Lars Nootbaar
CF | B/T: L/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2018 | Rd: 8, #243, St. Louis Cardinals | USC

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 183 153 25 41 4 21 5 .268 .383 .392 .775
3 Seasons 654 552 93 133 23 76 11 .241 .348 .428 .776
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .268 4 21 5 .775
3 Seasons .241 23 76 11 .776

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 25 754 116 10 8.6 5.5 89.8 109.8 3.8 28.4 .258 .417 .344 .357 .394 44.0 20.8 15.8
Player 2615 423 41 9.7 6.3 90.7 113.0 9.0 28.6 .243 .402 .338 .338 .372 43.5 20.9 14.2
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 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 56.0 19.8 20.7 3.4 31.0 45.7 23.3 5.2 37.9 14.7 28.4 5.2 8.6 5.5
Player 49.2 24.1 21.5 5.2 40.0 37.6 22.5 4.5 34.8 22.2 24.1 4.7 9.7 6.3
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 0.0 0 221 29.3 46 .270 .405 .372 20.7 21.7 17.9 .249 .463 .379 66.7
2023 Slider 1.0 1 132 17.5 31 .167 .167 .274 32.4 32.3 20.4 .195 .220 .301 21.4
2023 Sinker 4.1 5 130 17.2 31 .478 .609 .511 10.3 9.7 13.6 .275 .384 .417 47.6
2023 Changeup -1.6 -2 98 13.0 34 .188 .219 .210 22.0 17.6 19.4 .232 .297 .260 23.1
2023 Cutter 6.9 5 68 9.0 15 .538 1.077 .683 8.3 6.7 6.3 .508 1.118 .683 58.3
2023 Curveball 0.9 1 66 8.8 11 .273 .545 .345 28.6 36.4 28.6 .286 .557 .354 71.4
2023 Splitter -11.5 -2 17 2.3 7 .000 .000 .000 10.0 14.3 11.1 .215 .252 .207 16.7
2023 Sweeper -2.3 0 13 1.7 4 .000 .000 .225 50.0 75.0 42.9 .127 .157 .126 100.0
2023 Slurve -9.5 -1 9 1.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .009 .011 .008 0.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.6 3 462 33.3 124 .287 .485 .376 11.0 18.5 17.6 .299 .528 .404 58.5
2022 Sinker -1.7 -4 211 15.2 47 .179 .333 .318 17.9 14.9 19.4 .225 .284 .303 37.5
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 1.8 3 174 12.5 36 .167 .567 .363 38.6 27.8 17.5 .191 .414 .329 40.0
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 -2.1 0 19 1.4 8 .000 .000 .263 16.7 37.5 21.4 .012 .026 .273 0.0
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 181 754 0 -4 9 3 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 754 51.9 54.5 82.6 16.5 65.0 44.4 14.4 36.2 20.1 8.2 67.7
Player 2,615 49.6 57.9 80.3 19.2 62.5 43.6 21.9 38.4 23.1 7.8 66.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 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 92 51 85 90 89 80 54 98 56 92 74 64 94
2023 77 58 53 45 92 48 54 59 59 68 53 96 78 98 74 77 77
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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 19.7 4 4.8 -1 3 4 2 50.0
Player 19.9 23 24.4 -1 8 16 12 52.2

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 4 4 3 5 6 5 5 4 6 4 4 6 4 3 7 5 5 4 6 6 3 6 6 7 3 4 6 6 4 5 2
Player 23 26 18 28 26 24 26 21 22 20 21 27 28 20 28 27 23 24 24 26 23 24 31 29 21 20 28 29 27 24 16
! 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 89.8 -1.9
Launch Angle 12.1 10.7 -1.4 3.8 -6.9
Barrel % 4.8 12.1 7.3 8.6 -3.5
Hard Hit % 36.1 46.0 9.9 44.0 -2.0
Sweet Spot % 24.1 30.4 6.3 28.4 -2.0
xBA .213 .247 0.034 .258 0.011
BA .239 .228 -0.011 .268 0.040
xwOBA .286 .346 0.060 .357 0.011
wOBA .316 .342 0.026 .344 0.002
xSLG .349 .414 0.065 .417 0.003
SLG .422 .448 0.026 .392 -0.056
K% 22.6 20.5 -2.1 20.8 0.3
BB% 10.5 14.7 4.2 15.8 1.1
Swing % 39.6 39.2 -0.4 36.2 -3.0
Whiff% 26.2 23.5 -2.7 20.1 -3.4
In Zone % 49.6 48.3 -1.3 51.9 3.6
Out of Zone % 50.4 51.7 1.3 48.1 -3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 17.6 21.0 3.4 16.5 -4.5
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 25.1 0.9 14.4 -10.7
First Pitch Strike % 56.5 61.7 5.2 53.6 -8.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2021 L 120 57 47.5 .279 .373
2022 L 345 183 53.0 .378 .312
2023 L 181 0 0.0 .344

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 82 14.5 57.3% 0.0% 40 19.4 7.5% 0.0%
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Statcast Rankings