Sean Doolittle

Sean Doolittle #62

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 3"/210
  • Age: 29


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Sean Doolittle Stats

1-0 3.95 13.2 15 1.24

Sean Doolittle MLB Career Stats

10-10 3.04 192.2 224 0.93

Sean Doolittle Bio

  • Full Name: Sean Robert Doolittle
  • Born: 9/26/1986 in Rapid City, SD
  • Draft: 2007, Oakland Athletics, 1st rd. (41st overall)
  • College: Virginia
  • Debut: June 5, 2012
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2015 Stats 1 0 3.95 12 0 4 13.2 15 1.24
MLB Career Stats 10 10 3.04 187 0 29 192.2 224 0.93

Sean Doolittle Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Athletics AL 230 Four-seam FB 92.78 92.37 2231.00 6.09 86.97
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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October 7, 2015 at 7:47 AM ET

Doolittle finishes strong in 2015

A's left-hander Sean Doolittle finished the 2015 regular season with a 1-0 record, a 3.95 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, four saves and 15 strikeouts across 13 2/3 innings.

August 30, 2015 at 7:21 PM ET

Pomeranz turning heads as A's fill-in closer

A's manager Bob Melvin still foresees Sean Doolittle closing by season's end. But while Doolittle continues to regain his All-Star form, another lefty keeps impressing in that role. Drew Pomeranz struck out the side on just 11 pitches in the ninth inning of Saturday's 3-2 victory in Arizona, securing his third save.


Sean Doolittle Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Oakland AL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2008 Phoenix AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2008 Phoenix AFL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Oakland AL

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Stockton CAL

Sean Doolittle Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2014 22 10th in AL


Season G Rank
2013 70 16th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2012 18 17th in AL
2013 26 6th in AL

Sean Doolittle Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 22, 2015 Oakland Athletics activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 60-day disabled list.
August 11, 2015 Oakland Athletics sent LHP Sean Doolittle on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.
August 7, 2015 Oakland Athletics sent LHP Sean Doolittle on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
June 13, 2015 Oakland Athletics transferred LHP Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Strained Left Shoulder
May 30, 2015 Oakland Athletics placed LHP Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 28, 2015. Strained Left Shoulder
May 26, 2015 Oakland Athletics activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list.
May 22, 2015 Oakland Athletics sent LHP Sean Doolittle on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.
May 19, 2015 Oakland Athletics sent LHP Sean Doolittle on a rehab assignment to Midland RockHounds.
May 14, 2015 Oakland Athletics sent LHP Sean Doolittle on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
April 4, 2015 Oakland Athletics placed LHP Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. strained left rotator cuff
September 12, 2014 Oakland Athletics activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list.
August 24, 2014 Oakland Athletics placed LHP Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. strained right intercostal
June 4, 2012 Oakland Athletics recalled LHP Sean Doolittle from Sacramento River Cats.
May 29, 2012 Sean Doolittle assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Midland RockHounds.
April 25, 2012 Sean Doolittle assigned to Midland RockHounds from Stockton Ports.
April 2, 2012 Sean Doolittle assigned to Stockton Ports.
March 11, 2012 Oakland Athletics optioned LHP Sean Doolittle to Sacramento River Cats.
October 1, 2011 Sean Doolittle roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.
August 29, 2011 LHP Sean Doolittle assigned to AZL Athletics from Sacramento River Cats.
March 13, 2011 Oakland Athletics optioned Sean Doolittle to Sacramento River Cats.
November 19, 2010 Oakland Athletics selected the contract of Sean Doolittle from Sacramento River Cats.
September 21, 2010 Sean Doolittle roster status changed by Sacramento River Cats.
May 1, 2010 Sean Doolittle assigned to AZL Athletics from Sacramento River Cats.
April 6, 2010 Sacramento River Cats placed RF Sean Doolittle on the 7-day disabled list.
September 22, 2009 Sacramento River Cats activated RF Sean Doolittle from the 7-day disabled list.
May 10, 2009 Sacramento River Cats placed RF Sean Doolittle on the 7-day disabled list. Left knee tendinitis.
April 8, 2009 OF Sean Doolittle assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Midland RockHounds.

