NEW YORK - JULY 25: Sean O'Sulliuvan #37 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the New York Yankees on July 25 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
All right, it is about time to get a close up look at Sean O'Sullivan.
Height and Weight
6'2" 230 lbs – mlb.com and b-ref
6'1" 222 lbs – baseball cube
He is a big boy and can use to lose a few pounds. I like to use all three sources to see if there are any dependencies. The Baseball Cube is always a little behind, so it looks like he has gotten bigger over time.
I don't like to use FIPS or ERA without knowing the exact league and park factors in the minors, so here are his K/9 and BB/9 through the minors and majors along with his MLB ground ball rate. I combined his 2009 and 2010 major league stats are all data because of his limited time in the majors.
|2009/10||Royals and Angels||4.91||2.58||38%|
He is a much better strikeout pitcher in the minors than so far in the majors, with a fairly consistent walk rate.
Here is a breakdown of how much hitters are swinging at his pitches:
|Outside Swing %||Outside Contact %||Strike Swing %||Strike Contact %||Swing Strike %|
Almost 98% of pitches swung at in the strike zone lead to contact. He really has problems missing bats.
Sean throws 3 pitches and here is how often and with what success (the higher the run value the better the pitch):
|Run Value/100 PITCHES||-1.89||0.72||3.59|
He doesn't have much success with his fastball, which he throws the most.
Finally, here is a look at the speeds of each pitch along with the grip I think he uses (these could be wrong, so feel free to correct me).
Fastball (ave = 90 mph)
Curve Ball (ave = 78 mph)
Change up (77mph)
Well, that is all I have for now. Feel free to ask any question if any of the information is now clear.