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Austin Slater
Popularity: ↑ 11%
LF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 204LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 8, #238, San Francisco Giants | Stanford
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 104 85 18 24 5 7 8 .282 .408 .506 .914
4 Seasons 648 569 74 147 14 67 16 .258 .346 .388 .735
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .282 5 7 8 .914
4 Seasons .258 14 67 16 .735

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2017 466 88 3 3.4 87.6 1.3 27.3 .230 .346 .323 .282 .328 31.8 22.8 6.3
2018 923 131 3 2.3 87.3 2.6 25.2 .208 .276 .287 .263 .325 35.1 30.7 8.9
2019 803 109 11 10.1 88.7 3.5 35.8 .231 .437 .324 .332 .429 49.1 30.7 11.5
2020 431 64 9 14.1 89.2 10.9 45.3 .303 .540 .395 .416 .480 45.3 21.2 15.4
2623 392 26 6.6 88 3.9 31.9 .234 .377 .322 .312 .380 39.9 27.6 10.2
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 253 59.0 55 41 11 6 2 1 2 10 32 .268 .321 .512 .582 .415 .456 90.3 12 19.5 15.6
2020 Breaking 127 29.6 35 32 11 9 0 0 2 8 24 .344 .332 .531 .548 .400 .402 86.7 13 28.8 16.7
2020 Offspeed 49 11.4 13 11 2 1 0 0 1 4 7 .182 .172 .455 .398 .330 .312 84.1 5 37.5 21.1
2019 Fastballs 493 61.5 111 92 22 12 6 1 3 33 59 .239 .233 .424 .442 .345 .352 91.1 5 30.3 25.6
2019 Breaking 216 26.9 52 50 12 7 2 1 2 17 33 .240 .218 .440 .385 .294 .269 86.4 3 35.5 22.4
2019 Offspeed 93 11.6 27 25 6 4 1 1 0 9 16 .240 .260 .360 .544 .308 .383 84.4 -1 38.8 29.0
! 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 %
2020 Splitter -4.9 0 4 0.9 1 0 0 0 100 100 50 0
2020 Cutter 2.8 0 15 3.5 4 .333 .333 .3 14.3 0 0 .507 .761 .538 50
2020 Changeup 2.4 1 45 10.4 12 .2 .5 .358 31.8 25 17.6 .189 .437 .336 28.6
2020 Curveball -1.6 -1 62 14.4 14 .231 .231 .243 32 21.4 12 .231 .3 .266 50
2020 Sinker 2.1 1 65 15.1 16 .364 .636 .509 0 6.3 6.3 .377 .554 .492 50
2020 Slider 2.7 2 67 15.5 22 .4 .7 .491 26.2 22.7 20 .385 .688 .476 26.7
2020 4-Seamer -0.3 0 173 40.1 35 .222 .481 .387 27.1 25.7 20 .277 .573 .431 61.1
2019 Splitter -16.2 -1 9 1.1 5 0 0 0 85.7 100 71.4 0
2019 Cutter -3.6 -2 52 6.5 12 .25 .5 .313 20.8 8.3 12.5 .37 .846 .501 54.5
2019 Curveball -2.5 -2 92 11.5 16 .188 .375 .238 32.3 25 15.4 .142 .299 .184 25
2019 Changeup 5.1 4 84 10.5 22 .3 .45 .47 31 18.2 16.7 .325 .68 .471 43.8
2019 Slider 1.8 2 124 15.4 36 .265 .471 .333 37.1 36.1 26 .254 .425 .308 52.4
2019 Sinker 1.2 2 152 18.9 37 .219 .344 .328 14.8 27 30.3 .273 .419 .348 50
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 1 289 36 62 .25 .458 .39 39.3 35.5 25 .172 .356 .328 57.7
2018 Splitter -6.5 0 3 0.3 1 0 0 0 50 100 50 0
2018 Cutter -1.2 -1 65 7 18 .25 .25 .278 36.8 44.4 38.1 .177 .197 .224 37.5
2018 Curveball -2.3 -2 101 10.9 23 .048 .048 .139 37.5 30.4 21.9 .143 .184 .195 21.4
2018 Changeup -1.6 -1 82 8.9 27 .222 .296 .226 32.7 29.6 23.5 .208 .313 .224 21.1
2018 Slider 0.8 1 165 17.9 41 .286 .343 .361 36.4 39 23.2 .151 .176 .227 15.8
2018 Sinker -0.8 -1 184 19.9 42 .282 .308 .294 17.6 19 16.3 .236 .276 .26 45.2
2018 4-Seamer 0 0 322 34.9 71 .3 .4 .357 25.3 29.6 21.4 .258 .376 .336 47.5
2017 Splitter -2.4 0 3 0.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .168 .17 .153 0
2017 Changeup -2.9 -1 28 6 7 .286 .286 .257 50 42.9 42.9 .12 .142 .115 25
2017 Cutter -0.2 0 25 5.4 9 .333 .444 .339 40 33.3 42.9 .397 .506 .387 16.7
2017 Curveball -1.1 -1 55 11.8 14 .286 .286 .257 29.4 21.4 27.3 .139 .164 .134 9.1
2017 Sinker 3.8 3 72 15.5 25 .273 .5 .372 20 24 33.3 .222 .33 .292 37.5
2017 Slider -2.2 -2 97 20.8 33 .161 .258 .239 49 39.4 40.6 .158 .239 .202 22.2
2017 4-Seamer 1.7 3 186 39.9 38 .394 .545 .447 11.1 2.6 2.1 .322 .537 .409 46.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 127 466 3 -6 4 2 2
2018 223 922 -5 -8 3 5 -5
2019 190 802 1 -7 6 3 3
2020 104 431 -1 -3 5 3 3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 466 51.7 66 84.9 26.7 41.7 42.5 34.6 47 26.9 8.2 89.5
2018 923 50 65.9 79.9 28 51.2 42.6 24 47 28.6 8.6 67.1
2019 803 50 60.8 74.6 23.2 47.3 44 22.9 42.1 32.8 8.5 79.4
2020 431 49 63.5 82.8 20 50 40.4 30.8 41.3 25.3 9 74.4
2623 50.1 64 79.8 24.9 48.2 42.7 26.9 44.6 29 8.5 75.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 29 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 61.4 15.9 19.3 3.4 26.1 43.2 30.7 5.7 46.6 17 23.9 3.4 3.4
2018 63.4 9.2 22.9 4.6 23.7 36.6 39.7 0.8 51.9 13 30.5 0.8 2.3
2019 54.1 14.7 28.4 2.8 29.4 36.7 33.9 3.7 40.4 11.9 26.6 6.4 10.1
2020 40.6 20.3 35.9 3.1 32.8 40.6 26.6 4.7 28.1 17.2 31.3 4.7 14.1
56.6 14 25.8 3.6 27.3 38.8 33.9 3.3 43.6 14.3 28.1 3.6 6.6
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2017 84
2018 75
2019 81
2020 73
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.5 5 6.7 -2 3 9 0 0
2020 20.6 5 3.3 2 3 2 2 40

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 5 8 6 7 8 7 7 8 7 7 9 8 1 5 6 9 3 7 6 9 1 7 6 7 6 8 9 7 7 6 9
2020 5 4 5 2 5 3 3 5 4 2 4 4 2 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 4 3 3 3 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.6 87.3 -0.3 88.7 1.4 89.2 0.5
Launch Angle 1.3 2.6 1.3 3.5 0.9 10.9 7.4
Barrel % 3.4 2.3 -1.1 10.1 7.8 14.1 4
Hard Hit % 31.8 35.1 3.3 49.1 14 45.3 -3.8
Sweet Spot % 27.3 25.2 -2.1 35.8 10.6 45.3 9.5
xBA .23 .208 -0.022 .231 0.023 .303 0.072
BA .282 .251 -0.031 .238 -0.013 .282 0.044
xwOBA .282 .263 -0.019 .332 0.069 .416 0.084
wOBA .323 .287 -0.036 .324 0.037 .395 0.071
xSLG .346 .276 -0.07 .437 0.161 .54 0.103
SLG .402 .307 -0.095 .417 0.11 .506 0.089
K% 22.8 30.7 7.9 30.7 0 21.2 -9.5
BB% 6.3 8.9 2.6 11.5 2.6 15.4 3.9
Swing % 47 47 0 42.1 -4.9 41.3 -0.8
Whiff% 26.9 28.6 1.7 32.8 4.2 25.3 -7.5
In Zone Swing % 51.7 50 -1.7 50 0 49 -1
Out of Zone Swing % 48.3 50 1.7 50 0 51 1
First Pitch Swing % 34.6 24 -10.6 22.9 -1.1 30.8 7.9
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 61.3 -2.5 55.2 -6.1 69.2 14
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2017 R 127 0 0.0 .323
2018 R 223 0 0.0 .287
2019 R 191 4 2.1 .326 .218
2020 R 104 9 8.7 .402 .318