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Sean Nolin PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 2.3 0 1 0 0 27.00 -0.2
Birth Date12-26-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 TOR 23 1 1 1.3 1.3 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 7 6 6 1 12 1 1 0 0 40.50 15.08 12.58 -1.3 -0.1
2014 TOR 24 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 9.00 16.16 16.46 -0.8 -0.1
Career212.31.31.001000015877216110027.0015.5413.58-2.0-0.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2010 AUB A- 6 6 19.3 3.39 124 .295 .238 .314 .337 .251 .424 102 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2010 BLJ Rk 1 1 2.0 1.94 157 .175 .228 .272 .346 .228 .500 97 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2011 LNS A 25 21 108.3 4.49 104 .254 .250 .318 .373 .261 .321 102 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
2012 DUN A+ 17 15 86.3 4.01 121 .216 .260 .324 .370 .248 .293 107 15.6 1.5 15.6 1.5
2012 NHP AA 3 3 15.0 3.45 123 .202 .259 .335 .398 .265 .257 102 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2013 TOR MLB 1 1 1.3 12.58 -76 .604 .277 .325 .446 .279 .667 106 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2013 NHP AA 17 17 92.7 2.84 137 .237 .255 .330 .388 .267 .333 103 27.7 3.0 27.7 3.0
2013 BUF AAA 3 3 17.7 4.97 93 .230 .269 .336 .406 .264 .267 102 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2014 TOR MLB 1 0 1.0 16.46 -157 .413 .245 .276 .305 .230 .000 111 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 DUN A+ 2 2 7.3 2.80 148 .202 .282 .342 .409 .270 .211 117 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2014 BUF AAA 17 17 87.3 4.30 107 .232 .260 .327 .385 .249 .270 98 10.2 1.0 10.2 1.0
2014 BLJ Rk 1 1 2.3 1.65 170 .114 .278 .366 .401 .282 .333 111 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2010 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 1 1 4 0 0% .500 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.8 0.1
2010 AUB A- 0 2 0 6 6 19.3 25 9 22 0 46% .424 11.7 4.2 0.0 10.3 1.76 6.06 5.1 0.5
2011 LNS A 4 4 1 25 21 108.3 102 31 113 9 44% .321 8.5 2.6 0.7 9.4 1.23 3.49 11.8 1.2
2012 NHP AA 1 0 0 3 3 15.0 9 6 18 0 43% .257 5.4 3.6 0.0 10.8 1.00 1.20 3.1 0.3
2012 DUN A+ 9 0 0 17 15 86.3 72 21 90 7 45% .293 7.5 2.2 0.7 9.4 1.08 2.19 15.6 1.5
2013 BUF AAA 1 1 0 3 3 17.7 13 10 13 1 39% .267 6.6 5.1 0.5 6.6 1.30 1.53 0.5 0.0
2013 TOR MLB 0 1 0 1 1 1.3 7 1 0 1 30% .667 47.2 6.8 6.8 0.0 6.00 40.50 -1.3 -0.1
2013 NHP AA 8 3 0 17 17 92.7 89 25 103 6 36% .333 8.6 2.4 0.6 10.0 1.23 3.01 27.7 3.0
2014 BUF AAA 4 6 0 17 17 87.3 74 35 74 6 42% .270 7.6 3.6 0.6 7.6 1.25 3.50 10.2 1.0
2014 DUN A+ 0 1 0 2 2 7.3 4 4 9 0 42% .211 4.9 4.9 0.0 11.0 1.09 3.68 2.8 0.3
2014 TOR MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 25% .000 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 1.00 9.00 -0.8 -0.1
2014 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.3 1 0 5 0 67% .333 3.9 0.0 0.0 19.3 0.43 0.00 1.3 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 35 0.4571 0.4286 1.0000 0.5625 0.3158 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
2014 18 0.5000 0.4444 0.7500 0.7778 0.1111 0.7143 1.0000 0.2500
Career530.47170.4340.91510.63560.24630.90310.0849

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-18 2014-07-28 Minors 40 0 Left Groin Strain -
2014-05-14 2014-06-06 Minors 23 0 Left Groin Strain - -
2013-04-05 2013-05-07 Minors 32 0 - Groin Strain - -
2011-06-30 2011-07-09 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 OAK $
2014 TOR $
2013 TOR $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 1 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Toronto 11/28/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Toronto 5/24/13.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2010 (6-186) (San Jacinto JC, Texas). $0.175M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2014-12-05
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Mariners Get HappyR.J. Anderson2014-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Mariners Get HappyWilson Karaman2014-12-05
The Week in Quotes: November 24-30, 2014Chris Mosch2014-12-01
The Week in Quotes: November 24-30, 2014Nick Bacarella2014-12-01
The Week in Quotes: November 24-30, 2014Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: On Trading a Superstar With Two Years Service TimeR.J. Anderson2014-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: On Trading a Superstar With Two Years Service TimeBret Sayre2014-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: On Trading a Superstar With Two Years Service TimeWilson Karaman2014-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: On Trading a Superstar With Two Years Service TimeNick J. Faleris2014-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served ImmediatelyDaniel Rathman2014-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge? Daniel Rathman2014-11-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue JaysWilson Karaman2014-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Friday, October 31stBP Prospect Staff2014-11-04
The Lineup Card: Seven September Call-ups We're Excited to SeeBaseball Prospectus2014-08-27
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBen Lindbergh2014-06-27
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBaseball Prospectus2014-06-27
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Prospect Proximity RankingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
The Lineup Card: Nine Moves that Teams Still Need to MakeBaseball Prospectus2014-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue JaysBen Carsley2013-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 15Zach Mortimer2013-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 8Zach Mortimer2013-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Checking Back in on the Debut DebateBret Sayre2013-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 21-23Zach Mortimer2013-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: June 13, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9Zach Mortimer2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Sean NolinMark Anderson2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Sean NolinBret Sayre2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 10-12Zach Mortimer2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Spring Training Scouting ReportsZach Mortimer2013-03-27
BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2013-02-26
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 20Kevin Goldstein2012-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 14Kevin Goldstein2012-08-15
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 12Kevin Goldstein2012-04-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-12-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Donaldson had 4 years before free agency, and the A's got an adequate, injury prone replacement in Brett Lawrie, a pair of soft-tossers in Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman, and an infielder who is years away from contributing in Franklin Barreto. Then they dealt Brandon Moss for a 24-year old second baseman who just got to Double-A in Joey Wendle. And before that, they signed DH Billy Butler to a three-year deal. Why sell off Donaldson and Moss for such paltry returns? Why bring in Butler if you're going to rebuild? What is Billy Beane doing?
