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Erik Swanson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 8, #246, Texas Rangers | Iowa Western CC
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 3 3.31 33 2 1 35.1 35 1.08
3 Seasons 1 10 5.44 69 10 3 101.0 96 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 33 0-3 3.31 35.1 35 1.08
3 Seasons 69 1-10 5.44 101.0 96 1.18

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 26 971 179 22 12.3 91.4 114.3 16.4 33.5 .254 .505 .328 .336 .407 41.3 21.2 4.9 5.74 5.17
2020 27 149 24 4 16.7 93.5 109 15.7 45.8 .337 .632 .448 .430 .544 58.3 24.3 5.4 12.91 8.92
2021 28 564 98 8 8.2 87.7 106.9 22 30.6 .208 .367 .285 .274 .330 30.6 24.3 6.9 3.31 3.15
1684 301 34 11.3 90.4 114.3 18.2 33.6 .246 .469 .324 .323 .393 39.2 22.5 5.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Swanson relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(59.9%) ,
Split Finger
(21.1%) ,
Slider
(19%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 338 158 180 59.9 94.7 79 72 18 9 4 1 4 18 55 .250 .230 .500 .447 .337 .312 91.9 27 2303 6.8 27.2 18.0
2021 Split Finger 119 22 97 21.1 83.6 32 31 7 6 0 1 0 8 23 .226 .216 .290 .307 .235 .243 83.0 9 1081 6.9 33.3 19.5
2021 Slider 107 91 16 19.0 86.2 32 29 3 1 0 1 1 9 20 .103 .148 .276 .231 .204 .213 81.4 22 2348 6.8 21.3 24.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 110 52 58 73.8 95.6 24 20 6 2 2 0 2 6 15 .300 .309 .700 .693 .431 .435 95.9 21 2274 6.9 28.6 18.2
2020 Slider 26 19 7 17.4 88.1 8 7 3 2 0 0 1 3 4 .429 .258 .857 .455 .555 .352 86.8 16 2336 7.0 44.4 30.0
2020 Split Finger 13 2 11 8.7 83.9 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 .400 .563 .400 .637 .353 .533 91.4 1 1297 7.1 16.7 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 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 20.8 25 33.3 4.2 16.7
2021 32.7 37.8 15.3 14.3 33.7 29.6 36.7 2 23.5 38.8 21.4 6.1 8.2
36.2 32.2 21.3 10.3 35.2 35.2 29.6 1 26.2 30.6 23.6 6 11.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Splitter SEA R 118 83.6 33.3 -2.6 -7 9.6 -0.9 -9
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 41
2020 Slider SEA R 26 88.1 30.8 -1.9 -6 5.1 1.2 30
2020 Splitter SEA R 13 83.9 32.8 -1 -3 8.6 0.4 5
2020 4-Seamer SEA R 109 95.6 11.9 1.3 10 9 2.2 33
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 652 92.7 13.1 2.3 15 8.5 2 30
2019 Slider SEA R 178 85.4 32.9 -2.5 -7 2.7 -1.3 -33
2019 Changeup SEA R 140 85.8 24.3 -4.5 -16 10.1 -3 -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 %
2021 Slider -2.5 -3 107 19 32 .103 .276 .206 21.3 28.1 24.3 .148 .231 .214 25
2021 Splitter -0.6 -1 119 21.1 32 .226 .29 .241 33.3 25 19.5 .216 .307 .244 17.4
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 338 59.9 79 .25 .5 .352 27.2 22.8 18 .23 .447 .312 38.2
2020 Splitter 4.4 1 13 8.7 5 .4 .4 .36 16.7 0 0 .563 .637 .533 40
2020 Slider 12.8 3 26 17.4 8 .429 .857 .563 44.4 37.5 30 .258 .455 .352 50
2020 4-Seamer 1.6 2 110 73.8 24 .3 .7 .433 28.6 25 18.2 .309 .693 .433 66.7
2019 Changeup 0.5 1 140 14.4 44 .295 .591 .414 11.9 4.5 5.7 .267 .469 .306 28.6
2019 Slider -0.1 0 178 18.3 45 .178 .311 .229 13.6 15.6 11.1 .251 .542 .325 44.7
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 3 652 67.1 155 .248 .56 .371 27.4 27.7 22.4 .251 .504 .347 45.5
! 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 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
! 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 -5 7 2 3
2020 37 149 2 1 1 1 6
2021 143 564 -7 -6 5 2 -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 70.8 46.7 60.8 48.6 22.7 8 79.5
2020 149 53.7 65 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 56.9 53.9 27.6 9 76.5
1684 52 70.7 77.1 28.2 69.3 44.6 60.1 50.3 25 8.3 77.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 23 35 7 4 66 39 2 2 12 36 93 29 23 46 54
2020
2021 73 65
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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 13.2 4 5 11 5 29.4
2020 21.8 3 3 0 2 2 0 0
2021 21.6 5 6.3 -1 1 3 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 17 15 14 15 16 12 14 13 11 14 16 14 8 11 14 15 9 14 13 15 8 12 12 13 15 14 15 13 15 10 17
2020 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 1 3 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3
2021 5 4 6 6 7 6 6 7 5 5 6 7 4 5 5 7 5 6 6 7 4 5 6 6 6 7 6 4 6 5 6
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 95.6 2.9 94.7 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 83.9 -1.9 83.6 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 85.4 88.1 2.7 86.2 -1.9
Exit Velocity 91.4 93.5 2.1 87.7 -5.8
Launch Angle 16.4 15.7 -0.7 22 6.3
Barrel % 12.3 16.7 4.4 8.2 -8.5
Hard Hit % 41.3 58.3 17 30.6 -27.7
Sweet Spot % 33.5 45.8 12.3 30.6 -15.2
xBA .254 .337 0.083 .208 -0.129
BA .243 .344 0.101 .212 -0.132
xwOBA .336 .43 0.094 .274 -0.156
wOBA .328 .448 0.12 .285 -0.163
xSLG .505 .632 0.127 .367 -0.265
SLG .517 .688 0.171 .402 -0.286
K% 21.2 24.3 3.1 24.3 0
BB% 4.9 5.4 0.5 6.9 1.5
Swing % 48.6 47.7 -0.9 53.9 6.2
Whiff% 22.7 29.6 6.9 27.6 -2
In Zone % 52.1 53.7 1.6 51.4 -2.3
Out of Zone % 47.9 46.3 -1.6 48.6 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28 27.5 -0.5 28.8 1.3
First Pitch Swing % 31 27 -4 38.2 11.2
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 67.6 6.8 56.9 -10.7
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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

Pitch Distribution