Jose Alvarez

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jose Alvarez has thrown 5,102 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). He also rarely throws a Curve (83mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker is a prototypical pitch with few remarkable qualities. His slider generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, 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 and has some natural sink to it. His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His cutter generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, has very little depth, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves.