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 5 5.48 9 8 0 42.2 41 1.52
6 Seasons 36 36 4.21 119 111 0 592.2 565 1.35
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 9 4-5 5.48 42.2 41 1.52
6 Seasons 119 36-36 4.21 592.2 565 1.35
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 .247 .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 .525 .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 28 763 126 17 13.5 9.1 91.7 110.7 21.7 38.9 .293 .540 .384 .389 .467 45.2 21.9 10.7 5.48 6.78
Player 10175 1741 130 7.5 5.1 89.4 116.0 16.9 36.0 .249 .417 .323 .322 .378 38.2 22.1 8.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lauer relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(44%) ,
Cutter
(33.2%) ,
Curveball
(12.3%) ,
Slider
(9.7%) ,
Changeup
(0.8%) ,


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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 25.4 40.5 27.8 6.3 47.6 29.4 23.0 0.0 16.7 34.1 27.8 7.9 13.5 9.1
Player 37.0 28.9 26.1 8.0 36.4 37.2 26.4 3.3 25.3 29.5 25.3 7.1 7.5 5.1
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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 -0.9 -6
2023 4-Seamer MIL L 336 90.8 16.3 0.6 3 10.0 3.8 62
2023 Curveball MIL L 94 75.5 54.9 -4.9 -8 6.3 -3.5 -36
2023 Slider MIL L 74 82.9 37.6 -1.5 -4 3.5 -3.4 -49
2023 Cutter MIL L 252 86.5 26.5 3.3 11 0.3 -3.4 -108
2022 4-Seamer MIL L 1,173 93.3 14.6 0.5 3 9.8 2.7 38
2022 Curveball MIL L 425 78.2 52.7 -2.4 -4 6.4 -2.6 -29
2022 Slider MIL L 467 86.7 32.3 -2.0 -6 3.1 -1.5 -33
2022 Changeup MIL L 83 87.2 27.4 -2.7 -9 15.0 0.8 5
2022 Cutter MIL L 520 89.7 23.0 2.5 10 0.5 -2.6 -125
2021 Slider MIL L 236 87.4 29.2 -4.0 -12 1.5 -2.5 -63
2021 4-Seamer MIL L 828 92.5 14.9 0.7 4 10.3 3.1 43
2021 Curveball MIL L 276 78.8 50.4 -3.9 -7 5.2 -3.5 -40
2021 Changeup MIL L 207 86.6 28.4 -1.5 -5 14.1 -0.1 -1
2021 Cutter MIL L 335 90.3 21.1 4.2 16 4.0 -6.1 -290
2020 Curveball MIL L 20 75.0 56.5 -4.1 -7 4.3 -5.4 -56
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 -1 3.4 -1.9 -36
2020 4-Seamer MIL L 127 91.5 16.2 -0.1 -1 10.4 3.7 56
2020 Cutter MIL L 56 86.9 28.6 -0.4 -1 1.4 -1.3 -48
2019 4-Seamer 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 Slider SD L 201 81.6 45.0 3.3 8 2.9 -3.9 -58
2019 Changeup SD L 90 85.9 25.2 -5.2 -17 13.4 -0.2 -2
2019 Curveball SD L 344 77.1 55.1 -2.7 -5 4.8 -4.5 -48
2018 Changeup SD L 72 84.7 25.5 -5.9 -19 11.1 -2.4 -18
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 4-Seamer SD L 1,107 91.2 16.4 0.4 3 8.5 1.7 25
2018 Slider SD L 137 82.1 43.0 2.1 5 2.7 -3.4 -56
! 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-Seamer -0.5 -2 336 44.0 76 .242 .515 .359 24.3 28.9 20.8 .277 .573 .395 48.9
2023 Cutter -0.5 -1 253 33.2 73 .286 .508 .390 23.3 19.2 23.3 .301 .447 .370 42.0
2023 Curveball -6.7 -6 94 12.3 17 .438 1.313 .712 16.0 11.8 11.1 .369 .807 .505 35.7
2023 Slider -0.6 0 74 9.7 19 .167 .167 .179 12.9 10.5 5.4 .244 .375 .285 50.0
2023 Changeup -18.8 -1 6 0.8 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 50.0 50.0 .434 1.708 .873 100.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.8 9 1,175 43.9 268 .193 .366 .286 29.8 32.8 21.1 .188 .332 .275 43.7
2022 Cutter -0.6 -3 523 19.5 154 .286 .489 .383 15.6 12.3 14.8 .309 .469 .386 38.6
2022 Slider 0.5 2 470 17.6 145 .172 .299 .241 24.8 28.3 19.0 .205 .313 .255 30.5
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 83 3.1 13 .308 .538 .362 18.2 7.7 16.7 .369 .582 .414 41.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 -3 858 43.9 198 .250 .407 .339 26.5 29.3 18.3 .216 .387 .305 36.4
