Sean Nolin

Sean Nolin

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sean Nolin in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in February of 2023. Traded to the Marlins in April of 2023. Released by the Marlins in October of 2023.
Reaches free agency
PFree Agent  
October 16, 2023
Nolin elected free agency Friday.
ANALYSIS
Nolin made a three-inning appearance for the Marlins in April but otherwise spent the entire 2023 campaign in the minors. The 33-year-old southpaw compiled a 4.37 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 22.2 innings at Triple-A Jacksonville but didn't make any appearances after the All-Star break due to an unspecified injury.
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2021
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
62
Last 10 Games
62
Last 5 Games
62
How many pitches does Sean Nolin generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Sean Nolin generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2022
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2021
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .310 48 5 5 13 2 1 3
Since 2021vs Right .325 93 17 10 26 4 2 3
2023vs Left .400 6 0 1 2 1 0 1
2023vs Right .455 12 2 1 5 0 1 1
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .297 42 5 4 11 1 1 2
2021vs Right .304 81 15 9 21 4 1 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-73%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2022
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2021
 
 
-64%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 2.00 1.33 9.0 0 0 0 5.0 6.0 0.0
Since 2021Away 7.40 2.03 20.2 0 2 0 7.4 3.9 2.6
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 18.00 3.00 3.0 0 0 0 6.0 6.0 6.0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 2.00 1.33 9.0 0 0 0 5.0 6.0 0.0
2021Away 5.60 1.87 17.2 0 2 0 7.6 3.6 2.0
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Stat Review
How does Sean Nolin 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
1.00
 
K/9
6.0
 
BB/9
6.0
 
HR/9
6.0
 
Fastball
90.3 mph
 
ERA
18.00
 
WHIP
3.00
 
BABIP
.436
 
GB/FB
0.71
 
Left On Base
48.4%
 
Exit Velocity
91.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
17.4%
 
Spin Rate
2119 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.1%
 
Swinging Strike
9.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2014
Nolin was a post-hype waiver pickup for the Brewers in 2016, who hoped he could turn his former prospect status into gold in a new location. Unfortunately, Nolin never even managed to take the hill once in 2016, as elbow problems sidelined him to begin the season and he was eventually forced to undergo Tommy John surgery. Nolin was outrighted off the Brewers' 40-man roster as a result. He could very well miss the entirety of the 2017 season as well with his rehab. Nolin had solid numbers throughout his minor league career (3.02 ERA, 3.0 K/BB), but his road back to the majors will be a long one.
Nolin was one of the key pieces obtained by the A's in the Josh Donaldson trade. The left-hander entered last spring in competition for a rotation spot, but an early groin injury ended any chance he had to win a rotation spot and cost him the first six weeks of the season. After making a number of minor league starts, Nolin spent another six weeks on the DL with a left shoulder injury. Nolin found his way to Oakland in September, making six starts. It is tough to think Nolin was completely healthy for that stretch in September as his fastball averaged just 86.9 mph. He struggled in that stretch with ugly ratios (5.28 ERA, 1.62 WHIP) and a bad 4.7 K/9. The Brewers claimed him off waivers during the offseason and he is expected to serve as their second lefty out of the bullpen, which will greatly limit his fantasy potential.
What Nolin lacks in dominant swing-and-miss stuff, he makes up for with pitchability, keeping hitters off balance with a four-pitch mix from the left side. He also appears to be in the discussion for a rotation spot out of camp with the A's in 2015 after coming over from Toronto in the Josh Donaldson trade. At 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, Nolin has the prototypical size to hold up over a full season in a big-league rotation. After posting impressive strikeout totals in the lower levels of Jays' minor league system, Nolin managed just 85 strikeouts in 105 innings at Triple-A Buffalo, and that rate could dip further against big-league hitters. However, he also boasts a 3.17 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over his stops in Buffalo from 2013 to 2014, which demonstrates how effective he can be without relying on strikeouts.
Nolin's excellent run through the minor leagues continued in 2013, as he produced a 3.01 ERA and 10.0 K/9 over 17 starts for Double-A New Hampshire. He got hammered in a May spot start for the Blue Jays, and was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo at the very end of the season. Standing at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, the left-handed Nolin has size and stuff that should translate to the majors. He'll likely open 2014 at the Triple-A level, though given the Blue Jays' lack of reliable starting pitchers, an Opening Day roster spot can't be entirely ruled out. Either way, Nolin figures to spend some time in Toronto before the end of 2014.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PMiami Marlins  
April 27, 2023
The Marlins outrighted Nolin to Triple-A Jacksonville on Thursday.
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Designated for assignment
PMiami Marlins  
April 25, 2023
Nolin was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Called up to Miami
PMiami Marlins  
April 24, 2023
The Marlins selected Nolin's contract from Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
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Catches on with Twins
PMinnesota Twins  
February 10, 2023
Nolin signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday.
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Heads overseas again
PFree Agent  
January 8, 2022
Nolin signed with the Kia Tigers of the KBO on Saturday.
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