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.
Fans eight in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
September 27, 2019
Lauer struck out eight and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and four walks in 4.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks on Friday.
ANALYSIS
The damage came at the end of Lauer's outing, as he issued a bases-loaded walk to Christian Walker and then saw Wilmer Flores score on an error. It was still a solid performance for the 24-year-old, who has recorded eight or more strikeouts in four of his last six starts. Lauer has a 4.45 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 138 strikeouts and 8-10 record in 149.2 innings spanning 30 appearances (29 starts) this year.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
84
Last 10 Games
90
Last 5 Games
89
How many pitches does Eric Lauer generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Eric Lauer generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .316 277 39 22 79 18 0 10
Since 2017vs Right .262 878 199 75 206 38 2 25
2019vs Left .331 165 24 12 50 12 0 6
2019vs Right .247 486 114 39 108 23 0 14
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
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-49%
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 3.46 1.34 137.2 7 8 0 7.3 2.7 1.1
Since 2017Away 5.44 1.59 124.0 7 9 0 9.1 4.0 1.3
2019Home 3.08 1.32 79.0 4 4 0 7.3 2.8 0.9
2019Away 5.99 1.49 70.2 4 6 0 9.4 3.3 1.5
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 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
2.71
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
91.9 mph
 
ERA
4.45
 
WHIP
1.40
 
BABIP
.327
 
GB/FB
1.21
 
Left On Base
70.2%
 
Exit Velocity
89.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.5%
 
Spin Rate
2242 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.7%
 
Swinging Strike
9.0%
 
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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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Whiffs nine in loss
PSan Diego Padres
September 20, 2019
Lauer (8-10) was charged with the loss against the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine across six innings.
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Short outing Saturday
PSan Diego Padres
September 14, 2019
Lauer (8-9) took the loss versus the Rockies on Saturday, allowing six runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks over 2.1 innings. He struck out two.
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Whiffs four in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
September 8, 2019
Lauer allowed a run on four hits and two walks over six frames Sunday, striking out four in the win over the Rockies. He did not factor in the decision.
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Fans nine in win
PSan Diego Padres
September 1, 2019
Lauer (8-8) yielded four runs on six hits over six innings Sunday, striking out nine batters and earning the win over San Francisco.
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Bags seventh win
PSan Diego Padres
August 26, 2019
Lauer (7-8) got the win against the Dodgers on Monday, giving up three earned runs on six hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking four in a 4-3 victory for the Padres.
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