Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves

Age: 26 (June 12, 1993) | 6' 5" | 255lbs. | Throws: Left P-31
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAA A 2015 1 0 0 0 7 7 34.1 25 1 19 45 1.83 1.28 1.05 5.0 11.8 .317 n/a
LAA A+ 2015 6 1 0 0 13 13 65.2 50 2 33 84 2.47 1.26 1.06 4.5 11.5 .322 n/a
LAA AA 2015 2 2 0 0 7 7 36.0 22 2 24 39 2.75 1.28 1.03 6.0 9.8 .242 n/a
ATL AA 2016 8 7 0 0 27 27 140.0 113 4 71 152 3.86 1.31 1.10 4.6 9.8 .310 n/a
ATL AAA 2017 3 3 0 0 11 11 57.2 45 3 33 74 2.97 1.35 1.14 5.2 11.5 .322 n/a
ATL NL 2017 4 9 0 0 19 19 100.0 100 10 57 108 4.32 1.57 1.44 5.1 9.7 .341 44/23/33 -3 2
ATL NL 2018 12 9 0 0 31 30 164.0 137 18 81 160 3.90 1.33 1.25 4.4 8.8 .282 43/21/36 7 11
ATL NL 2019 3 1 1 10 27 4 41.1 42 3 14 36 2.40 1.35 1.29 3.0 7.8 .326 45/19/36 5 4
Career 3yrs 19 19 1 10 77 53 305.1 279 31 152 304 3.83 1.41 1.31 4.5 9.0 .308 n/a
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I am rebuilding.  Need some input on who to drop of the following:

Newcomb $1

Alcantara $5

Quantrill $6

Lester $6


I am leading toward dropping Alcantara given how low his K rate is and how bad the Marlins will still be next year.  On the other hand, if Newcomb isn't going to start or close, his value is limited.

joel schreier jschri

Atlanta Braves – With a three-run lead in the ninth, the Braves turned to lefty Sean Newcomb, who retired the side in order for his first save. Newcomb has been nearly flawless since being moved to the bullpen at the beginning of the month, logging 8.1 innings with 8 strikeouts and 0 walks. Luke Jackson was warming in the bullpen just in case, but if Newcomb gets another save opportunity, we’ll start considering this a committee. In other Braves news, the team dealt Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle to the Mariners for veteran Anthony Swarzak. We’ll slot Swarzak in at second in line for now and see how the Braves plan to use him. 

Updated hierarchy: Jackson | Newcomb | Swarzak. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 21

All those walks have punched his ticket back to Gwinnett.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 14

Sean Newcomb (P) ATL - Apr. 1

Newcomb walked four and allowed six hits in four scoreless innings during Monday's win over the Cubs. He walked three and took the no-decision.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Newcomb needed a whopping 91 pitches to get through four-plus innings and only 49 were strikes. He was in line to pick up a win but didn't finish the fifth inning.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 2

Why is Newcomb’s 2019 projection so lousy?

I think you'll find your answer in the BB/9 column.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Mar 6

Why is Newcomb’s 2019 projection so lousy? He’s a young pitcher and strong prospect who looked like he was on his way to breaking out when he tired and ran out of gas in August and September.

Tom Ortenberg tgorty123
Mar 6

At the end of June, it looked like the Braves had themselves an ace. Then he stumbled in July (5.06 ERA) and fell apart in August (6.75 ERA). In his five July starts, the batting average against him was .181; the problem was he started walking people. The batting average against him jumped to .325 in five August starts, but he cut his walks down a bit. In September the BAA dropped back down to .200 but he walked 12 in 19 IP and had a 4.26 ERA.

On the year, he had a 5.12 ERA at home (14 starts) and a 2.80 ERA on the road.

The bidding will go quickly to $10 (in 5x5 at least) and then each new bid will be with a silent groan.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 15
Fangraphs:   WAR 1.9    FIP 4.14   SIERA 4.54   FB 62%   FBv 93.0   HR/FB 11%    Hard 35%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18