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Sean Manaea | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Left

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Athletics LHP prospect Sean Manaea tossed seven shutout frames Saturday in a win for Double-A Midland.
He matched a season-high by throwing 102 pitches. The 23-year-old has gone 5-0 with a 2.21 ERA during his seven-game unbeaten streak. Opponents have hit .223 against him over that span with 44 strikeouts in 148 at-bats. Manaea was acquired from Kansas City last month in the Ben Zobrist trade. Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:55:00 PM

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Athletics acquired LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks from the Royals for INF/OF Ben Zobrist and cash considerations.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports hears that the Athletics sent $2 million to the Royals as part of the deal. Manaea is the big piece of the return for Oakland. The 23-year-old has dealt with an abdominal strain this season, but has big-time stuff and has put up a 3.23 ERA with 10.9 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 over his first 32 starts in pro ball.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Royals prospect LHP Sean Manaea allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits in three innings on Monday in his debut for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

He walked three, hit a batter and struck out five in the outing, throwing 41 of 77 pitches for strikes. Manaea was promoted to Double-A after posting a 3.66 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 22/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 19 2/3 innings (four starts) at High-A Wilmington. The 23-year-old left-hander didn’t make his season debut until late June due to an abdominal injury. In his 2014 professional debut, Manaea registered a 3.11 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, .228 opponents’ batting average, 4.0 BB/9 and 10.8 K/9 in 121 2/3 innings (25 starts) at Wilmington.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Royals prospect LHP Sean Manaea (abdomen) allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits in five innings on Monday for High-A Wilmington.

He struck out eight batters in the outing without issuing a walk. Manaea was moved up to Wilmington after making his season debut in the Rookie Arizona League the previous week. The 23-year-old left-hander posted a 3.11 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, .228 opponents’ batting average, 4.0 BB/9 and 10.8 K/9 in 121 2/3 innings (25 starts) last season in his professional debut for Wilmington. Assuming he stays healthy, Manaea likely will spend a majority of the 2015 season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Royals prospect LHP Sean Manaea (abdomen) allowed one earned run in five innings on Wednesday in his season debut for the Arizona League Royals.

He allowed two hits and a walk in the outing, striking out six. Manaea, 23, had been sidelined this season with an abdominal strain, which is why he was assigned to the Arizona League for his 2015 debut. Viewed as one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in the game, Manaea pitched to a 3.11 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, .228 opponents’ batting average, 4.0 BB/9 and 10.8 K/9 in 121 2/3 innings (25 starts) last season in his professional debut for High-A Carolina. He’ll likely move up to Double-A Northwest Arkansas after a series of rehab starts at lower levels.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Royals pitching prospect Sean Manaea (abdomen) has been shut down from his throwing program due to a groin injury.

Manaea has been out all season with an abdominal strain and now has a groin ailment to deal with. He's expected to be assigned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas by the third week of June.
Fri, May 29, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Royals pitching prospect Sean Manaea (abdomen) remains in extended spring training but is expected to be assigned to the minor leagues before the end of May.

The 23-year-old has been dealing with a bad abdominal strain since early in spring training and didn't even begin throwing long toss until the middle of March. Once he is ready for game action, he's expected to report to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Royals pitching prospect Sean Manaea (abdomen) is hoping to resume throwing from a mound sometime next week.

Manaea has been plagued by an abdominal strain this spring and just started throwing long toss again this week. "It has been frustrating," Manaea said. "But the main thing now is to get better, take it slow and not hurt it worse." Manaea, who is likely to begin the season at Double-A, might not be game-ready until early April.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Royals prospect LHP Sean Manaea struck out nine batters over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks for High-A Wilmington.

Manaea has been on cruise control over his last eight starts, posting a 1.53 ERA, .176 BAA (.481 OPS), and 51-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 47 innings. The left-hander hasn’t allowed more than five hits in a game during that span, and Tuesday’s outing also marked the first time he’s allowed more than two runs since June 26. Manaea should begin 2015 at Double-A Northwest Arkansas and, if all goes according to plan, join the Royals’ starting rotation later in the season.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Royals prospect lefty Sean Manaea struck out seven batters over seven shutout innings, scattering two hits, one walk, and two hit batsman for High-A Wilmington on Wednesday.

Over his last seven starts Manaea has held opposing batters to a .164/.274/.193 line while putting up a 9.1 K/9. There was an argument that Manaea was the top college pitcher in the 2013 draft, but a hip issue caused him to drop to the 34th overall pick. Clearly, the Royals are ecstatic that he fell to them and are reaping the benefits. Manaea has the potential to be a solid No. 2 pitcher, and should see time in Kansas City before the end of 2015.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Royals left-handed pitching prospect Sean Manaea scattered four hits and one walk over 7 1/3 shutout innings, striking out seven batters for High-A Wilmington on Saturday.

Manaea has pitched well over his last four starts, holding opposing batters to a .167/.286/.205 line while striking out 23 batters over 24 innings. Manaea has the potential to be a frontline starter, primarily relying on a low-90s fastball and a nasty slider. Manaea is likely to start 2015 with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, and could be in the City of Fountains before the end of 2015.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Royals left-handed pitching prospect Sean Manaea fanned eight on Monday, tossing five innings and allowing four hits, one walk, and one run.

Manaea rebounded after a poor start to dominate the same squad that hit him hard last week. Manaea used his low-90s fastball and his biting slider to pick up a solid outing despite wet conditions, including hitting 97 in the first inning. Manaea profiles as a solid #2 pitcher, and his falling to the 34th overall pick could turn into a coup for the Royals.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Royals prospect LHP Sean Manaea was rocked in his start Sunday, allowing seven earned runs on seven hits (two home runs) in two innings for High-A Wilmington.

Manaea, 22, was the Royals' second-round draft pick last June, but he was held out of action after undergoing hip surgery earlier in the month. The left-hander looked sharp during his first two starts as a professional, but that obviously wasn't the case Sunday as he struggled to complete two innings. Overall, Manaea owns an 8.71 ERA and 13/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 10 1/3 innings. If he can show improved command and build arm strength during the first half of the season, Manaea should finish his campaign at Double-A and reach the major leagues at some point the following year.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Royals prospect LHP Sean Manaea had a shaky professional debut on Tuesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits with five strikeouts and a walk in 3 1/3 innings for High-A Wilmington.

The 22-year-old's outing was his first since signing with the Royals, as he was held out of action last summer after undergoing hip surgery in June. The fact that the organization assigned him directly to High-A Wilmington is a testament to his overall potential and ability to move quickly through their system.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 12:58:00 PM

Royals prospect Sean Manaea pitched on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in June.

The Royals selected the Indiana State left-hander with the first pick in the competitive balance round and 34th overall selection in June's draft. Kansas City paid out a $3.55 million bonus -- a record for a supplemental round selection -- to persuade Manaea to skip his senior season. Manaea will likely begin next season at Lo-A Lexington or Hi-A Wilmington. "As long as everything is (healthy)," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. "We may keep him here until May or even June. I don't know. We've just got to wait and see as we get closer."
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 12:09:00 PM

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