Tyler Alexander
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 203LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 2, #65, Detroit Tigers | TCU
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 3 5.24 9 4 0 22.1 16 1.34
4 Seasons 6 14 4.24 77 29 0 218.2 184 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 9 1-3 5.24 22.1 16 1.34
4 Seasons 77 6-14 4.24 218.2 184 1.31

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
2019 24 918 179 13 7.3 5.5 90.4 116.8 17.2 32.4 .270 .477 .347 .324 .391 40.8 20.0 3.0 4.86 4.66
2020 25 599 105 9 8.6 5.9 89.1 112.2 11.7 28.6 .258 .457 .361 .335 .397 37.1 22.4 5.9 3.96 4.83
2021 26 1640 332 28 8.4 6.2 88.4 117.7 18.0 33.4 .250 .429 .315 .318 .365 39.2 19.3 6.2 3.81 4.30
2022 27 376 74 6 8.1 6.2 85.8 110.1 14.7 36.5 .303 .524 .311 .367 .421 36.5 16.5 7.2 5.24 5.17
Player 3533 690 56 8.1 6 88.8 117.7 16.5 32.8 .262 .456 .330 .327 .383 39.0 19.7 5.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Alexander relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(25.5%) ,
Sinker
(24.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(19.7%) ,
Changeup
(19.1%) ,
Slider
(11.4%) ,


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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
2019 37.4 29.1 26.3 7.3 35.8 37.4 26.8 3.4 25.7 29.1 26.3 8.4 7.3 5.5
2020 45.7 25.7 21.0 7.6 31.4 37.1 31.4 4.8 30.5 24.8 23.8 7.6 8.6 5.9
2021 38.6 30.7 21.7 9.0 34.9 40.4 24.7 3.3 27.1 31.9 22.0 7.2 8.4 6.2
2022 36.5 25.7 27.0 10.8 36.5 36.5 27.0 6.8 23.0 25.7 29.7 5.4 8.1 6.2
Player 39.1 29.0 23.3 8.6 34.8 38.7 26.5 3.9 26.8 29.4 24.2 7.4 8.1 6.0
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 DET L 72 83.3 31.4 -1.1 -3 13.9 -0.1 -1
2022 Slider DET L 43 79.2 42.7 -0.4 -1 10.6 -1.3 -11
2022 4-Seamer DET L 74 90.1 16.1 0.8 5 7.2 0.6 9
2022 Cutter DET L 96 85.3 28.8 2.2 7 4.4 1.1 34
2022 Sinker DET L 91 89.8 21.1 -3.4 -14 14.5 -0.3 -2
2021 Cutter DET L 594 86.1 28.2 1.4 5 3.7 1.0 36
2021 Changeup DET L 301 83.7 31.5 0.1 0 13.2 -0.6 -5
2021 Curveball DET L 1 74.8 52.2 -8.3 -14 3.1 -6.8 -68
2021 Sinker DET L 346 90.2 20.4 -3.4 -14 14.4 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider DET L 157 82.2 39.7 -0.2 -1 5.3 -2.4 -31
2021 4-Seamer DET L 241 90.5 16.9 -0.2 -1 6.9 -0.2 -3
2020 Changeup DET L 108 84.5 32.7 1.4 5 13.0 -0.3 -2
2020 Cutter DET L 103 85.9 30.3 -0.3 -1 3.8 1.0 35
2020 4-Seamer DET L 123 90.5 18.6 -1.7 -10 7.6 0.6 9
2020 Sinker DET L 140 90.7 20.7 -2.8 -12 13.9 -0.8 -5
2020 Slider DET L 125 82.6 41.0 1.3 3 5.2 -1.7 -24
2019 Sinker DET L 215 90.7 22.1 -2.1 -9 15.0 0.3 2
2019 Slider DET L 143 85.3 32.0 -4.4 -12 3.5 -1.9 -35
2019 Curveball DET L 169 81.0 43.6 -7.6 -15 5.2 -4.1 -44
2019 Changeup DET L 105 84.1 31.0 -0.7 -2 12.7 -1.1 -8
