Thomas Eshelman
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 3 7.16 9 6 0 27.2 11 1.59
3 Seasons 4 6 5.77 31 14 0 98.1 49 1.47
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 9 0-3 7.16 27.2 11 1.59
3 Seasons 31 4-6 5.77 98.1 49 1.47

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
2019 25 609 130 12 9.2 7.3 90.5 110.5 16.7 36.9 .309 .557 .389 .390 .430 41.5 13.4 6.7 6.50 7.18
2020 26 529 117 11 9.4 7.6 88.5 112.8 17.0 38.5 .299 .540 .342 .377 .398 35.0 11.1 6.9 3.89 6.36
2021 27 441 104 9 8.7 7.1 88.6 112.9 19.0 31.7 .280 .462 .377 .351 .352 33.7 8.7 7.9 7.16 5.37
Player 1579 351 32 9.1 7.4 89.3 112.9 17.5 35.9 .297 .524 .370 .374 .396 37.0 11.3 7.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Eshelman relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(43.1%) ,
Slider
(26.8%) ,
Changeup
(14.3%) ,
Curveball
(10.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.4%) ,


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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
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 7.3
2020 35.9 29.9 24.8 9.4 42.7 32.5 24.8 5.1 25.6 29.9 23.1 6.0 9.4 7.6
2021 37.5 31.7 23.1 7.7 45.2 32.7 22.1 5.8 24.0 32.7 25.0 3.8 8.7 7.1
Player 35.3 29.9 26.5 8.3 43.3 34.2 22.5 4.0 25.1 30.5 25.6 5.4 9.1 7.4
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2021 Curveball BAL R 46 76.2 53.1 -4.7 -8 7.2 -2.6 -27
2021 Sinker BAL R 190 86.6 25.6 0.0 0 11.0 -2.8 -20
2021 4-Seamer BAL R 24 85.7 25.3 -5.4 -27 3.5 -3.3 -49
2021 Changeup BAL R 63 81.3 33.4 -0.3 -1 13.9 0.2 2
2021 Slider BAL R 118 77.8 41.5 -3.5 -8 7.1 -4.8 -40
2020 Changeup BAL R 65 79.4 34.4 -0.3 -1 5.8 -7.8 -57
2020 Slider BAL R 135 77.9 41.4 -3.6 -8 8.7 -2.4 -22
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 127 85.9 24.2 -4.1 -21 0.6 -5.3 -90
2020 Curveball BAL R 95 76.4 53.6 -3.8 -7 6.1 -4.3 -41
2020 Sinker BAL R 107 86.6 23.1 -1.7 -7 9.8 -3.0 -23
2019 Slider BAL R 129 80.8 36.6 -5.5 -13 3.8 -5.3 -58
2019 4-Seamer BAL R 167 85.5 22.9 -1.1 -5 2.8 -5.4 -66
2019 Changeup BAL R 109 78.7 34.5 -1.9 -5 5.5 -8.4 -60
2019 Curveball BAL R 92 76.2 54.9 -3.5 -6 4.5 -6.7 -60
2019 Sinker BAL R 112 85.6 23.7 -2.7 -10 10.8 -3.5 -24
! 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 1.9 4 190 43.1 61 .364 .564 .429 7.9 8.2 14.3 .333 .523 .398 42.0
2021 Slider -0.6 -1 118 26.8 35 .176 .441 .269 24.5 11.4 11.1 .197 .381 .255 26.7
2021 Changeup 0.7 0 63 14.3 11 .222 .333 .259 9.1 9.1 5.6 .252 .290 .322 22.2
2021 Curveball 5.9 3 46 10.4 12 .364 .818 .508 9.1 0.0 0.0 .302 .586 .402 27.3
2021 4-Seamer 3.9 1 24 5.4 7 .400 .600 .507 22.2 14.3 33.3 .260 .380 .394 25.0
2020 Slider -4.1 -6 135 25.5 39 .135 .297 .206 34.3 23.1 19.6 .223 .368 .275 21.4
2020 4-Seamer 3.2 4 127 24.0 41 .333 .528 .421 6.7 9.8 13.8 .355 .625 .450 46.9
2020 Sinker 0.5 1 107 20.2 23 .263 .632 .367 11.9 8.7 11.1 .340 .672 .419 36.8
2020 Curveball 0.5 0 95 18.0 21 .250 .450 .357 17.1 0.0 0.0 .277 .437 .324 30.0
2020 Changeup 2.5 2 65 12.3 20 .368 .789 .495 6.7 5.0 6.3 .328 .696 .435 38.9
2019 4-Seamer -1.5 -2 167 27.4 38 .265 .382 .287 13.3 5.3 4.8 .278 .424 .346 32.4
2019 Slider 4.0 5 129 21.2 37 .324 .757 .450 21.2 18.9 21.9 .315 .619 .388 56.7
2019 Sinker 3.6 4 112 18.4 23 .474 .947 .657 4.9 4.3 6.3 .435 .843 .560 50.0
2019 Changeup 1.3 1 109 17.9 39 .343 .600 .433 10.9 10.3 12.9 .311 .591 .409 38.7
2019 Curveball -0.5 0 92 15.1 26 .200 .360 .256 26.8 30.8 17.4 .243 .383 .281 29.4
! 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 Changeup 61 79.4 92 10.2 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Curveball 91 76.4 70 11.3 7:45 7:15 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 120 86.0 83 11.8 12:15 12:00 15
2020 Sinker 104 86.6 84 16.1 12:15 1:15 -60
2020 Slider 134 77.9 40 10.2 8:30 9:30 -60
2021 Changeup 62 81.3 94 16.2 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Curveball 46 76.2 70 11.5 7:45 7:30 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 24 85.7 84 11.5 12:30 12:45 -15
2021 Sinker 174 86.7 80 15.0 12:30 1:45 -75
2021 Slider 115 77.8 43 8.6 8:15 9:15 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 163 609 7 -6 5 2 8
2020 144 529 -3 -1 3 2 1
2021 126 441 0 1 4 2 7
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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 66.3 89.5 26.2 70.1 47.5 54.9 47.0 15.4 7.6 76.1
2020 529 51.2 63.5 90.1 27.5 64.8 42.0 56.9 45.9 17.3 8.5 73.3
2021 441 53.7 61.2 90.3 24.5 74.0 43.5 58.7 44.2 13.3 9.1 72.5
Player 1,579 52.1 63.9 89.9 26.2 69.2 44.5 56.7 45.9 15.5 8.3 74.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 1 1 1
2020 8 4 5 8 21 19 20 47 61 1 72 3 8 2 1 1
2021 1 1
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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 11.4 1 3 7 6 50.0
2020 24.3 7 8.5 -2 5 6 4 57.1
2021 24.9 6 5.8 0 2 3 4 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 10 15 10 12 11 12 15 13 11 13 10 8 12 11 13 13 11 7 10 14 10 10 11 10 14 11 8 11 9 16
2020 7 6 13 7 9 9 0 9 10 11 11 7 5 9 7 9 9 8 6 8 9 10 8 9 9 9 9 5 10 5 11
2021 6 6 6 5 5 8 5 8 5 6 5 6 4 5 5 5 7 7 5 5 5 6 4 8 7 5 7 5 6 6 6
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 85.5 86.3 0.8 86.5 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 78.7 79.4 0.7 81.3 1.9
Breaking Velocity 78.9 77.3 -1.6 77.3 0
Exit Velocity 90.5 88.5 -2 88.6 0.1
Launch Angle 16.7 17 0.3 19 2
Barrel % 9.2 9.4 0.2 8.7 -0.7
Hard Hit % 41.5 35 -6.5 33.7 -1.3
Sweet Spot % 36.9 38.5 1.6 31.7 -6.8
xBA .309 .299 -0.01 .28 -0.019
BA .313 .26 -0.053 .298 0.038
xwOBA .39 .377 -0.013 .351 -0.026
wOBA .389 .342 -0.047 .377 0.035
xSLG .557 .54 -0.017 .462 -0.078
SLG .593 .504 -0.089 .535 0.031
K% 13.4 11.1 -2.3 8.7 -2.4
BB% 6.7 6.9 0.2 7.9 1
Swing % 47 45.9 -1.1 44.2 -1.7
Whiff% 15.4 17.3 1.9 13.3 -4
In Zone % 51.7 51.2 -0.5 53.7 2.5
Out of Zone % 48.3 48.8 0.5 46.3 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.2 27.5 1.3 24.5 -3
First Pitch Swing % 25.6 25 -0.6 27 2
First Pitch Strike % 54.9 56.9 2 58.7 1.8
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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 .342 86 27 31.4 58 25 43.1
2021 126 .377 80 4 5.0 46 28 60.9

Pitch Tempo

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