Eric Lauer
Eric Lauer
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Milwaukee Brewers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Eric Lauer in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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#598
ADP
$Traded to the Brewers in November of 2019.
Sent back down
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 26, 2020
Lauer was optioned to the Brewers' alternate training site Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Lauer served as bullpen depth for the past few days while Freddy Peralta was on the paternity list, but he'll be removed from the active roster once again after Peralta was reinstated in a corresponding move. Lauer allowed three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two over 1.2 innings Friday.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
61
Last 10 Games
61
Last 5 Games
61
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 2018
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .317 291 42 23 83 19 0 10
Since 2018vs Right .266 925 208 83 219 42 2 27
2020vs Left .333 14 3 1 4 1 0 0
2020vs Right .351 47 9 8 13 4 0 2
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-65%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-49%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.12 1.41 144.1 7 10 0 7.2 2.9 1.2
Since 2018Away 5.47 1.59 128.1 7 9 0 9.4 4.1 1.3
2020Home 17.55 2.85 6.2 0 2 0 5.4 6.8 2.7
2020Away 6.23 1.62 4.1 0 0 0 16.6 8.3 0.0
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
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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
1.33
 
K/9
9.8
 
BB/9
7.4
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
91.6 mph
 
ERA
13.09
 
WHIP
2.36
 
BABIP
.441
 
GB/FB
0.53
 
Left On Base
43.1%
 
Exit Velocity
82.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.3%
 
Spin Rate
2232 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.8%
 
Swinging Strike
11.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Recalled by Brewers
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 24, 2020
Lauer was recalled by the Brewers on Thursday.
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Removed from active roster
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 17, 2020
The Brewers optioned Lauer to their alternate training site Thursday.
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Added as extra man
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 16, 2020
Lauer was recalled as the 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
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Won't start Monday
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 31, 2020
Lauer won't start Monday against the Pirates, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
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Could start Monday
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 30, 2020
Lauer could be called up by the Brewers to start Monday's game against the Pirates, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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