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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date12-26-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight250 lbs
Age29 years, 9 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.82015
2016
2017
2018
0.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2013 TOR MLB 1 1 1.3 0 1 0 7 1 0 1 102 47.3 6.8 6.8 0.0 0% .667 6.00 15.07 40.50 111 7.78 186.2 0.0
2014 TOR MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 107 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0% .000 1.00 16.16 9.00 67 2.31 56.5 0.0
2015 OAK MLB 6 6 29.0 1 2 0 35 12 15 4 101 10.9 3.7 1.2 4.7 0% .301 1.62 5.10 5.28 130 7.33 171.2 -0.8
CareerMLB8731.3130431315610112.43.71.74.329%.5001.795.886.891277.19168.1-0.8

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2010 AUB A- NYP 6 6 19.3 0 2 0 25 9 22 0 101 11.7 4.2 0.0 10.3 0% .424 1.76 2.89 6.06 0 0.00 0.0
2010 BLJ Rk GCL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 97 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 0% .500 1.00 1.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 LNS A MID 25 21 108.3 4 4 1 102 31 113 9 101 8.5 2.6 0.7 9.4 0% .321 1.23 3.32 3.49 89 4.43 90.5
2012 DUN A+ FSL 17 15 86.3 9 0 0 72 21 90 7 107 7.5 2.2 0.7 9.4 0% .293 1.08 3.23 2.19 86 3.52 73.4
2012 NHP AA EAS 3 3 15.0 1 0 0 9 6 18 0 102 5.4 3.6 0.0 10.8 0% .257 1.00 2.19 1.20 72 2.97 61.8
2013 TOR MLB AL 1 1 1.3 0 1 0 7 1 0 1 102 47.3 6.8 6.8 0.0 0% .667 6.00 15.07 40.50 111 7.78 186.2
2013 NHP AA EAS 17 17 92.7 8 3 0 89 25 103 6 102 8.6 2.4 0.6 10.0 0% .333 1.23 2.81 3.01 77 3.36 73.0
2013 BUF AAA INT 3 3 17.7 1 1 0 13 10 13 1 103 6.6 5.1 0.5 6.6 0% .267 1.30 4.33 1.53 115 4.26 92.6
2014 TOR MLB AL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 107 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0% .000 1.00 16.16 9.00 67 2.31 56.5
2014 DUN A+ FSL 2 2 7.3 0 1 0 4 4 9 0 116 4.9 4.9 0.0 11.0 0% .211 1.09 2.56 3.68 89 2.54 53.7
2014 BUF AAA INT 17 17 87.3 4 6 0 74 35 74 6 101 7.6 3.6 0.6 7.6 0% .270 1.25 3.85 3.50 98 3.67 77.6
2014 BLJ Rk GCL 1 1 2.3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 3.9 0.0 0.0 19.3 0% .333 0.43 -0.80 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 OAK MLB AL 6 6 29.0 1 2 0 35 12 15 4 101 10.9 3.7 1.2 4.7 0% .301 1.62 5.10 5.28 130 7.33 171.2
2015 NAS AAA PCL 14 12 47.3 2 2 0 40 19 38 5 81 7.6 3.6 1.0 7.2 0% .259 1.25 4.82 2.66 109 3.63 79.6
2018 HFD AA EAS 29 3 40.3 2 2 0 42 15 45 4 99 9.4 3.3 0.9 10.0 38% .345 1.41 3.63 4.24 91 5.13 108.5
2019 BIR AA SOU 4 4 16.7 1 1 0 26 6 16 5 96 14.0 3.2 2.7 8.6 29% .396 1.92 6.53 8.10 127 8.33 171.3
2019 TAC AAA PCL 15 14 79.3 6 4 0 78 26 74 13 94 8.8 2.9 1.5 8.4 38% .295 1.31 5.15 4.76 93 3.89 80.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2013 35 0.4857 0.4286 0.9333 0.6471 0.2222 0.9091 1.0000 0.0667
2014 18 0.4444 0.4444 0.7500 0.7500 0.2000 0.8333 0.5000 0.2500
2015 497 0.5111 0.4165 0.8357 0.6063 0.2181 0.8961 0.6604 0.1643
Career5500.50730.41820.83910.61360.21780.89490.67680.1609

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2017 MIL $
2016 MIL $509,700
2015 OAK $507,500
2014 TOR $
2013 TOR $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,017,200
2 yrTotal$1,017,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 100 dLagardere Group2017

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5097M (2016). Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 2/22/16 after being DFA by Oakland 2/12/16. Signed by Milwaukee 3/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/28/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15.
  • 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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 7.8 0 0.5 20 9 51.3 40 18 50 7 .248 1.13 3.52 3.87 -3.7 -0.4
80o 6.6 0 0.4 18 8 45.1 38 17 44 6 .263 1.22 3.94 4.32 -5.4 -0.6
70o 5.8 0 0.4 16 7 40.8 36 16 40 6 .273 1.29 4.24 4.65 -6.3 -0.7
60o 5.1 0 0.3 15 7 37.3 35 15 36 6 .282 1.35 4.51 4.94 -6.9 -0.7
50o 4.5 0 0.3 13 6 34.0 33 15 33 6 .291 1.41 4.76 5.22 -7.2 -0.8
40o 4 0 0.3 12 6 30.8 31 14 30 5 .300 1.47 5.02 5.5 -7.5 -0.8
30o 3.4 0 0.2 11 5 27.5 29 13 27 5 .309 1.54 5.30 5.8 -7.5 -0.8
20o 2.8 0 0.2 9 4 23.8 27 12 23 4 .320 1.62 5.64 6.17 -7.4 -0.8
10o 2.1 0 0.1 7 3 18.7 23 10 18 4 .335 1.73 6.12 6.68 -6.8 -0.7
Weighted Mean4.500.313633.33214325.2891.394.735.18-7.0-0.8

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)The A's have really gotten a chance to explore their rotation depth this season. Of Kendall Graveman, Jesse Chavez, Sean Nolin, Aaron Brooks, and Felix Doubront, are any more than rotation filler? Right now, in my mind, only Sonny Gray and Chris Bassitt have rotation spots locked down for next season. Jesse Hahn, A.J. Griffin, and Jarrod Parker all seem at varying points of a career ending injury trajectory.
(Jeff from San Francisco)
I wan'ted to buy into Sean Nolin but I don't think any of those guys are much more than rotation filler. Billy Beane will have to get pretty creative next year to plug those rotation spots. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)We're 50-some games into the season, and Josh Donaldson has a slash of .316/.375/.606 overall while Brett Lawrie is hitting .265/.295/.376. Kendall Graveman has charitably been uneven. Sean Nolin is coming back from an injury. Franklin Barreto can't even hit in Stockton. Why did Billy Beane sell so low on Donaldson, who would look really great in a lineup that has hit lefties to the tune of .226/.308/.323 this season? I feel like we haven't gotten the whole story on this trade.
(John from San Francisco)
Well, there were some rumors of disrespect on Donaldson's part that ended up making it into the mainstream media, so I can't imagine Beane was too torn up about seeing Donaldson go at the time.

It was a bad decision even if you're rosy as hell on Barreto. I did wonder if Beane saw something in Nolin and Graveman that he liked but neither player is going to make up the difference one Josh Donaldson makes. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Will Sean Nolin be in the A's rotation to start the season? Can he be a mid-rotation guy or do you see him as a #5?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
There's a decent chance Nolin gets a shot coming out of spring training, but if I'm the A's, I prefer Graveman in the fifth spot. Long term, I'm not that high on Nolin, viewing him as more of a #5 starter. (Mark Anderson)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the A's rotation sorting itself out? Who gets the last two slots between Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Chris Bassitt?
(Dan from San Francisco)
I would give the leads to Hahn and Nolin, though I could see Nolin getting beat out by one of the last two during camp. The A's know that they need to monitor Chavez's innings, so I think that it makes sense to keep him in a swingman role until the need arises. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the A's rotation battle sorting out between Drew Pomeranz, Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Chris Bassitt?
(Dave from Chicago)
I'll bet they all end up starting at some point. The A's have two guys penciled in right (Gray and Kazmir)? That leaves these six guys for four spots, but only eight total starters. Most teams use at least eight starters over the course of a year, if not more. I don't know who will get the first shot out of spring training, but it doesn't matter much. You'll be glad to have this kind of depth at some point in July or August. (Jeff Moore)
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. Let's 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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