Adrian Houser
Adrian Houser
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Milwaukee Brewers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Houser spent all but one day in the minors during the first month of last season, but he was recalled for good in early May, and was surprisingly one of the Brewers' best pitchers during the 2019 campaign, both in relief and as a starter. After two impressive months out of the bullpen Houser joined the rotation in late June. He took some lumps early, but he was stellar over his last 10 starts, posting a 3.02 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 -- numbers that put him in prime position to open next season somewhere in the middle of the Brewers' rotation. Houser brings a mid-90s fastball and a quality curveball to the table, and he kept hitters off balance last season by mixing in a slider and changeup. Houser was once the least-heralded prospect in the deal that sent Josh Hader to the Brewers and Carlos Gomez to the Astros, but if he can repeat his late-season surge, he could really make a name for himself in 2020. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Astros in June of 2011 that includes a $530,100 signing bonus. Traded to the Brewers in July of 2015.
Works three-plus frames
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 9, 2020
Houser (thumb) covered 3.1 innings in Sunday's 11-3 exhibition loss to the Athletics, surrendering two hits and two walks while striking out three.
ANALYSIS
Houser's results were decent enough, but the more notable takeaway here is that he was able to keep ramping up his workload after a minor thumb injury resulted in a precautionary exit in his previous outing last week. The right-hander looks to have a spot in the Milwaukee rotation locked up, but he may not be trusted to work deep into games even on days he's pitching well. He only reached six innings three times in his 18 starts last season and lost out on some strikeouts as a result, though the Brewers' conservative use of him probably spared him of further damage to his ratios.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
52
Last 10 Games
79
Last 5 Games
67
How many pitches does Adrian Houser generally throw?
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-22%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-61%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .262 238 59 28 54 9 4 6
Since 2017vs Right .232 283 66 16 60 9 1 8
2019vs Left .277 210 54 23 51 9 4 6
2019vs Right .217 252 63 14 50 5 0 8
2018vs Left .136 28 5 5 3 0 0 0
2018vs Right .345 31 3 2 10 4 1 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
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-87%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.83 1.08 57.1 2 3 0 9.7 3.0 0.8
Since 2017Away 4.39 1.42 67.2 4 4 0 8.4 3.3 1.2
2019Home 3.17 1.14 48.1 2 3 0 10.4 3.2 0.9
2019Away 4.14 1.32 63.0 4 4 0 8.7 2.9 1.3
2018Home 1.00 0.78 9.0 0 0 0 6.0 2.0 0.0
2018Away 7.71 2.79 4.2 0 0 0 3.9 9.6 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 Adrian Houser 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
3.16
 
K/9
9.5
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
94.4 mph
 
ERA
3.72
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.306
 
GB/FB
2.22
 
Left On Base
75.2%
 
Exit Velocity
86.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.7%
 
Spin Rate
2082 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.3%
 
Swinging Strike
10.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Houser was just one of the many former Astros plucked away to Milwaukee by new(ish) Brewers general manager David Stearns, who worked under Jeff Luhnow in Houston's front office. Despite a 5.25 ERA, Houser had solid peripherals in his first 13 starts of 2016 down at Double-A, thanks to an acceptable 56:22 K:BB over 70.1 innings. Unfortunately his season was ended by Tommy John surgery in July, which will keep him out for most, if not all of 2017. He turns 24 in February, so Houser will have time to get his career back on track. However, this is a very untimely development for Houser, whose performance in the 2015 Arizona Fall League had many believing he could be a part of the Brewers future plans sooner rather than later. His likely future role is a back-of-the-rotation arm or middle reliever, so given the elbow surgery, he can be ignored in almost all dynasty leagues.
The Brewers received Houser as part of the deal that sent Carlos Gomez to the Astros at the trade deadline in July. Houser struggled at Double-A in the Astros system, as hitters tagged him for six home runs in five starts. Things cleared up for him after the trade, as Houser struck out 32 batters in 37 innings for the Brewers and went on to pitch a solid 25.1 innings (3.51 ERA, 19 strikeouts) in the Arizona Fall League. He has a big fastball that reaches into the upper-90s and that gives the Brewers reason to dream on his upside, but he has yet to show the control or command of a secondary pitch that he'll need to succeed as a starter. He'll likely begin 2016 with another tour of Double-A.
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Returning from thumb issue
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 8, 2020
Houser (thumb) is starting Sunday's split-squad game against the Athletics.
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Exit purely precautionary
PMilwaukee Brewers
Thumb
March 3, 2020
Houser's removal from his outing Monday against the White Sox due to thumb tightness was purely precautionary, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Exits with thumb tightness
PMilwaukee Brewers
Thumb
March 2, 2020
Houser left Monday's B game with thumb tightness, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Two scoreless frames in spring game
PMilwaukee Brewers
February 28, 2020
Houser tossed two scoreless innings in Thursday's spring game against the Royals. He allowed one hit and one walk and struck out two.
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Fires four shutout innings
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 29, 2019
Houser allowed a hit and a walk over four shutout innings Sunday, striking out five in the extra-innings loss to Colorado.
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