Jorge Alcala
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 26

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.1 2 1.71
4 Seasons 5 7 3.39 79 0 1 87.2 91 1.06
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 2 0-0 0.00 2.1 2 1.71
4 Seasons 79 5-7 3.39 87.2 91 1.06

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 23 29 5 0 0 0 87.2 96.3 37.7 40.0 .258 .314 .223 .307 .291 20.0 14.3 14.3 0.00 4.14
2020 24 403 59 3 5.1 3.2 86.7 106.2 17.5 37.3 .224 .361 .299 .288 .364 32.2 28.7 8.5 2.63 3.48
2021 25 869 153 14 9.2 6.1 86.9 113.3 11.7 30.7 .226 .404 .275 .293 .374 37.3 26.6 5.7 3.92 3.60
2022 26 40 6 0 0 0 80.0 96.0 15.0 16.7 .260 .289 .315 .329 .319 16.7 20.0 20.0 0.00 4.01
Player 1341 223 17 7.6 5 86.7 113.3 13.9 32.3 .227 .387 .282 .293 .368 35.0 26.8 7.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alcala relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(55%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(20%) ,
Changeup
(12.5%) ,
Sinker
(12.5%) ,


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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 0.0 60.0 40.0 0.0 60.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 60.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2020 40.7 25.4 23.7 10.2 32.2 37.3 30.5 3.4 28.8 28.8 28.8 5.1 5.1 3.2
2021 43.1 29.4 20.3 7.2 38.6 40.5 20.9 5.2 32.7 28.1 20.3 3.9 9.2 6.1
2022 50.0 33.3 16.7 0.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 0.0 50.0 33.3 16.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 41.7 29.1 21.5 7.6 37.2 39.9 22.9 4.5 31.4 29.1 22.9 4.0 7.6 5.0
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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
2022 Changeup MIN R 5 89.4 23.3 -4.8 -17 18.2 3.8 26
2022 4-Seamer MIN R 8 94.1 15.0 -1.6 -12 12.1 5.6 85
2022 Slider MIN R 22 86.1 34.2 -0.3 -1 1.5 -2.9 -66
2022 Sinker MIN R 5 95.0 18.1 -2.8 -14 17.4 3.0 21
2021 Changeup MIN R 139 90.1 24.9 -2.7 -10 17.8 3.3 23
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 324 97.4 12.9 -0.3 -3 10.8 3.8 54
2021 Slider MIN R 354 89.7 29.2 -1.1 -3 3.0 0.4 17
2021 Sinker MIN R 52 97.2 18.7 -1.2 -6 16.5 1.5 10
2020 4-Seamer MIN R 187 96.9 12.1 0.8 6 7.5 0.6 9
2020 Slider MIN R 179 88.6 30.8 -0.5 -2 3.7 0.4 11
2020 Changeup MIN R 36 89.2 25.0 -2.5 -9 17.1 3.4 25
2019 4-Seamer MIN R 19 94.0 17.0 -1.8 -12 6.9 0.0 0
2019 Slider MIN R 10 85.9 35.8 0.5 1 4.5 0.4 11
! 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 %
2022 Slider 0.8 0 22 55.0 7 .400 .400 .457 36.4 28.6 22.2 .337 .375 .422 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -2.0 0 8 20.0 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .212 .247 .198 0.0
2022 Changeup -8.5 0 5 12.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .168 .182 .151 100.0
2022 Sinker -4.8 0 5 12.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .009 .010 .008 0.0
2021 Slider -2.5 -9 354 40.7 100 .181 .277 .223 31.9 31.0 25.8 .198 .310 .245 32.8
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 2 324 37.3 80 .239 .507 .344 25.8 21.3 18.3 .254 .550 .365 44.6
2021 Changeup -0.7 -1 139 16.0 32 .226 .452 .277 33.3 34.4 22.4 .214 .367 .242 28.6
2021 Sinker 4.0 2 52 6.0 16 .286 .286 .313 23.3 12.5 13.3 .302 .374 .345 41.7
2020 4-Seamer 0.5 1 187 46.4 39 .333 .455 .399 22.8 23.1 22.0 .290 .497 .390 37.5
2020 Slider -3.0 -5 180 44.7 46 .205 .341 .254 38.9 30.4 24.6 .191 .293 .230 26.7
2020 Changeup -4.6 -2 36 8.9 9 .111 .222 .139 40.0 44.4 25.0 .144 .190 .146 40.0
2019 4-Seamer 4.5 1 19 65.5 4 .333 .333 .400 40.0 0.0 0.0 .260 .305 .353 33.3
2019 Slider -4.5 0 10 34.5 3 .000 .000 .000 25.0 33.3 20.0 .256 .323 .248 0.0
! 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 28 89.0 94 20.3 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 179 96.9 94 18.3 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 159 88.6 34 5.2 11:30 10:00 90
2021 Changeup 139 90.1 97 20.2 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 324 97.4 96 19.2 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 52 97.2 93 19.7 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 353 89.7 30 5.4 11:45 10:30 75
2022 Slider 22 86.1 21 3.6 11:15 10:15 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 94 403 -6 -4 2 2 -6
2021 228 869 -6 -9 5 4 -6
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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 29 41.4 66.7 75.0 35.3 50.0 31.0 71.4 48.3 35.7 6.9 100.0
2020 403 45.9 69.7 72.9 25.2 54.5 42.2 53.2 45.7 32.1 6.5 92.3
2021 869 52.6 72.6 77.7 34.2 54.6 43.4 64.9 54.4 29.2 7.8 85.3
2022 40 52.5 71.4 73.3 10.5 0.0 40.0 60.0 42.5 35.3 5.0 100.0
Player 1,341 50.3 71.7 76.2 30.6 53.9 42.7 61.7 51.3 30.2 7.3 87.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 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
2020 72 65 67 68 74 74 75 79 80 75 51 80 72 95 79
2021 72 68 46 33 87 61 25 84 61 70 86 72 72 96 69
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 25.0 3 2.8 0 1 2 1 33.3
2021 23.9 10 9.4 1 4 4 6 60.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 3 2 4 2 3 2 0 3 3 4 3 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3
2021 10 10 10 9 10 11 10 11 9 7 9 10 8 6 9 10 9 9 10 9 9 10 9 10 9 10 11 8 10 9 11
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94 96.9 2.9 97.4 0.5 94.5 -2.9
Offspeed Velocity 0 89.2 0 90.1 0.9 89.4 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 85.9 88.6 2.7 89.7 1.1 86.1 -3.6
Exit Velocity 87.2 86.7 -0.5 86.9 0.2 80 -6.9
Launch Angle 37.7 17.5 -20.2 11.7 -5.8 15 3.3
Barrel % 0 5.1 5.1 9.2 4.1 0 -9.2
Hard Hit % 20 32.2 12.2 37.3 5.1 16.7 -20.6
Sweet Spot % 40 37.3 -2.7 30.7 -6.6 16.7 -14
xBA .258 .224 -0.034 .226 0.002 .26 0.034
BA .167 .244 0.077 .214 -0.03 .25 0.036
xwOBA .307 .288 -0.019 .293 0.005 .329 0.036
wOBA .223 .299 0.076 .275 -0.024 .315 0.04
xSLG .314 .361 0.047 .404 0.043 .289 -0.115
SLG .167 .372 0.205 .381 0.009 .25 -0.131
K% 14.3 28.7 14.4 26.6 -2.1 20 -6.6
BB% 14.3 8.5 -5.8 5.7 -2.8 20 14.3
Swing % 48.3 45.7 -2.6 54.4 8.7 42.5 -11.9
Whiff% 35.7 32.1 -3.6 29.2 -2.9 35.3 6.1
In Zone % 41.4 45.9 4.5 52.6 6.7 52.5 -0.1
Out of Zone % 58.6 54.1 -4.5 47.4 -6.7 47.5 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 35.3 25.2 -10.1 34.2 9 10.5 -23.7
First Pitch Swing % 57.1 26.6 -30.5 38.2 11.6 40 1.8
First Pitch Strike % 71.4 53.2 -18.2 64.9 11.7 60 -4.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 7 .223 6 0 0.0 1 0 0.0
2020 94 .299 55 10 18.2 39 16 41.0
2021 228 .275 134 14 10.4 94 63 67.0
2022 10 .315 7 2 28.6 3 3 100.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 1 15.0 100.0% 0.0% 11 23.8 0.0% 9.1%
2020 112 16.8 26.8% 1.8% 84 23.7 0.0% 13.1%
2021 241 20.0 11.6% 6.6% 117 25.9 0.0% 23.1%
2022 12 21.2 0.0% 0.0% 8 24.6 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution