Jose Alvarado

Jose Alvarado

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Philadelphia Phillies
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year, $1.9 million contract with the Phillies in March of 2022.
Records save in Game 1
PPhiladelphia Phillies
October 18, 2022
Alvarado earned the save against the Padres on Tuesday, allowing zero hits and one walk in a scoreless inning during the 2-0 victory.
ANALYSIS
After getting the first out of the ninth, Alvarado found himself in trouble following a walk and an error, but he managed to shut down Manny Machado and Josh Bell to win Game 1 for the Phillies. The 27-year-old amassed only two saves in the regular season while being used mainly as a middle-relief pitcher, but he was called on in the ninth Tuesday night and got the job done. The closer role has been a revolving door for the Phillies in recent games, so look to see if Alvarado continues as a closer in the NLCS or if he reverts back to a middle-relief role.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Jose Alvarado generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Jose Alvarado generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-54%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .163 170 45 21 23 2 0 2
Since 2020vs Right .237 340 117 56 66 15 1 7
2022vs Left .237 66 19 6 14 2 0 1
2022vs Right .188 148 62 18 24 6 1 1
2021vs Left .123 92 20 14 9 0 0 1
2021vs Right .266 159 48 33 33 7 0 4
2020vs Left .000 12 6 1 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .333 33 7 5 9 2 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-12%
ERA on Road
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-21%
ERA on Road
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-41%
ERA on Road
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-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.15 1.28 56.1 6 2 4 12.5 5.8 0.6
Since 2020Away 3.64 1.58 59.1 5 1 3 12.7 6.2 0.8
2022Home 3.55 1.14 25.1 2 2 1 14.6 3.9 0.0
2022Away 2.81 1.29 25.2 2 0 1 14.0 4.6 0.7
2021Home 5.33 1.52 27.0 4 0 3 10.0 8.0 1.3
2021Away 3.14 1.67 28.2 3 1 2 11.9 7.2 0.3
2020Home 0.00 0.50 4.0 0 0 0 15.8 2.3 0.0
2020Away 10.80 2.60 5.0 0 0 0 10.8 9.0 3.6
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Stat Review
How does Jose Alvarado compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.38
 
K/9
14.3
 
BB/9
4.2
 
HR/9
0.4
 
Fastball
99.6 mph
 
ERA
3.18
 
WHIP
1.22
 
BABIP
.364
 
GB/FB
2.90
 
Left On Base
69.3%
 
Exit Velocity
79.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2128 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.0%
 
Swinging Strike
17.0%
 
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There were times in 2018 when Alvarado looked like the next big thing out of the Tampa Bay bullpen. He touched 100 mph with a two-seamer that seemingly defied the laws of physics at times coupled with a slider that came in around the speed of the league-average fastball. That feels like a decade ago, as Alvarado has rarely been right since due to injuries, inconsistency and family issues. He still throws hard but has permitted 71 baserunners and uncorked 11 wild pitches in 39 innings over the past two seasons. He was a healthy scratch from the postseason roster because his command simply could not be trusted in high-leverage situations. The career 27.9 K% and .207 BAA make him tempting to chase, especially now that he's in Philadelphia where there's less competition for saves, but his command of the strike zone has been AWOL since the end of the 2018 season. If he finds "it" again, he could dominate.
Alvarado opened the season sharing closing duties with Diego Castillo. He was effective early, posting a 1.04 ERA and 0.92 WHIP, fanning 26 in 17.1 innings, with five holds and a perfect 4-for-4 saves mark. Things then unraveled for Alvarado, as he allowed seven earned runs over his next seven frames, walking eight while surrendering 11 hits. Alvarado then left the country to attend to a personal matter in Venezuela, returning to the club in late June. His season was interrupted twice more, the first with a sore oblique followed by elbow inflammation prematurely ending his season in August. After his dominant start to the season, Alvarado never regained form. With a revamped bullpen featuring Emilio Pagan and Nick Anderson, Alvarado will first need to show he's healthy, then pitch well enough to return to late-inning duties.
Closers need a couple things: two quality pitches (or one amazing one) and command. Alvarado has two excellent pitches in a fastball that tickles triple digits and a hard, 11-5 breaking ball that batters have a tough time picking up out of his hand. Early in 2018, he lacked the command portion of that equation and had a 14% K-BB rate despite his stuff because he could not hit his spots consistently. That changed midseason and Alvarado had a 28 K-BB% in the second half while holding hitters to a .154 batting average and a .244 slugging percentage. He allowed one home run on the season to the 263 batters he faced, which while fortunate, also speaks to how tough he is for batters to pick up. A few year ago, the club had Felipe Vazquez on the roster and traded him to get Jose Lobaton. They have Vazquez 2.0 here and will not repeat that mistake. As long as the Rays do not try to game the arbitration system, this is their new closer.
Alvarado's fastball-slider combo had enticed during his rise through the farm system, but he hadn't shown an ability to locate with consistency prior to 2017. The lefty issued walks at a 6.4 BB/9 clip in a 16-game stint at Triple-A and hadn't posted a mark under 4.0 at any level. All of a sudden, Alvarado began hitting his spots and ended up with an above-average walk rate (2.7 BB/9) in his first exposure to big-league hitters. The swing-and-miss came with him to the majors, with Alvarado averaging close to a strikeout per inning, and he induced groundballs 53.7 percent of the time. His FIP was more than a run lower than his ERA at 2.55 -- that was good for 18th among 291 relievers with at least 20 innings. Alvarado was excellent against righties (.193 wOBA), and if Alex Colome is dealt this winter, Alvarado could get a look in the ninth.
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Notches save Thursday
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 22, 2022
Alvarado earned a save against Atlanta on Thursday, allowing one hit and striking out two batters over 1.1 scoreless innings.
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Takes loss in relief
PPhiladelphia Phillies
July 24, 2022
Alvarado (3-2) took the loss in Saturday's game against the Cubs, allowing five runs (three earned) on two hits while striking out one and walking none over one-third of an inning.
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Earns first save
PPhiladelphia Phillies
July 17, 2022
Alvarado recorded two outs, including one strikeout, and earned a save against Miami on Sunday.
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Blows save but gets win
PPhiladelphia Phillies
June 17, 2022
Alvarado (1-1) blew the save but got the win in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, allowing an unearned run in 1.1 innings of work while striking out one and giving up two walks and a hit.
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Recalled by Phillies
PPhiladelphia Phillies
June 12, 2022
Alvarado was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
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