Eric Lauer
Eric Lauer
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Milwaukee Brewers
Day-To-Day
Injury Shoulder
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Lauer saw an increased workload in 2019, logging 149.2 innings over 30 appearances (29 starts). He had a 4.45 ERA on the season and was much better at home (3.08) than on the road (5.99). The lefty will not have the luxury of pitching half his games at Petco Park in 2020 and will instead pitch in a much more hitter-friendly environment in Milwaukee following a trade to the Brewers. Regardless of home venue, Lauer's ceiling was always that of a back-end starter. He has a middling 91.9 mph average fastball, and while his slider has received good grades in the past, it has not translated to high swing-and-miss rates. The 24-year-old improved his walk rate last season, but it still sat at a mediocre 7.8% after a rough 9.1 BB% the year before. Lauer currently projects for a spot in the Opening Day rotation, but this skill set is fringe at best for a mixed league. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Brewers in November of 2019.
Will be healthy when action resumes
PMilwaukee Brewers
Shoulder
March 20, 2020
Lauer (shoulder) should be healthy when play resumes, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Lauer was going to miss the beginning of the regular season due to some shoulder soreness that popped up in early March, but the injury was always considered minor, and with games not expected to take place until at least May he has ample time to recover. Lauer has remained at the Brewers' spring training complex in order to focus on his rehab, so barring a setback he should be good to go when players return to the field.
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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?
 
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121+
 
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
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.
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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Dealing with shoulder issue
PMilwaukee Brewers
Shoulder
March 10, 2020
Lauer has a left shoulder impingement that is considered minor but will rule him out for the start of the regular season, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
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Off to strong start
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 2, 2020
Lauer started Sunday's spring game against the Reds and tossed 2.1 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and posted a 5:0 K:BB.
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Not assured rotation spot
PMilwaukee Brewers
February 24, 2020
Lauer is competing with Freddy Peralta for the fifth starter spot in the Brewers' rotation, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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Milwaukee-bound in four-player deal
PMilwaukee Brewers
November 27, 2019
The Brewers acquired Lauer and infielder Luis Urias from the Padres on Wednesday in exchange for outfielder Trent Grisham and pitcher Zach Davies, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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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.
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