Sean Robert Doolittle Bio Info

Sean Robert Doolittle was originally signed by A's scout Neil Avent…was drafted by the A's as a compensation pick for the loss of free agent Frank Thomas … graduated from Shawnee (NJ) High School … attended the University of Virginia and left as the school's career RBI leader (167)…also compiled 21 wins as a pitcher, which is the best in Cavaliers history…named ACC Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2006 and also earned All-ACC honors in 2007 … signed autographs for Oakland elementary school students at the A's Community Fund Holiday Party in 2012 and 2013…named recipient of the 2013 Dave Stewart Community Service Award…supports numerous local and national charities, including Freedom Alliance, an educational and charitable organization that supports and honors military service members and their families.

Took over as the A's closer in May in just his third professional season as a pitcher and saved a team-leading 22 games…set an Athletics record for saves by a left-hander, breaking the previous mark of 17 set by AlanEmbree in 2007…had three career saves entering the season…walked just eight batters in 62.2 innings andstruck out 89…his strikeout-to-walk ratio of 11.13 was the highest among Major League relievers… based on a minimum of 60 innings pitched, it was second highest in Athletics history (Eckersley, 18.25 in 1990) and tied for sixth highest in the majors since1900…averaged 1.15 walks per nine innings, which ranked third among American League relievers and fifth lowest in Athletics history among pitchers with60 or more innings…averaged 12.78 strikeouts per nine innings, which was the best in Athletics historyusing the 60 inning minimum…had a career-high 89 strikeouts, which ranked ninth among AL relievers…led ML relievers with a .197 opponents on-base percentage…ranked seventh among AL relieversin opponents batting average (.169) and ninth in slugging percentage (.262)…the on-base percentage was third lowest in Oakland history by a reliever and the batting average ranked eighth…converted 22-of-26 (84.6%) save opportunities…ranked seventh in the AL in save percentage and 10th in saves…was 2-4 with a 2.73 ERA in 61 games…his opponents batting average included a .118 (9-for-76) markagainst left-handed hitters compared to .195 (29-for-149) against right-handers…allowed all five of his home runs and issued all eight of his walks to righties…has not allowed a home run to a lefty since April 28, 2013 (Davis, BAL) and has not walked a lefty since Aug. 16, 2013 (Brantley, CLE)…yielded a .235 batting average with runners in scoring position but that dropped to .067 with RISP and two outs…opponents hit .080 with two strikes…first batters faced hit .153 with one walk (.164 on-base percentage)…had the second lowest first batter on-base percentage in the AL and fourth lowest by an A's reliever since1974…ranked 10th in opponents batting average and tied for 10th in first batter strikeouts (22)…has a.186 (31-for-167) batting average and .217 (seven walks, one sacrifice) on-base percentage against first batters in his career…allowed 2-of-12 (16.7%) inherited runners to score and has allowed just 7-of-66(10.6%) to score in his career…the career mark is the lowest in the majors since he made his debut in2012…struck out 63 and walked two in 43.2 innings before the All-Star Break (31.50 so/bb ratio)… fanned 26 and issued six walks in 19.0 innings after the break (4.33 so/bb ratio)…had a 6.00 ERA inthe eighth inning, a 2.29 ERA in the ninth inning or later…had a 1.72 ERA and .135 opponents batting average in 34 games in Oakland compared to a 4.15 ERA and .212 opponents average in 27 games on the road…now has a 2.32 ERA (26 er in 101.0 ip) in 96 career appearances in Oakland compared to 3.81 (33er in 78.0 ip) in 79 games on the road…compiled a 1.29 ERA in 20 day games, a 3.46 ERA in 41 nightgames…stranded all seven of his inherited runners during day games and has allowed 1-of-19 to scorein his career…converted each of his nine save opportunities and logged a 0.57 ERA in 16 games against AL East competition…is 10-for-10 in save chances against the East in his career…compiled a 1.00 ERA and did not walk a batter in seven interleague games (9.0 ip)…did not walk a batter in 16 outings on no days rest (15.2 ip)…the opponents number nine hitter was 1 for 24 (.042) off him…pitched at least one inning in 54 of his 61 appearances.

