Victor Alcantara

Age 27
  • Born 04/03/1993
  • Bats R
  • Team: Free Agents
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
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2018
2019
Changeup
17.9% Thrown 88.2 MPH 24.6 CSW%
Four-Seamer
74.7% Thrown 93.4 MPH 25.3 CSW%
Slider
7.4% Thrown 89.4 MPH 17.6 CSW%

Alcantara’s changeup is used, as its name suggests, to change up speeds from his sinker. He throws his sinker and changeup in similar locations to make the speed more deceptive.

GIF made by Ryan Amore. Blurb written by Joe Garino

His sinker is his primary pitch, which he throws inside to right-handed hitters. When he keeps it down in the zone, it can be filthy, but when he leaves it up, there is rarely a swing-and-miss on it.

GIF made by Ryan Amore. Blurb written by Joe Garino

Alcantara throws his slider even less often, and it is not developed at all. It is easily one of the worst sliders in the league, but if he could turn it into an average pitch, he could be one of the better relievers in the Tigers’ pen.

GIF made by Ryan Amore. Blurb written by Joe Garino
2018
2019
Sinker
72.2% Thrown 93.8 MPH
Changeup
18.4% Thrown 88.0 MPH
Slider
9.4% Thrown 90.0 MPH

Alcantara’s sinker was one of the more unheralded nasty pitches in 2018. He generated an excellent 40.0% O-swing rate and a 1.0 pVal thanks to a wicked amount of arm-side run. However, Alcantara will need to generate more swings and misses (7.4% swinging-strike rate) in order to stick in the bullpen long-term.

Alcantara’s top secondary is his changeup, and like his sinker, this pitch is hard with heavy arm-side run. He posted a great 41.7% O-swing rate and a 15.9% swinging-strike rate, leading to a 1.7 pVal. This pitch is the key to Alcantara’s future big league success.

Alcantara’s slider averaged a tidy 90 mph last season, with a limited amount of movement and a low 30.8% zone rate. While he did generate a 23.1% swinging-strike rate, this pitch will need to find more of the zone to be effective going forward.

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