Sean Hjelle

Sean Hjelle

25-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Francisco Giants
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Giants in June of 2018.
Fans eight in bulk-relief role
PSan Francisco Giants
October 4, 2022
Hjelle did not factor in the decision against San Diego on Monday, pitching five scoreless innings during which he allowed four hits and one walk while striking out eight batters.
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John Brebbia started for San Francisco but pitched only one inning. Hjelle ended up logging a starter's workload, throwing 76 pitches over five frames and holding the Padres without a run. It marked the second time this season the right-hander tossed five innings in relief, and his eight strikeouts Monday were a season high. Hjelle has pitched well over his past three appearances, giving up just three earned runs across 13 innings, but a pair of blowups prior to that means he'll likely finish his rookie campaign with an unappealing 5.76 ERA and 1.64 WHIP.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
59
Last 10 Games
59
Last 5 Games
68
How many pitches does Sean Hjelle generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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21-30
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Sean Hjelle generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-45%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-45%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .205 39 12 0 8 2 0 0
Since 2020vs Right .373 76 16 8 25 1 0 3
2022vs Left .205 39 12 0 8 2 0 0
2022vs Right .373 76 16 8 25 1 0 3
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-79%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-79%
ERA on Road
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 12.38 2.63 8.0 1 2 0 6.8 3.4 2.3
Since 2020Away 2.65 1.18 17.0 0 0 0 11.6 2.6 0.5
2022Home 12.38 2.63 8.0 1 2 0 6.8 3.4 2.3
2022Away 2.65 1.18 17.0 0 0 0 11.6 2.6 0.5
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Sean Hjelle compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.50
 
K/9
10.1
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
93.9 mph
 
ERA
5.76
 
WHIP
1.64
 
BABIP
.414
 
GB/FB
4.18
 
Left On Base
59.8%
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.8%
 
Spin Rate
1954 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.1%
 
Swinging Strike
8.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Hjelle likely would have been on track to make his major-league debut during a normal season, but he didn't appear in the big leagues during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. However, the 23-year-old could make his first appearance in the majors in 2021, especially if the full 162-game season is played. Hjelle doesn't have the velocity that one might expect from a pitcher with his 6-11 frame, but his downward motion limits meaningful contact. The right-hander struggled slightly over a limited sample with Double-A Richmond in 2019, posting a 6.04 ERA over 25.1 innings. However, he was much more effective over the full season, totaling a 3.32 ERA and 139:37 K:BB over 143.2 innings in 28 starts. Hjelle has displayed solid command while relying heavily on his knuckle-curve, and he he could find success in a variety of big-league roles, especially if he can improve his fastball velocity and movement on his slider.
Standing 6-feet-11, Hjelle has a good chance to join Jon Rauch as the tallest pitchers to appear in the majors. Hjelle spent last season at three levels, finishing at Double-A Richmond where he's likely to begin the 2020 campaign. Unlike most lanky hurlers, Hjelle possesses an uncanny ability to repeat his delivery. However, he doesn't generate the same velocity as most with his height, sitting low-90s. Most of Hjelle's effectiveness comes from the extreme downward plane he generates, helping the righty keep the ball in the yard. Most feel Hjelle projects as a back-end starter, but with his unusual frame, he's a wild card. Currently, his top pitch is a knuckle-curve, but if he can add a few ticks to his heater or more sweep to his slider, Hjelle could be a front-end guy. With pitching such a crapshoot, you could do worse than to throw a dart at Hjelle in dynasty formats.
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Promoted Sunday
PSan Francisco Giants
October 2, 2022
Hjelle was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Expected back with Giants
PSan Francisco Giants
October 1, 2022
Hjelle is expected to recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Optioned to minors
PSan Francisco Giants
October 1, 2022
Hjelle was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Earns win as bulk reliever
PSan Francisco Giants
September 29, 2022
Hjelle earned the win over Colorado on Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks while striking out two batters over four innings.
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Gets call-up Wednesday
PSan Francisco Giants
September 28, 2022
The Giants recalled Hjelle from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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