Alek Manoah
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 6" 285LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 1, #11, Toronto Blue Jays | West Virginia
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 9 2 3.22 20 20 0 111.2 127 1.05
2022 16 7 2.24 31 31 0 196.2 180 0.99
2023 3 9 5.87 19 19 0 87.1 79 1.74
3 Seasons 28 18 3.32 70 70 0 395.2 386 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 20 9-2 3.22 111.2 127 1.05
2022 31 16-7 2.24 196.2 180 0.99
2023 19 3-9 5.87 87.1 79 1.74
3 Seasons 70 28-18 3.32 395.2 386 1.17
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
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 1689 268 24 9.0 5.8 89.5 113.6 16.3 33.6 .266 .465 .370 .372 .400 44.8 19.0 14.2 5.87 6.12
Player 6483 1083 69 6.4 4.2 87.8 117.9 16.6 33.1 .227 .366 .291 .305 .345 34.7 23.3 9.0
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

Manoah relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(30%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(29%) ,
Sinker
(28.2%) ,
Changeup
(12.8%) ,


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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 38.8 29.1 24.3 7.8 36.6 40.7 22.8 6.3 24.3 23.5 26.9 10.1 9.0 5.8
Player 38.8 28.2 24.2 8.9 39.4 36.1 24.5 5.3 27.6 29.8 24.6 6.3 6.4 4.2
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.

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 TOR R 506 80.8 41.9 0.9 2 12.5 3.5 39
2023 Sinker TOR R 475 92.6 21.3 -1.7 -7 14.9 -0.1 -1
2023 4-Seamer TOR R 488 92.8 15.7 0.0 0 6.1 -0.6 -9
2023 Changeup TOR R 215 86.3 28.1 -2.4 -8 16.3 2.1 15
2022 Sinker TOR R 765 93.3 21.2 -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 329 86.5 27.3 -2.6 -9 14.5 0.4 3
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 1,056 93.9 14.3 0.3 2 5.5 -1.5 -22
2021 Sinker TOR R 491 92.8 22.3 0.8 4 14.1 -0.5 -4
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 668 93.7 15.4 -0.6 -4 5.0 -2.2 -31
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 7.9 105
! 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 -1.8 -9 507 30.0 103 .239 .432 .352 28.6 28.2 14.3 .191 .305 .289 32.2
2023 4-Seamer -2.1 -10 490 29.0 120 .316 .592 .437 24.4 18.3 15.4 .290 .596 .427 54.5
2023 Sinker 0.3 1 476 28.2 143 .250 .379 .359 12.9 15.4 15.4 .286 .461 .389 45.7
2023 Changeup -1.2 -3 216 12.8 46 .273 .432 .339 20.0 13.0 12.2 .311 .505 .362 42.1
2022 4-Seamer 1.8 19 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 8 765 25.9 219 .223 .264 .283 16.1 20.1 21.4 .212 .274 .270 29.3
2022 Changeup 1.0 3 329 11.2 72 .147 .338 .230 21.9 9.7 14.3 .221 .353 .272 36.1
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 6 669 36.3 150 .200 .331 .290 32.5 32.0 21.6 .174 .326 .275 34.1
2021 Slider 0.5 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 .461 .339 32.4
! 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 Changeup 211 86.3 86 19.0 1:30 2:15 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 475 92.8 84 16.8 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 469 92.6 83 18.4 1:00 2:00 -60
2023 Slider 498 80.8 43 13.6 8:00 8:45 -45
2022 Changeup 324 86.5 80 17.6 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,051 93.9 82 17.3 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 758 93.3 82 18.2 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Slider 781 81.5 44 15.4 8:00 8:45 -45
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
! 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
2021 459 1,845 13 20 -10 -12 11
2022 810 3,028 22 38 -11 -13 36
2023 412 1,689 0 12 -18 -15 -21
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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 1,689 46.1 67.9 84.9 26.0 62.9 42.0 59.5 45.4 21.8 7.4 71.2
Player 6,483 48.5 68.6 81.1 28.7 58.4 41.8 60.0 48.0 25.5 7.8 78.6
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
2021 82 89 90 83 70 54 81 86 93 79 43 75 49 46 62 77
2022 71 66 75 77 69 23 80 73 92 50 70 43 65 46 68 80
2023 4 22 15 16 1 36 29 37 10 20 3 18 16 29 65 81
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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 11.9 0 5 12 3 25.0
2022 23.0 17 15.9 1 11 13 7 41.2
2023 22.4 15 14.2 1 3 14 4 26.7
Player 22.9 44 42.0 2 19 39 14 31.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 12 16 12 10 14 11 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 15 14 13 14 13 14 15 14 13 11 11 13 15 14 17 15 18 13 15 16 16 14 19 17 11 12 14 14 17 14 10
Player 44 46 38 43 45 39 48 38 31 29 34 46 44 39 44 52 43 37 42 46 42 41 59 49 33 33 51 46 48 38 35
! 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 92.7 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 86.5 -0.3 86.3 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 81.1 81.5 0.4 80.8 -0.7
Exit Velocity 86.8 87.5 0.7 89.5 2.0
Launch Angle 16.3 16.9 0.6 16.3 -0.6
Barrel % 5.8 5.4 -0.4 9.0 3.6
Hard Hit % 31.2 31.5 0.3 44.8 13.3
Sweet Spot % 32.6 33.0 0.4 33.6 0.6
xBA .199 .224 0.025 .266 0.042
BA .192 .202 0.010 .269 0.067
xwOBA .281 .284 0.003 .372 0.088
wOBA .273 .261 -0.012 .370 0.109
xSLG .321 .343 0.022 .465 0.122
SLG .314 .314 0.000 .460 0.146
K% 27.7 22.9 -4.8 19.0 -3.9
BB% 8.7 6.5 -2.2 14.2 7.7
Swing % 48.1 49.5 1.4 45.4 -4.1
Whiff% 29.7 24.8 -4.9 21.8 -3.0
In Zone % 48.7 49.7 1.0 46.1 -3.6
Out of Zone % 51.3 50.3 -1.0 53.9 3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 27.9 30.9 3.0 26.0 -4.9
First Pitch Swing % 25.5 34.1 8.6 30.6 -3.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.3 61.8 4.5 59.5 -2.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 426 .270 213 18 8.5 213 111 52.1
2022 Shifts 786 .261 346 123 35.5 440 321 73.0
2023 Shades 412 .369 183 6 3.3 229 65 28.4
! 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 %
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 438 17.8 15.5% 0.9% 298 21.2 0.3% 2.3%
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Pitch Distribution