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Sean Poppen
Trending: ↓ 5%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 19, #573, Minnesota Twins | Harvard
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 4.70 6 0 0 7.2 10 1.70
2 Seasons 0 0 6.19 10 0 0 16.0 19 1.75
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 6 0-0 4.70 7.2 10 1.70
2 Seasons 10 0-0 6.19 16.0 19 1.75

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
2019 134 22 2 9.1 90.5 5.3 54.5 .285 .487 .414 .374 .455 54.5 25.0 13.9 7.56 6.23
2020 153 21 0 0.0 89.3 9.5 28.6 .224 .290 .331 .274 .326 33.3 28.6 11.4 4.70 3.38
ALL 287 43 2 4.7 89.9 7.4 41.9 .254 .389 .373 .325 .392 44.2 26.8 12.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Poppen relies on 3 pitches.



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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 Sinker 74 36 38 48.4 93.7 17 15 7 5 1 1 0 2 13 .467 .258 .667 .341 .499 .309 93.0 3 1949 20.0 10.0
2020 Slider 69 36 33 45.1 84.7 17 15 1 1 0 0 0 8 7 .067 .142 .067 .184 .132 .206 82.4 22 2036 48.1 33.3
2020 Changeup 10 3 7 6.5 83.8 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .943 1.000 1.111 .870 .849 88.5 14 2022 0.0 0.0
2019 Sinker 77 41 36 57.5 94.6 20 16 5 3 2 0 0 3 13 .313 .316 .438 .480 .390 .408 90.0 6 2050 6.5 23.1
2019 Slider 52 34 18 38.8 84.4 16 15 5 2 1 1 1 6 9 .333 .251 .733 .495 .445 .331 91.1 4 2026 50.0 37.5
2019 Changeup 5 0 5 3.7 84.0 2072 100.0


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 Changeup MIN R 10 83.8 38 3.1 9 15 0.8 6
2020 Slider MIN R 69 84.7 38.2 1.4 4 10.6 5 89
2020 Sinker MIN R 74 93.7 26.7 3.5 15 14.5 -1 -6
2019 Sinker MIN R 77 94.6 25 2.6 11 15.9 0 0
2019 Slider MIN R 52 84.4 41.8 4 11 10.7 3.7 53
2019 Changeup MIN R 5 84 37.3 0.8 2 18.7 3.4 22
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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 %
2019 134 48.5 63.1 85.4 18.8 38.5 40.3 38.9 40.3 25.9 6.0 62.5
2020 153 41.8 67.2 81.4 24.7 45.5 32.7 57.1 42.5 30.8 7.8 75.0
ALL 287 44.9 65.1 83.3 22.2 42.9 36.2 47.9 41.5 28.6 7.0 70.0
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 45.5 13.6 40.9 0.0 31.8 31.8 36.4 4.5 36.4 9.1 31.8 9.1 9.1
2020 52.4 14.3 23.8 9.5 23.8 38.1 38.1 0.0 52.4 19.0 19.0 9.5 0.0
ALL 48.8 14.0 32.6 4.7 27.9 34.9 37.2 2.3 44.2 14.0 25.6 9.3 4.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 36 .414 23 5 21.7 13 5 38.5
2020 35 .331 17 5 29.4 18 5 27.8

Pitch Distribution