Louie Varland
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2019 | Rd: 15, #449, Minnesota Twins | Concordia University

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 2 3.81 5 5 0 26.0 21 1.23
1 Season 1 2 3.81 5 5 0 26.0 21 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 5 1-2 3.81 26.0 21 1.23
1 Season 5 1-2 3.81 26.0 21 1.23

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2022 24 411 78 5 6.4 4.7 88.7 112.6 14.8 43.6 .271 .441 .329 .329 .389 41.0 19.8 5.7 3.81 4.56
Player 411 78 5 6.4 4.7 88.7 112.6 14.8 43.6 .271 .441 .329 .329 .389 41.0 19.8 5.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Varland relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(47.7%) ,
Slider
(19.2%) ,
Cutter
(18.5%) ,
Changeup
(14.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 38.5 26.9 28.2 6.4 42.3 32.1 25.6 5.1 23.1 28.2 32.1 5.1 6.4 4.7
Player 38.5 26.9 28.2 6.4 42.3 32.1 25.6 5.1 23.1 28.2 32.1 5.1 6.4 4.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 4-Seamer MIN R 196 93.8 15.9 -0.2 -1 9.6 1.0 12
2022 Changeup MIN R 60 83.8 32.5 -2.5 -7 14.3 -0.3 -2
2022 Slider MIN R 79 83.3 41.0 3.1 8 8.7 0.3 4
2022 Cutter MIN R 76 89.0 25.9 0.5 2 2.3 0.2 11
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.6 -1 196 47.7 43 .231 .513 .345 17.7 23.3 16.1 .235 .481 .341 44.8
2022 Slider 2.2 2 79 19.2 20 .316 .316 .305 25.0 25.0 12.8 .317 .368 .321 28.6
2022 Cutter 0.5 0 76 18.5 22 .364 .545 .393 18.2 4.5 12.5 .315 .466 .338 42.9
2022 Changeup -2.4 -1 60 14.6 20 .158 .368 .243 22.2 25.0 22.7 .251 .402 .303 42.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 57 83.8 96 15.9 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Cutter 76 89.0 47 8.1 12:30 11:15 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 196 93.8 94 17.8 1:15 1:15 0
2022 Slider 79 83.3 41 10.7 7:45 8:15 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 105 411 0 -4 2 1 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 411 55.2 69.2 84.7 27.2 64.0 41.6 64.2 50.4 19.8 10.5 88.4
Player 411 55.2 69.2 84.7 27.2 64.0 41.6 64.2 50.4 19.8 10.5 88.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2022 35 44 81
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.3 4 3.9 0 1 2 2 50.0
Player 24.3 4 3.9 0 1 2 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 4
Player 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 4
! 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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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2022 105 .329 62 20 32.3 43 35 81.4

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 125 14.0 69.6% 0.0% 60 19.0 3.3% 1.7%
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Pitch Distribution