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Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Sean Newcomb: Sean Newcomb has thrown 2,032 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2018, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), Change (88mph) and Curve (78mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (80mph).
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has less armside movement than typical, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight cut action. His curve has an exceptional bite, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders.
Sean's Note: The big lefty Newcomb made his MLB debut last season. The Cubs faced him twice, having much better success against him the second time in Atlanta. Javy Baez and Willson Contreras took him deep in that game, which is not surprising since right handers have hit him for much more power than lefties.