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Jorge Alcala
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 25

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 1 3.29 28 0 0 27.1 23 0.77
3 Seasons 3 2 2.89 46 0 0 53.0 51 0.98
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 28 1-1 3.29 27.1 23 0.77
3 Seasons 46 3-2 2.89 53.0 51 0.98

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 29 5 0 0 87.2 96.3 37.7 40 .258 .314 .223 .307 .291 20 14.3 14.3 0.00 4.23
2020 25 403 59 3 5.1 86.7 106.2 17.5 37.3 .224 .361 .299 .288 .364 32.2 28.7 8.5 2.63 3.50
2021 26 376 68 7 10.3 87.4 110.3 15.2 27.9 .221 .449 .256 .311 .376 38.2 23.5 6.1 3.29 3.89
808 132 10 7.6 87.1 110.3 17.1 32.6 .224 .403 .275 .300 .368 34.8 25.6 7.5
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.3 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alcala relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.7%) ,
Slider
(39.1%) ,
Changeup
(11.2%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 187 110 77 49.7 97.2 47 40 6 3 0 0 3 7 34 .150 .223 .375 .482 .276 .346 90.7 19 2324 5.7 25.7 13.5
2021 Slider 147 105 42 39.1 89.4 39 38 7 5 0 0 2 13 25 .184 .225 .342 .410 .236 .278 84.9 13 2415 5.7 35.7 23.6
2021 Changeup 42 7 35 11.2 89.6 12 12 2 1 0 0 1 3 9 .167 .204 .417 .461 .244 .277 82.1 5 2280 5.8 31.8 17.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 187 93 94 46.4 96.9 39 33 11 9 1 0 1 9 24 .333 .290 .455 .497 .394 .389 90.3 24 2400 5.8 22.8 22.0
2020 Slider 180 111 69 44.7 88.6 46 44 9 7 0 0 2 14 30 .205 .191 .341 .293 .251 .230 82.8 15 2427 5.8 38.9 24.6
2020 Changeup 36 5 31 8.9 89.2 9 9 1 0 1 0 0 4 5 .111 .144 .222 .190 .138 .146 82.0 1 2346 5.8 40.0 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 0 60 40 0 60 20 20 0 0 60 40 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
2021 42.6 33.8 13.2 10.3 42.6 36.8 20.6 2.9 35.3 32.4 17.6 1.5 10.3
40.2 30.3 19.7 9.8 38.6 36.4 25 3 31.1 31.8 23.5 3 7.6
45.2 22.1 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2021 Changeup MIN R 42 89.6 26.5 -1.4 -5 18.3 3.4 23
2021 Slider MIN R 147 89.4 29.3 -1.2 -4 3.2 0.9 38
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 187 97.2 12.9 -0.5 -4 10.8 3.6 51
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 -0.5 -2 3.7 0.3 10
2020 Changeup MIN R 36 89.2 25 -2.4 -9 17.1 3.5 26
2019 4-Seamer MIN R 19 94 17 -1.8 -12 6.9 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 %
2021 Changeup -2.3 -1 42 11.2 12 .167 .417 .242 31.8 25 17.6 .204 .461 .277 44.4
2021 Slider -1.3 -2 147 39.1 39 .184 .342 .236 35.7 33.3 23.6 .225 .41 .278 40
2021 4-Seamer 0.6 1 187 49.7 47 .15 .375 .274 25.7 14.9 13.5 .223 .482 .347 35.3
2020 Changeup -4.5 -2 36 8.9 9 .111 .222 .139 40 44.4 25 .144 .19 .146 40
2020 4-Seamer 0.5 1 187 46.4 39 .333 .455 .399 22.8 23.1 22 .29 .497 .39 37.5
2020 Slider -2.9 -5 180 44.7 46 .205 .341 .254 38.9 30.4 24.6 .191 .293 .23 26.7
2019 Slider -4.4 0 10 34.5 3 0 0 0 25 33.3 20 .256 .323 .248 0
2019 4-Seamer 4.5 1 19 65.5 4 .333 .333 .4 40 0 0 .26 .305 .353 33.3
! 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 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 42 89.6 97 20.2 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 187 97.2 96 19.3 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Slider 146 89.4 32 5.7 11:45 10:30 75
! 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 98 376 -3 -4 3 2 -2
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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 35.3 50 31 71.4 48.3 35.7 6.9 100
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 376 51.3 76.2 76.2 35 54.7 41 65.3 56.1 30.3 9.3 88.6
808 48.3 72.8 74.6 29.9 54.4 41.2 59.8 50.6 31.3 7.8 90.5
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019
2020 71 64 66 67 74 74 75 79 80 75 51 80 71 95 77
2021 52 70 27 11 85 51 22 76 56 46 82 73 52 96 57
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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 3 2.6 0 1 2 1 33.3
2021 24.6 6 5.5 1 1 3 3 50

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
2021 6 7 4 6 6 6 5 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 4 6 6 6 3 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 6 4 6
! 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.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94 96.9 2.9 97.2 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 0 89.2 0 89.6 0.4
Breaking Velocity 85.9 88.6 2.7 89.4 0.8
Exit Velocity 87.2 86.7 -0.5 87.4 0.7
Launch Angle 37.7 17.5 -20.2 15.2 -2.3
Barrel % 0 5.1 5.1 10.3 5.2
Hard Hit % 20 32.2 12.2 38.2 6
Sweet Spot % 40 37.3 -2.7 27.9 -9.4
xBA .258 .224 -0.034 .221 -0.003
BA .167 .244 0.077 .167 -0.077
xwOBA .307 .288 -0.019 .311 0.023
wOBA .223 .299 0.076 .256 -0.043
xSLG .314 .361 0.047 .449 0.088
SLG .167 .372 0.205 .367 -0.005
K% 14.3 28.7 14.4 23.5 -5.2
BB% 14.3 8.5 -5.8 6.1 -2.4
Swing % 48.3 45.7 -2.6 56.1 10.4
Whiff% 35.7 32.1 -3.6 30.3 -1.8
In Zone % 41.4 45.9 4.5 51.3 5.4
Out of Zone % 58.6 54.1 -4.5 48.7 -5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 35.3 25.2 -10.1 35 9.8
First Pitch Swing % 57.1 26.6 -30.5 44.9 18.3
First Pitch Strike % 71.4 53.2 -18.2 65.3 12.1
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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 98 .256 59 10 16.9 39 27 69.2

Pitch Distribution