Alex Young
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 2, #43, Arizona Diamondbacks | TCU
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 6 6.58 40 2 0 52 43 1.77
2022 1 1 2.36 25 1 0 26.2 21 1.50
2023 4 2 3.86 63 0 1 53.2 50 1.36
5 Seasons 16 18 4.43 160 25 1 262 224 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 40 2-6 6.58 52 43 1.77
2022 25 1-1 2.36 26.2 21 1.50
2023 63 4-2 3.86 53.2 50 1.36
5 Seasons 160 16-18 4.43 262 224 1.41
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2019 25 1325 247 18 7.3 5.2 87.8 109.1 10.2 27.9 .248 .433 .298 .318 .369 35.6 20.3 7.7 3.56 4.47
2020 26 797 150 19 12.7 9.3 90.0 111.8 15.3 41.3 .290 .551 .361 .378 .444 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
2022 28 445 83 2 2.4 1.7 88.9 109.8 7.3 30.1 .249 .335 .325 .297 .315 38.6 18.1 9.5 2.36 3.64
2023 29 877 165 10 6.1 4.2 90.2 112.4 12.4 28.5 .248 .393 .324 .311 .357 44.2 21.2 8.5 3.86 4.07
Player 4356 818 65 7.9 5.6 89.3 112.4 11.2 32.9 .263 .446 .337 .335 .383 39.5 19.5 8.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Young relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(36.6%) ,
Changeup
(35.8%) ,
Curveball
(24.4%) ,
Four Seamer
(3.2%) ,


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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
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
2022 54.2 18.1 24.1 3.6 49.4 33.7 16.9 2.4 42.2 19.3 24.1 9.6 2.4 1.7
2023 49.7 19.4 22.4 8.5 46.1 31.5 22.4 5.5 32.7 23.6 24.8 6.1 6.1 4.2
Player 47.2 24.3 22.7 5.7 45.0 35.3 19.7 3.8 34.0 23.5 24.9 5.4 7.9 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.1 37.1 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.

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
2023 Curveball CIN L 214 81.5 40.5 -10.0 -20 8.7 0.4 5
2023 4-Seam Fastball CIN L 28 91.4 18.1 -1.6 -10 9.6 2.9 43
2023 Sinker CIN L 321 90.5 26.2 1.7 7 16.8 2.0 13
2023 Changeup CIN L 314 85.7 35.6 4.9 16 12.0 -2.2 -15
2022 Sinker SF L 99 90.8 26.5 2.3 10 15.4 0.7 5
2022 Changeup SF L 148 86.2 34.9 4.8 16 11.6 -2.3 -17
2022 Curveball SF L 179 82.7 38.8 -10.2 -21 4.1 -3.5 -46
2022 4-Seam Fastball SF L 18 91.6 18.8 -2.8 -17 10.5 3.5 51
2022 Cutter SF L 1 89.3 23.7 2.2 9 6.1 -8.0 -423
2021 Changeup CLE L 174 85.3 34.5 4.4 15 13.3 -0.5 -3
2021 Sinker CLE L 232 89.6 27.7 2.5 10 13.5 -1.2 -8
2021 Cutter CLE L 206 86.3 27.0 2.1 7 0.4 -2.3 -85
2021 4-Seam Fastball CLE L 127 91.5 17.8 -1.7 -11 8.9 1.8 24
2021 Curveball CLE L 173 82.3 41.6 -8.1 -16 0.8 -6.7 -89
2020 Changeup AZ L 168 85.2 33.3 3.3 11 14.3 0.9 6
2020 Cutter AZ L 172 86.6 26.3 1.7 6 0.1 -2.4 -96
2020 Curveball AZ L 196 81.6 43.1 -6.2 -13 2.7 -3.9 -59
2020 Sinker AZ L 103 90.4 24.7 0.7 3 16.6 1.8 12
2020 4-Seam Fastball AZ L 158 91.2 17.4 -1.1 -7 9.6 2.7 39
2019 Changeup AZ L 266 84.5 36.0 5.0 16 14.8 1.6 12
2019 Sinker AZ L 294 89.0 26.4 1.0 4 17.4 2.8 19
2019 4-Seam Fastball AZ L 189 89.8 19.1 -1.3 -7 10.0 3.2 47
2019 Curveball AZ L 266 81.5 46.6 -5.3 -10 2.4 -5.0 -68
2019 Cutter AZ L 309 84.9 30.7 1.0 3 1.5 -1.3 -47
! 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 %
2023 Sinker -1.4 -5 321 36.6 87 .304 .506 .404 12.2 3.4 6.7 .333 .510 .392 50.0
2023 Changeup -0.3 -1 314 35.8 100 .196 .370 .288 39.9 34.0 28.6 .199 .326 .260 46.6
2023 Curveball -1.0 -2 214 24.4 42 .263 .395 .345 38.9 28.6 20.3 .179 .233 .228 23.1
2023 4-Seam Fastball -8.9 -3 28 3.2 7 .200 .800 .600 20.0 14.3 14.3 .346 1.004 .575 40.0
2022 Curveball 1.4 2 179 40.2 41 .282 .359 .301 42.4 26.8 18.6 .229 .344 .266 35.7
2022 Changeup 1.1 2 148 33.3 50 .209 .279 .285 33.3 18.0 16.7 .259 .309 .300 31.4
2022 Sinker -2.5 -2 99 22.2 21 .471 .706 .586 7.3 0.0 0.0 .277 .385 .366 52.9
2022 4-Seam Fastball -5.0 -1 18 4.0 3 .333 .333 .300 14.3 33.3 33.3 .241 .345 .253 50.0
2022 Cutter 21.8 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .190 .190 .173 100.0
2021 Sinker 0.6 1 232 25.4 53 .271 .479 .342 16.0 5.7 12.0 .299 .471 .363 50.0
2021 Cutter -4.7 -10 206 22.6 47 .390 .829 .535 29.0 14.9 16.7 .286 .631 .422 26.5
2021 Changeup -4.7 -8 174 19.1 56 .333 .529 .416 29.1 16.1 15.3 .302 .449 .355 45.2
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-Seam Fastball -4.7 -6 127 13.9 33 .375 .750 .559 18.0 9.1 11.5 .435 .886 .588 50.0
2020 Curveball 1.0 2 196 24.6 45 .167 .310 .239 36.5 37.8 20.5 .215 .347 .257 34.6
2020 Cutter -2.4 -4 172 21.6 51 .333 .667 .425 23.2 9.8 11.9 .311 .590 .394 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-Seam Fastball -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 .412 .854 .538 61.9
2019 Cutter -0.9 -3 309 23.3 82 .268 .577 .396 25.7 9.8 10.7 .308 .613 .418 32.8
2019 Sinker -0.5 -1 294 22.2 68 .270 .508 .351 18.5 10.3 15.2 .297 .519 .363 54.4
2019 Curveball 2.2 6 266 20.1 71 .103 .103 .131 42.0 46.5 26.0 .124 .151 .145 22.9
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 266 20.1 84 .228 .380 .318 32.0 22.6 17.1 .259 .426 .314 30.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -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.
! 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
2023 Changeup 282 85.7 82 12.7 10:00 9:00 60
2023 Curveball 202 81.6 23 9.6 3:00 3:00 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 28 91.4 89 17.1 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Sinker 289 90.5 84 18.6 10:30 9:45 45
2022 Changeup 130 86.2 84 12.2 10:15 9:00 75
2022 Curveball 173 82.7 18 5.8 2:30 3:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 17 91.6 87 17.1 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Sinker 92 90.7 83 17.1 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Changeup 161 85.3 86 14.2 10:15 9:15 60
2021 Curveball 170 82.3 18 3.7 4:45 5:30 -45
2021 Cutter 205 86.3 43 8.7 11:00 12:15 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 127 91.5 88 17.0 10:30 11:00 -30
2021 Sinker 226 89.6 81 15.1 10:30 9:45 45
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 345 1,325 1 13 -6 -6 1
2020 204 797 0 4 -6 -4 -6
2021 242 912 -6 -3 -4 -6 -20
2022 116 445 -1 10 -4 -4 1
2023 236 877 -7 1 -2 -2 -10
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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 41.8 60.2 47.8 27.1 5.8 68.8
2020 797 47.9 70.2 81.3 30.1 62.4 44.0 64.2 49.3 24.4 5.9 80.9
2021 912 47.9 70.3 82.1 29.5 50.7 43.1 56.4 49.0 26.8 7.3 82.1
2022 445 43.1 67.7 82.3 37.5 47.4 42.0 62.1 50.6 31.6 5.8 96.2
2023 877 47.4 67.8 81.9 35.6 45.1 39.1 61.9 50.9 30.0 8.1 77.5
Player 4,356 46.1 68.8 82.3 32.5 51.7 42.0 60.6 49.2 27.6 6.6 78.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2019 44 43 36 35 49 46 43 73 58 27 57 63 77 6 40 30 18
2020 8 8 4 4 28 1 6 20 27 22 72 33 71 18 64 33 7
2021 5 8 9 17 3 54 25 18 38 12 18 55 65 9 51 31 13
2022 11 73 26 17
2023 54 43 57 67 50 79 80 18 15 33 47 77 99 9 81 31 12
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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 13.6 0 6 7 7 50.0
2020 23.3 11 10.7 0 7 4 7 63.6
2021 22.7 12 11.3 1 3 7 6 50.0
2022 -- 0 0.2 0 4 0 0 --
2023 22.3 10 7.8 2 3 8 2 20.0
Player 22.8 47 43.6 3 23 26 22 46.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 14 16 14 12 13 12 14 14 9 12 13 14 15 14 12 13 12 12 15 14 15 16 16 15 14 12 14 14 17 13 11
2020 11 10 12 12 11 11 11 11 8 10 10 12 11 10 10 10 12 11 10 10 11 11 14 10 11 10 10 10 11 12 9
2021 12 13 11 11 13 10 13 11 9 8 9 12 11 10 11 14 10 11 13 11 13 12 13 13 10 10 14 9 13 11 11
2022 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2023 10 8 2 10 8 7 9 6 8 5 8 9 8 7 10 9 9 8 9 11 7 7 11 10 8 5 6 8 8 7 5
Player 47 47 39 48 45 40 47 42 34 35 40 48 45 41 43 46 43 42 47 46 46 46 55 48 43 37 44 43 49 43 36
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.6 89.2 1.6 88.8 -0.4 90.9 2.1 90.6 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 85.2 0.7 85.3 0.1 86.2 0.9 85.7 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 81.5 81.6 0.1 82.3 0.7 82.7 0.4 81.5 -1.2
Exit Velocity 87.8 90.0 2.2 90.2 0.2 88.9 -1.3 90.2 1.3
Launch Angle 10.2 15.3 5.1 9.9 -5.4 7.3 -2.6 12.4 5.1
Barrel % 7.3 12.7 5.4 9.2 -3.5 2.4 -6.8 6.1 3.7
Hard Hit % 35.6 40.7 5.1 39.9 -0.8 38.6 -1.3 44.2 5.6
LA Sweet-Spot % 27.9 41.3 13.4 38.2 -3.1 30.1 -8.1 28.5 -1.6
xBA .248 .290 0.042 .284 -0.006 .249 -0.035 .248 -0.001
BA .229 .277 0.048 .307 0.030 .282 -0.025 .248 -0.034
xwOBA .318 .378 0.060 .365 -0.013 .297 -0.068 .311 0.014
wOBA .298 .361 0.063 .389 0.028 .325 -0.064 .324 -0.001
xSLG .433 .551 0.118 .483 -0.068 .335 -0.148 .393 0.058
SLG .413 .549 0.136 .538 -0.011 .379 -0.159 .435 0.056
K% 20.3 19.1 -1.2 17.5 -1.6 18.1 0.6 21.2 3.1
BB% 7.7 6.9 -0.8 11.0 4.1 9.5 -1.5 8.5 -1.0
Swing % 47.8 49.3 1.5 49.0 -0.3 50.6 1.6 50.9 0.3
Whiff% 27.1 24.4 -2.7 26.8 2.4 31.6 4.8 30.0 -1.6
In Zone % 43.9 47.9 4.0 47.9 0.0 43.1 -4.8 47.4 4.3
Out of Zone % 56.1 52.1 -4.0 52.1 0.0 56.9 4.8 52.6 -4.3
Out of Zone Swing % 32.0 30.1 -1.9 29.5 -0.6 37.5 8.0 35.6 -1.9
First Pitch Swing % 26.9 36.8 9.9 30.9 -5.9 37.1 6.2 36.9 -0.2
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 64.2 4.0 56.4 -7.8 62.1 5.7 61.9 -0.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 345 .298 245 63 25.7 100 53 53.0
2020 Shifts 204 .361 141 66 46.8 63 38 60.3
2021 Shifts 242 .389 149 34 22.8 93 37 39.8
2022 Shifts 116 .325 62 12 19.4 54 26 48.1
2023 Shades 236 .324 118 8 6.8 118 60 50.8
! 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 %
2019 445 18.0 15.5% 1.1% 167 23.6 0.6% 14.4%
2020 260 14.7 54.2% 0.8% 95 21.6 0.0% 6.3%
2021 221 17.8 10.0% 1.4% 168 21.1 2.4% 7.1%
2022 71 14.3 59.2% 2.8% 101 21.8 0.0% 6.9%
2023 213 16.1 28.6% 0.5% 145 17.6 9.7% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution