Alex Verdugo
LF | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 0" 209LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 2, #62, Los Angeles Dodgers | Sahuaro (AZ) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 644 593 75 166 11 1 .280 .328 .405 .733
2023 602 546 81 144 13 5 .264 .324 .421 .745
2024 184 160 22 39 5 1 .244 .321 .394 .715
8 Seasons 2,743 2,487 357 693 62 21 .279 .336 .426 .762
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .280 11 1 .733
2023 .264 13 5 .745
2024 .244 5 1 .715
8 Seasons .279 62 21 .762
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2017 21 101 19 1 5.3 4.0 81.1 104.5 -2.0 36.8 .287 .426 .240 .337 .377 18.8 16.0 8.0
2018 22 347 64 3 4.7 3.5 88.4 110.4 4.8 17.2 .249 .367 .311 .313 .339 34.5 16.3 9.3
2019 23 1468 300 17 5.7 4.5 89.4 111.3 9.0 33.7 .289 .458 .341 .339 .363 39.7 13.0 6.9
2020 24 923 157 10 6.4 4.5 87.0 109.5 5.9 31.2 .238 .369 .362 .299 .338 34.4 20.4 7.7
2021 25 2346 453 32 7.1 5.3 90.0 110.8 7.7 34.7 .284 .441 .334 .340 .373 43.0 15.9 8.4
2022 26 2490 513 31 6.0 4.8 89.1 111.0 8.4 37.8 .278 .428 .319 .329 .353 38.2 13.4 6.5
2023 27 2364 458 23 5.0 3.8 89.2 112.4 8.8 35.4 .278 .417 .322 .331 .358 37.6 15.4 7.5
2024 28 718 140 7 5.0 3.9 86.9 110.1 8.3 34.3 .268 .399 .318 .328 .322 32.9 11.1 10.6
Player 10757 2104 124 5.9 4.5 89.0 112.4 8.0 34.6 .276 .424 .328 .330 .357 38.4 14.9 7.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 57.9 10.5 31.6 0.0 42.1 10.5 47.4 10.5 31.6 5.3 31.6 0.0 5.3 4.0
2018 62.5 14.1 18.8 4.7 32.8 43.8 23.4 0.0 37.5 14.1 25.0 3.1 4.7 3.5
2019 49.3 18.0 26.3 6.3 37.0 39.3 23.7 2.7 36.3 20.3 27.3 6.0 5.7 4.5
2020 52.2 19.1 22.9 5.7 33.8 42.7 23.6 3.8 42.0 19.1 23.6 5.1 6.4 4.5
2021 50.3 21.0 24.3 4.4 33.1 40.4 26.5 4.0 36.0 19.9 27.6 5.3 7.1 5.3
2022 46.2 23.0 26.5 4.3 30.4 41.5 28.1 2.3 33.9 22.8 27.3 7.6 6.0 4.8
2023 44.8 23.1 27.1 5.0 34.9 39.5 25.5 2.6 33.6 23.6 28.4 6.3 5.0 3.8
2024 49.3 22.9 24.3 3.6 37.1 32.1 30.7 4.3 38.6 22.9 21.4 7.9 5.0 3.9
Player 48.5 21.2 25.5 4.8 33.8 39.8 26.4 3.0 35.6 21.3 26.9 6.2 5.9 4.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 2 229 31.9 51 .306 .583 .443 11.6 11.8 9.2 .313 .527 .433 37.5
2024 Slider 0.5 1 117 16.3 24 .273 .455 .315 14.5 8.3 5.4 .262 .414 .308 23.8
2024 Sinker -3.0 -3 94 13.1 28 .280 .320 .313 2.8 0.0 0.0 .267 .337 .308 32.0
2024 Changeup 2.6 2 89 12.4 32 .207 .276 .284 12.2 12.5 13.3 .294 .378 .328 32.0
2024 Cutter -3.2 -2 58 8.1 13 .154 .154 .138 8.0 15.4 18.2 .241 .315 .239 27.3
2024 Curveball -1.2 -1 54 7.5 12 .250 .500 .317 23.1 16.7 9.5 .211 .352 .240 60.0
2024 Split-Finger 0.9 0 41 5.7 13 .154 .231 .165 22.7 15.4 14.3 .235 .279 .222 18.2
2024 Sweeper 0.2 0 31 4.3 6 .167 .667 .333 12.5 33.3 18.2 .154 .469 .260 50.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -4 872 36.9 201 .280 .497 .376 8.9 10.9 12.4 .306 .508 .385 45.5
2023 Sinker -2.5 -9 358 15.1 91 .229 .301 .273 14.0 18.7 22.1 .275 .342 .306 31.8
2023 Changeup 2.0 6 298 12.6 94 .300 .411 .337 11.3 6.4 7.0 .269 .385 .297 29.4
2023 Slider -0.9 -3 284 12.0 76 .200 .343 .273 30.2 28.9 22.7 .200 .306 .255 27.1
2023 Curveball 0.1 0 200 8.5 46 .250 .318 .268 25.0 19.6 14.5 .290 .363 .301 22.9
2023 Cutter 0.5 1 155 6.6 40 .263 .526 .350 21.8 17.5 17.9 .302 .540 .373 54.8
2023 Sweeper 1.8 2 114 4.8 34 .357 .500 .423 13.2 14.7 10.9 .298 .419 .363 41.7
2023 Split-Finger -1.2 -1 63 2.7 13 .167 .333 .246 20.8 15.4 9.5 .280 .351 .303 50.0
2023 Slurve 1.8 0 16 0.7 5 .200 .800 .400 44.4 60.0 42.9 .063 .134 .079 50.0
2023 Screwball 0.0 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.9 17 889 35.7 199 .352 .534 .424 10.7 10.1 9.6 .315 .508 .390 50.3
2022 Sinker 1.2 5 393 15.8 101 .333 .444 .397 8.1 7.9 8.2 .279 .384 .332 30.5
2022 Changeup 0.5 2 366 14.7 102 .240 .344 .265 21.5 18.6 20.4 .242 .360 .281 27.8
2022 Slider -1.0 -4 339 13.6 97 .198 .286 .244 21.4 16.5 12.6 .254 .370 .284 28.6
2022 Curveball -1.7 -4 224 9.0 58 .246 .351 .270 21.1 20.7 19.7 .278 .514 .332 43.5
2022 Cutter 2.3 3 148 5.9 43 .381 .571 .417 15.1 4.7 5.9 .369 .574 .412 50.0
2022 Split-Finger -8.1 -5 61 2.4 22 .048 .048 .073 31.6 18.2 14.8 .115 .155 .145 11.8
2022 Sweeper -4.2 -2 53 2.1 15 .133 .133 .120 14.8 26.7 20.0 .237 .278 .225 36.4
2022 Slurve -5.1 -1 11 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 16.7 50.0 33.3 .092 .102 .086 100.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 5 901 38.4 203 .354 .509 .417 13.8 13.8 13.8 .294 .448 .363 46.3
2021 Changeup 0.5 2 379 16.2 115 .211 .358 .268 17.3 11.3 12.7 .305 .471 .347 38.1
2021 Sinker -1.0 -3 321 13.7 75 .257 .343 .291 14.5 20.0 19.5 .232 .324 .272 40.0
2021 Slider -1.3 -4 273 11.6 78 .250 .278 .271 22.8 17.9 14.0 .278 .415 .329 37.9
2021 Curveball 1.9 4 196 8.4 44 .250 .525 .342 28.2 25.0 18.0 .253 .515 .340 53.3
2021 Cutter 1.9 3 181 7.7 54 .400 .480 .398 22.6 18.5 22.2 .331 .464 .356 53.7
2021 Split-Finger -5.6 -3 47 2.0 21 .143 .286 .090 23.3 19.0 28.6 .239 .416 .282 29.4
2021 Sweeper 3.5 1 34 1.4 4 .333 1.333 .675 15.4 25.0 8.3 .190 .463 .372 50.0
2021 Slurve 15.8 1 6 0.3 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .637 2.439 1.247 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 3 369 40.0 75 .381 .571 .469 21.3 16.0 13.2 .250 .386 .341 37.3
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 156 16.9 36 .324 .471 .389 10.2 19.4 17.9 .242 .353 .280 37.0
2020 Slider -0.3 0 113 12.2 30 .207 .379 .263 20.4 33.3 16.9 .208 .344 .251 31.6
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 106 11.5 29 .148 .259 .217 21.2 27.6 20.5 .145 .219 .194 15.0
2020 Curveball 4.4 4 94 10.2 22 .545 .909 .623 11.4 9.1 7.4 .361 .529 .384 30.0
2020 Cutter -6.6 -3 45 4.9 13 .083 .083 .123 22.7 38.5 35.7 .136 .225 .197 28.6
2020 Split-Finger 3.0 1 40 4.3 15 .286 .357 .370 21.7 6.7 7.1 .304 .548 .386 61.5
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 5 591 40.3 126 .342 .541 .412 11.5 11.9 10.3 .316 .544 .396 49.5
2019 Sinker 2.5 5 217 14.8 55 .438 .729 .525 7.3 5.5 8.3 .333 .518 .403 40.0
2019 Slider -1.0 -2 208 14.2 56 .204 .463 .279 25.2 17.9 14.7 .220 .384 .256 31.1
2019 Curveball -2.8 -4 160 10.9 44 .250 .275 .244 20.8 18.2 18.6 .287 .364 .293 41.2
2019 Changeup -0.9 -1 155 10.6 53 .235 .392 .285 23.0 15.1 20.5 .285 .456 .327 37.2
2019 Cutter -0.9 -1 75 5.1 25 .292 .375 .308 10.3 12.0 10.0 .297 .363 .301 28.6
2019 Split-Finger -6.5 -2 35 2.4 8 .000 .000 .000 27.8 12.5 11.1 .165 .229 .149 14.3
2019 Sweeper -8.1 0 4 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .067 .080 .060 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.8 2 115 33.1 23 .300 .550 .443 13.7 17.4 11.4 .259 .492 .370 43.8
2018 Slider -3.0 -1 49 14.1 15 .267 .400 .287 23.3 20.0 14.3 .259 .409 .291 16.7
2018 Sinker 0.5 0 42 12.1 12 .333 .556 .500 7.7 0.0 0.0 .375 .461 .460 33.3
2018 Changeup 0.7 0 42 12.1 12 .300 .300 .342 18.2 8.3 10.0 .161 .177 .247 22.2
2018 Curveball -0.7 0 26 7.5 5 .200 .200 .180 25.0 40.0 25.0 .218 .247 .205 33.3
2018 Cutter -10.1 -2 15 4.3 3 .000 .000 .000 28.6 33.3 50.0 .292 .302 .265 50.0
2018 Split-Finger -9.3 -1 8 2.3 4 .250 .250 .225 28.6 0.0 0.0 .313 .356 .298 75.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -2.2 -1 35 34.7 10 .200 .500 .290 20.0 30.0 50.0 .273 .492 .319 28.6
2017 Sinker -0.6 0 18 17.8 5 .500 .500 .500 16.7 20.0 25.0 .253 .272 .325 0.0
2017 Slider -3.4 0 14 13.9 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .156 .252 .165 33.3
2017 Changeup -1.6 0 8 7.9 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 -- .547 .628 .519 0.0
2017 Curveball -2.1 0 5 5.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .880 1.013 .818 0.0
2017 Sweeper -12.0 0 3 3.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .095 .122 .090 0.0
2017 Split-Finger 4.0 0 1 1.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 74 298 -4 -1 3 1 -1
2019 371 1,451 0 -20 12 8 1
2020 220 923 0 -3 4 3 5
2021 645 2,524 -3 -20 24 9 11
2022 642 2,490 8 -16 11 8 11
2023 601 2,364 -10 -22 16 10 -6
2024 180 718 -4 -6 7 3 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 101 50.0 61.9 80.8 16.7 100.0 48.8 12.0 36.6 13.5 9.5 87.5
2018 347 49.3 65.3 85.4 28.5 74.4 42.6 24.4 48.7 18.9 8.4 80.0
2019 1,468 48.7 61.3 91.2 28.9 68.8 43.4 19.7 44.6 16.0 7.1 71.8
2020 923 50.1 57.8 87.3 27.8 68.0 42.3 12.3 42.8 18.7 6.7 71.0
2021 2,346 51.0 62.3 88.7 26.5 66.6 44.0 19.4 44.7 17.7 7.3 76.2
2022 2,490 52.0 64.0 90.4 24.9 68.0 44.2 21.7 45.3 15.5 7.7 75.5
2023 2,364 53.0 57.5 91.7 22.2 61.8 44.7 16.3 40.9 15.6 8.5 69.3
2024 718 50.8 60.0 93.6 23.2 69.5 47.2 23.3 41.9 12.6 7.8 66.1
Player 10,757 51.2 61.0 90.1 25.4 67.1 44.2 19.1 43.7 16.3 7.7 72.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2017 40 11
2018 76 57
2019 57 92 57 33 67 22 29 55 79 52 93 29 90 47 61 80
2020 22 34 22 22 24 51 38 20 65 27 62 33 85 47 70 81 99
2021 63 90 58 37 73 55 37 66 76 65 81 42 88 55 52 10 93
2022 67 92 70 50 61 60 31 51 73 39 92 27 92 73 37 13 75
2023 56 86 43 26 71 32 18 49 80 29 88 38 94 85 49 69 95
2024 59 71 48 34 72 41 24 19 68 22 97 73 98 78 33 91 85 5 99
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 20.5 1 0.6 0 0 1 0 0.0
2018 20.2 1 0.4 1 2 0 0 0.0
2019 22.4 12 9.2 3 9 8 2 16.7
2020 23.0 6 5.0 1 0 2 4 66.7
2021 26.7 14 15.6 -2 9 14 6 42.9
2022 28.1 11 15.6 -5 13 16 3 27.3
2023 27.8 13 12.0 1 7 7 6 46.2
2024 28.3 5 5.1 0 1 6 0 0.0
