Austin Gomber
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 4, #135, St. Louis Cardinals | Florida Atlantic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 7 6.53 15 13 0 73.0 54 1.45
4 Seasons 20 19 4.74 81 51 0 292.1 261 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 15 4-7 6.53 73.0 54 1.45
4 Seasons 81 20-19 4.74 292.1 261 1.35

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 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 .409 .309 .310 .367 33.8 23.2 8.4 4.53 4.06
2022 28 1195 236 21 8.9 6.7 87.9 109.0 11.4 37.7 .300 .521 .366 .368 .422 36.9 17.3 7.0 6.53 5.19
Player 4798 873 74 8.5 5.9 88.1 113.2 12.1 36.0 .264 .448 .326 .337 .392 34.8 20.8 8.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gomber relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(44.9%) ,
Slider
(25.4%) ,
Changeup
(16.5%) ,
Curveball
(13.2%) ,


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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 43.2 28.8 23.7 4.2 42.4 34.7 22.9 7.2 29.7 23.3 26.3 4.2 8.9 6.7
Player 43.6 25.8 25.1 5.5 40.2 34.6 25.2 4.8 30.9 24.3 25.5 5.3 8.5 5.9
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 4-Seamer COL L 536 91.1 15.5 -0.3 -2 5.9 0.5 10
2022 Changeup COL L 197 82.4 29.0 -1.5 -5 9.6 -3.3 -26
2022 Slider COL L 304 84.2 35.5 -1.5 -4 5.3 -0.3 -6
2022 Curveball COL L 158 75.2 63.7 1.6 3 7.5 -2.2 -22
2021 4-Seamer COL L 753 91.6 14.6 0.2 1 5.9 0.1 2
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 0.9 20
2021 Changeup COL L 360 83.1 28.1 -1.0 -3 9.9 -2.3 -19
2020 4-Seamer STL L 276 92.5 13.3 0.9 7 5.6 -0.7 -11
2020 Curveball STL L 128 76.3 63.9 4.3 7 5.6 -2.4 -30
2020 Changeup STL L 39 83.3 27.5 -2.3 -8 10.6 -1.5 -12
2020 Slider STL L 83 85.9 34.2 -1.5 -4 5.2 1.2 30
2018 Slider STL L 252 88.7 24.8 -4.9 -16 2.7 -0.8 -23
2018 4-Seamer STL L 597 92.5 15.1 -0.1 0 8.2 2.5 43
2018 Changeup STL L 108 83.9 24.0 -6.0 -20 7.9 -4.9 -39
2018 Curveball STL L 269 77.9 58.1 1.5 3 5.7 -1.8 -25
! 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 4-Seamer 2.2 12 536 44.9 131 .372 .628 .458 13.1 10.7 13.1 .350 .608 .433 42.2
2022 Slider -0.7 -2 304 25.4 84 .210 .383 .270 26.6 23.8 16.3 .280 .481 .334 32.8
2022 Changeup -0.5 -1 197 16.5 56 .308 .500 .360 27.0 12.5 12.5 .293 .504 .351 32.6
2022 Curveball 3.0 5 158 13.2 41 .225 .475 .326 24.2 31.7 19.7 .206 .379 .257 33.3
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 4 753 40.7 190 .299 .567 .419 13.9 11.6 15.7 .311 .566 .408 40.0
2021 Slider -0.3 -1 449 24.3 130 .198 .339 .276 35.0 32.3 28.0 .181 .305 .241 29.1
2021 Changeup -1.0 -4 360 19.4 96 .191 .337 .259 31.3 17.7 17.0 .249 .379 .302 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 .227 .309 .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 .207 .229 .195 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 .343 .273 31.4
2018 Slider 1.7 4 252 20.6 72 .254 .388 .343 27.9 22.2 27.1 .231 .349 .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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 38 83.3 96 15.5 10:00 10:30 -30
2020 Curveball 115 76.3 94 20.6 5:30 5:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 232 92.4 99 19.0 11:15 11:30 -15
2020 Slider 64 85.9 36 6.2 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Changeup 352 83.1 96 14.6 10:00 10:30 -30
2021 Curveball 285 75.7 94 20.5 5:30 5:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 743 91.6 99 18.3 11:15 11:15 0
2021 Slider 442 85.2 35 6.2 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Changeup 194 82.4 97 14.0 10:00 10:30 -30
2022 Curveball 157 75.2 91 19.7 5:30 5:15 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 530 91.1 99 17.8 11:15 11:15 0
2022 Slider 296 84.1 31 6.2 1:15 2:30 -75
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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 4 1
2022 312 1,195 2 1 7 4 13
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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 45.3 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 52.6 64.1 81.9 26.7 51.3 45.0 65.5 46.4 25.9 7.5 73.9
2022 1,195 50.5 72.0 85.5 27.7 59.8 42.8 59.1 50.0 20.7 7.4 80.9
Player 4,798 51.4 66.5 82.9 25.8 56.3 44.5 61.5 46.7 23.5 7.5 75.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 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 5 8 6 9 4 38 13 65 56 37 27 29 5 48 18 53
2020 56 54 80 92 25 88 96 20 71 47 15 49 56 45 26 45
2021 53 52 44 38 60 19 21 68 85 48 47 47 53 26 9 59
2022 13 5 11 21 19 9 29 68 59 16 61 15 13 20 28 49
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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 10.7 -4 7 12 2 28.6
2020 21.7 1 1.9 -1 1 3 0 0.0
2021 23.0 20 17.1 3 8 16 7 35.0
2022 24.7 13 10.7 2 8 10 3 23.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 7 14 15 9 11 14 6 14 10 7 10 9 6 9 9 13 10 13 6 9 13 9 11 12 13 15 14 6 11 8 15
2020 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 3 1 3 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 3 1 3
2021 20 19 16 13 16 22 17 22 21 19 16 14 10 11 13 21 20 18 14 14 18 14 13 21 18 19 21 13 23 11 26
2022 13 11 18 8 11 7 11 5 11 12 9 8 8 11 11 12 12 10 13 12 14 9 9 8 10 11 10 12 14 8 15
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 91.6 -0.9 91.1 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.1 -0.2 82.4 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 80.1 81.5 1.4 81.1 -0.4
Exit Velocity 90 88 -2 87.9 -0.1
Launch Angle 10.3 11.8 1.5 11.4 -0.4
Barrel % 2.7 9.4 6.7 8.9 -0.5
Hard Hit % 33.3 33.8 0.5 36.9 3.1
Sweet Spot % 36 32.9 -3.1 37.7 4.8
xBA .235 .238 0.003 .3 0.062
BA .19 .232 0.042 .294 0.062
xwOBA .309 .31 0.001 .368 0.058
wOBA .262 .309 0.047 .366 0.057
xSLG .329 .409 0.08 .521 0.112
SLG .26 .42 0.16 .514 0.094
K% 22.7 23.2 0.5 17.3 -5.9
BB% 12.6 8.4 -4.2 7 -1.4
Swing % 42.4 46.4 4 50 3.6
Whiff% 26.5 25.9 -0.6 20.7 -5.2
In Zone % 49.8 52.6 2.8 50.5 -2.1
Out of Zone % 50.2 47.4 -2.8 49.5 2.1
Out of Zone Swing % 22.3 26.7 4.4 27.7 1
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 27.3 1.2 31 3.7
First Pitch Strike % 58.8 65.5 6.7 59.1 -6.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 330 .338 231 6 2.6 99 4 4.0
2020 119 .262 86 8 9.3 33 8 24.2
2021 486 .309 355 19 5.4 131 19 14.5
2022 312 .366 243 37 15.2 69 25 36.2

Pitch Tempo

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