Sean Newcomb

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Sean Newcomb threw 7,734 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (79mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (83mph) and Change (86mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has less armside movement than typical and has well above average velo. His cutter has heavy sink, has extreme cut action, has well above average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His curve has an exceptional bite, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, is slightly harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 7 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, has exceptional depth, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has short glove-side cut. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 5 of them in 2022) has surprising cut action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it.