Austin Slater
RF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 204LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 8, #238, San Francisco Giants | Stanford
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 325 277 49 73 7 12 .264 .366 .408 .774
2023 207 185 24 50 5 2 .270 .348 .400 .748
2024 16 12 1 1 0 0 .083 .313 .083 .396
8 Seasons 1,502 1,317 187 337 38 45 .256 .345 .399 .744
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .264 7 12 .774
2023 .270 5 2 .748
2024 .083 0 0 .396
8 Seasons .256 38 45 .744
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2017 24 466 88 3 3.4 2.4 87.5 110.6 1.6 28.4 .231 .348 .323 .283 .329 31.8 22.8 6.3
2018 25 923 131 3 2.3 1.3 87.3 108.2 2.6 25.2 .209 .277 .287 .264 .327 35.1 30.7 8.9
2019 26 803 109 11 10.1 5.7 88.7 109.1 3.5 35.8 .233 .440 .320 .330 .433 49.1 30.7 11.5
2020 27 431 64 9 14.1 8.7 89.2 109.1 10.9 45.3 .303 .540 .395 .416 .480 45.3 21.2 15.4
2021 28 1188 190 18 9.5 5.9 87.1 109.9 7.8 37.4 .256 .439 .321 .335 .426 41.6 27.5 9.2
2022 29 1326 190 20 10.5 6.2 89.0 109.4 6.6 43.2 .259 .429 .344 .351 .432 39.5 27.4 12.3
2023 30 808 127 15 11.8 7.2 91.1 109.6 7.5 34.6 .255 .443 .330 .338 .429 46.5 28.0 9.7
2024 31 64 9 0 0.0 0.0 88.7 97.0 12.2 22.2 .240 .328 .216 .344 .300 33.3 14.3 21.4
Player 6009 908 79 8.7 5.3 88.5 110.6 5.9 35.8 .247 .411 .326 .329 .407 41.0 27.5 10.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 61.4 15.9 19.3 3.4 26.1 43.2 30.7 5.7 46.6 17.0 23.9 3.4 3.4 2.4
2018 63.4 9.2 22.9 4.6 23.7 36.6 39.7 0.8 51.9 13.0 30.5 0.8 2.3 1.3
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 5.7
2020 40.6 21.9 34.4 3.1 32.8 40.6 26.6 4.7 28.1 17.2 31.3 4.7 14.1 8.7
2021 51.6 22.6 24.2 1.6 34.7 39.5 25.8 6.8 35.3 15.3 26.8 6.3 9.5 5.9
2022 53.7 19.5 25.3 1.6 31.1 42.6 26.3 5.8 33.7 14.2 28.9 6.8 10.5 6.2
2023 49.6 26.0 22.0 2.4 33.1 33.1 33.9 3.9 33.9 18.9 26.8 4.7 11.8 7.2
2024 55.6 22.2 22.2 0.0 22.2 55.6 22.2 11.1 33.3 11.1 33.3 11.1 0.0 0.0
Player 54.0 18.8 24.7 2.5 30.4 39.1 30.5 4.7 38.3 15.1 27.9 5.1 8.7 5.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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.

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 -3.2 -1 22 34.4 5 .000 .000 .280 22.2 0.0 0.0 .274 .526 .479 66.7
2024 Sinker -3.3 -1 16 25.0 3 .000 .000 .233 33.3 33.3 50.0 .079 .086 .281 0.0
2024 Cutter -3.5 0 10 15.6 4 .250 .250 .225 20.0 25.0 25.0 .147 .160 .134 33.3
2024 Changeup 2.3 0 4 6.3 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2024 Split-Finger -4.3 0 3 4.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .469 .533 .437 0.0
2024 Slider -1.4 0 3 4.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2024 Sweeper 3.3 0 3 4.7 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2024 Curveball 11.0 0 1 1.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 2 277 34.3 75 .308 .415 .391 23.6 21.3 18.6 .290 .458 .368 63.3
2023 Sinker -1.1 -1 131 16.2 39 .212 .242 .301 16.3 28.2 33.3 .158 .247 .253 27.3
2023 Slider -1.7 -2 116 14.4 26 .174 .174 .219 38.6 30.8 20.0 .259 .430 .339 26.7
2023 Changeup -0.4 0 105 13.0 21 .263 .263 .281 43.9 28.6 20.0 .184 .216 .226 7.7
2023 Curveball 2.5 2 83 10.3 19 .263 .526 .332 46.3 52.6 31.3 .202 .494 .288 66.7
2023 Cutter 1.1 1 54 6.7 15 .267 .733 .410 24.1 26.7 30.8 .362 .825 .494 54.5
2023 Sweeper 11.4 4 33 4.1 8 .500 1.000 .631 8.3 12.5 11.1 .424 .875 .543 57.1
2023 Split-Finger -0.3 0 7 0.9 3 .000 .000 .233 50.0 66.7 28.6 -- -- .233 --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 3 466 35.1 104 .263 .400 .368 31.3 26.0 20.1 .266 .428 .380 43.6
2022 Slider -0.4 -1 254 19.2 62 .185 .296 .285 38.5 33.9 22.8 .201 .330 .288 42.4
2022 Sinker 3.2 6 204 15.4 53 .457 .630 .503 22.9 15.1 19.0 .357 .538 .428 50.0
2022 Changeup 0.2 0 145 10.9 43 .231 .333 .308 30.7 30.2 22.0 .229 .338 .288 19.2
2022 Curveball -1.5 -2 123 9.3 27 .192 .423 .272 36.0 40.7 24.4 .221 .501 .319 40.0
2022 Cutter -2.8 -2 76 5.7 22 .158 .211 .234 17.0 22.7 15.2 .245 .395 .332 21.4
2022 Sweeper 2.0 1 43 3.2 11 .200 .300 .259 47.8 36.4 28.6 .218 .380 .296 33.3
2022 Split-Finger 3.2 0 5 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Slurve 27.5 1 4 0.3 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .917 3.389 1.784 100.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 7 439 37.0 108 .255 .521 .383 26.2 25.9 21.4 .266 .510 .376 47.0
2021 Sinker -2.9 -6 201 16.9 38 .229 .257 .254 17.5 10.5 7.8 .337 .426 .360 51.6
2021 Slider -1.7 -3 168 14.1 42 .270 .378 .332 41.4 35.7 27.8 .245 .397 .327 36.4
2021 Changeup -1.8 -3 159 13.4 56 .212 .308 .275 37.9 28.6 28.6 .227 .364 .283 25.0
2021 Curveball -2.7 -3 99 8.3 29 .172 .310 .205 34.1 44.8 31.7 .177 .297 .202 31.3
2021 Cutter 3.9 3 87 7.3 21 .412 1.000 .607 35.7 14.3 11.1 .375 .825 .536 57.1
2021 Slurve -6.3 -1 15 1.3 5 .200 .400 .250 20.0 40.0 100.0 .109 .126 .105 0.0
2021 Sweeper -1.4 0 10 0.8 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Split-Finger -3.1 0 8 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 25.0 .011 .034 .017 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -1 174 40.4 36 .214 .464 .376 26.7 25.0 20.0 .267 .553 .420 57.9
2020 Slider 2.6 2 72 16.7 23 .400 .700 .491 25.0 21.7 17.9 .385 .688 .476 25.0
2020 Sinker 1.7 1 66 15.3 16 .364 .636 .509 0.0 6.3 6.3 .377 .554 .492 50.0
2020 Curveball -1.8 -1 58 13.5 14 .231 .231 .243 33.3 21.4 13.6 .231 .300 .266 50.0
2020 Changeup 2.4 1 47 10.9 12 .200 .500 .358 39.1 33.3 21.1 .188 .435 .334 33.3
2020 Cutter 2.4 0 14 3.2 3 .333 .333 .300 16.7 0.0 0.0 .507 .761 .538 66.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 0 281 35.0 61 .250 .458 .385 39.5 36.1 26.2 .172 .356 .322 57.7
2019 Sinker 1.1 2 160 19.9 38 .219 .344 .338 15.8 26.3 27.0 .273 .419 .358 50.0
2019 Slider 0.7 1 123 15.3 34 .219 .406 .290 37.7 38.2 26.0 .235 .405 .294 47.4
2019 Curveball -2.3 -2 100 12.5 19 .158 .316 .237 36.1 31.6 22.2 .150 .364 .246 30.8
2019 Changeup 5.7 4 74 9.2 19 .353 .529 .508 27.8 10.5 9.5 .348 .675 .454 40.0
2019 Cutter -1.0 -1 55 6.8 14 .357 .643 .421 19.2 7.1 10.0 .397 .833 .506 61.5
2019 Split-Finger -16.2 -1 9 1.1 5 .000 .000 .000 85.7 100.0 71.4 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 322 34.9 71 .300 .400 .362 25.3 29.6 21.4 .262 .382 .341 47.5
2018 Sinker -0.8 -2 184 19.9 42 .282 .308 .294 17.6 19.0 16.3 .236 .276 .260 45.2
2018 Slider 0.3 0 159 17.2 37 .250 .281 .323 38.4 43.2 23.2 .127 .150 .201 18.8
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 Cutter -1.4 -1 67 7.3 20 .278 .333 .313 35.0 40.0 38.1 .171 .192 .215 30.0
2018 Sweeper 22.6 1 4 0.4 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 -- .980 1.083 .804 0.0
2018 Split-Finger -6.5 0 3 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 3 185 39.7 38 .394 .545 .447 11.1 2.6 2.1 .323 .541 .410 46.9
2017 Slider -2.0 -2 92 19.7 31 .172 .276 .255 48.9 35.5 35.5 .169 .256 .215 22.2
2017 Sinker 3.7 3 73 15.7 25 .273 .500 .372 20.0 24.0 33.3 .222 .330 .292 37.5
2017 Curveball -2.3 -1 51 10.9 12 .167 .167 .150 33.3 25.0 30.0 .141 .169 .136 11.1
2017 Changeup -2.9 -1 28 6.0 7 .286 .286 .257 50.0 42.9 42.9 .120 .142 .115 25.0
2017 Cutter -0.5 0 25 5.4 9 .333 .444 .339 37.5 33.3 50.0 .397 .506 .387 16.7
2017 Sweeper -5.0 0 5 1.1 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 Slurve 14.0 1 4 0.9 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .189 .190 .173 0.0
2017 Split-Finger -2.3 0 3 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .168 .170 .153 0.0
! 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 2 5 -5
2019 190 802 1 -7 6 3 3
2020 104 431 -2 -4 5 3 3
2021 309 1,202 -3 -14 7 5 -5
2022 325 1,326 2 -10 8 8 8
2023 207 808 5 -10 6 4 5
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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 66.0 84.9 26.7 41.7 42.3 34.6 47.0 26.9 8.2 89.5
2018 923 50.1 66.0 80.0 27.8 50.8 42.6 24.0 47.0 28.6 8.6 67.1
2019 803 49.9 61.0 74.6 23.1 47.3 44.0 22.9 42.1 32.8 8.5 79.4
2020 431 49.0 63.0 82.7 20.5 51.1 40.4 30.8 41.3 25.3 9.0 74.4
2021 1,188 52.1 66.4 75.7 22.7 48.8 42.0 34.8 45.5 30.0 7.5 75.3
2022 1,326 45.9 67.3 75.6 26.5 51.1 41.2 37.5 45.2 31.2 6.7 77.5
2023 808 48.3 63.8 77.9 22.2 47.3 43.8 37.2 42.3 29.5 7.7 77.4
2024 64 43.8 75.0 81.0 13.9 60.0 37.5 42.9 40.6 23.1 3.1 100.0
Player 6,009 49.3 65.3 77.8 24.4 49.0 42.3 32.4 44.5 29.7 7.8 76.4
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2017 79 84
2018 61 74
2019 65 81
2020 61 73
2021 70 84 82 78
2022 54 73 75 94
2023 52 60 45
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.6 3 2.3 1 1 3 1 33.3
2018 21.6 1 1.5 -1 1 1 1 100.0
2019 21.5 5 6.2 -1 5 5 1 20.0
2020 20.6 5 3.8 1 5 2 2 40.0
2021 21.2 12 10.3 2 4 8 4 33.3
2022 21.3 7 5.7 1 5 7 1 14.3
2023 21.9 5 4.6 0 3 3 2 40.0
Player 21.5 38 34.4 4 24 29 12 31.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 1 4 3 3 1 2 4 3 3 1
2018 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
2019 5 10 4 7 6 7 6 9 5 4 6 7 8 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 7 9 7 5 5 5 6 8 6 3
2020 5 6 2 7 4 5 4 4 4 2 3 4 3 2 3 3 3 5 3 4 4 4 7 3 3 3 4 4 5 3 2
2021 12 12 7 10 8 10 12 11 7 6 9 13 10 10 12 14 12 9 12 10 11 8 13 12 11 9 12 12 10 8 9
2022 7 9 5 7 5 6 7 6 1 3 2 5 8 6 7 8 8 7 5 4 7 5 7 6 4 4 5 5 8 5 7
2023 5 4 4 7 6 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 6 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 8 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 5
Player 38 45 26 43 32 35 37 38 23 21 27 38 39 30 36 41 37 34 35 32 37 30 51 37 31 27 33 38 40 31 28
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.5 87.3 -0.2 88.7 1.4 89.2 0.5 87.1 -2.1 89.0 1.9 91.1 2.1 88.7 -2.4
Launch Angle 1.6 2.6 1.0 3.5 0.9 10.9 7.4 7.8 -3.1 6.6 -1.2 7.5 0.9 12.2 4.7
Barrel % 3.4 2.3 -1.1 10.1 7.8 14.1 4.0 9.5 -4.6 10.5 1.0 11.8 1.3 0.0 -11.8
Hard Hit % 31.8 35.1 3.3 49.1 14.0 45.3 -3.8 41.6 -3.7 39.5 -2.1 46.5 7.0 33.3 -13.2
Sweet Spot % 28.4 25.2 -3.2 35.8 10.6 45.3 9.5 37.4 -7.9 43.2 5.8 34.6 -8.6 22.2 -12.4
xBA .231 .209 -0.022 .233 0.024 .303 0.070 .256 -0.047 .259 0.003 .255 -0.004 .240 -0.015
BA .282 .251 -0.031 .238 -0.013 .282 0.044 .241 -0.041 .264 0.023 .270 0.006 .091 -0.179
xwOBA .283 .264 -0.019 .330 0.066 .416 0.086 .335 -0.081 .351 0.016 .338 -0.013 .344 0.006
wOBA .323 .287 -0.036 .320 0.033 .395 0.075 .321 -0.074 .344 0.023 .330 -0.014 .216 -0.114
xSLG .348 .277 -0.071 .440 0.163 .540 0.100 .439 -0.101 .429 -0.010 .443 0.014 .328 -0.115
SLG .402 .307 -0.095 .417 0.110 .506 0.089 .423 -0.083 .408 -0.015 .400 -0.008 .091 -0.309
K% 22.8 30.7 7.9 30.7 0.0 21.2 -9.5 27.5 6.3 27.4 -0.1 28.0 0.6 14.3 -13.7
BB% 6.3 8.9 2.6 11.5 2.6 15.4 3.9 9.2 -6.2 12.3 3.1 9.7 -2.6 21.4 11.7
Swing % 47.0 47.0 0.0 42.1 -4.9 41.3 -0.8 45.5 4.2 45.2 -0.3 42.3 -2.9 40.6 -1.7
Whiff% 26.9 28.6 1.7 32.8 4.2 25.3 -7.5 30.0 4.7 31.2 1.2 29.5 -1.7 23.1 -6.4
In Zone % 51.7 50.1 -1.6 49.9 -0.2 49.0 -0.9 52.1 3.1 45.9 -6.2 48.3 2.4 43.8 -4.5
Out of Zone % 48.3 49.9 1.6 50.1 0.2 51.0 0.9 47.9 -3.1 54.1 6.2 51.7 -2.4 56.3 4.6
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 27.8 1.1 23.1 -4.7 20.5 -2.6 22.7 2.2 26.5 3.8 22.2 -4.3 13.9 -8.3
First Pitch Swing % 34.6 24.0 -10.6 22.9 -1.1 30.8 7.9 34.8 4.0 37.5 2.7 37.2 -0.3 42.9 5.7
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 61.3 -2.5 55.2 -6.1 69.2 14.0 66.9 -2.3 66.5 -0.4 62.3 -4.2 57.1 -5.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2017 Shifts R 127 0 0.0 .323
2018 Shifts R 223 0 0.0 .287
2019 Shifts R 191 4 2.1 .322 .217
2020 Shifts R 104 12 11.5 .408 .297
2021 Shifts R 304 26 8.6 .307 .463
2022 Shifts R 323 11 3.4 .341 .418
2023 Shades R 206 3 1.5 .326 .709
2024 Shades R 14 1 7.1 .178 .707
! 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 %
2017 126 18.8 3.2% 1.6% 71 23.3 0.0% 9.9%
2018 269 18.1 11.5% 0.7% 138 23.4 0.0% 10.1%
2019 244 18.3 7.8% 0.8% 146 23.7 0.0% 8.2%
2020 140 18.0 7.1% 4.3% 73 23.1 0.0% 6.8%
2021 387 18.8 8.3% 0.8% 162 24.1 0.0% 13.6%
2022 379 17.8 11.6% 1.1% 218 22.9 0.9% 7.3%
2023 262 15.4 42.0% 0.8% 125 18.9 4.0% 1.6%
2024 13 15.7 46.2% 0.0% 17 17.8 11.8% 0.0%
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