28-year-old Sean William Newcomb was born on June 12, 1993, he is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Atlanta Braves (MLB).
He was a member of the University of Hartford baseball team. In the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, Newcomb was regarded as a top prospect.
He was drafted in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and he was traded to the Atlanta Braves in 2015. In 2017, he made his MLB debut.
He signed with the Angels and received a signing bonus of $2,518,000. Newcomb began his career with the Class A Burlington Bees before being promoted to the Class AA Arkansas Travelers in 2015.
He finished his first complete season in professional baseball with a 2.38 ERA across three levels. With 168 strikeouts, he finished second in minor league baseball.
The Angels traded Newcomb, Erick Aybar, Chris Ellis, and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves on November 12, 2015, in exchange for Andrelton Simmons and José Briceo.
Newcomb was invited to spring training by the Braves and spent the 2016 season with the Mississippi Braves of Double A. He had a 3.86 ERA and 4.6 walks per nine innings while pitching in the Southern League.