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Sam Howard
Trending: ↓ 7%
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 4" 200LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 3, #82, Colorado Rockies | Georgia Southern
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 3 3.86 22 0 0 21.0 27 1.24
3 Seasons 4 3 4.91 46 0 0 44.0 51 1.48
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 22 2-3 3.86 21.0 27 1.24
3 Seasons 46 4-3 4.91 44.0 51 1.48

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 361 51 2 3.9 87.7 24.4 35.3 .211 .364 .324 .291 .349 35.3 30.0 10.0 3.86 3.84
2019 383 55 3 5.5 87.9 16.2 32.7 .247 .400 .379 .336 .393 32.7 25.3 11.0 6.63 4.86
2018 86 15 0 0.0 89.8 14.6 13.3 .220 .293 .396 .319 .239 40.0 5.0 15.0 2.25 4.15
ALL 830 121 5 4.1 88.1 19.5 31.4 .228 .374 .356 .314 .355 34.7 25.4 10.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Howard relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(62.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(37.4%) ,
Changeup
(0.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 225 138 87 62.3 84.6 47 40 8 2 4 0 2 16 24 .200 .167 .450 .286 .327 .257 85.3 25 2468 40.6 24.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 135 81 54 37.4 92.0 43 37 9 6 1 0 2 11 27 .243 .258 .432 .448 .321 .328 87.8 22 2431 27.1 30.6
2020 Changeup 1 1 0 0.3 82.7 2294
2019 Slider 214 116 98 55.9 85.1 53 47 12 8 2 0 2 14 33 .255 .246 .426 .344 .329 .304 87.4 14 2339 39.8 17.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 169 93 76 44.1 92.6 38 29 9 5 1 0 3 9 22 .310 .249 .655 .491 .452 .382 88.8 19 2345 21.9 21.4
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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
2020 Changeup PIT L 1 82.7 24.9 -6.1 -20 13.7 0.6 4
2020 4-Seamer PIT L 135 92 14.3 1.5 10 9.7 3 44
2020 Slider PIT L 225 84.6 32.5 -3.9 -11 2 -2.8 -58
2019 4-Seamer COL L 169 92.6 16 0.1 0 6.6 -0.7 -10
2019 Slider COL L 214 85.1 34.9 -2.5 -7 2.6 -2 -44
2018 Changeup COL L 8 83.5 28.6 -3.2 -10 10.4 -3 -23
2018 4-Seamer COL L 42 91.4 17.6 -0.4 -2 9.1 1.7 23
2018 Slider COL L 36 85.5 33.1 -4.4 -12 2.1 -2.5 -54
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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 %
2020 Changeup 3.3 0 1 0.3
2020 Slider 1.2 3 225 62.3 47 0.200 0.450 0.334 40.6 34.0 24.6 0.167 0.286 0.258 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -1.9 -3 135 37.4 43 0.243 0.432 0.329 27.1 25.6 30.6 0.258 0.448 0.328 37.0
2019 Slider -0.7 -1 214 55.9 53 0.255 0.426 0.338 39.8 26.4 17.3 0.246 0.344 0.305 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 2.8 5 169 44.1 38 0.310 0.655 0.463 21.9 23.7 21.4 0.249 0.491 0.383 31.8
2018 Slider -3.4 -1 36 41.9 11 0.400 0.600 0.455 16.7 9.1 5.3 0.300 0.402 0.342 55.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 0 42 48.8 6 0.000 0.000 0.350 17.6 0.0 0.0 0.026 0.057 0.367 0.0
2018 Changeup 3.1 0 8 9.3 3 0.333 0.333 0.300 16.7 0.0 0.0 0.148 0.164 0.141 33.3
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 87 354 -2 -1 1 2 0
2019 88 379 2 -5 5 1 3
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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 %
2020 361 36.0 70.8 72.8 31.6 53.4 39.9 52.2 45.7 35.8 3.9 85.7
2019 383 43.1 72.7 79.2 30.3 45.5 38.1 56.0 48.6 32.8 6.5 84.0
2018 86 47.7 80.5 90.9 31.1 64.3 45.3 65.0 54.7 17.0 11.6 90.0
ALL 830 40.5 72.9 78.4 31.0 51.0 39.6 55.2 48.0 32.2 5.9 85.7
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 31.4 27.5 27.5 13.7 43.1 25.5 31.4 5.9 21.6 35.3 19.6 13.7 3.9
2019 41.8 27.3 23.6 7.3 38.2 29.1 32.7 3.6 29.1 25.5 21.8 10.9 5.5
2018 53.3 26.7 13.3 6.7 20.0 66.7 13.3 0.0 33.3 40.0 13.3 13.3 0.0
ALL 38.8 27.3 24.0 9.9 38.0 32.2 29.8 4.1 26.4 31.4 19.8 12.4 4.1
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 90 .324 58 17 29.3 32 18 56.3
2019 91 .379 50 4 8.0 41 9 22.0
2018 20 .396 17 3 17.6 3 0 0.0

Pitch Distribution