Tyler Alexander
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 2" 203LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 2, #65, Detroit Tigers | TCU
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 4 3.81 41 15 0 106.1 87 1.26
2022 4 11 4.81 27 17 0 101 61 1.32
2023 2 1 4.50 25 1 0 44 44 1.11
5 Seasons 11 23 4.38 120 43 0 341.1 273 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 41 2-4 3.81 106.1 87 1.26
2022 27 4-11 4.81 101 61 1.32
2023 25 2-1 4.50 44 44 1.11
5 Seasons 120 11-23 4.38 341.1 273 1.29
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
2019 24 918 179 13 7.3 5.5 90.4 116.8 17.2 32.4 .269 .477 .347 .324 .390 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 .257 .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 1591 340 38 11.2 8.9 88.9 113.4 16.9 37.6 .281 .497 .337 .355 .395 37.9 14.3 5.9 4.81 5.42
2023 28 679 129 14 10.9 7.7 89.2 113.1 18.8 38.8 .236 .423 .313 .294 .372 40.3 24.3 2.8 4.50 3.61
Player 5427 1085 102 9.4 7.1 89.0 117.7 17.0 34.7 .261 .459 .331 .329 .382 39.0 18.9 5.1
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 5 pitches.
Cutter
(35.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(27.8%) ,
Changeup
(16.9%) ,
Sinker
(11.2%) ,
Slider
(8.8%) ,


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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 37.4 27.9 25.0 9.7 35.6 38.8 25.6 5.9 24.4 26.2 25.6 6.5 11.2 8.9
2023 33.3 34.9 24.0 7.8 29.5 43.4 27.1 2.3 24.0 32.6 20.9 8.5 10.9 7.7
Player 38.1 29.6 23.7 8.7 34.3 39.4 26.3 4.1 26.0 29.0 23.9 7.4 9.4 7.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 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 Cutter DET L 239 86.4 26.7 3.4 11 1.8 -1.1 -38
2023 Sinker DET L 76 89.8 21.6 -4.1 -16 15.5 0.6 4
2023 Slider DET L 60 81.3 42.5 1.6 4 5.4 -3.6 -40
2023 4-Seamer DET L 189 89.9 15.7 2.1 12 7.8 1.1 16
2023 Changeup DET L 115 82.8 32.2 -1.7 -5 13.5 -0.2 -2
2022 Sinker DET L 311 90.1 20.9 -3.5 -14 14.7 0.1 1
2022 Cutter DET L 441 85.5 27.8 1.8 6 3.8 0.8 28
2022 Slider DET L 15 80.8 41.6 0.2 0 4.2 -5.0 -55
2022 Changeup DET L 294 82.8 31.5 -1.4 -4 13.7 -0.3 -2
2022 Sweeper DET L 157 77.4 45.4 -0.3 -1 14.3 -2.6 -15
2022 4-Seamer DET L 373 90.0 15.9 1.2 7 7.6 0.8 12
2021 Cutter DET L 595 86.1 28.3 1.1 4 3.7 1.1 42
2021 Slider DET L 156 82.2 39.8 -0.1 0 5.3 -1.3 -20
2021 Changeup DET L 301 83.7 31.5 0.1 0 13.2 -0.6 -5
2021 Sinker DET L 346 90.2 20.4 -3.7 -15 14.4 -0.3 -2
2021 4-Seamer DET L 241 90.5 16.9 -0.2 -1 6.9 -0.3 -4
2021 Curveball DET L 1 74.8 52.2 -8.3 -14 3.1 -6.8 -68
2020 Slider DET L 125 82.6 41.0 1.3 3 5.2 -0.9 -15
2020 Changeup DET L 108 84.5 32.7 1.5 5 13.0 -0.4 -3
2020 Cutter DET L 103 85.9 30.3 -0.7 -2 3.8 1.1 43
2020 4-Seamer DET L 123 90.5 18.6 -1.7 -10 7.6 0.5 8
2020 Sinker DET L 140 90.7 20.7 -3.0 -12 13.9 -0.9 -6
2019 Sinker DET L 215 90.7 22.1 -2.3 -9 15.0 0.2 1
2019 Slider DET L 143 85.3 32.0 -4.5 -12 3.5 -1.4 -29
2019 4-Seamer DET L 286 90.6 18.1 -0.3 -2 9.3 1.8 24
2019 Curveball DET L 169 81.0 43.6 -7.8 -15 5.2 -3.8 -42
2019 Changeup DET L 105 84.1 31.0 -0.7 -2 12.7 -1.1 -8
! 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 Cutter 0.6 1 239 35.2 62 .316 .579 .394 18.2 21.0 23.2 .266 .582 .371 40.0
2023 4-Seamer 1.2 2 189 27.8 47 .200 .400 .272 22.4 36.2 23.3 .155 .261 .198 50.0
2023 Changeup -4.2 -5 115 16.9 33 .273 .485 .388 20.0 15.2 13.9 .310 .519 .354 35.7
2023 Sinker 1.1 1 76 11.2 27 .200 .280 .278 3.0 25.9 25.0 .254 .304 .278 50.0
2023 Slider 0.8 0 60 8.8 12 .250 .333 .254 18.5 16.7 10.5 .155 .261 .176 10.0
2022 Cutter 0.1 1 441 27.7 116 .273 .491 .338 19.4 18.1 19.8 .268 .491 .338 36.7
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 373 23.4 87 .224 .500 .346 16.5 16.1 12.4 .257 .557 .393 50.0
2022 Sinker -1.9 -6 311 19.5 89 .320 .493 .401 12.4 12.4 12.9 .279 .425 .351 40.3
2022 Changeup -2.7 -8 294 18.5 93 .337 .478 .360 19.0 9.7 9.2 .326 .485 .349 27.4
2022 Sweeper -0.1 0 157 9.9 36 .171 .371 .253 17.3 13.9 8.9 .258 .556 .351 38.7
2022 Slider 7.5 1 15 0.9 5 .000 .000 .000 11.1 20.0 20.0 .307 .556 .368 50.0
2021 Cutter 0.5 3 595 36.3 160 .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 .277 .385 .293 42.9
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 0 241 14.7 80 .253 .427 .328 16.5 18.8 16.5 .249 .516 .343 43.3
2021 Slider 3.5 5 156 9.5 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 .284 .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 .319 .508 .377 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 .421 .310 40.5
2019 Curveball -4.2 -7 169 18.4 45 .422 .667 .488 16.9 26.7 17.1 .336 .517 .358 51.5
2019 Slider 2.7 4 143 15.6 39 .316 .395 .346 18.4 7.7 7.5 .241 .358 .266 28.6
2019 Changeup -1.5 -2 105 11.4 31 .333 .533 .382 34.5 19.4 18.8 .365 .646 .428 45.8
! 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 114 82.8 98 15.7 10:15 9:45 30
2023 Cutter 239 86.4 54 9.4 11:45 12:30 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 189 89.9 90 19.3 11:00 11:15 -15
2023 Sinker 76 89.8 92 19.9 10:45 10:15 30
2023 Slider 60 81.3 29 6.8 2:45 4:00 -75
2022 Changeup 290 82.8 97 16.1 10:15 9:45 30
2022 Cutter 440 85.5 50 9.4 12:00 1:00 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 373 90.0 92 19.0 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Sinker 311 90.1 94 19.5 11:00 10:15 45
2022 Slider 15 80.8 34 5.0 2:00 3:45 -105
2022 Sweeper 155 77.4 49 15.2 3:45 3:15 30
2021 Changeup 297 83.7 94 15.4 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Cutter 592 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 155 82.1 27 6.1 1:45 3:15 -90
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
! 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
2019 235 918 -7 12 -5 -2 -3
2020 152 599 -1 8 -4 -2 0
2021 451 1,640 6 17 -11 -5 8
2022 426 1,591 -3 2 -10 -4 -14
2023 181 679 3 3 -4 -2 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 %
2019 918 51.2 73.2 83.4 31.0 76.3 43.5 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 50.7 68.6 84.0 30.9 70.0 45.7 65.6 50.0 20.0 6.8 75.7
2022 1,591 51.0 70.8 86.1 29.7 74.1 45.8 66.9 50.7 17.0 6.9 78.2
2023 679 56.3 64.9 85.1 29.0 70.9 48.3 72.4 49.2 18.3 7.7 73.1
Player 5,427 51.1 69.6 84.9 29.8 71.2 45.1 66.3 50.1 18.8 7.1 79.1
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
2019 37 18 15 16 71 60 43 9 15 26 99 4 70 15 49 37 38
2020 30 32 23 23 48 28 30 35 49 45 82 17 38 15 33 46
2021 41 35 32 33 65 27 40 57 45 20 80 9 78 9 31 44
2022 5 4 1 3 24 9 4 39 51 4 81 1 52 7 45 45
2023 7 65 39
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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 10.0 -1 7 5 6 66.7
2020 24.5 8 6.7 1 1 4 4 50.0
2021 23.9 16 17.8 -2 8 10 10 62.5
2022 23.3 18 17.5 1 6 17 6 33.3
2023 24.3 8 6.3 2 6 8 1 12.5
Player 23.8 59 58.4 1 28 44 27 45.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 11 10 11 8 9 11 9 7 7 7 12 14 11 9 11 10 8 10 12 11 13 14 11 9 10 8 10 12 8 8
2020 8 7 6 6 7 8 8 6 6 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 9 5 7 7 8 6 9 5 6 6 7 8 8 7 5
2021 16 21 15 20 17 18 19 20 12 13 14 20 19 16 18 21 19 18 17 18 19 16 23 18 19 16 18 19 18 17 17
2022 18 15 14 17 18 18 20 14 12 14 15 16 20 15 18 20 16 17 18 18 20 18 26 20 14 15 21 21 20 19 17
2023 8 3 4 6 6 6 7 4 6 3 7 7 6 5 7 6 8 4 8 9 6 9 11 9 6 3 6 9 7 7 4
Player 59 57 49 60 56 59 65 53 43 42 48 61 66 54 59 65 62 52 60 64 64 62 83 63 54 50 60 67 65 58 51
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.6 89.3 -1.3 88.2 -1.1 88.3 0.1 88.2 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 84.5 0.4 83.7 -0.8 82.8 -0.9 82.8 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.0 82.6 -0.4 82.1 -0.5 77.7 -4.4 81.3 3.6
Exit Velocity 90.4 89.1 -1.3 88.4 -0.7 88.9 0.5 89.2 0.3
Launch Angle 17.2 11.7 -5.5 18.0 6.3 16.9 -1.1 18.8 1.9
Barrel % 7.3 8.6 1.3 8.4 -0.2 11.2 2.8 10.9 -0.3
Hard Hit % 40.8 37.1 -3.7 39.2 2.1 37.9 -1.3 40.3 2.4
Sweet Spot % 32.4 28.6 -3.8 33.4 4.8 37.6 4.2 38.8 1.2
xBA .269 .257 -0.012 .250 -0.007 .281 0.031 .236 -0.045
BA .302 .283 -0.019 .255 -0.028 .275 0.020 .256 -0.019
xwOBA .324 .335 0.011 .318 -0.017 .355 0.037 .294 -0.061
wOBA .347 .361 0.014 .315 -0.046 .337 0.022 .313 -0.024
xSLG .477 .457 -0.020 .429 -0.028 .497 0.068 .423 -0.074
SLG .507 .507 0.000 .429 -0.078 .473 0.044 .453 -0.020
K% 20.0 22.4 2.4 19.3 -3.1 14.3 -5.0 24.3 10.0
BB% 3.0 5.9 2.9 6.2 0.3 5.9 -0.3 2.8 -3.1
Swing % 52.6 46.4 -6.2 50.0 3.6 50.7 0.7 49.2 -1.5
Whiff% 18.2 21.9 3.7 20.0 -1.9 17.0 -3.0 18.3 1.3
In Zone % 51.2 46.2 -5.0 50.7 4.5 51.0 0.3 56.3 5.3
Out of Zone % 48.8 53.8 5.0 49.3 -4.5 49.0 -0.3 43.7 -5.3
Out of Zone Swing % 31.0 26.4 -4.6 30.9 4.5 29.7 -1.2 29.0 -0.7
First Pitch Swing % 32.3 34.2 1.9 35.5 1.3 33.6 -1.9 30.4 -3.2
First Pitch Strike % 65.1 61.2 -3.9 65.6 4.4 66.9 1.3 72.4 5.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 235 .347 186 21 11.3 49 24 49.0
2020 Shifts 152 .361 111 35 31.5 41 30 73.2
2021 Shifts 448 .317 351 90 25.6 97 66 68.0
2022 Shifts 426 .337 320 113 35.3 106 69 65.1
2023 Shades 181 .313 123 15 12.2 58 20 34.5
! 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 %
2019 262 13.9 63.0% 0.0% 139 22.7 0.0% 2.9%
2020 189 17.3 18.5% 1.1% 96 21.8 0.0% 3.1%
2021 481 17.3 13.3% 0.6% 251 22.8 0.4% 6.0%
2022 446 18.3 4.7% 1.1% 254 22.4 0.0% 2.4%
2023 201 14.8 55.2% 0.5% 102 17.6 12.7% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution