José Alvarado
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 245LBS | Age: 27

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 2 3.18 59 0 2 51.0 81 1.22
6 Seasons 13 18 3.57 272 1 22 239.1 310 1.36
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 59 4-2 3.18 51.0 81 1.22
6 Seasons 272 13-18 3.57 239.1 310 1.36

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
2017 22 463 85 3 3.5 2.4 86.1 113.6 6.3 31.8 .200 .325 .248 .254 .301 30.6 23.6 7.3 3.64 2.72
2018 23 1038 153 7 4.6 2.7 88.0 110.2 7.4 26.1 .201 .282 .235 .260 .323 34.6 30.4 11.0 2.39 2.81
2019 24 586 80 4 5.0 2.7 89.3 109.8 5.4 33.8 .234 .362 .328 .325 .376 35.0 26.7 18.5 4.80 4.69
2020 25 194 24 4 16.7 8.9 87.1 107.5 10.4 37.5 .269 .500 .367 .388 .492 33.3 28.9 13.3 6.00 6.82
2021 26 1045 129 5 3.9 2.0 87.5 116.4 1.1 32.6 .202 .305 .322 .313 .333 42.6 27.1 18.7 4.20 4.15
2022 27 881 108 7 6.5 3.3 87.2 112.0 3.0 30.6 .187 .275 .259 .249 .351 34.3 37.9 11.2 3.18 2.53
Player 4207 579 30 5.2 2.9 87.6 116.4 4.9 30.7 .205 .311 .281 .284 .342 35.8 29.8 13.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alvarado relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(54.5%) ,
Cutter
(42.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(1.4%) ,
Curveball
(1.2%) ,


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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
2017 55.3 17.6 22.4 4.7 29.4 29.4 38.8 8.2 37.6 23.5 16.5 8.2 3.5 2.4
2018 56.9 21.6 17.6 3.9 39.2 36.6 24.2 3.3 43.1 19.0 25.5 3.3 4.6 2.7
2019 50.0 17.5 28.7 3.8 35.0 40.0 25.0 3.8 36.3 17.5 23.8 11.3 5.0 2.7
2020 41.7 29.2 20.8 8.3 45.8 33.3 20.8 4.2 41.7 16.7 20.8 0.0 16.7 8.9
2021 55.8 19.4 23.3 1.6 35.7 38.0 26.4 7.0 44.2 15.5 22.5 7.0 3.9 2.0
2022 57.4 16.7 22.2 3.7 47.2 32.4 20.4 4.6 46.3 14.8 25.9 1.9 6.5 3.3
Player 54.9 19.3 22.1 3.6 38.2 35.4 26.1 5.2 42.1 17.8 23.1 5.5 5.2 2.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Cutter PHI L 378 93.8 25.5 -4.5 -21 1.9 -1.3 -41
2022 Sinker PHI L 480 99.6 13.2 -2.9 -18 12.7 -1.3 -9
2022 4-Seamer PHI L 12 97.8 12.7 -1.2 -10 5.6 -0.4 -6
2022 Curveball PHI L 11 86.5 43.2 -0.8 -2 0.7 -5.0 -117
2021 Cutter PHI L 170 94.1 25.7 -6.5 -34 1.3 -1.9 -60
2021 Curveball PHI L 35 87.2 44.2 -0.1 0 0.8 -4.5 -85
2021 Sinker PHI L 807 99.4 15.0 -0.5 -3 14.7 0.4 3
2021 4-Seamer PHI L 33 98.3 13.0 -1.8 -15 8.1 2.3 41
2020 Cutter TB L 22 90.7 28.4 -5.4 -23 2.4 -1.2 -33
2020 Curveball TB L 23 85.2 41.5 -5.2 -11 6.4 2.1 50
2020 Sinker TB L 149 96.9 18.9 1.5 8 12.9 -0.8 -6
2019 4-Seamer TB L 5 98.0 11.8 0.4 3 2.6 -4.0 -61
2019 Curveball TB L 22 86.8 40.5 -7.0 -15 3.0 -0.4 -13
2019 Cutter TB L 99 92.4 27.6 -4.9 -22 1.3 -0.5 -27
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 -7.2 -27 2.4 0.1 7
2018 Sinker TB L 717 97.3 16.1 -1.8 -10 11.6 -2.0 -14
2018 4-Seamer TB L 14 96.4 14.4 -1.3 -10 0.2 -6.4 -97
2018 Curveball TB L 197 84.8 45.5 -1.8 -4 2.7 -2.9 -51
2017 Cutter TB L 18 90.0 29.0 -5.9 -26 5.3 3.7 228
2017 4-Seamer TB L 182 98.1 13.2 -2.4 -22 3.1 -4.3 -58
2017 Sinker TB L 168 98.4 14.7 -0.9 -6 8.7 -5.2 -37
2017 Curveball TB L 94 85.2 45.0 0.9 2 6.1 -0.2 -3
! 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 %
2022 Sinker 1.1 5 480 54.5 120 .277 .406 .366 20.7 18.3 21.6 .276 .408 .353 37.0
2022 Cutter -2.9 -11 378 42.9 87 .119 .155 .160 55.7 65.5 33.1 .085 .121 .110 25.9
2022 4-Seamer 0.4 0 12 1.4 2 .000 .000 .350 33.3 50.0 33.3 -- -- .350 --
2022 Curveball 0.7 0 11 1.2 1 .000 .000 .000 75.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Sinker 0.3 3 807 77.2 187 .266 .413 .406 25.6 19.3 19.4 .244 .371 .370 44.9
2021 Cutter -2.4 -4 170 16.3 44 .049 .049 .109 66.2 63.6 31.1 .059 .082 .104 23.1
2021 Curveball 1.6 1 35 3.3 8 .250 .375 .269 40.0 37.5 15.0 .116 .130 .111 40.0
2021 4-Seamer -4.8 -2 33 3.2 7 .000 .000 .200 16.7 14.3 16.7 .318 .509 .452 50.0
2020 Sinker 1.8 3 149 76.8 34 .259 .519 .437 24.2 20.6 17.5 .289 .591 .420 33.3
2020 Curveball 0.4 0 23 11.9 7 .167 .333 .279 38.5 57.1 28.6 .157 .168 .224 50.0
2020 Cutter 2.6 1 22 11.3 4 .333 .333 .400 42.9 50.0 25.0 .311 .343 .391 0.0
2019 Sinker 0.6 3 460 78.5 97 .305 .415 .394 24.5 19.6 21.3 .263 .398 .329 35.8
2019 Cutter -1.3 -1 99 16.9 37 .080 .080 .257 61.4 51.4 35.2 .099 .122 .273 28.6
2019 Curveball 12.1 3 22 3.8 7 .333 .833 .514 14.3 14.3 11.1 .345 .817 .503 20.0
2019 4-Seamer 5.7 0 5 0.9 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .547 .648 .603 100.0
2018 Sinker -1.1 -8 717 69.1 158 .239 .326 .295 24.0 14.6 21.9 .251 .356 .310 36.1
2018 Curveball -2.6 -5 197 19.0 57 .113 .151 .188 39.3 59.6 28.8 .117 .144 .154 26.3
2018 Cutter -3.8 -4 108 10.4 40 .081 .108 .151 58.5 57.5 37.1 .135 .204 .187 35.7
2018 4-Seamer 1.9 0 14 1.3 3 -- -- .700 20.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2017 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 182 39.3 60 .231 .346 .306 12.4 5.0 11.1 .250 .438 .330 35.3
2017 Sinker -1.0 -2 168 36.3 34 .355 .452 .358 28.2 20.6 20.6 .268 .400 .313 32.0
2017 Curveball -5.2 -5 94 20.3 26 .038 .038 .069 51.6 65.4 37.8 .034 .039 .032 0.0
2017 Cutter -4.9 -1 18 3.9 2 .000 .000 .000 36.4 100.0 18.2 -- -- .000 --
! 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
2021 Curveball 35 87.2 59 10.5 5:15 6:00 -45
2021 Cutter 169 94.1 33 4.8 11:30 12:30 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 33 98.3 95 17.1 11:15 11:00 15
2021 Sinker 788 99.4 93 19.6 11:00 10:15 45
2022 Curveball 11 86.5 41 8.7 5:15 6:15 -60
2022 Cutter 376 93.8 37 5.5 11:45 1:00 -75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 12 97.8 90 16.5 11:15 11:15 0
2022 Sinker 477 99.6 95 19.3 11:00 10:30 30
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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 1,037 -13 -11 4 3 -16
2019 143 586 -1 -3 3 6 5
2020 54 241 0 0 1 2 3
2021 246 1,045 -11 -10 11 8 -3
2022 261 1,081 4 -14 1 6 -3
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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 65.6 45.4 25.2 8.7 67.5
2018 1,038 50.1 57.5 80.3 28.6 41.9 42.4 56.0 43.1 31.8 8.4 63.2
2019 586 43.7 60.9 80.1 25.8 45.9 43.7 48.6 41.1 30.7 4.8 67.9
2020 194 45.4 63.6 75.0 24.5 65.4 43.3 64.4 42.3 28.0 7.2 71.4
2021 1,045 47.0 59.1 79.7 23.3 36.4 40.5 51.6 40.1 33.2 7.6 69.6
2022 881 43.8 63.2 77.0 33.7 38.9 40.4 61.3 46.7 38.4 5.0 65.9
Player 4,207 46.9 60.5 79.1 27.6 43.0 41.4 56.5 43.0 32.5 6.9 66.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2017 98 24 65 81
2018 93 90 97 98 70 89 83 60 56 90 15 88 59 92 21 51 80
2019 96 45 85
2020 89 18 88
2021 48 88 94 92 1 97 96 78 21 73 1 90 8 99 21 91
2022 94 94 97 96 78 92 66 78 78 98 11 98 89 93 25 84
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.5 1 1.7 -1 2 2 0 0.0
2018 23.3 1 1.9 -1 4 1 1 100.0
2019 24.9 2 2.1 0 1 2 1 50.0
2020 22.9 2 1.5 1 1 1 1 50.0
2021 23.5 5 4.5 1 0 4 2 40.0
2022 23.7 5 5.6 -1 3 4 2 40.0
Player 23.6 16 17.3 -1 11 14 7 43.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 1 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 3
2018 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 3 1 4
2019 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 3 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 3
2020 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2
2021 5 4 6 3 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 3 3 4 4 6 6 4 5 5 6 3 3 5 3 6 5 3 5 3 6
2022 5 6 4 6 6 6 5 7 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 6 5 7 7 6 7 6 6 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 6
Player 16 18 21 15 17 17 16 20 17 17 17 15 12 12 15 20 16 20 17 18 23 16 14 16 17 21 17 14 20 15 24
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.9 96.2 -1.7 97.1 0.9 96.1 -1 98.5 2.4 97.1 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 85.2 84.8 -0.4 86.8 2 85.2 -1.6 87.2 2 86.5 -0.7
Exit Velocity 86.1 88 1.9 89.3 1.3 87.1 -2.2 87.5 0.4 87.2 -0.3
Launch Angle 6.3 7.4 1.1 5.4 -2 10.4 5 1.1 -9.3 3 1.9
Barrel % 3.5 4.6 1.1 5 0.4 16.7 11.7 3.9 -12.8 6.5 2.6
Hard Hit % 30.6 34.6 4 35 0.4 33.3 -1.7 42.6 9.3 34.3 -8.3
Sweet Spot % 31.8 26.1 -5.7 33.8 7.7 37.5 3.7 32.6 -4.9 30.6 -2
xBA .2 .201 0.001 .234 0.033 .269 0.035 .202 -0.067 .187 -0.015
BA .216 .183 -0.033 .254 0.071 .25 -0.004 .213 -0.037 .203 -0.01
xwOBA .254 .26 0.006 .325 0.065 .388 0.063 .313 -0.075 .249 -0.064
wOBA .248 .235 -0.013 .328 0.093 .367 0.039 .322 -0.045 .259 -0.063
xSLG .325 .282 -0.043 .362 0.08 .5 0.138 .305 -0.195 .275 -0.03
SLG .297 .249 -0.048 .36 0.111 .472 0.112 .325 -0.147 .289 -0.036
K% 23.6 30.4 6.8 26.7 -3.7 28.9 2.2 27.1 -1.8 37.9 10.8
BB% 7.3 11 3.7 18.5 7.5 13.3 -5.2 18.7 5.4 11.2 -7.5
Swing % 45.4 43.1 -2.3 41.1 -2 42.3 1.2 40.1 -2.2 46.7 6.6
Whiff% 25.2 31.8 6.6 30.7 -1.1 28 -2.7 33.2 5.2 38.4 5.2
In Zone % 49.8 50.1 0.3 43.7 -6.4 45.4 1.7 47 1.6 43.8 -3.2
Out of Zone % 50.2 49.9 -0.3 56.3 6.4 54.6 -1.7 53 -1.6 56.2 3.2
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 28.6 2.3 25.8 -2.8 24.5 -1.3 23.3 -1.2 33.7 10.4
First Pitch Swing % 37.7 25.9 -11.8 21.5 -4.4 28.9 7.4 19.8 -9.1 33 13.2
First Pitch Strike % 65.6 56 -9.6 48.6 -7.4 64.4 15.8 51.6 -12.8 61.3 9.7
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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 243 .323 155 2 1.3 88 3 3.4
2022 210 .259 144 5 3.5 66 19 28.8

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 142 24.9 0.0% 23.2% 82 25.6 0.0% 26.8%
2018 321 20.7 2.5% 8.7% 194 24.6 1.0% 26.3%
2019 135 22.7 3.0% 14.1% 146 29.1 0.0% 45.2%
2020 44 22.9 6.8% 11.4% 51 26.7 0.0% 37.3%
2021 241 22.5 0.0% 12.9% 286 27.7 0.0% 37.1%
2022 213 22.1 1.4% 11.3% 195 26.3 0.0% 27.7%
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Pitch Distribution