Adrian Houser
Adrian Houser
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Milwaukee Brewers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A strong finish to end the 2019 season earned Houser a spot in the Brewers' rotation last season, and he picked up where he left off, giving up just one run over his first two outings. However, things went south from there, as he failed to make it past the five-inning mark in eight of his final nine starts and posted a 6.70 ERA over that span. After averaging over a strikeout per inning in the previous campaign, Houser averaged just 7.1 K/9 last year, and he also had trouble keeping runners off the bases and the ball in the park. The Brewers did not address their rotation over the offseason, so Houser is a good bet to break camp with a starting spot. To hang onto it, he will need to find more zip on his fastball and slider after both dropped off a year ago. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#517
ADP
$Signed a $530,100 contract with the Astros in June of 2011. Traded to the Brewers in July of 2015.
Takes second loss
PMilwaukee Brewers
April 17, 2021
Houser (1-2) gave up three runs on five hits and a walk over 4.1 innings Friday to take the loss as the Brewers fell 6-1 to the Pirates. He struck out three.
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The right-hander gave up a solo shot to Colin Moran in the second inning before allowing two leadoff singles to begin the fifth, and Houser had to watch both runners come around to score after he got the hook. He threw 41 of 73 pitches for strikes, and while his 3.14 ERA through three starts is solid, it isn't backed up by his 1.53 WHIP or 10:7 K:BB through 14.1 innings. Houser will look for a better result in his next outing Wednesday in San Diego.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
77
Last 10 Games
77
Last 5 Games
77
How many pitches does Adrian Houser generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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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 2019
 
 
-26%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-37%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-22%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .300 379 80 42 100 15 5 14
Since 2019vs Right .222 386 91 23 78 13 0 10
2021vs Left .292 26 5 2 7 0 0 1
2021vs Right .286 33 5 5 8 2 0 1
2020vs Left .336 143 21 17 42 6 1 7
2020vs Right .213 101 23 4 20 6 0 1
2019vs Left .277 210 54 23 51 9 4 6
2019vs Right .217 252 63 14 50 5 0 8
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.41 1.37 79.2 2 8 0 8.9 3.3 1.1
Since 2019Away 4.01 1.33 101.0 6 7 0 8.2 3.2 1.2
2021Home 4.82 1.29 9.1 0 2 0 6.8 2.9 1.9
2021Away 0.00 2.00 5.0 1 0 0 5.4 7.2 0.0
2020Home 6.95 1.91 22.0 0 3 0 6.5 3.7 1.2
2020Away 4.36 1.24 33.0 1 3 0 7.6 3.3 1.4
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
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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
1.43
 
K/9
6.3
 
BB/9
4.4
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
3.14
 
WHIP
1.53
 
BABIP
.299
 
GB/FB
5.60
 
Left On Base
83.3%
 
Exit Velocity
83.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.4%
 
Spin Rate
2091 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.4%
 
Swinging Strike
7.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Surrenders one unearned run
PMilwaukee Brewers
April 10, 2021
Houser (1-1) earned the win Saturday at St. Louis after giving up one unearned run on six hits with three strikeouts and four walks over five innings.
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Allows two runs in loss
PMilwaukee Brewers
April 4, 2021
Houser (0-1) gave up two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings in a loss to the Twins on Sunday. He struck out four.
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Getting ball in opening series
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 28, 2021
Houser is slated to start the Brewers' third game of the season April 4 against the Twins, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Cleared to pitch Wednesday
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 24, 2021
Houser (thumb) will serve as the Brewers' starting pitcher in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Believed to be fine
PMilwaukee Brewers
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March 14, 2021
Houser (thumb) is expected to be fine after leaving Sunday's spring game against the Mariners, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
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