Erik Swanson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 222LBS | Age: 28

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 1.00 17 0 0 18.0 26 0.61
4 Seasons 1 10 4.76 86 10 3 119.0 122 1.09
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 17 0-0 1.00 18.0 26 0.61
4 Seasons 86 1-10 4.76 119.0 122 1.09

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
2019 25 971 179 22 12.3 9 91.4 114.3 16.4 33.5 .259 .514 .328 .341 .416 41.3 21.2 4.9 5.74 5.23
2020 26 149 24 4 16.7 10.8 93.5 109.0 15.7 45.8 .337 .632 .448 .430 .544 58.3 24.3 5.4 12.91 8.85
2021 27 564 98 8 8.2 5.6 87.7 106.9 22.0 30.6 .208 .367 .285 .274 .329 30.6 24.3 6.9 3.31 3.13
2022 28 298 38 4 10.5 6.2 89.0 110.3 17.1 39.5 .198 .320 .201 .225 .367 34.2 40.0 1.5 1.00 1.83
Player 1982 339 38 11.2 7.7 90.2 114.3 18.1 34.2 .241 .452 .308 .313 .394 38.6 24.8 5.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Swanson relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.9%) ,
Slider
(22.6%) ,
Split Finger
(21.5%) ,


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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
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 9.0
2020 33.3 37.5 25.0 4.2 41.7 37.5 20.8 0.0 20.8 25.0 33.3 4.2 16.7 10.8
2021 32.7 37.8 15.3 14.3 33.7 29.6 36.7 2.0 23.5 38.8 21.4 6.1 8.2 5.6
2022 34.2 28.9 26.3 10.5 44.7 26.3 28.9 2.6 26.3 36.8 23.7 0.0 10.5 6.2
Player 36.0 32.4 21.2 10.3 36.3 34.2 29.5 1.2 26.3 31.3 23.6 5.3 11.2 7.7
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 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 SEA R 163 93.9 12.5 1.4 10 10.3 4.2 69
2022 Slider SEA R 66 84.1 32.6 -4.7 -13 7.0 0.6 9
2022 Splitter SEA R 64 83.5 35.9 1.8 5 12.5 0.2 1
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 338 94.7 11.6 1.8 14 8.5 2.2 34
2021 Slider SEA R 107 86.2 31.4 -3.1 -9 6.7 1.9 40
2021 Splitter SEA R 119 83.6 33.3 -2.3 -7 9.6 -0.9 -8
2020 Splitter SEA R 13 83.9 32.8 -0.8 -2 8.6 0.3 3
2020 4-Seamer SEA R 110 95.6 11.9 1.3 10 9.0 2.2 32
2020 Slider SEA R 26 88.1 30.8 -1.9 -6 5.1 1.2 30
2019 Changeup SEA R 140 85.8 24.3 -4.5 -16 10.1 -3.0 -23
2019 Slider SEA R 178 85.4 32.9 -2.5 -7 2.7 -1.3 -33
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 652 92.7 13.1 2.3 15 8.5 2.0 30
! 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 -3.3 -5 166 55.7 32 .125 .188 .134 35.1 50.0 25.0 .182 .270 .191 43.8
2022 Slider 1.3 1 67 22.5 17 .313 .750 .456 26.3 23.5 14.3 .220 .415 .291 33.3
2022 Splitter -3.8 -2 64 21.5 16 .063 .063 .056 26.3 37.5 17.1 .208 .325 .223 20.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 338 59.9 79 .250 .500 .352 27.2 22.8 18.0 .229 .447 .312 38.2
2021 Splitter -0.6 -1 119 21.1 32 .226 .290 .241 33.3 25.0 19.5 .216 .307 .244 17.4
2021 Slider -2.6 -3 107 19.0 32 .103 .276 .206 21.3 28.1 24.3 .148 .231 .214 25.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 2 110 73.8 24 .300 .700 .433 28.6 25.0 18.2 .309 .693 .433 66.7
2020 Slider 12.8 3 26 17.4 8 .429 .857 .563 44.4 37.5 30.0 .258 .455 .352 50.0
2020 Splitter 4.5 1 13 8.7 5 .400 .400 .360 16.7 0.0 0.0 .563 .637 .533 40.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 5 652 67.1 155 .248 .560 .368 27.4 27.7 22.4 .257 .515 .354 45.5
2019 Slider 0.6 1 178 18.3 45 .178 .311 .234 13.6 15.6 11.1 .256 .554 .333 44.7
2019 Changeup 0.5 1 140 14.4 44 .295 .591 .414 11.9 4.5 5.7 .267 .469 .306 28.6
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 105 95.5 98 20.0 1:00 1:00 0
2020 Slider 25 88.1 28 6.7 11:15 10:00 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 334 94.7 99 20.5 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Splitter 103 83.6 85 11.6 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 104 86.3 31 9.1 9:45 10:00 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 163 93.9 99 21.1 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Splitter 43 83.4 90 13.2 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Slider 66 84.1 31 10.4 9:15 10:00 -45
! 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 244 969 -1 -2 7 2 6
2020 37 149 2 1 1 1 6
2021 143 564 -7 -6 5 2 -5
2022 65 297 -2 -7 0 1 -7
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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
2021 564 51.4 77.6 75.1 28.8 64.6 41.7 57.3 53.9 27.6 9.0 76.5
2022 298 50.2 77.2 68.7 39.2 65.5 43.8 56.9 58.1 31.2 9.1 92.6
Player 1,982 51.7 71.7 75.7 29.9 68.5 44.4 59.8 51.5 26.1 8.4 80.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 20 30 6 2 62 39 2 2 12 36 93 29 20 46 54
2020 87 51
2021 74 65
2022 58 55
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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 15.2 2 4 10 6 35.3
2020 21.8 3 3.5 -1 0 3 2 66.7
2021 21.6 5 5.1 0 1 3 3 60.0
2022 21.8 2 1.8 0 1 3 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 17 17 16 15 16 16 16 17 16 14 14 15 12 11 15 16 13 16 13 15 16 16 15 16 15 14 17 15 17 14 18
2020 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 5 3 3 3 4 2 3 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 4 5
2021 5 4 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 4 6 3 4 5 5 5 6 5 4 6 5 6 6 6 5 6 3 6 5 5
2022 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 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, 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 92.7 95.6 2.9 94.7 -0.9 93.9 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 83.9 -1.9 83.6 -0.3 83.5 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 85.4 88.1 2.7 86.2 -1.9 84.1 -2.1
Exit Velocity 91.4 93.5 2.1 87.7 -5.8 89 1.3
Launch Angle 16.4 15.7 -0.7 22 6.3 17.1 -4.9
Barrel % 12.3 16.7 4.4 8.2 -8.5 10.5 2.3
Hard Hit % 41.3 58.3 17 30.6 -27.7 34.2 3.6
Sweet Spot % 33.5 45.8 12.3 30.6 -15.2 39.5 8.9
xBA .259 .337 0.078 .208 -0.129 .198 -0.01
BA .243 .344 0.101 .212 -0.132 .156 -0.056
xwOBA .341 .43 0.089 .274 -0.156 .225 -0.049
wOBA .328 .448 0.12 .285 -0.163 .201 -0.084
xSLG .514 .632 0.118 .367 -0.265 .32 -0.047
SLG .517 .688 0.171 .402 -0.286 .297 -0.105
K% 21.2 24.3 3.1 24.3 0 40 15.7
BB% 4.9 5.4 0.5 6.9 1.5 1.5 -5.4
Swing % 48.6 47.7 -0.9 53.9 6.2 58.1 4.2
Whiff% 22.7 29.6 6.9 27.6 -2 31.2 3.6
In Zone % 52.1 53.7 1.6 51.4 -2.3 50.2 -1.2
Out of Zone % 47.9 46.3 -1.6 48.6 2.3 49.8 1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 28 27.5 -0.5 28.8 1.3 39.2 10.4
First Pitch Swing % 31 27 -4 38.5 11.5 40 1.5
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 67.6 6.8 57.3 -10.3 56.9 -0.4
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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 .448 19 0 0.0 18 14 77.8
2021 143 .285 75 10 13.3 68 40 58.8
2022 64 .204 34 9 26.5 30 24 80.0

Pitch Tempo