Al Alburquerque
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 195LBS | Age: 37
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 4 1 4.21 67 0 0 62 58 1.55
2016 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 2 1 2.00
2017 0 2 2.50 21 0 0 18 14 1.00
7 Seasons 17 8 3.16 264 0 1 245 291 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2015 67 4-1 4.21 62 58 1.55
2016 2 0-0 4.50 2 1 2.00
2017 21 0-2 2.50 18 14 1.00
7 Seasons 264 17-8 3.16 245 291 1.31
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 1077 179 6 3.4 2.2 88.8 112.8 8.9 28.5 .247 .358 .322 .313 .353 31.8 21.4 12.2 4.21 4.05
2016 30 48 9 1 11.1 8.3 82.4 102.5 2.3 33.3 .269 .495 .356 .385 .359 22.2 8.3 16.7 4.50 6.66
2017 31 263 49 0 0.0 0.0 85.3 111.1 5.5 26.5 .206 .274 .212 .259 .263 22.4 19.7 11.3 2.50 2.83
Player 1388 237 7 3.0 2.0 87.8 112.8 7.9 28.3 .239 .345 .301 .305 .333 29.5 20.6 12.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alburquerque relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(54.4%) ,
Sinker
(30.8%) ,
Four Seamer
(12.9%) ,
Changeup
(1.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 50.3 19.6 25.7 4.5 43.0 39.1 17.9 1.1 36.9 20.1 27.9 3.4 3.4 2.2
2016 66.7 22.2 0.0 11.1 33.3 22.2 44.4 11.1 55.6 11.1 11.1 0.0 11.1 8.3
2017 57.1 16.3 22.4 4.1 30.6 51.0 18.4 2.0 49.0 20.4 26.5 2.0 0.0 0.0
Player 52.3 19.0 24.1 4.6 40.1 40.9 19.0 1.7 40.1 19.8 27.0 3.0 3.0 2.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2017 Slider CWS R 143 87.6 30.1 -1.8 -6 2.6 -5.6 -190
2017 Sinker CWS R 81 93.9 21.0 0.2 1 18.8 3.6 24
2017 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 34 93.5 15.7 -0.5 -4 11.3 2.4 28
2017 Changeup CWS R 5 90.7 18.6 -7.3 -28 16.9 2.8 20
2016 Sinker LAA R 10 91.5 22.0 -0.6 -3 15.3 1.2 8
2016 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 6 92.7 17.5 -0.3 -2 9.0 0.8 10
2016 Slider LAA R 32 85.5 30.9 -5.7 -15 0.1 -4.8 -102
2015 Slider DET R 584 86.1 32.4 -3.2 -9 1.7 -3.1 -64
2015 4-Seam Fastball DET R 147 94.4 14.6 1.4 9 9.5 1.6 20
2015 Sinker DET R 297 93.4 18.9 -3.1 -14 14.4 -0.1 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2017 Slider 2.1 3 143 54.4 33 .125 .156 .141 45.5 39.4 24.5 .159 .218 .175 26.3
2017 Sinker 0.8 1 81 30.8 26 .190 .190 .273 13.5 0.0 0.0 .236 .327 .329 28.6
2017 4-Seam Fastball 3.0 1 34 12.9 11 .200 .300 .259 0.0 9.1 11.1 .289 .344 .310 0.0
2017 Changeup -7.0 0 5 1.9 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 189 792 14 8 -4 -3 15
2012 64 273 5 3 0 -1 7
2013 234 937 7 2 -3 -6 0
2014 235 957 13 2 -6 -4 6
2015 268 1,065 -1 6 -3 -3 -1
2017 71 263 3 4 -2 -1 4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,077 48.9 60.2 82.6 27.1 50.3 42.6 56.8 43.3 27.3 7.9 63.5
2016 48 41.7 60.0 75.0 32.1 66.7 39.6 58.3 43.8 28.6 6.3 66.7
2017 263 50.6 63.2 78.6 27.7 52.8 45.2 60.6 45.6 29.2 7.6 70.0
Player 1,388 49.0 60.7 81.6 27.4 51.5 43.0 57.6 43.7 27.7 7.8 64.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 38 44 69 80 9 85 85 27 60 58 2 82 23 64 76 15
2017 63 77 34
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 18.2 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0.0
Player 18.2 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.7 92.0 -1.7 93.8 1.8
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 90.7 0.0
Breaking Velocity 86.1 85.5 -0.6 87.6 2.1
Exit Velocity 88.8 82.4 -6.4 85.3 2.9
Launch Angle 8.9 2.3 -6.6 5.5 3.2
Barrel % 3.4 11.1 7.7 0.0 -11.1
Hard Hit % 31.8 22.2 -9.6 22.4 0.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 28.5 33.3 4.8 26.5 -6.8
xBA .247 .269 0.022 .206 -0.063
BA .269 .200 -0.069 .159 -0.041
xwOBA .313 .385 0.072 .259 -0.126
wOBA .322 .356 0.034 .212 -0.144
xSLG .358 .495 0.137 .274 -0.221
SLG .372 .500 0.128 .190 -0.310
K% 21.4 8.3 -13.1 19.7 11.4
BB% 12.2 16.7 4.5 11.3 -5.4
Swing % 43.3 43.8 0.5 45.6 1.8
Whiff% 27.3 28.6 1.3 29.2 0.6
In Zone % 48.9 41.7 -7.2 50.6 8.9
Out of Zone % 51.1 58.3 7.2 49.4 -8.9
Out of Zone Swing % 27.1 32.1 5.0 27.7 -4.4
First Pitch Swing % 22.5 25.0 2.5 23.9 -1.1
First Pitch Strike % 56.8 58.3 1.5 60.6 2.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 12 .356 7 0 0.0 5 0 0.0
2017 Shifts 71 .212 44 2 4.5 27 3 11.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2011 187 18.0 19.8% 4.3% 175 20.2 9.1% 9.1%
2012 46 17.8 19.6% 0.0% 56 20.8 8.9% 5.4%
2013 224 16.9 20.5% 2.2% 173 20.2 6.4% 6.4%
2014 250 17.7 22.4% 1.2% 188 20.6 5.9% 3.7%
2015 286 16.6 34.6% 2.8% 221 21.4 14.9% 15.4%
2016 9 15.6 33.3% 11.1% 15 16.6 33.3% 0.0%
2017 92 15.2 47.8% 0.0% 34 17.7 20.6% 2.9%
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Pitch Distribution