Erik Swanson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 225LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 8, #246, Texas Rangers | Iowa Western CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 3 3.31 33 2 1 35.1 35 1.08
2022 3 2 1.68 57 1 3 53.2 70 0.91
2023 4 2 2.97 69 0 4 66.2 75 1.10
5 Seasons 8 14 3.78 195 11 10 221.1 241 1.09
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 33 0-3 3.31 35.1 35 1.08
2022 57 3-2 1.68 53.2 70 0.91
2023 69 4-2 2.97 66.2 75 1.10
5 Seasons 195 8-14 3.78 221.1 241 1.09
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
2019 25 971 179 22 12.3 9.0 91.4 114.3 16.4 33.5 .259 .513 .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 28 880 125 8 6.4 3.9 85.0 110.3 20.3 37.6 .201 .291 .236 .237 .335 30.4 34.0 4.9 1.68 2.30
2023 29 1059 166 10 6.0 3.8 89.2 114.3 17.1 31.3 .199 .356 .280 .271 .340 40.4 28.6 8.0 2.97 3.04
Player 3623 592 52 8.8 5.8 88.9 114.3 18.3 33.8 .223 .396 .291 .289 .368 37.7 27.0 6.2
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

Swanson relies on 3 pitches.
Split Finger
(47.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(34.7%) ,
Slider
(17.8%) ,


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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
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 34.4 25.6 25.6 14.4 32.0 31.2 36.8 8.8 20.0 34.4 25.6 4.8 6.4 3.9
2023 40.4 36.7 16.3 6.6 39.8 34.3 25.9 3.0 27.7 32.5 19.3 10.8 6.0 3.8
Player 37.0 32.4 20.4 10.1 35.8 34.1 30.1 3.2 25.3 31.9 22.8 7.1 8.8 5.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 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 Slider TOR R 189 86.6 26.7 -7.8 -23 5.1 0.7 15
2023 Splitter TOR R 503 85.1 32.4 -1.2 -3 12.3 1.1 10
2023 4-Seamer TOR R 367 93.7 13.7 1.0 7 10.4 4.0 62
2022 Splitter SEA R 224 83.5 34.2 0.4 1 11.9 0.9 8
2022 Slider SEA R 172 84.9 31.6 -4.6 -13 6.0 0.6 11
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 479 93.6 12.5 1.7 12 10.0 3.9 64
2021 Slider SEA R 107 86.2 31.4 -3.1 -9 6.7 2.0 44
2021 Splitter SEA R 119 83.6 33.3 -2.1 -6 9.6 -1.0 -10
2021 4-Seamer SEA R 338 94.7 11.6 1.8 14 8.5 2.1 34
2020 Slider SEA R 26 88.1 30.8 -2.0 -6 5.1 1.2 30
2020 4-Seamer SEA R 110 95.6 11.9 1.4 10 9.0 2.2 32
2020 Splitter SEA R 13 83.9 32.8 -1.0 -3 8.6 0.1 1
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 652 92.7 13.1 2.3 15 8.5 1.9 30
2019 Slider SEA R 178 85.4 32.9 -2.5 -7 2.7 -1.3 -32
2019 Changeup SEA R 139 85.8 24.4 -4.5 -15 10.2 -3.0 -23
! 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 Splitter 2.9 14 503 47.5 166 .162 .266 .227 34.3 34.9 27.9 .166 .303 .233 38.5
2023 4-Seamer 0.4 2 367 34.7 70 .267 .483 .368 25.8 21.4 13.8 .219 .370 .309 37.0
2023 Slider -1.7 -3 189 17.8 26 .423 .615 .450 41.2 7.7 18.2 .347 .637 .415 54.2
2022 4-Seamer 1.3 6 482 54.8 102 .185 .228 .237 29.3 36.3 23.6 .177 .260 .235 28.6
2022 Splitter 2.3 5 224 25.5 63 .129 .226 .162 29.4 34.9 23.9 .191 .287 .218 31.7
2022 Slider -0.8 -1 173 19.7 40 .359 .538 .396 29.5 27.5 17.7 .274 .371 .291 32.1
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 .215 .306 .243 17.4
2021 Slider 2.7 3 107 19.0 32 .103 .276 .206 21.3 28.1 24.3 .149 .232 .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 .332 44.7
2019 Changeup -0.5 -1 139 14.3 44 .295 .591 .414 11.9 4.5 5.9 .267 .469 .306 28.6
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 362 93.7 100 20.2 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Splitter 432 85.1 95 14.2 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 Slider 187 86.6 32 11.4 10:15 11:00 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 473 93.6 99 21.1 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Splitter 184 83.5 94 13.4 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Slider 167 85.0 30 9.5 9:45 10:15 -30
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
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
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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 208 891 6 13 -4 -4 11
2023 269 1,086 9 14 -6 -4 13
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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 40.9 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 880 49.8 72.6 72.6 34.5 63.2 44.3 65.5 53.4 29.4 8.8 80.5
2023 1,059 47.2 69.6 71.8 33.3 55.9 43.0 60.7 50.4 32.6 7.0 74.3
Player 3,623 50.1 70.9 74.6 31.3 63.3 44.0 61.6 51.1 28.3 8.0 77.7
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
2019 20 30 6 2 62 39 2 2 12 36 93 29 37 41 57 86
2020 85 54 92
2021 71 68 87
2022 97 88 94 95 97 87 68 98 96 96 89 75 93 46 67 83
2023 92 93 78 53 99 79 81 43 41 84 57 89 90 44 59 69
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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 15.4 2 4 11 6 35.3
2020 21.8 3 3.6 -1 0 3 2 66.7
2021 21.6 5 5.1 0 1 3 3 60.0
2022 22.6 3 2.5 1 3 2 1 33.3
2023 23.1 8 8.2 0 5 6 4 50.0
Player 23.0 36 34.7 1 13 25 16 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 17 17 13 16 16 16 16 14 12 12 14 16 17 17 16 16 15 15 16 15 16 18 17 17 13 15 14 17 17 15 13
2020 3 4 3 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 2 3 4 4 4 3
2021 5 7 6 4 5 5 5 6 4 3 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 6 6 5 6 6 5 6 5 4 5 6 5 4 5
2022 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 4 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2
2023 8 5 11 9 9 6 9 7 8 5 7 10 7 7 8 9 10 7 7 11 8 9 13 10 7 6 6 9 8 10 8
Player 36 34 36 35 37 35 38 33 29 24 32 37 33 34 35 35 36 34 35 38 36 41 44 39 31 29 30 39 36 36 31
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 95.6 2.9 94.7 -0.9 93.6 -1.1 93.7 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 83.9 -1.9 83.6 -0.3 83.5 -0.1 85.1 1.6
Breaking Velocity 85.4 88.1 2.7 86.2 -1.9 84.9 -1.3 86.6 1.7
Exit Velocity 91.4 93.5 2.1 87.7 -5.8 85.0 -2.7 89.2 4.2
Launch Angle 16.4 15.7 -0.7 22.0 6.3 20.3 -1.7 17.1 -3.2
Barrel % 12.3 16.7 4.4 8.2 -8.5 6.4 -1.8 6.0 -0.4
Hard Hit % 41.3 58.3 17.0 30.6 -27.7 30.4 -0.2 40.4 10.0
Sweet Spot % 33.5 45.8 12.3 30.6 -15.2 37.6 7.0 31.3 -6.3
xBA .259 .337 0.078 .208 -0.129 .201 -0.007 .199 -0.002
BA .243 .344 0.101 .212 -0.132 .202 -0.010 .217 0.015
xwOBA .341 .430 0.089 .274 -0.156 .237 -0.037 .271 0.034
wOBA .328 .448 0.120 .285 -0.163 .236 -0.049 .280 0.044
xSLG .513 .632 0.119 .367 -0.265 .291 -0.076 .356 0.065
SLG .517 .688 0.171 .402 -0.286 .290 -0.112 .358 0.068
K% 21.2 24.3 3.1 24.3 0.0 34.0 9.7 28.6 -5.4
BB% 4.9 5.4 0.5 6.9 1.5 4.9 -2.0 8.0 3.1
Swing % 48.6 47.7 -0.9 53.9 6.2 53.4 -0.5 50.4 -3.0
Whiff% 22.7 29.6 6.9 27.6 -2.0 29.4 1.8 32.6 3.2
In Zone % 52.1 53.7 1.6 51.4 -2.3 49.8 -1.6 47.2 -2.6
Out of Zone % 47.9 46.3 -1.6 48.6 2.3 50.2 1.6 52.8 2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 28.0 27.5 -0.5 28.8 1.3 34.5 5.7 33.3 -1.2
First Pitch Swing % 31.0 27.0 -4.0 38.5 11.5 41.3 2.8 32.1 -9.2
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 67.6 6.8 57.3 -10.3 65.5 8.2 60.7 -4.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 244 .328 131 5 3.8 113 56 49.6
2020 Shifts 37 .448 19 1 5.3 18 14 77.8
2021 Shifts 136 .293 72 9 12.5 64 39 60.9
2022 Shifts 204 .237 95 23 24.2 109 78 71.6
2023 Shades 262 .280 144 3 2.1 118 32 27.1
! 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 %
2019 306 15.0 50.0% 0.0% 141 20.8 2.1% 2.1%
2020 51 19.7 5.9% 2.0% 20 21.5 0.0% 10.0%
2021 136 19.9 4.4% 2.9% 86 23.3 0.0% 9.3%
2022 231 19.4 1.7% 0.9% 130 21.9 0.0% 6.2%
2023 280 16.2 21.8% 0.0% 173 19.3 1.2% 0.6%
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Pitch Distribution