Sandy Alcantara
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 200LBS | Age: 27

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 2 5 5.07 12 12 0 76.1 67 1.22
7 Seasons 36 48 3.29 130 122 0 792.1 705 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 12 2-5 5.07 76.1 67 1.22
7 Seasons 130 36-48 3.29 792.1 705 1.15

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 21 155 23 2 8.7 5.1 85.2 104.9 12.5 69.6 .310 .530 .375 .404 .505 43.5 25.6 15.4 4.32 7.64
2018 22 567 91 3 3.3 2.1 88.3 110.5 11.7 23.1 .215 .328 .317 .311 .308 31.9 20.5 15.8 3.44 4.09
2019 23 3091 598 39 6.5 4.7 87.3 111.7 11.8 29.9 .244 .424 .308 .322 .351 34.3 18.0 9.7 3.88 4.60
2020 24 662 117 7 6.0 4.1 88.3 108.7 6.8 32.5 .243 .386 .288 .310 .360 38.5 22.7 8.7 3.00 4.07
2021 25 3095 576 35 6.1 4.2 87.6 115.7 4.5 29.9 .233 .369 .279 .288 .348 39.4 24.0 6.0 3.19 3.47
2022 26 3248 620 33 5.3 3.7 87.8 114.8 5.5 28.4 .215 .331 .260 .267 .316 38.5 23.4 5.6 2.28 2.92
2023 27 1137 224 12 5.4 3.8 88.9 115.1 10.3 33.5 .252 .385 .291 .314 .360 40.6 21.0 7.8 5.07 4.02
Player 11955 2249 131 5.8 4.0 87.7 115.7 7.8 30.1 .233 .375 .285 .297 .342 37.6 21.8 7.7
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alcantara relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(27.6%) ,
Changeup
(26.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(25.2%) ,
Slider
(20.7%) ,


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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 26.1 8.7 56.5 8.7 39.1 43.5 17.4 8.7 17.4 17.4 39.1 8.7 8.7 5.1
2018 50.5 19.8 18.7 11.0 40.7 33.0 23.1 2.2 35.2 27.5 22.0 7.7 3.3 2.1
2019 45.5 24.1 22.7 7.7 36.3 38.6 25.1 4.5 35.3 24.7 21.4 6.5 6.5 4.7
2020 50.4 19.7 24.8 5.1 40.2 40.2 19.7 4.3 36.8 24.8 24.8 3.4 6.0 4.1
2021 54.0 20.5 21.2 4.3 39.4 38.2 22.4 5.6 40.3 19.4 22.6 6.1 6.1 4.2
2022 54.2 19.8 18.9 7.1 36.6 38.9 24.5 6.1 41.0 21.1 20.6 5.2 5.3 3.7
2023 46.4 22.8 25.4 5.4 38.4 40.6 21.0 4.5 33.9 22.3 25.4 8.5 5.4 3.8
Player 50.4 21.3 21.8 6.4 37.8 38.7 23.4 5.2 37.9 22.2 22.3 6.1 5.8 4.0
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.9 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! 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
2023 4-Seamer MIA R 287 97.8 15.1 -2.3 -18 11.6 2.7 30
2023 Sinker MIA R 314 97.5 21.2 1.4 7 17.5 2.0 13
2023 Changeup MIA R 300 91.1 28.9 1.4 5 16.3 1.0 7
2023 Slider MIA R 235 89.5 31.0 -0.5 -2 0.6 -3.2 -84
2022 Changeup MIA R 896 91.8 28.8 1.3 5 16.8 1.4 9
2022 Sinker MIA R 804 97.8 21.3 1.0 5 17.7 2.1 13
2022 4-Seamer MIA R 816 98.0 14.9 -2.0 -16 12.0 3.8 47
2022 Slider MIA R 714 90.0 30.5 -0.1 0 0.3 -2.8 -89
2022 Curveball MIA R 11 86.2 39.3 -4.4 -10 2.4 -2.4 -50
2021 Sinker MIA R 873 97.6 21.5 1.7 8 17.3 1.8 12
2021 Curveball MIA R 79 83.7 42.9 -5.2 -11 3.8 -3.3 -46
2021 Slider MIA R 746 90.4 30.1 0.1 0 1.3 -3.8 -154
2021 Changeup MIA R 728 91.8 29.2 2.5 9 16.1 1.3 9
2021 4-Seamer MIA R 667 98.1 14.8 -1.9 -15 10.6 2.6 32
2020 Slider MIA R 146 87.3 33.6 0.3 1 2.6 -1.1 -30
2020 Curveball MIA R 53 82.0 44.9 -4.8 -10 6.2 -1.7 -21
2020 Changeup MIA R 68 90.1 29.7 1.9 7 16.4 2.3 16
2020 Sinker MIA R 231 96.2 21.5 1.9 10 16.9 2.0 14
2020 4-Seamer MIA R 164 96.9 14.0 -0.6 -4 9.5 1.8 24
2019 Changeup MIA R 374 89.1 30.5 2.0 7 16.1 1.9 14
2019 Curveball MIA R 266 82.0 47.5 -3.4 -7 5.5 -1.8 -25
2019 Slider MIA R 664 86.0 37.0 0.9 2 4.3 0.0 0
2019 Sinker MIA R 853 95.3 22.9 1.6 8 17.2 2.0 13
2019 4-Seamer MIA R 933 95.6 15.8 -0.8 -5 9.3 1.3 16
2018 Curveball MIA R 52 82.7 45.4 -5.6 -11 4.9 -2.5 -34
2018 4-Seamer MIA R 190 95.5 15.8 -0.9 -6 7.8 0.0 0
2018 Slider MIA R 100 86.1 35.2 -0.2 -1 4.2 -0.2 -4
2018 Sinker MIA R 153 95.3 23.7 3.3 16 16.3 1.6 11
2018 Changeup MIA R 72 89.0 30.6 2.5 9 14.7 0.6 4
2017 Slider STL R 34 85.6 36.9 1.6 4 5.4 1.6 40
2017 Changeup STL R 20 90.8 26.0 0.9 4 12.0 -1.9 -14
2017 Sinker STL R 62 98.0 20.9 3.4 19 15.6 0.0 0
2017 4-Seamer STL R 39 98.6 13.4 -1.8 -16 7.2 -1.4 -17
! 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 %
2023 Sinker -1.1 -3 314 27.6 104 .231 .352 .310 11.9 11.5 17.4 .295 .451 .369 35.0
2023 Changeup 0.9 3 301 26.5 74 .309 .382 .339 35.9 27.0 22.2 .245 .345 .291 49.0
2023 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 287 25.2 79 .211 .324 .249 25.9 26.6 21.2 .222 .339 .265 42.6
2023 Slider 1.1 3 235 20.7 62 .200 .364 .291 37.6 22.6 21.2 .226 .381 .309 39.0
2022 Changeup -2.7 -25 899 27.7 265 .145 .194 .177 34.4 29.4 26.8 .169 .230 .200 29.1
2022 4-Seamer -0.2 -2 817 25.2 196 .235 .436 .321 24.7 24.5 20.3 .231 .426 .315 48.5
2022 Sinker -1.0 -8 806 24.8 252 .265 .357 .318 10.8 11.5 15.8 .253 .342 .298 36.8
2022 Slider -0.4 -3 714 22.0 170 .217 .360 .267 31.1 30.6 23.1 .217 .369 .272 45.5
2022 Curveball -0.2 0 11 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .032 .070 .041 0.0
2021 Sinker -1.7 -15 873 28.2 226 .229 .361 .320 18.0 11.5 18.4 .260 .381 .308 37.0
2021 Slider -0.2 -1 747 24.1 200 .189 .335 .268 38.3 32.0 27.7 .186 .310 .244 39.0
2021 Changeup -0.6 -4 728 23.5 233 .229 .346 .289 30.8 28.8 23.0 .235 .361 .289 37.8
2021 4-Seamer 0.6 4 668 21.6 170 .234 .399 .309 23.3 25.9 17.1 .239 .417 .305 44.3
2021 Curveball 3.2 3 79 2.6 6 .500 1.167 .842 25.0 0.0 0.0 .483 .727 .515 66.7
2020 Sinker -3.2 -7 231 34.9 67 .179 .196 .281 16.1 10.4 25.0 .254 .350 .334 28.6
2020 4-Seamer 1.2 2 164 24.8 43 .250 .350 .291 24.1 27.9 18.5 .237 .346 .282 50.0
2020 Slider -0.2 0 146 22.1 27 .240 .520 .367 34.9 33.3 16.1 .226 .427 .291 29.4
2020 Changeup 2.1 1 68 10.3 24 .261 .522 .346 37.1 37.5 33.3 .243 .513 .331 57.1
2020 Curveball -0.4 0 53 8.0 11 .273 .455 .309 11.1 18.2 16.7 .254 .360 .261 44.4
2019 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 933 30.2 266 .229 .394 .332 16.0 17.7 14.6 .242 .449 .339 43.0
2019 Sinker -1.2 -10 853 27.6 240 .243 .379 .339 21.8 10.8 18.7 .259 .414 .342 27.5
2019 Slider 0.9 6 664 21.5 159 .252 .464 .345 31.5 30.8 22.6 .222 .409 .285 36.3
2019 Changeup 0.4 1 374 12.1 113 .274 .396 .316 30.1 16.8 16.1 .268 .449 .325 29.9
2019 Curveball -1.2 -3 266 8.6 55 .184 .286 .252 28.1 18.2 19.6 .207 .346 .263 29.3
2018 4-Seamer 1.7 3 190 33.5 54 .314 .486 .447 19.0 13.0 12.3 .274 .393 .410 22.6
2018 Sinker -2.2 -3 153 27.0 40 .200 .400 .308 26.0 12.5 13.9 .235 .384 .321 33.3
2018 Slider 0.0 0 100 17.6 19 .176 .235 .234 40.5 42.1 19.0 .194 .384 .289 55.6
2018 Changeup -2.3 -2 72 12.7 24 .130 .261 .188 38.5 29.2 25.9 .130 .151 .150 31.3
2018 Curveball -2.0 -1 52 9.2 9 .143 .143 .178 13.3 33.3 42.9 .152 .164 .187 40.0
2017 Sinker 1.4 1 62 40.0 17 .267 .333 .368 33.3 17.6 20.0 .319 .472 .377 50.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.9 1 39 25.2 9 .167 .667 .456 26.3 33.3 25.0 .218 .527 .437 33.3
2017 Slider 3.0 1 34 21.9 8 .286 .714 .450 35.7 25.0 18.2 .389 .762 .503 40.0
2017 Changeup 1.1 0 20 12.9 5 .400 .400 .360 63.6 40.0 50.0 .285 .385 .289 33.3
! 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 Changeup 66 90.1 87 17.4 1:45 2:45 -60
2020 Curveball 53 82.0 47 9.2 7:45 7:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 164 96.9 89 17.8 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Sinker 231 96.2 89 19.2 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Slider 146 87.3 16 3.7 9:45 9:45 0
2021 Changeup 689 91.8 88 17.1 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Curveball 76 83.8 38 7.3 7:45 7:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 667 98.1 91 17.2 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 868 97.6 91 19.2 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Slider 744 90.4 18 3.8 12:00 12:45 -45
2022 Changeup 875 91.8 90 17.8 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 Curveball 11 86.2 29 5.3 8:30 7:00 90
2022 4-Seam Fastball 815 98.0 94 18.2 1:45 1:30 15
2022 Sinker 804 97.8 93 19.7 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Slider 714 90.0 17 3.3 11:45 11:15 30
2023 Changeup 296 91.1 90 17.4 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 284 97.8 93 17.8 1:45 1:30 15
2023 Sinker 313 97.5 93 19.6 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 Slider 234 89.5 19 3.5 11:15 10:45 30
! 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 39 155 1 0 1 0 3
2018 146 567 -6 -6 5 4 -3
2019 833 3,090 -17 -21 18 13 -7
2020 227 857 -12 -2 5 3 -6
2021 835 3,095 -9 -23 7 11 -14
2022 885 3,247 -20 -41 15 8 -38
2023 319 1,137 0 -8 5 4 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 %
2017 155 50.3 64.1 74.0 27.3 38.1 43.9 56.4 45.8 36.6 9.0 50.0
2018 567 46.6 65.2 81.4 25.1 52.6 40.4 61.6 43.7 27.0 6.9 69.2
2019 3,091 47.3 70.0 82.4 31.3 60.0 43.6 60.5 49.6 23.5 7.7 74.8
2020 662 51.5 67.4 83.9 28.3 54.9 42.6 61.0 48.5 24.0 8.6 73.7
2021 3,095 51.7 71.4 80.1 33.9 53.6 43.6 64.0 53.3 27.3 7.9 80.5
2022 3,248 52.2 70.5 80.8 34.7 58.1 46.3 62.5 53.4 25.4 7.2 78.3
2023 1,137 51.3 73.2 79.6 33.0 57.4 44.2 65.8 53.6 26.9 7.2 79.3
Player 11,955 50.4 70.4 81.0 32.5 56.8 44.2 62.5 51.6 25.7 7.6 76.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 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 85 30
2018 87 61 37 41
2019 40 49 41 40 38 7 59 80 69 16 25 35 73 84 75 45 16
2020 55 46 55 62 52 38 62 51 42 47 49 31 55 92 68 33 28
2021 75 57 65 72 80 11 76 76 42 54 83 61 95 98 61 39 18
2022 84 75 82 80 87 16 81 65 45 53 83 50 94 96 51 14
2023 54 40 59 72 46 27 79 53 40 35 58 58 87 95 57 18
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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 24.7 2 2.0 0 1 1 1 50.0
2018 21.1 3 2.8 0 2 2 1 33.3
2019 22.7 23 28.0 -5 17 23 11 47.8
2020 23.0 6 4.8 1 3 3 2 33.3
2021 23.1 21 22.2 -1 14 21 7 33.3
2022 23.7 16 16.8 -1 15 15 6 37.5
2023 23.6 6 6.2 0 4 4 3 50.0
Player 23.1 77 82.8 -6 56 69 31 40.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2018 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 1 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 4 2 2 1 3 3 3 4 2
2019 23 32 25 33 30 27 32 31 20 18 24 34 36 25 28 29 26 23 25 32 28 26 40 31 28 26 21 33 33 27 18
2020 6 5 4 7 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 3
2021 21 26 23 26 25 21 25 23 15 14 17 29 22 17 21 24 19 20 26 26 19 25 30 25 18 19 28 25 20 19 18
2022 16 12 13 17 19 19 20 13 13 11 16 23 20 16 18 20 16 14 15 17 15 15 24 19 11 13 21 23 19 18 14
2023 6 5 3 5 7 7 7 5 6 5 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 5 8 9 6 6 8 7 5 5 7 7 6 7 7
Player 77 85 73 92 90 83 94 82 62 55 73 103 94 74 84 89 77 71 84 95 78 83 113 91 70 71 87 98 88 81 64
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 98.2 95.4 -2.8 95.5 0.1 96.5 1.0 97.8 1.3 97.9 0.1 97.6 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 90.8 89.0 -1.8 89.1 0.1 90.1 1.0 91.8 1.7 91.8 0.0 91.1 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 85.6 84.9 -0.7 84.8 -0.1 85.9 1.1 89.8 3.9 89.9 0.1 89.5 -0.4
Exit Velocity 85.2 88.3 3.1 87.3 -1.0 88.3 1.0 87.6 -0.7 87.8 0.2 88.9 1.1
Launch Angle 12.5 11.7 -0.8 11.8 0.1 6.8 -5.0 4.5 -2.3 5.5 1.0 10.3 4.8
Barrel % 8.7 3.3 -5.4 6.5 3.2 6.0 -0.5 6.1 0.1 5.3 -0.8 5.4 0.1
Hard Hit % 43.5 31.9 -11.6 34.3 2.4 38.5 4.2 39.4 0.9 38.5 -0.9 40.6 2.1
Sweet Spot % 69.6 23.1 -46.5 29.9 6.8 32.5 2.6 29.9 -2.6 28.4 -1.5 33.5 5.1
xBA .310 .215 -0.095 .244 0.029 .243 -0.001 .233 -0.010 .215 -0.018 .252 0.037
BA .273 .214 -0.059 .241 0.027 .226 -0.015 .223 -0.003 .212 -0.011 .239 0.027
xwOBA .404 .311 -0.093 .322 0.011 .310 -0.012 .288 -0.022 .267 -0.021 .314 0.047
wOBA .375 .317 -0.058 .308 -0.009 .288 -0.020 .279 -0.009 .260 -0.019 .291 0.031
xSLG .530 .328 -0.202 .424 0.096 .386 -0.038 .369 -0.017 .331 -0.038 .385 0.054
SLG .485 .359 -0.126 .397 0.038 .355 -0.042 .365 0.010 .324 -0.041 .354 0.030
K% 25.6 20.5 -5.1 18.0 -2.5 22.7 4.7 24.0 1.3 23.4 -0.6 21.0 -2.4
BB% 15.4 15.8 0.4 9.7 -6.1 8.7 -1.0 6.0 -2.7 5.6 -0.4 7.8 2.2
Swing % 45.8 43.7 -2.1 49.6 5.9 48.5 -1.1 53.3 4.8 53.4 0.1 53.6 0.2
Whiff% 36.6 27.0 -9.6 23.5 -3.5 24.0 0.5 27.3 3.3 25.4 -1.9 26.9 1.5
In Zone % 50.3 46.6 -3.7 47.3 0.7 51.5 4.2 51.7 0.2 52.2 0.5 51.3 -0.9
Out of Zone % 49.7 53.4 3.7 52.7 -0.7 48.5 -4.2 48.3 -0.2 47.8 -0.5 48.7 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 27.3 25.1 -2.2 31.3 6.2 28.3 -3.0 33.9 5.6 34.7 0.8 33.0 -1.7
First Pitch Swing % 25.6 29.5 3.9 32.6 3.1 32.0 -0.6 36.2 4.2 35.1 -1.1 41.4 6.3
First Pitch Strike % 56.4 61.6 5.2 60.5 -1.1 61.0 0.5 64.0 3.0 62.5 -1.5 65.8 3.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 39 .375 18 0 0.0 21 0 0.0
2018 146 .317 67 13 19.4 79 34 43.0
2019 833 .308 380 72 18.9 453 258 57.0
2020 172 .288 89 36 40.4 83 37 44.6
2021 804 .281 385 147 38.2 419 166 39.6
2022 885 .260 406 165 40.6 479 294 61.4
2023 319 .291 159 0 0.0 160 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 46 15.5 43.5% 2.2% 29 21.4 0.0% 3.4%
2018 164 14.6 56.7% 0.0% 110 22.1 0.9% 10.0%
2019 879 14.9 51.3% 1.3% 467 22.3 1.7% 9.4%
2020 201 15.0 50.2% 2.0% 95 22.6 2.1% 14.7%
2021 896 14.9 50.9% 1.0% 376 21.8 1.1% 12.8%
2022 920 15.5 43.5% 1.0% 393 21.9 0.0% 9.2%
2023 130 14.3 69.2% 0.0% 55 18.9 7.3% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution