Eric Skoglund
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 7" 215LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 3, #92, Kansas City Royals | Central Florida
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 1 2 9.50 7 5 0 18 14 2.33
2018 1 6 5.14 14 13 0 70 49 1.21
2019 0 3 9.00 6 4 0 21 4 1.86
3 Seasons 2 11 6.61 27 22 0 109 67 1.52
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 7 1-2 9.50 18 14 2.33
2018 14 1-6 5.14 70 49 1.21
2019 6 0-3 9.00 21 4 1.86
3 Seasons 27 2-11 6.61 109 67 1.52
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
2017 24 387 67 2 3.0 2.2 89.6 112.0 14.4 32.8 .291 .431 .434 .354 .367 35.8 15.1 12.9 9.50 5.55
2018 25 1088 219 17 7.8 5.8 91.5 113.6 13.7 32.0 .275 .481 .334 .355 .396 45.4 16.7 6.5 5.14 5.51
2019 26 395 87 11 12.6 10.9 91.3 113.2 17.0 42.5 .346 .675 .414 .450 .443 49.4 4.0 8.9 9.00 10.40
Player 1870 373 30 8.0 6.2 91.1 113.6 14.6 34.6 .292 .512 .370 .375 .402 44.6 13.8 8.2
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

Skoglund relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(39.5%) ,
Curveball
(23.0%) ,
Sinker
(20.0%) ,
Changeup
(17.5%) ,


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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
2017 38.8 23.9 28.4 9.0 31.3 35.8 32.8 3.0 26.9 26.9 34.3 6.0 3.0 2.2
2018 44.3 24.7 23.7 7.3 32.0 40.2 27.4 1.8 32.0 25.1 23.7 8.2 7.8 5.8
2019 35.6 27.6 27.6 9.2 43.7 33.3 23.0 2.3 28.7 25.3 21.8 9.2 12.6 10.9
Player 41.3 25.2 25.5 8.0 34.6 37.8 27.3 2.1 30.3 25.5 25.2 8.0 8.0 6.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2019 4-Seam Fastball KC L 156 89.8 19.3 -1.8 -10 12.1 5.2 76
2019 Changeup KC L 69 84.1 29.6 -1.1 -4 9.7 -3.7 -28
2019 Curveball KC L 91 78.8 47.8 -7.5 -14 4.1 -5.1 -56
2019 Sinker KC L 79 89.6 23.5 -0.9 -4 15.2 1.1 8
2018 Sinker KC L 308 91.3 22.2 -0.7 -3 15.2 0.9 6
2018 Changeup KC L 146 85.5 27.6 -2.9 -9 11.5 -2.1 -15
2018 4-Seam Fastball KC L 344 91.3 16.7 0.1 0 10.1 3.1 44
2018 Curveball KC L 285 81.1 45.9 -5.8 -11 4.5 -3.4 -43
2017 Slider KC L 57 85.7 30.6 -2.1 -6 4.4 1.2 37
2017 Curveball KC L 77 79.5 47.3 -4.2 -8 6.5 -1.6 -20
2017 4-Seam Fastball KC L 204 91.7 15.6 -0.6 -4 6.4 -1.0 -14
2017 Sinker KC L 41 90.9 21.9 0.4 2 10.5 -3.9 -27
2017 Changeup KC L 8 85.8 25.1 -2.5 -9 8.4 -5.1 -38
! 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 %
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -1 156 39.5 34 .250 .458 .397 15.4 5.9 4.7 .251 .468 .397 34.8
2019 Curveball -4.3 -4 91 23.0 20 .316 .632 .413 16.7 5.0 2.6 .378 .738 .473 50.0
2019 Sinker -5.4 -4 79 20.0 25 .360 .800 .556 4.7 4.0 7.7 .334 .851 .485 41.7
2019 Changeup -1.2 -1 69 17.5 22 .429 .571 .416 9.8 0.0 0.0 .440 .646 .474 72.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -1 344 31.6 83 .276 .632 .404 17.5 19.3 17.4 .273 .514 .365 41.7
2018 Sinker -1.6 -5 310 28.5 86 .264 .500 .399 7.9 5.8 10.9 .323 .575 .435 53.7
2018 Curveball -0.9 -3 285 26.2 80 .237 .434 .332 29.9 28.7 20.0 .233 .399 .291 41.5
2018 Changeup 1.6 2 147 13.5 43 .186 .209 .197 8.6 11.6 16.1 .274 .411 .295 42.1
2017 4-Seam Fastball -5.4 -11 204 52.7 47 .459 .784 .566 15.8 10.6 7.9 .314 .466 .410 40.6
2017 Curveball 2.7 2 77 19.9 23 .190 .238 .202 17.1 26.1 16.7 .154 .219 .175 25.0
2017 Slider 1.9 1 57 14.7 12 .250 .250 .225 10.7 16.7 11.8 .363 .481 .362 40.0
2017 Sinker -3.2 -1 41 10.6 9 .500 .875 .594 10.5 11.1 11.1 .396 .704 .493 28.6
2017 Changeup -11.4 -1 8 2.1 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .459 .599 .458 50.0
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 93 387 -1 -5 -3 -1 -10
2018 292 1,086 -1 3 -5 -4 -7
2019 101 395 -4 -1 -3 -2 -10
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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 %
2017 387 58.1 66.7 86.7 22.2 80.6 41.9 61.3 48.1 14.5 11.9 78.3
2018 1,088 50.0 68.9 90.1 25.6 62.6 40.8 60.4 47.2 16.9 8.7 81.1
2019 395 47.6 75.0 92.2 24.2 76.0 43.3 58.4 48.4 12.0 6.3 96.0
Player 1,870 51.2 69.6 89.8 24.7 68.4 41.5 60.2 47.6 15.4 8.9 82.5
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
2017 29 44 27 83
2018 6 10 5 6 19 46 23 1 1 15 79 3 23 26 37 32 75
2019 9 12 13 82
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.2 2 2.5 -1 4 2 1 50.0
2018 22.8 12 13.0 -1 5 9 7 58.3
2019 24.5 5 5.7 -1 4 3 4 80.0
Player 23.2 19 21.2 -2 13 14 12 63.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 5 3 2 2 2 1 2 4 2 3 4 3 4 1 2 2 3 3 2 2
2018 12 16 10 13 14 11 14 13 11 9 11 16 16 11 13 16 10 12 12 16 13 12 17 14 10 10 12 16 17 14 10
2019 5 6 6 7 7 6 6 4 6 5 6 7 6 4 6 6 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 7 6 6 6
Player 19 25 18 23 23 19 23 18 19 16 19 28 25 17 21 24 16 19 21 24 21 22 26 24 16 17 19 26 26 22 18
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.6 91.3 -0.3 89.7 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 85.5 -0.3 84.1 -1.4
Breaking Velocity 82.1 81.1 -1.0 78.8 -2.3
Exit Velocity 89.6 91.5 1.9 91.3 -0.2
Launch Angle 14.4 13.7 -0.7 17.0 3.3
Barrel % 3.0 7.8 4.8 12.6 4.8
Hard Hit % 35.8 45.4 9.6 49.4 4.0
Sweet Spot % 32.8 32.0 -0.8 42.5 10.5
xBA .291 .275 -0.016 .346 0.071
BA .375 .246 -0.129 .337 0.091
xwOBA .354 .355 0.001 .450 0.095
wOBA .434 .334 -0.100 .414 0.080
xSLG .431 .481 0.050 .675 0.194
SLG .575 .470 -0.105 .618 0.148
K% 15.1 16.7 1.6 4.0 -12.7
BB% 12.9 6.5 -6.4 8.9 2.4
Swing % 48.1 47.2 -0.9 48.4 1.2
Whiff% 14.5 16.9 2.4 12.0 -4.9
In Zone % 58.1 50.0 -8.1 47.6 -2.4
Out of Zone % 41.9 50.0 8.1 52.4 2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 22.2 25.6 3.4 24.2 -1.4
First Pitch Swing % 24.7 31.7 7.0 33.7 2.0
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 60.4 -0.9 58.4 -2.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 93 .434 82 3 3.7 11 0 0.0
2018 Shifts 293 .334 239 67 28.0 54 29 53.7
2019 Shifts 101 .414 83 9 10.8 18 11 61.1
! 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 %
2017 68 15.4 36.8% 0.0% 104 19.5 1.9% 1.9%
2018 329 15.2 48.6% 1.2% 167 21.8 0.0% 6.6%
2019 98 16.4 28.6% 1.0% 78 22.8 0.0% 7.7%
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Pitch Distribution