Alek Manoah
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 285LBS | Age: 24

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 16 7 2.24 31 31 0 196.2 180 0.99
2 Seasons 25 9 2.60 51 51 0 308.1 307 1.01
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 31 16-7 2.24 196.2 180 0.99
2 Seasons 51 25-9 2.60 308.1 307 1.01

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
Player 4794 815 45 5.5 3.6 87.3 117.9 16.7 32.9 .215 .335 .265 .283 .328 31.4 24.7 7.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Manoah relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(35.9%) ,
Slider
(27.1%) ,
Sinker
(25.8%) ,
Changeup
(11.2%) ,


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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
Player 38.8 27.9 24.2 9.2 40.4 34.6 25.0 4.9 28.7 31.9 23.8 5.0 5.5 3.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Changeup TOR R 331 86.5 27.2 -2.6 -9 14.5 0.4 3
2022 Slider TOR R 798 81.5 41.0 0.5 1 14.5 4.2 41
2022 Sinker TOR R 762 93.3 21.1 -0.4 -2 14.7 0.0 0
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 1,057 93.9 14.3 0.3 2 5.5 -1.5 -22
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
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 1 15.5 6.5 71
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.8 -19 1,058 35.9 265 .211 .338 .285 26.1 24.9 22.5 .240 .390 .311 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 -7 762 25.8 217 .225 .267 .286 16.1 19.8 21.0 .215 .277 .272 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 1,052 93.9 82 17.2 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 755 93.3 82 18.2 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Slider 781 81.5 44 15.4 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 -14 -20 10 12 -12
2022 810 3,028 -22 -38 11 13 -36
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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 48.8 69.6 75.9 27.7 54.6 42.1 57.3 48.1 29.7 7.3 83.0
2022 2,949 49.6 68.4 82.3 30.9 58.4 41.4 61.8 49.5 24.8 8.3 80.0
Player 4,794 49.3 68.9 79.9 29.7 57.0 41.7 60.2 49.0 26.7 7.9 81.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 47 52 58 77
2022 71 66 75 77 69 23 80 73 92 50 70 43 65 52 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 12.0 0 6 12 2 16.7
2022 23.0 17 16.6 0 9 15 7 41.2
Player 23.1 29 28.6 0 15 27 9 31.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 12 12 13 12 12 16 8 14 14 13 11 15 7 7 10 14 14 12 13 11 11 12 10 13 12 13 14 9 12 10 17
2022 17 19 24 15 16 22 15 16 19 13 19 13 11 12 12 19 23 20 13 13 24 15 14 14 15 20 19 12 13 13 25
Player 29 31 37 27 28 38 23 30 33 26 30 28 18 19 22 33 37 32 26 24 35 27 24 27 27 33 33 21 25 23 42
! 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 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 93.6 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 86.5 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 81.1 81.5 0.4
Exit Velocity 86.8 87.5 0.7
Launch Angle 16.3 16.9 0.6
Barrel % 5.8 5.4 -0.4
Hard Hit % 31.2 31.5 0.3
Sweet Spot % 32.6 33 0.4
xBA .199 .224 0.025
BA .192 .202 0.01
xwOBA .281 .284 0.003
wOBA .273 .261 -0.012
xSLG .321 .343 0.022
SLG .314 .314 0
K% 27.7 22.9 -4.8
BB% 8.7 6.5 -2.2
Swing % 48.1 49.5 1.4
Whiff% 29.7 24.8 -4.9
In Zone % 48.8 49.6 0.8
Out of Zone % 51.2 50.4 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 30.9 3.2
First Pitch Swing % 25.5 34.1 8.6
First Pitch Strike % 57.3 61.8 4.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 459 .273 225 19 8.4 234 114 48.7
2022 785 .261 346 120 34.7 439 285 64.9

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 526 20.1 3.6% 5.7% 323 24.3 0.3% 19.8%
2022 874 20.7 1.3% 8.6% 425 25.2 0.0% 23.3%
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Pitch Distribution