Austin Gomber
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 4, #135, St. Louis Cardinals | Florida Atlantic
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
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
2024 2 6 4.61 18 18 0 99.2 67 1.30
6 Seasons 32 34 4.85 144 100 0 582.2 456 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 33 5-7 5.56 124.2 95 1.37
2023 27 9-9 5.50 139 87 1.49
2024 18 2-6 4.61 99.2 67 1.30
6 Seasons 144 32-34 4.85 582.2 456 1.37
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 .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 .329 .376 35.9 18.0 6.4 5.56 4.56
2023 29 2160 470 42 8.9 7.0 90.5 113.7 12.8 31.3 .292 .499 .368 .362 .397 44.3 14.4 7.1 5.50 5.74
2024 30 1590 325 32 9.8 7.7 89.5 113.0 14.2 33.8 .277 .475 .333 .341 .384 38.2 16.1 6.0 4.61 4.79
Player 9412 1830 161 8.8 6.5 89.0 113.7 12.8 34.1 .269 .454 .337 .338 .384 37.8 18.3 7.6
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gomber relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(41.1%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(21.9%) ,
Changeup
(21.1%) ,
Slider
(15.8%) ,
Sinker
(0.1%) ,


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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
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
2024 41.2 26.5 25.8 6.5 39.4 36.0 24.6 3.7 29.2 25.8 24.6 6.5 9.8 7.7
Player 42.9 26.4 24.8 6.0 40.5 35.7 23.7 4.3 30.1 24.8 25.5 6.1 8.8 6.5
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Slider COL L 251 83.8 35.1 -2.6 -7 5.0 -0.2 -3
2024 Curveball COL L 348 77.1 57.7 0.9 2 7.9 -0.2 -2
2024 Changeup COL L 335 80.9 31.0 -1.8 -5 9.9 -3.1 -24
2024 4-Seam Fastball COL L 653 90.4 16.1 -0.2 -1 7.1 1.7 32
2024 Sinker COL L 2 90.2 18.7 -5.0 -21 13.8 -0.4 -3
2023 4-Seam Fastball COL L 949 90.6 16.1 -0.1 -1 7.1 2.0 38
2023 Slider COL L 434 84.8 32.8 -4.0 -11 4.7 0.4 8
2023 Changeup COL L 390 81.6 30.3 -1.5 -5 9.5 -3.6 -27
2023 Sinker COL L 25 90.8 15.2 -7.5 -33 12.2 -2.2 -15
2023 Curveball COL L 362 77.6 56.4 -0.8 -1 7.6 -0.4 -5
2022 4-Seam Fastball COL L 836 91.0 15.6 -0.4 -3 6.3 0.9 16
2022 Sinker COL L 2 91.5 18.6 -2.5 -12 11.2 -2.4 -18
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 Slider COL L 507 84.3 34.7 -2.1 -6 5.0 -0.1 -3
2021 Changeup COL L 360 83.1 28.1 -1.0 -3 9.9 -2.2 -18
2021 Slider COL L 449 85.2 34.3 -1.7 -5 5.3 1.0 22
2021 Curveball COL L 289 75.7 64.7 4.1 7 5.5 -3.3 -37
2021 4-Seam Fastball COL L 753 91.6 14.6 0.2 1 5.9 0.1 2
2020 Curveball STL L 128 76.3 63.9 4.3 7 5.6 -2.4 -30
2020 Slider STL L 83 85.9 34.2 -1.6 -4 5.2 1.2 31
2020 Changeup STL L 39 83.3 27.5 -2.2 -7 10.6 -1.5 -12
2020 4-Seam Fastball STL L 276 92.5 13.3 0.9 7 5.6 -0.7 -11
2018 Curveball STL L 269 77.9 58.1 1.5 3 5.7 -1.8 -25
2018 Changeup STL L 108 83.9 24.0 -6.0 -20 7.9 -4.9 -39
2018 4-Seam Fastball STL L 597 92.5 15.1 -0.1 0 8.2 2.4 43
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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -4 653 41.1 155 .312 .567 .403 9.3 12.3 12.8 .306 .567 .399 49.2
2024 Curveball -0.1 0 348 21.9 104 .188 .337 .238 26.6 28.8 18.4 .225 .356 .255 33.3
2024 Changeup 0.0 0 335 21.1 88 .274 .369 .285 27.5 9.1 9.9 .286 .419 .314 23.4
2024 Slider 0.4 1 251 15.8 68 .274 .532 .372 16.2 14.7 12.7 .268 .524 .366 38.5
2024 Sinker -29.2 -1 2 0.1 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .669 .889 .673 100.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -19 949 43.9 241 .344 .656 .463 11.8 8.7 11.4 .349 .613 .438 54.4
2023 Slider 0.3 1 434 20.1 128 .275 .383 .306 24.7 14.8 16.8 .260 .406 .302 35.9
2023 Changeup -0.2 -1 390 18.1 114 .296 .509 .360 19.9 7.0 10.5 .277 .477 .336 32.7
2023 Curveball -0.8 -3 362 16.8 110 .226 .358 .284 28.0 34.5 21.5 .217 .374 .266 44.1
2023 Sinker -4.7 -1 25 1.2 8 .400 1.000 .625 16.7 0.0 0.0 .631 1.209 .743 60.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.6 -21 836 40.6 195 .376 .618 .453 12.9 11.8 13.5 .327 .522 .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 .309 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-Seam Fastball -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-Seam Fastball 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-Seam Fastball 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.
! 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
2024 Changeup 309 80.9 98 14.3 10:00 10:30 -30
2024 Curveball 326 77.1 83 16.7 5:00 5:00 0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 611 90.4 99 18.4 11:00 11:15 -15
2024 Slider 234 83.8 34 6.1 1:00 2:15 -75
2023 Changeup 388 81.6 98 13.7 10:00 10:30 -30
2023 Curveball 359 77.6 82 15.9 5:00 5:00 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 925 90.6 99 18.0 11:00 11:15 -15
2023 Sinker 23 90.8 100 21.3 11:00 10:45 15
2023 Slider 425 84.8 38 6.5 12:45 2:00 -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 828 91.0 99 18.0 11:15 11:15 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 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
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
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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 528 2,059 0 -2 -11 -6 -18
2023 601 2,160 -4 4 -18 -4 -23
2024 417 1,589 2 5 -9 -3 -5
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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
2024 1,590 51.1 67.4 85.8 25.4 68.5 46.1 61.2 46.9 18.7 7.6 70.2
Player 9,412 51.8 67.0 84.0 25.5 60.4 45.2 61.7 47.0 21.7 7.7 76.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 39 13 65 56 37 27 29 12 44 20 53 91
2020 55 54 80 92 25 88 96 20 71 47 15 49 11 38 27 44 79
2021 53 51 44 38 60 19 21 68 85 48 47 47 37 21 11 59 74
2022 21 13 14 19 36 13 29 59 67 19 72 20 25 12 31 50 60
2023 7 4 6 11 15 9 33 12 13 3 70 6 8 9 32 58 67
2024 20 11 8 11 45 1 16 31 52 9 78 7 20 6 34 56 74
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 91.6 -0.9 91.0 -0.6 90.6 -0.4 90.4 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.1 -0.2 82.0 -1.1 81.6 -0.4 80.9 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 80.1 81.5 1.4 80.8 -0.7 81.5 0.7 79.9 -1.6
Exit Velocity 90.0 88.0 -2.0 88.1 0.1 90.5 2.4 89.5 -1.0
Launch Angle 10.3 11.8 1.5 12.4 0.6 12.8 0.4 14.2 1.4
Barrel % 2.7 9.4 6.7 8.5 -0.9 8.9 0.4 9.8 0.9
Hard Hit % 33.3 33.8 0.5 35.9 2.1 44.3 8.4 38.2 -6.1
LA Sweet-Spot % 36.0 32.9 -3.1 35.7 2.8 31.3 -4.4 33.8 2.5
xBA .235 .238 0.003 .267 0.029 .292 0.025 .277 -0.015
BA .190 .232 0.042 .281 0.049 .297 0.016 .269 -0.028
xwOBA .309 .309 0.000 .329 0.020 .362 0.033 .341 -0.021
wOBA .262 .309 0.047 .347 0.038 .368 0.021 .333 -0.035
xSLG .329 .409 0.080 .440 0.031 .499 0.059 .475 -0.024
SLG .260 .420 0.160 .480 0.060 .513 0.033 .462 -0.051
K% 22.7 23.2 0.5 18.0 -5.2 14.4 -3.6 16.1 1.7
BB% 12.6 8.4 -4.2 6.4 -2.0 7.1 0.7 6.0 -1.1
Swing % 42.4 46.4 4.0 49.0 2.6 47.5 -1.5 46.9 -0.6
Whiff% 26.5 25.9 -0.6 21.9 -4.0 19.0 -2.9 18.7 -0.3
In Zone % 49.8 52.4 2.6 50.7 -1.7 53.4 2.7 51.1 -2.3
Out of Zone % 50.2 47.6 -2.6 49.3 1.7 46.6 -2.7 48.9 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 22.3 26.8 4.5 27.4 0.6 24.2 -3.2 25.4 1.2
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 27.3 1.2 29.5 2.2 32.5 3.0 28.8 -3.7
First Pitch Strike % 58.8 65.5 6.7 59.2 -6.3 63.3 4.1 61.2 -2.1
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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 .369 474 44 9.3 127 34 26.8
2024 Shades 391 .333 315 9 2.9 76 41 53.9
! 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%
2024 478 13.3 80.3% 0.0% 224 18.0 4.0% 0.9%
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Pitch Distribution