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Sean Reid-Foley

Sean Reid-Foley

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220 | Age: 23
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 2, #49, Toronto Blue Jays) - Sandalwood (FL) HS
Agana Heights, GU USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 13.50 1 1 0 2.0 3 3.00
2 Seasons 2 5 5.60 8 8 0 35.1 45 1.64
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0-1 13.50 2.0 3 3.00
2 Seasons 8 2-5 5.60 35.1 45 1.64

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 TOR AL 150 2 4 5.13 7 7 0 33.1 31 23 19 6 21 42 1.56
2019 TOR AL 14 0 1 13.50 1 1 0 2.0 4 5 3 1 2 3 3.00
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 50

Reid-Foley had some first-round buzz ahead of the 2014 Draft but ultimately fell to the Blue Jays in the second round, where he signed for $1,128,000, spurning a Florida State commitment. He made strides in his second full season, splitting the year between Class A Lansing and Class A Advanced Dunedin before a balky right elbow prompted the Blue Jays to shut him down in August. Advancing to Double-A the next year, Reid-Foley was healthy from start to finish but struggled to command his fastball, leading to uneven results. He dominated over eight starts in his return to Eastern League in 2018, earning a Triple-A promotion in May and his first big league callup in August at age 22. He would make seven starts for Toronto down the stretch, recording a pair of 10-strikeout performances along the way.

Reid-Foley was less aggressive and consistent with his heater in 2017, so the Blue Jays made it a major point of focus for him in '18. As a big leaguer, his fastball was up to 97 mph and averaged 94, with sinking action and arm-side run that helped him miss bats and avoid barrels. Reid-Foley's above-average slider in the mid-80s has long been considered his best secondary pitch, and the curveball he added in 2016 shows at least average potential. His firm changeup, once fully developed, could be another quality offering.

Reid-Foley's deceptive delivery and arm action make him particularly tough on right-handed hitters, and they hit just .221/.312/.342 with a 29 percent strikeout rate against him across three levels in 2018. Improvements to his below-average control and fringey changeup should make him more effective against lefties and go a long way in terms of helping him become a mid-rotation starter.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 636 86 9 10.5 88.2 14.0 .216 .380 .346 .317 .376 34.9 28.0 14.0
2019 52 8 1 12.5 86.6 6.0 .359 .557 .484 .436 .500 12.5 21.4 14.3
ALL 688 94 10 10.6 88.0 13.3 .226 .393 .358 .327 .386 33.0 27.4 14.0
MLB 35480 6.3 87.4 11.0 .251 .409 .317 .318 .370 34.3 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/04/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Sean Reid-Foley to Buffalo Bisons.
04/01/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled RHP Sean Reid-Foley from Buffalo Bisons.
03/26/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Sean Reid-Foley to Buffalo Bisons.
09/01/2018 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Sean Reid-Foley from Buffalo Bisons.
08/20/2018 Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Sean Reid-Foley to Buffalo Bisons.
08/13/2018 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of Sean Reid-Foley from Buffalo Bisons.
08/12/2018 Buffalo Bisons placed RHP Sean Reid-Foley on the reserve list.
05/24/2018 RHP Sean Reid-Foley assigned to Buffalo Bisons from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
01/25/2018 Toronto Blue Jays invited non-roster RHP Sean Reid-Foley to spring training.
04/03/2017 RHP Sean Reid-Foley assigned to New Hampshire Fisher Cats from Dunedin Blue Jays.
10/02/2016 Dunedin Blue Jays activated RHP Sean Reid-Foley from the 7-day disabled list.
08/14/2016 Dunedin Blue Jays placed RHP Sean Reid-Foley on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 12, 2016.
07/19/2016 Dunedin Blue Jays activated RHP Sean Reid-Foley from the temporarily inactive list.
07/15/2016 Dunedin Blue Jays placed RHP Sean Reid-Foley on the temporarily inactive list.
06/16/2016 RHP Sean Reid-Foley assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Lansing Lugnuts.
05/09/2016 Lansing Lugnuts activated RHP Sean Reid-Foley from the 7-day disabled list.
04/30/2016 Lansing Lugnuts placed RHP Sean Reid-Foley on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 29, 2016.
09/24/2015 Lansing Lugnuts activated RHP Sean Reid-Foley from the 7-day disabled list.
09/04/2015 Lansing Lugnuts placed RHP Sean Reid-Foley on the 7-day disabled list.
08/18/2015 RHP Sean Reid-Foley assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Dunedin Blue Jays.
07/02/2015 RHP Sean Reid-Foley assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Lansing Lugnuts.
04/14/2015 RHP Sean Reid-Foley assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Vancouver Canadians.
09/03/2014 RHP Sean Reid-Foley assigned to Vancouver Canadians from GCL Blue Jays.
06/20/2014 RHP Sean Reid-Foley assigned to GCL Blue Jays.
06/10/2014 Toronto Blue Jays signed RHP Sean Reid-Foley.