José Alvarado

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, José Alvarado threw 4,616 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Sinker (100mph) and Cutter (94mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Curve (87mph).


In 2022, 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 and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His cutter is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action. His fourseam fastball is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has much less armside movement than typical. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 13 of them in 2022) is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement.