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
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$Signed a $530,100 contract with the Astros in June of 2011. Traded to the Brewers in July of 2015.
Serves up two homers in loss
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 23, 2020
Houser (1-6) was charged with four runs (three earned) on five hits over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Reds on Wednesday. He struck out five and issued one walk.
ANALYSIS
The long ball did Houser in; he gave up a two-run homer to Joey Votto in the first inning and a solo shot to Jesse Winker in the fourth. Houser had some hype coming into the season, but he ends his 2020 regular-season campaign with 1-6 record, 5.40 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 44:21 K:BB and .284 BAA in 55 innings. He may have to fight for a rotation spot in the spring.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
83
Last 10 Games
85
Last 5 Games
83
How many pitches does Adrian Houser generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Adrian Houser generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-22%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-61%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .289 367 76 44 92 14 5 11
Since 2018vs Right .228 377 88 20 79 15 1 9
2020vs Left .339 129 17 16 38 5 1 5
2020vs Right .218 94 22 4 19 6 0 1
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-87%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.97 1.31 79.1 2 6 0 8.8 3.2 0.9
Since 2018Away 4.30 1.36 96.1 5 6 0 8.0 3.4 1.1
2020Home 6.95 1.91 22.0 0 3 0 6.5 3.7 1.2
2020Away 4.08 1.22 28.2 1 2 0 7.2 3.5 0.9
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
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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
2.10
 
K/9
7.2
 
BB/9
3.4
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
5.40
 
WHIP
1.51
 
BABIP
.327
 
GB/FB
3.37
 
Left On Base
58.5%
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.7%
 
Spin Rate
2035 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.2%
 
Swinging Strike
9.9%
 
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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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Ineffective over four innings
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 18, 2020
Houser allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings in a no-decision versus the Royals on Friday.
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Struggles with control
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 13, 2020
Houser (1-5) allowed seven runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out five across four innings to take the loss Sunday against the Cubs.
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Takes fourth loss
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 8, 2020
Houser (1-4) took the loss against Detroit on Tuesday, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing five runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six.
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Takes no-decision
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 2, 2020
Houser gave up five runs on nine hits and a walk and struck out two over five innings in a no-decision versus the Tigers on Wednesday.
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Hurt by long ball Thursday
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 27, 2020
Houser (1-3) took the loss in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Reds, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out three.
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