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Sean Poppen
Popularity: ↓ 6%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | 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 .270 .448 .414 .357 .427 54.5 25 13.9 7.56 5.94
2020 153 21 0 0 89.3 9.5 28.6 .224 .285 .336 .276 .327 33.3 28.6 11.4 4.70 3.20
287 43 2 4.7 89.9 7.4 41.9 .247 .367 .376 .317 .378 44.2 26.8 12.7
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Poppen relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(48.4%) ,
Slider
(45.1%) ,
Changeup
(6.5%) ,


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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 Sinker 74 36 38 48.4 93.7 17 15 7 5 1 1 0 2 13 .467 .255 .667 .327 .506 .306 93.0 3 1949 19.4 10.0
2020 Slider 69 36 33 45.1 84.7 17 15 1 1 0 0 0 8 7 .067 .146 .067 .190 .134 .210 82.4 22 2036 46.4 33.3
2020 Changeup 10 3 7 6.5 83.8 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .940 1.000 1.094 .882 .891 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 .301 .438 .434 .390 .389 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 .238 .733 .463 .445 .316 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 Sinker MIN R 74 93.7 26.7 3.5 15 14.5 -1 -6
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
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
2019 Sinker MIN R 77 94.6 25 2.6 11 15.9 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 %
2020 Changeup 4.3 0 10 6.5 1 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .94 1.094 .891 0
2020 Slider -3.2 -2 69 45.1 17 .067 .067 .135 46.4 47.1 33.3 .146 .19 .21 28.6
2020 Sinker 1.5 1 74 48.4 17 .467 .667 .515 19.4 11.8 10 .255 .327 .307 38.5
2019 Slider 6.1 3 52 38.8 16 .333 .733 .459 50 37.5 37.5 .238 .463 .316 55.6
2019 Sinker 1.7 1 77 57.5 20 .313 .438 .4 6.5 15 23.1 .301 .434 .391 53.8
2019 Changeup 0.5 0 5 3.7 100
! 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 Sinker 57 93.7 97 15.7 2:00 2:30 -30
2020 Slider 49 84.9 50 12.5 8:00 8:45 -45
! 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
2019 36 134 1 -1 3 2 4
2020 35 153 -3 0 0 2 -1
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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 62.5
2020 153 41.8 68.8 79.5 25.8 43.5 32.7 57.1 43.8 29.9 7.8 83.3
287 44.9 65.9 82.4 22.8 41.7 36.2 47.9 42.2 28.1 7 75
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 %
2019 45.5 13.6 40.9 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 52.4 19 19 9.5 0
48.8 14 32.6 4.7 27.9 34.9 37.2 2.3 44.2 14 25.6 9.3 4.7
45.3 22 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
2019
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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 22.9 1 1.2 0 1 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 93.7 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 84 83.8 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 84.4 84.7 0.3
Exit Velocity 90.5 89.3 -1.2
Launch Angle 5.3 9.5 4.2
Barrel % 9.1 0 -9.1
Hard Hit % 54.5 33.3 -21.2
Sweet Spot % 54.5 28.6 -25.9
xBA .27 .224 -0.046
BA .323 .29 -0.033
xwOBA .357 .276 -0.081
wOBA .414 .336 -0.078
xSLG .448 .285 -0.163
SLG .581 .387 -0.194
K% 25 28.6 3.6
BB% 13.9 11.4 -2.5
Swing % 40.3 43.8 3.5
Whiff% 25.9 29.9 4
In Zone Swing % 48.5 41.8 -6.7
Out of Zone Swing % 51.5 58.2 6.7
First Pitch Swing % 16.7 20 3.3
First Pitch Strike % 38.9 57.1 18.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 36 .414 23 5 21.7 13 5 38.5
2020 35 .336 17 5 29.4 18 5 27.8

Pitch Distribution