Eric Lauer
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 3" 209LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #25, San Diego Padres | Kent State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 5 3.19 24 20 0 118.2 117 1.14
2022 11 7 3.69 29 29 0 158.2 157 1.22
2023 4 6 6.56 10 9 0 46.2 43 1.67
6 Seasons 36 37 4.30 120 112 0 596.2 567 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 24 7-5 3.19 118.2 117 1.14
2022 29 11-7 3.69 158.2 157 1.22
2023 10 4-6 6.56 46.2 43 1.67
6 Seasons 120 36-37 4.30 596.2 567 1.37
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2018 23 2026 352 21 6.0 4.2 88.4 111.9 15.6 37.5 .260 .413 .347 .333 .381 35.2 19.8 9.1 4.34 4.76
2019 24 2510 457 27 5.9 4.1 89.8 112.6 14.1 32.4 .246 .419 .321 .312 .364 39.4 21.2 7.8 4.45 4.29
2020 25 244 38 3 7.9 4.9 88.6 113.8 23.4 47.4 .298 .524 .438 .410 .454 36.8 19.7 14.8 13.09 7.83
2021 26 1956 329 27 8.2 5.5 89.8 115.9 18.2 37.1 .231 .393 .280 .302 .361 37.1 23.9 8.4 3.19 3.84
2022 27 2676 439 35 8.0 5.3 88.8 116.0 17.7 35.8 .240 .393 .310 .311 .370 38.0 23.8 8.9 3.69 4.02
2023 28 844 144 20 13.9 9.5 91.7 110.7 21.8 41.0 .307 .569 .411 .405 .478 45.1 20.4 11.4 6.56 7.54
Player 10256 1759 133 7.6 5.2 89.4 116.0 16.9 36.2 .250 .421 .326 .324 .380 38.2 22.0 8.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lauer relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(43.2%) ,
Cutter
(35.8%) ,
Curveball
(12.4%) ,
Slider
(7.8%) ,
Changeup
(0.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 6.0 4.2
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 4.1
2020 21.1 36.8 36.8 5.3 31.6 44.7 23.7 0.0 15.8 31.6 34.2 10.5 7.9 4.9
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 5.5
2022 34.9 31.9 24.4 8.9 36.2 37.4 26.4 4.6 23.9 30.8 27.1 5.5 8.0 5.3
2023 25.0 39.6 29.9 5.6 47.2 31.3 21.5 0.0 16.0 33.3 27.8 9.0 13.9 9.5
Player 36.8 28.9 26.3 7.9 36.5 37.2 26.3 3.3 25.1 29.5 25.3 7.2 7.6 5.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2023 Changeup MIL L 6 82.8 27.1 -6.0 -18 13.0 -0.8 -6
2023 Curveball MIL L 105 75.3 55.5 -4.6 -8 6.5 -3.4 -34
2023 Cutter MIL L 301 86.7 26.2 3.2 11 0.6 -3.7 -121
2023 Slider MIL L 66 82.6 38.4 -1.0 -3 3.7 -3.5 -49
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 365 90.8 16.4 0.5 3 10.0 3.8 62
2022 Changeup MIL L 82 87.2 27.3 -2.7 -9 15.0 0.8 5
2022 Slider MIL L 460 86.7 32.3 -2.0 -6 3.1 -1.5 -32
2022 Cutter MIL L 527 89.7 23.1 2.5 10 0.5 -2.6 -122
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 1,174 93.3 14.6 0.4 3 9.8 2.7 38
2022 Curveball MIL L 425 78.2 52.7 -2.4 -4 6.4 -2.6 -29
2021 Cutter MIL L 335 90.3 21.1 4.1 16 4.0 -6.1 -290
2021 Changeup MIL L 207 86.6 28.4 -1.5 -5 14.1 -0.1 -1
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 828 92.5 14.9 0.7 4 10.3 3.1 43
2021 Slider MIL L 236 87.4 29.2 -4.0 -12 1.5 -2.5 -63
2021 Curveball MIL L 276 78.8 50.4 -3.9 -7 5.2 -3.5 -40
2020 Cutter MIL L 56 86.9 28.6 -0.4 -1 1.4 -1.3 -48
2020 Changeup MIL L 11 84.2 30.8 0.4 1 14.4 1.2 9
2020 Slider MIL L 30 83.1 37.9 -0.6 -2 3.4 -1.9 -35
2020 Curveball MIL L 20 75.0 56.5 -4.1 -7 4.3 -5.4 -56
2020 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 127 91.5 16.2 -0.1 -1 10.4 3.7 56
2019 Curveball SD L 344 77.1 55.1 -2.7 -5 4.8 -4.5 -48
2019 Slider SD L 201 81.6 45.0 3.3 8 2.9 -3.9 -57
2019 4-Seam Fastball SD L 1,332 91.8 16.1 0.5 3 9.2 2.4 34
2019 Cutter SD L 540 88.0 26.6 1.2 4 1.7 -0.3 -15
2019 Changeup SD L 90 85.9 25.2 -5.2 -17 13.4 -0.2 -2
2018 Cutter SD L 385 88.0 25.9 1.9 7 1.1 -1.2 -53
2018 Curveball SD L 220 74.6 60.8 -1.4 -2 5.7 -4.6 -44
2018 Slider SD L 137 82.1 43.0 2.1 5 2.7 -3.3 -55
2018 4-Seam Fastball SD L 1,107 91.2 16.4 0.4 3 8.5 1.7 25
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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -6 365 43.2 81 .261 .580 .394 25.8 28.4 20.9 .287 .602 .411 51.1
2023 Cutter -1.7 -5 302 35.8 94 .309 .568 .419 21.2 16.0 20.0 .320 .503 .397 40.3
2023 Curveball -5.8 -6 105 12.4 18 .412 1.235 .672 13.8 11.1 10.0 .346 .757 .474 33.3
2023 Slider -1.1 -1 66 7.8 16 .188 .188 .169 11.1 12.5 5.9 .271 .429 .298 57.1
2023 Changeup -18.8 -1 6 0.7 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 50.0 50.0 .425 1.671 .844 100.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 9 1,176 43.9 268 .193 .366 .286 29.8 32.8 21.1 .188 .332 .275 43.7
2022 Cutter -0.6 -3 530 19.8 156 .284 .485 .383 15.8 12.2 14.7 .311 .470 .389 38.3
2022 Slider 0.4 2 463 17.3 143 .173 .301 .240 24.7 28.7 19.1 .202 .310 .249 30.9
2022 Curveball -1.0 -4 425 15.9 81 .324 .595 .409 17.2 9.9 13.6 .324 .570 .402 34.3
2022 Changeup -2.1 -2 82 3.1 13 .308 .538 .362 18.2 7.7 16.7 .369 .582 .414 41.7
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -3 858 43.9 198 .250 .407 .339 26.5 29.3 18.3 .216 .387 .304 36.4
2021 Cutter 0.7 3 357 18.3 101 .256 .467 .355 22.4 13.9 20.3 .251 .455 .337 37.7
2021 Curveball 1.5 4 284 14.5 66 .154 .215 .188 18.9 25.8 18.1 .200 .294 .214 28.6
2021 Slider 2.9 7 236 12.1 75 .119 .209 .199 27.8 30.7 25.3 .192 .289 .259 29.5
2021 Changeup -0.2 0 221 11.3 48 .227 .364 .263 15.7 10.4 16.1 .349 .597 .414 56.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -2 127 52.0 22 .444 .444 .423 21.6 13.6 10.3 .349 .513 .410 25.0
2020 Cutter -6.4 -4 56 23.0 23 .250 .500 .430 36.7 26.1 25.0 .247 .412 .408 40.0
2020 Slider -0.8 0 30 12.3 11 .273 .364 .277 26.7 27.3 18.8 .240 .322 .237 37.5
2020 Curveball 0.3 0 20 8.2 2 .000 .000 .350 75.0 0.0 -- .033 .115 .379 100.0
2020 Changeup -31.8 -3 11 4.5 3 .667 2.667 1.333 25.0 0.0 -- .571 2.071 1.058 66.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 1 1,332 53.1 325 .244 .401 .326 21.0 26.8 22.5 .226 .396 .304 43.4
2019 Cutter -0.2 -1 540 21.5 159 .309 .450 .362 16.8 15.1 16.8 .266 .437 .323 28.0
2019 Curveball 0.2 1 344 13.7 88 .241 .361 .290 20.4 15.9 17.1 .256 .424 .303 42.9
