Austin Gomber
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 4, #135, St. Louis Cardinals | Florida Atlantic
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 9 9 4.53 23 23 0 115.1 113 1.24
2022 5 7 5.56 33 17 0 124.2 95 1.37
2023 9 9 5.50 27 27 0 139 87 1.49
5 Seasons 30 28 4.90 126 82 0 483 389 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 23 9-9 4.53 115.1 113 1.24
2022 33 5-7 5.56 124.2 95 1.37
2023 27 9-9 5.50 139 87 1.49
5 Seasons 126 30-28 4.90 483 389 1.38
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
2018 24 1226 231 20 8.7 6.0 87.8 112.1 13.8 38.5 .279 .477 .338 .358 .416 34.6 20.1 9.6 4.44 5.62
2020 26 526 75 2 2.7 1.7 90.0 113.2 10.3 36.0 .235 .329 .262 .309 .331 33.3 22.7 12.6 1.86 4.04
2021 27 1851 331 31 9.4 6.4 88.0 113.2 11.8 32.9 .238 .408 .309 .309 .366 33.8 23.2 8.4 4.53 4.03
2022 28 2059 398 34 8.5 6.4 88.1 110.2 12.4 35.7 .267 .440 .347 .330 .377 35.9 18.0 6.4 5.56 4.59
2023 29 2160 470 42 8.9 7.0 90.5 113.7 12.8 31.3 .290 .495 .368 .361 .396 44.3 14.4 7.1 5.50 5.66
Player 7822 1505 129 8.6 6.2 88.9 113.7 12.5 34.2 .267 .449 .338 .337 .384 37.7 18.8 8.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gomber relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.9%) ,
Slider
(20%) ,
Changeup
(18.1%) ,
Curveball
(16.8%) ,
Sinker
(1.3%) ,


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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
2018 40.7 22.1 29.9 7.4 39.8 32.5 27.7 3.5 25.5 23.4 30.3 6.5 8.7 6.0
2020 49.3 21.3 26.7 2.7 37.3 34.7 28.0 4.0 33.3 28.0 26.7 5.3 2.7 1.7
2021 44.7 27.2 22.4 5.7 39.6 36.0 24.5 4.2 35.0 24.8 21.5 5.1 9.4 6.4
2022 43.0 28.6 23.9 4.5 42.0 37.2 20.9 5.3 29.9 24.9 25.1 5.8 8.5 6.4
2023 42.8 26.8 23.6 6.8 41.7 36.0 22.3 4.3 28.9 24.0 26.6 6.8 8.9 7.0
Player 43.3 26.4 24.5 5.8 40.8 35.7 23.5 4.4 30.2 24.5 25.6 6.0 8.6 6.2
MLB 44.7 23.4 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 Changeup COL L 390 81.6 30.3 -1.5 -5 9.5 -3.5 -27
2023 Curveball COL L 362 77.6 56.4 -0.8 -1 7.6 -0.4 -5
2023 4-Seamer COL L 948 90.6 16.1 -0.1 0 7.1 2.0 39
2023 Slider COL L 433 84.8 32.8 -3.9 -11 4.7 0.3 8
2023 Sinker COL L 27 90.6 15.6 -7.3 -32 12.0 -2.4 -16
2022 Curveball COL L 352 75.8 61.6 0.8 1 7.0 -1.8 -20
2022 Changeup COL L 362 82.0 29.8 -1.2 -4 9.8 -3.2 -24
2022 4-Seamer COL L 836 91.0 15.6 -0.3 -2 6.3 0.9 16
2022 Sinker COL L 2 91.5 18.6 -2.5 -12 11.2 -2.4 -18
2022 Slider COL L 507 84.3 34.7 -2.1 -6 5.0 -0.2 -4
2021 Curveball COL L 289 75.7 64.7 4.1 7 5.5 -3.3 -37
2021 Slider COL L 449 85.2 34.3 -1.7 -5 5.3 1.0 22
2021 Changeup COL L 360 83.1 28.1 -1.0 -3 9.9 -2.3 -19
2021 4-Seamer COL L 753 91.6 14.6 0.2 1 5.9 0.1 2
2020 Changeup STL L 39 83.3 27.5 -2.2 -7 10.6 -1.5 -12
2020 Slider STL L 83 85.9 34.2 -1.6 -4 5.2 1.2 31
2020 Curveball STL L 128 76.3 63.9 4.3 7 5.6 -2.4 -30
2020 4-Seamer STL L 276 92.5 13.3 0.9 7 5.6 -0.7 -11
2018 Slider STL L 252 88.7 24.8 -4.8 -16 2.7 -0.8 -23
2018 Curveball STL L 269 77.9 58.1 1.5 3 5.7 -1.8 -24
2018 Changeup STL L 108 83.9 24.0 -6.0 -20 7.9 -4.9 -39
2018 4-Seamer STL L 597 92.5 15.1 0.0 0 8.2 2.4 43
! 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 4-Seamer -2.0 -19 948 43.9 240 .346 .659 .465 11.8 8.8 11.2 .342 .596 .432 54.2
2023 Slider 0.3 1 433 20.0 128 .275 .383 .306 24.7 14.8 17.0 .259 .405 .302 35.9
2023 Changeup -0.3 -1 390 18.1 114 .296 .509 .360 19.9 7.0 10.5 .276 .476 .338 32.7
2023 Curveball -0.8 -3 362 16.8 110 .226 .358 .284 28.0 34.5 21.5 .217 .378 .269 44.1
2023 Sinker -3.7 -1 27 1.3 9 .333 .833 .556 16.7 0.0 -- .622 1.253 .761 66.7
2022 4-Seamer -2.6 -21 836 40.6 195 .376 .618 .453 12.9 11.8 13.5 .327 .523 .400 45.7
2022 Slider 0.8 4 507 24.6 145 .217 .391 .282 29.9 24.1 17.7 .251 .414 .307 32.0
2022 Changeup 1.1 4 362 17.6 100 .266 .415 .323 25.7 13.0 14.8 .257 .415 .310 29.3
2022 Curveball -1.2 -4 352 17.1 88 .209 .419 .285 23.9 27.3 15.7 .184 .346 .237 27.4
2022 Sinker 0.3 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 753 40.7 190 .299 .567 .419 13.9 11.6 15.7 .310 .565 .407 40.0
2021 Slider 0.3 1 449 24.3 130 .198 .339 .276 35.0 32.3 28.0 .180 .304 .240 29.1
2021 Changeup 1.0 4 360 19.4 96 .191 .337 .259 31.3 17.7 17.0 .249 .379 .301 29.2
2021 Curveball -0.7 -2 289 15.6 70 .182 .318 .231 33.0 45.7 26.0 .148 .250 .189 28.6
2020 4-Seamer 2.6 7 276 52.5 72 .143 .161 .253 21.2 19.4 15.9 .226 .308 .323 34.1
2020 Curveball 0.6 1 128 24.3 23 .286 .429 .341 23.7 26.1 14.3 .254 .367 .304 26.7
2020 Slider -1.1 -1 83 15.8 14 .231 .462 .321 33.3 21.4 10.7 .262 .434 .324 30.0
2020 Changeup 4.2 2 39 7.4 10 .200 .200 .180 44.0 40.0 40.0 .205 .227 .194 50.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.5 3 597 48.7 152 .313 .477 .386 16.8 17.8 21.3 .321 .579 .421 40.6
2018 Curveball -1.0 -3 269 21.9 75 .229 .314 .258 24.1 26.7 17.7 .239 .342 .272 31.4
2018 Slider -1.7 -4 252 20.6 72 .254 .388 .343 27.9 22.2 27.1 .231 .348 .282 27.5
2018 Changeup -1.9 -2 108 8.8 31 .296 .630 .427 25.9 12.9 20.0 .303 .663 .447 30.4
! 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 388 81.6 98 13.7 10:00 10:30 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 924 90.6 99 18.0 11:00 11:15 -15
2023 Knuckle Curve 359 77.6 82 15.9 5:00 5:00 0
2023 Sinker 25 90.6 99 21.0 11:00 10:45 15
2023 Slider 424 84.8 38 6.5 12:45 2:00 -75
2022 Changeup 358 82.0 97 13.9 10:00 10:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 828 91.0 99 18.0 11:15 11:15 0
2022 Knuckle Curve 350 75.8 90 18.3 5:15 5:15 0
2022 Slider 491 84.3 33 6.1 1:00 2:15 -75
2021 Changeup 352 83.1 96 14.6 10:00 10:30 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 743 91.6 99 18.3 11:15 11:15 0
2021 Knuckle Curve 285 75.7 94 20.5 5:30 5:30 0
2021 Slider 442 85.2 35 6.2 1:15 2:30 -75
2020 Changeup 38 83.3 96 15.5 10:00 10:30 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 232 92.4 99 19.0 11:15 11:30 -15
2020 Knuckle Curve 115 76.3 94 20.6 5:30 5:30 0
2020 Slider 64 85.9 36 6.2 1:30 2:30 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 330 1,226 0 7 -8 -5 -6
2020 126 554 8 11 -8 -2 9
2021 486 1,851 -2 14 -8 -5 -1
2022 528 2,059 0 -2 -11 -6 -18
2023 601 2,160 -5 4 -18 -4 -23
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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 %
2018 1,226 51.4 66.3 83.7 24.3 59.3 45.2 58.9 45.9 21.7 7.6 80.6
2020 526 49.8 62.6 78.0 22.3 59.3 44.7 58.8 42.4 26.5 7.8 61.0
2021 1,851 52.4 64.2 82.2 26.8 50.8 45.1 65.5 46.4 25.9 7.5 73.9
2022 2,059 50.7 69.9 84.1 27.4 59.7 45.1 59.2 49.0 21.9 6.7 80.3
2023 2,160 53.4 67.9 85.6 24.2 65.0 45.1 63.3 47.5 19.0 9.1 82.1
Player 7,822 51.9 67.0 83.7 25.5 58.8 45.1 61.8 47.0 22.3 7.7 78.2
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 5 8 5 9 4 39 13 65 56 37 27 29 12 43 20 53 91
2020 56 54 80 92 25 88 96 20 71 47 15 49 11 38 27 45 79
2021 54 51 44 38 60 19 21 68 85 48 47 47 37 21 11 59 74
2022 20 13 14 19 37 13 29 59 67 19 72 20 25 12 31 50 60
2023 8 4 5 11 16 9 31 12 13 3 69 6 7 9 32 58 66
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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 22.8 7 10.8 -4 7 12 2 28.6
2020 21.7 1 1.6 -1 2 3 0 0.0
2021 23.0 20 16.3 4 8 15 7 35.0
2022 24.2 20 16.8 3 8 15 8 40.0
2023 23.7 26 25.2 1 6 16 13 50.0
Player 23.5 74 70.6 3 31 61 30 40.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 7 14 5 10 10 7 13 9 9 5 10 16 13 9 10 14 10 10 13 15 12 11 16 15 8 7 11 12 13 10 6
2020 1 3 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 2 0
2021 20 20 15 15 19 14 21 14 10 10 10 17 18 14 14 23 15 13 19 18 17 22 22 21 12 13 19 18 18 14 13
2022 20 16 12 19 17 16 20 14 15 12 15 22 19 14 21 17 15 16 16 18 18 16 24 18 13 14 17 20 18 16 16
2023 26 22 22 22 27 26 28 22 22 22 25 23 24 22 29 25 28 23 27 27 24 29 32 30 22 22 26 27 28 27 24
Player 74 75 55 69 74 64 85 60 57 50 60 82 75 60 75 80 69 63 77 81 72 80 97 85 56 57 76 79 78 69 59
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 91.6 -0.9 91.0 -0.6 90.6 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.1 -0.2 82.0 -1.1 81.6 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 80.1 81.5 1.4 80.8 -0.7 81.5 0.7
Exit Velocity 90.0 88.0 -2.0 88.1 0.1 90.5 2.4
Launch Angle 10.3 11.8 1.5 12.4 0.6 12.8 0.4
Barrel % 2.7 9.4 6.7 8.5 -0.9 8.9 0.4
Hard Hit % 33.3 33.8 0.5 35.9 2.1 44.3 8.4
Sweet Spot % 36.0 32.9 -3.1 35.7 2.8 31.3 -4.4
xBA .235 .238 0.003 .267 0.029 .290 0.023
BA .190 .232 0.042 .281 0.049 .297 0.016
xwOBA .309 .309 0.000 .330 0.021 .361 0.031
wOBA .262 .309 0.047 .347 0.038 .368 0.021
xSLG .329 .408 0.079 .440 0.032 .495 0.055
SLG .260 .420 0.160 .480 0.060 .513 0.033
K% 22.7 23.2 0.5 18.0 -5.2 14.4 -3.6
BB% 12.6 8.4 -4.2 6.4 -2.0 7.1 0.7
Swing % 42.4 46.4 4.0 49.0 2.6 47.5 -1.5
Whiff% 26.5 25.9 -0.6 21.9 -4.0 19.0 -2.9
In Zone % 49.8 52.4 2.6 50.7 -1.7 53.4 2.7
Out of Zone % 50.2 47.6 -2.6 49.3 1.7 46.6 -2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 22.3 26.8 4.5 27.4 0.6 24.2 -3.2
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 27.3 1.2 29.5 2.2 32.5 3.0
First Pitch Strike % 58.8 65.5 6.7 59.2 -6.3 63.3 4.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 330 .338 231 8 3.5 99 5 5.1
2020 Shifts 119 .262 86 9 10.5 33 14 42.4
2021 Shifts 486 .309 355 21 5.9 131 24 18.3
2022 Shifts 528 .347 382 53 13.9 146 40 27.4
2023 Shades 601 .368 474 44 9.3 127 34 26.8
! 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 %
2018 313 15.1 49.2% 1.3% 249 21.7 0.0% 5.2%
2020 151 14.8 53.6% 0.0% 107 21.5 0.9% 3.7%
2021 577 16.3 30.3% 2.3% 286 22.6 0.0% 5.9%
2022 594 15.1 47.5% 0.3% 305 20.4 0.3% 3.9%
2023 595 13.6 71.3% 0.0% 368 17.9 6.8% 0.3%
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Pitch Distribution