The Book on Sean Newcomb
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Sean Newcomb / LHP, ATL
Middleboro, MA, USA
School: University of Hartford
20 | 2/23/2016
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (3/24/2017): #15
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #21
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #20
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2016: #24
Baseball Prospectus: #32
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A lefthanded power pitcher with a dominating mound presence, top Angel prospect Sean Newcomb went to the Braves in the winter of 2015, further strengthening an embarrassment of pitching riches in Atlanta's rebuild. Newcomb has a heavy, sinking fastball that lives around 95mph but can reach 99, more than enough to qualify him as one of the hardest-throwing lefty prospects in the game. His sweeping, hard slider is already a strikeout pitch, while a developing change and curve, while still rough, show occasional flashes of quality. He'll need some time to smooth out his big delivery and learn to repeat it more easily, but he's an exciting pitching prospect in an organization desperately in need of some.
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