The pfx camera for this game was a bit whacky and gave Alvarez one hell of an arsenal.
|Pitch Type||Avg Speed||Max Speed||Avg H-Break||Avg V-Break||Count||Strikes / %||Swinging Strikes / %||Linear Weights||Time to Plate|
|FF (FourSeam Fastball)||93.01||96.5||-6.16||-3.08||32||21 / 65.63%||1 / 3.13%||0.0918||0.397|
|CH (Changeup)||84.62||86.9||-4.10||-6.08||13||8 / 61.54%||0 / 0.00%||-0.7318||0.435|
|SL (Slider)||85.45||89.4||2.77||-3.36||19||11 / 57.89%||1 / 5.26%||-0.5762||0.432|
|FC (Cutter)||94.75||95.4||-1.53||0.30||2||1 / 50.00%||0 / 0.00%||-0.0135||0.389|
|FT (TwoSeam Fastball)||93.24||95.9||-9.07||-4.35||29||18 / 62.07%||0 / 0.00%||-0.4403||0.398|
Those are some pretty heavy pitches, and should probably be adjusted about six-to-seven inches upwards on the vertical axis (this set doesnt include gravity).
Even still, Alvarez got quality movement. I was strangely surprised by his cutter last night, it's not a terrible pitch and gets pretty solid movement compared to his two-seamer. Definitely, the biggest problem is Alvarez's lack of swinging strikes: Two combined swinging strikes is a bit of a problem, even if you are getting tonnes of groundballs.
Furthermore, it is just one game, but it was nice to see Alvarez go to the slide-piece fairly often.
The fans also turned on the Blue Jays quick-fast. It's too be expected given that this is Maple Leaf country.