Alejandro Kirk
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 8" 245LBS | Age: 25
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 189 165 19 40 8 0 .242 .328 .436 .764
2022 541 470 59 134 14 0 .285 .372 .415 .787
2023 422 372 34 93 8 0 .250 .334 .358 .692
4 Seasons 1,177 1,031 116 276 31 0 .268 .352 .402 .754
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .242 8 0 .764
2022 .285 14 0 .787
2023 .250 8 0 .692
4 Seasons .268 31 0 .754
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2020 21 85 20 1 5.0 4.0 95.0 107.4 5.9 25.0 .313 .451 .418 .344 .394 50.0 16.0 4.0
2021 22 748 145 16 11.0 8.5 92.3 109.4 14.7 31.0 .284 .507 .330 .373 .381 46.9 11.6 10.1
2022 23 2200 416 28 6.7 5.2 90.5 110.1 8.1 32.0 .278 .431 .347 .351 .347 45.4 10.7 11.6
2023 24 1725 329 17 5.2 4.0 87.6 108.3 6.3 31.9 .256 .386 .308 .320 .310 38.3 10.7 10.0
Player 4758 910 62 6.8 5.3 89.8 110.1 8.5 31.6 .272 .427 .332 .344 .340 43.2 11.0 10.6
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.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 60.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 30.0 40.0 30.0 0.0 35.0 15.0 40.0 5.0 5.0 4.0
2021 40.7 26.9 26.2 6.2 35.9 40.7 23.4 0.7 33.1 25.5 22.8 6.9 11.0 8.5
2022 50.0 20.4 24.5 5.0 32.2 38.9 28.8 3.8 35.3 20.2 27.2 6.5 6.7 5.2
2023 50.5 21.9 23.1 4.6 27.1 45.9 27.1 5.2 37.7 20.4 25.5 5.5 5.2 4.0
Player 48.9 22.0 24.2 4.9 30.9 41.8 27.4 3.7 35.8 21.0 26.2 6.2 6.8 5.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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.

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 4-Seamer 0.0 0 527 30.6 106 .284 .352 .351 10.8 8.5 5.7 .254 .376 .341 51.9
2023 Sinker -1.1 -4 330 19.1 93 .240 .347 .347 6.7 7.5 10.1 .254 .349 .338 39.1
2023 Slider -1.1 -3 315 18.3 74 .254 .388 .318 14.7 9.5 6.9 .269 .437 .338 36.7
2023 Cutter -1.9 -3 148 8.6 35 .206 .441 .283 20.0 17.1 13.3 .239 .399 .283 39.3
2023 Changeup 2.1 3 146 8.5 40 .316 .474 .368 7.1 2.5 2.2 .314 .508 .368 27.0
2023 Curveball -1.5 -2 141 8.2 40 .225 .275 .220 22.8 25.0 17.5 .200 .279 .206 23.3
2023 Sweeper -2.1 -2 85 4.9 22 .150 .150 .186 22.9 18.2 12.9 .252 .353 .300 37.5
2023 Splitter 0.7 0 28 1.6 10 .222 .333 .215 11.8 10.0 10.0 .259 .409 .260 22.2
2023 Slurve -7.6 0 5 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .314 .422 .312 0.0
2022 4-Seamer 1.5 11 712 32.4 163 .304 .472 .424 11.9 11.0 9.0 .298 .528 .427 60.6
2022 Slider 0.9 4 421 19.1 92 .265 .446 .336 22.6 15.2 10.4 .275 .447 .346 41.4
2022 Sinker 0.1 0 411 18.7 116 .346 .430 .393 7.5 3.4 4.8 .299 .425 .344 40.8
2022 Changeup 0.8 2 193 8.8 55 .259 .370 .314 26.5 18.2 12.8 .255 .338 .266 43.2
2022 Curveball 0.5 1 181 8.2 42 .184 .289 .256 17.5 14.3 10.3 .216 .306 .255 33.3
2022 Cutter 1.9 3 176 8.0 40 .333 .485 .415 11.0 5.0 4.9 .289 .423 .376 41.9
2022 Sweeper -2.7 -2 76 3.5 17 .125 .125 .147 25.9 17.6 11.5 .241 .360 .286 38.5
2022 Splitter 0.3 0 30 1.4 14 .214 .286 .218 19.0 7.1 6.7 .246 .322 .249 30.8
2021 4-Seamer -1.0 -3 266 35.6 64 .200 .327 .320 18.3 14.1 13.0 .222 .453 .340 41.3
2021 Slider 0.4 1 156 20.9 38 .257 .457 .359 35.6 21.1 15.1 .252 .402 .313 40.7
2021 Sinker 1.0 1 112 15.0 28 .261 .522 .371 3.8 7.1 7.4 .347 .687 .459 45.5
2021 Changeup -2.5 -2 75 10.0 21 .158 .211 .212 26.5 9.5 8.3 .351 .440 .379 64.7
2021 Curveball 7.2 5 73 9.8 20 .421 .842 .540 10.0 0.0 0.0 .454 .819 .547 52.6
2021 Cutter -1.6 -1 52 7.0 14 .182 .455 .357 10.5 7.1 12.5 .138 .339 .305 50.0
2021 Sweeper 2.9 0 11 1.5 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .331 .391 .311 66.7
2021 Splitter -2.9 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer 2.6 1 30 35.3 6 .400 1.000 .600 9.1 0.0 0.0 .404 .911 .574 40.0
2020 Sinker 5.2 1 18 21.2 6 .500 .667 .508 0.0 0.0 0.0 .340 .394 .322 50.0
2020 Slider -3.0 0 16 18.8 3 .000 .000 .000 40.0 33.3 50.0 .182 .185 .171 50.0
2020 Curveball 1.5 0 11 12.9 4 .500 .500 .450 37.5 25.0 33.3 .303 .375 .292 33.3
2020 Changeup -6.0 0 6 7.1 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 50.0 .147 .162 .133 50.0
2020 Splitter 21.7 0 2 2.4 2 .500 .500 .450 50.0 50.0 100.0 .306 .338 .280 100.0
2020 Sweeper 77.3 2 2 2.4 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .633 .699 .574 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 189 748 -1 -10 8 5 2
2022 548 2,248 -5 -10 21 14 19
2023 429 1,755 -20 -9 9 9 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 85 54.1 54.3 88.0 30.8 58.3 41.2 16.0 43.5 21.6 7.1 50.0
2021 748 50.5 65.3 83.8 24.1 71.9 41.7 19.6 44.9 19.3 8.2 73.8
2022 2,200 48.6 59.6 89.5 23.3 72.7 41.6 21.9 41.0 15.4 6.9 70.4
2023 1,725 48.5 57.4 92.5 26.7 76.4 42.2 15.9 41.6 12.8 7.7 63.2
Player 4,758 48.9 59.6 89.5 24.8 73.8 41.8 19.3 41.8 15.3 7.4 67.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2020 43 2
2021 63 14
2022 86 93 72 52 95 54 40 78 63 78 98 88 94 80 3
2023 42 53 25 20 71 19 19 19 37 33 98 70 99 62 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.5 1 0.9 0 1 1 0 0.0
2021 24.6 8 7.2 1 2 7 2 25.0
2022 25.1 14 11.8 2 11 10 4 28.6
2023 24.9 8 8.7 -1 4 8 2 25.0
Player 24.9 31 28.7 2 18 26 8 25.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
2021 8 10 6 6 8 8 8 10 6 4 8 8 5 4 8 9 7 8 7 8 6 7 10 8 6 6 8 8 5 7 8
2022 14 9 8 11 11 12 14 7 8 8 11 16 15 11 13 17 13 9 10 11 13 9 19 13 10 10 13 15 13 12 12
2023 8 5 6 8 9 8 10 7 9 8 8 7 10 10 10 9 11 6 10 10 12 10 12 11 6 5 10 6 12 9 8
Player 31 25 20 27 29 29 34 25 24 20 27 33 30 26 33 36 32 24 28 31 32 26 43 32 23 21 32 29 31 29 29
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 95.0 92.3 -2.7 90.5 -1.8 87.6 -2.9
Launch Angle 5.9 14.7 8.8 8.1 -6.6 6.3 -1.8
Barrel % 5.0 11.0 6.0 6.7 -4.3 5.2 -1.5
Hard Hit % 50.0 46.9 -3.1 45.4 -1.5 38.3 -7.1
Sweet Spot % 25.0 31.0 6.0 32.0 1.0 31.9 -0.1
xBA .313 .284 -0.029 .278 -0.006 .256 -0.022
BA .375 .242 -0.133 .285 0.043 .250 -0.035
xwOBA .344 .373 0.029 .351 -0.022 .320 -0.031
wOBA .418 .330 -0.088 .347 0.017 .308 -0.039
xSLG .451 .507 0.056 .431 -0.076 .386 -0.045
SLG .583 .436 -0.147 .415 -0.021 .358 -0.057
K% 16.0 11.6 -4.4 10.7 -0.9 10.7 0.0
BB% 4.0 10.1 6.1 11.6 1.5 10.0 -1.6
Swing % 43.5 44.9 1.4 41.0 -3.9 41.6 0.6
Whiff% 21.6 19.3 -2.3 15.4 -3.9 12.8 -2.6
In Zone % 54.1 50.5 -3.6 48.6 -1.9 48.5 -0.1
Out of Zone % 45.9 49.5 3.6 51.4 1.9 51.5 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 30.8 24.1 -6.7 23.3 -0.8 26.7 3.4
First Pitch Swing % 16.0 19.6 3.6 21.9 2.3 15.9 -6.0
First Pitch Strike % 64.0 64.6 0.6 59.7 -4.9 62.5 2.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2020 Shifts R 25 1 4.0 .435 .000
2021 Shifts R 169 8 4.7 .287 .220
2022 Shifts R 539 32 5.9 .345 .375
2023 Shades R 421 10 2.4 .307 .334
! 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 %
2020 33 15.4 42.4% 0.0% 10 25.1 0.0% 10.0%
2021 211 16.9 28.0% 1.4% 138 23.6 0.7% 15.2%
2022 680 18.1 19.9% 4.6% 452 23.0 0.7% 10.6%
2023 468 15.4 44.9% 0.9% 385 19.2 3.6% 0.3%
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