Alec Mills
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 205LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 22, #673, Kansas City Royals | Tennessee - Martin
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 6 7 5.07 32 20 1 119 87 1.44
2022 0 1 9.68 7 2 0 17.2 11 1.75
2023 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 1 0 5.00
7 Seasons 12 14 5.00 70 39 2 257.1 213 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 6-7 5.07 119 87 1.44
2022 7 0-1 9.68 17.2 11 1.75
2023 1 0-0 18.00 1 0 5.00
7 Seasons 70 12-14 5.00 257.1 213 1.35
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 24 86 9 1 11.1 5.3 85.6 103.8 8.7 33.3 .188 .364 .397 .379 .337 44.4 21.1 26.3 13.50 6.41
2018 26 292 41 2 4.9 2.8 89.4 104.8 11.1 26.8 .169 .284 .246 .243 .303 46.3 32.4 9.9 4.00 2.46
2019 27 553 92 7 7.6 4.6 88.4 113.1 11.1 35.9 .248 .451 .311 .340 .424 35.9 27.6 7.2 2.75 5.19
2020 28 945 185 17 9.2 6.7 86.9 114.5 10.1 30.8 .263 .462 .316 .342 .386 39.5 18.3 7.5 4.48 5.06
2021 29 1936 389 19 4.9 3.7 88.3 111.9 7.8 33.2 .280 .429 .343 .334 .372 39.3 16.8 6.6 5.07 4.79
2022 30 302 67 8 11.9 9.5 91.1 112.1 18.0 44.8 .320 .642 .486 .420 .468 43.3 13.1 3.6 9.68 8.18
2023 31 40 8 1 12.5 10.0 92.3 104.8 8.0 12.5 .294 .648 .676 .453 .389 50.0 0.0 10.0 18.00 10.11
Player 4154 791 55 7.0 5.0 88.3 114.5 9.8 33.4 .267 .448 .341 .339 .386 39.8 19.3 7.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Mills relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(35.0%) ,
Sinker
(30.0%) ,
Changeup
(17.5%) ,
Four Seamer
(10.0%) ,
Curveball
(7.5%) ,


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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
2016 44.4 44.4 0.0 11.1 44.4 11.1 44.4 11.1 33.3 22.2 0.0 22.2 11.1 5.3
2018 51.2 31.7 12.2 4.9 31.7 56.1 12.2 0.0 46.3 22.0 14.6 12.2 4.9 2.8
2019 48.9 21.7 23.9 5.4 42.4 33.7 23.9 3.3 33.7 17.4 31.5 6.5 7.6 4.6
2020 48.1 21.6 23.2 7.0 40.0 35.1 24.9 6.5 36.8 21.6 20.0 5.9 9.2 6.7
2021 52.2 20.3 23.7 3.9 45.0 36.2 18.8 6.9 34.4 18.5 29.6 5.4 4.9 3.7
2022 34.3 29.9 29.9 6.0 58.2 23.9 17.9 3.0 22.4 23.9 26.9 11.9 11.9 9.5
2023 75.0 12.5 0.0 12.5 62.5 25.0 12.5 0.0 62.5 12.5 12.5 0.0 12.5 10.0
Player 49.4 22.4 23.0 5.2 44.1 35.3 20.6 5.7 34.8 19.7 26.0 6.7 7.0 5.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2023 Slider CIN R 14 78.5 46.9 2.6 6 14.0 1.9 16
2023 Sinker CIN R 12 89.6 28.1 2.2 8 14.8 -0.1 -1
2023 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 4 88.8 20.5 -2.0 -11 5.9 -0.4 -7
2023 Curveball CIN R 3 67.6 68.3 -3.5 -5 10.3 -3.3 -24
2023 Changeup CIN R 7 78.9 39.8 2.5 7 13.6 -0.6 -5
2022 Changeup CHC R 56 78.9 38.2 1.9 5 15.3 1.1 8
2022 Curveball CHC R 26 65.8 75.4 0.9 1 12.8 -1.5 -10
2022 Slider CHC R 39 76.1 51.5 4.7 10 17.8 6.2 54
2022 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 70 88.6 20.0 -2.0 -11 9.1 2.3 34
2022 Sinker CHC R 111 88.5 27.1 1.7 7 16.3 1.7 12
2021 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 334 88.7 20.7 -3.0 -17 9.3 2.0 27
2021 Sinker CHC R 830 89.1 26.9 1.6 6 16.2 1.5 10
2021 Curveball CHC R 202 65.8 74.3 0.8 1 12.5 0.2 2
2021 Changeup CHC R 326 79.1 39.6 4.0 11 15.0 1.1 8
2021 Slider CHC R 244 76.6 50.5 3.6 8 16.6 4.8 40
2020 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 240 89.8 20.0 -2.6 -15 9.5 2.6 37
2020 Slider CHC R 95 77.5 48.1 2.6 6 16.5 5.8 54
2020 Sinker CHC R 324 89.9 26.6 2.3 10 16.2 1.5 10
2020 Curveball CHC R 142 66.6 72.5 0.3 0 12.9 0.6 5
2020 Changeup CHC R 144 80.7 38.2 3.9 11 15.2 1.6 11
2019 Sinker CHC R 130 89.9 27.0 2.4 10 16.2 1.7 11
2019 Changeup CHC R 106 80.7 39.2 4.7 14 14.5 0.6 4
2019 Slider CHC R 61 78.2 48.3 2.6 6 15.1 5.1 51
2019 Curveball CHC R 86 67.6 73.4 3.1 4 14.5 1.5 12
2019 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 170 89.5 20.5 -2.6 -14 9.3 2.3 33
2018 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 101 90.6 18.9 -1.6 -9 9.7 2.6 37
2018 Curveball CHC R 23 72.0 66.3 1.9 3 13.3 1.2 10
2018 Changeup CHC R 57 81.1 38.1 3.7 11 15.2 1.6 12
2018 Sinker CHC R 71 90.5 25.7 2.0 8 16.4 2.0 14
2018 Slider CHC R 40 78.4 47.9 2.6 6 15.3 6.1 66
2016 Changeup KC R 2 77.5 45.3 8.4 23 17.8 5.8 49
2016 Sinker KC R 30 92.6 24.0 2.3 11 16.9 3.1 23
2016 4-Seam Fastball KC R 31 92.3 17.9 -1.3 -8 12.9 5.9 84
2016 Curveball KC R 23 80.2 45.2 -7.8 -15 1.2 -8.8 -88
! 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 %
2023 Slider -10.9 -2 14 35.0 4 .500 1.250 .725 25.0 0.0 0.0 .282 .960 .498 25.0
2023 Sinker -10.6 -1 12 30.0 3 .500 .500 .833 16.7 0.0 0.0 .284 .298 .405 50.0
2023 Changeup -20.6 -1 7 17.5 2 1.000 3.000 1.150 0.0 0.0 0.0 .417 .460 .539 100.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 14.1 1 4 10.0 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 -- .244 .288 .223 100.0
2023 Curveball -4.2 0 3 7.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Sinker -1.9 -2 111 36.8 37 .257 .514 .345 13.1 16.2 22.2 .270 .483 .342 37.9
2022 4-Seam Fastball -4.7 -3 70 23.2 21 .316 .842 .495 6.3 9.5 11.1 .258 .626 .398 52.9
2022 Changeup -6.9 -4 56 18.5 12 .545 1.455 .754 27.6 8.3 5.0 .496 1.151 .636 45.5
2022 Slider -7.0 -3 39 12.9 8 .625 .750 .606 28.6 25.0 11.8 .389 .533 .400 33.3
2022 Curveball -0.6 0 26 8.6 5 .500 .750 .570 8.3 0.0 0.0 .421 .920 .597 50.0
2021 Sinker 1.2 10 830 42.9 232 .299 .455 .361 10.4 11.2 13.6 .307 .454 .359 45.7
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -6 334 17.3 89 .321 .654 .440 10.9 9.0 10.0 .313 .591 .413 44.4
2021 Changeup -2.3 -8 326 16.8 93 .256 .349 .316 36.1 25.8 20.2 .224 .311 .267 32.3
2021 Slider -0.6 -1 244 12.6 63 .203 .220 .202 29.9 39.7 19.8 .209 .255 .217 22.2
2021 Curveball -2.7 -5 202 10.4 38 .417 .611 .451 18.4 10.5 9.5 .306 .497 .351 24.2
2020 Sinker -0.4 -1 324 34.3 114 .243 .466 .338 7.9 17.5 24.1 .258 .440 .337 51.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -2 240 25.4 57 .320 .720 .454 13.1 14.0 12.9 .319 .731 .466 51.2
2020 Changeup -0.3 0 144 15.2 38 .143 .314 .232 33.3 23.7 19.6 .282 .408 .329 15.4
2020 Curveball 2.6 4 142 15.0 30 .207 .241 .215 21.6 6.7 10.5 .238 .300 .251 14.8
2020 Slider 1.4 1 95 10.1 13 .077 .077 .069 42.4 53.8 18.4 .093 .108 .091 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -1 170 30.7 43 .324 .595 .433 21.1 23.3 24.4 .298 .533 .394 40.7
2019 Sinker 1.9 2 130 23.5 40 .194 .306 .264 15.2 25.0 30.3 .243 .518 .352 46.2
2019 Changeup -2.3 -2 106 19.2 32 .310 .448 .364 43.5 34.4 27.5 .305 .444 .353 33.3
2019 Curveball 3.2 3 86 15.6 18 .143 .214 .275 33.3 5.6 8.3 .180 .293 .310 15.4
2019 Slider 5.0 3 61 11.0 19 .056 .222 .142 36.0 52.6 41.7 .117 .280 .192 25.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -2.6 -3 101 34.6 27 .304 .565 .417 20.0 25.9 20.6 .231 .479 .358 62.5
2018 Sinker 3.9 3 71 24.3 21 .100 .150 .179 10.8 19.0 15.4 .177 .227 .201 43.8
2018 Changeup 2.8 2 57 19.5 15 .077 .077 .153 48.4 66.7 37.0 .070 .081 .153 33.3
2018 Slider 2.4 1 40 13.7 5 .000 .000 .000 53.3 40.0 16.7 .067 .087 .064 0.0
2018 Curveball -2.7 -1 23 7.9 3 .333 .667 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 .236 .378 .267 33.3
! 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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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Sinker 12 89.6 77 16.2 1:30 2:30 -60
2023 Slider 14 78.5 59 15.3 7:45 8:30 -45
2022 Changeup 56 78.9 85 16.8 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Curveball 26 65.8 83 20.3 7:30 7:30 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 70 88.6 86 17.0 1:30 1:00 30
2022 Sinker 111 88.5 84 18.3 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Slider 39 76.1 64 19.7 7:45 8:30 -45
2021 Changeup 322 79.1 86 15.9 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 Curveball 201 65.9 79 19.4 7:30 7:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 329 88.7 88 16.4 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 818 89.1 87 18.0 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Slider 241 76.6 58 18.4 7:45 8:15 -30
2020 Changeup 119 80.8 87 16.3 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 Curveball 131 66.6 81 19.6 7:30 7:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 218 89.8 87 16.4 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Sinker 289 89.9 87 18.0 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Slider 90 77.5 56 18.0 7:45 8:30 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 71 292 0 4 -1 0 2
2019 152 553 1 8 -1 -3 5
2020 252 945 4 8 -6 -5 2
2021 515 1,936 3 8 -13 -8 -10
2022 83 302 -6 -1 -3 -1 -12
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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 %
2016 86 37.2 81.3 92.3 27.8 60.0 44.2 36.8 47.7 19.5 4.7 100.0
2018 292 51.0 57.7 82.6 28.7 51.2 46.9 66.2 43.5 27.6 3.1 55.6
2019 553 44.3 67.8 80.1 31.5 57.7 47.4 67.1 47.6 28.1 4.0 77.3
2020 945 45.9 61.1 86.4 30.1 72.7 44.7 61.1 44.3 17.9 5.4 66.7
2021 1,936 49.1 64.2 87.2 28.3 65.2 44.9 65.2 46.0 18.3 6.0 70.7
2022 302 48.0 66.2 92.7 33.1 69.2 43.0 69.9 49.0 15.5 6.3 63.2
2023 40 42.5 64.7 90.9 30.4 57.1 40.0 60.0 45.0 22.2 5.0 100.0
Player 4,154 47.5 63.9 86.4 29.6 65.1 45.1 64.4 45.9 20.0 5.4 70.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2018 19 47 68
2019 8 40 48 49
2020 26 27 22 24 41 2 23 74 35 17 63 4 71 10 35 31 24
2021 24 10 32 60 21 45 90 60 43 9 76 3 53 5 34 28 26
2022 2 38 29
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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 -- 0 0.4 0 0 1 0 --
2018 26.3 1 1.0 0 1 0 1 100.0
2019 22.6 5 5.8 -1 2 2 4 80.0
2020 24.1 13 13.2 0 0 11 6 46.2
2021 22.9 16 15.1 1 8 4 11 68.8
2022 24.2 7 7.1 0 1 5 4 57.1
2023 27.6 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
Player 23.6 43 43.6 -1 12 23 27 62.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
2018 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2019 5 7 5 5 5 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 8 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 7 6 8 6 7 5 4 7 8 6 4
2020 13 16 13 13 12 15 15 13 12 9 11 14 13 10 16 13 16 15 11 15 12 12 17 13 14 10 13 15 14 14 10
2021 16 16 13 16 14 14 15 15 13 14 14 16 17 14 14 16 14 15 15 15 17 17 17 15 16 14 15 16 16 14 17
2022 7 6 6 8 7 7 9 5 6 5 7 9 7 6 7 8 7 6 7 9 6 8 9 8 6 6 9 8 7 6 7
2023 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 43 48 39 44 40 44 48 40 37 34 38 47 47 38 45 45 45 43 42 48 44 46 54 45 45 37 44 49 48 43 40
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.6 89.6 -1.0 89.8 0.2 89.0 -0.8 88.5 -0.5 89.4 0.9
Offspeed Velocity 81.1 80.7 -0.4 80.7 0.0 79.1 -1.6 78.9 -0.2 78.9 0.0
Breaking Velocity 76.0 72.0 -4.0 71.0 -1.0 71.8 0.8 72.0 0.2 76.6 4.6
Exit Velocity 89.4 88.4 -1.0 86.9 -1.5 88.3 1.4 91.1 2.8 92.3 1.2
Launch Angle 11.1 11.1 0.0 10.1 -1.0 7.8 -2.3 18.0 10.2 8.0 -10.0
Barrel % 4.9 7.6 2.7 9.2 1.6 4.9 -4.3 11.9 7.0 12.5 0.6
Hard Hit % 46.3 35.9 -10.4 39.5 3.6 39.3 -0.2 43.3 4.0 50.0 6.7
Sweet Spot % 26.8 35.9 9.1 30.8 -5.1 33.2 2.4 44.8 11.6 12.5 -32.3
xBA .169 .248 0.079 .263 0.015 .280 0.017 .320 0.040 .294 -0.026
BA .172 .231 0.059 .230 -0.001 .291 0.061 .364 0.073 .500 0.136
xwOBA .243 .340 0.097 .342 0.002 .334 -0.008 .420 0.086 .453 0.033
wOBA .246 .311 0.065 .316 0.005 .343 0.027 .486 0.143 .676 0.190
xSLG .284 .451 0.167 .462 0.011 .429 -0.033 .642 0.213 .648 0.006
SLG .297 .396 0.099 .448 0.052 .451 0.003 .766 0.315 1.125 0.359
K% 32.4 27.6 -4.8 18.3 -9.3 16.8 -1.5 13.1 -3.7 0.0 -13.1
BB% 9.9 7.2 -2.7 7.5 0.3 6.6 -0.9 3.6 -3.0 10.0 6.4
Swing % 43.5 47.6 4.1 44.3 -3.3 46.0 1.7 49.0 3.0 45.0 -4.0
Whiff% 27.6 28.1 0.5 17.9 -10.2 18.3 0.4 15.5 -2.8 22.2 6.7
In Zone % 51.0 44.3 -6.7 45.9 1.6 49.1 3.2 48.0 -1.1 42.5 -5.5
Out of Zone % 49.0 55.7 6.7 54.1 -1.6 50.9 -3.2 52.0 1.1 57.5 5.5
Out of Zone Swing % 28.7 31.5 2.8 30.1 -1.4 28.3 -1.8 33.1 4.8 30.4 -2.7
First Pitch Swing % 16.9 36.8 19.9 25.4 -11.4 32.5 7.1 31.3 -1.2 30.0 -1.3
First Pitch Strike % 66.2 67.1 0.9 61.1 -6.0 65.2 4.1 69.9 4.7 60.0 -9.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 19 .397 10 0 0.0 9 0 0.0
2018 Shifts 71 .246 42 0 0.0 29 7 24.1
2019 Shifts 152 .311 85 7 8.2 67 32 47.8
2020 Shifts 252 .316 101 39 38.6 151 94 62.3
2021 Shifts 515 .343 273 44 16.1 242 173 71.5
2022 Shifts 82 .477 39 7 17.9 43 32 74.4
2023 Shades 10 .676 6 4 66.7 4 0 0.0
! 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 %
2016 16 14.5 62.5% 12.5% 22 22.7 4.5% 22.7%
2018 104 14.7 55.8% 0.0% 42 22.0 0.0% 2.4%
2019 164 15.0 48.8% 0.6% 80 23.9 0.0% 5.0%
2020 353 15.5 41.1% 2.3% 101 24.7 0.0% 5.9%
2021 601 16.6 30.4% 1.2% 300 24.8 0.0% 13.0%
2022 83 16.6 22.9% 0.0% 53 23.2 0.0% 3.8%
2023 7 16.4 28.6% 0.0% 11 21.7 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution