Lars Nootbaar
RF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 8, #243, St. Louis Cardinals | USC
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 347 290 53 66 14 4 .228 .340 .448 .788
2023 503 426 74 111 14 11 .261 .367 .418 .785
2024 201 177 17 42 6 4 .237 .325 .401 .726
4 Seasons 1,175 1,002 159 245 39 21 .245 .346 .424 .770
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .228 14 4 .788
2023 .261 14 11 .785
2024 .237 6 4 .726
4 Seasons .245 39 21 .770
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2021 23 472 83 4 4.8 3.2 89.1 109.5 12.1 24.1 .213 .349 .316 .286 .324 36.1 22.6 10.5
2022 24 1389 224 27 12.1 7.8 91.7 113.0 10.7 30.4 .247 .414 .342 .346 .377 46.0 20.5 14.7
2023 25 2074 331 29 8.8 5.8 89.1 112.2 7.2 30.8 .265 .436 .344 .356 .390 37.8 19.7 14.3
2024 26 800 131 13 9.9 6.7 91.7 113.5 5.0 31.3 .264 .470 .313 .352 .406 51.1 20.7 11.4
Player 4735 769 73 9.5 6.3 90.3 113.5 8.4 30.0 .254 .426 .335 .345 .382 42.3 20.4 13.5
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 48.2 27.7 16.9 7.2 42.2 34.9 22.9 4.8 33.7 30.1 22.9 3.6 4.8 3.2
2022 46.0 25.0 23.7 5.4 43.8 34.4 21.9 4.0 33.5 23.2 22.3 4.9 12.1 7.8
2023 50.5 23.0 22.4 4.2 32.0 42.9 25.1 3.6 36.9 19.3 26.0 5.4 8.8 5.8
2024 52.7 17.6 25.2 4.6 32.8 42.0 25.2 3.8 36.6 19.1 23.7 6.9 9.9 6.7
Player 49.3 23.1 22.6 4.9 36.7 39.4 23.9 3.9 35.5 21.6 24.2 5.3 9.5 6.3
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 2 266 33.3 68 .271 .525 .397 12.7 22.1 18.8 .312 .577 .417 61.4
2024 Sinker -2.3 -3 136 17.0 45 .244 .293 .268 7.1 6.7 14.3 .235 .379 .291 43.6
2024 Slider -1.9 -2 88 11.0 19 .118 .294 .226 22.6 26.3 15.2 .251 .477 .349 41.7
2024 Changeup 1.2 1 86 10.8 12 .111 .444 .342 21.9 16.7 8.0 .272 .593 .447 28.6
2024 Curveball 0.8 1 80 10.0 13 .333 .500 .385 21.1 30.8 17.4 .288 .342 .312 50.0
2024 Sweeper -3.0 -2 65 8.1 11 .000 .000 .000 60.0 63.6 26.9 .071 .186 .107 25.0
2024 Cutter 5.3 3 55 6.9 18 .400 .600 .478 18.2 5.6 11.1 .349 .604 .452 71.4
2024 Split-Finger -6.1 -1 19 2.4 5 .000 .000 .000 28.6 60.0 33.3 .036 .037 .033 0.0
2024 Slurve 5.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 5 618 29.8 143 .327 .527 .443 15.2 14.0 13.7 .316 .552 .437 55.4
2023 Slider -1.3 -4 327 15.8 74 .121 .182 .217 31.1 40.5 26.1 .164 .214 .221 25.0
2023 Sinker 2.8 9 327 15.8 83 .381 .556 .479 10.7 9.6 12.3 .317 .476 .433 39.3
2023 Changeup -0.6 -2 285 13.7 81 .224 .303 .259 22.2 18.5 19.2 .225 .319 .264 19.7
2023 Curveball 1.5 3 173 8.3 32 .286 .536 .369 15.4 21.9 14.9 .260 .448 .338 50.0
2023 Cutter 1.6 3 173 8.3 40 .405 .784 .516 8.7 5.0 5.3 .353 .642 .441 31.4
2023 Sweeper -4.6 -4 84 4.1 24 .000 .000 .067 33.3 58.3 41.2 .166 .391 .252 33.3
2023 Split-Finger -3.9 -3 69 3.3 20 .105 .263 .180 18.8 10.0 9.1 .271 .536 .359 29.4
2023 Slurve -7.4 -1 15 0.7 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 33.3 20.0 .005 .009 .006 0.0
2023 Knuckleball -4.2 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 3 465 33.5 125 .284 .480 .373 10.9 18.4 17.6 .302 .530 .405 59.0
2022 Sinker -1.7 -4 208 15.0 46 .184 .342 .325 18.3 15.2 19.4 .215 .274 .298 35.5
2022 Changeup 0.5 1 198 14.3 50 .213 .404 .286 40.2 22.0 21.6 .201 .279 .238 30.6
2022 Slider 1.3 2 169 12.2 34 .143 .464 .325 40.0 26.5 16.1 .181 .373 .317 36.8
2022 Curveball -0.6 -1 147 10.6 25 .100 .100 .212 40.0 40.0 20.8 .131 .176 .247 20.0
2022 Cutter 4.7 5 110 7.9 37 .300 .733 .485 19.2 10.8 16.0 .332 .658 .485 55.6
2022 Split-Finger 0.4 0 45 3.2 12 .250 .333 .254 20.8 8.3 5.0 .351 .433 .346 54.5
2022 Sweeper 0.0 0 32 2.3 12 .111 .444 .342 27.3 41.7 27.8 .084 .239 .276 25.0
2022 Slurve -2.6 0 8 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -2 159 33.7 53 .261 .435 .331 20.3 26.4 41.2 .246 .420 .323 41.2
2021 Changeup 1.0 1 86 18.2 22 .250 .450 .334 35.1 22.7 18.5 .185 .319 .259 20.0
2021 Sinker -2.0 -1 72 15.3 14 .167 .250 .254 22.2 14.3 22.2 .162 .197 .237 20.0
2021 Slider 0.4 0 60 12.7 16 .286 .571 .403 20.0 12.5 14.3 .267 .443 .355 50.0
2021 Curveball 0.5 0 57 12.1 12 .167 .417 .300 42.1 41.7 41.7 .165 .259 .240 42.9
2021 Cutter 5.2 1 28 5.9 4 .250 .250 .225 25.0 0.0 0.0 .140 .154 .130 50.0
2021 Split-Finger 3.2 0 6 1.3 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 123 472 -4 -3 4 2 -1
2022 354 1,427 -6 -8 15 7 9
2023 501 2,074 -14 -7 20 8 7
2024 192 800 -10 -2 6 4 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2021 472 49.6 62.0 76.6 17.6 59.5 40.7 24.2 39.6 26.2 8.3 76.9
2022 1,389 48.3 58.6 80.4 21.0 62.3 44.1 25.1 39.2 23.5 7.3 60.8
2023 2,074 50.7 53.4 86.1 17.1 65.7 45.2 14.2 35.5 18.2 7.6 67.5
2024 800 52.8 55.0 87.9 17.7 59.7 42.3 15.0 37.4 18.4 9.1 67.1
Player 4,735 50.2 56.0 83.7 18.5 63.0 43.9 18.6 37.3 20.7 7.8 66.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2021 65 83 81
2022 82 49 62 63 92 51 85 90 89 80 54 98 56 92 73 64 94
2023 81 69 60 49 91 50 53 44 79 30 64 95 88 98 62 80 78
2024 90 45 80 78
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Expected Home Runs

Adjusted

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 19.1 5 4.7 0 0 2 3 60.0
2022 20.1 14 14.8 -1 5 10 7 50.0
2023 19.5 14 14.1 0 5 11 6 42.9
2024 19.9 6 6.6 -1 2 5 3 50.0
Player 19.7 39 40.3 -1 12 28 19 48.7
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Expected Home Runs by Park

Adjusted

Year HR
2021 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3
2022 14 17 11 18 15 14 16 12 12 12 12 16 19 13 16 17 13 15 14 15 16 13 20 17 13 11 17 18 18 14 11
2023 14 12 12 13 17 14 16 14 14 13 12 13 14 12 15 14 15 13 15 16 13 15 19 18 13 13 13 15 14 16 10
2024 6 6 6 8 6 7 7 9 4 5 5 6 8 6 7 7 6 6 7 8 9 5 10 7 7 6 4 5 9 6 7
Player 39 40 33 44 43 40 44 40 34 34 34 40 46 35 43 43 39 39 40 44 42 38 54 47 38 35 39 43 46 41 31
Note: xHR tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. The "Adjusted" view here accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects using Statcast Park Factor data.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.1 91.7 2.6 89.1 -2.6 91.7 2.6
Launch Angle 12.1 10.7 -1.4 7.2 -3.5 5.0 -2.2
Barrel % 4.8 12.1 7.3 8.8 -3.3 9.9 1.1
Hard Hit % 36.1 46.0 9.9 37.8 -8.2 51.1 13.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 24.1 30.4 6.3 30.8 0.4 31.3 0.5
xBA .213 .247 0.034 .265 0.018 .264 -0.001
BA .239 .228 -0.011 .261 0.033 .229 -0.032
xwOBA .286 .346 0.060 .356 0.010 .352 -0.004
wOBA .316 .342 0.026 .344 0.002 .313 -0.031
xSLG .349 .414 0.065 .436 0.022 .470 0.034
SLG .422 .448 0.026 .418 -0.030 .394 -0.024
K% 22.6 20.5 -2.1 19.7 -0.8 20.7 1.0
BB% 10.5 14.7 4.2 14.3 -0.4 11.4 -2.9
Swing % 39.6 39.2 -0.4 35.5 -3.7 37.4 1.9
Whiff% 26.2 23.5 -2.7 18.2 -5.3 18.4 0.2
In Zone % 49.6 48.3 -1.3 50.7 2.4 52.8 2.1
Out of Zone % 50.4 51.7 1.3 49.3 -2.4 47.3 -2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 17.6 21.0 3.4 17.1 -3.9 17.7 0.6
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 25.1 0.9 14.2 -10.9 15.0 0.8
First Pitch Strike % 56.5 61.7 5.2 55.3 -6.4 55.4 0.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2021 Shifts L 123 74 60.2 .310 .320
2022 Shifts L 345 212 61.4 .356 .335
2023 Shades L 492 166 33.7 .354 .333
2024 Shades L 192 74 38.5 .285 .358
! 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 %
2021 153 18.4 11.8% 5.2% 87 23.9 3.4% 11.5%
2022 486 17.3 17.5% 1.2% 236 22.5 0.8% 5.9%
2023 717 15.1 48.0% 0.0% 412 19.0 2.9% 0.2%
2024 274 15.6 43.1% 0.0% 162 18.4 4.9% 1.2%
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