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José Alvarado
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 245LBS | Age: 25

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0 1.59 6 0 1 5.2 10 1.06
5 Seasons 4 15 3.38 155 1 16 138.1 171 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 2-0 1.59 5.2 10 1.06
5 Seasons 155 4-15 3.38 138.1 171 1.31

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 463 85 3 3.5 86.1 113.6 6.3 31.8 .198 .323 .248 .252 .298 30.6 23.6 7.3 3.64 2.71
2018 1038 153 7 4.6 88 110.2 7.4 26.1 .202 .282 .235 .260 .323 34.6 30.4 11 2.39 2.83
2019 586 80 4 5 89.3 109.8 5.4 33.8 .234 .362 .328 .325 .376 35 26.7 18.5 4.80 4.79
2020 194 24 4 16.7 87.1 107.5 10.4 37.5 .268 .499 .367 .387 .490 33.3 28.9 13.3 6.00 6.83
2021 98 12 1 8.3 87.3 106 10.5 58.3 .188 .320 .247 .289 .388 33.3 38.5 7.7 1.59 3.07
2379 354 19 5.4 87.8 113.6 7 31.1 .212 .326 .271 .285 .342 33.6 28.4 12.1
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alvarado relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(75.5%) ,
Cutter
(16.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.1%) ,
Curveball
(3.1%) ,


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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 Sinker 74 60 14 75.5 99.5 14 12 3 3 0 0 0 2 10 0.250 0.314 0.250 0.553 0.293 0.411 91.5 16 2181 6.9 29.0 16.7
2021 Cutter 16 13 3 16.3 94.5 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 7 2 0.111 0.040 0.111 0.045 0.162 0.106 66.3 -18 2346 6.8 77.8 70.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 5 4 1 5.1 99.4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.000 0.349 0.349 2204 6.8 50.0
2021 Curveball 3 3 0 3.1 87.4 2673 6.6
2020 Sinker 149 109 40 76.8 96.9 34 27 7 4 1 0 2 7 21 0.259 0.288 0.519 0.590 0.382 0.420 87.6 11 2076 6.8 24.2 17.5
2020 Curveball 23 17 6 11.9 85.2 7 6 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 0.167 0.154 0.333 0.166 0.277 0.221 85.6 4 2511 6.7 38.5 28.6
2020 Cutter 22 19 3 11.3 90.7 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0.333 0.311 0.333 0.343 0.395 0.391 78.5 20 2387 6.8 42.9 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 %
2017 55.3 17.6 22.4 4.7 30.6 30.6 38.8 8.2 37.6 23.5 16.5 8.2 3.5
2018 56.9 21.6 17.6 3.9 39.2 36.6 24.2 3.3 43.1 19 25.5 3.3 4.6
2019 50 17.5 28.7 3.8 35 40 25 3.8 36.3 17.5 23.8 11.3 5
2020 41.7 16.7 33.3 8.3 45.8 33.3 20.8 4.2 41.7 16.7 20.8 0 16.7
2021 33.3 33.3 33.3 0 33.3 25 41.7 0 33.3 25 25 8.3 8.3
53.1 19.8 22.9 4.2 36.4 35.3 28.2 4.5 39.8 19.8 22.6 6.2 5.4
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 4-Seamer PHI L 5 99.4 11.9 -1.7 -17 7.4 2.3 45
2021 Curveball PHI L 3 87.4 45.5 -1 -2 4.5 -0.7 -13
2021 Sinker PHI L 74 99.5 14.7 -0.1 -1 14 -0.1 -1
2021 Cutter PHI L 16 94.5 26 -5.6 -27 3.7 0.9 32
2020 Cutter TB L 22 90.7 28.4 -5.3 -23 2.4 -1.2 -33
2020 Sinker TB L 149 96.9 18.9 1.5 9 12.9 -0.7 -5
2020 Curveball TB L 23 85.2 41.5 -5.2 -11 6.4 2.1 49
2019 4-Seamer TB L 5 98 11.8 0.4 3 2.6 -4 -61
2019 Cutter TB L 99 92.4 27.6 -4.9 -22 1.3 -0.5 -27
2019 Curveball TB L 22 86.8 40.5 -6.9 -15 3 -0.5 -14
2019 Sinker TB L 460 98.1 14.9 -2.6 -15 11.6 -1.9 -14
2018 Cutter TB L 108 88.9 34.2 -7.3 -27 2.4 0.1 7
2018 Curveball TB L 197 84.8 45.5 -1.8 -4 2.7 -2.9 -51
2018 Sinker TB L 717 97.3 16.1 -1.8 -10 11.6 -2 -14
2018 4-Seamer TB L 14 96.4 14.4 -1.3 -10 0.2 -6.4 -97
2017 Cutter TB L 18 90 29 -5.9 -26 5.3 3.7 228
2017 Curveball TB L 94 85.2 45 0.9 2 6.1 -0.2 -4
2017 4-Seamer TB L 182 98.1 13.2 -2.4 -22 3.1 -4.4 -58
2017 Sinker TB L 168 98.4 14.7 -1.1 -7 8.7 -5.3 -38
! 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 4-Seamer 0.5 0 5 5.1 2 0 0 0.35 50 50 0.35
2021 Cutter -7.6 -1 16 16.3 10 0.111 0.111 0.16 77.8 70 70 0.04 0.045 0.103 0
2021 Sinker -2.8 -2 74 75.5 14 0.25 0.25 0.293 29 14.3 16.7 0.314 0.553 0.409 40
2021 Curveball 1.4 0 3 3.1 0
2020 Cutter 2.7 1 22 11.3 4 0.333 0.333 0.4 42.9 50 25 0.311 0.343 0.391 0
2020 Curveball 0.4 0 23 11.9 7 0.167 0.333 0.279 38.5 57.1 28.6 0.154 0.166 0.221 50
2020 Sinker 1.9 3 149 76.8 34 0.259 0.519 0.437 24.2 20.6 17.5 0.288 0.59 0.419 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 6.6 0 5 0.9 2 0 0 0.35 0 0 0 0.547 0.648 0.603 100
2019 Curveball 12.1 3 22 3.8 7 0.333 0.833 0.514 14.3 14.3 11.1 0.345 0.817 0.503 20
2019 Cutter -1.2 -1 99 16.9 37 0.08 0.08 0.257 61.4 51.4 35.2 0.099 0.122 0.273 28.6
2019 Sinker 0.3 2 460 78.5 97 0.305 0.415 0.374 24.5 19.6 21.3 0.263 0.398 0.329 35.8
2018 4-Seamer 1.9 0 14 1.3 3 0.7 20 0 0 0.7
2018 Cutter -3.7 -4 108 10.4 40 0.081 0.108 0.151 58.5 57.5 37.1 0.135 0.204 0.187 35.7
2018 Curveball -2.5 -5 197 19 57 0.113 0.151 0.188 39.3 59.6 28.8 0.117 0.144 0.154 26.3
2018 Sinker -1 -7 717 69.1 158 0.239 0.326 0.295 24 14.6 21.9 0.252 0.357 0.31 36.1
2017 Cutter -4.9 -1 18 3.9 2 0 0 0 36.4 100 18.2 0
2017 Curveball -5.1 -5 94 20.3 26 0.038 0.038 0.069 51.6 65.4 37.8 0.034 0.039 0.032 0
2017 Sinker -0.9 -2 168 36.3 34 0.355 0.452 0.374 28.2 20.6 20.6 0.259 0.387 0.303 32
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 0 182 39.3 60 0.231 0.346 0.306 12.4 5 11.1 0.251 0.439 0.331 35.3
! 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 Curveball 22 85.2 36 9.1 4:30 4:15 15
2020 Cutter 22 90.7 21 5.7 1:00 1:15 -15
2020 Sinker 144 96.9 85 16.5 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
2017 122 462 -5 -6 2 2 -8
2018 259 1037 -12 -11 4 3 -16
2019 143 586 -1 -4 3 6 3
2020 54 241 0 0 1 2 4
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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 %
2017 463 49.8 64.3 79.7 26.3 57.4 39.6 65 45.4 25.2 8.7 67.5
2018 1038 50.1 57.5 80.3 28.6 41.9 42.4 55.1 43.1 31.8 8.4 63.2
2019 586 43.7 60.9 80.1 25.8 45.9 43.7 47.9 41.1 30.7 4.8 67.9
2020 194 45.4 63.6 75 24.5 65.4 43.3 64.4 42.3 28 7.2 71.4
2021 98 45.9 60 74.1 24.5 23.1 39.8 57.7 40.8 40 11.2 54.5
2379 47.9 60.2 79.4 26.9 46.8 42.2 56.2 42.9 30.2 7.6 65
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 98 24 67
2018 92 87 96 98 68 89 83 61 56 90 15 88 92 93 20 53
2019 96 45 54
2020
2021 72 84 76 65 61 55 44 71 70 91 61 95 72
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.9 2 1.9 0 3 1 1 50
2020 22.9 2 1.2 1 1 2 0 0
2021 0 0 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 4 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2
2020 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 2 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 1
2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
! 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 97.9 96.2 -1.7 97.1 0.9 96.1 -1 98.6 2.5
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 85.2 84.8 -0.4 86.8 2 85.2 -1.6 87.4 2.2
Exit Velocity 86.1 88 1.9 89.3 1.3 87.1 -2.2 87.3 0.2
Launch Angle 6.3 7.4 1.1 5.4 -2 10.4 5 10.5 0.1
Barrel % 3.5 4.6 1.1 5 0.4 16.7 11.7 8.3 -8.4
Hard Hit % 30.6 34.6 4 35 0.4 33.3 -1.7 33.3 0
Sweet Spot % 31.8 26.1 -5.7 33.8 7.7 37.5 3.7 58.3 20.8
xBA 0.198 0.202 0.004 0.234 0.032 0.268 0.034 0.188 -0.08
BA 0.216 0.183 -0.033 0.254 0.071 0.25 -0.004 0.182 -0.068
xwOBA 0.252 0.26 0.008 0.325 0.065 0.387 0.062 0.289 -0.098
wOBA 0.248 0.235 -0.013 0.328 0.093 0.367 0.039 0.247 -0.12
xSLG 0.323 0.282 -0.041 0.362 0.08 0.499 0.137 0.32 -0.179
SLG 0.297 0.249 -0.048 0.36 0.111 0.472 0.112 0.182 -0.29
K% 23.6 30.4 6.8 26.7 -3.7 28.9 2.2 38.5 9.6
BB% 7.3 11 3.7 18.5 7.5 13.3 -5.2 7.7 -5.6
Swing % 45.4 43.1 -2.3 41.1 -2 42.3 1.2 40.8 -1.5
Whiff% 25.2 31.8 6.6 30.7 -1.1 28 -2.7 40 12
In Zone Swing % 49.8 50.1 0.3 43.7 -6.4 45.4 1.7 45.9 0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 50.2 49.9 -0.3 56.3 6.4 54.6 -1.7 54.1 -0.5
First Pitch Swing % 37.4 25.5 -11.9 21.2 -4.3 28.9 7.7 30.8 1.9
First Pitch Strike % 65 55.1 -9.9 47.9 -7.2 64.4 16.5 57.7 -6.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 121 .244 69 10 14.5 52 9 17.3
2018 259 .235 169 7 4.1 90 26 28.9
2019 143 .328 96 8 8.3 47 6 12.8
2020 45 .367 33 7 21.2 12 4 33.3
2021 26 .247 20 0 0.0 6 0 0.0

Pitch Distribution