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 503 426 74 111 14 11 .261 .367 .418 .785
3 Seasons 974 825 142 203 33 17 .246 .351 .429 .780
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .239 5 2 .739
2022 .228 14 4 .788
2023 .261 14 11 .785
3 Seasons .246 33 17 .780
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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 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
Player 3935 638 60 9.4 6.2 90.1 113.0 9.0 29.8 .252 .417 .340 .344 .377 40.4 20.3 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 50.5 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
Player 48.6 24.3 22.1 5.0 37.5 38.9 23.7 3.9 35.3 22.1 24.3 5.0 9.4 6.2
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.

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 0.8 5 616 29.7 142 .330 .532 .446 15.3 14.1 13.8 .311 .547 .434 54.9
2023 Slider -1.5 -5 338 16.3 77 .116 .174 .208 32.1 42.9 28.0 .157 .204 .212 25.0
2023 Sinker 2.6 9 329 15.9 84 .375 .547 .473 10.5 9.5 12.1 .326 .485 .438 40.4
2023 Changeup -0.6 -2 288 13.9 81 .224 .303 .259 22.8 18.5 19.0 .225 .319 .264 19.7
2023 Curveball 1.4 3 186 9.0 33 .276 .517 .358 15.6 21.2 13.5 .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 Splitter -4.1 -3 66 3.2 20 .105 .263 .180 16.1 10.0 9.5 .271 .536 .359 29.4
2023 Sweeper -5.0 -3 60 2.9 20 .000 .000 .080 33.3 55.0 42.3 .200 .473 .301 37.5
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-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 -1.2 -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 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 501 2,074 -14 -7 20 8 7
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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
Player 3,935 49.7 56.2 82.8 18.6 63.6 44.3 19.3 37.3 21.2 7.6 66.4
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 68 60 49 91 50 53 44 79 30 64 95 88 98 62 80 78
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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
Player 19.7 33 33.6 -1 10 23 16 48.5

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 18 18 13 13 14 14 14 16 10
Player 33 34 27 36 37 33 37 31 30 29 29 34 38 29 36 36 33 33 33 36 33 33 43 40 31 29 36 37 37 35 24
! 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 89.1 -2.6
Launch Angle 12.1 10.7 -1.4 7.2 -3.5
Barrel % 4.8 12.1 7.3 8.8 -3.3
Hard Hit % 36.1 46.0 9.9 37.8 -8.2
Sweet Spot % 24.1 30.4 6.3 30.8 0.4
xBA .213 .247 0.034 .265 0.018
BA .239 .228 -0.011 .261 0.033
xwOBA .286 .346 0.060 .356 0.010
wOBA .316 .342 0.026 .344 0.002
xSLG .349 .414 0.065 .436 0.022
SLG .422 .448 0.026 .418 -0.030
K% 22.6 20.5 -2.1 19.7 -0.8
BB% 10.5 14.7 4.2 14.3 -0.4
Swing % 39.6 39.2 -0.4 35.5 -3.7
Whiff% 26.2 23.5 -2.7 18.2 -5.3
In Zone % 49.6 48.3 -1.3 50.7 2.4
Out of Zone % 50.4 51.7 1.3 49.3 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 17.6 21.0 3.4 17.1 -3.9
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 25.1 0.9 14.2 -10.9
First Pitch Strike % 56.5 61.7 5.2 55.3 -6.4
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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 492 166 33.7 .354 .333
! 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%
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