Eric Lauer
Eric Lauer
23-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
$Signed a contract with the Padres in June of 2018 that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
Strikes out six in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
September 29, 2018
Lauer didn't factor into the decision against the Diamondbacks on Friday, despite giving up just one earned run on seven hits over 6.1 innings, striking out six and walking one as San Diego eventually prevailed 3-2 in extra innings.
ANALYSIS
It was an excellent outing for the left-hander, but he wasn't able to nab his seventh victory of the season in a low-scoring contest that took 15 innings to decide. Lauer has been on a nice run of late, as this was his fifth straight appearance in which he's given up two or fewer earned runs. However, his numbers on the season remain unremarkable, with a 4.42 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP and a 100:46 K:BB over 112 innings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .293 112 15 10 29 6 0 4
Since 2016vs Right .282 392 85 36 98 15 2 11
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.99 1.38 58.2 3 4 0 7.4 2.6 1.4
Since 2016Away 4.73 1.73 53.1 3 3 0 8.8 4.9 1.0
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 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.
K/BB
2.17
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
3.7
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
91.2 mph
 
ERA
4.34
 
WHIP
1.54
 
BABIP
.342
 
GB/FB
1.17
 
Strand %
75.3%
 
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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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Gets sixth win
PSan Diego Padres
September 21, 2018
Lauer (6-7) picked up the win against the Dodgers on Friday, giving up one earned run on four hits over five innings while striking out five and walking two in the Padres' 5-3 victory.
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Solid effort Saturday
PSan Diego Padres
September 15, 2018
Lauer allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings Saturday against the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.
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Strikes out eight in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
September 6, 2018
Lauer (5-7) settled for a no-decision Thursday, lasting four innings while allowing two hits and three walks. He struck out eight.
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Five hitless innings
PSan Diego Padres
August 30, 2018
Lauer allowed an unearned run and two walks while striking out two across five hitless innings Thursday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.
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Reinstated from DL ahead of start
PSan Diego Padres
August 30, 2018
Lauer (forearm) was activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Rockies.
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