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

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 9 2 2.05 14 14 0 87.2 79 0.96
2 Seasons 18 4 2.71 34 34 0 199.1 206 1.01
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 14 9-2 2.05 87.2 79 0.96
2 Seasons 34 18-4 2.71 199.1 206 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 1287 242 7 2.9 2 86.7 114.9 17.4 31.8 .228 .327 .254 .268 .313 25.6 22.8 5.2 2.05 2.59
Player 3132 518 23 4.4 2.9 86.8 117.9 16.8 32.2 .212 .323 .265 .276 .320 28.6 25.6 7.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Manoah relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(38.6%) ,
Slider
(29.4%) ,
Sinker
(22.1%) ,
Changeup
(9.8%) ,


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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 39.3 25.6 26.0 9.1 44.6 30.2 25.2 4.5 29.3 34.3 25.2 3.7 2.9 2.0
Player 39.4 27.6 24.1 8.9 40.0 32.6 27.4 5.4 28.2 33.0 24.9 4.1 4.4 2.9
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 126 86.7 28.0 -1.8 -6 14.7 0.6 4
2022 Slider TOR R 379 81.1 41.5 0.4 1 15.6 5.3 51
2022 Sinker TOR R 285 93.1 21.0 -0.6 -3 15.0 0.3 2
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 497 94.0 13.9 0.6 4 5.4 -1.5 -22
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 668 93.7 15.4 -0.6 -4 5.0 -2.2 -30
2021 Slider TOR R 512 81.1 41.8 0.6 1 15.5 6.5 71
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
! 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 -1.7 -9 497 38.6 134 .240 .368 .293 24.4 25.4 20.6 .239 .370 .284 34.8
2022 Slider -1.0 -4 379 29.4 109 .167 .245 .213 32.6 29.4 20.5 .205 .264 .227 15.5
2022 Sinker -1.5 -4 285 22.1 78 .209 .224 .288 17.5 14.1 25.6 .219 .255 .275 14.3
2022 Changeup -0.1 0 126 9.8 25 .200 .480 .282 21.6 8.0 9.5 .296 .558 .356 47.8
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 122 86.7 81 17.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 494 94.0 83 17.6 1:00 12:30 30
2022 Sinker 281 93.1 83 18.6 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Slider 374 81.1 46 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 -14 -20 10 12 -11
2022 346 1,287 -15 -11 4 5 -17
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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 1,287 51.1 67.2 79.9 30.7 61.1 40.4 64.2 49.3 25.2 8.5 75.2
Player 3,132 49.7 68.5 77.5 28.9 57.4 41.4 60.2 48.6 27.8 7.8 79.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2021 82 89 90 83 70 54 81 86 93 79 43 75 82 52 58
2022 92 73 92 96 86 54 95 86 98 54 86 49 92 53 67
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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 12.1 0 6 11 3 25.0
2022 22.2 6 4.3 2 2 4 2 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 12 12 13 12 12 16 11 14 14 13 11 15 7 7 10 14 14 12 12 11 11 12 10 13 12 13 14 9 12 10 17
2022 6 4 6 3 3 5 3 4 5 3 4 3 2 3 3 6 6 6 5 4 8 3 3 5 3 5 5 3 6 3 6
! 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 86.7 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 81.1 81.1 0
Exit Velocity 86.8 86.7 -0.1
Launch Angle 16.3 17.4 1.1
Barrel % 5.8 2.9 -2.9
Hard Hit % 31.2 25.6 -5.6
Sweet Spot % 32.6 31.8 -0.8
xBA .199 .228 0.029
BA .192 .207 0.015
xwOBA .281 .268 -0.013
wOBA .273 .254 -0.019
xSLG .321 .327 0.006
SLG .314 .307 -0.007
K% 27.7 22.8 -4.9
BB% 8.7 5.2 -3.5
Swing % 48.1 49.3 1.2
Whiff% 29.7 25.2 -4.5
In Zone % 48.8 51.1 2.3
Out of Zone % 51.2 48.9 -2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 30.7 3
First Pitch Swing % 25.5 35 9.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.3 64.2 6.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 459 .273 225 19 8.4 234 114 48.7
2022 346 .254 170 77 45.3 176 115 65.3

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 373 20.1 1.6% 4.8% 195 23.8 0.0% 16.4%
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Pitch Distribution