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 145 122 13 26 5 2 .213 .333 .393 .726
4 Seasons 1,119 947 155 229 38 19 .242 .349 .424 .773
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .228 14 4 .788
2023 .261 14 11 .785
2024 .213 5 2 .726
4 Seasons .242 38 19 .773
MLB Percentile Rankings
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 26 574 95 10 10.5 7.1 91.2 113.5 4.3 31.6 .276 .506 .327 .380 .418 49.5 17.9 14.3
Player 4509 733 70 9.5 6.3 90.2 113.5 8.4 30.0 .255 .428 .338 .348 .382 41.6 20.0 14.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .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 52.6 17.9 24.2 5.3 33.7 41.1 25.3 5.3 37.9 20.0 20.0 6.3 10.5 7.1
Player 49.1 23.5 22.4 5.0 37.0 39.2 23.9 4.1 35.6 21.8 23.7 5.2 9.5 6.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.9 4 190 33.1 51 .302 .605 .431 16.0 23.5 19.7 .338 .652 .460 71.0
2024 Sinker -3.5 -4 107 18.6 33 .167 .200 .195 9.3 3.0 9.1 .216 .346 .268 33.3
2024 Changeup 2.4 2 64 11.1 9 .167 .667 .456 20.0 11.1 5.9 .350 .827 .560 40.0
2024 Slider -0.1 0 62 10.8 11 .111 .444 .309 23.8 18.2 7.7 .268 .610 .426 42.9
2024 Curveball 0.8 0 55 9.6 10 .222 .444 .320 15.4 30.0 20.0 .268 .320 .304 33.3
2024 Sweeper -2.3 -1 44 7.7 7 .000 .000 .000 46.2 42.9 18.8 .111 .292 .168 25.0
2024 Cutter 3.8 2 40 7.0 14 .364 .364 .407 18.8 7.1 14.3 .357 .569 .460 70.0
2024 Split-Finger -5.4 -1 11 1.9 4 .000 .000 .000 20.0 50.0 50.0 .045 .047 .041 0.0
2024 Slurve 5.5 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 -4 329 15.9 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 1.4 3 177 8.5 33 .276 .517 .358 14.3 21.2 14.0 .251 .433 .328 47.8
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 -4.8 -4 78 3.8 23 .000 .000 .070 37.0 60.9 45.2 .173 .408 .262 37.5
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 -1 150 10.8 25 .100 .100 .212 40.0 40.0 20.4 .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 29 2.1 12 .111 .444 .342 27.3 41.7 29.4 .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 .161 .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 139 574 -10 3 6 3 2
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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 574 50.3 56.1 89.5 17.5 58.0 40.9 15.0 36.9 17.9 9.1 67.3
Player 4,509 49.8 56.2 83.7 18.5 62.9 43.8 18.8 37.3 20.8 7.8 66.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 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 68 60 49 91 50 53 44 79 30 64 95 88 98 62 80 78
2024 89 79 88 86 92 64 73 81 92 87 71 94 87 97 49 81 75 54 93
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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 19.5 14 14.1 0 5 11 6 42.9
2024 20.1 5 4.2 1 2 3 2 40.0
Player 19.8 38 37.9 0 12 26 18 47.4

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 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 5 5 3 5 4 5 4 5 2 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 3 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 3 3 5 4 5
Player 38 39 30 41 41 38 41 36 32 33 32 38 43 33 41 40 37 38 36 41 38 36 49 45 36 34 38 41 42 39 29
! 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 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.1 91.7 2.6 89.1 -2.6 91.2 2.1
Launch Angle 12.1 10.7 -1.4 7.2 -3.5 4.3 -2.9
Barrel % 4.8 12.1 7.3 8.8 -3.3 10.5 1.7
Hard Hit % 36.1 46.0 9.9 37.8 -8.2 49.5 11.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 24.1 30.4 6.3 30.8 0.4 31.6 0.8
xBA .213 .247 0.034 .265 0.018 .276 0.011
BA .239 .228 -0.011 .261 0.033 .218 -0.043
xwOBA .286 .346 0.060 .356 0.010 .380 0.024
wOBA .316 .342 0.026 .344 0.002 .327 -0.017
xSLG .349 .414 0.065 .436 0.022 .506 0.070
SLG .422 .448 0.026 .418 -0.030 .403 -0.015
K% 22.6 20.5 -2.1 19.7 -0.8 17.9 -1.8
BB% 10.5 14.7 4.2 14.3 -0.4 14.3 0.0
Swing % 39.6 39.2 -0.4 35.5 -3.7 36.9 1.4
Whiff% 26.2 23.5 -2.7 18.2 -5.3 17.9 -0.3
In Zone % 49.6 48.3 -1.3 50.7 2.4 50.3 -0.4
Out of Zone % 50.4 51.7 1.3 49.3 -2.4 49.7 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 17.6 21.0 3.4 17.1 -3.9 17.5 0.4
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 54.3 -1.0
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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 139 54 38.8 .301 .368
! 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 194 15.4 46.4% 0.0% 113 18.3 4.4% 1.8%
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