Austin Gomber
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 5 7 5.56 33 17 0 124.2 95 1.37
4 Seasons 21 19 4.66 99 55 0 344.0 302 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 33 5-7 5.56 124.2 95 1.37
4 Seasons 99 21-19 4.66 344.0 302 1.34

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 .409 .309 .309 .367 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
Player 5662 1035 87 8.4 5.9 88.2 113.2 12.3 35.5 .258 .429 .325 .328 .379 34.8 20.5 8.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gomber relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.7%) ,
Slider
(24.6%) ,
Changeup
(17.6%) ,
Curveball
(17.1%) ,


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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
Player 43.5 26.2 24.9 5.4 40.4 35.6 24.1 4.4 30.8 24.7 25.2 5.7 8.4 5.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 COL L 362 82.0 29.8 -1.2 -4 9.8 -3.1 -24
2022 Slider COL L 507 84.3 34.7 -2.1 -6 5.0 -0.5 -9
2022 4-Seamer COL L 838 91.0 15.6 -0.3 -2 6.3 0.9 16
2022 Curveball COL L 352 75.8 61.6 0.8 1 7.0 -1.8 -21
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
2021 Slider COL L 449 85.2 34.3 -1.7 -5 5.3 0.9 20
2021 Curveball COL L 289 75.7 64.7 4.1 7 5.5 -3.3 -37
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 4-Seamer STL L 597 92.5 15.1 -0.1 0 8.2 2.4 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
2018 Slider STL L 252 88.7 24.8 -4.8 -16 2.7 -0.8 -23
! 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 2.6 21 838 40.7 195 .376 .618 .453 13.1 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 .252 .414 .307 32.0
2022 Changeup -1.1 -4 362 17.6 100 .266 .415 .323 25.7 13.0 14.8 .258 .416 .310 29.3
2022 Curveball 1.2 4 352 17.1 88 .209 .419 .285 23.9 27.3 15.7 .184 .346 .238 27.4
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 .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 .342 .272 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 358 82.0 97 13.9 10:00 10:30 -30
2022 Curveball 350 75.8 90 18.3 5:15 5:15 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 830 91.0 99 17.9 11:15 11:15 0
2022 Slider 491 84.3 33 6.1 1:00 2:15 -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 5 1
2022 528 2,059 0 2 11 6 18
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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 45.4 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 52.5 64.3 81.9 26.6 51.3 45.0 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
Player 5,662 51.3 66.6 82.8 26.0 56.8 45.1 61.2 46.8 23.5 7.2 76.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 6 9 4 38 13 65 56 37 27 29 12 48 18 53 92
2020 56 54 80 92 25 88 96 20 71 47 15 49 11 45 26 45 80
2021 54 52 44 38 60 19 21 68 85 48 47 47 35 26 9 59 74
2022 20 13 14 19 37 13 29 59 67 19 72 20 26 18 29 51 60
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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 24.2 20 17.5 3 11 16 7 35.0
Player 23.5 48 47.2 1 27 47 16 33.3

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 12 16 22 17 22 21 19 16 14 10 11 14 21 19 18 14 14 18 16 13 21 18 19 21 13 23 11 26
2022 20 19 24 15 21 17 16 15 17 16 20 15 12 15 15 20 18 19 18 16 20 16 16 17 19 17 18 16 17 13 27
Player 48 53 59 37 50 54 39 54 51 44 48 39 29 38 39 57 50 51 38 41 54 43 41 52 51 54 54 36 54 33 71
! 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 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.1 -0.2 82 -1.1
Breaking Velocity 80.1 81.5 1.4 80.8 -0.7
Exit Velocity 90 88 -2 88.1 0.1
Launch Angle 10.3 11.8 1.5 12.4 0.6
Barrel % 2.7 9.4 6.7 8.5 -0.9
Hard Hit % 33.3 33.8 0.5 35.9 2.1
Sweet Spot % 36 32.9 -3.1 35.7 2.8
xBA .235 .238 0.003 .267 0.029
BA .19 .232 0.042 .281 0.049
xwOBA .309 .309 0 .33 0.021
wOBA .262 .309 0.047 .347 0.038
xSLG .329 .409 0.08 .44 0.031
SLG .26 .42 0.16 .48 0.06
K% 22.7 23.2 0.5 18 -5.2
BB% 12.6 8.4 -4.2 6.4 -2
Swing % 42.4 46.4 4 49 2.6
Whiff% 26.5 25.9 -0.6 21.9 -4
In Zone % 49.8 52.5 2.7 50.7 -1.8
Out of Zone % 50.2 47.5 -2.7 49.3 1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 22.3 26.6 4.3 27.4 0.8
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 27.3 1.2 29.5 2.2
First Pitch Strike % 58.8 65.5 6.7 59.2 -6.3
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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 528 .347 382 49 12.8 146 34 23.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 313 15.1 49.2% 1.3% 252 21.7 0.0% 6.3%
2020 152 14.8 53.3% 0.7% 110 21.5 0.9% 6.4%
2021 577 16.3 30.3% 2.3% 290 22.7 0.0% 6.9%
2022 594 15.1 47.5% 0.3% 316 20.6 0.3% 7.3%
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Pitch Distribution