Alek Thomas
CF | Bats/Throws: L/L | 5' 11" 175LBS | Age: 23
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 2, #63, Arizona Diamondbacks | Mt. Carmel HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 411 381 45 88 8 4 .231 .275 .344 .619
2023 402 374 51 86 9 9 .230 .273 .374 .647
2 Seasons 813 755 96 174 17 13 .230 .274 .359 .633
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .231 8 4 .619
2023 .230 9 9 .647
2 Seasons .230 17 13 .633
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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%
2022 22 1483 312 12 3.8 2.9 87.4 111.3 2.6 27.9 .238 .335 .272 .277 .310 34.6 18.0 5.4
2023 23 1489 293 15 5.1 3.7 88.9 110.9 2.2 28.3 .251 .373 .278 .291 .346 41.6 21.4 4.7
Player 2972 605 27 4.5 3.3 88.1 111.3 2.4 28.1 .245 .354 .275 .284 .327 38.0 19.7 5.0
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.




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
2022 57.7 15.7 21.8 4.8 32.1 39.1 28.8 2.2 47.1 17.6 21.5 6.4 3.8 2.9
2023 56.0 16.7 23.2 4.1 37.9 37.5 24.6 4.4 43.7 15.7 24.2 6.8 5.1 3.7
Player 56.9 16.2 22.5 4.5 34.9 38.3 26.8 3.3 45.5 16.7 22.8 6.6 4.5 3.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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-Seam Fastball 0.7 3 447 30.0 109 .309 .495 .381 21.9 16.5 14.1 .317 .506 .386 50.0
2023 Slider 0.8 2 219 14.7 61 .250 .417 .318 29.5 27.9 23.0 .228 .328 .256 44.2
2023 Curveball -2.4 -5 211 14.2 51 .130 .130 .168 33.0 33.3 23.3 .180 .247 .216 38.7
2023 Changeup -1.4 -3 198 13.3 60 .179 .232 .236 25.8 20.0 22.2 .236 .270 .238 23.9
2023 Sinker -3.6 -7 191 12.8 54 .170 .283 .203 20.5 20.4 28.2 .217 .335 .244 45.2
2023 Cutter 3.6 4 119 8.0 34 .313 .719 .471 22.2 8.8 10.3 .297 .519 .366 41.4
2023 Sweeper -2.3 -1 53 3.6 14 .231 .231 .243 13.6 14.3 10.5 .301 .486 .362 45.5
2023 Split-Finger -2.6 -1 47 3.2 16 .188 .438 .259 26.9 31.3 27.8 .188 .221 .178 36.4
2023 Slurve 9.4 0 3 0.2 2 .000 .000 .350 100.0 50.0 50.0 -- -- .350 --
2023 Knuckleball 2.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.3 -10 450 30.3 97 .165 .282 .254 31.4 24.7 22.0 .232 .351 .301 46.8
2022 Slider 2.9 7 226 15.2 74 .324 .500 .382 26.5 17.6 18.8 .256 .385 .312 34.5
2022 Changeup -3.8 -8 214 14.4 73 .155 .169 .175 22.3 16.4 19.7 .222 .267 .227 23.3
2022 Sinker -0.2 0 211 14.2 52 .340 .426 .355 13.4 13.5 19.4 .239 .297 .255 41.9
2022 Curveball -1.3 -2 183 12.3 56 .167 .278 .240 27.1 17.9 19.2 .233 .312 .252 34.1
2022 Cutter -2.0 -3 125 8.4 33 .167 .367 .267 9.5 6.1 7.7 .225 .359 .292 10.7
2022 Split-Finger 6.4 2 37 2.5 16 .313 .313 .281 34.8 25.0 30.8 .262 .359 .272 50.0
2022 Sweeper 0.9 0 30 2.0 7 .429 .857 .543 42.9 28.6 18.2 .219 .271 .218 20.0
2022 Slurve -3.4 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 411 1,483 -7 -17 5 7 -13
2023 460 1,738 -13 -7 5 5 -11
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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 %
2022 1,483 51.8 63.8 81.6 33.4 60.7 43.0 33.1 49.2 25.0 6.7 75.0
2023 1,489 51.6 63.7 86.3 33.6 51.2 44.7 28.1 49.1 25.0 8.8 70.2
Player 2,972 51.7 63.7 84.0 33.5 55.9 43.9 30.6 49.1 25.0 7.8 72.3
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
2022 9 32 9 10 12 10 12 20 75 21 71 14 47 20 95 92 70
2023 13 42 20 15 11 15 18 40 67 53 55 4 48 20 87 90 52
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 22.2 8 5.9 2 4 6 1 12.5
2023 22.3 13 11.1 2 4 10 4 30.8
Player 22.3 21 17.0 4 8 16 5 23.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 8 6 4 6 6 5 7 5 2 3 4 6 8 7 6 7 6 3 8 6 8 8 9 8 4 3 8 8 8 4 3
2023 13 13 9 14 13 10 12 11 14 9 10 17 9 8 13 13 12 10 11 14 7 9 15 12 9 8 13 13 10 9 6
Player 21 19 13 20 19 15 19 16 16 12 14 23 17 15 19 20 18 13 19 20 15 17 24 20 13 11 21 21 18 13 9
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.4 88.9 1.5
Launch Angle 2.6 2.2 -0.4
Barrel % 3.8 5.1 1.3
Hard Hit % 34.6 41.6 7.0
Sweet Spot % 27.9 28.3 0.4
xBA .238 .251 0.013
BA .231 .230 -0.001
xwOBA .277 .291 0.014
wOBA .272 .278 0.006
xSLG .335 .373 0.038
SLG .344 .374 0.030
K% 18.0 21.4 3.4
BB% 5.4 4.7 -0.7
Swing % 49.2 49.1 -0.1
Whiff% 25.0 25.0 0.0
In Zone % 51.8 51.6 -0.2
Out of Zone % 48.2 48.4 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 33.4 33.6 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 33.1 28.1 -5.0
First Pitch Strike % 64.7 59.7 -5.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts L 411 201 48.9 .280 .263
2023 Shades L 400 105 26.3 .277 .285
! 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 %
2022 417 16.9 31.2% 1.4% 258 21.8 2.7% 8.9%
2023 378 14.9 51.3% 0.5% 261 18.4 8.0% 0.4%
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