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Tanner Houck
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 25

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 2 2.45 6 4 1 22.0 30 1.09
2 Seasons 3 2 1.62 9 7 1 39.0 51 1.00
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 0-2 2.45 22.0 30 1.09
2 Seasons 9 3-2 1.62 39.0 51 1.00

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 87.7 106.3 8.9 34.4 .186 .330 .218 .296 .364 34.4 33.3 14.3 0.53 3.71
2021 25 369 54 5 9.3 87.7 111.5 10.5 29.6 .216 .337 .259 .264 .374 42.6 33.7 5.6 2.46 2.90
634 86 7 8.1 87.7 111.5 9.9 31.4 .204 .334 .242 .278 .370 39.5 33.6 9.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Houck relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(38.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(38.2%) ,
Sinker
(19.2%) ,
Split Finger
(4.3%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Slider 141 87 54 38.2 84.3 30 28 3 2 1 0 0 17 11 .107 .099 .143 .122 .147 .136 84.1 17 2508 6.1 47.5 30.4
2021 4-Seam Fastball 141 60 81 38.2 94.5 40 36 10 8 1 0 1 8 29 .278 .265 .389 .459 .318 .339 84.2 16 2107 6.3 16.7 18.2
2021 Sinker 71 60 11 19.2 93.8 19 19 6 4 2 0 0 5 14 .316 .295 .421 .422 .317 .314 89.8 -1 2118 6.2 28.9 29.4
2021 Split Finger 16 7 9 4.3 88.5 1563 6.3 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 98 56 42 37.0 92.8 30 27 6 4 1 0 1 8 19 .222 .269 .370 .492 .295 .361 92.3 10 2066 6.5 20.0 21.6
2020 Slider 94 64 30 35.5 82.2 18 15 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 .000 .061 .000 .120 .116 .180 82.6 20 2476 6.3 47.2 28.6
2020 Sinker 65 48 17 24.5 90.9 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 .000 .120 .000 .191 .164 .267 80.6 -2 2082 6.4 16.7 23.1
2020 Split Finger 8 1 7 3.0 87.1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .480 .000 .480 .349 .565 76.5 13 1571 6.3 0.0 0.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 46.9 18.8 25 9.4 31.3 34.4 34.4 3.1 40.6 21.9 15.6 12.5 6.3
2021 48.1 18.5 25.9 7.4 38.9 37 24.1 9.3 33.3 16.7 25.9 5.6 9.3
47.7 18.6 25.6 8.1 36 36 27.9 7 36 18.6 22.1 8.1 8.1
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.6

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
2021 Splitter BOS R 16 88.5 32.4 1.9 6 12.1 1.8 18
2021 Sinker BOS R 59 93.7 30.8 8.5 38 14 -1 -7
2021 Slider BOS R 140 84.3 37.6 0.5 1 14.3 7.3 104
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 140 94.6 22.1 -6.5 -42 5.7 -3 -35
2020 Splitter BOS R 8 87.1 33 1.2 4 10.8 -0.7 -6
2020 Slider BOS R 94 82.2 40.7 0.6 1 13.9 6.6 90
2020 Sinker BOS R 65 90.9 31.8 8.6 37 15.7 1.2 8
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 98 92.8 23.9 -7.8 -48 5.6 -2.3 -29
! 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 %
2021 Sinker -0.8 -1 71 19.2 19 .316 .421 .321 28.9 26.3 29.4 .295 .422 .314 50
2021 Slider -2.7 -4 141 38.2 30 .107 .143 .148 47.5 56.7 30.4 .099 .122 .137 9.1
2021 4-Seamer 0.6 1 141 38.2 40 .278 .389 .322 16.7 20 18.2 .265 .459 .339 51.7
2021 Splitter 0.8 0 16 4.3 0 0
2020 Splitter 1.5 0 8 3 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .48 .48 .566 0
2020 Sinker -2.2 -1 65 24.5 13 0 0 .231 16.7 23.1 23.1 .12 .191 .265 14.3
2020 Slider -3 -3 94 35.5 18 0 0 .117 47.2 55.6 28.6 .061 .12 .18 20
2020 4-Seamer -1.7 -2 98 37 30 .222 .37 .298 20 26.7 21.6 .269 .492 .361 47.4
! 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 93 92.9 62 9.3 1:45 1:15 30
2020 Sinker 49 91.1 68 16 1:45 3:00 -75
2020 Slider 94 82.2 61 14.7 8:00 8:45 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 128 94.5 59 9.5 2:00 1:15 45
2021 Splitter 15 88.4 74 13.4 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 Sinker 48 93.7 67 14.8 2:00 3:00 -60
2021 Slider 136 84.3 58 15.1 8:00 9:00 -60
! 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 89 369 -2 -4 1 1 -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 265 41.5 70 84.4 26.5 51.2 40.8 54 44.5 27.1 5.3 71.4
2021 369 48 66.7 80.5 32.3 53.2 40.7 64 48.8 28.9 9.2 70.6
634 45.3 67.9 82.1 29.7 52.4 40.7 59.9 47 28.2 7.6 70.8
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 37 11
2021 67 21
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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 1 1 0 0 0 1 100
2021 24 1 0.3 1 1 1 0 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 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
! 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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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.1 94.3 2.2
Offspeed Velocity 87.1 88.5 1.4
Breaking Velocity 82.2 84.3 2.1
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.7 0
Launch Angle 8.9 10.5 1.6
Barrel % 6.3 9.3 3
Hard Hit % 34.4 42.6 8.2
Sweet Spot % 34.4 29.6 -4.8
xBA .186 .216 0.03
BA .113 .229 0.116
xwOBA .296 .264 -0.032
wOBA .218 .259 0.041
xSLG .33 .337 0.007
SLG .189 .313 0.124
K% 33.3 33.7 0.4
BB% 14.3 5.6 -8.7
Swing % 44.5 48.8 4.3
Whiff% 27.1 28.9 1.8
In Zone % 41.5 48 6.5
Out of Zone % 58.5 52 -6.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.5 32.3 5.8
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 32.6 4
First Pitch Strike % 54 64 10
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 63 .218 41 2 4.9 22 6 27.3
2021 89 .259 49 8 16.3 40 21 52.5

Pitch Distribution