Jorge Alcala
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 28
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.1 2 1.71
2023 0 1 6.23 11 0 0 17.1 16 1.38
2024 1 2 1.75 21 0 0 25.2 24 1.01
6 Seasons 6 10 3.44 111 0 1 130.2 131 1.09
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 2 0-0 0.00 2.1 2 1.71
2023 11 0-1 6.23 17.1 16 1.38
2024 21 1-2 1.75 25.2 24 1.01
6 Seasons 111 6-10 3.44 130.2 131 1.09
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 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 .223 .360 .299 .287 .363 32.2 28.7 8.5 2.63 3.45
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 .248 .284 .315 .330 .321 16.7 20.0 20.0 0.00 4.59
2023 27 319 48 8 16.7 10.7 86.4 111.5 14.5 31.3 .221 .456 .356 .362 .407 33.3 21.3 13.3 6.23 5.74
2024 28 421 64 4 6.3 3.9 86.1 106.8 21.3 29.7 .193 .299 .227 .274 .290 26.6 23.3 11.7 1.75 2.94
Player 2081 335 29 8.7 5.6 86.5 113.3 15.4 31.6 .219 .379 .282 .299 .358 33.1 25.3 8.9
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 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

Alcala relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(44.7%) ,
Four Seamer
(40.1%) ,
Changeup
(8.1%) ,
Sinker
(7.1%) ,


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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 37.5 39.6 20.8 2.1 33.3 39.6 27.1 10.4 25.0 31.3 10.4 4.2 16.7 10.7
2024 35.9 28.1 18.8 17.2 43.8 28.1 28.1 6.3 26.6 35.9 18.8 6.3 6.3 3.9
Player 40.0 30.4 20.9 8.7 37.9 37.6 24.5 5.7 29.6 30.7 20.3 4.5 8.7 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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
2024 Changeup MIN R 34 89.9 22.3 -5.9 -21 16.1 1.6 11
2024 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 169 97.6 11.4 0.8 6 9.9 2.2 29
2024 Slider MIN R 188 89.6 29.3 -1.7 -5 3.4 -0.1 -1
2024 Sinker MIN R 30 96.6 18.1 -2.5 -12 15.6 1.4 10
2023 Slider MIN R 133 88.0 30.7 -2.3 -7 3.0 -1.3 -30
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 70 96.0 13.1 0.1 1 9.7 2.5 35
2023 Sinker MIN R 48 94.7 17.8 -3.1 -15 14.6 0.3 2
2023 Changeup MIN R 68 88.8 24.2 -4.2 -15 15.9 1.6 12
2022 Sinker MIN R 10 94.4 17.8 -2.6 -13 16.4 2.5 18
2022 4-Seam Fastball 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 Changeup MIN R 3 86.8 27.4 -1.4 -5 18.9 5.5 41
2021 Changeup MIN R 137 90.0 24.9 -2.7 -10 17.8 3.3 23
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 327 97.4 12.9 -0.4 -3 10.8 3.8 54
2021 Slider MIN R 354 89.7 29.2 -1.1 -4 3.0 0.5 18
2021 Sinker MIN R 51 97.1 19.0 -0.9 -5 16.6 1.6 11
2020 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 182 96.9 11.9 0.9 7 7.3 0.5 7
2020 Sinker MIN R 5 95.7 18.1 -1.1 -6 13.9 -0.2 -1
2020 Slider MIN R 179 88.6 30.8 -0.5 -2 3.7 0.4 12
2020 Changeup MIN R 36 89.2 25.0 -2.5 -9 17.1 3.4 25
2019 4-Seam Fastball 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 %
2024 Slider -0.7 -1 188 44.7 48 .262 .333 .334 32.1 20.8 14.5 .253 .355 .315 15.6
2024 4-Seam Fastball 3.1 5 169 40.1 35 .036 .071 .176 35.4 25.7 18.4 .127 .243 .266 47.4
2024 Changeup 4.6 2 34 8.1 12 .083 .083 .150 14.3 25.0 33.3 .163 .301 .195 11.1
2024 Sinker 3.9 1 30 7.1 7 .200 .200 .229 25.0 28.6 50.0 .124 .127 .228 50.0
2023 Slider -3.4 -5 133 41.7 36 .250 .594 .400 32.8 27.8 20.8 .228 .517 .354 27.3
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 0 70 21.9 11 .222 .667 .505 24.0 18.2 13.3 .171 .389 .316 57.1
2023 Changeup 2.3 2 68 21.3 18 .133 .133 .178 29.6 16.7 15.0 .186 .275 .332 38.5
2023 Sinker -4.0 -2 48 15.0 10 .286 .714 .500 0.0 10.0 14.3 .323 .662 .498 16.7
2022 Slider -0.6 0 22 55.0 7 .400 .400 .457 36.4 28.6 22.2 .331 .385 .431 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-Seam Fastball 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 .197 .309 .245 32.8
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -2 327 37.6 80 .239 .507 .344 25.8 21.3 18.1 .261 .558 .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 .265 .327 .311 30.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball -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 .189 .291 .228 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-Seam Fastball -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.
! 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
2024 Changeup 34 89.9 95 19.9 1:30 2:00 -30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 168 97.6 96 19.9 1:00 1:00 0
2024 Sinker 30 96.6 95 19.4 1:15 2:00 -45
2024 Slider 187 89.6 27 5.5 11:45 10:30 75
2023 Changeup 63 88.9 91 19.4 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 70 96.0 96 19.0 1:15 1:00 15
2023 Sinker 45 94.8 96 19.4 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Slider 129 88.0 28 5.3 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
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
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
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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 75 319 -3 4 -3 -3 -5
2024 102 421 6 5 -3 -1 7
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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 319 46.7 59.7 80.9 24.1 61.0 38.2 49.3 40.8 25.4 8.5 63.0
2024 421 50.6 67.6 74.3 23.6 49.0 44.4 63.1 45.8 31.6 6.9 82.8
Player 2,081 49.8 69.2 76.4 28.1 54.1 42.4 60.2 48.6 29.9 7.4 82.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 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
2020 73 65 67 68 74 74 75 79 80 75 51 80 25 94 81 8
2021 72 67 46 33 87 61 25 84 61 70 86 72 96 96 72 6
2023 76 76 6
2024 86 94 96 91 65 86 71 92 98 59 14 90 11 94 87 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 22.5 5 6.5 -2 0 4 3 60.0
2024 -- 0 1.5 -2 1 2 0 --
Player 23.7 18 20.3 -2 7 13 9 50.0

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 5 5 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 4 7 7 7 7 7 6
2024 0 2 0 2 1 3 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 1
Player 18 20 17 20 20 24 23 20 16 17 21 24 19 19 22 21 20 20 22 23 20 19 24 21 16 19 19 22 21 20 19
! 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 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.0 96.9 2.9 97.3 0.4 94.3 -3.0 95.5 1.2 97.5 2.0
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 89.2 0.0 90.0 0.8 86.8 -3.2 88.8 2.0 89.9 1.1
Breaking Velocity 85.9 88.6 2.7 89.7 1.1 86.1 -3.6 88.0 1.9 89.6 1.6
Exit Velocity 87.2 86.7 -0.5 86.9 0.2 80.0 -6.9 86.4 6.4 86.1 -0.3
Launch Angle 37.7 17.5 -20.2 11.7 -5.8 15.0 3.3 14.5 -0.5 21.3 6.8
Barrel % 0.0 5.1 5.1 9.2 4.1 0.0 -9.2 16.7 16.7 6.3 -10.4
Hard Hit % 20.0 32.2 12.2 37.3 5.1 16.7 -20.6 33.3 16.6 26.6 -6.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 40.0 37.3 -2.7 30.7 -6.6 16.7 -14.0 31.3 14.6 29.7 -1.6
xBA .258 .223 -0.035 .226 0.003 .248 0.022 .221 -0.027 .193 -0.028
BA .167 .244 0.077 .214 -0.030 .250 0.036 .222 -0.028 .161 -0.061
xwOBA .307 .287 -0.020 .293 0.006 .330 0.037 .362 0.032 .274 -0.088
wOBA .223 .299 0.076 .275 -0.024 .315 0.040 .356 0.041 .227 -0.129
xSLG .314 .360 0.046 .404 0.044 .284 -0.120 .456 0.172 .299 -0.157
SLG .167 .372 0.205 .381 0.009 .250 -0.131 .508 0.258 .207 -0.301
K% 14.3 28.7 14.4 26.6 -2.1 20.0 -6.6 21.3 1.3 23.3 2.0
BB% 14.3 8.5 -5.8 5.7 -2.8 20.0 14.3 13.3 -6.7 11.7 -1.6
Swing % 48.3 45.7 -2.6 54.4 8.7 42.5 -11.9 40.8 -1.7 45.8 5.0
Whiff% 35.7 32.1 -3.6 29.2 -2.9 35.3 6.1 25.4 -9.9 31.6 6.2
In Zone % 41.4 45.9 4.5 52.5 6.6 52.5 0.0 46.7 -5.8 50.6 3.9
Out of Zone % 58.6 54.1 -4.5 47.5 -6.6 47.5 0.0 53.3 5.8 49.4 -3.9
Out of Zone Swing % 35.3 25.2 -10.1 34.1 8.9 10.5 -23.6 24.1 13.6 23.6 -0.5
First Pitch Swing % 57.1 26.6 -30.5 38.2 11.6 40.0 1.8 21.3 -18.7 31.1 9.8
First Pitch Strike % 71.4 53.2 -18.2 64.9 11.7 60.0 -4.9 49.3 -10.7 63.1 13.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 7 .223 6 2 33.3 1 0 0.0
2020 Shifts 94 .299 55 12 21.8 39 18 46.2
2021 Shifts 228 .275 134 17 12.7 94 69 73.4
2022 Shifts 10 .315 7 2 28.6 3 3 100.0
2023 Shades 75 .356 46 10 21.7 29 22 75.9
2024 Shades 102 .227 57 1 1.8 45 32 71.1
! 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 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 106 16.2 32.1% 0.0% 51 19.3 2.0% 0.0%
2024 122 14.6 55.7% 0.8% 61 18.5 3.3% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution