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Sean William Newcomb (born June 12, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball at the University of Hartford. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected Newcomb in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft, and traded him to the Braves in 2015. He made his MLB debut in 2017.
Newcomb attended Middleborough High School in Middleborough, Massachusetts. As a senior, he had a 0.46 earned run average (ERA) with 110 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched.
After high school, Newcomb enrolled at the University of Hartford. As a freshman for the Hartford Hawks baseball team in 2012, Newcomb started nine games before suffering a season-ending injury. His first college win was a no-hitter against Yale. He finished the year with a 2–4 win-loss record with a 4.17 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 45 1⁄3 innings. As a sophomore in 2013, he started 12 of 13 games, going 5–4 with a 3.75 ERA and 92 strikeouts over 72 innings. Newcomb started his junior season without allowing a run through his first 39 2⁄3 innings. He finished the year 8–2 with a 1.25 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 93 1⁄3 innings. He was named the 2014 America East Pitcher of the Year, becoming the first Hawk to win a major conference award.
Newcomb was considered a top prospect for the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. He was drafted in the first round, 15th overall, by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He signed with the Angels, receiving a $2,518,000 signing bonus. Newcomb was assigned to the Class A Burlington Bees and later promoted to the Class AA Arkansas Travelers, where he ended his first season in professional baseball.
On November 12, 2015, the Angels traded Newcomb, Erick Aybar, Chris Ellis and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves for Andrelton Simmons and Jose Briceno. The Braves invited Newcomb to spring training and he spent the 2016 season with the Double A Mississippi Braves. While pitching in the Southern League, he posted 4.6 walks per nine innings with a 3.86 ERA.
Newcomb was invited to spring training for the second time at the start of the 2017 season. He started the 2017 season with the Gwinnett Braves of the Class AAA International League. He made his major league debut on June 10, 2017, for the Braves at SunTrust Park against the New York Mets. He pitched 6 1⁄3 innings, allowing four hits and one unearned run with seven strikeouts.
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