Alex Lange
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 202LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #30, Chicago Cubs | Louisiana State

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 4 3.50 69 0 0 61.2 80 1.22
2 Seasons 7 7 3.70 105 0 1 97.1 119 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 69 6-4 3.50 61.2 80 1.22
2 Seasons 105 7-7 3.70 97.1 119 1.32

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 .443 52.9 24.1 9.9 4.04 5.92
2022 26 1006 147 8 5.4 3.1 86.0 109.9 4.6 25.9 .197 .306 .282 .280 .339 34.7 30.5 11.5 3.50 3.22
Player 1645 251 22 8.8 5.2 89.3 112.2 7.5 29.9 .227 .379 .302 .313 .383 42.2 28.1 10.8
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

Lange relies on 4 pitches.
Curveball
(48.7%) ,
Sinker
(28.3%) ,
Changeup
(19.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(3.1%) ,


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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 55.8 21.8 17.0 5.4 46.9 34.7 18.4 8.2 38.1 20.4 20.4 4.8 5.4 3.1
Player 51.0 21.9 21.5 5.6 45.0 37.1 17.9 5.2 36.3 19.5 23.5 5.2 8.8 5.2
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 Sinker DET R 285 96.2 20.3 0.1 1 15.7 0.4 2
2022 Curveball DET R 490 85.5 43.0 -1.8 -4 0.7 -6.3 -90
2022 4-Seamer DET R 31 95.7 15.3 -1.3 -9 9.3 1.7 22
2022 Changeup DET R 200 89.7 31.4 2.9 10 16.5 1.8 12
2021 4-Seamer DET R 289 96.4 13.7 -0.3 -2 10.5 3.0 40
2021 Sinker DET R 1 97.1 15.6 -2.7 -15 17.9 3.2 22
2021 Changeup DET R 97 89.0 29.6 1.7 6 16.3 2.4 17
2021 Slider DET R 1 89.2 30.4 -0.8 -3 4.1 -7.8 -210
2021 Curveball DET R 251 84.6 45.6 -1.5 -3 2.5 -4.3 -64
! 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 Curveball -1.0 -5 490 48.7 124 .182 .282 .267 58.3 43.5 37.2 .163 .238 .223 34.5
2022 Sinker 1.9 5 285 28.3 92 .260 .425 .394 13.1 13.0 19.4 .263 .451 .384 34.9
2022 Changeup -1.5 -3 200 19.9 37 .118 .147 .143 55.6 35.1 22.8 .139 .189 .190 33.3
2022 4-Seamer 0.0 0 31 3.1 8 .333 .500 .444 0.0 12.5 12.5 .368 .492 .456 40.0
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 4.7 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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 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
2022 Changeup 193 89.7 93 17.4 2:00 2:45 -45
2022 Curveball 479 85.4 39 7.8 7:15 6:15 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 31 95.7 84 17.3 1:15 1:15 0
2022 Sinker 280 96.2 84 18.5 1:15 2:00 -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 162 639 0 -4 6 2 3
2022 261 1,006 -5 -6 4 4 -3
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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 42.7 69.2 82.0 32.8 45.0 38.2 63.0 48.4 32.0 6.7 65.1
2022 1,006 37.2 59.9 78.1 35.6 32.4 37.9 54.8 44.6 44.3 6.1 70.5
Player 1,645 39.3 63.8 79.9 34.6 36.8 38.0 57.9 46.1 39.3 6.3 68.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 90 73 10 61
2022 75 90 90 85 52 84 79 93 75 88 9 100 96 87 45 13 59
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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 7.7 -3 4 6 3 60.0
2022 22.1 5 4.8 0 3 5 1 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 7 10 5 7 10 7 9 9 8 9 8 4 5 7 9 9 7 7 8 9 8 7 8 6 8 8 7 8 8 9
2022 5 6 4 5 6 7 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 2 4 6 7 5 4 5 6 5 4 6 5 5 6 4 5 4 7
! 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 96.4 96.1 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 89 89.7 0.7
Breaking Velocity 84.6 85.5 0.9
Exit Velocity 93.9 86 -7.9
Launch Angle 11.5 4.6 -6.9
Barrel % 13.5 5.4 -8.1
Hard Hit % 52.9 34.7 -18.2
Sweet Spot % 35.6 25.9 -9.7
xBA .273 .197 -0.076
BA .259 .202 -0.057
xwOBA .366 .28 -0.086
wOBA .335 .282 -0.053
xSLG .491 .306 -0.185
SLG .42 .314 -0.106
K% 24.1 30.5 6.4
BB% 9.9 11.5 1.6
Swing % 48.4 44.6 -3.8
Whiff% 32 44.3 12.3
In Zone % 42.7 37.2 -5.5
Out of Zone % 57.3 62.8 5.5
Out of Zone Swing % 32.8 35.6 2.8
First Pitch Swing % 35.8 31.4 -4.4
First Pitch Strike % 63 54.8 -8.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2021 162 .335 87 18 20.7 75 57 76.0
2022 261 .282 156 22 14.1 105 75 71.4

Pitch Tempo

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