2021 Cutter 0.7 3 357 18.3 101 .256 .467 .355 22.4 13.9 20.3 .252 .456 .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-Seamer -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 .413 .409 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-Seamer 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 0.3 1 344 13.7 88 .241 .361 .290 20.4 15.9 17.1 .256 .424 .304 42.9
2019 Slider -2.7 -6 201 8.0 57 .308 .615 .447 19.4 17.5 10.1 .260 .437 .329 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-Seamer -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 -6.3 -5 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 94 75.5 54 11.7 4:15 4:45 -30
2023 Cutter 253 86.5 58 9.0 11:30 12:00 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 323 90.8 96 19.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2023 Slider 74 82.9 30 5.5 1:15 2:45 -90
2022 Changeup 76 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 504 89.8 60 10.3 11:30 12:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,147 93.3 96 19.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2022 Slider 461 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 2 -16 -7 -15
2019 647 2,507 2 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 187 763 -1 0 -8 -3 -11
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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 763 48.8 68.3 81.9 26.1 67.6 43.9 56.7 46.7 22.2 8.8 79.1
Player 10,175 51.0 67.8 81.7 25.9 64.0 43.5 61.2 47.3 22.1 8.1 79.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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 16 36 59 46 51 32 35 14 21 26 42 19 43
2019 50 45 45 47 54 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 40 36 43 12 36 41 50 58 34 37 22 40 66 36 36
2023 10 35 29 33
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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 22.8 13 10.3 3 4 11 2 15.4
Player 23.5 93 86.0 7 41 69 30 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 13 5 6 8 13 10 13 8 11 7 12 11 8 9 13 12 10 9 11 15 8 11 15 14 6 8 11 12 12 12 10
Player 93 83 72 79 94 85 99 74 68 68 82 104 84 78 94 90 83 81 85 93 85 93 109 96 70 77 86 99 94 90 84
! 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 82.7 0.0 78.7 -4.0
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 21.7 4.0
Barrel % 6.0 5.9 -0.1 7.9 2.0 8.2 0.3 8.0 -0.2 13.5 5.5
Hard Hit % 35.2 39.4 4.2 36.8 -2.6 37.1 0.3 38.0 0.9 45.2 7.2
Sweet Spot % 37.5 32.4 -5.1 47.4 15.0 37.1 -10.3 35.8 -1.3 38.9 3.1
xBA .260 .247 -0.013 .298 0.051 .231 -0.067 .240 0.009 .293 0.053
BA .285 .268 -0.017 .347 0.079 .215 -0.132 .228 0.013 .273 0.045
xwOBA .333 .312 -0.021 .410 0.098 .302 -0.108 .311 0.009 .389 0.078
wOBA .347 .321 -0.026 .438 0.117 .280 -0.158 .310 0.030 .384 0.074
xSLG .413 .419 0.006 .525 0.106 .393 -0.132 .393 0.000 .540 0.147
SLG .442 .430 -0.012 .571 0.141 .356 -0.215 .410 0.054 .570 0.160
K% 19.8 21.2 1.4 19.7 -1.5 23.9 4.2 23.8 -0.1 21.9 -1.9
BB% 9.1 7.8 -1.3 14.8 7.0 8.4 -6.4 8.9 0.5 10.7 1.8
Swing % 46.9 47.8 0.9 42.6 -5.2 48.6 6.0 46.6 -2.0 46.7 0.1
Whiff% 19.9 19.8 -0.1 28.8 9.0 23.9 -4.9 24.2 0.3 22.2 -2.0
In Zone % 50.5 52.6 2.1 41.0 -11.6 51.4 10.4 51.1 -0.3 48.8 -2.3
Out of Zone % 49.5 47.4 -2.1 59.0 11.6 48.6 -10.4 48.9 0.3 51.2 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 25.6 0.2 25.7 0.1 25.5 -0.2 26.9 1.4 26.1 -0.8
First Pitch Swing % 24.9 29.0 4.1 26.2 -2.8 30.9 4.7 29.2 -1.7 28.9 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 63.7 3.9 50.8 -12.9 61.3 10.5 62.0 0.7 56.7 -5.3
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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 463 .285 351 49 14.0 112 53 47.3
2022 Shifts 661 .310 553 113 20.4 108 59 54.6
2023 Shades 187 .384 152 4 2.6 35 12 34.3
! 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 233 13.9 63.9% 0.0% 109 19.3 0.9% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution