Jorge Alcala
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 27

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 0 1 6.46 10 0 0 15.1 12 1.37
5 Seasons 5 8 3.84 89 0 1 103.0 103 1.11
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 10 0-1 6.46 15.1 12 1.37
5 Seasons 89 5-8 3.84 103.0 103 1.11

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 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 .360 .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 0.0 80.0 96.0 15.0 16.7 .250 .286 .315 .331 .323 16.7 20.0 20.0 0.00 4.62
2023 27 280 45 7 15.6 10.6 87.0 111.5 14.0 31.1 .241 .500 .356 .387 .429 33.3 18.2 12.1 6.46 6.50
Player 1621 268 24 9.0 5.9 86.8 113.3 13.9 32.1 .229 .404 .294 .308 .378 34.7 25.4 7.9
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alcala relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(43.6%) ,
Changeup
(23.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(19.3%) ,
Sinker
(13.2%) ,


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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 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
2023 37.8 37.8 22.2 2.2 33.3 42.2 24.4 8.9 26.7 31.1 11.1 4.4 15.6 10.6
Player 41.0 30.6 21.6 6.7 36.6 40.3 23.1 5.2 30.6 29.5 20.9 4.1 9.0 5.9
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 Sinker MIN R 37 94.6 17.4 -3.0 -15 15.1 0.5 4
2023 Slider MIN R 122 87.9 30.6 -2.5 -7 3.1 -1.6 -34
2023 Changeup MIN R 67 88.8 24.1 -3.9 -14 16.0 1.4 10
2023 4-Seamer MIN R 54 95.3 12.7 0.4 3 10.3 3.5 52
2022 4-Seamer MIN R 5 94.1 13.4 0.1 1 10.7 4.3 66
2022 Slider MIN R 22 86.1 34.2 -0.5 -1 1.5 -2.7 -64
2022 Sinker MIN R 10 94.4 17.8 -2.6 -13 16.4 2.5 18
2022 Changeup MIN R 3 86.8 27.4 -1.4 -5 18.9 5.5 41
2021 Slider MIN R 354 89.7 29.2 -1.1 -4 3.0 0.5 18
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 327 97.4 12.9 -0.4 -3 10.8 3.8 54
2021 Changeup MIN R 137 90.0 24.9 -2.7 -10 17.8 3.3 23
2021 Sinker MIN R 51 97.1 19.0 -0.9 -5 16.6 1.6 11
2020 Slider MIN R 179 88.6 30.8 -0.5 -2 3.7 0.4 12
2020 Sinker MIN R 5 95.7 18.1 -1.1 -6 13.9 -0.2 -1
2020 Changeup MIN R 36 89.2 25.0 -2.5 -9 17.1 3.4 25
2020 4-Seamer MIN R 182 96.9 11.9 0.9 7 7.3 0.5 7
2019 Slider MIN R 10 85.9 35.8 0.5 1 4.5 0.4 11
2019 4-Seamer MIN R 19 94.0 17.0 -1.8 -12 6.9 0.0 0
! 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 Slider 3.8 5 122 43.6 33 .276 .655 .438 29.6 21.2 15.6 .257 .591 .397 27.3
2023 Changeup -2.2 -1 67 23.9 17 .143 .143 .188 30.8 17.6 15.0 .201 .297 .358 41.7
2023 4-Seamer 3.4 2 54 19.3 8 .286 .857 .606 16.7 12.5 7.7 .280 .755 .466 66.7
2023 Sinker -0.6 0 37 13.2 8 .167 .167 .288 0.0 12.5 16.7 .215 .250 .328 0.0
2022 Slider 0.6 0 22 55.0 7 .400 .400 .457 36.4 28.6 22.2 .333 .387 .432 0.0
2022 Sinker -7.5 -1 10 25.0 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .111 .117 .104 33.3
2022 4-Seamer -0.6 0 5 12.5 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Changeup 0.5 0 3 7.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 0.7 2 327 37.6 80 .239 .507 .344 25.8 21.3 18.1 .262 .559 .371 46.4
2021 Changeup -0.5 -1 137 15.8 31 .233 .467 .285 34.4 35.5 22.4 .212 .367 .241 30.0
2021 Sinker 2.0 1 51 5.9 17 .267 .267 .294 21.9 11.8 14.3 .266 .329 .312 30.8
2020 4-Seamer 0.8 1 182 45.2 37 .355 .484 .420 22.1 21.6 21.1 .300 .519 .404 39.1
2020 Slider -3.0 -5 180 44.7 46 .205 .341 .254 38.9 30.4 24.6 .191 .292 .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
2020 Sinker -9.9 0 5 1.2 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 33.3 .140 .157 .130 0.0
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 174 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 137 90.0 97 20.2 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 327 97.4 96 19.2 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 51 97.1 93 19.6 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 353 89.7 30 5.4 11:45 10:30 75
2022 Sinker 10 94.4 94 21.0 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Slider 22 86.1 21 3.6 11:15 10:15 60
2023 Changeup 62 88.9 91 19.5 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 54 95.3 96 20.1 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Sinker 34 94.6 96 20.1 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Slider 118 87.9 28 5.5 11:45 10:30 75
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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
2023 66 280 2 -3 3 3 5
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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 52.5 72.8 77.7 34.1 54.6 43.5 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
2023 280 48.9 62.0 80.0 21.0 66.7 37.5 50.0 41.1 23.5 8.2 65.2
Player 1,621 50.0 70.2 76.8 28.9 55.6 41.8 59.8 49.5 29.3 7.5 83.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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
2020 72 65 67 68 74 74 75 79 80 75 51 80 25 95 79 9
2021 72 68 46 33 87 61 25 84 61 70 86 72 96 96 69 6
2023 75 70 6
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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 2.9 0 2 2 1 33.3
2021 23.9 10 9.4 1 4 5 5 50.0
2023 23.2 4 5.5 -2 0 3 3 75.0
Player 23.9 17 17.8 -1 6 10 9 52.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 2 2 2 3 4 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 3
2021 10 10 7 9 9 10 10 10 7 8 10 11 10 9 10 11 10 9 10 10 9 9 11 10 9 8 9 9 9 9 9
2023 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 6 5
Player 17 18 15 17 18 20 20 17 14 16 19 21 17 16 19 18 17 17 19 19 17 18 21 18 15 17 18 19 18 18 17
! 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 94.0 96.9 2.9 97.3 0.4 94.3 -3.0 95.0 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 89.2 0.0 90.0 0.8 86.8 -3.2 88.8 2.0
Breaking Velocity 85.9 88.6 2.7 89.7 1.1 86.1 -3.6 87.9 1.8
Exit Velocity 87.2 86.7 -0.5 86.9 0.2 80.0 -6.9 87.0 7.0
Launch Angle 37.7 17.5 -20.2 11.7 -5.8 15.0 3.3 14.0 -1.0
Barrel % 0.0 5.1 5.1 9.2 4.1 0.0 -9.2 15.6 15.6
Hard Hit % 20.0 32.2 12.2 37.3 5.1 16.7 -20.6 33.3 16.6
Sweet Spot % 40.0 37.3 -2.7 30.7 -6.6 16.7 -14.0 31.1 14.4
xBA .258 .224 -0.034 .226 0.002 .250 0.024 .241 -0.009
BA .167 .244 0.077 .214 -0.030 .250 0.036 .232 -0.018
xwOBA .307 .288 -0.019 .293 0.005 .331 0.038 .387 0.056
wOBA .223 .299 0.076 .275 -0.024 .315 0.040 .356 0.041
xSLG .314 .360 0.046 .404 0.044 .286 -0.118 .500 0.214
SLG .167 .372 0.205 .381 0.009 .250 -0.131 .500 0.250
K% 14.3 28.7 14.4 26.6 -2.1 20.0 -6.6 18.2 -1.8
BB% 14.3 8.5 -5.8 5.7 -2.8 20.0 14.3 12.1 -7.9
Swing % 48.3 45.7 -2.6 54.4 8.7 42.5 -11.9 41.1 -1.4
Whiff% 35.7 32.1 -3.6 29.2 -2.9 35.3 6.1 23.5 -11.8
In Zone % 41.4 45.9 4.5 52.5 6.6 52.5 0.0 48.9 -3.6
Out of Zone % 58.6 54.1 -4.5 47.5 -6.6 47.5 0.0 51.1 3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 35.3 25.2 -10.1 34.1 8.9 10.5 -23.6 21.0 10.5
First Pitch Swing % 57.1 26.6 -30.5 38.2 11.6 40.0 1.8 22.7 -17.3
First Pitch Strike % 71.4 53.2 -18.2 64.9 11.7 60.0 -4.9 50.0 -10.0
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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 219 .277 129 13 10.1 90 60 66.7
2022 10 .315 7 2 28.6 3 3 100.0
2023 66 .356 40 0 0.0 26 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 1 15.0 100.0% 0.0% 10 23.6 0.0% 0.0%
2020 112 16.8 26.8% 1.8% 81 23.6 0.0% 9.9%
2021 241 20.0 11.6% 6.6% 111 25.7 0.0% 18.9%
2022 12 21.2 0.0% 0.0% 8 24.6 0.0% 0.0%
2023 50 16.9 16.0% 0.0% 38 18.9 2.6% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution