Jose Alvarado

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jose Alvarado has thrown 1,827 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (99mph) and Fourseam Fastball (99mph), also mixing in a Slider (93mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (87mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, has surprisingly little armside run, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His fourseam fastball is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair and has some natural sinking action. His slider is thrown extremely hard and generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 14 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth and has primarily 12-6 movement.