2019 4-Seamer DET L 286 90.6 18.1 -0.3 -2 9.3 1.9 25
! 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 Cutter -1.2 -1 96 25.5 13 .250 .583 .373 25.6 30.8 26.7 .279 .602 .391 37.5
2022 Sinker -1.1 -1 91 24.2 26 .286 .286 .336 18.6 23.1 24.0 .291 .365 .326 47.1
2022 4-Seamer 3.8 3 74 19.7 21 .211 .474 .367 16.7 14.3 12.0 .321 .669 .438 50.0
2022 Changeup 6.2 4 72 19.1 21 .381 .571 .412 17.9 9.5 8.7 .286 .458 .313 21.1
2022 Slider -2.8 -1 43 11.4 15 .133 .133 .129 12.0 6.7 8.3 .342 .600 .396 28.6
2021 Cutter -0.5 -3 594 36.2 160 .236 .431 .317 19.4 19.4 19.9 .227 .386 .291 30.2
2021 Sinker 0.4 1 346 21.1 83 .329 .616 .446 14.8 12.0 14.9 .299 .565 .403 52.4
2021 Changeup 0.0 0 301 18.4 83 .305 .415 .330 26.5 22.9 19.6 .278 .386 .294 42.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.2 0 241 14.7 80 .253 .427 .328 16.5 18.8 16.5 .249 .517 .344 43.3
2021 Slider -3.5 -5 157 9.6 45 .098 .122 .134 24.4 26.7 18.2 .192 .268 .258 30.0
2021 Curveball 3.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker 0.1 0 140 23.4 31 .357 .607 .440 10.2 22.6 29.2 .285 .578 .395 47.6
2020 Slider 2.9 4 125 20.9 37 .333 .606 .431 31.0 29.7 20.0 .215 .323 .279 40.9
2020 4-Seamer -2.6 -3 123 20.5 31 .148 .185 .195 17.9 19.4 19.4 .191 .237 .231 18.2
2020 Changeup -0.5 0 108 18.0 30 .250 .500 .342 28.6 13.3 11.8 .321 .510 .378 33.3
2020 Cutter 0.1 0 103 17.2 23 .318 .636 .415 23.2 26.1 24.0 .288 .708 .423 50.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 286 31.2 71 .239 .522 .342 15.3 25.4 15.3 .219 .479 .298 40.0
2019 Sinker 0.1 0 215 23.4 49 .244 .400 .310 14.1 16.3 15.1 .236 .422 .310 40.5
2019 Curveball 4.2 7 169 18.4 45 .422 .667 .488 16.9 26.7 17.1 .337 .518 .359 51.5
2019 Slider -2.7 -4 143 15.6 39 .316 .395 .346 18.4 7.7 7.5 .242 .359 .266 28.6
2019 Changeup 1.5 2 105 11.4 31 .333 .533 .382 34.5 19.4 18.8 .366 .647 .428 45.8
! 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 99 84.5 92 14.4 10:15 9:30 45
2020 Cutter 94 86.0 43 6.9 12:00 1:15 -75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 115 90.5 91 16.0 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Sinker 130 90.6 95 18.7 10:45 10:15 30
2020 Slider 119 82.6 29 6.4 2:00 3:45 -105
2021 Changeup 297 83.7 94 15.4 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Cutter 591 86.1 46 8.7 12:00 1:00 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 237 90.5 90 17.4 11:00 11:15 -15
2021 Sinker 341 90.2 93 19.5 11:00 10:15 45
2021 Slider 156 82.1 27 6.1 1:45 3:15 -90
2022 Changeup 70 83.3 96 16.4 10:30 9:45 45
2022 Cutter 96 85.3 48 9.2 12:00 1:00 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 74 90.1 91 18.6 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Sinker 91 89.8 92 19.3 11:00 10:15 45
2022 Slider 43 79.2 42 11.6 3:00 3:15 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 235 918 7 -12 5 2 3
2020 152 599 1 -8 4 2 0
2021 451 1,640 -5 -19 11 5 -8
2022 96 376 1 -1 2 2 4
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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 %
2019 918 51.3 73.0 83.4 31.1 76.3 43.6 65.1 52.6 18.2 7.3 85.1
2020 599 46.2 69.7 86.5 26.4 58.8 40.4 61.2 46.4 21.9 8.0 87.5
2021 1,640 50.8 68.5 84.1 30.9 69.9 45.9 65.6 50.0 20.0 6.8 75.0
2022 376 50.8 69.1 83.3 27.0 74.0 41.5 61.5 48.4 18.7 5.9 72.7
Player 3,533 50.2 70.0 84.2 29.7 70.2 43.9 64.3 49.9 19.7 7.0 79.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 37 17 15 16 70 60 43 9 15 26 99 4 37 19 47 37
2020 31 30 23 23 48 28 30 35 49 45 82 17 31 11 39
2021 42 35 32 33 65 27 40 57 45 20 80 9 42 5 50
2022 15 5 11 21 17 65 39 93 62 13 57 8 15 4 46
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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 23.7 9 10.6 -2 5 6 7 77.8
2020 24.5 8 6.9 1 2 4 4 50.0
2021 23.9 16 18.4 -2 11 11 10 62.5
2022 24.5 3 3.2 0 0 2 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 15 13 11 8 11 8 13 10 9 11 8 8 8 8 12 10 13 8 10 12 9 8 11 12 11 13 10 15 10 14
2020 8 7 8 7 8 7 0 7 6 7 7 6 5 6 6 8 7 8 6 7 7 9 5 7 8 7 6 6 6 6 10
2021 16 22 22 15 19 20 18 21 19 16 20 21 14 13 14 19 19 18 18 17 19 18 18 18 19 18 19 17 18 19 23
2022 3 2 4 2 4 3 4 2 4 4 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 2 3 2 4 3 4 4 2 4
! 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 90.6 89.3 -1.3 88.2 -1.1 88.2 0
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 84.5 0.4 83.7 -0.8 83.3 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 83 82.6 -0.4 82.1 -0.5 79.2 -2.9
Exit Velocity 90.4 89.1 -1.3 88.4 -0.7 85.8 -2.6
Launch Angle 17.2 11.7 -5.5 18 6.3 14.7 -3.3
Barrel % 7.3 8.6 1.3 8.4 -0.2 8.1 -0.3
Hard Hit % 40.8 37.1 -3.7 39.2 2.1 36.5 -2.7
Sweet Spot % 32.4 28.6 -3.8 33.4 4.8 36.5 3.1
xBA .27 .258 -0.012 .25 -0.008 .303 0.053
BA .302 .283 -0.019 .255 -0.028 .261 0.006
xwOBA .324 .335 0.011 .318 -0.017 .367 0.049
wOBA .347 .361 0.014 .315 -0.046 .311 -0.004
xSLG .477 .457 -0.02 .429 -0.028 .524 0.095
SLG .507 .507 0 .429 -0.078 .409 -0.02
K% 20 22.4 2.4 19.3 -3.1 16.5 -2.8
BB% 3 5.9 2.9 6.2 0.3 7.2 1
Swing % 52.6 46.4 -6.2 50 3.6 48.4 -1.6
Whiff% 18.2 21.9 3.7 20 -1.9 18.7 -1.3
In Zone % 51.3 46.2 -5.1 50.8 4.6 50.8 0
Out of Zone % 48.7 53.8 5.1 49.2 -4.6 49.2 0
Out of Zone Swing % 31.1 26.4 -4.7 30.9 4.5 27 -3.9
First Pitch Swing % 32.3 34.2 1.9 35.5 1.3 29.2 -6.3
First Pitch Strike % 65.1 61.2 -3.9 65.6 4.4 61.5 -4.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 235 .347 186 20 10.8 49 22 44.9
2020 152 .361 111 33 29.7 41 27 65.9
2021 451 .315 352 80 22.7 99 66 66.7
2022 96 .311 63 21 33.3 33 20 60.6

Pitch Tempo