Sean Poppen

Sean Poppen

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Diego Padres
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Traded to the Rays in May of 2021. Waived by the Rays in August of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks in August of 2021.
Outrighted to Triple-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
January 20, 2023
Poppen cleared waivers Friday and was sent outright to Triple-A El Paso.
ANALYSIS
After being claimed off waivers from Arizona in December, Poppen is now set to begin 2023 in the minors. The 28-year-old reliever split time between the major and minor leagues last season, but he will likely need to improve upon his Triple-A stats (4.62 ERA and 1.31 WHIP) in order get back into the Padres' bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Sean Poppen generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Sean Poppen generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .341 105 20 12 30 5 2 3
Since 2020vs Right .259 160 38 13 37 5 3 4
2022vs Left .333 39 6 7 10 3 0 2
2022vs Right .236 81 16 5 17 3 1 3
2021vs Left .390 48 8 4 16 1 2 1
2021vs Right .263 62 18 5 15 2 1 1
2020vs Left .235 18 6 1 4 1 0 0
2020vs Right .357 17 4 3 5 0 1 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-45%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-90%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.86 1.77 27.2 1 2 0 8.5 3.9 0.7
Since 2020Away 3.73 1.37 31.1 2 1 1 9.2 3.7 1.4
2022Home 4.38 1.46 12.1 0 2 0 5.1 5.1 0.0
2022Away 4.41 1.29 16.1 2 0 0 8.3 2.8 2.8
2021Home 6.14 1.91 14.2 1 0 0 11.7 3.1 1.2
2021Away 3.38 1.50 8.0 0 1 1 7.9 4.5 0.0
2020Home 27.00 4.50 .666666 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2020Away 2.57 1.43 7.0 0 0 0 12.9 5.1 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Sean Poppen 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
1.83
 
K/9
6.9
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
94.6 mph
 
ERA
4.40
 
WHIP
1.36
 
BABIP
.272
 
GB/FB
0.97
 
Left On Base
75.0%
 
Swinging Strike
6.5%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Poppen was an unheralded prospect at the start of last season, yet he rose from Double-A to the majors based on a strong strikeout rate (10.6 K/9 at Triple-A and 12.4 K/9 at Double-A). He'll need to improve his control to stick in the majors as he walked 49 batters in 98 innings across three levels last season. He'll likely begin the season in the Triple-A rotation, but has an outside shot to win a long-relief role in the big league bullpen this spring.
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Claimed by San Diego
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
December 2, 2022
Poppen was claimed off waivers from Arizona by the Padres on Friday.
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Called up Wednesday
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 28, 2022
Poppen was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
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Returns to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
July 10, 2022
The Diamondbacks optioned Poppen to Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
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Back in big leagues
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 28, 2022
Poppen was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Sent to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 26, 2022
Poppen was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
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