Adrian Houser
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 222LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 2, #69, Houston Astros | Locust Grove (OK) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 4 3.22 7 7 0 36.1 31 1.35
6 Seasons 20 23 3.68 91 62 0 361.2 305 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 7 3-4 3.22 36.1 31 1.35
6 Seasons 91 20-23 3.68 361.2 305 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 22 35 6 0 0 0 90.1 99.3 -12.2 16.7 .195 .251 .282 .327 .207 50.0 0.0 25.0 0.00 4.46
2018 25 226 43 1 2.3 1.7 88.6 110.1 15.4 27.9 .244 .352 .325 .316 .305 27.9 13.6 11.9 3.29 4.24
2019 26 1810 303 15 5 3.2 86.7 110.4 5.3 30.0 .221 .347 .302 .281 .336 35.3 25.3 8.0 3.72 3.43
2020 27 922 177 10 5.6 4.1 86.3 109.9 1.4 29.4 .268 .408 .353 .333 .363 32.8 17.9 8.5 5.30 4.73
2021 28 2352 420 21 5 3.5 87.1 112.6 1.4 28.1 .241 .359 .297 .312 .324 36.0 17.5 10.7 3.23 4.12
2022 29 642 110 4 3.6 2.5 87.8 113.8 9.5 32.7 .261 .398 .290 .325 .360 38.2 19.6 10.8 3.22 3.73
Player 5987 1059 51 4.8 3.3 87.0 113.8 3.8 29.3 .241 .367 .308 .308 .336 35.2 19.9 9.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Houser relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(47.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(17.6%) ,
Curveball
(12.8%) ,
Slider
(11.5%) ,
Changeup
(10.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2022 Sinker 306 223 83 47.7 94.1 84 73 19 14 4 1 0 9 64 .260 .321 .342 .466 .320 .380 88.4 6 2093 6.6 13.7 12.9
2022 4-Seam Fastball 113 31 82 17.6 94.6 24 22 4 3 1 0 0 9 13 .182 .153 .227 .256 .223 .216 78.0 16 2238 6.5 28.3 18.8
2022 Curveball 82 42 40 12.8 80.7 16 13 3 1 2 0 0 2 12 .231 .344 .385 .608 .303 .444 97.3 4 2042 6.5 10.0 8.0
2022 Slider 74 72 2 11.5 84.6 17 17 3 2 0 0 1 6 11 .176 .182 .353 .273 .230 .194 87.7 15 2291 6.6 41.4 23.1
2022 Changeup 67 4 63 10.4 85.8 17 15 3 2 0 1 0 5 10 .200 .154 .333 .248 .283 .229 76.2 8 1566 6.6 30.3 21.7
2021 Sinker 1,266 865 401 53.8 93.6 355 302 63 51 9 0 3 56 251 .209 .235 .268 .317 .272 .303 86.5 -6 2037 6.5 13.8 17.4
2021 Curveball 338 189 149 14.4 80.0 66 61 17 12 3 1 1 13 48 .279 .284 .410 .459 .323 .346 88.7 6 1855 6.4 24.0 12.4
2021 4-Seam Fastball 316 39 277 13.4 94.1 61 53 11 6 2 0 3 20 35 .208 .163 .415 .333 .304 .257 82.9 12 2177 6.4 27.0 16.4
2021 Changeup 261 21 240 11.1 87.7 71 58 16 11 1 1 3 8 50 .276 .313 .483 .507 .383 .408 87.6 5 2066 6.5 18.7 11.4
2021 Slider 171 160 11 7.3 84.0 46 44 11 6 3 0 2 8 36 .250 .216 .455 .341 .313 .257 82.5 16 2165 6.5 28.6 15.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 83.3 0.0 16.7 0.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 0.0 83.3 0.0 16.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 39.5 23.3 25.6 11.6 30.2 34.9 34.9 0.0 25.6 34.9 30.2 7.0 2.3 1.7
2019 55.4 17.8 21.8 5.0 40.9 35.0 24.1 5.9 42.2 16.8 22.4 6.3 5.0 3.2
2020 59.9 12.4 23.2 4.5 38.4 37.9 23.7 6.2 46.3 11.9 24.9 5.1 5.6 4.1
2021 60.5 15.2 21.2 3.1 31.9 46.7 21.4 7.6 46.4 16.2 21.0 3.3 5.0 3.5
2022 50.0 15.5 25.5 9.1 43.6 31.8 24.5 8.2 35.5 18.2 25.5 8.2 3.6 2.5
Player 57.1 15.8 22.3 4.8 36.7 39.9 23.3 6.6 43.4 16.5 22.9 5.1 4.8 3.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Changeup MIL R 67 85.8 30.9 0.6 2 16.0 1.7 12
2022 Slider MIL R 74 84.6 35.5 -1.2 -3 7.1 1.1 18
2022 4-Seamer MIL R 113 94.6 14.8 -1.1 -8 8.3 1.7 25
2022 Curveball MIL R 81 80.7 58.2 5.9 11 5.9 -1.8 -23
2022 Sinker MIL R 306 94.1 22.1 1.7 8 16.5 1.5 10
2021 Changeup MIL R 261 87.7 28.2 -0.4 -1 16.0 2.2 16
2021 4-Seamer MIL R 316 94.1 15.4 -1.1 -8 8.4 1.7 25
2021 Sinker MIL R 1,265 93.6 23.4 2.6 13 16.0 1.3 9
2021 Curveball MIL R 338 80.0 55.7 2.7 5 5.4 -2.9 -35
2021 Slider MIL R 171 84.0 35.6 -1.9 -5 5.8 -0.2 -3
2020 Curveball MIL R 112 80.5 56.3 4.0 8 4.9 -3.4 -41
2020 Changeup MIL R 107 84.9 32.7 2.7 9 11.6 -1.4 -11
2020 Sinker MIL R 403 93.2 24.2 3.3 16 15.1 0.8 5
2020 4-Seamer MIL R 187 93.8 15.7 -1.1 -8 6.8 0.0 -1
2020 Slider MIL R 113 85.6 35.1 -0.7 -2 5.2 0.5 11
2019 Slider MIL R 215 87.9 30.2 -2.1 -7 3.9 0.5 17
2019 Sinker MIL R 654 94.3 22.6 1.8 9 14.8 0.4 3
2019 Curveball MIL R 252 80.6 58.3 5.6 11 3.1 -4.8 -61
2019 Changeup MIL R 123 85.4 32.7 3.0 10 13.1 -0.1 -1
2019 4-Seamer MIL R 566 94.5 15.7 -1.0 -7 6.7 -0.4 -5
2018 Changeup MIL R 32 84.7 34.1 3.1 10 13.7 0.5 4
2018 Curveball MIL R 44 80.8 55.9 3.5 7 5.1 -2.4 -32
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 138 94.2 16.2 -1.2 -8 4.6 -2.5 -35
2018 Sinker MIL R 12 94.0 21.2 0.7 4 15.7 1.4 9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Sinker -0.5 -2 306 47.7 84 .260 .342 .342 13.7 10.7 12.9 .321 .466 .381 39.1
2022 4-Seamer -2.1 -2 113 17.6 24 .182 .227 .223 28.3 37.5 18.8 .153 .256 .216 23.1
2022 Curveball 3.0 2 82 12.8 16 .231 .385 .380 10.0 12.5 8.0 .344 .608 .445 66.7
2022 Slider -1.5 -1 74 11.5 17 .176 .353 .224 41.4 35.3 23.1 .182 .273 .194 27.3
2022 Changeup 3.9 3 67 10.4 17 .200 .333 .335 30.3 29.4 21.7 .154 .248 .230 30.0
2021 Sinker -1.8 -23 1,266 53.8 355 .209 .268 .290 13.8 15.8 17.4 .235 .317 .303 37.1
2021 Curveball 1.3 4 338 14.4 66 .279 .410 .355 24.0 19.7 12.4 .284 .459 .346 43.8
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -1 316 13.4 61 .208 .415 .307 27.0 32.8 16.4 .163 .333 .258 28.6
2021 Changeup 2.1 5 261 11.1 71 .276 .483 .405 18.7 11.3 11.4 .313 .507 .414 44.0
2021 Slider 0.1 0 171 7.3 46 .250 .455 .316 28.6 17.4 15.1 .216 .341 .258 13.9
2020 Sinker -2.3 -9 403 43.7 123 .229 .330 .317 20.6 14.6 19.6 .260 .345 .313 35.2
2020 4-Seamer 3.2 6 187 20.3 41 .351 .541 .415 32.1 26.8 16.9 .265 .475 .349 30.8
2020 Slider 7.2 8 113 12.3 36 .333 .727 .513 17.2 16.7 13.6 .286 .540 .377 29.6
2020 Curveball 0.3 0 112 12.1 20 .278 .444 .350 26.3 30.0 15.4 .212 .310 .275 41.7
2020 Changeup 4.5 5 107 11.6 26 .375 .542 .456 18.2 11.5 10.0 .330 .486 .381 23.8
2019 Sinker -1.4 -9 654 36.1 205 .242 .347 .300 17.0 21.0 24.6 .216 .302 .253 32.9
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 566 31.3 142 .203 .356 .313 28.9 34.5 23.4 .187 .286 .280 38.0
2019 Curveball 0.5 1 252 13.9 48 .267 .400 .333 23.4 29.2 20.6 .266 .491 .340 38.7
2019 Slider 1.6 3 215 11.9 34 .344 .719 .441 33.3 17.6 11.3 .276 .588 .366 40.7
2019 Changeup 0.8 1 123 6.8 31 .276 .552 .330 30.0 16.1 13.9 .259 .406 .294 32.0
2018 4-Seamer -2.3 -3 138 61.1 33 .207 .345 .291 25.4 18.2 13.3 .239 .366 .313 34.8
2018 Curveball 2.7 1 44 19.5 11 .364 .455 .359 21.1 18.2 14.3 .271 .343 .267 22.2
2018 Changeup -0.3 0 32 14.2 11 .250 .375 .386 25.0 0.0 0.0 .289 .419 .411 25.0
2018 Sinker 0.4 0 12 5.3 4 .333 .333 .400 12.5 0.0 0.0 .074 .074 .228 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 104 84.9 92 12.9 1:45 2:30 -45
2020 Curveball 107 80.5 95 17.5 6:45 6:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 183 93.8 88 16.3 1:15 12:45 30
2020 Sinker 379 93.2 85 17.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 Slider 111 85.6 34 6.4 10:00 9:15 45
2021 Changeup 258 87.7 88 17.9 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Curveball 338 80.0 95 16.7 6:30 6:45 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 316 94.1 93 17.3 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 1,256 93.6 90 18.0 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Slider 169 84.0 35 7.1 10:00 9:30 30
2022 Changeup 67 85.8 94 17.8 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Curveball 80 80.7 96 19.8 6:30 6:30 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 113 94.6 91 17.6 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 306 94.1 91 19.0 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 74 84.6 36 8.3 9:00 9:15 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 59 226 -2 -3 2 2 -2
2019 460 1,810 -15 -14 13 10 -6
2020 253 956 2 -4 6 5 9
2021 613 2,400 -19 -27 17 17 -12
2022 158 642 -3 -3 4 2 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 35 37.1 76.9 90.0 27.3 83.3 45.7 37.5 45.7 12.5 8.6 100.0
2018 226 47.3 72.9 80.8 23.5 60.7 46.0 66.1 46.9 23.6 4.0 88.9
2019 1,810 49.0 65.4 81.2 24.8 58.5 44.2 61.0 44.7 24.0 7.2 77.7
2020 922 46.9 69.7 83.7 30.8 62.9 45.6 62.2 49.0 22.3 4.8 75.0
2021 2,352 45.2 65.6 87.2 27.0 65.5 42.6 58.8 44.4 18.4 5.9 77.5
2022 642 43.6 65.7 81.5 26.8 74.2 43.9 58.9 43.8 20.6 3.9 60.0
Player 5,987 46.5 66.5 83.9 26.8 64.1 43.8 60.2 45.2 21.1 5.8 76.5
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 74 40
2019 82 76 85 88 76 53 86 93 61 65 53 40 82 72 28 3
2020 34 24 47 65 27 23 66 85 75 16 51 20 34 58 16 4
2021 50 48 74 86 25 40 89 83 69 12 20 4 50 58 14 1
2022 49 39 62 75 34 46 88 66 51 33 27 19 49 65 26 3
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.9 14 10.0 4.0 8 9 4 28.6
2020 22.3 8 7.1 1.0 5 5 3 37.5
2021 23.6 14 12.9 1.0 8 13 4 28.6
2022 23.1 1 2.0 -1.0 0 4 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 14 11 12 10 12 7 9 14 8 10 9 8 5 8 9 10 6 15 8 11 4 6 7 14 12 14 13 10 17 8 14
2020 8 5 8 7 8 7 0 8 6 6 10 8 4 7 6 8 5 7 7 8 4 7 8 8 7 8 8 6 8 7 8
2021 14 13 14 14 16 10 11 15 10 14 17 14 7 10 10 17 7 18 13 14 6 11 14 16 13 14 16 9 14 12 17
2022 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 0 2 3 4 2 0 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 2 2 3 0 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.2 94.4 0.2 93.4 -1 93.7 0.3 94.2 0.5
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 85.4 0.7 84.9 -0.5 87.7 2.8 85.8 -1.9
Breaking Velocity 80.8 83.9 3.1 83.1 -0.8 81.4 -1.7 82.6 1.2
Exit Velocity 88.6 86.7 -1.9 86.3 -0.4 87.1 0.8 87.8 0.7
Launch Angle 15.4 5.3 -10.1 1.4 -3.9 1.4 0 9.5 8.1
Barrel % 2.3 5 2.7 5.6 0.6 5 -0.6 3.6 -1.4
Hard Hit % 27.9 35.3 7.4 32.8 -2.5 36 3.2 38.2 2.2
Sweet Spot % 27.9 30 2.1 29.4 -0.6 28.1 -1.3 32.7 4.6
xBA .244 .221 -0.023 .268 0.047 .241 -0.027 .261 0.02
BA .255 .244 -0.011 .285 0.041 .228 -0.057 .229 0.001
xwOBA .316 .281 -0.035 .333 0.052 .312 -0.021 .325 0.013
wOBA .325 .302 -0.023 .353 0.051 .297 -0.056 .29 -0.007
xSLG .352 .347 -0.005 .408 0.061 .359 -0.049 .398 0.039
SLG .373 .399 0.026 .457 0.058 .34 -0.117 .329 -0.011
K% 13.6 25.3 11.7 17.9 -7.4 17.5 -0.4 19.6 2.1
BB% 11.9 8 -3.9 8.5 0.5 10.7 2.2 10.8 0.1
Swing % 46.9 44.7 -2.2 49 4.3 44.4 -4.6 43.8 -0.6
Whiff% 23.6 24 0.4 22.3 -1.7 18.4 -3.9 20.6 2.2
In Zone % 47.3 49 1.7 46.9 -2.1 45.2 -1.7 43.6 -1.6
Out of Zone % 52.7 51 -1.7 53.1 2.1 54.8 1.7 56.4 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.5 24.8 1.3 30.8 6 27 -3.8 26.8 -0.2
First Pitch Swing % 37.3 25.8 -11.5 31.7 5.9 29 -2.7 27.8 -1.2
First Pitch Strike % 66.1 61 -5.1 62.2 1.2 58.8 -3.4 58.9 0.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 59 .325 31 5 16.1 28 4 14.3
2019 460 .302 251 35 13.9 209 120 57.4
2020 246 .353 103 20 19.4 143 88 61.5
2021 599 .297 335 29 8.7 264 68 25.8
2022 158 .290 95 21 22.1 63 27 42.9

Pitch Distribution