Francisco Alvarez
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 233LBS | Age: 22
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 14 12 3 2 1 0 .167 .286 .500 .786
2023 423 382 51 80 25 2 .209 .284 .437 .721
2 Seasons 437 394 54 82 26 2 .208 .284 .439 .723
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .167 1 0 .786
2023 .209 25 2 .721
2 Seasons .208 26 2 .723
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Statcast Batting 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%
2022 20 59 8 3 37.5 21.4 89.1 108.9 15.3 37.5 .253 .655 .336 .421 .564 37.5 28.6 14.3
2023 21 1622 273 35 12.8 8.3 90.1 114.1 12.5 28.6 .209 .422 .310 .305 .370 45.1 26.0 8.0
Player 1681 281 38 13.5 8.7 90.1 114.1 12.6 28.8 .210 .429 .311 .309 .375 44.8 26.1 8.2
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.




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
2022 50.0 37.5 12.5 0.0 37.5 50.0 12.5 0.0 37.5 12.5 12.5 0.0 37.5 21.4
2023 44.0 31.9 15.8 8.4 38.5 40.7 20.9 3.3 36.6 24.9 14.3 8.1 12.8 8.3
Player 44.1 32.0 15.7 8.2 38.4 40.9 20.6 3.2 36.7 24.6 14.2 7.8 13.5 8.7
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.

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 4-Seam Fastball 1.8 8 422 26.0 101 .279 .663 .437 34.7 26.7 24.3 .265 .625 .417 67.8
2023 Sinker -1.3 -5 347 21.4 95 .186 .419 .304 16.2 15.8 20.8 .199 .408 .296 38.0
2023 Slider 0.2 0 302 18.6 82 .240 .453 .329 41.5 32.9 29.7 .180 .343 .261 47.9
2023 Changeup -1.9 -3 169 10.4 48 .133 .267 .188 46.2 41.7 33.3 .148 .254 .193 26.9
2023 Curveball 0.0 0 142 8.8 36 .152 .273 .224 20.8 27.8 19.2 .137 .261 .211 26.1
2023 Cutter -3.4 -5 140 8.6 32 .100 .133 .139 29.9 15.6 16.7 .206 .299 .246 48.0
2023 Sweeper 2.1 1 55 3.4 19 .176 .529 .332 42.9 21.1 30.8 .261 .530 .371 30.8
2023 Split-Finger 9.2 3 33 2.0 7 .571 .714 .564 26.7 28.6 15.4 .512 .747 .539 40.0
2023 Slurve -9.1 -1 7 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .138 .138 .126 100.0
2022 Slider -5.8 -1 15 25.4 3 .000 .000 .000 55.6 66.7 22.2 .003 .005 .003 0.0
2022 Sinker -2.4 0 14 23.7 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .265 .639 .386 33.3
2022 Cutter 2.4 0 11 18.6 4 .500 1.000 .663 50.0 25.0 50.0 .335 .659 .559 100.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.8 0 10 16.9 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .159 .177 .148 0.0
2022 Curveball 5.6 0 7 11.9 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .702 2.217 1.181 50.0
2022 Changeup -4.1 0 2 3.4 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 423 1,622 3 -21 10 7 -1
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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 %
2022 59 42.4 76.0 68.4 32.4 45.5 50.8 71.4 50.8 40.0 5.1 100.0
2023 1,622 47.3 65.9 76.9 26.1 48.4 42.7 40.0 44.9 31.8 7.2 75.9
Player 1,681 47.2 66.2 76.6 26.4 48.3 43.0 41.0 45.2 32.1 7.1 76.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2022 47 11
2023 22 2 47 80 6 66 84 65 91 72 25 42 15 68 26
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 27.1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2023 24.6 25 20.6 4 4 12 13 52.0
Player 24.7 26 21.6 4 4 12 14 53.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 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 1
2023 25 17 19 18 22 22 24 16 20 17 22 22 18 19 22 21 23 17 22 23 20 24 26 24 18 17 20 24 21 21 20
Player 26 18 20 19 23 23 25 17 21 18 23 23 19 20 23 22 24 18 23 24 21 25 27 25 19 18 21 25 22 22 21
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.1 90.1 1.0
Launch Angle 15.3 12.5 -2.8
Barrel % 37.5 12.8 -24.7
Hard Hit % 37.5 45.1 7.6
Sweet Spot % 37.5 28.6 -8.9
xBA .253 .209 -0.044
BA .167 .209 0.042
xwOBA .421 .305 -0.116
wOBA .336 .310 -0.026
xSLG .655 .422 -0.233
SLG .500 .437 -0.063
K% 28.6 26.0 -2.6
BB% 14.3 8.0 -6.3
Swing % 50.8 44.9 -5.9
Whiff% 40.0 31.8 -8.2
In Zone % 42.4 47.3 4.9
Out of Zone % 57.6 52.7 -4.9
Out of Zone Swing % 32.4 26.1 -6.3
First Pitch Swing % 71.4 40.0 -31.4
First Pitch Strike % 71.4 64.3 -7.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts R 14 2 14.3 .393 .000
2023 Shades R 423 26 6.1 .309 .319
! 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 %
2022 20 19.4 0.0% 5.0% 6 22.2 0.0% 16.7%
2023 458 15.2 46.1% 0.7% 266 18.9 9.4% 0.4%
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