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Eric Lauer
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 3" 228LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #25, San Diego Padres | Kent State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 5 3.19 24 20 0 118.2 117 1.14
4 Seasons 21 24 4.28 81 74 0 391.1 367 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 24 7-5 3.19 118.2 117 1.14
4 Seasons 81 21-24 4.28 391.1 367 1.39

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 23 2026 352 21 6 88.4 111.9 15.6 37.5 .245 .390 .347 .317 .353 35.2 19.8 9.1 4.34 4.33
2019 24 2510 457 27 5.9 89.8 112.6 14.1 32.4 .245 .417 .321 .311 .361 39.4 21.2 7.8 4.45 4.35
2020 25 244 38 3 7.9 88.6 113.8 23.4 47.4 .298 .525 .438 .410 .454 36.8 19.7 14.8 13.09 7.88
2021 26 1956 329 27 8.2 89.8 115.9 18.2 37.1 .229 .389 .280 .302 .361 37.1 23.9 8.4 3.19 3.89
6736 1176 78 6.6 89.3 115.9 16 35.7 .242 .404 .321 .314 .362 37.4 21.5 8.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lauer relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.9%) ,
Cutter
(18.3%) ,
Curveball
(14.5%) ,
Slider
(12.1%) ,
Changeup
(11.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 858 651 207 43.9 92.6 198 172 43 30 6 0 7 58 118 .250 .215 .407 .381 .325 .303 88.5 19 2256 6.1 26.5 18.3
2021 Cutter 357 282 75 18.3 90.3 101 90 23 14 4 0 5 14 77 .256 .253 .467 .457 .343 .341 87.4 20 2344 6.0 22.4 20.3
2021 Curveball 284 195 89 14.5 78.9 66 65 10 8 1 0 1 17 49 .154 .198 .215 .290 .158 .212 86.1 11 2449 5.9 18.9 18.1
2021 Slider 236 160 76 12.1 87.4 75 67 8 5 1 1 1 23 44 .119 .190 .209 .284 .197 .257 86.8 18 2241 6.0 27.8 25.3
2021 Changeup 221 220 1 11.3 86.6 48 44 10 8 0 0 2 5 41 .227 .344 .364 .590 .259 .411 94.6 7 1481 6.1 15.7 16.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 127 96 31 52.0 91.5 22 18 8 8 0 0 0 3 16 .444 .349 .444 .513 .416 .409 86.3 30 2203 5.9 21.6 10.3
2020 Cutter 56 42 14 23.0 86.9 23 16 4 0 4 0 0 6 10 .250 .247 .500 .413 .429 .410 86.4 16 2304 5.8 36.7 25.0
2020 Slider 30 20 10 12.3 83.1 11 11 3 2 1 0 0 3 8 .273 .240 .364 .322 .273 .237 90.2 18 2328 5.8 26.7 18.8
2020 Curveball 20 14 6 8.2 75.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .033 .000 .115 .364 .393 97.0 44 2270 5.7 75.0
2020 Changeup 11 11 0 4.5 84.2 3 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .667 .571 2.667 2.071 1.319 1.058 101.8 20 1532 5.9 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 38.6 23.6 29.3 8.5 34.7 33.5 31.8 4.8 23.6 26.4 26.4 4.8 6
2019 41.8 24.1 25.4 8.8 37.4 38.7 23.9 1.3 30 28.7 23.4 9.4 5.9
2020 21.1 34.2 39.5 5.3 31.6 44.7 23.7 0 15.8 31.6 34.2 10.5 7.9
2021 37.7 31.9 24.3 6.1 33.4 40.7 25.8 4.6 26.7 30.4 22.2 7.9 8.2
39 26.4 26.7 7.8 35.3 37.9 26.8 3.2 26.7 28.6 24.3 7.7 6.6
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Changeup MIL L 207 86.6 28.4 -1.5 -5 14.1 -0.1 0
2021 4-Seamer MIL L 827 92.5 14.9 0.7 4 10.2 3.1 43
2021 Curveball MIL L 276 78.8 50.4 -3.6 -7 5.2 -3.7 -41
2021 Cutter MIL L 335 90.3 21.1 4.1 16 4 -6.1 -293
2021 Slider MIL L 236 87.4 29.2 -4 -12 1.5 -2.5 -63
2020 4-Seamer MIL L 127 91.5 16.2 -0.1 -1 10.4 3.7 56
2020 Curveball MIL L 20 75 56.5 -4 -7 4.3 -5.3 -55
2020 Cutter MIL L 56 86.9 28.6 -0.4 -1 1.4 -1.3 -49
2020 Changeup MIL L 11 84.2 30.8 0.3 1 14.4 1.2 9
2020 Slider MIL L 30 83.1 37.9 -0.6 -2 3.4 -2.4 -41
2019 Slider SD L 201 81.6 45 3.3 8 2.9 -4.6 -62
2019 Changeup SD L 90 85.9 25.2 -5.2 -17 13.4 -0.2 -1
2019 4-Seamer SD L 1332 91.8 16.1 0.5 3 9.2 2.4 35
2019 Curveball SD L 344 77.1 55.1 -2.7 -5 4.8 -4.5 -48
2019 Cutter SD L 540 88 26.6 1.3 5 1.7 -0.4 -17
2018 Slider SD L 137 82.1 43 2.1 5 2.7 -3.7 -58
2018 Changeup SD L 72 84.7 25.5 -5.9 -19 11.1 -2.4 -18
2018 4-Seamer SD L 1107 91.2 16.4 0.4 2 8.5 1.7 26
2018 Curveball SD L 220 74.6 60.8 -1.3 -2 5.7 -4.6 -44
2018 Cutter SD L 384 88 25.9 1.9 7 1.1 -1.2 -54
! 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 %
2021 Changeup 0.3 1 221 11.3 48 .227 .364 .263 15.7 10.4 16.1 .344 .59 .412 56.1
2021 Curveball -1.5 -4 284 14.5 66 .154 .215 .188 18.9 25.8 18.1 .198 .29 .212 28.6
2021 Slider -2.9 -7 236 12.1 75 .119 .209 .199 27.8 30.7 25.3 .19 .284 .258 29.5
2021 Cutter -0.6 -2 357 18.3 101 .256 .467 .355 22.4 13.9 20.3 .253 .457 .341 37.7
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 3 858 43.9 198 .25 .407 .339 26.5 29.3 18.3 .215 .381 .304 36.4
2020 Curveball -0.3 0 20 8.2 2 0 0 .35 75 0 .033 .115 .379 100
2020 Changeup 31.8 3 11 4.5 3 .667 2.667 1.333 25 0 .571 2.071 1.058 66.7
2020 Slider 0.8 0 30 12.3 11 .273 .364 .277 26.7 27.3 18.8 .24 .322 .237 37.5
2020 4-Seamer 1.2 2 127 52 22 .444 .444 .423 21.6 13.6 10.3 .349 .513 .41 25
2020 Cutter 6.4 4 56 23 23 .25 .5 .43 36.7 26.1 25 .247 .413 .409 40
2019 Changeup 2.5 2 90 3.6 18 .333 .5 .411 21.1 16.7 21.4 .325 .56 .37 53.3
2019 Slider 2.1 4 201 8 57 .308 .615 .432 19.4 17.5 10.1 .26 .437 .329 42.9
2019 Curveball -0.5 -2 344 13.7 88 .241 .361 .28 20.4 15.9 17.1 .256 .424 .304 42.9
2019 Cutter 0.3 1 540 21.5 159 .309 .45 .358 16.8 15.1 16.8 .262 .431 .319 28
2019 4-Seamer -0.2 -3 1332 53.1 325 .244 .401 .32 21 26.8 22.5 .226 .395 .303 43.4
2018 Changeup 6.2 4 72 3.6 14 .5 .917 .614 4 0 0 .486 .902 .604 75
2018 Curveball -0.5 -1 220 10.9 33 .233 .367 .352 15.9 18.2 20 .204 .264 .25 29.2
2018 Slider -1 -1 137 6.8 53 .196 .255 .234 25.7 35.8 26 .208 .333 .251 28.1
2018 Cutter 2.6 10 385 19 134 .312 .512 .39 17.7 16.4 14.7 .268 .404 .318 30.1
2018 4-Seamer 0.2 3 1107 54.6 240 .284 .443 .368 22 20 14.3 .265 .435 .359 37.7
! 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 10 84.3 96 17 10:15 9:45 30
2020 Curveball 20 75 53 11.6 4:30 5:15 -45
2020 Cutter 51 87 45 7.5 11:30 12:45 -75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 122 91.5 98 19.2 10:45 10:45 0
2020 Slider 30 83.1 16 4.8 1:00 3:00 -120
2021 Changeup 205 86.6 97 16.6 10:15 9:45 30
2021 Curveball 276 78.8 47 10.5 4:15 5:00 -45
2021 Cutter 335 90.3 69 12.4 11:15 11:30 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 826 92.5 98 19.6 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Slider 236 87.4 45 5.9 11:45 12:45 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 474 1920 -7 -2 16 7 15
2019 647 2507 -4 -21 18 9 3
2020 61 244 -1 7 1 1 9
2021 505 2030 -21 -11 14 8 -10
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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 2026 50.6 68.1 82.5 25.3 68.3 44.9 59.7 46.9 19.9 7.2 80.4
2019 2510 52.7 67.9 85.6 25.6 59.2 43 63.7 47.8 19.8 8.2 80.5
2020 244 41.4 67.3 77.9 25.2 55.6 45.9 50.8 42.6 28.8 6.6 75
2021 1956 51.4 70.4 78.5 25.5 64.9 42.8 61.3 48.6 23.9 8.1 81.8
6736 51.3 68.7 82.3 25.5 63.4 43.6 61.4 47.6 21.3 7.8 80.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 34 39 48 54 31 36 59 47 50 32 35 14 34 18 43 21
2019 47 44 44 48 53 28 70 19 24 36 55 10 47 20 39 33
2020
2021 58 58 49 44 67 28 43 25 63 53 47 33 58 28 59 50
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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 23.3 20 16.4 4 13 12 8 40
2020 24.7 2 1.8 0 1 2 1 50
2021 23.4 16 15.2 1 9 11 8 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 20 17 22 16 21 15 17 21 14 22 15 14 10 15 15 20 12 17 18 20 9 15 11 18 14 19 16 15 21 14 20
2020 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 3
2021 16 17 21 16 18 12 15 17 14 18 15 13 10 12 13 18 11 16 18 19 10 13 14 16 15 16 15 16 18 14 17
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.4 90.7 0.3 90.1 -0.6 91.9 1.8
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 85.9 1.2 84.2 -1.7 86.6 2.4
Breaking Velocity 77.5 78.7 1.2 79.8 1.1 82.7 2.9
Exit Velocity 88.4 89.8 1.4 88.6 -1.2 89.8 1.2
Launch Angle 15.6 14.1 -1.5 23.4 9.3 18.2 -5.2
Barrel % 6 5.9 -0.1 7.9 2 8.2 0.3
Hard Hit % 35.2 39.4 4.2 36.8 -2.6 37.1 0.3
Sweet Spot % 37.5 32.4 -5.1 47.4 15 37.1 -10.3
xBA .245 .245 0 .298 0.053 .229 -0.069
BA .285 .268 -0.017 .347 0.079 .215 -0.132
xwOBA .317 .311 -0.006 .41 0.099 .302 -0.108
wOBA .347 .321 -0.026 .438 0.117 .28 -0.158
xSLG .39 .417 0.027 .525 0.108 .389 -0.136
SLG .442 .43 -0.012 .571 0.141 .356 -0.215
K% 19.8 21.2 1.4 19.7 -1.5 23.9 4.2
BB% 9.1 7.8 -1.3 14.8 7 8.4 -6.4
Swing % 46.9 47.8 0.9 42.6 -5.2 48.6 6
Whiff% 19.9 19.8 -0.1 28.8 9 23.9 -4.9
In Zone % 50.6 52.7 2.1 41.4 -11.3 51.4 10
Out of Zone % 49.4 47.3 -2.1 58.6 11.3 48.6 -10
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 25.6 0.3 25.2 -0.4 25.5 0.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 29 4.2 26.2 -2.8 30.9 4.7
First Pitch Strike % 59.7 63.7 4 50.8 -12.9 61.3 10.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 460 .344 356 4 1.1 104 22 21.2
2019 647 .321 482 24 5.0 165 29 17.6
2020 61 .438 47 13 27.7 14 8 57.1
2021 488 .280 372 37 9.9 116 53 45.7

Pitch Distribution