Alex Speas
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 2, #63, Texas Rangers | McEachern (GA) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 2 13.50 3 0 0 2 4 3.50
2024 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 2 2 1.50
2 Seasons 0 2 9.00 4 0 0 4 6 2.50
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 3 0-2 13.50 2 4 3.50
2024 1 0-0 4.50 2 2 1.50
2 Seasons 4 0-2 9.00 4 6 2.50
MLB Percentile Rankings

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 25 65 3 0 0.0 0.0 84.0 95.6 23.8 66.7 .253 .306 .414 .409 .570 33.3 33.3 41.7 13.50 7.73
2024 26 39 5 1 20.0 12.5 89.7 102.4 21.5 20.0 .243 .517 .454 .366 .447 40.0 25.0 12.5 4.50 5.64
Player 104 8 1 12.5 5.0 87.6 102.4 22.4 37.5 .248 .411 .431 .390 .493 37.5 30.0 30.0
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Speas relies on 3 pitches.
Cutter
(71.8%) ,
Four Seamer
(20.5%) ,
Sweeper
(7.7%) ,


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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
2023 0.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 0.0 66.7 33.3 0.0 0.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
2024 40.0 40.0 0.0 20.0 60.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 40.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 20.0 12.5
Player 25.0 37.5 25.0 12.5 37.5 37.5 25.0 0.0 25.0 25.0 37.5 0.0 12.5 5.0
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Sweeper HOU R 3 87.4 34.2 -0.3 -1 12.5 0.2 1
2024 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 8 98.5 12.2 -0.4 -3 8.6 1.3 19
2024 Cutter HOU R 28 91.9 29.9 -6.9 -30 3.1 0.4 17
2023 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 3 100.1 13.4 -1.7 -15 7.5 -1.4 -16
2023 Cutter TEX R 60 92.1 29.9 -6.5 -28 2.3 -0.1 -3
2023 Sweeper TEX R 2 87.7 30.6 -5.4 -15 12.1 0.5 4
! 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 %
2024 Cutter -3.2 -1 28 71.8 5 .250 1.000 .540 42.9 40.0 22.2 .172 .620 .396 50.0
2024 4-Seam Fastball 7.2 1 8 20.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .223 .247 .212 100.0
2024 Sweeper -7.1 0 3 7.7 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .397 .445 .370 0.0
2023 Cutter -4.8 -3 60 92.3 10 .333 .333 .460 27.8 30.0 17.6 .296 .357 .451 33.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball -6.0 0 3 4.6 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 Sweeper 7.4 0 2 3.1 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
! 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
2024 Cutter 28 91.9 29 5.1 10:45 9:30 75
2023 Cutter 60 92.1 29 4.2 10:30 9:45 45
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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 %
2023 65 35.4 43.5 90.0 23.8 50.0 35.4 33.3 30.8 30.0 4.6 66.7
2024 39 41.0 56.3 88.9 34.8 37.5 41.0 50.0 43.6 35.3 10.3 25.0
Player 104 37.5 48.7 89.5 27.7 44.4 37.5 40.0 35.6 32.4 6.7 42.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2024 23.0 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0
Player 23.0 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2024 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Player 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
! 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 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 93.3 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 87.7 87.4 -0.3
Exit Velocity 84.0 89.7 5.7
Launch Angle 23.8 21.5 -2.3
Barrel % 0.0 20.0 20.0
Hard Hit % 33.3 40.0 6.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 66.7 20.0 -46.7
xBA .253 .243 -0.010
BA .286 .286 0.000
xwOBA .409 .366 -0.043
wOBA .414 .454 0.040
xSLG .306 .517 0.211
SLG .286 .714 0.428
K% 33.3 25.0 -8.3
BB% 41.7 12.5 -29.2
Swing % 30.8 43.6 12.8
Whiff% 30.0 35.3 5.3
In Zone % 35.4 41.0 5.6
Out of Zone % 64.6 59.0 -5.6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 34.8 11.0
First Pitch Swing % 8.3 0.0 -8.3
First Pitch Strike % 33.3 50.0 16.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 11 .414 9 1 11.1 2 2 100.0
2024 Shades 8 .454 4 1 25.0 4 2 50.0
! 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 %
2023 17 17.3 5.9% 5.9% 17 18.6 0.0% 0.0%
2024 13 15.8 30.8% 0.0% 3 16.1 0.0% 0.0%
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