Sean Nolin

Sean Nolin

31-Year-Old PitcherSP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sean Nolin in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in April of 2021. Released by the Nationals in October of 2021.
Elects free agency
PFree Agent  
October 13, 2021
Nolin elected free agency after he was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Nolin made his return to the majors during the 2021 campaign and posted a 4.39 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 26.2 innings across 10 appearances (five starts). The 31-year-old will now be free to seek out other opportunities during the offseason.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
50
Last 10 Games
50
Last 5 Games
37
How many pitches does Sean Nolin generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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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 2019
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .297 42 5 4 11 1 1 2
Since 2019vs Right .304 81 15 9 21 4 1 2
2021vs Left .297 42 5 4 11 1 1 2
2021vs Right .304 81 15 9 21 4 1 2
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-64%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-64%
ERA at Home
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 2.00 1.33 9.0 0 0 0 5.0 6.0 0.0
Since 2019Away 5.60 1.87 17.2 0 2 0 7.6 3.6 2.0
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
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Sean Nolin compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
1.54
 
K/9
6.8
 
BB/9
4.4
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
90.7 mph
 
ERA
4.39
 
WHIP
1.69
 
BABIP
.337
 
GB/FB
0.97
 
Left On Base
81.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.3%
 
Spin Rate
1975 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.4%
 
Swinging Strike
9.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Moves to bullpen
PWashington Nationals  
September 19, 2021
Nolin tossed three scoreless innings of long relief Saturday in the Nationals' 6-0 loss to the Rockies. He scattered three walks and a base hit and struck out two in the 51-pitch appearance.
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Returns from suspension
PWashington Nationals  
September 15, 2021
The Nationals activated Nolin (suspension) ahead of Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
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Drops appeal
PWashington Nationals  
Suspension
September 10, 2021
Nolin will begin serving his five-game suspension Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Appealing five-game suspension
PWashington Nationals  
September 10, 2021
Nolin was handed a five-game suspension Friday for intentionally hitting Freddie Freeman with a pitch earlier in the week, but he'll appeal the ban and will remain available until his appeal is heard, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Ejected early Wednesday
PWashington Nationals  
September 8, 2021
Nolin was ejected during the first inning of Wednesday's game against Atlanta for intentionally hitting Freddie Freeman with a pitch, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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