Adrian Houser
Adrian Houser
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Milwaukee Brewers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Houser spent all but one day in the minors during the first month of last season, but he was recalled for good in early May, and was surprisingly one of the Brewers' best pitchers during the 2019 campaign, both in relief and as a starter. After two impressive months out of the bullpen Houser joined the rotation in late June. He took some lumps early, but he was stellar over his last 10 starts, posting a 3.02 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 -- numbers that put him in prime position to open next season somewhere in the middle of the Brewers' rotation. Houser brings a mid-90s fastball and a quality curveball to the table, and he kept hitters off balance last season by mixing in a slider and changeup. Houser was once the least-heralded prospect in the deal that sent Josh Hader to the Brewers and Carlos Gomez to the Astros, but if he can repeat his late-season surge, he could really make a name for himself in 2020. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $530,100 contract with the Astros in June of 2011. Traded to the Brewers in July of 2015.
Dazzles in first win
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 5, 2020
Houser (1-0) earned the win Wednesday after holding the White Sox scoreless with five strikeouts across seven innings. He allowed five hits and a pair of walks.
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In what turned into a pitcher's duel, Houser eclipsed his opponent Dallas Keuchel, spinning seven scoreless innings to snap Chicago's six-game winning streak. While the right-hander has yet to display consistency, the potential is certainly there. He's only allowed one run across two appearances this year, and closed out 2019 with a solid second half. His brilliance will be put to the test when the 27-year-old takes on a tough Tuesday matchup against the Twins.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
78
Last 10 Games
78
Last 5 Games
78
How many pitches does Adrian Houser generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Adrian Houser generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-22%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-61%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .256 249 61 30 55 9 4 7
Since 2018vs Right .227 289 68 17 60 9 1 8
2020vs Left .111 11 2 2 1 0 0 1
2020vs Right .000 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .277 210 54 23 51 9 4 6
2019vs Right .217 252 63 14 50 5 0 8
2018vs Left .136 28 5 5 3 0 0 0
2018vs Right .345 31 3 2 10 4 1 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-87%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 2.83 1.08 57.1 2 3 0 9.7 3.0 0.8
Since 2018Away 4.21 1.38 72.2 4 4 0 8.3 3.5 1.2
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 1.80 0.80 5.0 0 0 0 7.2 5.4 1.8
2019Home 3.17 1.14 48.1 2 3 0 10.4 3.2 0.9
2019Away 4.14 1.32 63.0 4 4 0 8.7 2.9 1.3
2018Home 1.00 0.78 9.0 0 0 0 6.0 2.0 0.0
2018Away 7.71 2.79 4.2 0 0 0 3.9 9.6 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Adrian Houser compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.80
 
K/9
6.8
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
93.5 mph
 
ERA
0.75
 
WHIP
0.92
 
BABIP
.168
 
GB/FB
4.00
 
Left On Base
104.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.3%
 
Spin Rate
2112 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
12.5%
 
Swinging Strike
10.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Houser was just one of the many former Astros plucked away to Milwaukee by new(ish) Brewers general manager David Stearns, who worked under Jeff Luhnow in Houston's front office. Despite a 5.25 ERA, Houser had solid peripherals in his first 13 starts of 2016 down at Double-A, thanks to an acceptable 56:22 K:BB over 70.1 innings. Unfortunately his season was ended by Tommy John surgery in July, which will keep him out for most, if not all of 2017. He turns 24 in February, so Houser will have time to get his career back on track. However, this is a very untimely development for Houser, whose performance in the 2015 Arizona Fall League had many believing he could be a part of the Brewers future plans sooner rather than later. His likely future role is a back-of-the-rotation arm or middle reliever, so given the elbow surgery, he can be ignored in almost all dynasty leagues.
The Brewers received Houser as part of the deal that sent Carlos Gomez to the Astros at the trade deadline in July. Houser struggled at Double-A in the Astros system, as hitters tagged him for six home runs in five starts. Things cleared up for him after the trade, as Houser struck out 32 batters in 37 innings for the Brewers and went on to pitch a solid 25.1 innings (3.51 ERA, 19 strikeouts) in the Arizona Fall League. He has a big fastball that reaches into the upper-90s and that gives the Brewers reason to dream on his upside, but he has yet to show the control or command of a secondary pitch that he'll need to succeed as a starter. He'll likely begin 2016 with another tour of Double-A.
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Strong effort in no-decision
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 27, 2020
Houser gave up one run on one hit and three walks over five innings Monday but didn't factor into the decision in a 6-5 extra-inning win over the Pirates. He struck out four.
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Starting Monday
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 22, 2020
Houser will start Monday's game in Pittsburgh, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
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Works three-plus frames
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 9, 2020
Houser (thumb) covered 3.1 innings in Sunday's 11-3 exhibition loss to the Athletics, surrendering two hits and two walks while striking out three.
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Returning from thumb issue
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 8, 2020
Houser (thumb) is starting Sunday's split-squad game against the Athletics.
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Exit purely precautionary
PMilwaukee Brewers
Thumb
March 3, 2020
Houser's removal from his outing Monday against the White Sox due to thumb tightness was purely precautionary, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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