Alex McRae
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 10, #311, Pittsburgh Pirates | Jacksonville

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 2.0 1 2.00
4 Seasons 0 5 7.34 17 2 0 38.0 27 1.84
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0-0 4.50 2.0 1 2.00
4 Seasons 17 0-5 7.34 38.0 27 1.84

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
2018 25 134 21 1 4.8 3.1 90.6 109.5 4.8 33.3 .277 .396 .396 .365 .357 42.9 15.6 15.6 5.68 5.88
2019 26 547 94 8 8.5 6.1 90.8 109.7 11.7 36.2 .281 .519 .424 .386 .406 48.8 14.4 12.1 8.78 7.00
2020 27 33 8 0 0.0 0.0 89.2 107.9 29.3 25.0 .203 .266 .088 .208 .259 25.0 20.0 0.0 0.00 1.82
2021 28 49 8 1 12.5 10.0 86.4 105.3 23.1 25.0 .364 .610 .333 .440 .464 50.0 10.0 10.0 4.50 9.40
Player 763 131 10 7.6 5.4 90.4 109.7 12.4 34.4 .280 .486 .396 .375 .392 46.3 14.7 12.0
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McRae relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(32.7%) ,
Changeup
(26.5%) ,
Sinker
(24.5%) ,
Curveball
(16.3%) ,


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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
2018 57.1 19.0 23.8 0.0 38.1 33.3 28.6 0.0 42.9 14.3 28.6 9.5 4.8 3.1
2019 42.6 25.5 25.5 6.4 45.7 31.9 22.3 4.3 28.7 19.1 25.5 5.3 8.5 6.1
2020 12.5 50.0 37.5 0.0 37.5 0.0 62.5 0.0 12.5 62.5 12.5 12.5 0.0 0.0
2021 37.5 12.5 25.0 25.0 12.5 75.0 12.5 12.5 0.0 25.0 37.5 12.5 12.5 10.0
Player 42.7 25.2 26.0 6.1 42.0 32.8 25.2 3.8 28.2 21.4 26.0 6.9 7.6 5.4
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2021 Sinker CWS R 12 92.2 21.7 -1.1 -5 16.1 1.3 9
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 16 92.7 16.2 -0.5 -3 7.3 -0.2 -2
2021 Changeup CWS R 13 87.3 34.0 3.6 12 15.3 0.9 6
2021 Curveball CWS R 8 84.3 41.0 -6.6 -14 2.4 -5.3 -69
2020 Sinker CWS R 6 92.3 20.7 -1.6 -7 14.2 -0.6 -4
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 14 92.3 16.2 -0.2 -1 6.5 -0.8 -11
2020 Curveball CWS R 10 82.1 44.0 -5.4 -11 3.8 -4.6 -55
2020 Changeup CWS R 3 87.0 28.6 -1.6 -5 13.8 0.2 1
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 93 92.3 18.9 -2.0 -12 9.4 1.4 17
2019 Slider PIT R 98 87.2 30.1 -3.5 -10 2.4 -1.7 -42
2019 Changeup PIT R 44 86.2 32.2 1.6 5 13.3 -1.2 -8
2019 Sinker PIT R 195 92.6 24.5 1.3 5 16.0 0.8 6
2019 Curveball PIT R 67 80.0 49.6 -3.2 -6 6.5 -3.4 -35
2018 Sinker PIT R 54 92.2 24.8 1.2 5 14.4 -0.5 -3
2018 Curveball PIT R 5 78.2 51.1 -4.7 -8 8.1 -1.7 -18
2018 Slider PIT R 40 88.0 29.2 -3.7 -11 2.6 -1.5 -37
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 21 92.8 18.6 -1.9 -11 6.7 -1.4 -18
2018 Changeup PIT R 14 85.4 35.6 3.9 12 13.3 -0.8 -6
! 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 %
2021 4-Seamer -6.0 -1 16 32.7 6 .200 .200 .267 38.5 16.7 12.5 .256 .586 .406 50.0
2021 Changeup 8.2 1 13 26.5 2 1.000 1.000 .900 28.6 0.0 0.0 .605 .814 .606 100.0
2021 Sinker -6.5 -1 12 24.5 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .393 .466 .381 0.0
2021 Curveball 3.4 0 8 16.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -7.2 -1 14 42.4 5 .200 .200 .180 12.5 40.0 100.0 .205 .290 .219 33.3
2020 Curveball -6.8 -1 10 30.3 4 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .244 .286 .235 25.0
2020 Sinker 2.3 0 6 18.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Changeup -5.4 0 3 9.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .027 .062 .041 0.0
2019 Sinker 3.8 7 195 35.6 40 .344 .750 .506 11.9 2.5 3.0 .317 .635 .454 48.4
2019 Slider 3.6 4 98 17.9 27 .417 .542 .450 26.7 14.8 12.1 .313 .412 .354 45.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.4 1 93 17.0 18 .267 .533 .436 14.9 16.7 8.3 .298 .653 .479 58.3
2019 Curveball 5.0 3 67 12.2 16 .333 .600 .416 44.4 37.5 22.2 .249 .507 .337 33.3
2019 Changeup -5.5 -2 44 8.0 18 .188 .375 .289 16.7 11.1 22.2 .223 .431 .323 57.1
2018 Sinker 3.1 2 54 40.3 15 .417 .500 .463 4.5 0.0 0.0 .424 .503 .464 50.0
2018 Slider -2.9 -1 40 29.9 12 .182 .364 .267 30.0 41.7 38.5 .125 .225 .193 16.7
2018 4-Seamer 2.3 0 21 15.7 4 .500 1.000 .663 0.0 0.0 0.0 .337 .871 .593 100.0
2018 Changeup -5.0 -1 14 10.4 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .057 .057 .058 0.0
2018 Curveball 2.1 0 5 3.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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
2020 4-Seam Fastball 12 92.4 90 16.5 1:00 12:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 16 92.7 84 16.8 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 11 92.1 81 19.3 1:15 2:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 32 134 -1 -2 2 1 0
2019 119 497 5 2 4 3 13
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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 %
2018 134 39.6 58.5 93.5 27.2 68.2 41.8 62.5 39.6 15.1 4.5 33.3
2019 547 43.3 68.8 91.2 28.0 58.2 40.0 59.8 46.8 19.5 7.6 81.6
2020 33 54.5 72.2 76.9 20.0 100.0 48.5 60.0 48.5 18.8 0.0 --
2021 49 49.0 70.8 82.4 36.0 55.6 40.8 80.0 53.1 26.9 10.2 100.0
Player 763 43.5 67.4 90.0 28.0 61.1 40.8 61.4 46.0 19.4 6.9 77.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 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
2018 46 37 49
2019 41 30 37 58
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.4 0 0 1 0 --
2019 23.6 9 6.8 2 1 4 3 33.3
Player 23.6 9 7.2 2 1 5 3 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 9 8 6 5 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 7 8 7 8 5 7 6 6 8 7 7
Player 9 9 6 6 7 7 8 8 7 6 7 8 7 7 8 8 7 7 8 8 7 8 8 9 5 7 6 6 8 7 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.4 92.5 0.1 92.3 -0.2 92.4 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 86.2 0.8 87.0 0.8 87.3 0.3
Breaking Velocity 86.9 84.3 -2.6 82.1 -2.2 84.3 2.2
Exit Velocity 90.6 90.8 0.2 89.2 -1.6 86.4 -2.8
Launch Angle 4.8 11.7 6.9 29.3 17.6 23.1 -6.2
Barrel % 4.8 8.5 3.7 0.0 -8.5 12.5 12.5
Hard Hit % 42.9 48.8 5.9 25.0 -23.8 50.0 25.0
Sweet Spot % 33.3 36.2 2.9 25.0 -11.2 25.0 0.0
xBA .277 .281 0.004 .203 -0.078 .364 0.161
BA .308 .319 0.011 .100 -0.219 .333 0.233
xwOBA .365 .386 0.021 .208 -0.178 .440 0.232
wOBA .396 .424 0.028 .088 -0.336 .333 0.245
xSLG .396 .519 0.123 .266 -0.253 .610 0.344
SLG .462 .611 0.149 .100 -0.511 .333 0.233
K% 15.6 14.4 -1.2 20.0 5.6 10.0 -10.0
BB% 15.6 12.1 -3.5 0.0 -12.1 10.0 10.0
Swing % 39.6 46.8 7.2 48.5 1.7 53.1 4.6
Whiff% 15.1 19.5 4.4 18.8 -0.7 26.9 8.1
In Zone % 39.6 43.3 3.7 54.5 11.2 49.0 -5.5
Out of Zone % 60.4 56.7 -3.7 45.5 -11.2 51.0 5.5
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 28.0 0.8 20.0 -8.0 36.0 16.0
First Pitch Swing % 21.9 33.3 11.4 40.0 6.7 50.0 10.0
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 59.8 -2.7 60.0 0.2 80.0 20.0
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 32 .396 18 1 5.6 14 3 21.4
2019 131 .424 71 13 18.3 60 32 53.3
2020 10 .088 6 0 0.0 4 1 25.0
2021 10 .333 5 0 0.0 5 3 60.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 37 14.3 51.4% 0.0% 31 22.2 0.0% 9.7%
2019 144 18.9 6.9% 0.0% 84 23.4 0.0% 10.7%
2020 9 22.0 0.0% 0.0% 6 24.0 0.0% 0.0%
2021 7 19.5 0.0% 0.0% 9 20.4 0.0% 11.1%
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Pitch Distribution