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Spencer Howard
Popularity: ↑ 17%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 2, #45, Philadelphia Phillies | Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
MLB Pipeline Rank
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 2 5.92 6 6 0 24.1 23 1.64
1 Season 1 2 5.92 6 6 0 24.1 23 1.64
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 6 1-2 5.92 24.1 23 1.64
1 Season 6 1-2 5.92 24.1 23 1.64

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 439 79 4 5.1 87.1 12.7 35.4 .243 .409 .376 .316 .355 32.9 20.4 8.8 5.92 4.27
439 79 4 5.1 87.1 12.7 35.4 .243 .409 .376 .316 .355 32.9 20.4 8.8
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Howard relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56.5%) ,
Slider
(21.6%) ,
Changeup
(15.9%) ,
Curveball
(5.9%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 248 104 144 56.5 94.0 59 50 14 11 1 1 1 12 40 0.280 0.266 0.400 0.381 0.329 0.325 89.1 14 2345 18.8 16.4
2020 Slider 95 68 27 21.6 84.5 25 23 5 2 0 0 3 6 17 0.217 0.190 0.609 0.460 0.364 0.302 81.2 11 2389 40.7 21.4
2020 Changeup 70 20 50 15.9 79.6 23 21 9 6 2 0 1 3 18 0.429 0.248 0.667 0.347 0.485 0.295 87.8 15 1539 22.2 10.3
2020 Curveball 26 9 17 5.9 73.3 6 6 2 1 0 0 1 2 4 0.333 0.245 0.833 0.671 0.477 0.376 87.1 -10 2140 33.3 33.3


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 4-Seamer PHI R 248 94 13.1 1.4 9 9.9 3 43
2020 Curveball PHI R 26 73.3 71 7.1 11 4.5 -6.9 -60
2020 Changeup PHI R 70 79.6 31.6 -2.1 -6 11.7 -0.7 -6
2020 Slider PHI R 95 84.5 36.5 -0.7 -2 5.9 0.7 14
! 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 %
2020 Curveball 3.1 1 26 5.9 6 0.333 0.833 0.483 33.3 33.3 33.3 0.245 0.671 0.376 25
2020 Changeup 3.1 2 70 15.9 23 0.429 0.667 0.491 22.2 13 10.3 0.248 0.347 0.295 38.9
2020 Slider 1.8 2 95 21.6 25 0.217 0.609 0.368 40.7 24 21.4 0.19 0.46 0.302 29.4
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 248 56.5 59 0.28 0.4 0.333 18.8 20.3 16.4 0.266 0.381 0.325 32.5
! 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
2020 Slider 95 84.5 30 6.7 10:15 9:00 75
2020 Changeup 65 79.5 99 16.1 1:45 1:45 0
2020 Curveball 26 73.3 99 23.4 6:30 6:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 238 94 99 20.2 1:00 1:00 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 113 439 2 -3 2 2 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 439 50.3 67.4 79.2 28.4 61.3 43.7 69 48.1 25.6 5.9 100
439 50.3 67.4 79.2 28.4 61.3 43.7 69 48.1 25.6 5.9 100
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 38 19 35.4 7.6 35.4 36.7 27.8 6.3 21.5 29.1 30.4 5.1 5.1
38 19 35.4 7.6 35.4 36.7 27.8 6.3 21.5 29.1 30.4 5.1 5.1
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 49 44 46 44 50 65 75 71 74 31 47 43 49 65 65 10
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.9 6 4.7 1 2 2 3 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 6 4 6 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 6 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 4 5 4 4 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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%
2020 113 .376 54 17 31.5 59 27 45.8

Pitch Distribution