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Sheldon Neuse

Sheldon Neuse

3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 218 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 2, #58, Washington Nationals) - Oklahoma
Fort Worth, TX USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 61 56 3 14 0 7 0 .250 .295 .304 .599
1 Season 61 56 3 14 0 7 0 .250 .295 .304 .599
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .250 0 7 0 .599
1 Season .250 0 7 0 .599

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 OAK AL 25 61 56 3 14 3 0 0 7 4 19 0 0 0 .250 .295 .304 .599
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 OAK AL 61 17 20 0 1 .368 3 2 8 260 4.26 .311 .000 .211 .054 .054 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 40 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50

A two-way talent throughout his amateur career, Neuse was Oklahoma's shortstop and a reliever for three years. He parlayed a big junior season with the bat into being ranked No. 50 on MLB Pipeline's Top 200 Draft prospects list and landed with the Nationals as their second-round pick. He was having a solid first full season in A ball when he was sent to the A's along with lefty Jesus Luzardo and reliever Blake Treinin in return for Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. Neuse made it to Double-A before that 2017 season was over and performed very well in the Arizona Fall League. He stumbled when he moved to Triple-A in 2018, but after hitting .224 in the first half, he righted the ship with a .321 second half.

When at his best, Neuse utilizes a compact and simple right-handed swing while also showing an ability to drive the ball to all fields. He came out of his gameplan in Triple-A at the start of the year, not seeing as many pitches and swinging and missing at an alarming rate. When he got back on track, his strikeout rate plummeted and he drew more walks. The power he showed in 2017 didn't completely return, but he was driving the ball a bit more.

A below-average runner, Neuse still has plenty of range to play third to go with a plus arm that fires mid-90s fastball from the mound, allowing him to stay at the hot corner long-term. There's a Matt Chapman-sized roadblock for Neuse in Oakland, so he might need to find work around the field and has seen time at his college position as well as a little time at second base in 2018.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 260 38 2 5.3 90.6 10.0 .262 .372 .262 .293 .397 47.4 31.1 6.6
ALL 260 38 2 5.3 90.6 10.0 .262 .372 .262 .293 .397 47.4 31.1 6.6
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/29/2019 Oakland Athletics selected the contract of 3B Sheldon Neuse from Las Vegas Aviators.
08/28/2019 Las Vegas Aviators placed 3B Sheldon Neuse on the reserve list.
01/24/2019 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster 3B Sheldon Neuse to spring training.
03/31/2018 Sheldon Neuse assigned to Nashville Sounds from Midland RockHounds.
01/10/2018 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster 3B Sheldon Neuse to spring training.
08/14/2017 3B Sheldon Neuse assigned to Midland RockHounds from Stockton Ports.
07/20/2017 3B Sheldon Neuse assigned to Stockton Ports.
07/16/2017 Oakland Athletics traded RHP Ryan Madson and LHP Sean Doolittle to Washington Nationals for RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Jesus Luzardo and 3B Sheldon Neuse.
06/06/2017 Hagerstown Suns activated 3B Sheldon Neuse from the 7-day disabled list.
05/31/2017 Hagerstown Suns placed 3B Sheldon Neuse on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 29, 2017.
04/04/2017 3B Sheldon Neuse assigned to Hagerstown Suns from Auburn Doubledays.
06/21/2016 3B Sheldon Neuse assigned to Auburn Doubledays.
06/20/2016 Washington Nationals signed 3B Sheldon Neuse.