Pedro Alvarez
3B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 3" 250LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 1, #2, Pittsburgh Pirates | Vanderbilt
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2016 376 337 43 84 22 1 .249 .322 .504 .826
2017 34 32 4 10 1 0 .313 .353 .438 .791
2018 127 111 18 20 8 0 .180 .283 .414 .697
9 Seasons 3,321 2,980 365 704 162 15 .236 .310 .447 .757
AVG HR SB OPS
2016 .249 22 1 .826
2017 .313 1 0 .791
2018 .180 8 0 .697
9 Seasons .236 162 15 .757
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2015 28 1916 310 38 12.3 7.7 91.9 115.4 7.1 28.4 .257 .471 .333 .343 .442 47.1 26.7 9.8
2016 29 1552 242 31 12.8 8.2 92.7 115.0 13.3 31.4 .262 .501 .349 .355 .450 49.2 25.8 9.8
2017 30 128 22 2 9.1 5.9 94.2 113.6 5.8 27.3 .262 .424 .342 .316 .425 59.1 29.4 5.9
2018 31 537 75 11 14.7 8.7 90.6 115.9 12.2 26.7 .209 .453 .304 .331 .414 44.0 28.3 12.6
Player 4133 649 82 12.6 8.0 92.1 115.9 9.9 29.3 .253 .478 .335 .345 .441 47.9 26.7 10.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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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 53.9 19.0 23.2 3.9 40.0 40.6 18.7 2.9 40.0 16.5 23.2 4.8 12.3 7.7
2016 47.9 16.9 24.0 11.2 45.5 31.0 23.6 1.2 33.1 21.9 20.7 8.3 12.8 8.2
2017 50.0 22.7 27.3 0.0 31.8 50.0 18.2 0.0 36.4 18.2 27.3 9.1 9.1 5.9
2018 42.7 26.7 20.0 10.7 45.3 37.3 17.3 2.7 34.7 25.3 13.3 9.3 14.7 8.7
Player 50.2 19.3 23.3 7.2 42.4 37.0 20.3 2.2 36.7 19.6 21.3 6.8 12.6 8.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.5 2 157 29.2 43 .250 .722 .467 22.6 16.3 16.3 .287 .747 .477 62.1
2018 Changeup -2.1 -2 113 21.0 24 .095 .095 .163 52.0 41.7 33.3 .156 .183 .218 27.3
2018 Curveball -5.1 -5 88 16.4 16 .000 .000 .000 62.5 50.0 29.6 .102 .168 .113 50.0
2018 Sinker 2.3 2 69 12.8 13 .333 .833 .500 40.7 23.1 27.3 .265 .785 .449 33.3
2018 Slider -0.9 -1 65 12.1 15 .167 .167 .260 36.0 26.7 16.0 .198 .220 .293 12.5
2018 Cutter 5.9 1 23 4.3 10 .333 .667 .450 6.3 10.0 16.7 .256 .530 .368 50.0
2018 Split-Finger -2.0 0 14 2.6 3 .000 .000 .233 50.0 33.3 33.3 .029 .029 .251 0.0
2018 Sweeper -1.5 0 5 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2018 Slurve -3.6 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker 4.0 1 27 21.1 6 .800 .800 .717 14.3 16.7 25.0 .523 .829 .599 100.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 0 26 20.3 6 .400 .600 .475 38.5 33.3 28.6 .225 .336 .315 66.7
2017 Slider 4.4 1 20 15.6 7 .286 .286 .386 57.1 42.9 42.9 .268 .313 .251 75.0
2017 Changeup -4.1 -1 20 15.6 6 .000 .000 .000 60.0 33.3 50.0 .079 .097 .076 50.0
2017 Curveball 1.1 0 19 14.8 4 .250 1.000 .500 25.0 0.0 0.0 .312 .936 .511 50.0
2017 Split-Finger -4.5 0 9 7.0 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .043 .062 .045 0.0
2017 Cutter 12.7 1 5 3.9 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 0.0 0.0 .486 .550 .457 0.0
2017 Slurve -7.6 0 2 1.6 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 385 1,499 19 -22 3 8 7
2011 259 1,052 -5 -17 4 5 -14
2012 576 2,239 10 -11 3 9 12
2013 628 2,474 18 -24 3 13 9
2014 438 1,693 6 -22 9 9 2
2015 485 1,899 2 -18 10 10 4
2016 375 1,548 2 -10 5 6 3
2017 34 128 0 0 1 0 2
2018 127 537 6 -14 3 3 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,916 43.4 70.0 79.7 28.0 48.2 41.5 29.5 46.2 30.8 5.8 82.0
2016 1,552 43.4 66.0 80.0 30.5 47.8 40.5 26.6 45.9 32.0 5.9 81.5
2017 128 46.1 71.2 69.0 37.7 46.2 44.5 47.1 53.1 39.7 0.8 100.0
2018 537 46.2 60.5 72.7 24.9 37.5 44.1 22.0 41.3 38.3 6.0 71.9
Player 4,133 43.8 67.2 78.6 28.8 46.8 41.5 28.1 45.7 32.5 5.7 80.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 77 54 82 86 66 85 96 94 98 97 9 79 10 58 22
2016 82 57 87 89 59 67 93 97 97 98 15 74 6 38 22
2017 93 39
2018 98 35
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.1 22 22.2 0 5 15 12 54.5
2017 27.2 1 1.2 0 2 0 1 100.0
2018 24.8 8 6.2 2 2 5 2 25.0
Player 24.4 31 29.6 1 9 20 15 48.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 22 26 15 23 22 20 25 22 20 16 23 25 21 19 21 24 15 20 21 28 21 20 29 28 21 22 24 30 25 23 18
2017 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
2018 8 8 7 6 7 6 6 5 3 6 6 7 7 7 6 7 6 6 7 5 7 5 7 6 7 5 6 7 7 6 4
Player 31 35 23 30 30 27 32 28 24 23 30 33 30 27 28 32 22 27 30 34 29 27 37 36 29 28 31 39 34 30 23
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.9 92.7 0.8 94.2 1.5 90.6 -3.6
Launch Angle 7.1 13.3 6.2 5.8 -7.5 12.2 6.4
Barrel % 12.3 12.8 0.5 9.1 -3.7 14.7 5.6
Hard Hit % 47.1 49.2 2.1 59.1 9.9 44.0 -15.1
Sweet Spot % 28.4 31.4 3.0 27.3 -4.1 26.7 -0.6
xBA .257 .262 0.005 .262 0.000 .209 -0.053
BA .243 .249 0.006 .313 0.064 .180 -0.133
xwOBA .343 .355 0.012 .316 -0.039 .331 0.015
wOBA .333 .349 0.016 .342 -0.007 .304 -0.038
xSLG .471 .501 0.030 .424 -0.077 .453 0.029
SLG .469 .504 0.035 .438 -0.066 .414 -0.024
K% 26.7 25.8 -0.9 29.4 3.6 28.3 -1.1
BB% 9.8 9.8 0.0 5.9 -3.9 12.6 6.7
Swing % 46.2 45.9 -0.3 53.1 7.2 41.3 -11.8
Whiff% 30.8 32.0 1.2 39.7 7.7 38.3 -1.4
In Zone % 43.4 43.4 0.0 46.1 2.7 46.2 0.1
Out of Zone % 56.6 56.6 0.0 53.9 -2.7 53.8 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 28.0 30.5 2.5 37.7 7.2 24.9 -12.8
First Pitch Swing % 29.5 26.6 -2.9 47.1 20.5 22.0 -25.1
First Pitch Strike % 58.2 59.8 1.6 64.7 4.9 53.5 -11.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 359 295 82.2 .295 .363
2017 Shifts L 34 23 67.6 .445 .292
2018 Shifts L 127 110 86.6 .092 .336
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 461 16.7 21.7% 1.3% 291 23.0 1.0% 7.2%
2011 283 17.7 13.1% 1.8% 193 22.7 1.0% 6.7%
2012 573 17.8 16.9% 2.3% 388 24.0 1.5% 12.4%
2013 573 17.9 18.0% 2.4% 422 23.2 0.9% 9.2%
2014 371 17.7 16.7% 3.2% 351 23.9 0.9% 12.8%
2015 509 18.3 23.8% 6.7% 335 25.2 4.2% 27.5%
2016 484 18.8 23.1% 4.3% 244 24.0 4.1% 18.4%
2017 43 18.0 16.3% 0.0% 10 19.9 0.0% 0.0%
2018 169 17.4 18.9% 0.6% 94 22.1 2.1% 8.5%
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