Spencer Howard
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 2, #45, Philadelphia Phillies | Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 4 7.41 10 8 0 37.2 32 1.73
3 Seasons 3 11 7.09 35 29 0 111.2 107 1.66
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 10 2-4 7.41 37.2 32 1.73
3 Seasons 35 3-11 7.09 111.2 107 1.66

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
2020 23 439 79 4 5.1 3.5 87.1 109.1 12.7 35.4 .248 .417 .376 .322 .364 32.9 20.4 8.8 5.92 4.42
2021 24 936 147 11 7.5 4.8 88.2 110.0 16.7 36.1 .249 .400 .352 .330 .372 35.4 22.7 11.8 7.43 4.66
2022 25 692 131 14 10.7 7.8 91.4 117.9 13.8 34.4 .274 .496 .416 .357 .406 42.0 17.9 8.4 7.41 5.44
Player 2067 357 29 8.1 5.6 89.1 117.9 14.7 35.3 .258 .438 .379 .338 .383 37.3 20.5 10.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Howard relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.3%) ,
Cutter
(35.3%) ,
Curveball
(11%) ,
Changeup
(3.5%) ,


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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
2020 38.0 26.6 27.8 7.6 35.4 36.7 27.8 6.3 21.5 29.1 30.4 5.1 5.1 3.5
2021 36.7 27.9 27.9 7.5 30.6 38.8 30.6 3.4 25.2 29.9 29.3 4.1 7.5 4.8
2022 40.5 32.1 22.9 4.6 34.4 35.1 30.5 3.1 26.7 27.5 26.7 5.3 10.7 7.8
Player 38.4 29.1 26.1 6.4 33.1 37.0 30.0 3.9 24.9 28.9 28.6 4.8 8.1 5.6
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 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 Curveball TEX R 76 75.0 66.1 4.9 8 6.2 -4.0 -40
2022 Changeup TEX R 24 79.5 33.7 -0.5 -2 12.7 -0.3 -2
2022 Cutter TEX R 244 84.8 37.7 -5.5 -17 5.2 0.8 17
2022 4-Seamer TEX R 348 94.4 14.4 -0.1 -1 7.6 0.9 14
2021 Sinker TEX R 6 94.0 15.9 -4.4 -22 10.9 -3.6 -25
2021 Changeup TEX R 84 79.4 33.4 -0.7 -2 12.1 -0.8 -6
2021 4-Seamer TEX R 590 94.2 13.9 0.2 2 7.8 1.1 16
2021 Cutter TEX R 127 88.1 28.4 -0.8 -3 3.1 0.1 4
2021 Curveball TEX R 78 74.6 66.5 5.1 8 5.6 -4.9 -46
2021 Slider TEX R 51 79.9 44.0 1.4 3 9.4 1.2 15
2020 4-Seamer PHI R 248 94.0 13.1 1.3 9 9.9 2.9 42
2020 Cutter PHI R 93 84.5 36.4 -4.5 -14 5.7 2.0 53
2020 Slider PHI R 2 82.2 40.4 -0.2 -1 10.7 4.0 59
2020 Changeup PHI R 70 79.6 31.6 -2.0 -6 11.7 -0.7 -6
2020 Curveball PHI R 26 73.3 71.0 7.2 11 4.5 -6.9 -60
! 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 1.3 4 348 50.3 94 .289 .530 .388 12.6 18.1 17.3 .261 .462 .354 45.5
2022 Cutter 4.3 10 244 35.3 66 .355 .758 .483 24.6 18.2 13.3 .301 .556 .374 41.2
2022 Curveball -0.3 0 76 11.0 12 .091 .091 .208 20.0 25.0 23.1 .156 .177 .196 12.5
2022 Changeup 13.2 3 24 3.5 6 .500 1.333 .750 11.1 0.0 0.0 .408 .927 .562 50.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 1 590 63.0 138 .256 .410 .351 24.7 21.0 17.6 .240 .383 .332 40.9
2021 Cutter 1.7 2 127 13.6 37 .343 .600 .424 19.4 8.1 9.4 .333 .556 .377 27.3
2021 Changeup 7.7 6 84 9.0 25 .368 .684 .478 35.5 28.0 21.9 .269 .415 .371 30.8
2021 Curveball -0.6 0 78 8.3 17 .000 .000 .082 23.8 47.1 25.0 .125 .155 .189 14.3
2021 Slider 7.7 4 51 5.4 11 .400 .700 .486 36.4 36.4 19.0 .233 .428 .316 33.3
2021 Sinker -1.8 0 6 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 -- 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seamer -0.9 -2 248 56.5 59 .280 .400 .339 18.8 20.3 16.4 .271 .388 .330 32.5
