Zac Lowther
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 235LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2017 | Rd: CB-B, #74, Baltimore Orioles | Xavier
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 8.44 1 0 0 5.1 1 1.88
2 Seasons 1 3 6.94 11 6 0 35.0 31 1.69
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0-0 8.44 5.1 1 1.88
2 Seasons 11 1-3 6.94 35.0 31 1.69

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
2021 25 571 91 12 13.2 8.7 92.7 113.2 11.7 35.2 .294 .565 .380 .404 .482 52.7 21.7 9.4 6.67 7.53
2022 26 100 24 1 4.2 3.6 89.0 109.8 18.9 16.7 .337 .468 .367 .373 .348 45.8 3.6 7.1 8.44 6.03
Player 671 115 13 11.3 7.8 91.9 113.2 13.2 31.3 .301 .550 .378 .399 .454 51.3 18.7 9.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lowther relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(52%) ,
Slider
(20%) ,
Changeup
(20%) ,
Curveball
(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
2021 44.0 29.7 22.0 4.4 30.8 49.5 19.8 1.1 28.6 20.9 30.8 5.5 13.2 8.7
2022 45.8 29.2 16.7 8.3 20.8 29.2 50.0 0.0 29.2 29.2 33.3 4.2 4.2 3.6
Player 44.3 29.6 20.9 5.2 28.7 45.2 26.1 0.9 28.7 22.6 31.3 5.2 11.3 7.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 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
2022 Slider BAL L 20 81.9 38.8 -0.8 -2 4.5 -5.6 -56
2022 Curveball BAL L 8 75.1 60.0 0.5 1 13.6 2.0 17
2022 4-Seamer BAL L 52 90.6 18.2 -1.1 -6 13.6 6.5 92
2022 Changeup BAL L 20 83.5 30.6 -3.0 -9 15.1 0.8 5
2021 4-Seamer BAL L 309 90.7 17.6 -0.9 -6 12.1 5.8 93
2021 Slider BAL L 75 81.1 45.2 3.9 9 12.7 3.1 33
2021 Curveball BAL L 89 75.3 63.6 4.7 8 13.5 2.2 20
2021 Changeup BAL L 98 83.3 27.7 -4.9 -15 13.9 0.3 2
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 6.4 3 52 52.0 18 .333 .400 .397 13.6 5.6 9.1 .322 .414 .346 46.7
2022 Slider 3.7 1 20 20.0 6 .500 1.000 .533 25.0 0.0 0.0 .484 .875 .553 60.0
2022 Changeup -0.8 0 20 20.0 4 .250 .250 .225 12.5 0.0 0.0 .246 .263 .225 25.0
2022 Curveball 2.5 0 8 8.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer 1.1 3 309 54.1 75 .338 .569 .442 19.1 18.7 14.9 .318 .687 .458 52.9
2021 Changeup 5.6 6 98 17.2 20 .444 .889 .575 24.3 10.0 14.3 .326 .627 .432 50.0
2021 Curveball -2.2 -2 89 15.6 19 .167 .167 .179 34.3 26.3 17.2 .287 .345 .297 53.8
2021 Slider -0.2 0 75 13.1 24 .150 .200 .244 38.9 37.5 23.1 .194 .311 .298 54.5
! 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
2021 Changeup 98 83.3 99 18.2 10:15 10:15 0
2021 Curveball 88 75.3 94 22.9 5:00 4:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 307 90.7 99 19.7 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Slider 75 81.1 54 14.8 4:15 3:45 30
2022 Changeup 20 83.5 98 17.5 10:15 9:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 52 90.6 99 20.3 10:30 10:30 0
2022 Slider 20 81.9 27 5.6 3:45 2:30 75
! 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
2021 138 571 2 -5 4 5 7
2022 28 100 0 1 2 1 4
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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 %
2021 571 49.7 63.7 83.4 23.7 51.5 40.3 61.6 43.6 24.9 8.1 82.6
2022 100 48.0 68.8 93.9 17.3 44.4 39.0 46.4 42.0 16.7 5.0 80.0
Player 671 49.5 64.5 85.0 22.7 50.6 40.1 59.0 43.4 23.7 7.6 82.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 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
2021 17 42 68 95
2022 14 46 90
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 24.7 6 6.6 -1 7 2 4 66.7
2022 -- 0 0.3 0 0 1 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 6 9 9 5 6 7 6 6 6 5 7 7 5 6 6 7 8 6 5 6 9 6 7 7 6 6 8 6 7 6 8
2022 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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, 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 90.7 90.6 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.5 0.2
Breaking Velocity 77.9 79.9 2
Exit Velocity 92.7 89 -3.7
Launch Angle 11.7 18.9 7.2
Barrel % 13.2 4.2 -9
Hard Hit % 52.7 45.8 -6.9
Sweet Spot % 35.2 16.7 -18.5
xBA .294 .337 0.043
BA .298 .348 0.05
xwOBA .404 .373 -0.031
wOBA .38 .367 -0.013
xSLG .565 .468 -0.097
SLG .496 .478 -0.018
K% 21.7 3.6 -18.1
BB% 9.4 7.1 -2.3
Swing % 43.6 42 -1.6
Whiff% 24.9 16.7 -8.2
In Zone % 49.7 48 -1.7
Out of Zone % 50.3 52 1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 23.7 17.3 -6.4
First Pitch Swing % 23.9 21.4 -2.5
First Pitch Strike % 61.6 46.4 -15.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 135 .389 107 10 9.3 28 14 50.0
2022 28 .367 15 3 20.0 13 7 53.8

Pitch Tempo

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