Sean Poppen
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 2 4.40 29 0 0 28.2 22 1.36
4 Seasons 3 3 5.08 63 0 1 67.1 67 1.59
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 29 2-2 4.40 28.2 22 1.36
4 Seasons 63 3-3 5.08 67.1 67 1.59

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
2019 25 134 22 2 9.1 5.6 90.5 104.7 5.3 54.5 .271 .449 .414 .357 .428 54.5 25.0 13.9 7.56 5.81
2020 26 153 21 0 0.0 0.0 88.6 104.4 7.9 28.6 .224 .271 .336 .274 .325 28.6 28.6 11.4 4.70 3.13
2021 27 406 72 5 6.9 4.5 89.6 109.9 7.2 38.9 .286 .450 .367 .351 .429 48.6 23.6 8.2 5.16 5.37
2022 28 439 85 6 7.1 5.0 89.1 108.3 16.6 35.3 .222 .364 .342 .294 .323 36.5 18.3 10.0 4.39 3.57
Player 1132 200 13 6.5 4.3 89.4 109.9 11.0 38.0 .252 .396 .360 .320 .374 42.0 22.3 10.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Poppen relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(62.2%) ,
Slider
(34.4%) ,
Changeup
(3.4%) ,


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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
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 5.6
2020 52.4 9.5 28.6 9.5 23.8 38.1 38.1 0.0 52.4 19.0 19.0 4.8 0.0 0.0
2021 47.2 13.9 33.3 5.6 23.6 48.6 27.8 2.8 38.9 16.7 30.6 4.2 6.9 4.5
2022 37.6 30.6 24.7 7.1 25.9 40.0 34.1 4.7 27.1 31.8 22.4 5.9 7.1 5.0
Player 43.5 20.5 30.0 6.0 25.5 42.0 32.5 3.5 35.0 22.5 26.0 5.5 6.5 4.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Changeup ARI R 15 85.3 33.3 0.1 0 17.2 2.8 19
2022 Slider ARI R 151 83.5 40.9 2.8 7 15.5 7.1 85
2022 Sinker ARI R 273 94.6 23.0 0.1 0 14.9 -0.8 -5
2021 Changeup ARI R 38 86.2 32.3 0.3 1 18.4 3.7 25
2021 Sinker ARI R 214 94.3 23.2 1.0 5 14.1 -1.0 -7
2021 Slider ARI R 154 84.0 39.6 1.9 5 15.1 7.2 92
2020 Sinker MIN R 74 93.7 26.7 3.9 17 14.5 -0.8 -5
2020 Slider MIN R 69 84.7 38.2 1.4 4 10.6 5.1 93
2020 Changeup MIN R 10 83.8 38.0 3.3 9 15.0 0.8 6
2019 Sinker MIN R 77 94.6 25.0 3.6 17 15.9 0.7 5
2019 Changeup MIN R 5 84.0 37.3 1.0 3 18.7 3.5 23
2019 Slider MIN R 52 84.4 41.8 4.1 11 10.7 3.8 55
! 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 %
2022 Sinker -1.2 -3 273 62.2 70 .267 .450 .355 12.5 17.1 21.4 .238 .344 .308 39.2
2022 Slider -0.1 0 151 34.4 42 .237 .526 .338 23.8 21.4 17.6 .206 .409 .289 33.3
2022 Changeup 1.9 0 15 3.4 5 .500 .750 .430 0.0 20.0 25.0 .146 .235 .144 25.0
2021 Sinker 1.9 4 214 52.7 57 .314 .412 .405 10.7 15.8 22.5 .299 .494 .376 59.5
2021 Slider 1.5 2 154 37.9 42 .333 .538 .396 44.1 35.7 28.3 .263 .345 .296 29.2
2021 Changeup -0.3 0 38 9.4 9 .250 .500 .356 28.6 22.2 50.0 .314 .679 .447 50.0
2020 Sinker 1.4 1 74 48.4 17 .467 .667 .547 19.4 11.8 10.0 .257 .299 .303 30.8
2020 Slider -3.2 -2 69 45.1 17 .067 .067 .135 46.4 47.1 33.3 .146 .190 .210 28.6
2020 Changeup 4.3 0 10 6.5 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .940 1.094 .891 0.0
2019 Sinker 1.6 1 77 57.5 20 .313 .438 .400 6.5 15.0 23.1 .302 .435 .392 53.8
2019 Slider 5.7 3 52 38.8 16 .333 .733 .459 50.0 37.5 37.5 .238 .464 .317 55.6
2019 Changeup 0.7 0 5 3.7 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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
2021 Changeup 38 86.2 97 19.7 3:00 2:45 15
2021 Sinker 214 94.3 95 16.3 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Slider 151 84.0 61 16.3 8:00 8:45 -45
2022 Changeup 15 85.3 92 18.4 3:00 2:45 15
2022 Sinker 273 94.6 96 17.1 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Slider 151 83.5 58 16.7 8:00 8:30 -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
2019 36 134 1 -1 3 2 4
2020 35 153 -3 0 0 2 -1
2021 108 406 -1 2 4 1 6
2022 117 439 -2 -5 3 1 -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 %
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 68.8 79.5 25.8 43.5 32.7 57.1 43.8 29.9 7.8 83.3
2021 406 51.5 55.5 86.2 25.4 46.0 41.9 61.5 40.9 25.9 6.9 60.7
2022 439 54.9 60.6 89.0 21.2 64.3 36.2 61.9 42.8 16.0 9.8 62.8
Player 1,132 51.1 59.9 86.5 23.1 50.8 38.3 58.4 42.0 22.5 8.0 64.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2019 74 10 63
2020 62 3 53
2021 69 8 58
2022 68 16 51
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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 0 1 100.0
2021 23.1 2 2.4 0 2 0 2 100.0
2022 23.3 5 3.9 1 0 5 0 0.0
Player 23.2 8 7.5 1 3 5 3 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
2021 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 3
2022 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 2 4 4 2 4 3 5 4 4 3 3 4 5 5 3 3 4 5 4 4 3 5
Player 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 9 7 5 8 8 5 7 6 8 7 9 6 6 8 8 9 7 7 8 9 7 8 6 10
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 93.7 -0.9 94.3 0.6 94.6 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 84 83.8 -0.2 86.2 2.4 85.3 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 84.4 84.7 0.3 84 -0.7 83.5 -0.5
Exit Velocity 90.5 88.6 -1.9 89.6 1 89.1 -0.5
Launch Angle 5.3 7.9 2.6 7.2 -0.7 16.6 9.4
Barrel % 9.1 0 -9.1 6.9 6.9 7.1 0.2
Hard Hit % 54.5 28.6 -25.9 48.6 20 36.5 -12.1
Sweet Spot % 54.5 28.6 -25.9 38.9 10.3 35.3 -3.6
xBA .271 .224 -0.047 .286 0.062 .222 -0.064
BA .323 .29 -0.033 .316 0.026 .265 -0.051
xwOBA .357 .274 -0.083 .351 0.077 .294 -0.057
wOBA .414 .336 -0.078 .367 0.031 .342 -0.025
xSLG .449 .271 -0.178 .45 0.179 .364 -0.086
SLG .581 .387 -0.194 .469 0.082 .49 0.021
K% 25 28.6 3.6 23.6 -5 18.3 -5.3
BB% 13.9 11.4 -2.5 8.2 -3.2 10 1.8
Swing % 40.3 43.8 3.5 40.9 -2.9 42.8 1.9
Whiff% 25.9 29.9 4 25.9 -4 16 -9.9
In Zone % 48.5 41.8 -6.7 51.5 9.7 54.9 3.4
Out of Zone % 51.5 58.2 6.7 48.5 -9.7 45.1 -3.4
Out of Zone Swing % 18.8 25.8 7 25.4 -0.4 21.2 -4.2
First Pitch Swing % 16.7 20 3.3 19.3 -0.7 28 8.7
First Pitch Strike % 38.9 57.1 18.2 61.5 4.4 61.9 0.4
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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
2021 108 .367 62 15 24.2 46 27 58.7
2022 117 .342 81 9 11.1 36 20 55.6

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 45 16.6 24.4% 0.0% 25 22.2 4.0% 4.0%
2020 49 20.8 10.2% 6.1% 27 24.4 3.7% 22.2%
2021 94 19.4 0.0% 0.0% 120 22.1 0.0% 5.8%
2022 104 18.2 1.9% 1.0% 118 21.2 5.1% 9.3%
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Pitch Distribution