Scott Alexander
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 6, #179, Kansas City Royals | Sonoma State

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 1.04 17 4 2 17.1 10 0.75
8 Seasons 12 9 3.00 228 5 9 222.1 170 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 17 0-0 1.04 17.1 10 0.75
8 Seasons 228 12-9 3.00 222.1 170 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 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 .250 .407 .315 .349 .359 41.2 17.3 17.3 2.92 5.30
2021 31 259 54 2 3.7 3.0 86.5 109.0 5.1 22.2 .256 .357 .287 .293 .306 37.0 11.9 6.0 2.94 3.60
2022 32 214 52 3 5.8 4.8 84.5 110.0 -11.0 21.2 .211 .324 .210 .240 .277 30.8 15.9 1.6 1.04 2.35
Player 3390 657 23 3.5 2.5 87.6 115.5 -4.0 22.8 .238 .345 .293 .294 .318 36.1 18.5 9.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alexander relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(71.5%) ,
Changeup
(15.9%) ,
Slider
(12.6%) ,


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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
Player 70.6 9.4 18.1 1.8 36.8 43.4 19.3 4.9 56.8 7.5 22.4 4.4 3.5 2.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 Changeup SF L 34 86.6 32.8 2.1 7 14.6 0.4 3
2022 Sinker SF L 153 92.2 27.6 4.5 19 13.7 -1.1 -8
2022 Slider SF L 27 83.9 38.2 0.5 1 6.4 -0.7 -9
2021 Sinker LAD L 192 92.2 27.2 4.1 18 14.1 -0.7 -5
2021 Slider LAD L 45 84.3 42.6 5.5 15 3.9 -2.2 -36
2021 Changeup LAD L 22 86.2 32.0 1.7 6 13.6 -0.7 -5
2020 Slider LAD L 34 87.9 30.5 -2.0 -6 0.3 -3.2 -91
2020 4-Seamer LAD L 4 92.8 27.1 -11.2 -71 9.1 1.7 23
2020 Sinker LAD L 164 93.1 26.6 4.5 21 14.3 -0.5 -4
2019 Slider LAD L 22 84.2 42.3 4.7 12 3.0 -2.5 -45
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
2018 4-Seamer LAD L 18 92.5 21.4 -4.6 -28 12.2 4.3 55
2018 Slider LAD L 104 85.3 40.4 4.0 11 3.1 -1.7 -34
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 0.9 6
2017 Changeup KC L 19 86.0 35.6 5.7 19 10.8 -3.2 -23
2017 Sinker KC L 868 93.1 29.6 8.0 37 9.5 -5.8 -38
2017 4-Seamer KC L 127 93.7 24.6 -9.8 -66 6.8 -1.9 -21
2017 Slider KC L 45 85.7 40.3 6.1 18 7.2 3.5 97
2016 Changeup KC L 16 83.6 35.0 4.6 15 14.9 2.2 18
2016 Sinker KC L 234 91.2 29.1 8.3 40 14.1 0.0 0
2016 Slider KC L 74 83.2 40.0 3.1 8 2.3 -3.7 -62
! 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 -5.0 -8 153 71.5 49 .188 .292 .235 19.2 8.2 14.8 .219 .350 .255 34.1
2022 Changeup -0.6 0 34 15.9 7 .429 .429 .386 25.0 14.3 7.7 .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 .270 .383 .314 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 .263 .431 .359 42.4
2020 Slider -0.9 0 34 16.8 2 .000 .000 .000 45.5 100.0 11.1 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seamer -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 .261 .365 .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-Seamer -2.0 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-Seamer -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.
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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 -2 1 1 -1
2022 63 214 -4 -5 0 0 -9
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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 48.1 65.4 80.4 33.9 57.9 46.0 63.1 49.1 27.0 5.6 72.2
2017 1,059 49.4 71.9 77.7 27.6 49.3 42.5 60.6 49.5 28.8 7.6 81.3
2018 968 45.7 68.6 83.8 26.3 45.7 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 46.3 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
Player 3,390 47.7 68.4 81.0 29.1 54.8 43.5 61.6 47.8 26.0 6.9 81.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 27 21 25
2017 76 73 86 90 62 88 95 65 33 42 21 79 52 58 51 26
2018 77 66 90 96 49 94 97 65 53 42 21 67 31 61 48 23
2019 48 54 38
2020 54 34 26
2021 33 38 30
2022 32 34 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 2.6 -2 2 3 0 0.0
2017 22.7 3 3.5 -1 1 2 2 66.7
2018 21.4 4 3.9 0 1 2 2 50.0
2019 20.6 2 1.8 0 2 2 0 0.0
2020 23.3 2 2.0 0 0 1 1 50.0
2021 23.0 2 1.3 1 0 2 0 0.0
2022 21.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
Player 22.0 15 16.1 -1 6 12 6 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 4 4 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 4 3 1 2 2 2 3 4 2 3 4 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 0 3 3
2017 3 3 5 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 5
2018 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5
2019 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 2
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 15 18 20 15 15 17 13 19 17 15 19 15 13 12 15 17 15 19 13 16 18 13 15 17 16 18 17 16 14 15 20
! 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 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 91.2 -2.1 93.2 2 93.3 0.1 92.8 -0.5 93.1 0.3 92.2 -0.9 92.2 0
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 86 2.4 86.7 0.7 87 0.3 0 0 86.2 0 86.6 0.4
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
Exit Velocity 92.8 88 -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
Launch Angle -6.5 .4 6.9 -4.4 -4.8 -5.7 -1.3 -2.1 3.6 -7.1 -5 5.1 12.2 -11 -16.1
Barrel % 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
Hard Hit % 50 37.7 -12.3 35.2 -2.5 35 -0.2 37.3 2.3 41.2 3.9 37 -4.2 30.8 -6.2
Sweet Spot % 16.7 18 1.3 24 6 22.4 -1.6 30.5 8.1 20.6 -9.9 22.2 1.6 21.2 -1
xBA .247 .247 0 .229 -0.018 .226 -0.003 .303 0.077 .25 -0.053 .256 0.006 .211 -0.045
BA .238 .316 0.078 .246 -0.07 .239 -0.007 .25 0.011 .214 -0.036 .242 0.028 .194 -0.048
xwOBA .323 .291 -0.032 .289 -0.002 .283 -0.006 .353 0.07 .349 -0.004 .293 -0.056 .24 -0.053
wOBA .287 .343 0.056 .288 -0.055 .295 0.007 .308 0.013 .315 0.007 .287 -0.028 .21 -0.077
xSLG .313 .351 0.038 .337 -0.014 .313 -0.024 .456 0.143 .407 -0.049 .357 -0.05 .324 -0.033
SLG .238 .421 0.183 .325 -0.096 .345 0.02 .412 0.067 .357 -0.055 .371 0.014 .274 -0.097
K% 12 19 7 20.8 1.8 20.9 0.1 11.8 -9.1 17.3 5.5 11.9 -5.4 15.9 4
BB% 12 8.3 -3.7 10.2 1.9 10.1 -0.1 9.2 -0.9 17.3 8.1 6 -11.3 1.6 -4.4
Swing % 46.5 49.1 2.6 49.5 0.4 45.6 -3.9 47.8 2.2 47 -0.8 47.5 0.5 50 2.5
Whiff% 17.5 27 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
In Zone % 50.6 48.1 -2.5 49.4 1.3 45.7 -3.7 44.6 -1.1 47.5 2.9 49 1.5 49.1 0.1
Out of Zone % 49.4 51.9 2.5 50.6 -1.3 54.3 3.7 55.4 1.1 52.5 -2.9 51 -1.5 50.9 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 33.9 10.1 27.6 -6.3 26.3 -1.3 32.5 6.2 26.4 -6.1 30.3 3.9 40.4 10.1
First Pitch Swing % 24 29.8 5.8 32.4 2.6 30.1 -2.3 25.7 -4.4 33.3 7.6 27.3 -6 25.4 -1.9
First Pitch Strike % 48 63.1 15.1 60.6 -2.5 62.8 2.2 64.9 2.1 56.9 -8 59.1 2.2 66.7 7.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 84 .343 47 0 0.0 37 0 0.0
2017 284 .288 203 1 0.5 81 6 7.4
2018 266 .295 157 13 8.3 109 37 33.9
2019 74 .308 39 14 35.9 35 12 34.3
2020 51 .315 29 19 65.5 22 9 40.9
2021 66 .287 26 14 53.8 40 19 47.5
2022 63 .210 35 9 25.7 28 13 46.4

Pitch Tempo