Tanner Houck
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 226LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #24, Boston Red Sox | Missouri
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 5 4 3.15 32 4 8 60 56 1.18
2023 6 10 5.01 21 21 0 106 99 1.37
2024 8 6 2.71 20 20 0 123 114 1.09
5 Seasons 23 25 3.48 94 61 9 375 377 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 32 5-4 3.15 60 56 1.18
2023 21 6-10 5.01 106 99 1.37
2024 20 8-6 2.71 123 114 1.09
5 Seasons 94 23-25 3.48 375 377 1.18
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 24 265 32 2 6.3 3.2 87.7 106.3 8.9 34.4 .185 .329 .218 .296 .363 34.4 33.3 14.3 0.53 3.68
2021 25 1149 171 14 8.2 4.9 87.2 113.6 10.0 31.0 .213 .337 .271 .277 .354 35.1 30.5 7.4 3.52 3.20
2022 26 918 163 8 4.9 3.2 89.7 112.5 4.5 33.7 .241 .355 .274 .305 .351 39.3 22.7 8.9 3.15 3.86
2023 27 1740 317 21 6.6 4.5 90.2 110.6 6.5 31.2 .245 .399 .323 .316 .358 43.8 21.4 8.9 5.01 4.21
2024 28 1882 355 20 5.6 3.9 90.3 113.8 4.2 29.3 .256 .393 .261 .308 .367 44.2 22.5 5.7 2.71 3.80
Player 5954 1038 65 6.3 4.2 89.6 113.8 6.1 31.0 .240 .376 .282 .304 .360 41.5 24.1 7.8
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Houck relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(42.2%) ,
Sinker
(30.1%) ,
Split Finger
(25.5%) ,
Cutter
(2.1%) ,


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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 46.9 21.9 21.9 9.4 31.3 34.4 34.4 3.1 40.6 21.9 15.6 12.5 6.3 3.2
2021 49.1 20.5 22.2 8.2 38.0 36.8 25.1 5.3 38.0 20.5 22.2 5.8 8.2 4.9
2022 52.1 19.6 25.2 3.1 38.7 37.4 23.9 3.1 41.7 17.2 27.0 4.9 4.9 3.2
2023 53.3 20.8 21.5 4.4 47.6 38.2 14.2 3.2 41.0 20.2 23.3 5.7 6.6 4.5
2024 55.2 17.7 23.9 3.1 42.8 38.9 18.3 2.8 41.4 16.1 27.6 5.9 5.6 3.9
Player 52.9 19.6 23.0 4.5 42.5 38.0 19.6 3.4 40.8 18.4 25.0 5.9 6.3 4.2
MLB 44.5 23.7 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Sinker BOS R 567 93.4 31.1 7.3 31 15.8 0.6 4
2024 Cutter BOS R 40 87.1 35.2 -6.4 -22 0.5 -2.5 -84
2024 Slider BOS R 795 83.1 41.4 2.8 7 16.9 8.8 110
2024 Split-Finger BOS R 480 88.4 38.1 4.4 13 13.1 1.6 13
2023 Slider BOS R 667 83.9 41.5 3.8 10 11.2 4.9 78
2023 Cutter BOS R 185 91.3 25.5 -1.3 -5 3.4 -4.5 -407
2023 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 172 93.9 22.1 -5.8 -36 8.3 -0.5 -5
2023 Sinker BOS R 507 93.4 32.6 8.6 36 15.4 0.0 0
2023 Split-Finger BOS R 197 87.7 34.6 1.8 5 14.2 1.3 10
2022 Sinker BOS R 272 94.5 31.6 8.6 38 16.6 0.9 6
2022 Slider BOS R 375 85.4 37.0 0.8 2 11.1 5.8 110
2022 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 216 95.2 20.9 -5.6 -37 10.4 1.1 12
2022 Split-Finger BOS R 55 87.6 34.1 2.6 8 14.8 2.8 23
2021 Split-Finger BOS R 85 85.8 34.2 1.2 4 13.1 1.8 16
2021 Slider BOS R 426 84.4 37.7 0.7 2 13.6 7.3 116
2021 Sinker BOS R 195 93.2 32.4 9.3 40 14.6 -0.4 -2
2021 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 443 94.5 22.7 -6.8 -43 6.3 -2.6 -29
2020 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 94 92.8 23.7 -7.6 -47 5.4 -2.5 -32
2020 Split-Finger BOS R 19 87.7 33.9 3.0 10 14.8 3.4 30
