301 545 92 16.9 149 30 20.1
2019 Shifts 292 .299 205 21 10.2 87 21 24.1
2020 Shifts 70 .421 47 0 0.0 23 1 4.3
2021 Shifts 142 .310 91 31 34.1 51 24 47.1
2022 Shifts 134 .400 81 28 34.6 53 30 56.6
2023 Shades 60 .265 41 0 0.0 19 7 36.8
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 513 15.6 42.7% 0.2% 303 21.6 2.0% 8.9%
2018 944 15.3 45.0% 0.4% 465 20.6 3.2% 3.7%
2019 343 16.3 32.9% 0.3% 211 21.2 2.8% 1.9%
2020 101 15.3 44.6% 0.0% 56 20.6 1.8% 0.0%
2021 151 15.6 39.1% 1.3% 149 19.9 2.7% 6.0%
2022 164 15.9 39.6% 0.0% 118 19.6 5.1% 0.8%
2023 72 14.2 66.7% 0.0% 52 17.6 9.6% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution