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Sean Doolittle

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2016 Stats

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1-2

ERA

4.00

WHIP

1.33

K

8

SV

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After an All-Star season in 2014 that saw Doolittle claim the A's closer job while amassing 22 saves to go along with a 12.8 K/9, an offseason shoulder injury cost Doolittle nearly all of the 2015 sea...

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2016 ADP:  197.46

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/26/1986   BORN: Rapid City, SD   COLLEGE: Virginia      Show ContractHide Contract

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Sean Doolittle Contract Information:

Signed a five-year deal with the Athletics in April of 2014 that includes two option years through 2020.

April 27, 2016  –  Sean Doolittle News

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Doolittle threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts Tuesday night against the Tigers.

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Sean Doolittle Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 20 A KAN 55 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 21 A STO 86 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 21 AA MID 51 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2009 22 AAA SAC 28 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 24 R PHO 1 0 0 1.0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00
2012 25 A+ STO 2 0 0 10.1 5 1 0 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.87 0.69
2012 25 AA MID 2 0 0 11.0 2 1 0 19 4 0 0 1 0 0 0.82 0.55
2012 25 AAA SAC 2 0 0 3.2 1 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.63
2012 25 MAJ OAK 44 0 0 47.3 40 16 3 60 11 2 1 1 1 18 3.04 1.08
2013 26 MAJ OAK 70 0 0 69.0 53 24 4 60 13 5 5 2 5 26 3.13 0.96
2014 27 MAJ OAK 61 0 0 62.7 38 19 5 89 8 2 4 22 4 5 2.73 0.73
2015 28 A+ STO 3 0 0 3.0 5 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 12.00 1.67
2015 28 AA MID 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2015 28 AAA NAS 6 0 0 6.0 3 2 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 0.50
2015 28 MAJ OAK 12 0 0 13.7 12 6 1 15 5 1 0 4 1 1 3.95 1.24
2016 29 MAJ OAK 11 0 0 9.0 9 4 3 8 3 1 2 2 1 2 4.00 1.33
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3-Year Averages     47 0 0 48.4 34 16 3 54 8 2 3 9 3 10 2.97 0.87
Career  (View All)     198 0 0 201.7 152 69 16 232 40 11 12 31 3.08 0.95

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Sean Doolittle Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 26 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.33
Apr. 22 @Tor 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.50 1.50
Apr. 20 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.70 1.30
Apr. 19 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.35
Apr. 16 KC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.35 1.59
Apr. 15 KC 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.69
Apr. 12 LAA 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 5.79 1.71
Apr. 10 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 1.36
Apr. 8 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.50
Apr. 5 CWS 0.7 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.40 1.80
Apr. 4 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.3 5 3 3 2 2 4 0 0 0 0-1 1 1 2 5.06 1.31
Last 30 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
9.0 9 4 4 3 3 8 0 0 0 1-2 2 1 2 4.00 1.33
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
9.0 9 4 4 3 3 8 0 0 0 1-2 2 1 2 4.00 1.33

Sean Doolittle Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201614313101.231
201514333101.273
2014773209300.118

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201624526102.273
2015431229200.225
201415957829305.195

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20163.70203139.821.91
20156.00028303.001.33
201436.7221251521.720.60

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20165.31025200.000.94
20157.71027214.701.17
201426.0021038334.150.92
Sean Doolittle Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 20 A KAN 55 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2008 21 A STO 86 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2008 21 AA MID 51 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2009 22 AAA SAC 28 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2011 24 R PHO 1 0 1.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 0% 9.00 2.20 .000
2012 25 A+ STO 2 0 10.1 18.71 1.78 10.50 0.00 85.7% 0.87 0.23 .401
2012 25 AA MID 2 0 11.0 15.55 3.27 4.75 0.00 83.3% 0.82 1.11 .143
2012 25 AAA SAC 2 0 3.2 22.50 2.81 8.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.86 .494
2012 25 MAJ OAK 44 0 47.3 11.41 2.09 5.45 0.57 0.71 72.9% 93.6 MPH 3.04 2.19 .335
2013 26 MAJ OAK 70 0 69.0 7.83 1.70 4.62 0.52 0.77 67.7% 94.3 MPH 3.13 2.87 .267
2014 27 MAJ OAK 61 0 62.7 12.78 1.15 11.13 0.72 0.43 65.9% 94.0 MPH 2.73 1.78 .273
2015 28 A+ STO 3 0 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 6.00 33.3% 12.00 10.53 .317
2015 28 AA MID 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .262
2015 28 AAA NAS 6 0 6.0 19.50 0.00 0.00 3.00 100% 3.00 3.20 .203
2015 28 MAJ OAK 12 0 13.7 9.88 3.29 3.00 0.66 1.00 68.8% 92.4 MPH 3.95 3.05 .318
2016 29 MAJ OAK 11 0 9.0 8.00 3.00 2.67 3.00 0.50 88.9% 94.0 MPH 4.00 6.76 .257
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 8.51 2.10 4.05 1.01 63.7% 3.92 0.26 .260
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 8.45 2.17 3.89 1.25 66.4% 3.89 3.86 .251
Rest Of Season     0 0 49.9 8.39 2.16 3.88 1.11 65.2% 3.89 3.66 .255
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3-Year Averages     47 0 48.4 10.03 1.49 6.75 0.56 66.7% 2.97 2.27 .273
Career     198 0 201.7 10.35 1.79 5.80 0.71 69.9% 3.08 2.55 .288

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2016 Stat Review for Sean Doolittle    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.67 K/BB
WEAK
8.00 K/9
WEAK
3.00 BB/9
AVERAGE
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
3.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.00 ERA
WEAK
1.33 WHIP
WEAK
6.76 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.257 BABIP
LOW
88.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Sean Doolittle: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Doolittle gave up a walk and a hit while recording the final out of the eighth inning in Friday's 8-5 win over the Blue Jays.

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Doolittle allowed a solo homer to Eric Hosmer on Friday night, his third homer allowed over his first 5.1 innings of the season.

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Doolittle (1-2) did little to help his cause in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Angels, picking up a loss and blowing a save by allowing two earned runs on two hits and a walk in the top of the ninth inning.

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Doolittle came on to shut the door on the Mariners in the 10th inning Sunday, striking out a pair and allowing one hit in a scoreless frame to earn his first save of the season.

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Doolittle earned the win on Friday night against the Mariners, throwing a scoreless eighth inning.

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Doolittle took the loss to the White Sox on Tuesday after giving up a solo home run to Jimmy Rollins in the ninth inning.

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Doolittle threw a scoreless inning on Monday night against the White sox, allowing one hit and striking out one.

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Doolittle returned to the mound Saturday, throwing a 1-2-3 inning against the Royals on only six pitches.

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Doolittle (triceps) threw roughly 23 pitches in a minor league game Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Doolittle (triceps) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich reports.

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Doolittle has been diagnosed with a strained triceps but is expected to be ready for Opening Day, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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2015

After Jim Johnson imploded in the closer role, Doolittle finally took the reins and was exceptional, racking up 22 saves even though he didn't get the job until mid-May. He also lost time to a DL stint, missing three weeks late in the season. Once he was the closer, aside from a hiccup in late June where he had back-to-back blown saves, he had only one blown save. The most amazing aspect of Doolittle's season has to be the ridiculous 89:9 K:BB ratio he finished the season with. He will miss the start of the year with a slight rotator cuff tear, opening the door for Tyler Clippard to slot in as the A's closer. However, with a career ERA under 3.00 and career 10.5 K/9 (even higher in 2014 at 12.8 K/9), there little reason why he can't reclaim the job and once again flourish in the ninth-inning role.

2014

Doolittle's impressive transformation from first baseman to reliever continued in 2013 as he managed an ERA approaching 3.00 and a WHIP under 1.00. His strikeout rate dropped from an incredible 11.4 K/9 in 2012 to 7.8 K/9 in 2013, but he also dropped his walk rate and carried a lower H/9 as he learned how to pitch more efficiently in his second season with the A's. Perhaps Doolittle's most impressive stat was that he led the American League in only allowing 6.3 percent of inherited runners to score. The acquisition of Jim Johnson likely prevents Doolittle from getting the first crack at the ninth inning in 2014, but he has a chance to end up saving games for the A's if the team is comfortable removing him from the mix in the seventh and eighth inning. Further, Doolittle has actually been more effective against righties in his first two years, so the A's may decide they are comfortable with him as a closer at some point in the not-so-distant future.

2013

Doolittle was one of the most incredible, yet unsung stories in baseball last year. After operations on both knees and a tendon injury in his right wrist, Doolittle converted from playing first base to become a relief pitcher. After a grand total of 17 appearances across three minor league levels (where he sported a minuscule ERA), Doolittle was called up and ended the season as the lefty reliever that manager Bob Melvin called on late in games. He does not attempt to fool anyone and relies almost solely on the gas (he threw 86.8 percent fastballs in 2012), but still had an exceptional 11.4 K/9. Doolittle figures to be very busy for the A's in the seventh and eighth inning of games, but he will not have much fantasy value in most leagues due to a lack of saves.

2012

Doolittle lived up to his last name again, this year missing the entire season due to wrist injuries after missing the prior two seasons with a knee injury. The A's have given up on him as a hitter, deciding to return him to the mound (he pitched during his college days at Virginia) for one inning in the Arizona Rookie League. They thought enough of him to keep him on the 40-man roster this winter, though there's no telling how his return to the mound will play out.

2010

A knee injury cut short Doolittle's season at Triple-A Sacramento after just 28 games. The A's are trying him in the outfield, likely as a result of Chris Carter's emergence at first base, and while Doolittle hasn't been terrible (.267/.364/.448) he hasn't done a ton to distinguish himself from a typical decent hitting prospect. He doesn't figure to be in the A's plans in 2010, and doesn't project as much more than a reserve player.