2020 Sinker BOS R 58 91.6 31.0 7.9 34 15.0 0.1 1
2020 Slider BOS R 94 82.2 40.7 0.6 2 13.9 7.5 118
! 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 %
2024 Slider 1.3 10 795 42.2 199 .207 .309 .252 29.0 31.2 23.5 .231 .409 .295 39.7
2024 Sinker -0.1 0 567 30.1 158 .277 .348 .343 13.8 18.4 22.1 .301 .453 .363 48.2
2024 Split-Finger 1.1 5 480 25.5 142 .193 .237 .227 23.1 16.2 16.9 .246 .315 .265 45.5
2024 Cutter -1.8 -1 40 2.1 7 .200 .400 .379 23.5 0.0 0.0 .210 .239 .340 40.0
2023 Slider 1.2 8 667 38.3 166 .178 .301 .259 38.7 29.5 22.4 .206 .359 .283 32.0
2023 Sinker -0.1 0 514 29.5 150 .306 .507 .395 18.7 14.0 20.4 .269 .430 .337 50.9
2023 Split-Finger -2.9 -6 198 11.4 43 .310 .452 .340 40.4 30.2 19.4 .267 .396 .293 37.9
2023 Cutter 0.1 0 187 10.7 54 .229 .354 .305 21.6 18.5 25.6 .237 .380 .309 46.2
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -3 173 9.9 50 .325 .550 .425 15.7 12.0 11.1 .291 .468 .389 57.1
2022 Slider 1.7 7 375 40.8 86 .152 .253 .221 37.3 33.7 24.0 .219 .320 .266 35.3
2022 Sinker 0.7 2 272 29.6 79 .288 .301 .301 26.6 15.2 24.0 .251 .323 .286 41.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -1 216 23.5 71 .246 .351 .341 19.3 16.9 20.3 .274 .466 .393 41.3
2022 Split-Finger 0.3 0 55 6.0 8 .250 .250 .225 36.4 37.5 21.4 .149 .207 .149 40.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 2 443 38.6 124 .257 .321 .307 20.7 24.2 22.9 .241 .396 .315 39.5
2021 Slider 1.1 4 426 37.1 90 .159 .232 .216 42.4 45.6 25.3 .143 .189 .194 19.5
2021 Sinker 0.8 2 195 17.0 51 .313 .458 .355 31.8 17.6 22.5 .272 .418 .319 43.6
2021 Split-Finger 1.1 1 85 7.4 19 .059 .235 .179 36.8 36.8 25.0 .205 .445 .317 30.0
2020 Slider 3.1 3 94 35.5 18 .000 .000 .117 47.2 55.6 28.6 .059 .118 .179 20.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.9 2 94 35.5 29 .231 .385 .309 20.4 27.6 21.6 .270 .502 .366 44.4
2020 Sinker 3.3 2 58 21.9 13 .000 .000 .162 18.5 23.1 23.1 .133 .205 .275 28.6
2020 Split-Finger -3.8 -1 19 7.2 3 .000 .000 .533 0.0 0.0 0.0 .290 .291 .409 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Cutter 40 87.1 14 2.7 8:30 7:00 90
2024 Split-Finger 450 88.4 83 14.7 2:30 3:45 -75
2024 Sinker 554 93.4 77 16.8 2:15 3:00 -45
2024 Slider 779 83.1 67 18.2 8:00 8:30 -30
2023 Cutter 160 91.3 41 7.6 1:45 1:00 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 165 93.8 65 11.8 2:00 1:30 30
2023 Split-Finger 162 87.6 73 15.0 2:00 3:00 -60
2023 Sinker 396 93.4 71 16.5 2:00 3:15 -75
2023 Slider 652 83.9 63 12.7 8:15 8:15 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 215 95.2 74 13.8 2:15 1:45 30
2022 Split-Finger 50 87.5 76 15.9 2:15 3:00 -45
2022 Sinker 230 94.5 80 17.7 2:15 3:15 -60
2022 Slider 374 85.4 50 12.0 8:15 8:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 428 94.5 62 9.6 2:00 1:30 30
2021 Split-Finger 82 85.7 78 14.8 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 Sinker 150 93.1 71 15.6 2:00 3:15 -75
2021 Slider 420 84.4 55 14.4 8:15 8:45 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 89 92.9 62 9.2 1:45 1:15 30
2020 Split-Finger 14 87.7 72 15.4 2:00 3:00 -60
2020 Sinker 46 91.6 68 15.3 1:45 3:00 -75
2020 Slider 94 82.2 61 14.7 8:00 8:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 63 265 3 6 -1 -2 6
2021 322 1,296 6 16 -6 -7 9
2022 244 918 7 14 -6 -7 7
2023 463 1,739 -4 20 -9 -9 -1
2024 506 1,882 8 22 -7 -7 15
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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 265 41.5 70.0 84.4 26.5 51.2 40.8 54.0 44.5 27.1 5.3 71.4
2021 1,149 47.1 66.9 79.8 28.8 46.9 41.6 60.7 46.7 30.9 7.4 69.4
2022 918 45.8 68.1 81.5 29.1 49.7 44.6 52.0 46.9 29.2 6.6 73.8
2023 1,740 48.3 66.5 81.2 29.3 50.0 43.2 61.3 47.3 28.7 6.3 70.0
2024 1,882 51.5 62.8 84.7 31.6 59.7 44.7 65.1 47.7 22.9 7.1 61.2
Player 5,954 48.4 65.7 82.3 29.7 52.5 43.5 60.7 47.1 27.3 6.8 67.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 35 13 60
2021 85 81 83 81 79 61 43 82 76 87 63 81 58 62 22 38
2022 50 46 67 82 22 87 86 18 36 49 34 74 47 66 18 44
2023 47 47 53 57 45 42 73 18 17 34 42 69 56 41 27 54
2024 54 31 53 69 53 24 80 14 11 51 82 32 81 38 35 16
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 94.1 1.8 94.8 0.7 93.0 -1.8 93.0 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 85.8 -1.9 87.6 1.8 87.6 0.0 88.4 0.8
Breaking Velocity 82.2 84.4 2.2 85.4 1.0 83.9 -1.5 83.1 -0.8
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.2 -0.5 89.7 2.5 90.2 0.5 90.3 0.1
Launch Angle 8.9 10.0 1.1 4.5 -5.5 6.5 2.0 4.2 -2.3
Barrel % 6.3 8.2 1.9 4.9 -3.3 6.6 1.7 5.6 -1.0
Hard Hit % 34.4 35.1 0.7 39.3 4.2 43.8 4.5 44.2 0.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 34.4 31.0 -3.4 33.7 2.7 31.2 -2.5 29.3 -1.9
xBA .185 .213 0.028 .241 0.028 .245 0.004 .256 0.011
BA .113 .223 0.110 .226 0.003 .254 0.028 .224 -0.030
xwOBA .296 .277 -0.019 .305 0.028 .316 0.011 .308 -0.008
wOBA .218 .271 0.053 .274 0.003 .323 0.049 .262 -0.061
xSLG .329 .337 0.008 .355 0.018 .399 0.044 .393 -0.006
SLG .189 .313 0.124 .295 -0.018 .415 0.120 .301 -0.114
K% 33.3 30.5 -2.8 22.7 -7.8 21.4 -1.3 22.5 1.1
BB% 14.3 7.4 -6.9 8.9 1.5 8.9 0.0 5.7 -3.2
Swing % 44.5 46.7 2.2 46.9 0.2 47.3 0.4 47.7 0.4
Whiff% 27.1 30.9 3.8 29.2 -1.7 28.7 -0.5 22.9 -5.8
In Zone % 41.5 47.1 5.6 45.8 -1.3 48.3 2.5 51.6 3.3
Out of Zone % 58.5 52.9 -5.6 54.2 1.3 51.7 -2.5 48.4 -3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 28.8 2.3 29.1 0.3 29.3 0.2 31.6 2.3
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 26.7 -1.9 29.9 3.2 31.5 1.6 27.4 -4.1
First Pitch Strike % 54.0 60.7 6.7 52.0 -8.7 61.3 9.3 65.1 3.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 63 .218 41 2 4.9 22 6 27.3
2021 Shifts 284 .271 148 24 16.2 136 91 66.9
2022 Shifts 244 .274 146 9 6.2 98 60 61.2
2023 Shades 463 .323 223 1 0.4 240 148 61.7
2024 Shades 506 .261 240 12 5.0 266 130 48.9
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 80 17.6 12.5% 1.3% 47 24.8 0.0% 6.4%
2021 333 16.5 33.9% 2.7% 191 21.7 0.0% 6.8%
2022 256 20.3 2.0% 1.2% 163 23.6 0.0% 8.6%
2023 500 13.8 69.6% 0.0% 306 19.4 0.7% 0.0%
2024 523 13.3 79.0% 0.2% 288 18.2 1.7% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution