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 368 342 49 81 9 9 .237 .279 .392 .671
2 Seasons 779 723 94 169 17 13 .234 .277 .367 .644
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .231 8 4 .619
2023 .237 9 9 .671
2 Seasons .234 17 13 .644
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Hits Spray Chart

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 1371 265 14 5.3 3.8 88.6 110.9 2.8 29.8 .249 .366 .287 .289 .347 40.8 22.3 4.9
Player 2854 577 26 4.5 3.3 88.0 111.3 2.7 28.8 .244 .350 .279 .282 .327 37.4 20.0 5.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .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 54.7 16.6 24.5 4.2 37.4 38.5 24.2 4.2 43.4 16.2 24.2 6.8 5.3 3.8
Player 56.3 16.1 23.1 4.5 34.5 38.8 26.7 3.1 45.4 17.0 22.7 6.6 4.5 3.3
MLB 44.7 23.4 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-Seamer 1.0 4 423 30.9 103 .330 .527 .403 21.5 16.5 13.8 .323 .508 .392 50.7
2023 Slider 1.1 2 200 14.6 52 .255 .451 .338 30.3 28.8 22.4 .224 .332 .260 44.4
2023 Curveball -2.8 -5 194 14.2 48 .116 .116 .140 33.7 35.4 25.0 .165 .214 .199 35.7
2023 Changeup -1.0 -2 180 13.1 56 .192 .250 .253 25.3 19.6 21.6 .227 .260 .231 20.9
2023 Sinker -2.8 -5 171 12.5 48 .191 .319 .228 23.7 22.9 33.3 .229 .356 .263 44.4
2023 Cutter 2.1 2 111 8.1 32 .290 .677 .439 21.7 9.4 11.1 .287 .500 .347 39.3
2023 Sweeper -3.4 -1 43 3.1 10 .200 .200 .180 16.7 20.0 12.5 .306 .364 .292 50.0
2023 Splitter -2.7 -1 40 2.9 14 .214 .500 .296 21.7 21.4 21.4 .208 .239 .197 36.4
2023 Forkball -7.4 0 5 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 66.7 -- -- .000 --
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-Seamer -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 Splitter 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 367 1,371 -7 -6 4 3 -6
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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 1,371 51.6 62.9 85.4 33.9 52.0 45.1 27.2 48.9 25.5 8.4 68.7
Player 2,854 51.7 63.4 83.4 33.6 56.5 44.0 30.3 49.0 25.2 7.5 71.6
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 11 42 19 15 11 12 20 35 67 49 47 5 47 20 86 91 55
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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 22.4 9 7.7 1 3 7 3 33.3
Player 22.3 17 13.5 4 7 13 4 23.5

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 9 8 6 10 9 6 9 7 10 6 7 12 6 6 10 9 8 6 7 11 5 6 11 8 6 5 10 8 6 7 5
Player 17 14 10 16 15 11 16 12 12 9 11 18 14 13 16 16 14 9 15 17 13 14 20 16 10 8 18 16 14 11 8
! 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 88.6 1.2
Launch Angle 2.6 2.8 0.2
Barrel % 3.8 5.3 1.5
Hard Hit % 34.6 40.8 6.2
Sweet Spot % 27.9 29.8 1.9
xBA .238 .249 0.011
BA .231 .237 0.006
xwOBA .277 .289 0.012
wOBA .272 .287 0.015
xSLG .335 .366 0.031
SLG .344 .392 0.048
K% 18.0 22.3 4.3
BB% 5.4 4.9 -0.5
Swing % 49.2 48.9 -0.3
Whiff% 25.0 25.5 0.5
In Zone % 51.8 51.6 -0.2
Out of Zone % 48.2 48.4 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 33.4 33.9 0.5
First Pitch Swing % 33.1 27.2 -5.9
First Pitch Strike % 64.7 60.3 -4.4
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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 366 90 24.6 .279 .315
! 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 331 14.9 52.0% 0.6% 234 18.2 8.1% 0.4%
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