Jose Alvarez

San Francisco Giants

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Jose Alvarez threw 6,879 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Sinker (91mph) and Change (81mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Cutter (86mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His change dives down out of the zone, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His slider results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has short glove-side cut. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2022) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 7 of them in 2022) has extreme cut action and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters.