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Sean Manaea
Birthdate: 2/1/1992 (25 y, 1 m, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: R/L     Height/Weight: 6-5/245     Position: P
Drafted: 2013 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 1, Overall: 34, Team: Kansas City Royals
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Reported: 2/15/2015  Risk: 4  ETA: 2016  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballSliderChangeupCommandFuture Value
55 / 6055 / 6050 / 5540 / 5055
RotoWire News: Manaea notched five strikeouts while giving up one unearned run on three hits and a walk over five innings in Monday's 10-6 Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks. (3/21/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Traded to the A’s in the deal that sent Ben Zobrist to Kansas City at the deadline in 2015, Manaea debuted early last season and reeled off one of the better rookie pitcher performances of the year. The big lefty has a three pitch mix, relying heavily on a fourseam fastball that averaged 93 mph and a slider that managed a 20% swinging strike rate on it’s own. Manaea completed his rookie season throwing just under 150 innings (144 ?) with a 3.86 earned run average, seven victories, and a healthy amount of strikeouts (7.71 per nine innings), numbers all the more impressive when you realize he gave up 21 earned runs in his first 27 innings of the season. Like most young pitchers though, Manaea still has some hurdles to overcome. For one, he’ll need to solve right handed hitters, as 17 of his 20 home runs allowed came vs. righties. He’ll also need to find a way to pitch more effectively away from the large ballpark in Oakland, as his ERA suffered (4.99 away vs. 3.09 home) outside of the Coliseum thanks to a .457 slugging percentage allowed. Learning curves notwithstanding, Manaea has all the makings of a very solid pitcher starting as early as 2017. His clear improvements in the 2nd half (increased strikeout to walk ratio from 2.75 to 4.06; reduced HR/9 rate and WHIP) are positive signs that he adjusted well as the season wore on, and the fact that he lead all starting pitchers (min. 100 innings) last season in inducing swings (52%) indicates there may be quite a bit of developmental upside on the way (his 12% swinging strike rate ranked above notable strikeout pitchers Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale, and Stephen Strasburg). Young pitchers are inherently risky as they navigate the inevitable adjustments that occur at the big league level, but Manaea is as good as any young pitcher to move towards the top of your 2017 sleeper list. (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: Manaea has the pedigree and peripherals to take a step forward in 2017, so he may be a young pitcher you should target a round or two earlier than the masses. His underlying skills suggest an uptick in strikeouts is coming, and with added command and slight improvements versus right handed hitters, he’s in a good position to be a breakout pitcher this season.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2014Royals (A+)7802525121.210.803.990.37.31969.5 %  3.113.11  
2015Royals (R)000115.010.801.801.80.100100.0 %  1.805.22  
2015Solar Sox (R)0206625.211.572.100.00.33358.6 %  3.861.83  
2015Royals (A+)1004419.210.071.830.00.40755.6 %  3.661.78  
2015Royals (AA)010227.014.147.711.29.47175.3 %  5.145.01  
2015Athletics (AA)6007742.210.763.160.63.30185.2 %  1.902.95  
2016Athletics (A+)000113.27.364.912.45.11176.9 %  4.917.26  
2016Athletics (AAA)2003318.010.502.000.50.31991.4 %  1.502.78  
2016Athletics7902524144.27.712.301.24.28175.0 %44.2 %13.7 %3.864.083.961.8
2017Depth Charts10902828161.08.082.821.06.31072.4 %  3.993.92 2.4
2017Steamer91002828162.08.023.051.07.30472.2 %44.5 % 4.104.044.252.2
2017Fans (12)101002929169.08.252.501.07.30073.1 %  3.833.77 2.7
2017ZiPS9802726146.08.142.591.05.30572.7 %  3.883.80 2.4
Total- - -7902524144.27.712.301.24.28175.0 %44.2 %13.7 %3.864.083.961.8

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2014Royals (A+)783.112525110  121.251410254425540540146
2015Royals (R)001.8011000  5.0192111101106
2015Solar Sox (R)023.8666000  25.210622121106013133
2015Royals (A+)103.6644000  19.2812212804010022
2015Royals (AA)015.1422000  7.03695416011011
2015Athletics (AA)601.9077000  42.217334119315011051
2016Athletics (A+)004.9111000  3.2152221200003
2016Athletics (AAA)201.5033000  18.073163314001021
2016Athletics793.86252400000144.2594135656220371430124
2017Depth Charts1093.992828  00 161.0 15877711950 5  144
2017Steamer9104.1028280000 162.069416280741955 6  144
2017Fans (12)10103.832929  0  169.0 15877722047 5  155
2017ZiPS983.882726  0  146.0 140676317421440132
Total- - -793.86252400000144.2594135656220371430124