Went 5-5 with two saves and a 3.13 ERA in 70 relief appearances…allowed just 2-of-32 (6.3%) inherited runners to score, which was the lowest mark in the Majors Leagues…dating back to 1974, the first year inherited runner data is available, that is the lowest mark in Oakland history and the sixth best mark in the majors…has allowed just 5-of-54 (9.3%) inherited runners to score in his career…stranded all 13 of his inherited runners at home in 2013…issued just 13 walks in 69.0 innings, an average of 1.70 walks per nine innings…that was the seventh lowest mark among American League relievers…struck out 60 and his strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.62 was 10th best…had a .214 opponents batting average, including .188 (16-for-85) against left-handed hitters compared to .227 (37-for-163) against righthanders…first batters faced were 11-for-66 (.167) with four walks (.214 on-base percentage)…allowed two first batter doubles for a .197 slugging percentage, which was third lowest in the AL…was ninth in on-base percentage and tied for ninth in strikeouts (22)…now has a .204 (22-for-108) career average against first batters with six walks, five doubles and a home run (.246 on-base percentage, .278 slugging percentage)…compiled a 0.55 ERA and .109 opponents batting average in 14 games on no days rest compared to a 3.93 ERA and .244 opponents batting average in 56 outings on one day of rest or more…now has a 1.69 ERA (5 er in 26.2 ip) in 25 career games on no days rest, 3.51 (35 er in 89.2 ip) in his other 89 outings…allowed a .138 average with runners in scoring position and two outs…held the opponents three and four hitters in the order to a combined .154 batting average…had a 2.52 ERA in 24 day games compared to 3.48 in 46 games at night…averaged 14.8 pitches per inning, which was eighth lowest among AL relievers.

OAKLAND: Did not allow a run over his first six games and 5.2 innings, giving him a 9.2-inning scoreless streak dating back to 2012…issued two walks April 22 at Boston, the first time he walked more than one batter in an outing in his career…then had a 16-game, 17.0-inning, 64-batter streak before issuing his next walk June 1 against Chicago (AL), an intentional pass to Alex Rios in the seventh inning … retired 15 consecutive batters from April 28 to May 8…had a career-high 13.2-inning scoreless streak from April 29 to May 29…finished April with a 1.59 ERA and .128 opponents batting average in 12 appearances… then posted a 1.38 ERA, .156 opponents average and did not walk a batter in 12 games and 13.0 innings in May…tossed a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings May 27 against San Francisco…that gave him a 0.78 ERA and .117 opponents batting average over his first 23 games…then allowed two or more runs in four of his next five games from May 29 to June 8…allowed 10 runs in 3.2 innings over that span for a 24.55 ERA…yielded 13 hits for a .565 opponents batting average…followed that stretch by compiling a 1.46 ERA and .176 opponents average over his next 25 games from June 11 to Aug. 12…was charged with the blown save and loss June 20 at Texas when he allowed an inherited runner to score plus one of his own…did not allow any of his 19 inherited runners to score over his final 37 games…tossed a season-high tying 2.0 scoreless innings June 23 at Seattle…posted a 6.57 ERA and .340 opponents batting average in 13 games in June…tossed 1.2 scoreless innings July 14 against Boston in his final outing before the All-Star Break…did not allow a run in his first 11 outings after the break for a 12.0-inning scoreless streak…allowed just four hits over that stretch from July 14 to Aug. 12 for a .105 opponents batting average…had a five-game stretch from Aug. 14 to 26 where he had a win, two losses, two blown saves, an 18.90 ERA and .588 opponents batting average … including Aug. 20 against Seattle when he faced four batters and allowed four hits…the hits were a career high and all four scored, matching his career-high…got Fielder to fly out with the bases loaded Aug. 26 at Detroit to start a four-game stretch through Sept. 1 where he stranded all seven of his inherited runners…finished August with a 6.75 ERA in 11 games…then posted a 0.75 ERA in 10 outings in September…matched his season high with three strikeouts three times over a four-game stretch from Sept. 6-13…was credited with his first save of the season Sept. 7 against Houston when he tossed 1.1 scoreless innings…added a second four-out save Sept. 13 at Texas…had a loss and a blown save in four ALDS appearances against Detroit (4.1 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 6 so)…the loss and blown save came in Game 4 at Detroit…now has 11 career postseason strikeouts, which is fifth most in Athletics history by a reliever.

