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Eric Lauer
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 Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 2026 352 21 6 88.4 111.9 15.6 37.5 .245 .390 .347 .317 .354 35.2 19.8 9.1 4.34 4.33
2019 2510 457 27 5.9 89.8 112.6 14.1 32.4 .245 .416 .321 .311 .361 39.4 21.2 7.8 4.45 4.35
2020 244 38 3 7.9 88.6 113.8 23.4 47.4 .299 .524 .438 .409 .453 36.8 19.7 14.8 13.09 7.84
4780 847 51 6 89.2 113.8 15.2 35.2 .248 .410 .338 .318 .362 37.6 20.6 8.7
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 130 97 33 53.3 91.5 23 19 9 8 1 0 0 3 17 .474 .359 .526 .547 .452 .423 87.1 29 2206 5.9 21.2 10.0
2020 Cutter 53 41 12 21.7 86.7 22 15 3 0 3 0 0 6 9 .200 .230 .400 .364 .393 .397 84.7 15 2301 5.8 37.9 26.1
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 .566 2.667 2.057 1.319 1.046 101.8 20 1532 5.9 25.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1332 992 340 53.1 91.8 325 287 70 43 18 0 9 87 205 .244 .226 .401 .395 .308 .302 90.6 18 2216 5.9 21.0 22.5
2019 Cutter 540 425 115 21.5 88.0 159 149 46 35 6 0 5 24 125 .309 .262 .450 .429 .342 .318 86.6 10 2211 5.7 16.8 16.8
2019 Curveball 344 273 71 13.7 77.1 88 83 20 12 7 0 1 14 70 .241 .256 .361 .424 .273 .304 90.9 10 2376 5.3 20.4 17.1
2019 Slider 201 131 70 8.0 81.6 57 52 16 8 4 0 4 10 42 .308 .261 .615 .437 .405 .328 91.1 10 2393 5.5 19.4 10.1
2019 Changeup 90 89 1 3.6 85.9 18 18 6 5 0 0 1 3 15 .333 .325 .500 .560 .349 .370 94.4 21 1982 5.7 21.1 21.4
! 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
39.6 24.3 27.6 8.5 36 36.8 27.2 2.7 26.7 27.9 25.1 7.6 6
45.3 22 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 Changeup MIL L 11 84.2 30.8 0.1 0 14.4 1.2 9
2020 Cutter MIL L 53 86.7 29.1 -0.8 -3 1.8 -0.9 -33
2020 Curveball MIL L 20 75 56.5 -3.8 -6 4.3 -5.2 -55
2020 Slider MIL L 30 83.1 37.9 -0.7 -2 3.4 -2.4 -41
2020 4-Seamer MIL L 130 91.5 16.2 -0.1 -1 10.3 3.6 55
2019 4-Seamer SD L 1332 91.8 16.1 0.5 3 9.2 2.4 35
2019 Slider SD L 201 81.6 45 3.3 8 2.9 -4.6 -61
2019 Changeup SD L 90 85.9 25.2 -5.3 -17 13.4 -0.1 -1
2019 Curveball SD L 344 77.1 55.1 -2.6 -5 4.8 -4.5 -48
2019 Cutter SD L 540 88 26.6 1.3 5 1.7 -0.4 -17
2018 4-Seamer SD L 1107 91.2 16.4 0.4 2 8.5 1.7 26
2018 Changeup SD L 72 84.7 25.5 -5.9 -19 11.1 -2.4 -18
2018 Cutter SD L 384 88 25.9 1.9 7 1.1 -1.2 -53
2018 Curveball SD L 220 74.6 60.8 -1.3 -2 5.7 -4.6 -44
2018 Slider SD L 137 82.1 43 2.1 5 2.7 -3.7 -58
! 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 -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 .566 2.057 1.046 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 Cutter 4.9 3 53 21.7 22 .2 .4 .393 37.9 27.3 26.1 .23 .364 .396 33.3
2020 4-Seamer 1.9 3 130 53.3 23 .474 .526 .459 21.2 13 10 .359 .547 .423 29.4
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 .261 .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 .429 .318 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 48 86.9 43 7 11:30 12:45 -75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 125 91.4 97 19.1 10:45 10:45 0
2020 Slider 30 83.1 16 4.8 1:00 3:00 -120
! 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
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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
4780 51.2 67.9 84 25.4 62.8 43.9 61.4 47.2 20.3 7.7 80.2
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 34 40 49 54 32 36 59 47 50 32 35 14 34 18 43 21
2019 47 44 45 46 53 28 70 19 24 36 55 10 47 20 39 33
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 16.4 4 13 12 8 40
2020 24.7 2 1.8 0 1 2 1 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
! 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 .245 .245 0 .299 0.054
BA .285 .268 -0.017 .347 0.079
xwOBA .317 .311 -0.006 .409 0.098
wOBA .347 .321 -0.026 .438 0.117
xSLG .39 .416 0.026 .524 0.108
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 % 46.9 47.8 0.9 42.6 -5.2
Whiff% 19.9 19.8 -0.1 28.8 9
In Zone Swing % 50.6 52.7 2.1 41.4 -11.3
Out of Zone Swing % 49.4 47.3 -2.1 58.6 11.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 29 4.2 26.2 -2.8
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 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

Pitch Distribution