Eric Lauer
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 3" 228LBS | Age: 27

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 8 3 3.59 20 20 0 112.2 111 1.22
5 Seasons 29 27 4.13 101 94 0 504.0 478 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 20 8-3 3.59 112.2 111 1.22
5 Seasons 101 29-27 4.13 504.0 478 1.35

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 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 .394 .280 .303 .361 37.1 23.9 8.4 3.19 3.87
2022 27 1895 314 27 8.6 5.8 88.5 116.0 18.2 37.3 .239 .400 .314 .312 .372 39.2 23.7 8.5 3.60 4.03
Player 8631 1490 105 7 4.8 89.2 116.0 16.5 36.0 .246 .410 .320 .318 .371 37.8 22.0 8.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lauer relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.2%) ,
Slider
(24.1%) ,
Curveball
(18%) ,
Cutter
(11.8%) ,
Changeup
(2.9%) ,


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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 33.8 30.9 25.5 9.9 35.4 39.8 24.8 4.8 23.9 30.9 25.8 5.7 8.6 5.8
Player 37.9 27.4 26.4 8.3 35.3 38.3 26.4 3.6 26.1 29.1 24.6 7.2 7.0 4.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 4-Seamer MIL L 816 93.3 14.6 0.5 3 9.9 3.0 44
2022 Slider MIL L 453 88.0 28.2 -4.2 -13 2.3 -1.8 -44
2022 Cutter MIL L 221 90.8 21.0 3.5 14 3.0 -4.9 -258
2022 Changeup MIL L 55 87.1 27.4 -2.6 -9 14.6 0.6 4
2022 Curveball MIL L 342 78.3 52.9 -1.9 -3 6.4 -2.6 -29
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 -3.6 -7 5.2 -3.6 -41
2021 Slider MIL L 236 87.4 29.2 -4.1 -12 1.5 -2.6 -63
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 -291
2020 Slider MIL L 30 83.1 37.9 -0.6 -2 3.4 -2.4 -41
2020 Changeup MIL L 11 84.2 30.8 0.4 1 14.4 1.2 9
2020 Cutter MIL L 56 86.9 28.6 -0.4 -1 1.4 -1.3 -48
2020 Curveball MIL L 20 75.0 56.5 -4.1 -7 4.3 -5.4 -56
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 45.0 3.2 8 2.9 -4.6 -62
2019 Cutter SD L 540 88.0 26.6 1.3 5 1.7 -0.3 -17
2019 Changeup SD L 90 85.9 25.2 -5.2 -17 13.4 -0.2 -1
2019 Curveball SD L 344 77.1 55.1 -2.7 -5 4.8 -4.5 -48
2019 4-Seamer SD L 1,332 91.8 16.1 0.5 3 9.2 2.4 34
2018 4-Seamer SD L 1,107 91.2 16.4 0.4 3 8.5 1.7 25
2018 Cutter SD L 385 88.0 25.9 1.9 7 1.1 -1.2 -53
2018 Slider SD L 137 82.1 43.0 2.1 5 2.7 -3.7 -58
2018 Changeup SD L 72 84.7 25.5 -5.9 -19 11.1 -2.4 -18
2018 Curveball SD L 220 74.6 60.8 -1.4 -2 5.7 -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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 818 43.2 186 .194 .418 .302 28.9 32.8 20.5 .191 .349 .283 48.6
2022 Slider -1.6 -7 456 24.1 143 .182 .273 .233 23.2 22.4 17.0 .226 .325 .269 30.4
2022 Curveball 0.6 2 342 18.0 68 .302 .571 .384 17.9 13.2 16.1 .314 .582 .396 34.5
2022 Cutter 2.1 5 224 11.8 66 .400 .691 .504 16.9 12.1 17.0 .347 .553 .440 42.6
2022 Changeup -0.9 0 55 2.9 6 .000 .000 .000 23.1 16.7 16.7 .092 .104 .086 40.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 3 858 43.9 198 .250 .407 .339 26.5 29.3 18.3 .217 .387 .305 36.4
2021 Cutter -0.7 -3 357 18.3 101 .256 .467 .355 22.4 13.9 20.3 .253 .457 .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.
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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 17.0 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
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
2022 Changeup 48 87.2 97 17.3 10:15 9:45 30
2022 Curveball 338 78.3 57 12.9 4:30 5:00 -30
2022 Cutter 216 90.8 64 11.7 11:15 11:30 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 791 93.3 96 19.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2022 Slider 436 88.0 45 6.9 11:45 1:00 -75
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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 -2 -19 18 9 7
2020 61 244 -1 7 1 1 9
2021 505 2,030 -21 -11 14 8 -11
2022 469 1,895 -10 -12 15 5 -2
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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 44.9 59.8 46.9 19.9 7.2 80.4
2019 2,510 52.7 67.9 85.6 25.6 59.2 43.0 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 75.0
2021 1,956 51.4 70.4 78.5 25.5 64.9 42.8 61.3 48.6 23.9 8.1 81.8
2022 1,895 50.9 66.0 80.4 27.8 63.3 44.0 62.3 47.3 24.2 8.5 77.6
Player 8,631 51.2 68.1 81.9 26.0 63.4 43.7 61.6 47.5 22.0 8.0 80.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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 47 16 36 59 46 51 32 35 14 21 18 44 19 39
2019 50 45 45 47 54 28 70 20 24 36 55 10 13 20 39 30 29
2020 16 42 14
2021 61 60 51 47 69 28 43 25 63 53 47 33 23 29 60 49 25
2022 46 49 40 34 51 8 28 52 40 58 40 39 37 39 68 38 32
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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 13.1 2 7 8 6 40.0
2019 23.3 20 17.7 2 11 14 7 35.0
2020 24.7 2 2.0 0 1 2 1 50.0
2021 23.4 16 15.3 1 4 10 8 50.0
2022 24.9 20 19.9 0 10 17 7 35.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 15 15 16 14 13 14 11 14 12 11 12 14 10 7 12 14 10 14 11 15 14 14 14 15 14 15 14 12 13 12 16
2019 20 19 21 15 15 17 18 21 22 19 14 13 13 17 15 22 15 21 15 19 24 16 15 16 16 18 20 16 21 15 22
2020 2 2 3 1 2 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3
2021 16 16 19 12 16 15 14 16 15 16 13 13 12 11 14 17 17 15 18 16 19 13 14 16 15 15 18 15 16 15 18
2022 20 20 26 18 23 23 20 15 17 16 23 21 16 15 17 23 22 19 19 18 22 21 20 18 20 22 23 17 19 19 26
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.4 90.7 0.3 90.1 -0.6 91.9 1.8 92.8 0.9
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 85.9 1.2 84.2 -1.7 86.6 2.4 87.1 0.5
Breaking Velocity 77.5 78.7 1.2 79.8 1.1 82.7 2.9 83.9 1.2
Exit Velocity 88.4 89.8 1.4 88.6 -1.2 89.8 1.2 88.5 -1.3
Launch Angle 15.6 14.1 -1.5 23.4 9.3 18.2 -5.2 18.2 0
Barrel % 6 5.9 -0.1 7.9 2 8.2 0.3 8.6 0.4
Hard Hit % 35.2 39.4 4.2 36.8 -2.6 37.1 0.3 39.2 2.1
Sweet Spot % 37.5 32.4 -5.1 47.4 15 37.1 -10.3 37.3 0.2
xBA .26 .247 -0.013 .298 0.051 .231 -0.067 .239 0.008
BA .285 .268 -0.017 .347 0.079 .215 -0.132 .23 0.015
xwOBA .333 .312 -0.021 .41 0.098 .303 -0.107 .312 0.009
wOBA .347 .321 -0.026 .438 0.117 .28 -0.158 .314 0.034
xSLG .413 .419 0.006 .525 0.106 .394 -0.131 .4 0.006
SLG .442 .43 -0.012 .571 0.141 .356 -0.215 .425 0.069
K% 19.8 21.2 1.4 19.7 -1.5 23.9 4.2 23.7 -0.2
BB% 9.1 7.8 -1.3 14.8 7 8.4 -6.4 8.5 0.1
Swing % 46.9 47.8 0.9 42.6 -5.2 48.6 6 47.3 -1.3
Whiff% 19.9 19.8 -0.1 28.8 9 23.9 -4.9 24.2 0.3
In Zone % 50.5 52.7 2.2 41.4 -11.3 51.4 10 50.9 -0.5
Out of Zone % 49.5 47.3 -2.2 58.6 11.3 48.6 -10 49.1 0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 25.6 0.2 25.2 -0.4 25.5 0.3 27.8 2.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.9 29 4.1 26.2 -2.8 30.9 4.7 29.2 -1.7
First Pitch Strike % 59.8 63.7 3.9 50.8 -12.9 61.3 10.5 62.3 1
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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 488 .280 372 37 9.9 116 53 45.7
2022 469 .314 400 69 17.3 69 36 52.2

Pitch Tempo