Sam Selman

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sam Selman in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Waived by the Angels in March of 2022. Claimed off waivers by the Athletics in March of 2022.
Recalled by Oakland
POakland Athletics
July 25, 2022
Selman was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
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Selman was sent to Las Vegas on July 9, but he'll rejoin the major-league roster to provide an additional arm in the bullpen after David McKay was sent down Monday. Selman has made nine major-league appearances this year, posting a 4.91 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 11 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
20
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Sam Selman generally throw?
 
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+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Sam Selman generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-57%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .193 101 31 12 16 2 0 4
Since 2020vs Right .219 146 26 13 28 4 1 4
2022vs Left .227 24 9 2 5 1 0 1
2022vs Right .219 34 7 2 7 1 0 2
2021vs Left .250 43 8 7 8 1 0 2
2021vs Right .207 67 11 5 12 2 0 1
2020vs Left .103 34 14 3 3 0 0 1
2020vs Right .237 45 8 6 9 1 1 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-65%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-71%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-58%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.99 1.17 30.2 1 1 1 9.1 3.5 1.5
Since 2020Away 4.55 1.19 27.2 0 1 0 8.5 4.2 1.0
2022Home 2.70 1.00 10.0 0 0 0 10.8 3.6 0.9
2022Away 7.71 1.29 4.2 0 0 0 7.7 0.0 3.9
2021Home 10.24 1.55 9.2 0 1 0 3.7 3.7 2.8
2021Away 2.93 1.11 15.1 0 0 0 8.8 4.7 0.0
2020Home 2.45 1.00 11.0 1 0 1 12.3 3.3 0.8
2020Away 5.87 1.30 7.2 0 1 0 8.2 5.9 1.2
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Stat Review
How does Sam Selman 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
4.00
 
K/9
9.8
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
89.4 mph
 
ERA
4.30
 
WHIP
1.09
 
BABIP
.262
 
GB/FB
1.14
 
Left On Base
76.3%
 
Exit Velocity
83.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2273 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.8%
 
Swinging Strike
11.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Selman is part of a dying breed; a true LOOGY by nature. Major League Baseball is doing what it can to eliminate the Selmans from the game with the three-batter-minimum rule. The Giants did a good job working around it in 2020, giving Selman the ball 24 times but limiting him to 19.1 innings. Selman has not been disastrous against right-handed hitters by any means, but they hit 150 points better than lefties did against Selman in 2020 and also walked 12.8% of the time against him. San Francisco will live with some exposure to righties because Selman is so tough for lefties to square up with a slider that breaks close to four inches on average away from his opponents. He had a long, slow climb through the minor leagues with the Royals before debuting with the Giants in 2019. Selman looks to be here to stay with his dominance of lefties and flyball lean being a nice fit in Oracle Park.
Selman made his major-league debut at age 28 in August and went on to throw 10.1 largely uneventful innings, posting a 4.35 ERA and a 10:5 K:BB. The lefty's repertoire doesn't seem to make him stand out from the large group of relievers with minimal big-league resumes, as his fastball averaged just 89.9 mph while his slider (his only secondary) came in at 79.9 mph. While those pitches didn't have noteworthy results in the majors, his Triple-A numbers told an entirely different story. In 48.0 innings for Sacramento, he posted a 2.06 ERA with an excellent 43.8% strikeout rate. On the one hand, it's rarely worth getting excited about a 28-year-old's minor-league numbers; on the other, it's hard to ignore a strikeout rate that high. If Selman can recapture some of that form in the majors, he could move towards a high-leverage role, but his complete lack of track record means there's little sense investing now.
Selman began his 2014 season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on a quest to improve the control issues that plagued him in 2013, when led the Class A Carolina League with 85 free passes. The southpaw was relatively successful in this endeavor, dropping his BB/9 from 6.1 to 4.7, though he still has plenty of work to do. Inconsistencies in Selman's delivery from his 6-foot-3 frame have been partially to blame, but if he can correct those control problems, he may be able to get to the big leagues in his age-24 season. He finished 2014 at Triple-A Omaha, where he'll likely begin the 2015 campaign, and if Selman does get the call, look for him to serve as an emergency back-end rotation option or in middle relief. He was actually far more successful in relief at the Double-A level, posting a 1.62 ERA in 16.2 innings, as opposed to a 4.36 mark in 76.1 innings as a starter.
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Optioned to Triple-A
POakland Athletics
July 9, 2022
Selman was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.
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Joins big club
POakland Athletics
June 26, 2022
The Athletics recalled Selman from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Sent down Thursday
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June 9, 2022
Selman was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Recalled by Oakland
POakland Athletics
May 29, 2022
Selman was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Sent back to minors
POakland Athletics
April 23, 2022
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