Alex Lange
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 202LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #30, Chicago Cubs | Louisiana State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 3 4.04 36 0 1 35.2 39 1.49
2022 7 4 3.41 71 0 0 63.1 82 1.23
2023 7 5 3.68 67 0 26 66 79 1.33
3 Seasons 15 12 3.65 174 0 27 165 200 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 36 1-3 4.04 35.2 39 1.49
2022 71 7-4 3.41 63.1 82 1.23
2023 67 7-5 3.68 66 79 1.33
3 Seasons 174 15-12 3.65 165 200 1.33
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 25 639 104 14 13.5 8.6 93.9 112.2 11.5 35.6 .273 .491 .335 .366 .442 52.9 24.1 9.9 4.04 5.92
2022 26 1046 153 8 5.2 3.0 86.1 109.9 4.9 26.1 .202 .310 .282 .283 .343 35.9 30.3 11.4 3.41 3.29
2023 27 1146 157 11 7.0 3.8 88.6 111.0 8.5 33.1 .206 .311 .294 .305 .332 36.3 27.4 15.6 3.68 3.90
Player 2831 414 33 8.0 4.6 89.1 112.2 7.9 31.2 .220 .353 .298 .310 .364 40.3 27.7 12.8
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

Lange relies on 4 pitches.
Curveball
(58.5%) ,
Sinker
(26.2%) ,
Changeup
(10.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.1%) ,


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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 44.2 22.1 27.9 5.8 42.3 40.4 17.3 1.0 33.7 18.3 27.9 5.8 13.5 8.6
2022 56.2 20.9 17.0 5.9 47.7 34.0 18.3 7.8 37.3 20.3 22.2 4.6 5.2 3.0
2023 51.0 21.7 22.9 4.5 40.1 40.1 19.7 4.5 38.9 24.2 21.0 4.5 7.0 3.8
Player 51.2 21.5 22.0 5.3 43.5 37.9 18.6 4.8 37.0 21.3 23.2 4.8 8.0 4.6
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 Changeup DET R 117 89.5 31.5 2.4 8 15.4 0.6 4
2023 Curveball DET R 670 87.0 39.8 -2.8 -7 0.6 -5.3 -113
2023 Sinker DET R 300 95.8 21.9 0.8 4 15.8 0.5 3
2023 4-Seamer DET R 59 96.0 16.0 -1.7 -12 8.0 0.1 1
2022 Curveball DET R 510 85.5 42.9 -2.1 -5 0.6 -5.7 -90
2022 4-Seamer DET R 34 95.7 15.7 -1.6 -11 9.5 1.7 22
2022 Sinker DET R 298 96.2 20.4 -0.1 0 15.8 0.3 2
2022 Changeup DET R 204 89.7 31.4 2.9 10 16.5 1.8 12
2021 Changeup DET R 97 89.0 29.6 1.7 6 16.3 2.4 17
2021 Sinker DET R 1 97.1 15.6 -3.0 -16 17.9 2.9 19
2021 4-Seamer DET R 289 96.4 13.7 -0.3 -2 10.5 3.0 39
2021 Slider DET R 1 89.2 30.4 -0.9 -3 4.1 -7.8 -210
2021 Curveball DET R 251 84.6 45.6 -1.7 -4 2.5 -4.1 -63
! 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 Curveball 1.3 9 670 58.5 181 .178 .276 .283 48.4 34.3 30.0 .177 .256 .262 26.1
2023 Sinker -1.0 -3 300 26.2 70 .226 .434 .384 12.1 10.0 19.4 .308 .480 .421 53.2
2023 Changeup 1.5 2 117 10.2 21 .111 .111 .186 44.7 38.1 22.2 .101 .113 .180 20.0
2023 4-Seamer -2.3 -1 59 5.1 15 .222 .667 .450 5.0 13.3 12.5 .302 .630 .486 75.0
2022 Curveball 0.9 4 510 48.8 131 .190 .284 .271 57.8 42.7 36.6 .174 .250 .234 37.1
2022 Sinker -2.0 -6 298 28.5 93 .257 .419 .399 12.9 12.9 18.8 .265 .451 .384 35.9
2022 Changeup 1.4 3 204 19.5 37 .118 .147 .143 56.0 35.1 22.0 .139 .189 .190 33.3
2022 4-Seamer 0.8 0 34 3.3 9 .286 .429 .394 0.0 11.1 12.5 .324 .431 .412 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -2.0 -6 289 45.2 91 .312 .468 .412 11.5 8.8 11.0 .326 .554 .422 60.9
2021 Curveball 0.2 1 251 39.3 51 .229 .438 .307 48.0 47.1 27.6 .220 .452 .306 37.5
2021 Changeup 2.3 2 97 15.2 20 .111 .167 .178 46.2 35.0 25.9 .186 .328 .267 36.4
2021 Sinker 3.8 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 Slider -4.8 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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 115 89.5 92 16.4 2:15 2:45 -30
