Exhibition Team logoLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim hat dark logoArizona Diamondbacks hat dark logoBaltimore Orioles hat dark logoBoston Red Sox hat dark logoChicago Cubs hat dark logoCincinnati Reds dark logoCleveland Indians hat dark logoColorado Rockies hat dark logoDetroit Tigers dark logoHouston Astros hat dark logoKansas City Royals hat dark logoLos Angeles Dodgers hat dark logoWashington Nationals dark logoNew York Mets hat dark logoOakland Athletics cap logoPittsburgh Pirates hat dark logoSan Diego Padres cap logo on lightSeattle Mariners hat dark logoSan Francisco Giants hat dark logoSt. Louis Cardinals dark logoTampa Bay Rays hat dark logoTexas Rangers cap logoToronto Blue Jays hat dark logoMinnesota Twins hat dark logoPhiladelphia Phillies hat dark logoAtlanta Braves hat dark logoChicago White Sox hat dark logoMiami Marlins cap logoNew York Yankees hat dark logoMilwaukee Brewers cap logo
Jorge Alcala
Popularity: ↑ 73%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 25

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 1 2.63 16 0 0 24.0 27 1.21
2 Seasons 2 1 2.45 18 0 0 25.2 28 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 16 2-1 2.63 24.0 27 1.21
2 Seasons 18 2-1 2.45 25.2 28 1.21

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 29 5 0 0.0 87.2 37.7 40.0 .256 .305 .223 .305 .288 20.0 14.3 14.3 0.00 3.92
2020 403 59 3 5.1 86.7 17.5 37.3 .225 .362 .295 .278 .350 32.2 28.7 8.5 2.63 3.49
ALL 432 64 3 4.7 86.8 19.1 37.5 .227 .358 .290 .280 .345 31.3 27.7 8.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alcala relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.4%) ,
Slider
(44.7%) ,
Changeup
(8.9%) ,


  •   
  •   
  •   

+ If Available Pitches Click to Video.


  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 187 93 94 46.4 96.9 39 33 11 9 1 0 1 9 24 .333 .290 .455 .497 .388 .373 90.3 24 2400 23.1 22.0
2020 Slider 180 111 69 44.7 88.6 46 44 9 7 0 0 2 14 30 .205 .192 .341 .295 .247 .225 82.8 15 2427 38.9 24.6
2020 Changeup 36 5 31 8.9 89.2 9 9 1 0 1 0 0 4 5 .111 .149 .222 .192 .135 .140 82.0 1 2346 40.0 25.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 19 12 7 65.5 94.0 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .267 .333 .316 .390 .360 88.8 38 2340 40.0 0.0
2019 Slider 10 9 1 34.5 85.9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .244 .000 .294 .000 .230 85.0 37 2346 25.0 20.0


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
2020 Changeup MIN R 36 89.2 25 -2.4 -9 17.1 3.5 26
2020 4-Seamer MIN R 187 96.9 12.1 0.7 6 7.5 0.7 10
2020 Slider MIN R 179 88.6 30.8 -0.4 -1 3.7 0.4 11
2019 Slider MIN R 10 85.9 35.8 0.4 1 4.5 0.4 10
2019 4-Seamer MIN R 19 94 17 -1.8 -12 6.9 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Pitch Movement Leaderboard

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 %
2020 Changeup -4.3 -2 36 8.9 9 .111 .222 .139 40.0 44.4 25.0 .149 .192 .140 40.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.7 1 187 46.4 39 .333 .455 .399 23.1 23.1 22.0 .290 .497 .374 37.5
2020 Slider -2.9 -5 180 44.7 46 .205 .341 .254 38.9 30.4 24.6 .192 .295 .225 26.7
2019 Slider -4.1 0 10 34.5 3 .000 .000 .000 25.0 33.3 20.0 .244 .294 .230 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 4.7 1 19 65.5 4 .333 .333 .400 40.0 0.0 0.0 .267 .316 .363 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Run Value Leaderboard

Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Changeup 34 89.3 93 19.7 2:15 1:30 -45
2020 Slider 166 88.6 35 5.2 10:00 11:30 90
2020 4-Seam Fastball 182 96.9 94 18.3 12:45 1:00 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
+ View Complete Spin Direction Leaderboard

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 94 402 -6 -4 2 2 -6
+ View Complete Swing/Take Leaderboard

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 46.2 69.4 72.9 24.9 55.6 42.2 53.2 45.4 32.2 6.5 92.3
ALL 432 45.8 69.2 73.0 25.6 55.0 41.4 54.5 45.6 32.5 6.5 92.9
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
2020 40.7 23.7 25.4 10.2 32.2 37.3 30.5 3.4 28.8 28.8 28.8 5.1 5.1
ALL 37.5 26.6 26.6 9.4 34.4 35.9 29.7 3.1 26.6 31.3 29.7 4.7 4.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019
2020 73 64 68 67 74 74 75 79 80 75 51 80 73 94 76
+ View Complete Percentile Rankings Leaderboard

Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 25 3 2.6 0.4 1 2 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 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 and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
+ View Complete Expected Home Runs Leaderboard

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94 96.9 2.9
Offspeed Velocity 0 89.2 0
Breaking Velocity 85.9 88.6 2.7
Exit Velocity 87.2 86.7 -0.5
Launch Angle 37.7 17.5 -20.2
Barrel % 0 5.1 5.1
Hard Hit % 20 32.2 12.2
Sweet Spot % 40 37.3 -2.7
xBA .256 .225 -0.031
BA .167 .244 0.077
xwOBA .305 .278 -0.027
wOBA .223 .295 0.072
xSLG .305 .362 0.057
SLG .167 .372 0.205
K% 14.3 28.7 14.4
BB% 14.3 8.5 -5.8
Swing % 48.3 45.4 -2.9
Whiff% 35.7 32.2 -3.5
In Zone Swing % 41.4 46.2 4.8
Out of Zone Swing % 58.6 53.8 -4.8
First Pitch Swing % 57.1 26.6 -30.5
First Pitch Strike % 71.4 53.2 -18.2
+ View Complete Year to Year Changes Leaderboard

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 7 .223 6 0 0.0 1 0 0.0
2020 94 .295 55 10 18.2 39 16 41.0

Pitch Distribution