Alek Manoah
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 285LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2019 | Rd: 1, #11, Toronto Blue Jays | West Virginia

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 6 5.46 12 12 0 57.2 48 1.77
3 Seasons 26 15 3.05 63 63 0 366.0 355 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 12 1-6 5.46 57.2 48 1.77
3 Seasons 63 26-15 3.05 366.0 355 1.13

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
2021 23 1845 276 16 5.8 3.5 86.8 117.9 16.3 32.6 .199 .321 .273 .281 .326 31.2 27.7 8.7 3.22 3.30
2022 24 2949 539 29 5.4 3.7 87.5 114.9 16.9 33.0 .224 .343 .261 .284 .329 31.5 22.9 6.5 2.24 3.31
2023 25 1113 179 16 8.9 5.9 89.1 112.5 16.2 33.0 .275 .477 .375 .385 .407 42.5 17.6 15.0 5.46 6.41
Player 5907 994 61 6.1 4.0 87.6 117.9 16.6 32.9 .225 .359 .285 .301 .342 33.4 23.4 8.7
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Manoah relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(30.4%) ,
Slider
(28.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(27.1%) ,
Changeup
(13.7%) ,


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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
2021 39.5 29.3 22.5 8.7 35.9 34.8 29.3 6.2 27.2 31.9 24.6 4.3 5.8 3.5
2022 38.4 27.1 25.0 9.5 42.7 34.5 22.8 4.3 29.5 31.9 23.4 5.4 5.4 3.7
2023 39.7 27.4 24.0 8.9 38.0 38.5 23.5 5.0 26.8 22.9 25.7 10.6 8.9 5.9
Player 38.9 27.8 24.1 9.2 39.9 35.3 24.7 4.9 28.4 30.3 24.1 6.0 6.1 4.0
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 Sinker TOR R 337 92.7 20.8 -1.5 -7 15.6 0.4 3
2023 4-Seamer TOR R 300 92.8 15.2 0.2 1 6.7 -0.1 -1
2023 Changeup TOR R 152 86.1 28.5 -2.0 -7 17.1 2.4 16
2023 Slider TOR R 319 80.9 41.0 0.4 1 12.8 3.7 41
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 1,056 93.9 14.3 0.3 2 5.5 -1.5 -22
2022 Sinker TOR R 763 93.3 21.1 -0.4 -2 14.7 0.0 0
2022 Slider TOR R 798 81.5 41.0 0.6 2 14.5 6.2 75
2022 Changeup TOR R 331 86.5 27.2 -2.6 -9 14.5 0.3 2
2021 Changeup TOR R 173 86.8 29.3 -0.2 -1 13.1 -0.9 -7
2021 Slider TOR R 512 81.1 41.8 0.6 2 15.5 7.9 104
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 668 93.7 15.4 -0.6 -4 5.0 -2.2 -30
2021 Sinker TOR R 491 92.8 22.3 0.9 4 14.1 -0.5 -3
! 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 Sinker -1.7 -6 338 30.4 103 .229 .313 .326 13.2 13.6 14.7 .305 .486 .409 46.4
2023 Slider 3.4 11 320 28.8 65 .304 .589 .432 26.1 23.1 12.1 .221 .376 .328 31.7
2023 4-Seamer 1.4 4 302 27.1 74 .283 .550 .418 24.8 18.9 17.1 .273 .557 .416 50.0
2023 Changeup 1.4 2 153 13.7 29 .286 .429 .353 21.9 17.2 13.5 .293 .486 .345 34.8
2022 4-Seamer -1.7 -18 1,057 35.8 264 .212 .339 .286 26.1 24.6 22.3 .241 .392 .312 39.7
2022 Slider -0.8 -6 798 27.1 231 .190 .324 .248 31.8 27.7 20.6 .218 .346 .272 22.7
2022 Sinker -1.0 -8 763 25.9 218 .224 .266 .285 16.1 20.2 21.4 .214 .275 .271 29.5
2022 Changeup -1.1 -4 331 11.2 73 .145 .333 .227 21.7 9.6 14.3 .218 .348 .268 35.5
2021 4-Seamer -0.8 -6 669 36.3 150 .200 .331 .290 32.5 32.0 21.6 .174 .326 .275 34.1
2021 Slider -0.6 -3 512 27.8 140 .146 .293 .250 37.0 37.9 28.0 .150 .270 .238 23.6
2021 Sinker -1.1 -5 491 26.6 128 .211 .266 .289 23.0 16.4 20.0 .255 .322 .318 34.1
2021 Changeup 1.4 2 173 9.4 41 .256 .462 .346 13.0 12.2 13.2 .282 .460 .338 32.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 170 86.8 82 15.3 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 667 93.7 78 16.0 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 487 92.8 79 17.1 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Slider 507 81.1 50 16.5 8:00 8:45 -45
2022 Changeup 326 86.5 80 17.5 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,051 93.9 82 17.3 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 756 93.3 82 18.2 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Slider 781 81.5 44 15.4 8:00 8:45 -45
2023 Changeup 148 86.1 86 19.6 1:30 2:15 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 291 92.9 86 17.6 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 331 92.7 84 19.3 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 Slider 312 80.9 40 13.9 8:00 9:00 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 459 1,845 -13 -20 10 12 -12
2022 810 3,028 -22 -38 11 13 -36
2023 271 1,113 -3 -8 12 11 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 %
2021 1,845 48.7 69.5 76.0 27.9 54.5 42.3 57.3 48.1 29.7 7.3 83.0
2022 2,949 49.7 68.4 82.3 30.9 58.4 41.5 61.8 49.5 24.8 8.3 80.0
2023 1,113 45.2 65.9 85.8 26.1 63.5 41.9 55.3 44.1 21.2 7.7 72.1
Player 5,907 48.5 68.3 80.9 29.0 58.2 41.8 59.3 48.1 25.7 7.9 79.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2021 82 89 90 83 70 54 81 86 93 79 43 75 49 52 58 77
2022 71 66 75 77 69 23 80 73 92 50 70 43 65 52 64 81
2023 6 19 16 21 2 9 36 47 31 17 6 17 30 40 62 83
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 23.1 12 11.8 0 5 13 2 16.7
2022 23.0 17 15.9 1 11 13 7 41.2
2023 21.8 10 9.9 0 0 14 1 10.0
Player 22.8 39 37.5 2 16 40 10 25.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 12 16 12 10 14 8 14 12 6 7 10 10 12 11 11 16 13 10 13 13 12 12 16 14 11 9 14 11 13 11 13
2022 17 16 13 19 18 14 19 12 12 11 13 23 17 14 16 21 12 14 14 17 14 15 24 18 11 12 23 21 18 13 12
2023 10 10 7 10 13 10 10 7 8 6 6 11 13 9 13 10 12 9 11 13 10 7 15 11 7 7 11 12 12 10 6
Player 39 42 32 39 45 32 43 31 26 24 29 44 42 34 40 47 37 33 38 43 36 34 55 43 29 28 48 44 43 34 31
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 93.6 0.3 92.8 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 86.5 -0.3 86.1 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 81.1 81.5 0.4 80.9 -0.6
Exit Velocity 86.8 87.5 0.7 89.1 1.6
Launch Angle 16.3 16.9 0.6 16.2 -0.7
Barrel % 5.8 5.4 -0.4 8.9 3.5
Hard Hit % 31.2 31.5 0.3 42.5 11.0
Sweet Spot % 32.6 33.0 0.4 33.0 0.0
xBA .199 .224 0.025 .275 0.051
BA .192 .202 0.010 .269 0.067
xwOBA .281 .284 0.003 .385 0.101
wOBA .273 .261 -0.012 .375 0.114
xSLG .321 .343 0.022 .477 0.134
SLG .314 .314 0.000 .458 0.144
K% 27.7 22.9 -4.8 17.6 -5.3
BB% 8.7 6.5 -2.2 15.0 8.5
Swing % 48.1 49.5 1.4 44.1 -5.4
Whiff% 29.7 24.8 -4.9 21.2 -3.6
In Zone % 48.7 49.7 1.0 45.2 -4.5
Out of Zone % 51.3 50.3 -1.0 54.8 4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 27.9 30.9 3.0 26.1 -4.8
First Pitch Swing % 25.5 34.1 8.6 28.2 -5.9
First Pitch Strike % 57.3 61.8 4.5 55.3 -6.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 426 .270 213 18 8.5 213 103 48.4
2022 786 .261 346 120 34.7 440 286 65.0
2023 271 .373 116 0 0.0 155 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 526 20.1 3.6% 5.7% 316 24.1 0.3% 18.7%
2022 870 20.7 1.3% 8.2% 410 24.8 0.0% 20.5%
2023 145 18.0 13.1% 0.7% 104 21.0 0.0% 1.9%
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Pitch Distribution