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Thomas Eshelman
Popularity: ↓ 44%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 2, #46, Houston Astros | Cal State Fullerton
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 1 3.89 12 4 0 34.2 16 1.24
2 Seasons 4 3 5.22 22 8 0 70.2 38 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 3-1 3.89 34.2 16 1.24
2 Seasons 22 4-3 5.22 70.2 38 1.43

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 609 130 12 9.2 90.5 16.7 36.9 .310 .558 .389 .390 .430 41.5 13.4 6.7 6.50 6.90
2020 529 117 11 9.4 88.5 17 38.5 .298 .538 .337 .359 .377 35.0 11.1 6.9 3.89 6.11
ALL 1138 247 23 9.3 89.6 16.8 37.7 .304 .549 .365 .375 .405 38.5 12.3 6.8
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Eshelman relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(23.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(22.7%) ,
Sinker
(21.6%) ,
Curveball
(19.1%) ,
Changeup
(13%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 125 114 11 23.6 77.9 37 36 5 1 3 0 1 9 27 .139 .224 .306 .373 .193 .258 83.9 22 1856 36.4 21.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 120 67 53 22.7 86.0 41 36 12 9 1 0 2 4 32 .333 .358 .528 .630 .400 .436 90.1 12 1865 6.9 14.3
2020 Sinker 114 77 37 21.6 86.6 23 19 5 2 1 0 2 2 19 .263 .341 .632 .667 .357 .396 87.4 20 1780 11.4 10.5
2020 Curveball 101 29 72 19.1 76.5 23 21 5 1 4 0 0 0 21 .238 .260 .429 .408 .309 .304 91.1 16 1771 15.9 0.0
2020 Changeup 69 20 49 13.0 79.4 20 19 7 3 2 0 2 1 18 .368 .326 .789 .699 .481 .412 91.0 17 1277 6.5 5.9
2019 4-Seam Fastball 167 95 72 27.4 85.5 38 34 9 5 4 0 0 2 34 .265 .277 .382 .426 .279 .347 87.7 18 1854 13.3 4.8
2019 Slider 129 109 20 21.2 80.8 37 37 12 6 1 0 5 7 30 .324 .311 .757 .609 .436 .377 92.6 20 1853 21.5 21.9
2019 Sinker 112 61 51 18.4 85.6 23 19 9 6 0 0 3 1 18 .474 .446 .947 .849 .601 .566 93.3 16 1777 4.9 6.3
2019 Changeup 109 41 68 17.9 78.7 39 35 12 9 0 0 3 4 31 .343 .312 .600 .598 .421 .409 91.3 20 1284 10.9 12.9
2019 Curveball 92 36 56 15.1 76.2 26 25 5 3 1 0 1 8 17 .200 .246 .360 .385 .248 .285 88.0 3 1944 26.8 17.4


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
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 120 86 24.2 -4.1 -20 0.3 -5.5 -95
2020 Slider BAL R 125 77.9 41.3 -3.7 -8 9.3 -1.8 -16
2020 Sinker BAL R 114 86.6 23.2 -1.5 -6 9.6 -3.1 -25
2020 Curveball BAL R 101 76.5 53.2 -4 -7 6 -4.5 -43
2020 Changeup BAL R 69 79.4 34.5 -0.3 -1 5.6 -8 -59
2019 Sinker BAL R 112 85.6 23.7 -2.8 -11 10.8 -3.5 -24
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 167 85.5 22.9 -0.9 -4 2.8 -5.4 -66
2019 Curveball BAL R 92 76.2 54.9 -3.6 -6 4.5 -6.7 -60
2019 Slider BAL R 129 80.8 36.6 -5.7 -13 3.8 -5.4 -58
2019 Changeup BAL R 109 78.7 34.5 -2 -5 5.5 -8.4 -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 %
2020 Changeup 3.1 2 69 13.0 20 .368 .789 .495 6.5 5.0 5.9 .326 .699 .412 38.9
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 101 19.1 23 .238 .429 .357 15.9 0.0 0.0 .260 .408 .304 28.6
2020 Sinker 0.4 0 114 21.6 23 .263 .632 .367 11.4 8.7 10.5 .341 .667 .397 36.8
2020 Slider -4.4 -6 125 23.6 37 .139 .306 .199 36.4 24.3 21.4 .224 .373 .258 22.2
2020 4-Seamer 3.5 4 120 22.7 41 .333 .528 .421 6.9 9.8 14.3 .358 .630 .437 46.9
2019 Sinker 3.4 4 112 18.4 23 .474 .947 .657 4.9 4.3 6.3 .446 .849 .566 50.0
2019 Curveball -0.2 0 92 15.1 26 .200 .360 .256 26.8 30.8 17.4 .246 .385 .285 29.4
2019 Slider 4.4 6 129 21.2 37 .324 .757 .450 21.5 18.9 21.9 .311 .609 .377 56.7
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 -2 167 27.4 38 .265 .382 .287 13.3 5.3 4.8 .277 .426 .348 32.4
2019 Changeup 1.7 2 109 17.9 39 .343 .600 .433 10.9 10.3 12.9 .312 .598 .410 38.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Sinker 113 86.6 83 16.0 1:15 12:15 -60
2020 Changeup 68 79.4 92 9.8 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 124 77.9 38 10.6 9:30 8:45 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 119 86.0 83 11.8 12:00 12:15 15
2020 Curveball 98 76.5 69 11.0 7:15 7:45 30
! 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
2019 162 607 7 -5 6 1 9
2020 143 528 -3 0 3 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 %
2019 609 51.7 66.0 89.9 26.2 70.1 47.5 54.9 46.8 15.4 7.6 76.1
2020 529 51.0 63.7 90.1 27.4 64.8 42.0 56.9 45.9 17.3 8.5 73.3
ALL 1138 51.4 65.0 90.0 26.8 67.6 44.9 55.8 46.4 16.3 8.0 74.7
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 33.1 28.5 30.8 7.7 42.3 36.9 20.8 1.5 25.4 29.2 28.5 6.2 9.2
2020 35.9 21.4 33.3 9.4 42.7 32.5 24.8 5.1 25.6 29.9 23.1 6.0 9.4
ALL 34.4 25.1 32.0 8.5 42.5 34.8 22.7 3.2 25.5 29.6 25.9 6.1 9.3
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 0 0 0
2020 9 5 6 9 22 19 20 47 61 1 72 3 9 2 0 0
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.3 12 10.2 1.8 5 6 6 50.0
2020 24.3 7 7.8 -0.8 5 4 5 71.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 9 16 10 13 8 10 14 13 11 14 9 7 10 10 12 8 8 8 11 7 9 8 10 8 15 9 8 10 8 12
2020 7 7 11 8 9 6 6 9 9 9 10 6 5 9 7 9 7 8 8 9 6 5 7 9 7 9 9 6 9 5 9
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 85.5 86.3 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 78.7 79.4 0.7
Breaking Velocity 78.9 77.3 -1.6
Exit Velocity 90.5 88.5 -2
Launch Angle 16.7 17 0.3
Barrel % 9.2 9.4 0.2
Hard Hit % 41.5 35 -6.5
Sweet Spot % 36.9 38.5 1.6
xBA .31 .298 -0.012
BA .313 .26 -0.053
xwOBA .39 .359 -0.031
wOBA .389 .337 -0.052
xSLG .558 .538 -0.02
SLG .593 .504 -0.089
K% 13.4 11.1 -2.3
BB% 6.7 6.9 0.2
Swing % 46.8 45.9 -0.9
Whiff% 15.4 17.3 1.9
In Zone Swing % 51.7 51 -0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 48.3 49 0.7
First Pitch Swing % 25 25 0
First Pitch Strike % 54.9 56.9 2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 163 .389 97 38 39.2 66 45 68.2
2020 144 .337 86 27 31.4 58 25 43.1

Pitch Distribution