Henderson Alvarez III
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 34
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2014 12 7 2.65 30 30 0 187 111 1.24
2015 0 4 6.45 4 4 0 22.1 9 1.57
2017 0 1 4.30 3 3 0 14.2 6 1.70
6 Seasons 27 35 3.82 95 95 0 577.2 302 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2014 30 12-7 2.65 187 111 1.24
2015 4 0-4 6.45 22.1 9 1.57
2017 3 0-1 4.30 14.2 6 1.70
6 Seasons 95 27-35 3.82 577.2 302 1.30
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
2015 25 334 86 3 3.5 2.9 88.8 109.5 3.1 27.9 .304 .417 .332 .337 .348 31.4 8.8 6.9 6.45 4.77
2017 27 261 50 5 10.0 7.5 87.5 111.0 7.1 34.0 .320 .626 .351 .440 .443 32.0 9.0 16.4 4.29 9.53
Player 595 136 8 5.9 4.7 88.3 111.0 4.6 30.1 .310 .497 .340 .379 .384 31.6 8.9 10.7
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.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alvarez relies on 6 pitches.
Four Seamer
(40.8%) ,
Changeup
(25.4%) ,
Sinker
(21.2%) ,
Slider
(6.2%) ,
Curveball
(4.2%) ,
Eephus
(2.3%) ,


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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
2015 60.5 12.8 24.4 2.3 34.9 37.2 23.3 2.3 45.3 16.3 27.9 1.2 3.5 2.9
2017 46.0 28.0 22.0 4.0 38.0 40.0 22.0 6.0 36.0 18.0 26.0 4.0 10.0 7.5
Player 55.1 18.4 23.5 2.9 36.0 38.2 22.8 3.7 41.9 16.9 27.2 2.2 5.9 4.7
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.

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
2017 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 106 91.5 18.3 -3.4 -22 6.0 -1.1 -16
2017 Slider PHI R 16 85.5 28.7 -5.1 -15 7.2 3.5 94
2017 Sinker PHI R 55 91.5 23.3 2.3 11 14.3 -0.5 -3
2017 Curveball PHI R 11 79.5 42.9 -9.9 -19 10.5 3.2 45
2017 Changeup PHI R 66 87.0 27.8 0.5 2 6.0 -7.4 -55
2015 Curveball MIA R 5 75.2 54.4 -4.6 -8 8.6 -0.9 -9
2015 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 73 91.8 18.5 -2.4 -15 6.0 -1.2 -17
2015 Changeup MIA R 86 87.6 29.9 1.2 4 8.6 -3.7 -30
2015 Sinker MIA R 75 91.8 23.3 1.3 6 12.8 -1.0 -7
2015 Slider MIA R 53 83.4 40.7 2.3 6 8.1 2.5 44
! 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 %
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 1 106 40.6 24 .227 .500 .335 12.8 12.5 17.6 .278 .591 .389 26.3
2017 Changeup -3.0 -2 66 25.3 16 .250 .333 .366 8.3 12.5 7.1 .302 .553 .446 30.0
2017 Sinker 5.5 3 55 21.1 19 .188 .250 .271 11.1 0.0 0.0 .354 .637 .462 43.8
2017 Slider 1.1 0 16 6.1 2 .000 .000 .350 60.0 0.0 0.0 .067 .095 .386 0.0
2017 Curveball -7.8 -1 11 4.2 4 .500 1.250 .725 0.0 25.0 25.0 .478 1.123 .660 33.3
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 259 975 1 7 -2 -4 2
2012 805 2,855 -4 9 -13 -10 -18
2013 416 1,444 4 11 -7 -6 2
2014 768 2,600 4 27 -8 -8 15
2015 93 300 -1 1 -3 -1 -5
2017 66 260 2 1 -2 -1 1
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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 %
2015 334 47.4 67.4 90.7 25.6 78.0 43.4 58.8 45.8 12.4 6.6 65.0
2017 261 52.3 64.7 92.0 17.7 63.6 40.4 53.7 42.1 12.7 9.2 79.2
Player 595 49.6 66.1 91.4 22.2 73.0 42.0 56.8 44.2 12.5 7.8 72.7
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
2015 35 4 13
2017 28 2 41
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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 23.1 2 3.1 -1 2 1 2 100.0
Player 23.1 2 3.1 -1 2 1 2 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3
Player 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3
! 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 66 .351 30 0 0.0 36 2 5.6
! 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 %
2011 345 14.3 60.0% 0.6% 133 22.6 0.8% 6.8%
2012 876 14.8 50.9% 0.8% 484 23.2 0.4% 11.8%
2013 446 14.8 53.8% 0.4% 230 22.8 0.0% 15.7%
2014 771 15.4 46.4% 0.6% 416 23.8 0.2% 14.7%
2015 92 14.3 59.8% 3.3% 53 22.0 0.0% 18.9%
2017 91 14.6 57.1% 1.1% 44 24.4 0.0% 22.7%
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Pitch Distribution