José Alvarado
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 245LBS | Age: 26

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 6.75 14 0 0 10.2 17 1.69
6 Seasons 9 16 3.84 227 1 20 199.0 246 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 14 0-0 6.75 10.2 17 1.69
6 Seasons 227 9-16 3.84 199.0 246 1.42

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 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 .268 .499 .367 .387 .491 33.3 28.9 13.3 6.00 6.73
2021 26 1045 129 5 3.9 2 87.5 116.4 1.1 32.6 .202 .305 .322 .313 .333 42.6 27.1 18.7 4.20 4.15
2022 27 181 26 1 3.8 2.1 90.7 105.4 1.7 26.9 .240 .334 .342 .306 .377 46.2 31.3 12.5 7.45 3.27
Player 3507 497 24 4.8 2.7 87.8 116.4 5.1 30.6 .212 .321 .290 .294 .341 36.6 27.9 14.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alvarado relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(60.2%) ,
Cutter
(33.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.5%) ,
Curveball
(1.1%) ,


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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%
2022 Sinker 109 74 35 60.2 98.8 33 26 11 10 1 0 0 3 24 .423 .355 .462 .495 .436 .412 91.0 1 2186 6.9 15.9 15.8
2022 Cutter 60 51 9 33.1 92.0 14 14 1 0 1 0 0 12 2 .071 .026 .143 .035 .092 .025 87.2 15 2289 6.8 67.6 44.4
2022 4-Seam Fastball 10 7 3 5.5 97.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .725 .725 2179 7.0 0.0 0.0
2022 Curveball 2 2 0 1.1 87.6 2572 7.0
2021 Sinker 807 523 284 77.2 99.4 187 143 38 27 6 0 5 36 107 .266 .244 .413 .371 .384 .366 88.4 2 2070 6.9 25.6 19.4
2021 Cutter 170 118 52 16.3 94.1 44 41 2 2 0 0 0 28 13 .049 .059 .049 .082 .088 .105 78.6 -6 2256 6.7 66.2 31.1
2021 Curveball 35 24 11 3.3 87.2 8 8 2 1 1 0 0 3 5 .250 .116 .375 .130 .265 .111 90.0 -11 2444 6.6 40.0 15.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 33 22 11 3.2 98.3 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .318 .000 .509 .198 .450 88.3 16 2126 6.8 16.7 16.7
! 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 % 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 57.7 19.2 23.1 0.0 46.2 30.8 23.1 3.8 42.3 11.5 34.6 3.8 3.8 2.1
Player 54.5 19.9 22.1 3.4 36.6 35.8 27.2 5.2 41.2 18.1 23.1 6.2 4.8 2.7
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 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 4-Seamer PHI L 10 97.3 12.5 -0.7 -6 4.2 -2.0 -33
2022 Curveball PHI L 2 87.6 44.6 2.3 5 1.6 -3.1 -66
2022 Sinker PHI L 109 98.8 13.5 -2.7 -17 13.0 -1.0 -7
2022 Cutter PHI L 60 92.0 28.5 -6.4 -29 2.7 -0.6 -18
2021 4-Seamer PHI L 33 98.3 13.0 -1.8 -16 8.1 2.4 42
2021 Cutter PHI L 170 94.1 25.7 -6.5 -34 1.3 -1.9 -60
2021 Sinker PHI L 807 99.4 15.0 -0.5 -3 14.7 0.5 3
2021 Curveball PHI L 35 87.2 44.2 0.0 0 0.8 -4.6 -85
2020 Sinker TB L 149 96.9 18.9 1.5 8 12.9 -0.8 -6
2020 Curveball TB L 23 85.2 41.5 -5.2 -11 6.4 2.1 50
2020 Cutter TB L 22 90.7 28.4 -5.4 -23 2.4 -1.2 -33
2019 Cutter TB L 99 92.4 27.6 -4.9 -22 1.3 -0.5 -27
2019 4-Seamer TB L 5 98.0 11.8 0.4 3 2.6 -4.0 -61
2019 Sinker TB L 460 98.1 14.9 -2.6 -15 11.6 -1.9 -14
2019 Curveball TB L 22 86.8 40.5 -6.9 -15 3.0 -0.5 -14
2018 Curveball TB L 197 84.8 45.5 -1.8 -4 2.7 -2.9 -52
2018 Sinker TB L 717 97.3 16.1 -1.8 -10 11.6 -2.0 -14
2018 Cutter TB L 108 88.9 34.2 -7.2 -27 2.4 0.1 7
2018 4-Seamer TB L 14 96.4 14.4 -1.3 -10 0.2 -6.4 -97
2017 Sinker TB L 168 98.4 14.7 -0.9 -6 8.7 -5.1 -37
2017 4-Seamer TB L 182 98.1 13.2 -2.4 -22 3.1 -4.3 -58
2017 Curveball TB L 94 85.2 45.0 0.9 2 6.1 -0.2 -4
2017 Cutter TB L 18 90.0 29.0 -5.9 -26 5.3 3.7 228
! 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 5.7 6 109 60.2 33 .423 .462 .438 15.9 9.1 15.8 .355 .495 .413 50.0
2022 Cutter -5.7 -3 60 33.1 14 .071 .143 .089 67.6 85.7 44.4 .026 .035 .025 0.0
2022 4-Seamer 2.1 0 10 5.5 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2022 Curveball 2.8 0 2 1.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker 0.3 3 807 77.2 187 .266 .413 .406 25.6 19.3 19.4 .244 .371 .371 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 .288 .590 .419 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 Cutter 60 92.0 24 4.5 12:30 1:45 -75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 10 97.3 86 16.7 11:30 11:30 0
2022 Sinker 107 98.9 90 19.6 11:15 10:30 45
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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 48 181 3 -2 1 1 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 181 46.4 63.1 75.5 27.8 37.0 39.2 58.3 44.2 37.5 5.0 66.7
Player 3,507 47.6 60.0 79.4 25.9 44.1 41.6 55.4 42.2 31.2 7.3 66.9
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 64
2018 93 90 97 98 70 89 83 60 56 90 15 88 93 92 21 51
2019 96 45
2020 89 18
2021 48 88 94 92 1 97 96 78 21 73 1 90 48 99 21
2022 64 59 86 92 30 89 86 22 16 88 16 96 64 91 47
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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 0.0 3 1 1 50.0
2020 22.9 2 1.4 1.0 1 2 0 0.0
2021 23.5 5 4.1 1.0 1 4 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 4 2 1 2 2 3
2020 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 3 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1
2021 5 4 5 3 5 3 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 4 6 2 4 5 5 2 3 3 5 3 6 4 3 5 3 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.9 96.2 -1.7 97.1 0.9 96.1 -1 98.5 2.4 96.5 -2
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 87.6 0.4
Exit Velocity 86.1 88 1.9 89.3 1.3 87.1 -2.2 87.5 0.4 90.7 3.2
Launch Angle 6.3 7.4 1.1 5.4 -2 10.4 5 1.1 -9.3 1.7 0.6
Barrel % 3.5 4.6 1.1 5 0.4 16.7 11.7 3.9 -12.8 3.8 -0.1
Hard Hit % 30.6 34.6 4 35 0.4 33.3 -1.7 42.6 9.3 46.2 3.6
Sweet Spot % 31.8 26.1 -5.7 33.8 7.7 37.5 3.7 32.6 -4.9 26.9 -5.7
xBA .2 .201 0.001 .234 0.033 .268 0.034 .202 -0.066 .24 0.038
BA .216 .183 -0.033 .254 0.071 .25 -0.004 .213 -0.037 .3 0.087
xwOBA .254 .26 0.006 .325 0.065 .387 0.062 .313 -0.074 .306 -0.007
wOBA .248 .235 -0.013 .328 0.093 .367 0.039 .322 -0.045 .342 0.02
xSLG .325 .282 -0.043 .362 0.08 .499 0.137 .305 -0.194 .334 0.029
SLG .297 .249 -0.048 .36 0.111 .472 0.112 .325 -0.147 .35 0.025
K% 23.6 30.4 6.8 26.7 -3.7 28.9 2.2 27.1 -1.8 31.3 4.2
BB% 7.3 11 3.7 18.5 7.5 13.3 -5.2 18.7 5.4 12.5 -6.2
Swing % 45.4 43.1 -2.3 41.1 -2 42.3 1.2 40.1 -2.2 44.2 4.1
Whiff% 25.2 31.8 6.6 30.7 -1.1 28 -2.7 33.2 5.2 37.5 4.3
In Zone % 49.8 50.1 0.3 43.7 -6.4 45.4 1.7 47 1.6 46.4 -0.6
Out of Zone % 50.2 49.9 -0.3 56.3 6.4 54.6 -1.7 53 -1.6 53.6 0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 28.6 2.3 25.8 -2.8 24.5 -1.3 23.3 -1.2 27.8 4.5
First Pitch Swing % 37.7 25.9 -11.8 21.5 -4.4 28.9 7.4 19.8 -9.1 35.4 15.6
First Pitch Strike % 65.6 56 -9.6 48.6 -7.4 64.4 15.8 51.6 -12.8 58.3 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 246 .322 156 2 1.3 90 3 3.3
2022 48 .342 31 0 0.0 17 2 11.8

Pitch Distribution