Player 25.9 63 63.5 -1 41 54 21 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
2018 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
2019 12 9 7 10 10 10 11 7 6 7 7 13 10 8 9 8 8 9 9 11 8 11 16 12 8 8 6 13 10 9 7
2020 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 5 6 4 4 6 4 6 6 4 6 5 5 6 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 4
2021 14 16 12 19 16 15 20 17 11 10 13 21 15 13 17 21 14 14 17 18 15 13 22 16 14 13 21 17 13 14 11
2022 11 18 10 20 15 16 17 16 9 10 8 14 22 18 16 20 16 17 15 13 19 14 24 18 14 13 13 20 19 14 10
2023 13 12 10 12 12 11 12 13 11 11 11 12 14 10 12 14 12 12 12 13 12 13 15 14 11 11 12 12 14 11 8
2024 5 6 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 3 6 6 4 6 6 4 5 3 6 3 5 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 6 2
Player 63 68 48 73 66 64 73 65 49 44 48 73 73 58 66 74 61 63 61 68 64 62 92 72 56 55 64 75 69 60 42
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 81.1 88.4 7.3 89.4 1.0 87.0 -2.4 90.0 3.0 89.1 -0.9 89.2 0.1 86.9 -2.3
Launch Angle -2.0 4.8 6.8 9.0 4.2 5.9 -3.1 7.7 1.8 8.4 0.7 8.8 0.4 8.3 -0.5
Barrel % 5.3 4.7 -0.6 5.7 1.0 6.4 0.7 7.1 0.7 6.0 -1.1 5.0 -1.0 5.0 0.0
Hard Hit % 18.8 34.5 15.7 39.7 5.2 34.4 -5.3 43.0 8.6 38.2 -4.8 37.6 -0.6 32.9 -4.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 36.8 17.2 -19.6 33.7 16.5 31.2 -2.5 34.7 3.5 37.8 3.1 35.4 -2.4 34.3 -1.1
xBA .287 .249 -0.038 .289 0.040 .238 -0.051 .284 0.046 .278 -0.006 .278 0.000 .268 -0.010
BA .174 .260 0.086 .294 0.034 .308 0.014 .289 -0.019 .280 -0.009 .264 -0.016 .244 -0.020
xwOBA .337 .313 -0.024 .339 0.026 .299 -0.040 .340 0.041 .329 -0.011 .331 0.002 .328 -0.003
wOBA .240 .311 0.071 .341 0.030 .362 0.021 .334 -0.028 .319 -0.015 .322 0.003 .318 -0.004
xSLG .426 .367 -0.059 .458 0.091 .369 -0.089 .441 0.072 .428 -0.013 .417 -0.011 .399 -0.018
SLG .304 .377 0.073 .475 0.098 .478 0.003 .426 -0.052 .405 -0.021 .421 0.016 .397 -0.024
K% 16.0 16.3 0.3 13.0 -3.3 20.4 7.4 15.9 -4.5 13.4 -2.5 15.4 2.0 11.1 -4.3
BB% 8.0 9.3 1.3 6.9 -2.4 7.7 0.8 8.4 0.7 6.5 -1.9 7.5 1.0 10.6 3.1
Swing % 36.6 48.7 12.1 44.6 -4.1 42.8 -1.8 44.7 1.9 45.3 0.6 40.9 -4.4 41.9 1.0
Whiff% 13.5 18.9 5.4 16.0 -2.9 18.7 2.7 17.7 -1.0 15.5 -2.2 15.6 0.1 12.6 -3.0
In Zone % 50.0 49.3 -0.7 48.7 -0.6 50.1 1.4 51.0 0.9 52.0 1.0 53.0 1.0 50.8 -2.2
Out of Zone % 50.0 50.7 0.7 51.3 0.6 49.9 -1.4 49.0 -0.9 48.0 -1.0 47.0 -1.0 49.2 2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 16.7 28.5 11.8 28.9 0.4 27.8 -1.1 26.5 -1.3 24.9 -1.6 22.2 -2.7 23.2 1.0
First Pitch Swing % 12.0 24.4 12.4 19.7 -4.7 12.3 -7.4 19.4 7.1 21.7 2.3 16.3 -5.4 23.3 7.0
First Pitch Strike % 52.0 61.6 9.6 59.3 -2.3 53.2 -6.1 57.1 3.9 59.8 2.7 58.4 -1.4 61.7 3.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2017 Shifts L 21 2 9.5 .233 .438
2018 Shifts L 74 9 12.2 .331 .354
2019 Shifts L 376 136 36.2 .359 .311
2020 Shifts L 219 105 47.9 .381 .344
2021 Shifts L 592 359 60.6 .315 .341
2022 Shifts L 637 214 33.6 .356 .253
2023 Shades L 601 207 34.4 .325 .316
2024 Shades L 180 81 45.0 .342 .290
! 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