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2014Royals (A+)10.803.992.700.3728.4 %10.5 %17.9 %.2241.28.31969.5 %  3.11
2015Royals (R)10.801.806.001.8031.6 %5.3 %26.3 %.1180.60.100100.0 %  5.22
2015Solar Sox (R)11.572.105.500.0031.1 %5.7 %25.5 %.2221.09.33358.6 %  1.83
2015Royals (A+)10.071.835.500.0027.2 %4.9 %22.2 %.2901.32.40755.6 %  1.78
2015Royals (AA)14.147.711.831.2930.6 %16.7 %13.9 %.3102.14.47175.3 %  5.01
2015Athletics (AA)10.763.163.400.6329.5 %8.7 %20.8 %.2171.15.30185.2 %  2.95
2016Athletics (A+)7.364.911.502.4520.0 %13.3 %6.7 %.1541.09.11176.9 %  7.26
2016Athletics (AAA)10.502.005.250.5028.8 %5.5 %23.3 %.2321.11.31991.4 %  2.78
2016Athletics7.712.303.351.2420.9 %6.2 %14.7 %.2441.19.28175.0 %95984.08
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts8.082.822.861.06   .2581.29.31072.4 %  3.92
2017Steamer8.023.052.631.0720.8 %7.9 %12.8 %.2561.34.30472.2 %  4.04
2017Fans (12)8.252.503.301.07   .2491.21.30073.1 %  3.77
2017ZiPS8.142.593.141.05   .2541.25.30572.7 %  3.80
Total- - -7.712.303.351.2420.9 %6.2 %14.7 %.2441.19.28175.0 %95984.08

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2016Athletics1.2721.1 %44.2 %34.7 %8.2 %13.7 %12.4 %12.5 %39.6 %35.4 %24.9 %18.4 %48.0 %33.6 %4.04933.96
Total- - -1.2721.1 %44.2 %34.7 %8.2 %13.7 %12.4 %12.5 %39.6 %35.4 %24.9 %18.4 %48.0 %33.6 %4.04933.96

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2016Athletics186146891223817071314562169
Total- - -186146891223817071314562169

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2016Athletics0.75-10.1310.885.590.691.001.000.880.96250.410.3500
Total- - -0.75-10.1310.885.590.691.001.000.880.96250.410.3500

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Athletics58.1% (92.3)13.8% (80.2)  28.0% (84.7)  0.0%
Total- - -58.1% (92.3)13.8% (80.2)  28.0% (84.7)  0.0%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Athletics58.5 %     12.9 %   28.6 %   
Total- - -58.5 %     12.9 %   28.6 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Athletics92.3     80.0   84.6  
Total- - -92.3     80.0   84.6  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Athletics-9.24.2  9.4  -0.731.39  1.55  
Total- - --9.24.2  9.4  -0.731.39  1.55  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Athletics-8.0     5.7   8.6  
Total- - --8.0     5.7   8.6  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Athletics-0.63     2.06   1.39  
Total- - --0.63     2.06   1.39  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Athletics35.4 %70.8 %51.6 %61.1 %86.6 %77.1 %45.8 %64.8 %11.8 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -35.4 %70.8 %51.6 %61.1 %86.6 %77.1 %45.8 %64.8 %11.8 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Athletics36.6 %67.0 %51.7 %57.8 %88.1 %77.3 %49.7 %22.1
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -36.6 %67.0 %51.7 %57.8 %88.1 %77.3 %49.7 %22.1

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016AthleticsP2524144.25121100000 3   .944 
Total- - -P2524144.25121100000 3   .944 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016AthleticsP144.22  0-3-1              
Total- - -P144.22  0-3-1              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016AthleticsP144.20.0%      (0)33.3%      (3)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (7)
Total- - -P144.20.0%      (0)33.3%      (3)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (7)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Athletics2.30.6-0.10.517.91.8$14.6 
Total- - -2.30.6-0.10.517.91.8$14.6 

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  • 2013 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 1, Overall: 34
    • Team: Kansas City Royals
    • School: Indiana State