(John from San Francisco)
I think, emphasize think, I could come up with explanations on each of these moves on their own. But combined, they really throw me for a loop. I'm struggling to come up with an answer that's not far-fetched... We've been programmed to trust Beane, but it looks like he went all in last summer, which I loved and now he realizes that if he doesn't try and get some long-term assets for his club, it could go down the tubes quickly. I get that thought process, I'm not sure I see these moves being the best execution. Adding Butler to the mix almost feels like they changed their minds as to how to approach the offseason a few weeks into the process. Perplexing... (Sahadev Sharma)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Aaron Sanchez's control issues and possible move to the bullpen, is it safe to say Daniel Norris and Sean Nolin are the best in house starter prospects? When do you project they get their chances, eh?
(Hoser from Bob n Doug's Kitchen)
I'm not prepared to say Sanchez is destined for the bulllpen in any way. Even as much as I question the projection of his control/command, I still think he can succeed in the Major Leagues as a starter. He may end up more of a #3 than a #2 that his raw stuff suggests he should become, but that's still a damn valuable rotation piece. I still consider Sanchez the best starting pitching prospects in the Blue Jays organization and the gap between Sanchez and Norris/Nolin is considerable for me. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone knows the big prospect names that will be called up between now and July (e.g., Polanco, Bradley, Singleton. etc.), but are there less heralded MILB guys you think are on the cusp of helping MLB teams?
(PaulR from Queens)
Ian literally talks about nothing else. Less heralded MILB guys are the vital backbone of a savvy Scoresheeter. Letís offer Tim Cooney and Jake deGrom in the NL, and Mike Montgomery and Sean Nolin in the AL. Draft and follow Triple A guys are much more versatile than all but the best Low-A prospects in all but trade bait ability. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone's talking about all the possibilities for the 5th Blue Jays starter, but no one seems to be talking up me. Why not, I'm healthy again.
(Kyle Drabek from TheT.O.dog)
It's probably got something to do with your walk rates over your career. You've pitched in MLB for parts of four seasons and have had a BB% over 10 in three of them. That being said, I'm not a big Esmil Rogers fan and I don't trust Brandon Morrow at all. It's likely you and Sean Nolin will be in the mix. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Sam, Who has more upside--Heath Hembree or Sean Nolin?
(Shawn from Princeton, NJ)
Nolin (Sam Miller)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these guys going to wind up more than back-end fodder? Sean Nolin, Robbie Erlin, Jimmy Nelson, Alex Wood, Oberholtzer, Holmberg, Taylor Jordan, Maurer, Enny Romero, Alex Colome.
(TheKernel from Pasadena)
Don't sleep on Enny Romero. I think there is a better chance of him providing impact in the bullpen, but I've been working on the Rays system lately and scouts really like this kid's stuff; I've seen it several times myself, so I can definitely appreciate a mid-90s FB and hard breaking ball from a southpaw. The command concerns, but if he can develop into an effectively wild type, he has the stuff to pitch above the middle-of-a-rotation. Projection is #2/3 type, but I think a late-innings arm is the realistic role. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Wow, marathon chat...you are showing serious #want. Thank you for all you do. I love the MLU, and you've been a great follow on Twitter. #followmort. You've been a believer in Sean Nolin for quite a while. Is Mark Buehrle a fair comp/ceiling?
(boneil33 from Boston)
Thank you for all of the kind words. Yes I think Mark Buehrle is a fine comp for Sean Nolin. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Sean Nolin or Mike Foltynewicsz?
(Brian from Boston)
Folty is ready to step into serious prospect company in 2013. Just wait. He's moving up quickly. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Sean Nolin has thrown 92 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph), Change (81mph) and Curve (75mph).