2013 MLB Draft Profile: Sean Manaea

by Matt Grabusky | Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012

Player:  Sean Manaea
Position:  LHP
School:  Indiana State
Date of Birth:  2/1/1992
Height/Weight:  6’5/215
Bats/Throws:  L/L
2013 Class:  Junior
Previously Drafted:  Never Drafted

Scouting Report:

Already a well regarded prospect, Sean Manaea rose rapidly up draft boards with a stellar summer at the Cape.  It is hard to argue with an 85-7 strikeout to walk rate in 51.2 innings, especially when he also allowed only 21 hits.

  • Fastball 91-92, touches 96 with good arm side run.  He commands the fastball well, but has had trouble holding his velocity.
  • Secondary pitches are still developing
  • Slider is inconsistent, but a good pitch when it is on
  • Change is also developing
  • Smooth, easy delivery
  • Lower 3/4 arm slot

Video:

Quotes:

Indiana State head coach Rick Heller-  “He was able to maintain his velocity and keep his pitch count down.  I think he was only at 65 pitches in the sixth inning, even with all those strikeouts. He has such an easy arm delivery, then it comes out at 95-96. That’s what the pro guys look for, easy velocity. And I really think there’s more there.”

Awards/Achievements:

  • 2012 Cape Cod League Outstanding Pro Prospect Award
  • 2012 Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Year
  • 2012 Cape Cod League All-Star
  • 2012 All-MVC 2nd Team
  • 2011 Prospect League All-Star
  • 2011 Named the #1 Prospect in the Prospect League by Perfect Game

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Statistics:

YR LG W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H HR BB SO WHIP
 2011  NCAA  5  5  4.32  15  15  0  0  83.1  70  6  48  82  1.42
 2012  NCAA  5  3  3.34  17  17  0  0 105  94  6  37 115
 2011  Prospect  2  3  2.89   9   9  0  0  53  40  0  27   59  1.26
 2012  Cape  5  1  1.22   9   8  0  0  51.2  21  3   7   85  0.55

If any of this information is incorrect or you have additional information on this player, please let us know at matt@bigleaguefutures.net

 
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