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Alex McRae
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 28

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

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 % 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 90.6 109.5 4.8 33.3 .277 .396 .396 .365 .357 42.9 15.6 15.6 5.68 5.96
2019 26 547 94 8 8.5 90.8 109.7 11.7 36.2 .261 .483 .429 .368 .372 48.8 14.4 12.1 8.78 6.33
2020 27 33 8 0 0 89.2 107.9 29.3 25 .203 .266 .088 .208 .259 25 20 0 0.00 1.83
2021 28 49 8 1 12.5 86.4 105.3 23.1 25 .368 .630 .335 .449 .475 50 10 10 4.50 9.18
763 131 10 7.6 90.4 109.7 12.4 34.4 .266 .463 .400 .363 .369 46.3 14.7 12
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 16 3 13 32.7 92.7 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .266 .200 .603 .263 .413 82.8 19 2112 6.4 38.5 12.5
2021 Changeup 13 2 11 26.5 87.3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 .616 1.000 .874 .886 .644 102.2 8 1716 6.4 28.6 0.0
2021 Sinker 12 7 5 24.5 92.2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .373 .000 .455 .000 .362 78.1 47 2092 6.4 0.0 0.0
2021 Curveball 8 8 0 16.3 84.3 2274 6.4 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 14 7 7 42.4 92.3 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .205 .200 .290 .177 .219 91.4 42 2148 6.4 12.5 100.0
2020 Curveball 10 7 3 30.3 82.1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .245 .000 .286 .000 .236 87.8 18 2319 6.3 33.3 0.0
2020 Sinker 6 6 0 18.2 92.3 2256 6.4 0.0
2020 Changeup 3 1 2 9.1 87.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .027 .000 .062 .000 .041 88.3 38 1674 6.4 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 57.1 19 23.8 0 38.1 33.3 28.6 0 42.9 14.3 28.6 9.5 4.8
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
2020 12.5 50 37.5 0 37.5 0 62.5 0 12.5 62.5 12.5 12.5 0
2021 37.5 12.5 25 25 12.5 75 12.5 12.5 0 25 37.5 12.5 12.5
42.7 25.2 26 6.1 42 32.8 25.2 3.8 28.2 21.4 26 6.9 7.6
45.2 22.1 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 -0.5 -2 16.1 0.9 6
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 16 92.7 16.2 -1 -7 7.3 -0.3 -4
2021 Changeup CWS R 13 87.3 34 3.8 13 15.3 0.5 3
2021 Curveball CWS R 8 84.3 41 -6.2 -13 2.4 -6.6 -73
2020 Curveball CWS R 10 82.1 44 -5.2 -11 3.8 -4.9 -57
2020 Sinker CWS R 6 92.3 20.7 -1.5 -7 14.2 -0.5 -3
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 14 92.3 16.2 -0.2 -1 6.5 -0.8 -11
2020 Changeup CWS R 3 87 28.6 -1.6 -5 13.8 0.2 2
2019 Curveball PIT R 67 80 49.6 -3 -6 6.5 -3.7 -37
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 0.9 6
2019 Slider PIT R 98 87.2 30.1 -3.4 -10 2.4 -1.8 -44
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 93 92.3 18.9 -2 -12 9.4 1.4 18
2018 Slider PIT R 40 88 29.2 -3.7 -11 2.6 -1.6 -38
2018 Changeup PIT R 14 85.4 35.6 3.9 12 13.3 -0.8 -5
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 21 92.8 18.6 -1.9 -12 6.7 -1.4 -17
2018 Curveball PIT R 5 78.2 51.1 -4.6 -8 8.1 -1.8 -18
2018 Sinker PIT R 54 92.2 24.8 1.2 5 14.4 -0.5 -3
! 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 Changeup 7.9 1 13 26.5 2 1 1 .9 28.6 0 0 .616 .874 .643 100
2021 Sinker -5.9 -1 12 24.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .373 .455 .362 0
2021 4-Seamer -5.2 -1 16 32.7 6 .2 .2 .267 38.5 16.7 12.5 .266 .603 .415 50
2021 Curveball 2.6 0 8 16.3 0 0
2020 Changeup -5.4 0 3 9.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .027 .062 .041 0
2020 Curveball -6.8 -1 10 30.3 4 0 0 0 33.3 0 0 .244 .286 .235 25
2020 4-Seamer -7.2 -1 14 42.4 5 .2 .2 .18 12.5 40 100 .205 .29 .219 33.3
2020 Sinker 2.3 0 6 18.2 0
2019 Curveball 5.2 3 67 12.2 16 .333 .6 .416 44.4 37.5 22.2 .249 .508 .338 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 1.3 1 93 17 18 .267 .533 .436 14.9 16.7 8.3 .299 .655 .479 58.3
2019 Changeup -5.3 -2 44 8 18 .188 .375 .289 16.7 11.1 22.2 .225 .432 .324 57.1
2019 Slider 3.7 4 98 17.9 27 .417 .542 .45 26.7 14.8 12.1 .313 .412 .354 45
2019 Sinker 3.8 7 195 35.6 40 .344 .75 .506 11.9 2.5 3 .317 .635 .454 48.4
2018 Changeup -4.6 -1 14 10.4 1 0 0 0 25 0 0 .057 .057 .058 0
2018 4-Seamer 2.3 0 21 15.7 4 .5 1 .663 0 0 0 .337 .871 .593 100
2018 Slider -2.8 -1 40 29.9 12 .182 .364 .267 30 41.7 38.5 .125 .225 .193 16.7
2018 Sinker 3.2 2 54 40.3 15 .417 .5 .463 4.5 0 0 .424 .503 .464 50
2018 Curveball 2.1 0 5 3.7 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
! 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
2018 32 134 -1 -2 2 1 1
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 43.5 68.5 91.2 28.1 58.2 40 59.8 46.8 19.5 7.6 81.6
2020 33 54.5 72.2 76.9 20 100 48.5 60 48.5 18.8 0
2021 49 49 70.8 82.4 36 55.6 40.8 80 53.1 26.9 10.2 100
763 43.6 67.2 90 28.1 61.1 40.8 61.4 46 19.4 6.9 77.6
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018
2019 42 30 41
2020
2021
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.6 9 6.3 3 2 4 3 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 6 7 7 7 5 6 8 5 6 5 7 3 5 7 7 5 6 7 7 4 7 6 8 7 7 7 7 9 5 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 and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
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 0.8 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 -8.5 12.5 12.5
Hard Hit % 42.9 48.8 5.9 25 -23.8 50 25
Sweet Spot % 33.3 36.2 2.9 25 -11.2 25 0
xBA .277 .261 -0.016 .203 -0.058 .368 0.165
BA .308 .319 0.011 .1 -0.219 .333 0.233
xwOBA .365 .368 0.003 .208 -0.16 .449 0.241
wOBA .396 .429 0.033 .088 -0.341 .335 0.247
xSLG .396 .483 0.087 .266 -0.217 .63 0.364
SLG .462 .611 0.149 .1 -0.511 .333 0.233
K% 15.6 14.4 -1.2 20 5.6 10 -10
BB% 15.6 12.1 -3.5 0 -12.1 10 10
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 43.5 3.9 54.5 11 49 -5.5
Out of Zone % 60.4 56.5 -3.9 45.5 -11 51 5.5
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 28.1 0.9 20 -8.1 36 16
First Pitch Swing % 21.9 33.3 11.4 40 6.7 50 10
First Pitch Strike % 62.5 59.8 -2.7 60 0.2 80 20
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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 .429 71 13 18.3 60 32 53.3
2020 10 .088 6 0 0.0 4 1 25.0
2021 10 .335 5 0 0.0 5 3 60.0

Pitch Distribution