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Eric Lauer
Popularity: ↑ 81%
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 3" 228LBS | Age: 25

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 2 13.09 4 2 0 11.0 12 2.36
3 Seasons 14 19 4.75 57 54 0 272.2 250 1.50
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 4 0-2 13.09 11.0 12 2.36
3 Seasons 57 14-19 4.75 272.2 250 1.50

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2018 2026 352 21 6.0 88.4 15.6 37.5 .267 .424 .347 .342 .394 35.2 19.8 9.1 4.34 4.85
2019 2510 457 27 5.9 89.8 14.1 32.4 .251 .427 .321 .317 .370 39.4 21.2 7.8 4.45 4.27
2020 244 38 3 7.9 88.6 23.4 47.4 .299 .529 .431 .392 .428 36.8 19.7 14.8 13.09 7.55
ALL 4780 847 51 6.0 89.2 15.2 35.2 .260 .430 .338 .331 .382 37.6 20.6 8.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lauer relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.3%) ,
Cutter
(21.7%) ,
Slider
(12.3%) ,
Curveball
(8.2%) ,
Changeup
(4.5%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 130 97 33 53.3 91.5 23 19 9 8 1 0 0 3 17 .474 .362 .526 .564 .446 .406 87.1 29 2206 21.6 10.0
2020 Cutter 53 41 12 21.7 86.7 22 15 3 0 3 0 0 6 9 .200 .227 .400 .358 .387 .381 84.7 15 2301 37.9 26.1
2020 Slider 30 20 10 12.3 83.1 11 11 3 2 1 0 0 3 8 .273 .242 .364 .331 .269 .229 90.2 18 2328 26.7 18.8
2020 Curveball 20 14 6 8.2 75.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .029 .000 .092 .360 .380 97.0 44 2270 75.0
2020 Changeup 11 11 0 4.5 84.2 3 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .667 .563 2.667 2.039 1.293 .972 101.8 20 1532 25.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1332 992 340 53.1 91.8 325 287 70 43 18 0 9 87 205 .244 .229 .401 .401 .308 .305 90.6 18 2216 21.4 22.5
2019 Cutter 540 425 115 21.5 88.0 159 149 46 35 6 0 5 24 125 .309 .272 .450 .447 .342 .328 86.6 10 2211 17.0 16.8
2019 Curveball 344 273 71 13.7 77.1 88 83 20 12 7 0 1 14 70 .241 .256 .361 .428 .273 .306 90.9 10 2376 20.5 17.1
2019 Slider 201 131 70 8.0 81.6 57 52 16 8 4 0 4 10 42 .308 .277 .615 .457 .405 .345 91.1 10 2393 19.6 10.1
2019 Changeup 90 89 1 3.6 85.9 18 18 6 5 0 0 1 3 15 .333 .332 .500 .575 .349 .378 94.4 21 1982 21.1 21.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Cutter MIL L 53 86.7 29.1 -0.7 -2 1.8 -1 -35
2020 4-Seamer MIL L 130 91.5 16.2 -0.1 -1 10.3 3.7 55
2020 Curveball MIL L 20 75 56.5 -3.8 -6 4.3 -5.2 -55
2020 Changeup MIL L 11 84.2 30.8 0.1 0 14.4 1.2 9
2020 Slider MIL L 30 83.1 37.9 -0.8 -2 3.4 -2.5 -43
2019 Changeup SD L 90 85.9 25.2 -5.3 -17 13.4 -0.1 -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 -2.8 -5 4.8 -4.5 -49
2019 Slider SD L 201 81.6 45 3.1 8 2.9 -4.7 -62
2019 Cutter SD L 540 88 26.6 1.3 5 1.7 -0.3 -16
2018 Slider SD L 137 82.1 43 2 5 2.7 -3.7 -58
2018 4-Seamer SD L 1107 91.2 16.4 0.5 3 8.5 1.7 26
2018 Cutter SD L 385 88 25.9 2 7 1.1 -1.2 -53
2018 Changeup SD L 72 84.7 25.5 -6 -19 11.1 -2.4 -18
2018 Curveball SD L 221 74.6 60.8 -1.4 -2 5.8 -4.6 -44
! 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 Curveball -1.6 0 20 8.2 2 .000 .000 .350 75.0 0.0 .029 .092 .371 100.0
2020 Changeup 31.9 4 11 4.5 3 .667 2.667 1.333 25.0 0.0 .563 2.039 .972 66.7
2020 Slider 1.0 0 30 12.3 11 .273 .364 .277 26.7 27.3 18.8 .242 .331 .229 37.5
2020 Cutter 5.1 3 53 21.7 22 .200 .400 .393 37.9 27.3 26.1 .227 .358 .383 33.3
2020 4-Seamer 2.1 3 130 53.3 23 .474 .526 .459 21.6 13.0 10.0 .362 .564 .407 29.4
2019 Changeup 2.6 2 90 3.6 18 .333 .500 .411 21.1 16.7 21.4 .332 .575 .378 53.3
2019 Slider 2.2 4 201 8.0 57 .308 .615 .432 19.6 17.5 10.1 .277 .457 .345 42.9
2019 Curveball -0.5 -2 344 13.7 88 .241 .361 .280 20.5 15.9 17.1 .256 .428 .306 42.9
2019 Cutter 0.3 1 540 21.5 159 .309 .450 .362 17.0 15.1 16.8 .272 .447 .329 28.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1332 53.1 325 .244 .401 .320 21.4 26.8 22.5 .229 .401 .306 43.4
2018 Changeup 6.4 5 72 3.6 14 .500 .917 .614 4.0 0.0 0.0 .494 .901 .611 75.0
2018 Curveball -0.5 -1 221 10.9 33 .233 .367 .352 15.9 18.2 20.0 .215 .280 .260 29.2
2018 Slider -1.3 -2 137 6.8 53 .196 .255 .234 25.7 35.8 26.0 .216 .344 .262 28.1
2018 Cutter 2.8 11 385 19.0 134 .312 .512 .392 17.7 16.4 14.7 .274 .416 .325 30.1
2018 4-Seamer 0.2 3 1107 54.6 240 .284 .443 .372 22.5 20.0 14.3 .274 .450 .371 37.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Curveball 20 75.0 53 11.6 5:15 4:30 -45
2020 Changeup 11 84.2 96 16.6 9:45 10:30 45
2020 Cutter 49 86.8 42 7.0 12:45 11:30 -75
2020 Slider 30 83.1 16 4.8 3:00 1:00 -120
2020 4-Seam Fastball 125 91.4 97 19.1 10:45 10:45 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 468 1909 -5 -2 17 6 15
2019 640 2487 -3 -19 19 8 5
2020 59 241 0 7 1 1 9
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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 50.5 67.6 83.1 25.1 69.0 44.9 59.7 46.4 20.2 7.2 79.7
2019 2510 52.7 67.1 86.6 25.2 60.2 43.0 63.7 47.3 20.1 8.2 79.5
2020 244 41.4 66.3 79.1 25.2 55.6 45.9 50.8 42.2 29.1 6.6 75.0
ALL 4780 51.2 67.3 84.8 25.2 63.6 43.9 61.4 46.7 20.5 7.7 79.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 3.7 23.6 26.4 26.7 4.8 6.0
2019 41.8 24.1 25.4 8.8 37.4 38.7 23.9 1.3 30.0 28.7 23.4 9.4 5.9
2020 21.1 34.2 39.5 5.3 31.6 44.7 23.7 0.0 15.8 31.6 34.2 10.5 7.9
ALL 39.6 24.3 27.6 8.5 36.0 36.8 27.2 2.2 26.7 27.9 25.3 7.6 6.0
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 19 18 32 45 12 36 59 46 51 32 35 15 19 17 42 20
2019 49 46 45 47 55 28 70 19 24 36 55 11 49 19 38 32
2020
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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 16.2 3.8 8 12 8 40.0
2020 24.7 2 1.8 0.2 1 2 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 20 16 18 16 21 15 17 21 14 22 14 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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.4 90.7 0.3 90.1 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 85.9 1.2 84.2 -1.7
Breaking Velocity 77.5 78.7 1.2 79.8 1.1
Exit Velocity 88.4 89.8 1.4 88.6 -1.2
Launch Angle 15.6 14.1 -1.5 23.4 9.3
Barrel % 6 5.9 -0.1 7.9 2
Hard Hit % 35.2 39.4 4.2 36.8 -2.6
Sweet Spot % 37.5 32.4 -5.1 47.4 15
xBA .267 .251 -0.016 .299 0.048
BA .285 .268 -0.017 .347 0.079
xwOBA .342 .317 -0.025 .392 0.075
wOBA .347 .321 -0.026 .431 0.11
xSLG .424 .427 0.003 .529 0.102
SLG .442 .43 -0.012 .571 0.141
K% 19.8 21.2 1.4 19.7 -1.5
BB% 9.1 7.8 -1.3 14.8 7
Swing % 46.4 47.3 0.9 42.2 -5.1
Whiff% 20.2 20.1 -0.1 29.1 9
In Zone Swing % 50.5 52.7 2.2 41.4 -11.3
Out of Zone Swing % 49.5 47.3 -2.2 58.6 11.3
First Pitch Swing % 24 28.4 4.4 24.6 -3.8
First Pitch Strike % 59.7 63.7 4 50.8 -12.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 459 .345 356 4 1.1 103 22 21.4
2019 647 .321 482 24 5.0 165 29 17.6
2020 61 .431 47 13 27.7 14 8 57.1

Pitch Distribution