José Álvarez
P | B/T: L/L | 5' 11" 195LBS | Age: 33

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0 3.12 12 0 0 8.2 8 1.04
10 Seasons 21 24 3.39 438 8 3 414.0 353 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 12 1-0 3.12 8.2 8 1.04
10 Seasons 438 21-24 3.39 414.0 353 1.29

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
2015 26 1015 196 6 3.1 2.1 85.5 112.1 8.3 33.2 .229 .334 .281 .283 .318 27.6 20.8 8.1 3.49 3.26
2016 27 930 189 6 3.2 2.3 86.4 110.9 9.6 38.1 .256 .365 .318 .289 .343 22.2 19.9 5.9 3.45 3.51
2017 28 760 146 9 6.2 4.4 86.4 111.6 12.9 34.9 .258 .441 .304 .309 .387 32.9 22.2 5.9 3.88 4.09
2018 29 1021 178 13 7.3 5 86.8 113.3 10.4 34.3 .226 .375 .270 .295 .346 30.3 22.6 8.4 2.71 3.65
2019 30 984 185 9 4.9 3.5 86.1 112.7 7.7 33.5 .266 .413 .319 .312 .367 32.4 20.0 7.1 3.36 4.29
2020 31 129 18 1 5.6 3.7 86.3 105.5 2.8 27.8 .312 .380 .333 .350 .411 38.9 22.2 11.1 1.42 5.30
2021 32 970 204 5 2.5 1.9 86.4 110.1 8.3 29.9 .250 .342 .245 .287 .310 32.8 15.8 7.1 2.37 3.45
2022 33 132 25 1 4 2.8 84.4 105.4 0.8 32.0 .269 .414 .218 .323 .381 36.0 22.2 8.3 3.12 3.66
Player 5941 1141 50 4.4 3.2 86.2 113.3 9.1 33.7 .248 .376 .288 .297 .345 29.9 20.2 7.2
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

Alvarez relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(50.8%) ,
Changeup
(38.6%) ,
Slider
(8.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(2.3%) ,


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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 67 35 32 50.8 90.7 17 14 4 4 0 0 0 1 13 .286 .366 .286 .625 .333 .464 85.9 -1 2042 6.4 3.7 7.7
2022 Changeup 51 40 11 38.6 81.4 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 .000 .157 .000 .207 .000 .156 80.8 0 1692 6.5 43.3 33.3
2022 Slider 11 7 4 8.3 79.6 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .667 .411 1.000 .533 .727 .409 93.0 12 2165 6.4 42.9 20.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 3 2 1 2.3 91.0 2157 6.2 0.0
2021 Sinker 443 226 217 45.7 91.2 129 116 22 18 2 1 1 19 98 .190 .254 .250 .330 .232 .293 86.8 -2 2127 6.5 14.3 15.4
2021 Changeup 272 207 65 28.0 81.2 69 65 14 12 2 0 0 13 53 .215 .224 .246 .305 .219 .249 84.5 16 1541 6.5 29.8 14.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 119 57 62 12.3 91.3 32 29 5 3 1 0 1 5 24 .172 .211 .310 .380 .249 .293 85.6 13 2302 6.4 20.8 12.5
2021 Slider 99 25 74 10.2 81.4 32 31 10 9 0 1 0 5 26 .323 .322 .387 .424 .318 .334 85.5 27 2238 6.5 22.6 20.8
2021 Cutter 37 29 8 3.8 85.8 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 .667 .329 .667 .365 .586 .298 89.1 -9 2304 6.5 25.0 0.0
! 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 % Barrel/PA
2015 51.5 17.3 27.6 3.6 35.2 41.3 23.5 5.1 39.8 21.4 23.5 6.1 3.1 2.1
2016 46.0 23.3 28.0 2.6 31.7 40.2 27.5 3.2 33.3 23.8 30.2 2.6 3.2 2.3
2017 39.0 21.2 30.8 8.9 30.8 39.0 30.1 4.8 30.1 24.7 26.0 6.2 6.2 4.4
2018 47.8 20.2 25.8 6.2 34.3 38.8 25.8 3.9 36.0 23.6 22.5 4.5 7.3 5.0
2019 50.3 20.5 24.3 4.9 32.4 40.0 27.6 4.9 40.0 17.3 27.6 5.4 4.9 3.5
2020 50.0 5.6 33.3 11.1 16.7 55.6 27.8 0.0 38.9 5.6 44.4 0.0 5.6 3.7
2021 51.0 16.2 23.5 9.3 41.7 35.8 22.5 6.4 37.3 23.0 26.5 4.4 2.5 1.9
2022 60.0 16.0 20.0 4.0 40.0 36.0 24.0 12.0 36.0 16.0 32.0 0.0 4.0 2.8
Player 48.3 19.4 26.5 5.9 34.4 39.4 25.9 4.8 36.4 21.8 26.5 4.6 4.4 3.2
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 Sinker SF L 67 90.7 23.6 0.3 1 17.1 2.2 15
2022 Changeup SF L 51 81.4 37.7 3.0 9 17.1 2.5 17
2022 4-Seamer SF L 3 91.0 16.7 -0.8 -5 11.8 5.6 89
2022 Slider SF L 11 79.6 41.5 -0.9 -2 6.2 -5.8 -48
2021 Sinker SF L 443 91.2 23.0 -0.1 0 16.8 2.2 15
2021 4-Seamer SF L 119 91.3 17.2 -1.0 -6 10.6 3.5 50
2021 Cutter SF L 37 85.8 27.2 2.8 9 2.0 -0.6 -23
2021 Changeup SF L 272 81.2 37.2 2.4 7 14.4 0.6 4
2021 Slider SF L 99 81.4 36.7 -4.1 -10 5.0 -4.6 -48
2020 Cutter PHI L 9 86.6 27.2 2.3 8 2.4 -0.3 -10
2020 Slider PHI L 22 83.4 32.5 -6.6 -17 5.0 -1.8 -26
2020 Changeup PHI L 29 81.7 37.6 3.5 10 16.6 2.8 20
2020 Sinker PHI L 51 91.4 22.0 -1.3 -5 17.8 3.0 20
2020 4-Seamer PHI L 18 92.2 17.2 -1.2 -7 12.8 5.5 75
2019 Changeup PHI L 217 82.0 35.7 2.3 7 15.2 1.4 10
2019 Cutter PHI L 72 87.0 26.9 1.9 7 1.9 -0.3 -14
2019 Slider PHI L 107 83.3 34.1 -4.4 -11 4.6 -1.9 -30
2019 Sinker PHI L 379 91.4 21.4 -1.8 -8 16.6 2.1 15
2019 4-Seamer PHI L 133 91.4 16.8 0.0 0 10.0 2.8 38
2019 Curveball PHI L 75 81.6 40.0 -10.1 -20 7.1 -2.7 -27
2018 Changeup LAA L 148 81.3 34.4 0.8 2 14.2 0.8 6
2018 4-Seamer LAA L 374 91.7 15.8 0.8 5 8.0 0.9 13
2018 Curveball LAA L 122 80.9 42.0 -8.5 -17 6.0 -3.1 -34
2018 Slider LAA L 127 83.7 34.9 -3.1 -8 4.8 -0.7 -13
2018 Sinker LAA L 207 91.3 21.5 -1.6 -7 16.2 1.7 12
2018 Cutter LAA L 43 87.3 26.6 1.3 5 2.7 0.3 13
2017 Slider LAA L 37 84.0 33.7 -2.4 -7 4.3 -0.3 -7
2017 Curveball LAA L 143 79.2 44.4 -6.8 -13 6.8 -2.4 -26
2017 Changeup LAA L 130 81.5 33.2 1.8 6 13.1 0.4 3
2017 Cutter LAA L 25 87.1 27.8 -0.9 -3 1.1 -0.8 -42
2017 4-Seamer LAA L 263 91.5 15.8 -0.5 -4 7.9 0.5 7
2017 Sinker LAA L 161 91.0 21.7 0.0 0 16.0 1.5 10
2016 Changeup LAA L 175 80.5 34.3 2.0 6 14.3 1.4 11
2016 4-Seamer LAA L 224 91.5 16.6 -1.5 -10 10.7 2.5 30
2016 Slider LAA L 255 85.9 30.0 -2.1 -7 0.6 -1.8 -74
2016 Sinker LAA L 193 90.8 22.2 1.0 5 16.5 1.9 13
2016 Curveball LAA L 55 77.6 47.0 -6.9 -13 5.9 -2.9 -33
! 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 1.9 1 67 50.8 17 .286 .286 .388 3.7 5.9 7.7 .366 .625 .465 46.2
2022 Changeup -7.6 -4 51 38.6 16 .000 .000 .056 43.3 37.5 33.3 .157 .207 .156 20.0
2022 Slider 9.8 1 11 8.3 3 .667 1.000 .717 42.9 33.3 20.0 .411 .533 .409 50.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.6 0 3 2.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker -2.7 -12 443 45.7 129 .190 .250 .247 14.3 14.7 15.4 .254 .330 .297 38.8
2021 Changeup -0.2 -1 272 28.0 69 .215 .246 .249 29.8 18.8 14.3 .224 .305 .250 18.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 0 119 12.3 32 .172 .310 .280 20.8 15.6 12.5 .211 .380 .294 41.7
2021 Slider 2.0 2 99 10.2 32 .323 .387 .353 22.6 15.6 20.8 .322 .424 .335 30.8
2021 Cutter 3.4 1 37 3.8 3 .667 .667 .600 25.0 0.0 0.0 .329 .365 .298 33.3
2020 Sinker -2.2 -1 51 39.5 10 .250 .250 .356 21.4 20.0 20.0 .312 .348 .384 33.3
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 29 22.5 7 .429 .429 .386 35.7 42.9 20.0 .366 .423 .347 50.0
2020 Slider 2.5 1 22 17.1 4 .333 .667 .488 37.5 25.0 14.3 .393 .433 .449 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.7 0 18 14.0 4 .250 .500 .313 11.1 0.0 0.0 .228 .416 .274 50.0
2020 Cutter -6.1 -1 9 7.0 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .168 .185 .157 50.0
2019 Sinker -2.4 -9 380 38.6 104 .245 .298 .290 16.6 14.4 13.6 .254 .372 .301 30.9
2019 Changeup -0.5 -1 217 22.1 55 .278 .333 .310 34.5 29.1 19.3 .265 .345 .273 34.2
2019 4-Seamer -1.7 -2 133 13.5 37 .226 .323 .276 17.7 27.0 19.2 .280 .419 .330 39.1
2019 Slider 2.4 3 107 10.9 24 .348 .609 .419 27.5 25.0 18.8 .253 .540 .341 29.4
2019 Curveball 4.3 3 75 7.6 17 .500 1.125 .679 23.5 11.8 8.3 .346 .688 .450 42.9
2019 Cutter 4.4 3 72 7.3 14 .357 .857 .568 19.5 14.3 8.7 .248 .417 .284 16.7
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 374 36.6 79 .239 .423 .335 16.9 26.6 16.0 .271 .500 .364 44.0
2018 Sinker -2.2 -5 207 20.3 51 .227 .386 .314 18.1 15.7 20.0 .231 .465 .344 43.2
2018 Changeup 1.0 2 148 14.5 43 .243 .270 .294 36.0 23.3 23.3 .154 .176 .236 7.1
2018 Slider -3.2 -4 127 12.4 35 .206 .235 .210 35.8 22.9 21.1 .204 .269 .220 30.8
2018 Curveball -5.3 -6 122 11.9 34 .091 .152 .121 20.8 17.6 18.8 .213 .322 .243 14.8
2018 Cutter -0.1 0 43 4.2 17 .313 .375 .326 20.8 35.3 25.0 .251 .349 .288 20.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.4 -4 263 34.6 72 .243 .357 .263 20.7 25.0 18.8 .267 .444 .311 40.4
2017 Sinker -1.1 -2 161 21.2 37 .324 .559 .394 8.9 10.8 9.3 .311 .598 .400 45.2
2017 Curveball 0.3 0 143 18.8 35 .143 .457 .250 36.4 22.9 20.5 .205 .439 .267 22.2
2017 Changeup -0.7 -1 130 17.1 35 .333 .333 .323 29.4 25.7 23.1 .250 .289 .261 8.3
2017 Slider 1.9 1 37 4.9 13 .308 .538 .431 43.5 38.5 27.8 .213 .424 .266 37.5
2017 Cutter 5.6 1 25 3.3 6 .400 .600 .475 16.7 16.7 11.1 .289 .377 .356 50.0
! 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 81.7 90 17.6 10:00 9:15 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 17 92.2 96 19.7 10:30 10:30 0
2020 Sinker 48 91.4 97 21.2 10:30 10:00 30
2020 Slider 21 83.4 38 7.7 12:30 1:30 -60
2021 Changeup 258 81.2 89 15.9 9:45 9:15 30
2021 Cutter 32 85.9 51 9.2 11:30 12:30 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 114 91.3 94 18.6 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Sinker 392 91.3 94 19.6 10:30 10:00 30
2021 Slider 94 81.4 34 6.4 12:45 2:00 -75
2022 Changeup 42 81.4 93 18.0 10:00 9:15 45
2022 Sinker 60 90.8 95 20.0 10:30 9:45 45
2022 Slider 10 79.6 26 6.7 1:45 3:00 -75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 181 730 -2 -2 4 3 3
2015 279 999 -4 -1 2 5 2
2016 252 913 -3 -4 4 4 2
2017 198 759 -1 -10 4 3 -4
2018 259 1,021 -10 -15 5 5 -15
2019 251 983 -10 -4 5 4 -3
2020 27 129 0 -3 1 1 -2
2021 266 973 -11 -10 6 5 -10
2022 36 132 -2 0 0 1 -1
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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 %
2015 1,015 48.2 64.6 83.5 31.9 60.1 38.3 68.6 47.7 24.6 8.1 73.2
2016 930 48.2 68.3 82.7 35.1 68.0 40.4 63.7 51.1 22.1 6.3 74.6
2017 760 46.9 72.2 82.9 31.3 62.7 41.6 61.6 50.5 23.7 7.2 83.6
2018 1,021 48.4 68.4 82.5 31.3 63.6 43.3 62.5 49.3 23.3 5.3 75.9
2019 984 48.4 73.3 82.2 32.0 63.6 39.9 65.7 52.0 22.7 9.1 86.5
2020 129 38.0 67.3 84.8 38.8 64.5 34.1 55.6 49.6 25.0 8.5 63.6
2021 970 51.5 66.2 84.3 27.2 64.8 40.6 69.4 47.3 20.7 10.4 72.3
2022 132 42.4 69.6 84.6 35.5 59.3 43.2 55.6 50.0 25.8 7.6 70.0
Player 5,941 48.3 68.7 83.1 31.8 63.7 40.6 65.1 49.6 22.9 7.8 77.0
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
2015 76 68 82 85 53 85 90 96 91 53 39 65 76 33 60 11
2016 76 37 71 87 65 91 92 91 100 41 80 41 76 27 65 17
2017 54 33 28 26 70 72 44 68 52 55 87 47 54 27 71 44
2018 64 66 56 49 62 60 32 87 87 53 46 40 64 29 65 28
2019 51 22 50 71 45 80 87 97 81 26 65 29 51 21 72 32
2020 23 70
2021 76 35 82 96 64 97 98 91 89 5 69 13 76 18 35
2022 18 12
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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 23.3 8 7.0 1.0 2 5 3 37.5
2021 25.3 2 2.9 -1.0 2 3 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 7 7 9 8 5 6 6 8 7 8 6 8 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 6 7 6 9
2021 2 3 5 3 4 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 3 3 4 2 4 3 3 1 2 1 3 4 4 3 3 4 1 4
! 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 91.4 91.2 -0.2 91.1 -0.1 91.3 0.2 90.9 -0.4 91 0.1 90.9 -0.1 90.7 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 79.4 80.5 1.1 81.5 1 81.3 -0.2 82 0.7 81.7 -0.3 81.2 -0.5 81.4 0.2
Breaking Velocity 82.4 84.4 2 80.2 -4.2 82.3 2.1 82.6 0.3 83.4 0.8 81.4 -2 79.6 -1.8
Exit Velocity 85.5 86.4 0.9 86.4 0 86.8 0.4 86.1 -0.7 86.3 0.2 86.4 0.1 84.4 -2
Launch Angle 8.3 9.6 1.3 12.9 3.3 10.4 -2.5 7.7 -2.7 2.8 -4.9 8.3 5.5 .8 -7.5
Barrel % 3.1 3.2 0.1 6.2 3 7.3 1.1 4.9 -2.4 5.6 0.7 2.5 -3.1 4 1.5
Hard Hit % 27.6 22.2 -5.4 32.9 10.7 30.3 -2.6 32.4 2.1 38.9 6.5 32.8 -6.1 36 3.2
Sweet Spot % 33.2 38.1 4.9 34.9 -3.2 34.3 -0.6 33.5 -0.8 27.8 -5.7 29.9 2.1 32 2.1
xBA .229 .256 0.027 .258 0.002 .226 -0.032 .266 0.04 .312 0.046 .25 -0.062 .269 0.019
BA .228 .298 0.07 .263 -0.035 .217 -0.046 .284 0.067 .292 0.008 .217 -0.075 .182 -0.035
xwOBA .283 .289 0.006 .309 0.02 .295 -0.014 .312 0.017 .35 0.038 .287 -0.063 .323 0.036
wOBA .281 .318 0.037 .304 -0.014 .27 -0.034 .319 0.049 .333 0.014 .245 -0.088 .218 -0.027
xSLG .334 .365 0.031 .441 0.076 .375 -0.066 .413 0.038 .38 -0.033 .342 -0.038 .414 0.072
SLG .339 .403 0.064 .426 0.023 .323 -0.103 .431 0.108 .375 -0.056 .279 -0.096 .212 -0.067
K% 20.8 19.9 -0.9 22.2 2.3 22.6 0.4 20 -2.6 22.2 2.2 15.8 -6.4 22.2 6.4
BB% 8.1 5.9 -2.2 5.9 0 8.4 2.5 7.1 -1.3 11.1 4 7.1 -4 8.3 1.2
Swing % 47.7 51.1 3.4 50.5 -0.6 49.3 -1.2 52 2.7 49.6 -2.4 47.3 -2.3 50 2.7
Whiff% 24.6 22.1 -2.5 23.7 1.6 23.3 -0.4 22.7 -0.6 25 2.3 20.7 -4.3 25.8 5.1
In Zone % 48.2 48.2 0 46.9 -1.3 48.4 1.5 48.4 0 38 -10.4 51.5 13.5 42.4 -9.1
Out of Zone % 51.8 51.8 0 53.1 1.3 51.6 -1.5 51.6 0 62 10.4 48.5 -13.5 57.6 9.1
Out of Zone Swing % 31.9 35.1 3.2 31.3 -3.8 31.3 0 32 0.7