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Birth Date6-12-1993
Height6' 5"
Weight255 lbs
Age23 years, 0 months, 13 days
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2014 BUR A 4 4 11.7 13 5 15 1 .267 98 10.0 3.9 0.8 11.6 28% .387 .299 1.54 3.31 6.94
2014 ANG Rk 2 2 3.0 3 1 3 1 .000 9.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 0% .286 .000 1.33 7.36 3.00
2015 BUR A 7 7 34.3 25 19 45 1 .253 102 6.6 5.0 0.3 11.8 66% .308 .238 1.28 2.90 1.83
2015 INL A+ 13 13 65.7 50 33 84 2 .272 94 6.9 4.5 0.3 11.5 49% .300 .242 1.26 3.17 2.47
2015 ARK AA 7 7 36.0 22 24 39 2 .266 99 5.5 6.0 0.5 9.8 47% .235 .229 1.28 3.94 2.75
2016 MIS AA 14 14 72.7 62 37 74 2 .256 90 7.7 4.6 0.2 9.2 42% .314 .263 1.36 3.18 3.96

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BP Articles

Sean Newcomb is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 17-19Christopher Crawford2016-06-20
The 2014 Re-Draft: Two Years Is An EternityBaseball Prospectus2016-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 2ndMark Anderson2016-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Which Teams Might Draft A New No. 1?Christopher Crawford2016-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Small sample or legit struggles?Christopher Crawford2016-05-04
Youth Movement: Baseball PROSPECT-us MailbagMark Anderson2016-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 19thChristopher Crawford2016-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 14thMark Anderson2016-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Southern LeagueMark Anderson2016-04-14
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderMark Anderson2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderChristopher Crawford2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBP Prospect Staff2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBrendan Gawlowski2016-04-04
Prospectus Feature: The Top 101 Prospects of 2016, With Write-UpsBP Prospect Staff2016-04-01
Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101Ben Carsley2016-03-23
Winter Is Leaving: Atlanta BravesRian Watt2016-03-15
Winter Is Leaving: Los Angeles AngelsDustin Palmateer2016-03-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part Two: 51-125J.J. Jansons2016-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and BeyondBen Carsley2016-02-29
2016 Prospects: PECOTA Takes on The 101Wilson Karaman2016-02-19
Fantasy Prospect Rankings: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2016Bret Sayre2016-02-15
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2016-02-11
Rubbing Mud: Seven or Eight ShortstopsMatthew Trueblood2016-02-05
2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2016-01-29
2016 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-07
2016 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-07
Dynasty League Rankings: The Top 50 Signees From 2015Bret Sayre2016-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOutta Left Field: The Strangest Thing About the Braves' Sell-OffDustin Palmateer2015-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Andrelton Goes to DisneylandR.J. Anderson2015-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Andrelton Goes to DisneylandMike Gianella2015-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Andrelton Goes to DisneylandWilson Karaman2015-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 25thJeff Moore2015-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 20thJeff Moore2015-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 13thJeff Moore2015-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: August 7, 2015Craig Goldstein2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Ian Lefkowitz2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Jared Weiss2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Ben Murphy2015-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 31-August 2, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 28thJeff Moore2015-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 17-19Jeff Moore2015-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat Scouts Are Saying: July 15, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Johnny CuetoBaseball Prospectus2015-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Team USAJeff Moore2015-07-13
What You Need to Know: July 8, 2017Ian Frazer2015-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 3-6, 2015Jeff Moore2015-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Candidates for the Top 101BP Prospect Staff2015-07-06
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Futures Game Preview: The US RosterBP Prospect Staff2015-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games on June 19-21, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 16, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2014 Redraft: How Much Has Changed?Baseball Prospectus2015-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 11, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 27, 2015Brendan Gawlowski2015-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 26, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 21, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 11, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 6, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 17-19, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 9, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Texas LeagueMark Anderson2015-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: California LeagueMark Anderson2015-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Midwest LeagueChristopher Crawford2015-03-18
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2015-03-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2015-02-06
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 50 Dynasty League Signees: 2014 Draft ClassBret Sayre2015-01-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)Sean Newcomb has a lot of walks this year... Does he ever reach SP1 or is at best a SP2/3
(Tim from Okc)
He may not even get to SP2/3 level if those walks don't come down. SP1 is out of the question for me barring an unforeseen improvement. (Bret Sayre)
2016-05-16 23:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you like Sean Newcomb? SP2?
