Eric Lauer
Eric Lauer
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
San Diego Padres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lauer opened the eyes of the Padres brass in the spring but was still sent to Triple-A El Paso to open the 2018 campaign. A 3.00 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 18 innings prompted a callup after just three starts. Lauer was immediately inserted into the Padres' rotation where he toiled until late July when he was shelved with a forearm strain. Lauer returned a month later and finished the season strong, posting a 1.07 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 25 punchouts in 25.1 stanzas down the stretch. Lauer hopes to carry that momentum over to the spring where he'll be in a battle for a spot as a back-end starter for San Diego. To secure it, he'll need to improve his 8.6% swinging-strike rate, especially if he continues to walk batters at an above-average pace. The Padres' system is loaded with starting pitching prospects, ticketing Lauer for a long-term role as a swingman. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Padres in June of 2018 that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
Allows three runs in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
August 14, 2019
Lauer did not factor into the decision against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, completing five innings and giving up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four.
ANALYSIS
Lauer was shaky early, giving up single runs in the first two innings, but settled down to allow only one more tally the rest of the way. He exited the game staked to a one-run lead but was denied a victory when the San Diego bullpen allowed four runs over the final four frames. Lauer now owns a 4.55 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 114.2 innings this season and will head to Cincinnati to face the Reds on Monday in his next scheduled start.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .318 247 29 19 71 15 0 9
Since 2017vs Right .270 753 164 60 183 34 2 20
2019vs Left .339 135 14 9 42 9 0 5
2019vs Right .257 361 79 24 85 19 0 9
2018vs Left .293 112 15 10 29 6 0 4
2018vs Right .282 392 85 36 98 15 2 11
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-50%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.53 1.36 119.2 6 7 0 6.8 2.4 1.1
Since 2017Away 5.47 1.59 107.0 6 8 0 8.6 4.0 1.2
2019Home 3.10 1.34 61.0 3 3 0 6.3 2.2 0.9
2019Away 6.20 1.45 53.2 3 5 0 8.4 3.0 1.3
2018Home 3.99 1.38 58.2 3 4 0 7.4 2.6 1.4
2018Away 4.73 1.73 53.1 3 3 0 8.8 4.9 1.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Eric Lauer 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 this season's data (min 70 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
2.82
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
91.8 mph
 
ERA
4.55
 
WHIP
1.40
 
BABIP
.329
 
GB/FB
1.46
 
Left On Base
69.1%
 
Exit Velocity
89.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.8%
 
Spin Rate
2217 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
40.2%
 
Swinging Strike
8.4%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
The Padres signed the Kent State lefty to a slightly under slot $2 million contract after selecting him with the No. 25 overall pick. He was dominant after entering pro ball, albeit in just 31 innings, primarily in the Northwest League. However, Lauer does not have a plus pitch, and his excellent numbers may oversell his long-term upside. He features a low-90s fastball, an above-average slider, and a changeup and curveball that could top out as average offerings. Additionally, he does not have the type of elite command needed to allow that arsenal to play up. Any organization would be happy to have a high-probability 6-foot-3 southpaw who should be able to pitch near the back of a big league rotation, but for fantasy dynasty leagues, that profile is a lot less exciting, especially when it comes with a lead time of two or three years.
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Knocked around in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
August 8, 2019
Lauer did not factor into the decision against Colorado on Thursday, throwing four innings and giving up three runs on 10 hits while striking out two.
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Fans six in win
PSan Diego Padres
August 2, 2019
Lauer (6-8) earned the win Friday after holding the Dodgers to two runs on three hits while striking out six over six innings.
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Bumped back one day in schedule
PSan Diego Padres
August 1, 2019
Lauer is slated to make his next start Friday against the Dodgers.
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Fails to complete three innings
PSan Diego Padres
July 25, 2019
Lauer (5-8) allowed four runs on six hits with three walks and a strikeout across 2.1 innings while taking a loss against the Mets on Thursday.
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Gives up grand slam in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
July 19, 2019
Lauer allowed five runs on six hits with three walks and seven strikeouts across 4.2 innings during a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday.
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