Austin Slater
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 204LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 307 260 45 67 5 32 11 .258 .365 .385 .750
6 Seasons 1261 1103 158 280 31 131 42 .254 .344 .396 .740
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .258 5 32 11 .750
6 Seasons .254 31 131 42 .740

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 10 9.2 5.2 88.6 109.1 3.3 33.9 .230 .430 .320 .327 .432 49.0 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 1244 176 17 9.7 5.6 88.9 109.4 5.6 43.2 .255 .408 .337 .344 .421 39.2 27.8 12.7
Player 5055 758 60 7.9 4.8 88.0 110.6 5.3 35.8 .244 .399 .325 .325 .402 40.1 27.6 10.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 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, 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 30.3 35.8 33.9 3.7 38.5 11.9 26.6 5.5 9.2 5.2
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 55.1 18.2 25.0 1.7 31.3 43.2 25.6 5.7 35.8 13.1 29.0 6.8 9.7 5.6
Player 55.0 17.3 25.1 2.6 30.2 39.8 29.9 4.7 39.4 14.2 28.0 4.9 7.9 4.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 0.8 3 410 33.0 97 .274 .384 .374 29.7 22.7 19.3 .283 .421 .390 41.5
2022 Slider -0.3 -1 285 22.9 71 .177 .290 .276 42.6 36.6 25.7 .196 .336 .287 44.4
2022 Sinker 2.6 6 222 17.8 53 .413 .587 .469 26.4 22.6 23.5 .318 .493 .396 50.0
2022 Changeup -0.4 -1 134 10.8 39 .222 .250 .271 31.4 28.2 20.4 .221 .262 .249 16.0
2022 Curveball -0.8 -1 119 9.6 26 .200 .520 .312 39.1 42.3 24.4 .242 .623 .376 50.0
2022 Cutter -1.5 -1 64 5.1 18 .200 .267 .286 13.2 16.7 11.1 .256 .355 .337 16.7
2022 N/A 17.7 1 5 0.4 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .586 .777 .578 100.0
2022 Splitter 3.6 0 4 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer 1.6 7 435 36.6 107 .255 .521 .380 26.2 26.2 21.4 .266 .510 .373 47.0
2021 Sinker -2.7 -6 205 17.3 39 .229 .257 .265 17.5 10.3 7.8 .337 .426 .369 51.6
2021 Slider -1.7 -3 174 14.6 43 .237 .342 .303 41.7 39.5 29.3 .215 .356 .299 33.3
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 -3.1 -4 114 9.6 34 .176 .324 .212 32.6 44.1 34.9 .167 .272 .188 26.3
2021 Cutter 3.9 4 91 7.7 22 .444 1.000 .620 36.4 13.6 11.1 .404 .844 .552 60.0
2021 Splitter -3.1 0 8 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 25.0 .011 .034 .017 100.0
2021 N/A -11.3 0 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .411 .462 .384 100.0
2020 4-Seamer -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 71 16.5 23 .400 .700 .491 25.0 21.7 18.5 .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 -1.7 -1 59 13.7 14 .231 .231 .243 33.3 21.4 13.0 .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-Seamer -0.4 -1 276 34.4 60 .234 .383 .358 40.0 36.7 26.8 .168 .339 .317 56.0
2019 Sinker 1.1 2 157 19.6 38 .219 .344 .338 14.3 26.3 27.0 .273 .419 .358 50.0
2019 Slider 2.0 2 120 14.9 34 .281 .500 .353 37.3 38.2 27.1 .263 .444 .320 57.9
2019 Curveball -2.3 -2 101 12.6 19 .158 .316 .237 35.1 31.6 20.7 .150 .364 .246 30.8
2019 Changeup 6.4 4 69 8.6 18 .375 .563 .536 28.6 11.1 10.5 .321 .595 .418 35.7
2019 Cutter -3.8 -2 50 6.2 12 .250 .500 .313 17.4 8.3 12.5 .370 .846 .501 54.5
2019 Splitter -16.2 -1 9 1.1 5 .000 .000 .000 85.7 100.0 71.4 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -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 0.8 1 165 17.9 41 .286 .343 .361 36.4 39.0 23.2 .151 .176 .227 15.8
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 65 7.0 18 .250 .250 .278 36.8 44.4 38.1 .177 .197 .224 37.5
2018 Splitter -6.5 0 3 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 4-Seamer 1.7 3 186 39.9 38 .394 .545 .447 11.1 2.6 2.1 .323 .541 .410 46.9
2017 Slider -2.2 -2 97 20.8 33 .161 .258 .239 49.0 39.4 40.6 .158 .239 .202 22.2
2017 Sinker 3.8 3 72 15.5 25 .273 .500 .372 20.0 24.0 33.3 .222 .330 .292 37.5
2017 Curveball -1.1 -1 55 11.8 14 .286 .286 .257 29.4 21.4 27.3 .148 .172 .142 9.1
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 -0.2 0 25 5.4 9 .333 .444 .339 40.0 33.3 42.9 .397 .506 .387 16.7
2017 Splitter -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 3 5 -5
2019 186 782 0 -7 6 3 2
2020 104 431 -2 -4 5 3 3
2021 309 1,202 -3 -14 7 5 -5
2022 306 1,244 0 -9 8 8 7
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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 42.5 34.6 47.0 26.9 8.2 89.5
2018 923 50.0 65.9 79.9 28.0 51.2 42.6 24.0 47.0 28.6 8.6 67.1
2019 803 50.0 60.6 74.7 23.0 47.8 44.2 22.9 42.1 32.8 8.2 78.1
2020 431 49.0 63.5 82.8 20.0 50.0 40.4 30.8 41.3 25.3 9.0 74.4
2021 1,188 52.3 66.3 75.7 22.6 48.4 42.0 34.8 45.5 30.0 7.5 75.3
2022 1,244 45.7 66.8 75.0 26.4 50.0 41.0 37.6 44.9 32.1 6.7 77.1
Player 5,055 49.6 65.2 77.7 24.8 48.8 42.1 31.4 44.8 30.0 7.8 75.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.4 47.1 24.7 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
2017 79 85
2018 60 75
2019 65 81
2020 61 73
2021 70 84 80
2022 54 74 77
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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 2.2 1 3 1 1 33.3
2018 21.6 1 1.4 0 1 1 1 100.0
2019 21.6 5 5.4 0 5 5 1 20.0
2020 20.6 5 4.0 1 4 3 2 40.0
2021 21.2 12 10.7 1 3 7 5 41.7
2022 21.1 5 4.6 0 6 6 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 3 3
2018 1 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2
2019 5 7 7 5 4 5 5 7 5 5 7 8 2 3 5 6 4 7 3 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 9
2020 5 5 5 2 3 3 0 5 4 3 6 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 2 3 5 3 5 3 5 5 3 3 4 3 8
2021 12 10 13 11 12 14 10 13 8 9 10 12 7 7 8 13 11 10 10 9 12 12 11 12 11 10 13 10 9 11 13
2022 5 6 6 5 5 6 5 7 4 3 6 5 3 0 1 5 4 7 5 5 5 6 6 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 7
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.5 87.3 -0.2 88.6 1.3 89.2 0.6 87.1 -2.1 88.9 1.8
Launch Angle 1.6 2.6 1 3.3 0.7 10.9 7.6 7.8 -3.1 5.6 -2.2
Barrel % 3.4 2.3 -1.1 9.2 6.9 14.1 4.9 9.5 -4.6 9.7 0.2
Hard Hit % 31.8 35.1 3.3 49 13.9 45.3 -3.7 41.6 -3.7 39.2 -2.4
Sweet Spot % 28.4 25.2 -3.2 33.9 8.7 45.3 11.4 37.4 -7.9 43.2 5.8
xBA .231 .209 -0.022 .23 0.021 .303 0.073 .256 -0.047 .255 -0.001
BA .282 .251 -0.031 .238 -0.013 .282 0.044 .241 -0.041 .259 0.018
xwOBA .283 .264 -0.019 .327 0.063 .416 0.089 .335 -0.081 .344 0.009
wOBA .323 .287 -0.036 .32 0.033 .395 0.075 .321 -0.074 .337