Tanner Houck
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #24, Boston Red Sox | Missouri

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 3 4 5.30 10 10 0 52.2 50 1.27
4 Seasons 12 13 3.62 63 30 9 198.2 214 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 10 3-4 5.30 52.2 50 1.27
4 Seasons 63 12-13 3.62 198.2 214 1.16

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 27 820 154 10 6.5 4.5 89.9 109.3 8.2 33.1 .240 .391 .305 .306 .360 40.9 22.5 7.7 5.30 3.80
Player 3152 520 34 6.5 4.2 88.8 113.6 7.7 32.7 .227 .357 .277 .295 .355 38.1 26.2 8.4
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Houck relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(34.1%) ,
Sinker
(22.5%) ,
Cutter
(17.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(13.3%) ,
Split Finger
(12.5%) ,


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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 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 50.0 21.4 24.0 4.5 46.8 40.9 12.3 3.9 39.6 22.7 24.0 3.2 6.5 4.5
Player 50.2 20.6 23.7 5.6 40.4 38.1 21.5 4.0 39.8 20.2 23.8 5.2 6.5 4.2
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 Cutter BOS R 143 91.8 24.3 -1.0 -4 4.2 -4.6 -1047
2023 Sinker BOS R 177 93.6 32.7 8.7 36 15.5 -0.4 -2
2023 Splitter BOS R 101 87.7 35.9 3.0 9 14.2 0.8 6
2023 Slider BOS R 279 83.8 40.7 2.9 8 11.9 5.4 82
2023 4-Seamer BOS R 108 93.8 22.3 -6.2 -39 9.0 -0.2 -2
2022 Splitter BOS R 55 87.6 34.1 2.6 8 14.8 2.8 24
2022 Sinker BOS R 272 94.5 31.6 8.7 38 16.6 0.9 6
2022 Slider BOS R 375 85.4 37.0 0.9 3 11.1 5.7 105
2022 4-Seamer BOS R 216 95.2 20.9 -5.6 -37 10.4 1.2 13
2021 Slider BOS R 426 84.4 37.7 0.7 2 13.6 7.2 112
2021 Splitter BOS R 85 85.8 34.2 1.2 3 13.1 1.8 16
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 443 94.5 22.7 -6.8 -43 6.3 -2.6 -29
2021 Sinker BOS R 195 93.2 32.4 9.3 40 14.6 -0.3 -2
2020 Slider BOS R 94 82.2 40.7 0.6 2 13.9 7.4 114
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 102 92.8 24.1 -8.0 -50 5.8 -2.1 -26
2020 Sinker BOS R 45 91.6 31.3 8.2 35 15.8 1.0 6
2020 Splitter BOS R 24 88.0 33.5 3.0 10 14.8 3.5 31
! 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 -0.2 -1 279 34.0 75 .224 .358 .283 36.9 25.3 21.3 .257 .434 .324 32.0
2023 Sinker -0.9 -2 184 22.4 48 .311 .444 .351 22.7 14.6 25.9 .257 .386 .303 55.3
2023 Cutter -1.1 -2 145 17.7 45 .179 .256 .262 22.4 22.2 28.6 .188 .317 .284 36.7
2023 4-Seamer 1.2 1 109 13.3 29 .292 .583 .402 9.8 10.3 10.3 .283 .449 .364 50.0
2023 Splitter 3.3 3 102 12.4 25 .280 .400 .296 51.1 44.0 29.7 .203 .342 .231 28.6
2022 Slider -1.7 -6 375 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 .272 .418 .319 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
2023 Cutter 120 91.8 44 8.5 2:00 1:00 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 95 93.8 63 12.5 2:00 1:30 30
2023 Splitter 72 87.6 70 15.2 2:00 3:15 -75
2023 Sinker 130 93.5 70 16.5 2:00 3:15 -75
2023 Slider 270 83.8 62 13.1 8:15 8:30 -15
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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 222 819 3 -8 4 2 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 820 50.2 63.8 82.1 29.2 44.5 42.9 57.2 46.6 29.6 6.3 65.4
Player 3,152 47.0 66.6 81.3 28.8 47.5 42.7 56.6 46.6 29.8 6.7 69.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 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 45 12 61
2021 85 81 83 81 80 61 43 82 76 87 63 81 58 67 19 38
2022 50 46 67 82 22 87 86 18 36 49 34 74 47 71 15 44
2023 60 51 55 59 65 29 67 31 39 47 59 76 57 46 47 56
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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 21.8 7 5.3 2 2 3 3 42.9
Player 22.9 18 15.8 2 3 19 4 22.2

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 7 4 6 7 5 5 5 4 6 5 5 7 5 4 6 6 4 5 6 7 4 5 7 6 4 5 6 6 6 5 4
Player 18 18 13 17 16 16 17 15 11 11 13 16 15 12 17 21 13 13 18 17 15 16 24 18 12 13 17 17 18 17 17
! 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 93.1 -1.7
Offspeed Velocity 88.0 85.8 -2.2 87.6 1.8 87.7 0.1
Breaking Velocity 82.2 84.4 2.2 85.4 1.0 83.8 -1.6
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.2 -0.5 89.7 2.5 89.9 0.2
Launch Angle 8.9 10.0 1.1 4.5 -5.5 8.2 3.7
Barrel % 6.3 8.2 1.9 4.9 -3.3 6.5 1.6
Hard Hit % 34.4 35.1 0.7 39.3 4.2 40.9 1.6
Sweet Spot % 34.4 31.0 -3.4 33.7 2.7 33.1 -0.6
xBA .185 .213 0.028 .241 0.028 .240 -0.001
BA .113 .223 0.110 .226 0.003 .250 0.024
xwOBA .296 .277 -0.019 .305 0.028 .306 0.001
wOBA .218 .271 0.053 .274 0.003 .305 0.031
xSLG .329 .337 0.008 .355 0.018 .391 0.036
SLG .189 .313 0.124 .295 -0.018 .390 0.095
K% 33.3 30.5 -2.8 22.7 -7.8 22.5 -0.2
BB% 14.3 7.4 -6.9 8.9 1.5 7.7 -1.2
Swing % 44.5 46.7 2.2 46.9 0.2 46.6 -0.3
Whiff% 27.1 30.9 3.8 29.2 -1.7 29.6 0.4
In Zone % 41.5 47.1 5.6 45.8 -1.3 50.2 4.4
Out of Zone % 58.5 52.9 -5.6 54.2 1.3 49.8 -4.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 28.8 2.3 29.1 0.3 29.2 0.1
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 26.7 -1.9 29.9 3.2 28.4 -1.5
First Pitch Strike % 54.0 60.7 6.7 52.0 -8.7 57.2 5.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 63 .218 41 2 4.9 22 6 27.3
2021 267 .277 140 22 15.7 127 82 64.6
2022 244 .274 146 3 2.1 98 58 59.2
2023 222 .305 100 0 0.0 122 0 0.0

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 246 20.3 1.6% 1.2% 163 23.6 0.0% 8.6%
2023 125 13.1 88.8% 0.0% 73 18.5 1.4% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution