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Erik Swanson
Popularity: ↓ 5%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 8, #246, Texas Rangers | Iowa Western CC
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 2 12.91 9 0 0 7.2 9 1.70
2 Seasons 1 7 6.58 36 8 2 65.2 61 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 9 0-2 12.91 7.2 9 1.70
2 Seasons 36 1-7 6.58 65.2 61 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 971 179 22 12.3 91.4 16.4 33.5 .263 .525 .328 .348 .426 41.3 21.2 4.9 5.74 5.26
2020 149 24 4 16.7 93.5 15.7 45.8 .338 .636 .440 .410 .514 58.3 24.3 5.4 12.91 8.45
ALL 1120 203 26 12.8 91.7 16.3 35.0 .272 .539 .343 .356 .436 43.3 21.6 5.0
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Swanson relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(74.5%) ,
Slider
(17.4%) ,
Changeup
(8.1%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 111 52 59 74.5 95.6 25 21 7 3 2 0 2 6 16 .333 .324 .714 .703 .442 .423 95.2 20 2274 28.1 17.6
2020 Slider 26 19 7 17.4 88.1 8 7 3 2 0 0 1 3 4 .429 .256 .857 .446 .546 .322 86.8 16 2336 44.4 30.0
2020 Changeup 12 2 10 8.1 83.0 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .557 .250 .619 .218 .504 93.2 -2 1393 20.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 657 349 308 67.7 92.7 157 143 36 15 9 0 12 43 101 .252 .263 .566 .529 .359 .361 93.4 22 2274 27.3 22.3
2019 Slider 171 134 37 17.6 85.3 44 44 7 6 0 0 1 7 37 .159 .243 .227 .492 .163 .305 91.3 8 2226 14.1 11.3
2019 Changeup 142 29 113 14.6 85.8 43 43 13 7 1 1 4 2 41 .302 .282 .651 .545 .386 .345 86.8 10 1640 11.8 5.7


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
2020 Changeup SEA R 12 83 34.2 2.8 9 8.3 -4.2 -34
2020 4-Seamer SEA R 111 95.6 11.9 1.3 10 9 2.3 35
2020 Slider SEA R 26 88.1 30.8 -1.8 -5 5.1 1.3 33
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 657 92.7 13.1 2.4 15 8.5 2 31
2019 Slider SEA R 171 85.3 33.1 -2.5 -7 3.1 -1 -24
2019 Changeup SEA R 142 85.8 24.8 -4.2 -14 10 -3.1 -24
! 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 %
2020 Changeup 1.7 0 12 8.1 4 .250 .250 .225 20.0 0.0 0.0 .557 .619 .504 50.0
2020 Slider 13.0 3 26 17.4 8 .429 .857 .563 44.4 37.5 30.0 .256 .446 .323 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 2 111 74.5 25 .333 .714 .452 28.1 24.0 17.6 .324 .703 .422 62.5
2019 Changeup 1.8 3 142 14.6 43 .302 .651 .441 11.8 4.7 5.7 .282 .545 .345 26.8
2019 Slider -1.0 -2 171 17.6 44 .159 .227 .172 14.1 15.9 11.3 .243 .492 .305 45.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 2 657 67.7 157 .252 .566 .359 27.3 27.4 22.3 .263 .529 .361 45.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Changeup 10 83.2 78 9.6 2:15 12:45 -90
2020 4-Seam Fastball 110 95.6 98 20.0 1:00 1:00 0
2020 Slider 26 88.1 28 6.6 10:00 11:15 75
! 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
2019 242 967 -1 -5 7 2 3
2020 35 147 2 2 1 1 5
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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 %
2019 971 52.1 67.7 79.8 28.0 70.8 46.7 60.8 48.6 22.7 8.0 79.5
2020 149 53.7 65.0 67.3 27.5 78.9 41.6 67.6 47.7 29.6 7.4 72.7
ALL 1120 52.3 67.4 78.2 27.9 71.8 46.0 61.7 48.5 23.6 8.0 78.7
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 38.5 29.6 22.9 8.9 35.2 38.0 26.8 0.6 28.5 26.8 23.5 6.1 12.3
2020 33.3 29.2 33.3 4.2 41.7 37.5 20.8 0.0 20.8 25.0 33.3 4.2 16.7
ALL 37.9 29.6 24.1 8.4 36.0 37.9 26.1 0.5 27.6 26.6 24.6 5.9 12.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 19 30 5 2 61 39 2 2 12 36 93 27 19 45 54
2020
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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 23.6 17 12.7 4.3 5 10 5 29.4
2020 21.8 3 2.7 0.3 2 2 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 17 15 13 15 15 11 12 13 11 14 14 14 7 10 14 14 9 13 12 15 9 14 12 12 13 13 13 13 15 10 15
2020 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 1 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 95.6 2.9
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 83 -2.8
Breaking Velocity 85.3 88.1 2.8
Exit Velocity 91.4 93.5 2.1
Launch Angle 16.4 15.7 -0.7
Barrel % 12.3 16.7 4.4
Hard Hit % 41.3 58.3 17
Sweet Spot % 33.5 45.8 12.3
xBA .263 .338 0.075
BA .243 .344 0.101
xwOBA .348 .41 0.062
wOBA .328 .44 0.112
xSLG .525 .636 0.111
SLG .517 .688 0.171
K% 21.2 24.3 3.1
BB% 4.9 5.4 0.5
Swing % 48.6 47.7 -0.9
Whiff% 22.7 29.6 6.9
In Zone Swing % 52.1 53.7 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 47.9 46.3 -1.6
First Pitch Swing % 31 27 -4
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 67.6 6.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 244 .328 131 5 3.8 113 51 45.1
2020 37 .440 19 0 0.0 18 14 77.8

Pitch Distribution