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Scott Alexander
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 32

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 2 2.93 18 0 0 15.1 8 1.24
7 Seasons 12 9 3.16 211 1 7 205.0 160 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 18 0-2 2.93 15.1 8 1.24
7 Seasons 211 12-9 3.16 205.0 160 1.34

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 26 86 18 0 0 92.8 111 -6.5 16.7 .235 .298 .287 .310 .276 50 12 12 4.50 4.16
2016 27 324 61 2 3.3 88 110.7 0.4 18 .244 .347 .343 .288 .317 37.7 19 8.3 3.32 3.58
2017 28 1059 196 6 3.1 86.6 113 -4.4 24 .229 .337 .288 .290 .317 35.2 20.8 10.2 2.48 3.65
2018 29 968 183 5 2.7 87.8 113.4 -5.7 22.4 .226 .313 .295 .283 .310 35 20.9 10.1 3.68 3.39
2019 30 278 59 3 5.1 90.3 110.8 -2.1 30.5 .303 .457 .308 .353 .372 37.3 11.8 9.2 3.63 5.78
2020 31 202 34 2 5.9 90.7 115.5 -7.1 20.6 .251 .408 .315 .350 .360 41.2 17.3 17.3 2.92 5.38
2021 32 259 54 2 3.7 86.5 109 5.1 22.2 .251 .347 .287 .287 .299 37 11.9 6 2.94 3.49
3176 605 20 3.3 87.9 115.5 -3.4 23 .239 .345 .299 .297 .320 36.5 18.7 10
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alexander relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(74.1%) ,
Slider
(17.4%) ,
Changeup
(8.5%) ,


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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%
2021 Sinker 192 74 118 74.1 92.2 55 51 12 8 2 0 2 6 45 .235 .263 .392 .371 .297 .307 88.7 2 2188 6.1 17.0 13.3
2021 Slider 45 6 39 17.4 84.3 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 .143 .199 .143 .245 .126 .194 75.6 29 2449 5.9 31.6 8.3
2021 Changeup 22 21 1 8.5 86.2 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 .500 .187 .500 .218 .440 .181 75.3 11 1608 6.1 20.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 164 94 70 81.2 93.1 47 39 9 7 0 0 2 7 33 .231 .264 .385 .432 .327 .360 89.5 -9 2191 6.1 20.7 17.1
2020 Slider 34 11 23 16.8 87.9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2232 6.0 45.5 11.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 4 2 2 2.0 92.8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .253 .000 .289 .349 .465 90.7 -4 2175 6.1 0.0 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 %
2015 72.2 5.6 22.2 0 27.8 55.6 16.7 0 55.6 5.6 27.8 5.6 0
2016 68.9 18 13.1 0 39.3 36.1 24.6 3.3 52.5 9.8 23 6.6 3.3
2017 73 8.2 17.9 1 34.2 45.4 20.4 6.6 59.2 5.6 20.4 4.6 3.1
2018 71.6 8.2 18 2.2 33.3 49.2 17.5 3.3 59.6 6.6 24 3.3 2.7
2019 61 11.9 27.1 0 37.3 42.4 20.3 1.7 45.8 10.2 30.5 6.8 5.1
2020 70.6 5.9 23.5 0 58.8 35.3 5.9 5.9 55.9 5.9 23.5 2.9 5.9
2021 63 9.3 18.5 9.3 29.6 40.7 29.6 3.7 50 16.7 22.2 3.7 3.7
69.9 9.4 18.8 1.8 35.5 44.6 19.8 4.3 56.2 7.8 23.3 4.5 3.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Slider LAD L 45 84.3 42.6 5.5 15 3.9 -2.2 -36
2021 Sinker LAD L 192 92.2 27.2 4.2 18 14.1 -0.7 -5
2021 Changeup LAD L 22 86.2 32 1.7 6 13.6 -0.7 -5
2020 Slider LAD L 34 87.9 30.5 -2 -6 0.3 -3.1 -91
2020 Sinker LAD L 163 93.1 26.6 4.6 21 14.3 -0.5 -3
2020 4-Seamer LAD L 4 92.8 27.1 -11.2 -71 9.1 1.7 23
2019 Changeup LAD L 9 87 33 3.3 11 14.3 0 0
2019 Sinker LAD L 247 92.8 26.5 3.8 17 14.3 -0.6 -4
2019 Slider LAD L 22 84.2 42.3 4.7 12 3 -2.5 -45
2018 Sinker LAD L 806 93.3 27.5 4.9 22 14.1 -1 -7
2018 Changeup LAD L 39 86.7 33.7 2.8 9 14.9 0.9 6
2018 Slider LAD L 104 85.3 40.4 4.1 11 3.1 -1.7 -34
2018 4-Seamer LAD L 18 92.5 21.4 -4.7 -28 12.2 4.3 55
2017 Slider KC L 45 85.7 40.3 6.1 18 7.2 3.5 98
2017 Changeup KC L 19 86 35.6 5.7 19 10.8 -3.2 -23
2017 Sinker KC L 868 93.1 29.6 8 37 9.5 -5.8 -38
2017 4-Seamer KC L 127 93.7 24.6 -9.8 -66 6.8 -1.9 -21
2016 Slider KC L 74 83.2 40 3.1 8 2.5 -1.2 -33
2016 Sinker KC L 234 91.2 29.1 8.3 40 12.6 -1.9 -13
2016 Changeup KC L 16 83.6 35 4.6 15 13.2 -0.1 0
! 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 %
2021 Changeup 3.2 1 22 8.5 4 .5 .5 .45 20 0 0 .187 .217 .181 0
2021 Slider -0.9 0 45 17.4 7 .143 .143 .129 31.6 28.6 8.3 .199 .245 .194 40
2021 Sinker -0.4 -1 192 74.1 55 .235 .392 .333 17 10.9 13.3 .263 .371 .307 40
2020 4-Seamer -6.6 0 4 2 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .253 .289 .466 0
2020 Slider -0.8 0 34 16.8 2 0 0 0 45.5 100 11.1 0
2020 Sinker 0.6 1 164 81.2 47 .231 .385 .35 20.7 14.9 17.1 .264 .432 .36 42.4
2019 Changeup -0.6 0 9 3.2 3 0 0 .3 75 66.7 28.6 .019 .026 .017 0
2019 Slider -2.6 -1 22 7.9 4 0 0 0 28.6 50 15.4 .16 .205 .166 50
2019 Sinker 2.6 7 247 88.8 67 .279 .459 .363 18.9 7.5 9.4 .326 .495 .38 37.5
2018 4-Seamer -1.7 0 18 1.9 5 0 0 .28 0 0 .301 .334 .457 66.7
2018 Changeup 1.8 1 39 4 15 .286 .357 .31 34.8 26.7 17.4 .189 .228 .215 10
2018 Slider -3.1 -3 104 10.7 33 .031 .031 .048 64.6 78.8 41.3 .032 .041 .053 0
2018 Sinker 0.4 3 806 83.3 213 .275 .402 .342 22.3 12.2 16.8 .261 .365 .321 37.2
2017 Changeup 2.9 1 19 1.8 4 .25 .25 .225 57.1 75 27.3 .132 .146 .122 0
2017 Slider -2.5 -1 45 4.2 11 .091 .182 .114 47.6 72.7 25 .036 .046 .034 0
2017 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 127 12 38 .286 .429 .339 16.7 10.5 12.5 .254 .449 .327 29
2017 Sinker -1.5 -13 868 82 231 .248 .317 .304 29.1 19 19.5 .237 .338 .299 37.3
! 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 Sinker 154 93 81 15.5 10:30 9:30 60
2020 Slider 32 88 24 4.8 11:30 12:15 -45
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
! 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
2016 84 324 -4 2 2 1 1
2017 284 1059 -6 -18 5 4 -16
2018 276 1001 -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 0
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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 37.6 48 46.5 17.5 9.4 87.5
2016 324 48.1 65.4 80.4 33.9 57.9 46 63.1 49.1 27 5.6 72.2
2017 1059 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 62.3 45.6 27.2 6.7 89.2
2019 278 44.6 66.9 81.9 32.5 70 43.2 63.2 47.8 21.1 5.4 93.3
2020 202 47.5 69.8 86.6 26.4 53.6 40.6 55.8 47 23.2 5.9 75
2021 259 49 65.4 79.5 30.3 70 46.7 58.2 47.5 19.5 8.1 61.9
3176 47.6 69 81.1 28.3 53.7 43.5 60.7 47.7 26.1 6.9 81.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2016 25 21
2017 73 70 86 89 60 88 95 65 32 42 21 79 73 58 50
2018 75 63 88 95 46 94 97 67 53 42 21 67 75 61 47
2019 49 54
2020
2021 33 37
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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 20.6 2 1.7 0 1 2 0 0
2020 23.3 2 2 0 0 1 1 50
2021 23 2 1.1 1 1 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 1 2
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 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 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1
! 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 +/-  
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
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 86 2.4 86.7 0.7 87 0.3 0 0 86.2 0
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
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
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
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
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
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
xBA .235 .244 0.009 .229 -0.015 .226 -0.003 .303 0.077 .251 -0.052 .251 0
BA .238 .316 0.078 .246 -0.07 .239 -0.007 .25 0.011 .214 -0.036 .242 0.028
xwOBA .31 .288 -0.022 .29 0.002 .283 -0.007 .353 0.07 .35 -0.003 .287 -0.063
wOBA .287 .343 0.056 .288 -0.055 .295 0.007 .308 0.013 .315 0.007 .287 -0.028
xSLG .298 .347 0.049 .337 -0.01 .313 -0.024 .457 0.144 .408 -0.049 .347 -0.061
SLG .238 .421 0.183 .325 -0.096 .345 0.02 .412 0.067 .357 -0.055 .371 0.014
K% 12 19 7 20.8 1.8 20.9 0.1 11.8 -9.1 17.3 5.5 11.9 -5.4
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
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
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
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
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
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
First Pitch Swing % 24 29.8 5.8 32.4 2.6 29.9 -2.5 25 -4.9 32.7 7.7 26.9 -5.8
First Pitch Strike % 48 63.1 15.1 60.6 -2.5 62.3 1.7 63.2 0.9 55.8 -7.4 58.2 2.4
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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

Pitch Distribution