Alex Young
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 2, #43, Arizona Diamondbacks | TCU
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 6 6.26 30 2 0 41.2 38 1.68
3 Seasons 11 15 4.90 72 24 0 181.2 153 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 2-6 6.26 41.2 38 1.68
3 Seasons 72 11-15 4.90 181.2 153 1.41

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
2019 25 1325 247 18 7.3 5.2 87.8 109.1 10.2 27.9 .249 .433 .298 .319 .370 35.6 20.3 7.7 3.56 4.50
2020 26 797 150 19 12.7 9.3 90.0 111.8 15.3 41.3 .290 .551 .361 .379 .445 40.7 19.1 6.9 5.44 6.40
2021 27 912 173 16 9.2 6.5 90.2 111.9 9.9 38.2 .284 .483 .389 .365 .407 39.9 17.5 11.0 6.58 5.88
Player 3034 570 53 9.3 6.6 89.1 111.9 11.5 34.6 .270 .479 .342 .348 .401 38.2 19.1 8.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Young relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(25.3%) ,
Cutter
(21.1%) ,
Changeup
(19.2%) ,
Curveball
(19%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(15.5%) ,


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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 Sinker 231 174 57 25.3 89.6 54 49 14 9 2 1 2 3 47 0.286 0.299 0.490 0.468 0.347 0.360 93.7 7 2218 5.8 15.9 11.5
2021 Cutter 192 74 118 21.1 86.0 46 41 16 9 1 1 5 7 34 0.390 0.286 0.829 0.631 0.527 0.416 87.3 20 2410 5.7 30.5 18.9
2021 Changeup 175 167 8 19.2 85.3 55 50 16 10 4 0 2 9 41 0.320 0.304 0.520 0.453 0.386 0.357 91.4 4 1549 5.8 29.4 15.5
2021 Curveball 173 93 80 19.0 82.3 53 48 10 8 2 0 0 21 29 0.208 0.171 0.250 0.202 0.223 0.193 82.9 12 2332 5.6 39.8 23.9
2021 4-Seam Fastball 141 47 94 15.5 91.3 34 24 9 6 0 0 3 3 22 0.375 0.435 0.750 0.886 0.532 0.590 90.3 3 2257 5.9 16.4 9.7
2020 Curveball 196 132 64 24.6 81.6 45 42 7 3 3 0 1 17 26 0.167 0.216 0.310 0.348 0.216 0.258 87.2 4 2408 5.4 36.5 20.5
2020 Cutter 172 79 93 21.6 86.6 51 45 15 6 6 0 3 5 42 0.333 0.312 0.667 0.591 0.421 0.395 87.3 19 2431 5.6 23.2 11.9
2020 Changeup 168 160 8 21.1 85.2 45 42 9 5 1 1 2 10 33 0.214 0.243 0.429 0.416 0.279 0.322 88.7 8 1718 5.6 24.5 16.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 158 104 54 19.8 91.2 37 31 9 5 0 1 3 4 28 0.290 0.328 0.645 0.718 0.416 0.459 91.9 32 2292 5.8 14.8 8.3
2020 Sinker 103 75 28 12.9 90.4 26 24 11 6 3 0 2 3 21 0.458 0.413 0.833 0.855 0.554 0.540 95.9 14 2357 5.7 12.8 27.3
! 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 % Barrel/PA
2019 50.2 25.1 19.4 5.3 44.1 37.2 18.6 4.5 35.2 22.7 25.1 4.5 7.3 5.2
2020 36.7 30.7 26.0 6.7 39.3 41.3 19.3 2.7 28.7 26.7 22.0 7.3 12.7 9.3
2021 46.2 25.4 24.3 4.0 48.0 31.8 20.2 2.9 34.1 23.7 27.7 2.3 9.2 6.5
Player 45.4 26.7 22.6 5.3 44.0 36.7 19.3 3.5 33.2 24.0 25.1 4.6 9.3 6.6
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Curveball CLE L 173 82.3 41.6 -6.8 -14 0.8 -7.1 -90
2021 Changeup CLE L 175 85.3 34.5 4.4 15 13.3 -0.5 -3
2021 Cutter CLE L 192 86.0 27.5 2.0 7 0.7 -2.1 -75
2021 4-Seamer CLE L 141 91.3 18.1 -1.9 -12 8.4 1.3 19
2021 Sinker CLE L 231 89.6 27.6 2.7 11 13.5 -1.2 -8
2020 Sinker ARI L 103 90.4 24.7 0.8 3 16.6 1.8 12
2020 Changeup ARI L 168 85.2 33.3 3.3 11 14.3 0.9 7
2020 4-Seamer ARI L 158 91.2 17.4 -1.1 -7 9.6 2.7 39
2020 Cutter ARI L 172 86.6 26.3 1.7 6 0.1 -2.4 -96
2020 Curveball ARI L 196 81.6 43.1 -5.4 -11 2.7 -4.2 -61
2019 Curveball ARI L 266 81.5 46.6 -5.3 -10 2.4 -5.0 -68
2019 Cutter ARI L 309 84.9 30.7 1.5 5 1.5 -1.5 -50
2019 Sinker ARI L 294 89.0 26.4 1.3 5 17.4 3.0 21
2019 Changeup ARI L 266 84.5 36.0 4.9 16 14.8 1.7 13
2019 4-Seamer ARI L 189 89.8 19.1 -1.3 -7 10.0 3.4 51
! 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 Sinker -0.2 0 231 25.3 54 .286 .490 .352 15.9 5.6 11.5 .299 .468 .361 51.1
2021 Cutter 4.9 9 192 21.1 46 .390 .829 .532 30.5 15.2 18.9 .286 .631 .416 26.5
2021 Changeup 4.1 7 175 19.2 55 .320 .520 .407 29.4 16.4 15.5 .304 .453 .357 43.9
2021 Curveball -1.6 -3 173 19.0 53 .208 .250 .244 39.8 39.6 23.9 .171 .202 .192 24.1
2021 4-Seamer 4.5 6 141 15.5 34 .375 .750 .564 16.4 8.8 9.7 .435 .886 .591 50.0
2020 Curveball -1.0 -2 196 24.6 45 .167 .310 .239 36.5 37.8 20.5 .216 .348 .258 34.6
2020 Cutter 2.4 4 172 21.6 51 .333 .667 .425 23.2 9.8 11.9 .312 .591 .395 28.6
2020 Changeup -1.4 -2 168 21.1 45 .214 .429 .303 24.5 22.2 16.1 .242 .416 .322 36.4
2020 4-Seamer 2.0 3 158 19.8 37 .290 .645 .446 14.8 10.8 8.3 .328 .718 .459 53.6
2020 Sinker 2.5 3 103 12.9 26 .458 .833 .560 12.8 11.5 27.3 .413 .855 .539 61.9
2019 Cutter 1.0 3 309 23.3 82 .268 .577 .396 25.7 9.8 10.7 .308 .613 .419 32.8
2019 Sinker 0.4 1 294 22.2 68 .270 .508 .351 18.5 10.3 15.2 .298 .520 .364 54.4
2019 Changeup -0.2 0 266 20.1 84 .228 .380 .318 32.0 22.6 17.1 .260 .426 .315 30.0
2019 Curveball -2.2 -6 266 20.1 71 .103 .103 .131 42.0 46.5 26.0 .124 .151 .145 22.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 0 189 14.3 40 .324 .588 .427 10.0 10.0 12.1 .258 .478 .360 32.3
! 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 Changeup 146 85.3 90 15.4 10:15 9:15 60
2020 Curveball 164 81.7 23 5.4 4:30 4:45 -15
2020 Cutter 152 86.7 49 9.2 11:00 12:00 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 144 91.3 91 18.0 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Sinker 81 90.6 90 19.1 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Changeup 162 85.3 85 14.2 10:15 9:15 60
2021 Curveball 170 82.3 18 3.7 4:45 5:30 -45
2021 Cutter 191 86.0 40 8.4 11:00 12:15 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 141 91.3 88 16.6 10:30 11:00 -30
2021 Sinker 225 89.6 81 15.1 10:30 9:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 345 1,325 -1 -12 6 6 -2
2020 204 797 0 -4 5 4 6
2021 242 912 6 3 4 6 20
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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 %
2019 1,325 43.9 68.0 83.3 32.0 52.9 41.7 60.2 47.8 27.1 5.8 68.8
2020 797 48.1 70.0 81.3 30.2 62.4 44.0 64.2 49.3 24.4 5.9 80.9
2021 912 48.4 69.8 82.1 29.5 50.4 43.0 56.4 49.0 26.8 7.3 82.1
Player 3,034 46.3 69.1 82.4 30.8 54.6 42.7 60.1 48.6 26.3 6.3 76.4
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 44 43 36 35 49 45 43 73 58 27 57 63 44 3 52 30
2020 8 9 4 4 29 1 6 20 27 22 72 33 8 10 71 33
2021 5 8 9 17 3 54 25 18 38 12 18 55 5 7 63 31
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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 22.9 14 15.2 -1.0 1 13 5 35.7
2020 23.3 11 11.8 -1.0 5 8 6 54.5
2021 22.7 12 11.6 0.0 4 6 7 58.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 14 15 15 16 17 14 15 17 14 17 16 18 12 12 15 16 12 18 14 17 9 13 13 17 18 17 17 14 16 14 18
2020 11 14 14 11 12 11 0 13 11 13 13 14 7 10 11 12 10 14 11 12 8 11 10 12 13 12 12 11 11 11 15
2021 12 11 11 13 13 13 12 13 11 12 12 12 8 10 9 13 10 14 12 13 7 11 10 12 12 13 13 10 15 10 13
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.6 89.2 1.6 88.8 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 85.2 0.7 85.3 0.1
Breaking Velocity 81.5 81.6 0.1 82.3 0.7
Exit Velocity 87.8 90 2.2 90.2 0.2
Launch Angle 10.2 15.3 5.1 9.9 -5.4
Barrel % 7.3 12.7 5.4 9.2 -3.5
Hard Hit % 35.6 40.7 5.1 39.9 -0.8
Sweet Spot % 27.9 41.3 13.4 38.2 -3.1
xBA 0.249 0.29 0.041 0.284 -0.006
BA 0.229 0.277 0.048 0.307 0.03
xwOBA 0.319 0.379 0.06 0.365 -0.014
wOBA 0.298 0.361 0.063 0.389 0.028
xSLG 0.433 0.551 0.118 0.483 -0.068
SLG 0.413 0.549 0.136 0.538 -0.011
K% 20.3 19.1 -1.2 17.5 -1.6
BB% 7.7 6.9 -0.8 11 4.1
Swing % 47.8 49.3 1.5 49 -0.3
Whiff% 27.1 24.4 -2.7 26.8 2.4
In Zone % 43.9 48.1 4.2 48.4 0.3
Out of Zone % 56.1 51.9 -4.2 51.6 -0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 32 30.2 -1.8 29.5 -0.7
First Pitch Swing % 26.9 36.8 9.9 30.9 -5.9
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 64.2 4 56.4 -7.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 345 .298 245 50 20.4 100 44 44.0
2020 204 .361 141 45 31.9 63 32 50.8
2021 242 .389 149 33 22.1 93 33 35.5

Pitch Distribution