2012 Was converted to pitcher late in 2011 and had just one professional appearance on the mound entering the season...appeared in six games at Single-A Stockton, eight at Double-A Midland and two at Triple-A Sacramento before he was promoted to Oakland June 4...spent the rest of the season with the A's, posting a 2-1 record with a save and a 3.04 ERA in 44 appearances in his Major League debut...struck out 60 batters in just 47.1 innings, an average of 11.41 per nine innings...that was the third best average in Athletics history among pitchers with 40 or more innings...walked just 11 batters for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.45... that was 10th best in Athletics history, using the 40 inning minimum... had more strikeouts than innings pitched in 23 of his 44 outings...allowed a .227 opponents batting average, including .195 (22-for-113) against right-handed hitters compared to .286 (18-for-63) against left-handers...yielded 10 of his 14 extra base hits to lefties for a .476 slugging percentage...righties slugged just .265...opponents batted .186 with the bases empty compared to .284 with runners on base...allowed just 3 of 22 (13.6%) inherited runners to score, including only 1 of his last 19...first batters faced were 11-for-42 (.262) with two walks...posted a 2.19 ERA in 23 appearances in Oakland, 3.97 in 21 games on the road...had a 2.73 ERA in 31 night games, 3.77 in 13 day games. 2011 Missed nearly the entire season...was placed on Sacramento's disabled list April 7 as he continued to recover from surgery on a torn left patella...while on the disabled list, he began to work out as a pitcher...was both a pitcher and hitter in college at the University of Virginia...was reinstated from the disabled list Aug. 29 and transferred to the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League...made his professional debut as a pitcher that day at the Giants affiliate...tossed 1.0 innings and allowed a run on no hits and one walk while striking out two. 2010 Spent the entire season on the disabled list at Triple-A Sacramento as he recovered from knee surgery to repair a tear in his left patella tendon...was added to the 40-man roster Nov. 19. 2009 Appeared in just 28 games in his first season at Triple-A Sacramento because of knee problems... batted .267 with four home runs and 14 RBI...added 15 walks for a .364 on-base percentage... hit .333 against left-handed pitching and .232 against right-handers...batted .317 at home and .190 on the road...did not commit an error in 24 games in right field and three at third base...had three assists as an outfielder...batted .341 with one home run and seven RBI over his first 10 games and .219 with three home runs and seven RBI over his final 18 contests...had a grand slam and a season high five RBI April 18 at Tacoma...homered twice and drove in four runs April 27 against Los Vegas...was placed on the disabled list May 9 with a strained right knee and missed the remainder of the season...was named the A's 10th best prospect by Baseball America following the season. 2008 Split his first full professional season between Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland and batted a combined .286 with 40 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 91 RBI in 137 games...tied for ninth in all of minor league baseball with 65 extra base hits...led the A's farm system in hits (153) and doubles, ranked second in extra base hits and total bases (265), tied for second in runs (89), tied for third in RBI, tied for fourth in walks (63) and tied for fifth in home runs...had a .305 batting average in 86 games at Stockton, which ranked 10th in the California League...led the CL in intentional walks (7), ranked third in slugging percentage (.560) and at bats per home run ratio (18.56) and fifth in on-base percentage (.385)...with both clubs, he combined for a .290 batting average against left-handed pitching and .285 against right-handers...hit .321 when leading off an inning...appeared in 107 games at first base, 17 in right field and eight in left field...began the year at Stockton where he hit .305 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 86 games...added 46 walks for a .385 on-base percentage...ranked second on the club in home runs and RBI despite spending the last month and a half of the season with Midland... was named the Best Batting Prospect and Best Defensive First Baseman in the California League by Baseball America...batted .341 at home...hit .368 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI over his first 43 games through May 19 and .246 with six home runs and 18 RBI over his final 43 games before his promotion to Midland...went 4 for 4 in the second game of the season April 4 against Modesto...had two two-homer games over a 10-game span April 10 at Modesto and April 19 against Rancho Cucamonga...had a season high five RBI against Modesto...had his second four-hit game of the season May 11 at Bakersfield and then connected for a grand slam the next day at Lake Elsinore...named to the midseason California League All-Star Team and went 0 for 3 with a walk in a start at first base in the All-Star Game against the Carolina League June 24...was transferred to Midland July 10 and batted .254 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 51 games with the RockHounds...hit all four of his home runs over a seven-game stretch from July 25 to 31...had a season high tying nine game hitting streak from August 16 to 23, going 13 for 34 (.382) with seven doubles...played for the Arizona Fall League Champion Phoenix Desert Dogs following the season and hit .293 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 32 games...tied for third in the AFL in home runs and was named to the AFL All-Prospects Team as an outfielder. 2007 Made his professional debut with Single-A Vancouver of the Northwest League and batted .283 with no home runs and four RBI in 13 games before he was transferred to Kane County of the Midwest League July 3...hit .233 in with four home runs and 29 RBI in 55 games with the Cougars and combined for a .243 batting average, four home runs and 33 RBI in 68 games overall...hit .272 against left-handed pitching and .235 against right-handers...appeared exclusively at first base on defense (62 games)... went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored in his first game June 20 against Tri-Cities...hit his first professional home run July 13 at South Bend while playing for Kane County...hit a grand slam August 20 at Beloit.