(Rich from Elliott City)
I liked Newcomb a lot when I saw him a couple times at the dawn of his High-A career last year. Cold weather lefty with some stiffness and size to the frame, so figured it may take him a while to tone down what I thought were fixable aspects of his delivery that were feeding the command issues. That doesn't sound like it's really happened yet though. Projection sounds a bit high given some stagnant progress at this point, but stuff- and body-wise he checks an awful lot of boxes. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a Sean Newcomb believer? Can he get the walks under control?
(Eddie from Carolina)
I am a Sean Newcomb believer, so yeah, I believe he can at least keep the walks to a dull roar. If he's going to be a TOR guy, he's going to have to improve the fastball command substantially, but the stuff is good enough to "overcome" the fringe-average command. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Dillion Tate, Jeff Hoffman, Sean Newcomb, Jake Thompson. Who's an SP1 in 3-4 years?
(Negan from Washington DC)
Probably none of them. Thompson the safest choice. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)How badly is LAA going to miss giving up Sean Newcomb? If he can iron out some control issues, what does the ceiling look like? I've seen a Jon Lester comp in several places.
(Dave from San Diego)
Ah the "if game." *IF* he irons out his control issues, he's a frontline starter. The reality is that there's work to be done in that category, and few can go from 4.9 walks per nine to under 2, like Clayton Kershaw did. How much they'll miss him will of course depend on what Simmons, and more realistically, the Angels do in the next few years. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)His Robert Stephenson the right handed version of Sean Newcomb? Great stuff, terrible command? Do you expect either to debut in MLB in 2016 or is the command/control so bad that we're looking at 2017 at the earliest?
(Kip from Dayton)
Control is obviously a sticking point for both, but both are work-in-progress overall. I'd certainly expect to see Stephenson debut in 2016. 2017 might make more sense for Newcomb, depending on his progress. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sean Newcomb led the minors in strikeouts this year. If he can sharpen his control - he still hasn't pitched for very long and comes from a cold weather state - are we looking at a future topline ace in the making?
(hausman from chicago)
I never saw an Ace. I just don't think he'll ever repeat terribly well and his command won't be great, but he's going to have a long, successful career as a big league starter with flashes where he looks frontline. (Al Skorupa)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the mess of a rotation LAA has do you think they go after one of the premier free agents or stay in house with Skaggs, Tropeano, etc. Also, what do you think of Chris Ellis ?
(Barry from San Diego)
Boy for having one of the best young players of all time that whole team is kinda a mess. I think they probably spend the $ because that's what Moreno does. Ellis is interesting, maybe their second best prospect behind Sean Newcomb with two above-average pitches. Being the second best prospect in that system isn't saying a whole lot, but Ellis could be a solid back-end guy. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Sean Newcomb so far? Lots of K's already.
(George from Costanza)
I like him. Hes a big dude with mechanical inconsistencies and less polish than youd typically see from a college pitcher (cold weather guy), so the burns gonna be longer and slower. But hes got the kind of body and athleticism that I can see developing average command eventually, and if that happens hes got the arsenal to develop into a very, very good pitcher. Wrote him up at length after his Cal League debut: http://www.minorleagueball.com/2015/5/19/8620681/scouting-the-california-league-sean-newcombs-debut-other-notes (Wilson Karaman)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on grant Holmes, Sean Newcomb and Blake Snell and whose done more to increase his stock?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I'm not sure there's a prospect who's had a better year than Blake Snell. Newcomb's command has been worse than anticipated, so it's hard to say he's helped his stock at all. Holmes has met expectations; his stuff is too good for the Midwest League. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Bret. Could you rank these prospect starters? Brent Honeywell, Sean Newcomb and Rob Kaminsky
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
I'd go Honeywell, Kaminsky, Newcomb. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel about the Angels' farm system? Will Sean Newcomb be a savior for us Angels fans?
(Dennis from LA)
The Angels' farm system is a wee bit of a mess right now, to be honest. One pitching prospect does not a savior make, but he's certainly very interesting. (Kate Morrison)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Sean Newcomb threw 19 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2015, including pitches thrown in . In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve (77mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph).