Alex Meyer
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 9" 225LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #23, Washington Nationals | Kentucky
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 0 0 16.88 2 0 0 2.2 3 2.63
2016 1 3 5.68 7 6 0 25.1 29 1.66
2017 4 5 3.74 13 13 0 67.1 75 1.34
3 Seasons 5 8 4.63 22 19 0 95.1 107 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2015 2 0-0 16.88 2.2 3 2.63
2016 7 1-3 5.68 25.1 29 1.66
2017 13 4-5 3.74 67.1 75 1.34
3 Seasons 22 5-8 4.63 95.1 107 1.46
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
2015 25 65 9 1 11.1 6.7 89.6 104.2 27.3 22.2 .208 .536 .568 .396 .435 33.3 20.0 20.0 16.88 6.99
2016 26 476 71 7 9.9 6.0 89.4 109.6 15.0 36.6 .245 .453 .354 .352 .414 40.8 24.8 14.5 5.68 5.38
2017 27 1169 171 10 5.8 3.4 86.9 113.6 10.1 34.5 .226 .349 .293 .318 .356 30.0 25.7 14.4 3.74 4.36
Player 1710 251 18 7.2 4.2 87.7 113.6 12.0 34.7 .231 .384 .319 .330 .375 33.2 25.2 14.6
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

Meyer relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(37.0%) ,
Sinker
(30.9%) ,
Four Seamer
(27.4%) ,
Slider
(3.3%) ,
Changeup
(1.4%) ,


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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
2015 22.2 55.6 22.2 0.0 22.2 33.3 44.4 11.1 11.1 33.3 11.1 22.2 11.1 6.7
2016 39.4 23.9 31.0 5.6 26.8 43.7 29.6 2.8 29.6 23.9 19.7 14.1 9.9 6.0
2017 46.8 21.1 26.3 5.8 33.3 41.5 25.1 4.1 32.7 22.8 26.9 6.4 5.8 3.4
Player 43.8 23.1 27.5 5.6 31.1 41.8 27.1 4.0 31.1 23.5 24.3 9.2 7.2 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 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.

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
2017 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 315 96.1 13.8 -0.8 -6 12.5 3.9 45
2017 Changeup LAA R 16 90.0 22.6 -3.2 -12 13.4 -0.9 -6
2017 Slider LAA R 38 85.5 42.3 9.1 27 5.3 1.9 57
2017 Curveball LAA R 426 85.1 43.2 0.2 1 6.3 -0.7 -10
2017 Sinker LAA R 356 95.3 20.3 2.1 11 17.2 2.5 17
2016 Sinker LAA R 6 94.6 24.0 3.1 15 17.8 3.9 28
2016 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 270 95.9 16.7 -1.5 -10 11.9 4.5 60
2016 Changeup LAA R 50 89.9 25.5 -3.4 -12 14.0 0.7 5
2016 Curveball LAA R 149 84.9 44.3 0.6 1 8.6 -1.8 -17
2015 Curveball MIN R 16 85.7 47.4 3.3 7 7.2 -2.6 -27
2015 Sinker MIN R 1 96.5 21.9 2.6 13 16.2 2.9 22
2015 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 48 96.3 16.5 -1.8 -12 12.6 5.1 69
! 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 %
2017 Curveball 0.4 2 426 36.4 99 .140 .269 .232 44.8 49.5 28.2 .148 .229 .193 20.5
2017 Sinker 1.3 5 356 30.5 98 .214 .310 .296 13.2 8.2 11.9 .284 .421 .358 31.2
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 1 315 26.9 83 .263 .404 .421 23.3 19.3 24.2 .272 .435 .426 41.5
2017 Slider 2.3 1 38 3.3 6 .000 .000 .000 18.2 16.7 25.0 .120 .135 .112 0.0
2017 Changeup -7.3 -1 16 1.4 3 .667 1.667 .967 16.7 0.0 -- .412 1.022 .595 33.3
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 117 476 2 4 -3 -3 0
2017 289 1,151 12 10 -9 -7 7
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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 %
2015 65 40.0 61.5 93.8 23.1 77.8 44.6 40.0 38.5 12.0 4.6 100.0
2016 476 48.5 56.3 83.1 20.8 58.8 37.8 45.3 38.0 23.8 9.0 67.4
2017 1,169 45.1 58.8 83.3 24.2 49.0 41.5 52.7 39.9 27.9 7.5 70.9
Player 1,710 45.9 58.1 83.6 23.3 52.6 40.6 50.2 39.3 26.2 7.8 70.5
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
2016 88 66 48 98
2017 44 76 82 83 14 66 52 57 74 73 2 76 17 88 78 49 98
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 25.2 3 2.4 1 2 5 0 0.0
2017 22.7 6 5.0 1 5 5 1 16.7
Player 23.8 9 7.3 2 7 10 1 11.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 4 1 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 5 2 3 4 3 0 1 4 3 3 0 5 5 3 3 1 4 4 1 0
2017 6 5 3 5 4 5 6 4 2 4 4 7 7 6 5 7 4 5 7 4 5 5 6 6 5 4 3 5 7 7 2
Player 9 9 4 9 4 5 10 8 2 4 4 12 9 9 9 10 4 6 11 7 8 5 11 11 8 7 4 9 11 8 2
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.3 95.9 -0.4 95.7 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 89.9 0.0 90.0 0.1
Breaking Velocity 85.7 84.9 -0.8 85.1 0.2
Exit Velocity 89.6 89.4 -0.2 86.9 -2.5
Launch Angle 27.3 15.0 -12.3 10.1 -4.9
Barrel % 11.1 9.9 -1.2 5.8 -4.1
Hard Hit % 33.3 40.8 7.5 30.0 -10.8
Sweet Spot % 22.2 36.6 14.4 34.5 -2.1
xBA .208 .245 0.037 .226 -0.019
BA .364 .255 -0.109 .197 -0.058
xwOBA .396 .352 -0.044 .318 -0.034
wOBA .568 .354 -0.214 .293 -0.061
xSLG .536 .453 -0.083 .349 -0.104
SLG .909 .469 -0.440 .324 -0.145
K% 20.0 24.8 4.8 25.7 0.9
BB% 20.0 14.5 -5.5 14.4 -0.1
Swing % 38.5 38.0 -0.5 39.9 1.9
Whiff% 12.0 23.8 11.8 27.9 4.1
In Zone % 40.0 48.5 8.5 45.1 -3.4
Out of Zone % 60.0 51.5 -8.5 54.9 3.4
Out of Zone Swing % 23.1 20.8 -2.3 24.2 3.4
First Pitch Swing % 13.3 21.4 8.1 20.9 -0.5
First Pitch Strike % 40.0 45.3 5.3 52.7 7.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 116 .357 70 6 8.6 46 21 45.7
2017 Shifts 289 .291 142 0 0.0 147 32 21.8
! 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 %
2015 11 16.5 27.3% 0.0% 22 23.7 9.1% 4.5%
2016 138 18.1 19.6% 2.9% 108 24.8 0.9% 19.4%
2017 355 17.8 14.9% 3.1% 211 25.5 0.0% 17.5%
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Pitch Distribution