Adrian Houser
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 242LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 2, #69, Houston Astros | Locust Grove (OK) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 10 6 3.22 28 26 0 142.1 105 1.28
2022 6 10 4.73 22 21 0 102.2 69 1.46
2023 8 5 4.12 23 21 0 111.1 96 1.39
7 Seasons 31 34 4.00 129 97 0 539.1 439 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 28 10-6 3.22 142.1 105 1.28
2022 22 6-10 4.73 102.2 69 1.46
2023 23 8-5 4.12 111.1 96 1.39
7 Seasons 129 31-34 4.00 539.1 439 1.36
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 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 5.0 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 4.77
2021 28 2352 420 21 5.0 3.5 87.1 112.6 1.4 28.1 .240 .359 .297 .312 .323 36.0 17.5 10.7 3.23 4.12
2022 29 1848 337 19 5.6 4.2 88.7 113.8 10.3 32.6 .272 .422 .317 .341 .362 41.5 15.2 10.1 4.73 4.94
2023 30 1856 350 25 7.1 5.2 90.5 111.0 11.2 30.9 .262 .410 .318 .316 .364 46.3 20.0 7.1 4.12 4.21
Player 9049 1636 91 5.6 3.9 88.0 113.8 6.4 30.1 .250 .385 .313 .315 .346 38.7 19.0 9.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Houser relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(47.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(23.8%) ,
Slider
(16.6%) ,
Curveball
(8.5%) ,
Changeup
(3.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



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 47.5 19.3 26.1 7.1 38.9 39.8 21.4 6.5 33.2 19.9 25.5 8.6 5.6 4.2
2023 47.1 27.1 20.6 5.1 40.6 37.4 22.0 3.7 30.9 24.3 28.0 6.0 7.1 5.2
Player 53.5 18.9 22.5 5.1 37.5 39.9 22.6 5.9 39.2 18.8 24.3 5.8 5.6 3.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Slider MIL R 308 82.3 38.1 -1.3 -3 5.9 -1.2 -16
2023 Sinker MIL R 876 92.1 25.3 1.9 8 16.8 1.8 12
2023 Changeup MIL R 73 84.3 34.1 1.9 6 14.3 0.2 1
2023 4-Seamer MIL R 441 93.4 15.9 -0.8 -5 9.2 2.7 42
2023 Curveball MIL R 158 79.4 55.4 2.0 4 7.7 -1.1 -13
2022 Changeup MIL R 174 85.4 30.7 0.1 0 14.9 0.9 6
2022 4-Seamer MIL R 328 94.3 15.5 -1.3 -9 9.4 2.7 40
2022 Slider MIL R 247 85.0 36.5 0.3 1 6.1 0.8 15
2022 Curveball MIL R 216 81.1 55.6 4.0 8 6.7 -1.2 -16
2022 Sinker MIL R 882 93.8 22.6 1.3 6 16.2 1.4 10
2021 Slider MIL R 171 84.0 35.6 -1.8 -5 5.8 0.4 7
2021 Sinker MIL R 1,265 93.6 23.4 2.5 12 16.0 1.3 9
2021 4-Seamer MIL R 316 94.1 15.4 -1.1 -8 8.4 1.6 24
2021 Curveball MIL R 338 80.0 55.7 2.6 5 5.4 -2.8 -34
2021 Changeup MIL R 261 87.7 28.2 -0.3 -1 16.0 2.2 16
2020 Changeup MIL R 107 84.9 32.7 2.7 9 11.6 -1.5 -11
2020 Slider MIL R 113 85.6 35.1 -0.7 -2 5.2 0.7 15
2020 4-Seamer MIL R 187 93.8 15.7 -1.1 -8 6.8 -0.1 -1
2020 Sinker MIL R 403 93.2 24.2 3.1 15 15.1 0.6 4
2020 Curveball MIL R 112 80.5 56.3 4.0 8 4.9 -3.4 -41
2019 Slider MIL R 215 87.9 30.2 -2.2 -7 3.9 0.6 17
2019 Changeup MIL R 123 85.4 32.7 3.0 10 13.1 -0.2 -1
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 4-Seamer MIL R 566 94.5 15.7 -1.0 -7 6.7 -0.4 -5
2018 Curveball MIL R 44 80.8 55.9 3.5 7 5.1 -2.4 -32
2018 Sinker MIL R 12 94.0 21.2 0.7 4 15.7 1.4 9
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 138 94.2 16.2 -1.2 -8 4.6 -2.5 -35
2018 Changeup MIL R 32 84.7 34.1 3.2 10 13.7 0.5 3
2015 Sinker MIL R 24 95.2 -- -- 15.5 1.6 11
2015 Curveball MIL R 4 82.6 -- -- 4.9 -4.2 -46
2015 Changeup MIL R 2 86.7 -- -- 13.5 0.9 7
2015 4-Seamer MIL R 5 95.3 -- -- 4.6 -2.5 -35
! 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 %
2023 Sinker 0.2 2 876 47.2 260 .296 .396 .338 12.9 18.8 21.2 .287 .429 .333 46.6
2023 4-Seamer 0.3 1 441 23.8 108 .227 .340 .293 23.7 25.9 16.4 .198 .354 .276 54.3
2023 Slider -0.7 -2 308 16.6 68 .258 .484 .362 28.4 19.1 16.3 .246 .386 .307 38.8
2023 Curveball -0.6 -1 158 8.5 27 .269 .538 .354 12.7 14.8 9.5 .291 .455 .332 40.9
2023 Changeup -0.4 0 73 3.9 17 .294 .471 .329 20.0 5.9 5.0 .301 .508 .342 37.5
2022 Sinker -0.4 -3 882 47.7 263 .296 .438 .376 12.9 9.9 12.9 .309 .465 .382 42.2
2022 4-Seamer -1.2 -4 328 17.7 67 .233 .367 .307 16.5 32.8 16.2 .208 .354 .280 38.5
2022 Slider 1.5 4 247 13.4 56 .130 .204 .163 29.3 19.6 14.3 .165 .236 .193 27.9
2022 Curveball -1.7 -4 217 11.7 33 .310 .414 .380 14.1 6.1 3.3 .407 .675 .478 71.4
2022 Changeup -1.9 -3 174 9.4 34 .194 .355 .300 30.6 23.5 17.8 .193 .339 .270 30.4
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 .458 .346 43.8
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 1 316 13.4 61 .208 .415 .307 27.0 32.8 16.4 .163 .332 .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 .215 .340 .257 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 1.3 9 654 36.1 205 .242 .347 .300 17.0 21.0 24.6 .216 .302 .253 32.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 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 -0.5 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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 66 84.3 88 15.8 2:00 2:30 -30
2023 Curveball 153 79.4 94 16.6 6:45 7:00 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 427 93.3 94 17.7 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Sinker 866 92.1 90 18.5 1:30 2:30 -60
2023 Slider 295 82.2 33 7.0 10:00 9:15 45
2022 Changeup 174 85.4 94 16.9 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Curveball 212 81.1 95 18.0 6:45 6:45 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 326 94.3 93 17.8 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 870 93.8 92 18.7 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Slider 247 85.0 33 7.3 9:30 9:00 30
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
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
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 14 14 -13 -10 5
2020 253 956 -2 4 -6 -5 -9
2021 613 2,400 18 28 -18 -17 11
2022 453 1,848 0 10 -13 -7 -10
2023 480 1,856 5 12 -10 -6 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 47.8 73.1 81.0 22.9 59.3 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 7.1 77.5
2020 922 46.9 69.7 83.7 30.8 62.9 45.7 62.2 49.0 22.3 4.8 75.0
2021 2,352 45.2 65.5 87.4 27.1 65.3 42.7 58.8 44.4 18.4 5.9 77.5
2022 1,848 44.5 64.6 87.0 25.9 73.3 45.9 57.7 43.1 17.1 4.8 73.0
2023 1,856 49.7 64.0 86.5 26.4 68.0 45.0 60.7 45.2 18.4 6.5 76.0
Player 9,049 46.9 65.6 85.3 26.5 66.0 44.5 59.9 44.9 19.8 5.9 76.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 71 42 69
2019 81 75 85 88 76 53 86 93 61 65 53 40 8 70 30 3 83
2020 34 24 47 65 27 23 66 85 75 16 51 20 77 51 17 4 73
2021 49 49 73 86 25 40 89 83 69 12 20 4 42 53 16 1 68
2022 11 8 22 40 8 44 77 45 20 6 20 1 13 50 22 3 71
2023 47 25 42 64 52 35 63 12 5 27 70 4 20 26 17 4 84
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
2019 22.9 14 9.8 4 10 9 2 14.3
2020 22.3 8 7.2 1 5 4 4 50.0
2021 23.6 14 11.8 2 5 11 4 28.6
2022 23.3 8 8.6 -1 4 10 1 12.5
2023 23.1 13 12.6 0 5 15 2 15.4
Player 23.1 57 50.2 7 30 49 13 22.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2019 14 15 8 9 8 9 10 8 7 5 8 11 12 10 9 7 7 8 11 10 12 17 14 13 8 10 7 11 15 9 7
2020 8 7 7 10 6 8 8 8 6 5 5 8 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 9 9 7 7 6 7 7 7 8 5
2021 14 12 11 11 9 10 16 13 7 7 9 12 13 10 11 15 11 11 14 11 12 11 16 16 12 10 14 15 13 10 12
2022 8 6 10 9 10 9 9 6 6 7 8 10 10 10 8 10 6 7 9 9 8 9 12 9 5 7 10 12 11 9 6
2023 13 10 9 15 15 11 14 11 13 8 12 16 12 8 16 15 12 10 15 18 10 12 20 16 10 8 15 15 12 11 9
Player 57 51 45 54 48 47 57 47 39 32 42 57 54 44 52 55 44 44 57 55 50 58 72 61 42 41 53 60 59 47 39
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.2 94.4 0.2 93.4 -1.0 93.7 0.3 93.9 0.2 92.5 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 85.4 0.7 84.9 -0.5 87.7 2.8 85.4 -2.3 84.3 -1.1
Breaking Velocity 80.8 83.9 3.1 83.1 -0.8 81.4 -1.7 83.2 1.8 81.3 -1.9
Exit Velocity 88.6 86.7 -1.9 86.3 -0.4 87.1 0.8 88.7 1.6 90.5 1.8
Launch Angle 15.4 5.3 -10.1 1.4 -3.9 1.4 0.0 10.3 8.9 11.2 0.9
Barrel % 2.3 5.0 2.7 5.6 0.6 5.0 -0.6 5.6 0.6 7.1 1.5
Hard Hit % 27.9 35.3 7.4 32.8 -2.5 36.0 3.2 41.5 5.5 46.3 4.8
Sweet Spot % 27.9 30.0 2.1 29.4 -0.6 28.1 -1.3 32.6 4.5 30.9 -1.7
xBA .244 .221 -0.023 .268 0.047 .240 -0.028 .272 0.032 .262 -0.010
BA .255 .244 -0.011 .285 0.041 .228 -0.057 .258 0.030 .273 0.015
xwOBA .316 .281 -0.035 .333 0.052 .312 -0.021 .341 0.029 .316 -0.025
wOBA .325 .302 -0.023 .353 0.051 .297 -0.056 .317 0.020 .318 0.001
xSLG .352 .347 -0.005 .408 0.061 .359 -0.049 .422 0.063 .410 -0.012
SLG .373 .399 0.026 .457 0.058 .340 -0.117 .388 0.048 .406 0.018
K% 13.6 25.3 11.7 17.9 -7.4 17.5 -0.4 15.2 -2.3 20.0 4.8
BB% 11.9 8.0 -3.9 8.5 0.5 10.7 2.2 10.1 -0.6 7.1 -3.0
Swing % 46.9 44.7 -2.2 49.0 4.3 44.4 -4.6 43.1 -1.3 45.2 2.1
Whiff% 23.6 24.0 0.4 22.3 -1.7 18.4 -3.9 17.1 -1.3 18.4 1.3
In Zone % 47.8 49.0 1.2 46.9 -2.1 45.2 -1.7 44.5 -0.7 49.7 5.2
Out of Zone % 52.2 51.0 -1.2 53.1 2.1 54.8 1.7 55.5 0.7 50.3 -5.2
Out of Zone Swing % 22.9 24.8 1.9 30.8 6.0 27.1 -3.7 25.9 -1.2 26.4 0.5
First Pitch Swing % 37.3 25.8 -11.5 31.7 5.9 29.0 -2.7 26.4 -2.6 27.0 0.6
First Pitch Strike % 66.1 61.0 -5.1 62.2 1.2 58.8 -3.4 57.7 -1.1 60.7 3.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 59 .325 31 6 19.4 28 4 14.3
2019 Shifts 460 .302 251 44 17.5 209 130 62.2
2020 Shifts 246 .353 103 23 22.3 143 90 62.9
2021 Shifts 570 .308 314 30 9.6 256 78 30.5
2022 Shifts 453 .317 250 51 20.4 203 108 53.2
2023 Shades 480 .319 260 3 1.2 220 83 37.7
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 10 13.5 50.0% 0.0% 7 15.5 28.6% 14.3%
2018 57 12.5 80.7% 1.8% 44 19.0 4.5% 2.3%
2019 575 15.3 44.3% 0.9% 287 21.2 1.0% 2.1%
2020 268 14.7 54.1% 0.7% 134 22.2 0.0% 7.5%
2021 724 15.8 40.3% 0.1% 378 23.4 0.0% 13.0%
2022 547 15.8 38.6% 1.1% 340 22.8 0.0% 7.9%
2023 538 13.8 69.5% 0.4% 336 19.2 0.0% 0.6%
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Pitch Distribution