Jose Alvarez

Los Angeles Angels

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jose Alvarez has thrown 4,837 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph), Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Cutter (86mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker is a prototypical pitch with few remarkable qualities. His slider has short glove-side cut and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His fourseam fastball is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2019) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise" and has strong cutting action.