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Scott Alexander
Popularity: ↓ 15%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 31

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 0 2.92 13 0 0 12.1 9 1.46
6 Seasons 12 7 3.18 193 1 7 189.2 152 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 13 2-0 2.92 12.1 9 1.46
6 Seasons 193 12-7 3.18 189.2 152 1.34

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 86 18 0 0.0 92.8 -6.5 16.7 .246 .312 .287 .319 .287 52.9 12.0 12.0 4.50 4.05
2016 324 61 2 3.3 88 0.4 18.0 .254 .356 .343 .299 .334 37.7 19.0 8.3 3.32 3.57
2017 1059 196 6 3.1 86.7 -4.3 24.0 .234 .342 .289 .297 .328 35.4 20.8 10.2 2.48 3.58
2018 968 183 5 2.7 87.8 -5.7 22.4 .232 .320 .295 .287 .316 35.0 20.9 10.1 3.68 3.30
2019 278 59 3 5.1 90.3 -2.1 30.5 .318 .482 .308 .368 .391 37.3 11.8 9.2 3.63 5.99
2020 202 34 2 5.9 90.7 -7.1 20.6 .250 .403 .310 .340 .348 41.2 17.3 17.3 2.92 5.39
ALL 2917 551 18 3.3 88 -4.2 23.0 .245 .353 .300 .304 .331 36.6 19.3 10.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alexander relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(81.2%) ,
Slider
(16.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(2%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 164 94 70 81.2 93.1 47 39 9 7 0 0 2 7 33 .231 .263 .385 .427 .322 .349 89.5 -9 2196 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 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 .286 .345 .473 90.7 -4 2175 0.0 0.0
2019 Sinker 247 117 130 88.8 92.8 67 61 17 11 3 1 2 5 56 .279 .344 .459 .524 .340 .396 90.6 -2 2271 19.2 9.4
2019 Slider 22 1 21 7.9 84.2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .156 .000 .183 .000 .152 93.1 -6 2311 28.6 15.4
2019 Changeup 9 9 0 3.2 87.0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .021 .000 .025 .000 .019 72.4 -18 1650 75.0 28.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Sinker LAD L 164 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 24
2020 Slider LAD L 34 87.9 30.5 -1.8 -6 0.3 -3.2 -91
2019 Changeup LAD L 9 87 33 3.2 11 14.3 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 4.5 12 3 -2.6 -46
2018 Changeup LAD L 39 86.7 33.7 2.8 9 14.9 0.9 6
2018 4-Seamer LAD L 18 92.5 21.4 -4.6 -27 12.2 4.3 55
2018 Slider LAD L 104 85.3 40.4 4 11 3.1 -1.7 -34
2018 Sinker LAD L 806 93.3 27.5 4.9 22 14.1 -1 -6
2017 4-Seamer KC L 127 93.7 24.6 -9.8 -66 6.8 -1.9 -21
2017 Slider KC L 41 85.7 40.3 6.1 18 7 3.3 93
2017 Sinker KC L 868 93.1 29.6 8 37 9.5 -5.8 -38
2017 Changeup KC L 19 86 35.6 5.6 19 10.8 -3.2 -23
2016 Sinker KC L 234 91.3 29.1 8.2 39 12.6 -1.9 -13
2016 Slider KC L 74 83.2 40 3.1 8 2.5 -1.2 -33
2016 Changeup KC L 16 83.6 35 4.5 15 13.2 0 0
2015 Changeup KC L 3 82.2 28.9 -2.8 -9 13 -0.3 -3
2015 Sinker KC L 65 93.3 26.6 5.9 29 12.4 -2.5 -17
2015 Slider KC L 17 82.6 43.6 4.2 11 6.1 2 48
! 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 %
2020 Slider -0.7 0 34 16.8 2 .000 .000 .000 45.5 100.0 11.1 .000
2020 4-Seamer -6.4 0 4 2.0 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .253 .286 .478 0.0
2020 Sinker 0.7 1 164 81.2 47 .231 .385 .350 20.7 14.9 17.1 .263 .427 .350 42.4
2019 Changeup -0.3 0 9 3.2 3 .000 .000 .300 75.0 66.7 28.6 .021 .025 .019 0.0
2019 Slider -2.5 -1 22 7.9 4 .000 .000 .000 28.6 50.0 15.4 .156 .183 .152 50.0
2019 Sinker 2.5 6 247 88.8 67 .279 .459 .363 19.2 7.5 9.4 .344 .524 .397 37.5
2018 4-Seamer -1.0 0 18 1.9 5 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 .295 .334 .450 66.7
2018 Changeup 2.0 1 39 4.0 15 .286 .357 .310 34.8 26.7 17.4 .188 .224 .221 10.0
2018 Slider -3.4 -3 104 10.7 33 .031 .031 .048 64.6 78.8 41.3 .032 .041 .052 0.0
2018 Sinker 0.5 4 806 83.3 213 .275 .402 .346 22.4 12.2 16.8 .268 .374 .326 37.2
2017 Changeup 4.2 1 19 1.8 4 .250 .250 .225 57.1 75.0 27.3 .133 .142 .120 0.0
2017 Slider -2.4 -1 41 3.9 10 .100 .200 .125 52.6 80.0 26.7 .029 .036 .027 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 127 12.0 38 .286 .429 .339 16.7 10.5 12.5 .257 .454 .335 29.0
2017 Sinker -1.5 -13 868 82.0 231 .248 .317 .304 29.6 19.0 19.5 .242 .342 .306 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 Slider 33 87.9 24 4.8 11:30 12:15 -45
2020 Sinker 158 93.0 81 15.5 10:30 9:30 60
! 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 84 323 -3 0 3 1 1
2017 284 1051 -7 -18 6 4 -15
2018 274 995 0 -11 9 4 1
2019 73 275 3 0 1 1 6
2020 51 202 -2 1 1 1 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 %
2015 86 51.2 68.2 90.0 23.8 60.0 37.2 48.0 46.5 17.5 9.3 87.5
2016 324 47.8 64.5 82.0 34.3 56.9 46.0 63.1 48.8 27.2 5.9 73.7
2017 1059 49.4 70.7 78.9 27.2 50.0 42.5 60.6 48.7 29.3 7.6 80.0
2018 968 45.7 67.9 84.7 26.1 46.0 44.2 62.3 45.1 27.5 6.7 89.2
2019 278 44.6 66.1 82.9 31.8 71.4 43.2 63.2 47.1 21.4 5.4 93.3
2020 202 47.5 69.8 86.6 26.4 53.6 40.6 55.8 47.0 23.2 5.9 75.0
ALL 2917 47.5 68.6 82.3 27.9 52.6 43.2 61.0 47.2 26.9 6.8 83.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 0.0 27.8 55.6 16.7 0.0 55.6 5.6 27.8 5.6 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
2017 73.0 8.2 17.9 1.0 34.7 44.9 20.4 6.6 58.7 5.6 20.4 4.6 3.1
2018 71.6 8.2 18.0 2.2 33.3 49.2 17.5 3.3 59.6 6.6 24.0 3.3 2.7
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
2020 70.6 5.9 23.5 0.0 58.8 35.3 5.9 5.9 55.9 5.9 23.5 2.9 5.9
ALL 70.6 9.4 18.9 1.1 36.3 44.8 18.9 4.4 56.6 6.9 23.4 4.5 3.3
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2016 26 20
2017 74 72 87 91 61 88 94 62 32 42 21 82 74 57 50
2018 80 64 90 97 48 94 97 65 53 42 21 67 80 60 46
2019 48 53
2020
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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 0.3 1 2 0 0.0
2020 23.3 2 2.0 0.0 0 1 1 50.0

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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 91.3 -2 93.2 1.9 93.3 0.1 92.8 -0.5 93.1 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 83.6 1.4 86 2.4 86.7 0.7 87 0.3 0 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
Exit Velocity 92.8 88 -4.8 86.7 -1.3 87.8 1.1 90.3 2.5 90.7 0.4
Launch Angle -6.5 .4 6.9 -4.3 -4.7 -5.7 -1.4 -2.1 3.6 -7.1 -5
Barrel % 0 3.3 3.3 3.1 -0.2 2.7 -0.4 5.1 2.4 5.9 0.8
Hard Hit % 52.9 37.7 -15.2 35.4 -2.3 35 -0.4 37.3 2.3 41.2 3.9
Sweet Spot % 16.7 18 1.3 24 6 22.4 -1.6 30.5 8.1 20.6 -9.9
xBA .246 .254 0.008 .234 -0.02 .232 -0.002 .318 0.086 .25 -0.068
BA .238 .316 0.078 .246 -0.07 .239 -0.007 .25 0.011 .214 -0.036
xwOBA .319 .299 -0.02 .297 -0.002 .287 -0.01 .368 0.081 .34 -0.028
wOBA .287 .343 0.056 .289 -0.054 .295 0.006 .308 0.013 .31 0.002
xSLG .312 .356 0.044 .342 -0.014 .32 -0.022 .482 0.162 .403 -0.079
SLG .238 .421 0.183 .325 -0.096 .345 0.02 .412 0.067 .357 -0.055
K% 12 19 7 20.8 1.8 20.9 0.1 11.8 -9.1 17.3 5.5
BB% 12 8.3 -3.7 10.2 1.9 10.1 -0.1 9.2 -0.9 17.3 8.1
Swing % 46.5 48.8 2.3 48.7 -0.1 45.1 -3.6 47.1 2 47 -0.1
Whiff% 17.5 27.2 9.7 29.3 2.1 27.5 -1.8 21.4 -6.1 23.2 1.8
In Zone Swing % 51.2 47.8 -3.4 49.4 1.6 45.7 -3.7 44.6 -1.1 47.5 2.9
Out of Zone Swing % 48.8 52.2 3.4 50.6 -1.6 54.3 3.7 55.4 1.1 52.5 -2.9
First Pitch Swing % 24 28.6 4.6 29.9 1.3 28.7 -1.2 22.4 -6.3 32.7 10.3
First Pitch Strike % 48 63.1 15.1 60.6 -2.5 62.3 1.7 63.2 0.9 55.8 -7.4
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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 .289 203 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 .310 29 19 65.5 22 9 40.9

Pitch Distribution