Lars Nootbaar
CF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 8, #243, St. Louis Cardinals | USC
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 124 109 15 26 5 2 .239 .317 .422 .739
2022 347 290 53 66 14 4 .228 .340 .448 .788
2023 494 418 72 109 13 11 .261 .367 .414 .781
3 Seasons 965 817 140 201 32 17 .246 .351 .427 .778
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .239 5 2 .739
2022 .228 14 4 .788
2023 .261 13 11 .781
3 Seasons .246 32 17 .778
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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
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 2036 326 28 8.6 5.7 89.3 112.2 7.1 31.0 .264 .431 .343 .356 .388 37.7 19.4 14.4
Player 3897 633 59 9.3 6.1 90.1 113.0 9.0 29.9 .251 .414 .339 .344 .376 40.4 20.2 14.0
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.




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 50.6 22.4 22.7 4.3 31.9 42.9 25.2 3.4 37.1 19.0 26.4 5.5 8.6 5.7
Player 48.7 24.0 22.3 5.1 37.4 38.9 23.7 3.8 35.4 22.0 24.5 5.1 9.3 6.1
MLB 44.7 23.4 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.

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 4-Seamer 0.5 3 600 29.5 138 .330 .509 .440 15.6 14.5 14.1 .309 .530 .429 54.5
2023 Slider -1.5 -5 332 16.3 76 .118 .176 .211 32.1 42.1 27.4 .156 .198 .213 25.0
2023 Sinker 2.7 9 327 16.1 84 .375 .547 .473 10.7 9.5 12.3 .322 .479 .439 40.4
2023 Changeup -0.6 -2 282 13.9 78 .219 .301 .257 22.8 17.9 18.2 .228 .327 .270 20.3
2023 Curveball 1.4 3 184 9.0 33 .276 .517 .358 15.9 21.2 13.7 .248 .433 .329 47.8
2023 Cutter 1.6 3 173 8.5 40 .405 .784 .516 8.7 5.0 5.3 .345 .621 .431 31.4
2023 Splitter -4.1 -3 62 3.0 20 .105 .263 .180 13.8 10.0 10.5 .268 .522 .353 29.4
2023 Sweeper -4.7 -3 58 2.8 19 .000 .000 .084 31.6 52.6 40.0 .213 .522 .327 37.5
2023 Slurve -7.5 -1 15 0.7 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 33.3 20.0 .006 .007 .005 0.0
2023 Knuckleball -4.2 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer 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 2 170 12.2 34 .143 .464 .325 40.0 26.5 16.1 .181 .373 .317 36.8
2022 Curveball -1.0 -1 155 11.2 27 .091 .091 .196 41.9 40.7 21.6 .121 .162 .230 18.2
2022 Cutter 4.7 5 110 7.9 37 .300 .733 .485 19.2 10.8 16.0 .332 .658 .485 55.6
2022 Splitter 0.4 0 45 3.2 12 .250 .333 .254 20.8 8.3 5.0 .351 .433 .346 54.5
2022 Sweeper 2.2 1 23 1.7 10 .143 .571 .410 12.5 40.0 26.7 .101 .301 .326 33.3
2022 Slurve -2.6 0 8 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer -1.1 -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 Splitter 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 492 2,036 -13 -8 19 8 5
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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 2,036 50.8 53.5 86.1 16.8 65.5 45.3 14.4 35.4 18.2 7.6 67.7
Player 3,897 49.8 56.3 82.8 18.4 63.4 44.3 19.5 37.3 21.2 7.6 66.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2021 65 84 79
2022 82 49 62 63 93 51 85 90 89 80 54 98 56 92 74 64 94
2023 81 69 56 46 91 49 51 49 79 30 66 95 88 98 62 81 80
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Expected Home Runs

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 19.4 13 13.1 0 6 11 5 38.5
Player 19.7 32 32.6 -1 11 23 15 46.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

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 13 12 11 12 17 13 15 13 13 12 11 12 13 11 14 13 14 13 14 15 12 14 17 15 12 11 13 13 13 15 9
Player 32 34 26 35 37 32 36 30 29 28 28 33 37 28 35 35 32 33 32 35 32 32 42 37 30 27 35 36 36 34 23
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.1 91.7 2.6 89.3 -2.4
Launch Angle 12.1 10.7 -1.4 7.1 -3.6
Barrel % 4.8 12.1 7.3 8.6 -3.5
Hard Hit % 36.1 46.0 9.9 37.7 -8.3
Sweet Spot % 24.1 30.4 6.3 31.0 0.6
xBA .213 .247 0.034 .264 0.017
BA .239 .228 -0.011 .261 0.033
xwOBA .286 .346 0.060 .356 0.010
wOBA .316 .342 0.026 .343 0.001
xSLG .349 .414 0.065 .431 0.017
SLG .422 .448 0.026 .414 -0.034
K% 22.6 20.5 -2.1 19.4 -1.1
BB% 10.5 14.7 4.2 14.4 -0.3
Swing % 39.6 39.2 -0.4 35.4 -3.8
Whiff% 26.2 23.5 -2.7 18.2 -5.3
In Zone % 49.6 48.3 -1.3 50.8 2.5
Out of Zone % 50.4 51.7 1.3 49.2 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 17.6 21.0 3.4 16.8 -4.2
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 25.1 0.9 14.4 -10.7
First Pitch Strike % 56.5 61.7 5.2 54.9 -6.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2021 Shifts L 120 71 59.2 .310 .334
2022 Shifts L 345 212 61.4 .356 .335
2023 Shades L 483 160 33.1 .349 .340
! 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 685 15.2 47.4% 0.0% 381 19.1 2.9% 0.3%
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