Sean Manaea

Position: LHP
Born: 2/1/1992
Height: 6'5
Weight: 245
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Via trade on July 28, 2015, along with RHP Aaron Brooks for 2B Ben Zobrist and cash (OAK). Originally drafted in the supplemental first round (#34 overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three starts at Nashville (Triple-A), allowing 16 hits in 18 innings and walking just four while striking out 21.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Nashville April 29 along with RHP Andrew Triggs when INF Matt McBride was sent down and RHP Chris Bassitt went on the DL.
MLB Debut Date: 08/16/2016

Debut Details
April 29, in a 7-4 win against the Astros. The starting pitcher, he did not get the decision as the Athletics scored five runs in the eighth and ninth innings to pull out the win. Manaea went five-plus innings, allowing four runs, all earned, on four hits, walking four and fanning three. He gave up a solo homer to Evan Gattis to lead off the second inning, with the other runs he surrendered coming in the sixth inning, where he faced three batters before being relieved by Sean Doolittle, hitting George Springer with a pitch to lead off the frame, walking Carlos Correa, and then giving up an RBI single to Gattis. Doolittle came on, and promptly allowed both inherited runners to score on a subsequent RBI single by Tyler White, and a two-out RBI ground-rule double by Marwin Gonzalez to close his book. Defensively, Manaea picked off speedy Carlos Correa and also combined with catcher Stephen Vogt to catch George Springer stealing.

Player Notes
After not playing his first pro game until 2014, he headed right to Wilmington (High A) that summer and went 7-8 with a 3.11 ERA in 25 starts, including a complete-game shutout, fanning 146 in 121.2 IP while scattering 102 hits and walking 54. An abdominal strain sidelined Manaea for part of 2015 but when healthy he combined among the rookie-complex level Arizona League, Wilmington, Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) and, after the trade to the Athletics, Midland (Double-A) to go 7-1 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts, striking out 90 batters in 74.1 IP, walking 26 and allowing 67 hits. He was especially effective with his new organization, going 6-0 with a 1.90 ERA in seven starts at Midland, striking out 51 and walking 15 in 42.2 IP.

2080 Notes
Manaea checked in at No. 27 in 2080 Baseball’s Preseason Top 125 Prospect Ranking List, where C.J. Wittmann had this to say about him: “A big, physical left-handed starter with a four-pitch mix and huge deception, Manaea is a name you should get to know more. His low-to-mid 90s fastball and go-to slider keep hitters off balance enough to overcome his command issues. Reports out of spring training have Manaea commanding his repertoire much better. Watch out.”You can check out the scouting report here, and also be sure to read more about Manaea in this Oakland Clubhouse report from by 2080 Baseball contributor Melissa Lockard.