Erik Swanson
Erik Swanson
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Seattle Mariners
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Acquired from New York in the James Paxton trade, Swanson will likely use a lot of his bullets at the big-league level this upcoming season. He split his 2018 between the Yankees' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates, throwing 42.2 innings with Trenton and 72.1 frames with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The right-hander fared well at the highest level of the minor leagues, posting a 22.0 K-BB% and just a 17.9% line-drive rate. The numbers are less impressive when considering he was 24 years old, but the point is that he passed that last test and appears ready to graduate. Swanson is mostly a two-pitch guy (fastball/slider) and long term he may be better off as a multi-inning reliever, but it would make sense for the rebuilding Mariners to give him a chance to start in 2019. They will need rotation reinforcements when injuries inevitably hit. Read Past Outlooks
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Records another save
PSeattle Mariners
September 21, 2019
Swanson did not allow a hit or walk and struck out one to record the save against the Orioles on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Swanson earned another save in extra innings, his second of the season. Though his ERA is inflated due to struggles as a starter, Swanson has pitched fairly well as a reliever and has now turned in four consecutive scoreless appearances. More impressive is Swanson's 52:12 K:BB across 55 innings for the season, indicating he could enjoy future success out of the bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
36
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Erik Swanson generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Erik Swanson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .267 114 21 7 28 6 1 9
Since 2017vs Right .224 131 31 5 28 4 0 8
2019vs Left .267 114 21 7 28 6 1 9
2019vs Right .224 131 31 5 28 4 0 8
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.41 1.16 26.2 0 3 0 6.8 0.7 3.4
Since 2017Away 5.17 1.18 31.1 1 2 2 9.2 2.9 2.0
2019Home 6.41 1.16 26.2 0 3 0 6.8 0.7 3.4
2019Away 5.17 1.18 31.1 1 2 2 9.2 2.9 2.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 Erik Swanson compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 20 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
4.33
 
K/9
8.1
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
2.6
 
Fastball
92.7 mph
 
ERA
5.74
 
WHIP
1.17
 
BABIP
.259
 
GB/FB
0.99
 
Left On Base
61.1%
 
Exit Velocity
91.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
11.4%
 
Spin Rate
2098 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
42.6%
 
Swinging Strike
10.0%
 
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Nabs first save
PSeattle Mariners
September 19, 2019
Swanson struck out the side and walked one in the 11th inning to earn the save Thursday against the Pirates.
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Impressive as opener
PSeattle Mariners
July 26, 2019
Swanson served as the opener in a win over the Tigers on Thursday and fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed a walk and recorded three strikeouts. He did not factor into the decision.
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Slated to open Thursday
PSeattle Mariners
July 25, 2019
Swanson will serve as the opener Thursday against the Tigers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Uneven performance as opener
PSeattle Mariners
July 18, 2019
Swanson served as the opener in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics and allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk across two innings. He also recorded two strikeouts and did not factor into the decision.
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Opening Wednesday
PSeattle Mariners
July 17, 2019
Swanson will work as the opener Wednesday against the A's.
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