Tanner Houck
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 226LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #24, Boston Red Sox | Missouri
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 5 3.52 18 13 1 69 87 1.13
2022 5 4 3.15 32 4 8 60 56 1.18
2023 6 10 5.01 21 21 0 106 99 1.37
4 Seasons 15 19 3.86 74 41 9 252 263 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 18 1-5 3.52 69 87 1.13
2022 32 5-4 3.15 60 56 1.18
2023 21 6-10 5.01 106 99 1.37
4 Seasons 74 15-19 3.86 252 263 1.23
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 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
Player 4072 683 45 6.6 4.3 89.2 113.6 7.0 31.9 .232 .368 .292 .302 .356 40.1 24.9 8.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Houck relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(38.4%) ,
Sinker
(29.7%) ,
Split Finger
(11.4%) ,
Cutter
(10.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(9.8%) ,


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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
Player 51.7 20.5 22.5 5.3 42.3 37.5 20.2 3.7 40.4 19.6 23.6 5.9 6.6 4.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 4-Seamer BOS R 170 93.8 22.1 -5.9 -36 8.3 -0.4 -5
2023 Splitter BOS R 197 87.7 34.6 1.8 5 14.2 1.3 10
2023 Slider BOS R 667 83.9 41.5 3.8 10 11.2 4.6 71
2023 Sinker BOS R 509 93.4 32.5 8.6 36 15.4 0.1 0
2023 Cutter BOS R 185 91.3 25.5 -1.3 -5 3.4 -4.5 -415
2022 Splitter BOS R 55 87.6 34.1 2.6 8 14.8 2.8 23
2022 Slider BOS R 375 85.4 37.0 0.9 2 11.1 5.7 107
2022 4-Seamer BOS R 216 95.2 20.9 -5.6 -37 10.4 1.1 12
2022 Sinker BOS R 272 94.5 31.6 8.6 38 16.6 0.9 6
2021 Slider BOS R 426 84.4 37.7 0.7 2 13.6 7.2 112
2021 Sinker BOS R 195 93.2 32.4 9.3 40 14.6 -0.4 -2
2021 Splitter BOS R 85 85.8 34.2 1.2 3 13.1 1.9 16
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 443 94.5 22.7 -6.8 -43 6.3 -2.6 -29
2020 Splitter BOS R 24 88.0 33.5 3.1 10 14.8 3.5 31
2020 Slider BOS R 94 82.2 40.7 0.6 1 13.9 7.5 116
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 102 92.8 24.1 -8.0 -50 5.8 -2.1 -27
2020 Sinker BOS R 45 91.6 31.3 8.1 35 15.8 0.9 6
! 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 %
2023 Slider 1.2 8 667 38.3 166 .178 .301 .259 38.7 29.5 22.4 .207 .359 .284 32.0
2023 Sinker -0.1 0 516 29.7 150 .306 .507 .395 18.6 14.0 20.4 .269 .430 .337 50.9
2023 Splitter -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-Seamer -1.8 -3 171 9.8 50 .325 .550 .425 15.9 12.0 11.1 .291 .467 .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-Seamer -0.5 -1 216 23.5 71 .246 .351 .341 19.3 16.9 20.3 .275 .467 .393 41.3
2022 Splitter 0.3 0 55 6.0 8 .250 .250 .225 36.4 37.5 21.4 .149 .207 .149 40.0
2021 4-Seamer 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 .271 .417 .318 43.6
2021 Splitter 1.1 1 85 7.4 19 .059 .235 .179 36.8 36.8 25.0 .205 .445 .317 30.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.8 2 102 38.5 31 .214 .357 .289 18.9 25.8 21.1 .267 .482 .356 45.0
2020 Slider 3.1 3 94 35.5 18 .000 .000 .117 47.2 55.6 28.6 .059 .118 .179 20.0
2020 Sinker 3.4 2 45 17.0 10 .000 .000 .210 23.8 30.0 27.3 .090 .096 .270 0.0
2020 Splitter -1.6 0 24 9.1 4 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 .280 .504 .423 33.3
! 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
2023 Cutter 160 91.3 41 7.6 1:45 1:00 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 163 93.8 65 11.8 2:00 1:30 30
2023 Splitter 162 87.6 73 15.0 2:00 3:00 -60
2023 Sinker 398 93.4 71 16.4 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 Splitter 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 Splitter 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 97 92.9 62 9.4 1:45 1:15 30
2020 Splitter 18 88.1 71 15.3 1:45 3:00 -75
2020 Sinker 34 91.7 70 16.3 1:45 3:00 -75
2020 Slider 94 82.2 61 14.7 8:00 8:45 -45
! 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 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
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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
Player 4,072 46.9 67.2 81.1 28.9 49.1 42.9 58.6 46.9 29.3 6.6 70.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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 37 13 60
2021 85 81 83 81 80 61 43 82 76 87 63 81 58 62 21 37
2022 50 46 67 82 22 87 86 18 36 49 34 74 47 66 18 44
2023 48 46 53 57 46 42 73 18 17 34 42 69 56 40 27 54
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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 23.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2021 24.4 7 7.2 0 1 12 0 0.0
2022 22.4 3 2.2 1 0 4 0 0.0
2023 22.9 14 12.5 2 4 9 6 42.9
Player 23.2 25 23.0 2 5 25 7 28.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2021 7 10 4 6 8 7 9 7 3 3 6 5 7 4 7 10 5 6 9 8 8 8 12 9 7 6 8 9 8 8 9
2022 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 3 3 4 3 1 2 1 2 2 4 2 0 1 2 1 3 3 3
2023 14 12 11 17 10 12 14 11 12 10 11 13 13 11 14 15 13 10 14 15 13 10 17 15 12 11 13 13 14 11 9
Player 25 26 18 27 21 23 26 22 17 16 19 22 23 19 25 30 22 18 26 25 24 21 34 27 20 19 24 24 26 23 22
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.4 94.1 1.7 94.8 0.7 93.0 -1.8
Offspeed Velocity 88.0 85.8 -2.2 87.6 1.8 87.6 0.0
Breaking Velocity 82.2 84.4 2.2 85.4 1.0 83.9 -1.5
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.2 -0.5 89.7 2.5 90.2 0.5
Launch Angle 8.9 10.0 1.1 4.5 -5.5 6.5 2.0
Barrel % 6.3 8.2 1.9 4.9 -3.3 6.6 1.7
Hard Hit % 34.4 35.1 0.7 39.3 4.2 43.8 4.5
Sweet Spot % 34.4 31.0 -3.4 33.7 2.7 31.2 -2.5
xBA .185 .213 0.028 .241 0.028 .245 0.004
BA .113 .223 0.110 .226 0.003 .254 0.028
xwOBA .296 .277 -0.019 .305 0.028 .316 0.011
wOBA .218 .271 0.053 .274 0.003 .323 0.049
xSLG .329 .337 0.008 .355 0.018 .399 0.044
SLG .189 .313 0.124 .295 -0.018 .415 0.120
K% 33.3 30.5 -2.8 22.7 -7.8 21.4 -1.3
BB% 14.3 7.4 -6.9 8.9 1.5 8.9 0.0
Swing % 44.5 46.7 2.2 46.9 0.2 47.3 0.4
Whiff% 27.1 30.9 3.8 29.2 -1.7 28.7 -0.5
In Zone % 41.5 47.1 5.6 45.8 -1.3 48.3 2.5
Out of Zone % 58.5 52.9 -5.6 54.2 1.3 51.7 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 28.8 2.3 29.1 0.3 29.3 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 26.7 -1.9 29.9 3.2 31.5 1.6
First Pitch Strike % 54.0 60.7 6.7 52.0 -8.7 61.3 9.3
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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 267 .277 140 24 17.1 127 84 66.1
2022 Shifts 244 .274 146 9 6.2 98 60 61.2
2023 Shades 463 .323 223 1 0.4 240 148 61.7
! 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%
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Pitch Distribution