Sean Poppen

Born: 03/15/1994 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 19th Rd. 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft, (MIN)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 4th, 2018
Dates Seen: 4/23/18
Level: High A
Affiliate: Fort Myers Miracle
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame, lean/lanky build. Ideal pitcher's frame.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup delivery, segmented; average arm speed; compact arm action, 3/4's slot, extends well.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 40 Long Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Should play to an above-average grade with a bullpen move and airing it out in shorter stints.
Should play to an above-average grade with a bullpen move and airing it out in shorter stints.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 92-93 90-94 Velo will tick up in the pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Quality sink/run action from lower arm slot.
Quality sink/run action from lower arm slot.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Ball moves so much he has a hard time commanding it. Less pressure on in-zone location facing lineups once.
Ball moves so much he has a hard time commanding it. Less pressure on in-zone location facing lineups once.
Slider
Slider 40 40 83-84 83-85 Short one-plane action, wrinkle pitch to RHH. Used sparingly.
Short one-plane action, wrinkle pitch to RHH. Used sparingly.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 82-84 82-85 Primary off-speed offering, used to both sides, comfortable with feel, struggled initially but found it later and used in all counts, replicated arm speed and mirrored FB action. Used it as a finishing pitch w/ two strikes. Saw it on an off night, but a future-average pitch.
Primary off-speed offering, used to both sides, comfortable with feel, struggled initially but found it later and used in all counts, replicated arm speed and mirrored FB action. Used it as a finishing pitch w/ two strikes. Saw it on an off night, but a future-average pitch.
Control
Control 50 50 Can throw strikes with FB and CHG, most misses were down out of the zone, struggled to control SL in viewing but had right idea, average control.
Can throw strikes with FB and CHG, most misses were down out of the zone, struggled to control SL in viewing but had right idea, average control.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
24-year-old who is old for level and is what he is at this point; profiles as long relief piece; lacks carrying tool for rotation role, but throws strikes w/ a heavy fastball that racks up ground balls.