2023 Curveball 658 87.0 28 5.8 7:15 5:45 90
2023 4-Seam Fastball 59 96.0 85 15.6 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Sinker 297 95.8 83 18.0 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Changeup 197 89.7 93 17.4 2:00 2:45 -45
2022 Curveball 497 85.5 39 7.8 7:15 6:15 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 34 95.7 84 17.1 1:15 1:15 0
2022 Sinker 293 96.2 84 18.6 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Changeup 95 89.0 97 17.5 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 Curveball 251 84.6 59 10.2 7:00 6:30 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 286 96.4 94 18.8 1:15 1:15 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 162 639 0 4 -6 -2 -3
2022 270 1,046 6 4 -4 -4 2
2023 287 1,146 1 19 -5 -10 6
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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 639 42.6 69.1 82.4 33.0 44.6 38.2 63.0 48.4 32.0 6.9 63.6
2022 1,046 37.5 59.2 78.4 35.3 32.5 37.4 54.8 44.3 44.1 5.8 70.5
2023 1,146 37.2 56.8 80.2 31.7 40.4 38.1 53.7 41.0 39.1 4.5 71.2
Player 2,831 38.5 60.7 80.2 33.3 38.1 37.9 56.2 43.9 39.2 5.5 68.8
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 89 76 10 61
2022 74 87 89 86 45 87 83 93 67 87 9 100 95 85 48 13 59
2023 60 90 93 89 15 74 65 58 70 78 1 99 80 80 38 18 50
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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 25.4 5 7.4 -2 2 6 3 60.0
2022 22.1 5 4.8 0 3 5 1 20.0
2023 22.2 6 4.2 2 2 5 1 16.7
Player 23.2 16 16.4 0 7 16 5 31.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 9 7 8 9 8 9 8 5 4 6 8 7 5 7 9 7 7 7 8 7 8 10 8 7 6 9 9 7 7 6
2022 5 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 2 3 4 5 5 5 6 7 5 4 6 4 5 5 7 6 4 4 7 6 6 5 4
2023 6 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 1 3 4 4 5 5 6 4 6 6 3 4 7 6 3 2 6 2 6 4 3
Player 16 18 13 16 18 16 19 16 10 10 11 16 16 14 18 21 18 15 19 18 15 17 24 20 14 12 22 17 19 16 13
! 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 96.4 96.1 -0.3 95.8 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 89.0 89.7 0.7 89.5 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 84.6 85.5 0.9 87.0 1.5
Exit Velocity 93.9 86.1 -7.8 88.6 2.5
Launch Angle 11.5 4.9 -6.6 8.5 3.6
Barrel % 13.5 5.2 -8.3 7.0 1.8
Hard Hit % 52.9 35.9 -17.0 36.3 0.4
Sweet Spot % 35.6 26.1 -9.5 33.1 7.0
xBA .273 .202 -0.071 .206 0.004
BA .259 .203 -0.056 .185 -0.018
xwOBA .366 .283 -0.083 .305 0.022
wOBA .335 .282 -0.053 .294 0.012
xSLG .491 .310 -0.181 .311 0.001
SLG .420 .312 -0.108 .315 0.003
K% 24.1 30.3 6.2 27.4 -2.9
BB% 9.9 11.4 1.5 15.6 4.2
Swing % 48.4 44.3 -4.1 41.0 -3.3
Whiff% 32.0 44.1 12.1 39.1 -5.0
In Zone % 42.6 37.5 -5.1 37.2 -0.3
Out of Zone % 57.4 62.5 5.1 62.8 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 33.0 35.3 2.3 31.7 -3.6
First Pitch Swing % 35.8 31.1 -4.7 24.0 -7.1
First Pitch Strike % 63.0 54.8 -8.2 53.7 -1.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 151 .330 82 17 20.7 69 54 78.3
2022 Shifts 270 .282 162 27 16.7 108 81 75.0
2023 Shades 287 .294 147 7 4.8 140 71 50.7
! 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 140 19.5 12.1% 5.0% 123 25.0 0.0% 17.9%
2022 269 17.9 16.4% 1.5% 188 21.8 0.0% 6.9%
2023 260 15.4 41.2% 1.2% 250 17.5 12.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution