Scott Alexander
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 6, #179, Kansas City Royals | Sonoma State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 2 2.93 18 0 0 15.1 8 1.24
2022 0 0 1.04 17 4 2 17.1 10 0.75
2023 7 3 4.66 55 8 1 48.1 31 1.37
9 Seasons 19 12 3.29 283 13 10 270.2 201 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 18 0-2 2.93 15.1 8 1.24
2022 17 0-0 1.04 17.1 10 0.75
2023 55 7-3 4.66 48.1 31 1.37
9 Seasons 283 19-12 3.29 270.2 201 1.30
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 25 86 18 0 0.0 0.0 92.8 111.0 -6.5 16.7 .247 .313 .287 .323 .292 50.0 12.0 12.0 4.50 4.34
2016 26 324 61 2 3.3 2.4 88.0 110.7 0.4 18.0 .247 .351 .343 .291 .322 37.7 19.0 8.3 3.32 3.53
2017 27 1059 196 6 3.1 2.1 86.6 113.0 -4.4 24.0 .229 .337 .288 .289 .317 35.2 20.8 10.2 2.48 3.55
2018 28 968 183 5 2.7 1.9 87.8 113.4 -5.7 22.4 .226 .313 .295 .283 .310 35.0 20.9 10.1 3.68 3.35
2019 29 278 59 3 5.1 3.9 90.3 110.8 -2.1 30.5 .302 .456 .308 .353 .372 37.3 11.8 9.2 3.63 5.66
2020 30 202 34 2 5.9 3.8 90.7 115.5 -7.1 20.6 .249 .405 .315 .348 .357 41.2 17.3 17.3 2.92 5.27
2021 31 259 54 2 3.7 3.0 86.5 109.0 5.1 22.2 .255 .355 .287 .292 .305 37.0 11.9 6.0 2.94 3.57
2022 32 214 52 3 5.8 4.8 84.5 110.0 -11.0 21.2 .210 .318 .210 .238 .275 30.8 15.9 1.6 1.04 2.32
2023 33 694 165 7 4.2 3.4 90.4 111.3 -0.6 26.1 .267 .374 .299 .294 .327 33.9 14.9 5.3 4.66 3.61
Player 4084 822 30 3.6 2.7 88.2 115.5 -3.3 23.5 .243 .350 .294 .294 .319 35.6 17.8 8.7
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.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alexander relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(75.8%) ,
Slider
(16.0%) ,
Changeup
(8.2%) ,


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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
2015 72.2 5.6 22.2 0.0 27.8 55.6 16.7 0.0 55.6 5.6 27.8 5.6 0.0 0.0
2016 68.9 18.0 13.1 0.0 39.3 36.1 24.6 3.3 52.5 9.8 23.0 6.6 3.3 2.4
2017 73.0 8.2 17.9 1.0 34.2 44.9 20.4 6.6 59.2 5.6 20.4 4.6 3.1 2.1
2018 71.6 8.2 18.0 2.2 33.3 48.1 17.5 3.3 59.6 6.6 24.0 3.3 2.7 1.9
2019 61.0 11.9 27.1 0.0 37.3 42.4 20.3 1.7 45.8 10.2 30.5 6.8 5.1 3.9
2020 70.6 11.8 17.6 0.0 58.8 35.3 5.9 5.9 55.9 5.9 23.5 2.9 5.9 3.8
2021 63.0 9.3 18.5 9.3 29.6 40.7 29.6 3.7 50.0 16.7 22.2 3.7 3.7 3.0
2022 78.8 5.8 13.5 1.9 51.9 34.6 13.5 11.5 63.5 3.8 11.5 3.8 5.8 4.8
2023 61.8 13.3 21.2 3.6 38.8 43.0 18.2 3.0 50.3 12.1 24.8 5.5 4.2 3.4
Player 68.9 10.2 18.7 2.2 37.2 43.3 19.1 4.5 55.5 8.4 22.9 4.6 3.6 2.7
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.

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 Changeup SF L 57 85.9 33.8 2.6 8 11.0 -3.3 -23
2023 Sinker SF L 526 92.8 27.8 4.7 20 13.7 -1.3 -9
2023 Slider SF L 111 83.0 43.6 4.7 12 3.8 -3.4 -47
2022 Changeup SF L 35 86.7 32.7 2.1 7 14.6 0.3 2
2022 Slider SF L 27 83.9 38.2 0.5 1 6.4 0.4 7
2022 Sinker SF L 152 92.2 27.6 4.5 19 13.7 -1.1 -8
2021 Slider LAD L 45 84.3 42.6 5.6 15 3.9 -1.6 -29
2021 Sinker LAD L 192 92.2 27.2 4.1 18 14.1 -0.7 -5
2021 Changeup LAD L 22 86.2 32.0 1.7 5 13.6 -0.7 -5
2020 Sinker LAD L 164 93.1 26.6 4.5 20 14.3 -0.6 -4
2020 4-Seam Fastball LAD L 4 92.8 27.1 -11.2 -71 9.1 1.7 22
2020 Slider LAD L 34 87.9 30.5 -2.0 -6 0.3 -3.2 -91
2019 Changeup LAD L 9 87.0 33.0 3.3 11 14.3 0.0 0
2019 Sinker LAD L 247 92.8 26.5 3.8 17 14.3 -0.7 -4
2019 Slider LAD L 22 84.2 42.3 4.7 13 3.0 -2.0 -40
2018 4-Seam Fastball LAD L 18 92.5 21.4 -4.6 -28 12.2 4.3 55
2018 Slider LAD L 104 85.3 40.4 4.2 11 3.1 -1.4 -31
2018 Sinker LAD L 806 93.3 27.5 4.9 22 14.1 -1.0 -7
2018 Changeup LAD L 39 86.7 33.7 2.8 9 14.9 0.8 6
2017 4-Seam Fastball KC L 127 93.7 24.6 -9.8 -66 6.8 -1.9 -21
2017 Slider KC L 45 85.7 40.3 6.3 18 7.2 3.8 114
2017 Changeup KC L 19 86.0 35.6 5.7 19 10.8 -3.3 -23
2017 Sinker KC L 868 93.1 29.6 8.0 37 9.5 -5.8 -38
2016 Sinker KC L 234 91.2 28.5 5.6 25 14.1 0.1 1
2016 Slider KC L 74 83.2 40.0 1.3 3 2.3 -3.5 -61
2016 Changeup KC L 16 83.6 35.2 2.7 8 14.9 2.2 17
2015 Sinker KC L 65 93.3 25.5 3.2 15 13.8 -0.7 -5
2015 Slider KC L 17 82.6 42.0 1.9 5 5.9 0.0 0
2015 Changeup KC L 3 82.2 36.3 3.0 9 14.5 1.5 11
! 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 6 526 75.8 166 .306 .389 .337 14.6 9.6 13.8 .278 .388 .308 34.8
2023 Slider 0.2 0 111 16.0 27 .192 .308 .215 39.6 40.7 26.2 .218 .327 .233 25.0
2023 Changeup -0.4 0 57 8.2 12 .167 .250 .179 34.6 33.3 20.0 .236 .302 .234 37.5
2022 Sinker 4.8 7 152 71.0 49 .188 .292 .235 19.2 8.2 15.4 .218 .342 .253 34.1
2022 Changeup 0.6 0 35 16.4 7 .429 .429 .386 25.0 14.3 7.1 .329 .430 .333 16.7
2022 Slider 4.1 1 27 12.6 7 .000 .000 .000 61.5 71.4 35.7 .041 .042 .040 0.0
2021 Sinker 0.4 1 192 74.1 55 .235 .392 .333 17.0 10.9 13.3 .269 .381 .313 40.0
2021 Slider 1.0 0 45 17.4 7 .143 .143 .129 31.6 28.6 8.3 .200 .256 .198 40.0
2021 Changeup -3.2 -1 22 8.5 4 .500 .500 .450 20.0 0.0 0.0 .177 .199 .169 0.0
2020 Sinker -0.3 -1 164 81.2 47 .231 .385 .350 20.7 14.9 17.1 .261 .429 .358 42.4
2020 Slider 0.9 0 34 16.8 2 .000 .000 .000 45.5 100.0 11.1 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seam Fastball 6.6 0 4 2.0 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .253 .289 .466 0.0
2019 Sinker -2.5 -6 247 88.8 67 .279 .459 .363 18.9 7.5 9.4 .326 .494 .379 37.5
2019 Slider 3.0 1 22 7.9 4 .000 .000 .000 28.6 50.0 15.4 .160 .205 .166 50.0
2019 Changeup 0.6 0 9 3.2 3 .000 .000 .300 75.0 66.7 28.6 .019 .026 .017 0.0
2018 Sinker -0.3 -3 806 83.3 213 .275 .402 .346 22.3 12.2 16.8 .260 .364 .321 37.2
2018 Slider 3.1 3 104 10.7 33 .031 .031 .048 64.6 78.8 41.3 .032 .041 .053 0.0
2018 Changeup -1.8 -1 39 4.0 15 .286 .357 .310 34.8 26.7 17.4 .189 .228 .215 10.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.9 0 18 1.9 5 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 -- .301 .334 .457 66.7
2017 Sinker 1.7 15 868 82.0 231 .248 .317 .304 29.1 19.0 19.5 .237 .337 .299 37.3
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 2 127 12.0 38 .286 .429 .339 16.7 10.5 12.5 .254 .449 .327 29.0
2017 Slider 2.7 1 45 4.2 11 .091 .182 .114 47.6 72.7 25.0 .036 .046 .034 0.0
2017 Changeup -2.9 -1 19 1.8 4 .250 .250 .225 57.1 75.0 27.3 .132 .146 .122 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 47 85.9 82 12.0 10:15 9:30 45
2023 Sinker 437 92.7 74 14.6 10:30 9:15 75
2023 Slider 99 82.9 45 7.2 4:00 4:45 -45
2022 Changeup 32 86.8 91 15.5 10:15 9:15 60
2022 Sinker 146 92.2 78 14.8 10:30 9:30 60
2022 Slider 27 83.9 28 7.5 4:15 3:15 60
2021 Changeup 20 86.1 92 14.8 10:15 9:30 45
2021 Sinker 190 92.2 79 15.3 10:30 9:30 60
2021 Slider 45 84.3 31 7.8 4:15 5:00 -45
2020 Sinker 154 93.0 81 15.5 10:30 9:30 60
2020 Slider 32 88.0 24 4.8 11:30 12:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 84 324 5 -2 -2 -1 0
2017 284 1,059 7 19 -5 -4 17
2018 276 1,001 1 12 -8 -5 0
2019 74 278 -3 0 -1 -1 -6
2020 51 202 2 -1 -1 -1 0
2021 66 259 1 1 -1 -1 1
2022 63 214 4 5 0 0 9
2023 205 694 1 8 0 -2 6
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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 86 50.6 67.4 89.7 23.8 60.0 37.6 48.0 46.5 17.5 9.4 87.5
2016 324 47.8 65.2 81.2 34.3 56.9 46.0 63.1 49.1 27.0 5.9 73.7
2017 1,059 49.5 72.1 77.8 27.3 48.6 42.4 60.6 49.5 28.8 7.6 81.3
2018 968 45.6 68.5 83.8 26.4 46.0 44.2 62.8 45.6 27.2 6.7 89.2
2019 278 44.6 66.9 81.9 32.5 70.0 43.2 64.9 47.8 21.1 5.4 93.3
2020 202 47.5 69.8 86.6 26.4 53.6 40.6 56.9 47.0 23.2 5.9 75.0
2021 259 49.0 65.4 79.5 30.3 70.0 47.1 59.1 47.5 19.5 8.1 61.9
2022 214 49.1 60.0 79.4 40.4 65.9 43.5 66.7 50.0 25.2 7.0 80.0
2023 694 53.2 72.4 87.6 30.8 56.0 40.3 61.7 52.9 19.6 9.1 79.4
Player 4,084 48.6 69.2 82.4 29.3 54.8 43.0 61.6 48.7 24.8 7.3 81.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2016 24 22 24
2017 76 73 86 90 62 88 95 65 33 42 21 79 46 55 52 26
2018 77 66 90 96 49 94 97 65 53 42 21 67 31 56 50 22
2019 42 56 37
2020 46 37 26
2021 27 40 29
2022 24 36 31
2023 74 21 71 88 59 92 94 15 83 4 90 7 74 30 48 30
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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 21.3 1 2.5 -2 2 3 0 0.0
2017 22.7 3 3.5 -1 2 2 2 66.7
2018 21.4 4 3.9 0 1 2 2 50.0
2019 20.6 2 1.7 0 1 2 0 0.0
2020 23.3 2 1.9 0 0 1 1 50.0
2021 23.0 2 1.4 1 0 2 0 0.0
2022 21.0 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0
2023 25.0 2 1.6 0 3 2 0 0.0
Player 22.3 17 17.5 -1 9 15 5 29.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 2 3 4 3 1 2 3 2 1 1 4 4 3 2 3 1 3 3 2 2 0 4 3 3 2 3 3 4 4 1
2017 3 4 3 5 4 3 5 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 3 3 5 3 3 3
2018 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
2019 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 3 2 2
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
2021 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2023 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 1 3 2 0 2 1 1 2 4 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 2
Player 17 18 18 21 19 15 20 16 10 15 14 20 20 17 16 20 15 15 19 18 16 17 25 20 16 16 16 19 22 19 14
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 91.2 -2.1 93.2 2.0 93.3 0.1 92.8 -0.5 93.1 0.3 92.2 -0.9 92.2 0.0 92.8 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 86.0 2.4 86.7 0.7 87.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 86.2 0.0 86.7 0.5 85.9 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 82.6 83.2 0.6 85.7 2.5 85.3 -0.4 84.2 -1.1 87.9 3.7 84.3 -3.6 83.9 -0.4 83.0 -0.9
Exit Velocity 92.8 88.0 -4.8 86.6 -1.4 87.8 1.2 90.3 2.5 90.7 0.4 86.5 -4.2 84.5 -2.0 90.4 5.9
Launch Angle -6.5 0.4 6.9 -4.4 -4.8 -5.7 -1.3 -2.1 3.6 -7.1 -5.0 5.1 12.2 -11.0 -16.1 -0.6 10.4
Barrel % 0.0 3.3 3.3 3.1 -0.2 2.7 -0.4 5.1 2.4 5.9 0.8 3.7 -2.2 5.8 2.1 4.2 -1.6
Hard Hit % 50.0 37.7 -12.3 35.2 -2.5 35.0 -0.2 37.3 2.3 41.2 3.9 37.0 -4.2 30.8 -6.2 33.9 3.1
Sweet Spot % 16.7 18.0 1.3 24.0 6.0 22.4 -1.6 30.5 8.1 20.6 -9.9 22.2 1.6 21.2 -1.0 26.1 4.9
xBA .247 .247 0.000 .229 -0.018 .226 -0.003 .302 0.077 .249 -0.053 .255 0.006 .210 -0.045 .267 0.057
BA .238 .316 0.078 .246 -0.070 .239 -0.007 .250 0.011 .214 -0.036 .242 0.028 .194 -0.048 .282 0.088
xwOBA .323 .291 -0.032 .289 -0.002 .283 -0.006 .353 0.070 .348 -0.005 .292 -0.056 .238 -0.054 .294 0.056
wOBA .287 .343 0.056 .288 -0.055 .295 0.007 .308 0.013 .315 0.007 .287 -0.028 .210 -0.077 .299 0.089
xSLG .313 .351 0.038 .337 -0.014 .313 -0.024 .456 0.143 .405 -0.051 .355 -0.050 .318 -0.037 .374 0.056
SLG .238 .421 0.183 .325 -0.096 .345 0.020 .412 0.067 .357 -0.055 .371 0.014 .274 -0.097 .369 0.095
K% 12.0 19.0 7.0 20.8 1.8 20.9 0.1 11.8 -9.1 17.3 5.5 11.9 -5.4 15.9 4.0 14.9 -1.0
BB% 12.0 8.3 -3.7 10.2 1.9 10.1 -0.1 9.2 -0.9 17.3 8.1 6.0 -11.3 1.6 -4.4 5.3 3.7
Swing % 46.5 49.1 2.6 49.5 0.4 45.6 -3.9 47.8 2.2 47.0 -0.8 47.5 0.5 50.0 2.5 52.9 2.9
Whiff% 17.5 27.0 9.5 28.8 1.8 27.2 -1.6 21.1 -6.1 23.2 2.1 19.5 -3.7 25.2 5.7 19.6 -5.6
In Zone % 50.6 47.8 -2.8 49.5 1.7 45.6 -3.9 44.6 -1.0 47.5 2.9 49.0 1.5 49.1 0.1 53.2 4.1
Out of Zone % 49.4 52.2 2.8 50.5 -1.7 54.4 3.9 55.4 1.0 52.5 -2.9 51.0 -1.5 50.9 -0.1 46.8 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 34.3 10.5 27.3 -7.0 26.4 -0.9 32.5 6.1 26.4 -6.1 30.3 3.9 40.4 10.1 30.8 -9.6
First Pitch Swing % 24.0 29.8 5.8 32.4 2.6 30.1 -2.3 25.7 -4.4 33.3 7.6 27.3 -6.0 25.4 -1.9 30.6 5.2
First Pitch Strike % 48.0 63.1 15.1 60.6 -2.5 62.8 2.2 64.9 2.1 56.9 -8.0 59.1 2.2 66.7 7.6 61.7 -5.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 84 .343 47 2 4.3 37 3 8.1
2017 Shifts 284 .288 203 3 1.5 81 11 13.6
2018 Shifts 266 .295 157 16 10.2 109 42 38.5
2019 Shifts 74 .308 39 16 41.0 35 13 37.1
2020 Shifts 51 .315 29 20 69.0 22 12 54.5
2021 Shifts 66 .287 26 15 57.7 40 23 57.5
2022 Shifts 63 .210 35 9 25.7 28 15 53.6
2023 Shades 198 .296 119 9 7.6 79 29 36.7
! 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 %
2015 22 17.9 13.6% 0.0% 15 17.2 40.0% 13.3%
2016 80 17.9 13.8% 7.5% 61 21.3 1.6% 13.1%
2017 256 17.6 14.1% 1.2% 187 20.8 3.2% 4.8%
2018 285 19.3 2.8% 1.8% 156 21.3 0.6% 3.8%
2019 94 19.1 4.3% 0.0% 35 21.7 0.0% 2.9%
2020 56 21.3 0.0% 8.9% 34 24.0 0.0% 2.9%
2021 73 21.7 0.0% 2.7% 36 25.3 0.0% 19.4%
2022 62 21.3 0.0% 1.6% 36 23.5 0.0% 5.6%
2023 152 17.1 7.2% 0.7% 115 18.6 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution