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Sean Doolittle

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

W-L

2-4

ERA

2.73

WHIP

0.73

K

89

SV

22

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 stin...

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2015 ADP:  164.64

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  4/25/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 212   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.

March 26, 2015  –  Sean Doolittle News

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Doolittle (shoulder) said he will begin playing catch Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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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
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3-Year Averages     58 0 0 59.7 43 19 4 69 10 3 3 8 3 16 2.87 0.89

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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
Sep. 26 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.73 0.73
Sep. 24 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.77 0.73
Sep. 21 Phi 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.82 0.73
Sep. 19 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.91 0.75
Sep. 17 Tex 0.3 3 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.97 0.76
Sep. 14 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.20 0.68
Sep. 13 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.24 0.69
Aug. 23 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.28 0.70
Aug. 22 LAA 0.7 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.32 0.70
Aug. 19 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 0.65
Aug. 14 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.39 0.65
Aug. 8 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.44 0.64
Aug. 5 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.49 0.63
Aug. 4 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.54 0.64
Jul. 29 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.59 0.64
Jul. 26 @Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.64 0.65
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
6.3 4 5 5 1 3 8 0 0 0 1-1 1 1 0 7.11 1.11
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.3 4 5 5 1 3 9 0 0 0 1-1 2 1 0 6.14 0.95
Last 60 Days
16 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
16.0 11 5 5 1 5 22 0 0 0 1-1 7 1 0 2.81 1.00

Sean Doolittle Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014773209300.118
20139220516202.188
20126718318901.286

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201415957829305.195
201317440837912.227
201212442822202.195

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201436.7221251521.720.60
201339.743131822.951.01
201224.720133412.190.89

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201426.0021038334.150.92
201329.312129523.380.89
201222.701027723.971.28
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
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3-Year Averages     58 0 59.7 10.41 1.51 6.90 0.60 69.4% 2.87 2.26 .282

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2014 Stat Review for Sean Doolittle    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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11.13 K/BB
ELITE
12.78 K/9
ELITE
1.15 BB/9
ELITE
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
WEAK
0.43 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.73 ERA
GOOD
0.73 WHIP
ELITE
1.78 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.273 BABIP
AVERAGE
65.9% Strand Rate
LOW

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Sean Doolittle

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

Doolittle (shoulder) went through another "two innings" of sock throws Wednesday, and manager Bob Melvin believes he might begin playing catch by the end of the week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Doolittle (shoulder) performed sock throws on Monday, taking another step in the rehab process, reports Joe Stiglich of CSN California.

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Doolittle said Tuesday that he's getting closer to throwing, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

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Doolittle is expected to start sock throws soon, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Doolittle (shoulder) is still without a timetable to resume throwing, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Doolittle (shoulder) said on Thursday that his shoulder is "a lot better" and an ultrasound last week came back looking great, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Doolittle (shoulder) indicated Sunday that his shoulder feels better and he is starting a strengthening program, but there is no timetable for him to throw off a mound, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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2015

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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.