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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 6 5 3.10 21 17 0 101.2 99 1.16
4 Seasons 20 24 4.30 78 71 0 374.1 349 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 21 6-5 3.10 101.2 99 1.16
4 Seasons 78 20-24 4.30 374.1 349 1.41

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 1665 287 24 8.4 89.4 115.9 18.1 37.3 .235 .397 .282 .307 .366 36.2 23.5 8.1 3.10 4.05
6445 1134 75 6.6 89.2 115.9 15.9 35.7 .244 .407 .323 .315 .363 37.2 21.3 8.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lauer relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.4%) ,
Cutter
(20.6%) ,
Curveball
(13.8%) ,
Changeup
(11.3%) ,
Slider
(10.9%) ,


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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 723 550 173 43.4 92.5 168 149 39 28 6 0 5 50 102 .262 .233 .403 .403 .322 .311 88.5 19 2247 6.0 25.9 19.4
2021 Cutter 343 270 73 20.6 90.3 99 89 23 14 4 0 5 13 77 .258 .261 .472 .468 .342 .345 87.1 20 2342 6.0 22.2 19.7
2021 Curveball 229 152 77 13.8 79.0 55 54 7 5 1 0 1 15 40 .130 .185 .204 .276 .142 .200 85.4 11 2447 5.9 18.3 18.8
2021 Changeup 188 187 1 11.3 86.5 40 36 8 7 0 0 1 4 34 .222 .316 .306 .524 .239 .379 94.2 8 1483 6.1 15.2 20.0
2021 Slider 182 126 56 10.9 87.3 59 51 7 5 1 0 1 17 34 .137 .195 .216 .292 .224 .277 86.2 17 2239 6.0 25.8 23.9
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 38 31.4 24.4 6.3 33.1 40.1 26.8 4.5 27.5 30.3 22.6 6.6 8.4
39.2 26.1 26.8 7.9 35.3 37.7 27.1 3.2 26.9 28.5 24.5 7.3 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 4-Seamer MIL L 692 92.5 15 0.6 4 10.4 3.3 47
2021 Curveball MIL L 221 78.9 50.1 -3.6 -7 4.8 -4 -46
2021 Changeup MIL L 174 86.5 28.7 -1.3 -4 14.3 0.1 1
2021 Cutter MIL L 321 90.2 21.1 4.1 16 4 -6.1 -295
2021 Slider MIL L 182 87.3 29.4 -4 -12 1.3 -2.7 -67
2020 Cutter MIL L 56 86.9 28.6 -0.4 -1 1.4 -1.3 -49
2020 Slider MIL L 30 83.1 37.9 -0.6 -2 3.4 -2.4 -41
2020 Curveball MIL L 20 75 56.5 -4 -7 4.3 -5.3 -55
2020 Changeup MIL L 11 84.2 30.8 0.3 1 14.4 1.2 9
2020 4-Seamer MIL L 127 91.5 16.2 -0.1 -1 10.4 3.7 56
2019 Slider SD L 201 81.6 45 3.3 8 2.9 -4.6 -61
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
2019 4-Seamer SD L 1332 91.8 16.1 0.5 3 9.2 2.4 35
2019 Changeup SD L 90 85.9 25.2 -5.2 -17 13.4 -0.2 -1
2018 Slider SD L 137 82.1 43 2.1 5 2.7 -3.7 -58
2018 Cutter SD L 384 88 25.9 1.9 7 1.1 -1.2 -54
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 Changeup SD L 72 84.7 25.5 -5.9 -19 11.1 -2.4 -18
! 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 -1.2 -2 188 11.3 40 .222 .306 .243 15.2 10 20 .316 .524 .379 52.9
2021 Curveball -1.8 -4 229 13.8 55 .13 .204 .16 18.3 27.3 18.8 .185 .276 .2 25
2021 Slider -2.3 -4 182 10.9 59 .137 .216 .226 25.8 28.8 23.9 .195 .292 .278 32.4
2021 Cutter -0.6 -2 343 20.6 99 .258 .472 .355 22.2 13.1 19.7 .261 .468 .346 36.4
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 3 723 43.4 168 .262 .403 .338 25.9 29.8 19.4 .233 .403 .312 36.3
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 172 86.5 97 16.6 10:15 9:45 30
2021 Curveball 221 78.9 46 10.1 4:15 5:00 -45
2021 Cutter 321 90.2 69 12.4 11:15 11:30 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 691 92.5 98 19.7 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Slider 182 87.3 44 5.8 11:45 12:30 -45
! 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 421 1665 -18 -9 11 6 -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
2021 1665 52.1 71.3 79.3 25.2 64.2 43.8 60.7 49.2 23.2 8.2 83.2
6445 51.4 68.8 82.7 25.4 63.1 43.9 61.2 47.7 21 7.8 81
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 53 51 44 42 64 29 41 36 69 51 51 28 53 27 58 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 23.6 13 12.7 0 5 8 8 61.5

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 13 14 16 14 15 10 12 14 11 15 12 11 10 9 11 15 9 14 15 16 9 11 11 13 13 13 13 13 14 13 14
! 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 91.8 1.7
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 85.9 1.2 84.2 -1.7 86.5 2.3
Breaking Velocity 77.5 78.7 1.2 79.8 1.1 82.6 2.8
Exit Velocity 88.4 89.8 1.4 88.6 -1.2 89.4 0.8
Launch Angle 15.6 14.1 -1.5 23.4 9.3 18.1 -5.3
Barrel % 6 5.9 -0.1 7.9 2 8.4 0.5
Hard Hit % 35.2 39.4 4.2 36.8 -2.6 36.2 -0.6
Sweet Spot % 37.5 32.4 -5.1 47.4 15 37.3 -10.1
xBA .245 .245 0 .298 0.053 .235 -0.063
BA .285 .268 -0.017 .347 0.079 .222 -0.125
xwOBA .317 .311 -0.006 .41 0.099 .307 -0.103
wOBA .347 .321 -0.026 .438 0.117 .282 -0.156
xSLG .39 .417 0.027 .525 0.108 .397 -0.128
SLG .442 .43 -0.012 .571 0.141 .356 -0.215
K% 19.8 21.2 1.4 19.7 -1.5 23.5 3.8
BB% 9.1 7.8 -1.3 14.8 7 8.1 -6.7
Swing % 46.9 47.8 0.9 42.6 -5.2 49.2 6.6
Whiff% 19.9 19.8 -0.1 28.8 9 23.2 -5.6
In Zone % 50.6 52.7 2.1 41.4 -11.3 52.1 10.7
Out of Zone % 49.4 47.3 -2.1 58.6 11.3 47.9 -10.7
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 25.6 0.3 25.2 -0.4 25.2 0
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 29 4.2 26.2 -2.8 31.8 5.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.7 63.7 4 50.8 -12.9 60.7 9.9
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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
2021 421 .282 322 35 10.9 99 46 46.5

Pitch Distribution