2020 Cutter 1.9 2 93 21.2 25 .217 .609 .346 40.4 24.0 22.2 .200 .482 .315 29.4
2020 Changeup 3.1 2 70 15.9 23 .429 .667 .491 22.2 13.0 10.3 .247 .346 .294 38.9
2020 Curveball 3.1 1 26 5.9 6 .333 .833 .483 33.3 33.3 33.3 .245 .671 .376 25.0
2020 Slider -2.4 0 2 0.5 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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 Changeup 62 79.5 100 16.2 1:45 1:45 0
2020 Curveball 26 73.3 99 23.4 6:30 6:30 0
2020 Cutter 93 84.5 30 6.6 10:15 9:00 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 238 94.0 99 20.2 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Changeup 83 79.4 99 15.5 1:45 1:45 0
2021 Curveball 77 74.6 99 20.9 6:30 6:30 0
2021 Cutter 127 88.1 46 7.4 11:45 10:45 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 589 94.2 96 18.5 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Slider 51 79.9 43 10.9 8:00 8:15 -15
2022 Changeup 23 79.3 100 16.2 1:45 1:45 0
2022 Curveball 76 75.0 98 21.3 6:45 6:30 15
2022 Cutter 242 84.7 29 6.5 10:00 8:45 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 348 94.4 95 17.8 1:00 1:00 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 113 439 2 -3 2 2 2
2021 229 936 -5 0 11 7 13
2022 178 692 12 -2 5 2 18
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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 69.0 48.1 25.6 5.9 100.0
2021 936 50.1 66.7 76.7 22.9 67.3 41.3 62.0 44.9 25.2 6.4 80.0
2022 692 54.0 67.4 88.1 24.5 59.0 44.2 58.1 47.7 17.6 8.7 85.0
Player 2,067 51.5 67.1 81.2 24.6 63.2 42.8 62.2 46.5 22.7 7.1 85.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 7.3 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
2020 44 40 42 43 46 65 75 71 74 31 47 43 57 28 70 67
2021 28 37 47 57 12 76 53 64 74 44 13 43 6 49 29 2 69
2022 8 10 4 3 19 42 7 2 19 18 43 4 9 12 28 2 60
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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 50.0
2021 24.0 7 7.0 0 4 7 2 28.6
2022 23.7 12 10.8 1 0 6 6 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 6 4 6 5 5 4 0 4 5 4 6 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 4 4 4 4 5
2021 7 6 8 6 7 9 6 8 7 9 6 7 4 6 4 9 10 7 8 7 8 5 5 7 7 7 8 5 8 5 11
2022 12 10 12 10 11 11 12 10 12 11 11 11 10 8 11 12 12 10 10 11 12 11 11 10 10 12 11 10 10 10 12
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.4 93.1 1.7 90.4 -2.7
Offspeed Velocity 79.6 79.4 -0.2 79.5 0.1
Breaking Velocity 73.9 76.7 2.8 75 -1.7
Exit Velocity 87.1 88.2 1.1 91.4 3.2
Launch Angle 12.7 16.7 4 13.8 -2.9
Barrel % 5.1 7.5 2.4 10.7 3.2
Hard Hit % 32.9 35.4 2.5 42 6.6
Sweet Spot % 35.4 36.1 0.7 34.4 -1.7
xBA .248 .249 0.001 .274 0.025
BA .3 .269 -0.031 .309 0.04
xwOBA .322 .33 0.008 .357 0.027
wOBA .376 .352 -0.024 .416 0.064
xSLG .417 .4 -0.017 .496 0.096
SLG .53 .452 -0.078 .617 0.165
K% 20.4 22.7 2.3 17.9 -4.8
BB% 8.8 11.8 3 8.4 -3.4
Swing % 48.1 44.9 -3.2 47.7 2.8
Whiff% 25.6 25.2 -0.4 17.6 -7.6
In Zone % 50.3 50.1 -0.2 54 3.9
Out of Zone % 49.7 49.9 0.2 46 -3.9
Out of Zone Swing % 28.4 22.9 -5.5 24.5 1.6
First Pitch Swing % 37.2 28.8 -8.4 29.6 0.8
First Pitch Strike % 69 62 -7 58.1 -3.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 113 .376 54 17 31.5 59 27 45.8
2021 229 .352 127 9 7.1 102 38 37.3
2022 178 .416 99 16 16.2 79 46 58.2

Pitch Tempo