2019 Slider -2.7 -6 201 8.0 57 .308 .615 .447 19.4 17.5 10.1 .259 .435 .328 42.9
2019 Changeup -2.5 -2 90 3.6 18 .333 .500 .411 21.1 16.7 21.4 .325 .560 .370 53.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -2 1,107 54.6 240 .284 .443 .373 22.0 20.0 14.3 .269 .442 .363 37.7
2018 Cutter -2.9 -11 385 19.0 134 .312 .512 .396 17.7 16.4 14.7 .268 .404 .318 30.1
2018 Curveball 0.6 1 220 10.9 33 .233 .367 .352 15.9 18.2 20.0 .204 .264 .250 29.2
2018 Slider 1.1 1 137 6.8 53 .196 .255 .234 25.7 35.8 26.0 .208 .333 .251 28.1
2018 Changeup -6.2 -4 72 3.6 14 .500 .917 .614 4.0 0.0 0.0 .486 .902 .604 75.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Curveball 105 75.3 56 12.1 4:15 4:45 -30
2023 Cutter 302 86.7 58 9.3 11:30 12:00 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 350 90.8 96 19.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2023 Slider 66 82.6 29 5.5 1:30 3:00 -90
2022 Changeup 75 87.2 98 17.6 10:15 9:45 30
2022 Curveball 422 78.2 57 12.7 4:15 5:00 -45
2022 Cutter 511 89.7 60 10.2 11:30 12:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,148 93.3 96 19.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2022 Slider 454 86.7 37 6.2 12:30 1:45 -75
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
2020 Changeup 10 84.3 96 17.0 10:15 9:45 30
2020 Curveball 20 75.0 53 11.6 4:30 5:15 -45
2020 Cutter 51 87.0 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
! 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 1,921 6 3 -16 -7 -15
2019 647 2,507 1 19 -18 -9 -7
2020 61 244 1 -7 -1 -1 -9
2021 505 2,030 21 11 -14 -8 11
2022 661 2,676 14 15 -19 -9 2
2023 211 844 -4 -3 -9 -3 -19
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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 2,026 50.5 68.1 82.5 25.4 68.5 44.7 59.8 46.9 19.9 7.2 80.6
2019 2,510 52.6 68.0 85.6 25.6 59.2 43.0 63.7 47.8 19.8 8.1 80.4
2020 244 41.0 67.0 77.6 25.7 56.8 45.5 50.8 42.6 28.8 6.6 75.0
2021 1,956 51.4 70.4 78.5 25.5 64.9 42.8 61.3 48.6 23.9 8.1 81.1
2022 2,676 51.1 65.5 80.0 26.9 64.2 43.5 62.0 46.6 24.2 8.7 77.3
2023 844 48.6 69.5 81.8 25.6 68.5 43.6 56.9 46.9 22.0 8.9 81.3
Player 10,256 51.0 67.9 81.7 25.9 64.1 43.5 61.2 47.3 22.1 8.1 79.7
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 21 22 34 46 15 36 59 46 51 32 35 14 21 26 42 19 43
2019 50 46 45 48 55 28 70 20 24 36 55 10 13 28 42 30 33
2020 24 39 16
2021 62 60 52 47 69 28 43 25 63 53 47 33 22 32 58 48 26
2022 41 47 39 36 43 12 36 41 50 58 34 37 22 40 66 36 35
2023 1 1 1 1 2 44 1 1 8 30 12 20 14 10 36 30 34
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.8 15 13.7 1 7 9 6 40.0
2019 23.3 20 17.8 2 11 13 7 35.0
2020 24.7 2 2.2 0 1 2 1 50.0
2021 23.4 16 15.4 1 7 13 5 31.3
2022 24.3 27 26.6 0 11 21 9 33.3
2023 22.7 16 12.2 4 5 13 3 18.8
Player 23.5 96 87.8 8 42 71 31 32.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 15 15 11 12 14 12 14 13 8 11 13 17 15 14 14 14 14 14 15 16 15 17 17 14 11 13 11 13 15 16 12
2019 20 23 18 15 21 19 22 14 15 14 16 23 17 16 18 16 16 13 15 19 17 20 23 19 15 17 15 24 21 19 15
2020 2 2 4 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 2
2021 16 17 14 13 15 14 17 14 11 13 14 19 16 12 17 16 13 15 17 15 16 17 19 17 14 14 16 17 16 15 18
2022 27 21 19 30 28 29 30 24 21 22 26 31 26 25 30 31 28 28 25 26 27 25 32 30 22 23 31 29 27 25 27
2023 16 6 8 11 14 10 14 10 12 8 13 13 11 9 16 14 13 9 13 15 10 13 19 17 9 9 12 16 15 14 12
Player 96 84 74 82 95 85 100 76 69 69 83 106 87 78 97 92 86 81 87 93 87 95 113 99 73 78 87 103 97 92 86
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.4 90.7 0.3 90.1 -0.6 91.9 1.8 92.2 0.3 89.0 -3.2
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 85.9 1.2 84.2 -1.7 86.6 2.4 87.2 0.6 82.8 -4.4
Breaking Velocity 77.5 78.7 1.2 79.8 1.1 82.7 2.9 82.6 -0.1 78.1 -4.5
Exit Velocity 88.4 89.8 1.4 88.6 -1.2 89.8 1.2 88.8 -1.0 91.7 2.9
Launch Angle 15.6 14.1 -1.5 23.4 9.3 18.2 -5.2 17.7 -0.5 21.8 4.1
Barrel % 6.0 5.9 -0.1 7.9 2.0 8.2 0.3 8.0 -0.2 13.9 5.9
Hard Hit % 35.2 39.4 4.2 36.8 -2.6 37.1 0.3 38.0 0.9 45.1 7.1
Sweet Spot % 37.5 32.4 -5.1 47.4 15.0 37.1 -10.3 35.8 -1.3 41.0 5.2
xBA .260 .246 -0.014 .298 0.052 .231 -0.067 .240 0.009 .307 0.067
BA .285 .268 -0.017 .347 0.079 .215 -0.132 .228 0.013 .292 0.064
xwOBA .333 .312 -0.021 .410 0.098 .302 -0.108 .311 0.009 .405 0.094
wOBA .347 .321 -0.026 .438 0.117 .280 -0.158 .310 0.030 .411 0.101
xSLG .413 .419 0.006 .524 0.105 .393 -0.131 .393 0.000 .569 0.176
SLG .442 .430 -0.012 .571 0.141 .356 -0.215 .410 0.054 .616 0.206
K% 19.8 21.2 1.4 19.7 -1.5 23.9 4.2 23.8 -0.1 20.4 -3.4
BB% 9.1 7.8 -1.3 14.8 7.0 8.4 -6.4 8.9 0.5 11.4 2.5
Swing % 46.9 47.8 0.9 42.6 -5.2 48.6 6.0 46.6 -2.0 46.9 0.3
Whiff% 19.9 19.8 -0.1 28.8 9.0 23.9 -4.9 24.2 0.3 22.0 -2.2
In Zone % 50.5 52.6 2.1 41.0 -11.6 51.4 10.4 51.1 -0.3 48.6 -2.5
Out of Zone % 49.5 47.4 -2.1 59.0 11.6 48.6 -10.4 48.9 0.3 51.4 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 25.6 0.2 25.7 0.1 25.5 -0.2 26.9 1.4 25.6 -1.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.9 29.0 4.1 26.2 -2.8 30.9 4.7 29.2 -1.7 30.3 1.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 63.7 3.9 50.8 -12.9 61.3 10.5 62.0 0.7 56.9 -5.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 460 .344 356 7 2.0 104 25 24.0
2019 Shifts 647 .321 482 27 5.6 165 48 29.1
2020 Shifts 61 .438 47 16 34.0 14 8 57.1
2021 Shifts 488 .280 372 49 13.2 116 56 48.3
2022 Shifts 661 .310 553 113 20.4 108 59 54.6
2023 Shades 208 .407 170 4 2.4 38 12 31.6
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 533 14.0 62.5% 0.4% 349 24.2 0.3% 14.0%
2019 761 15.4 44.2% 1.3% 364 24.2 0.0% 15.7%
2020 47 15.5 44.7% 0.0% 68 22.4 0.0% 5.9%
2021 641 16.0 39.8% 1.9% 243 24.1 0.4% 13.2%
2022 817 15.4 43.9% 2.2% 424 22.9 0.2% 12.5%
2023 251 13.7 65.3% 0.0% 124 19.6 1.6% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution


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