Alek Manoah
Alek Manoah
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Toronto Blue Jays
10-Day IL
Injury Back
Est. Return 7/31/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Last season was supposed to be Manoah's breakout, but as with most prospects, the pandemic set a different course. After spring training got put on hold, he opened a gym in a Miami warehouse with his brother, where he worked on his strength and conditioning with regular games of catch mixed in. Manoah then headed to the Jays' alternate training site where he worked all summer on his changeup, among other things. At 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, Manoah has a CC Sabathia/Aaron Harang type of body that will generate skepticism from many, but so far it has not hindered his development. His mid-90s fastball (touches 98) and putaway slider remain, and he is now confident enough in his changeup to throw it to same-handed hitters in a full count. Without a full season to build up endurance, Manoah spent this offseason working on endurance and lower-body training. His breakout season may just be a year behind schedule. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jays in May of 2021.
Sim game on tap
PToronto Blue Jays
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July 25, 2021
Manoah (back) is scheduled to throw 60-to-75 pitches in a simulated game Monday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old was previously expected to rejoin the rotation Monday, but he'll instead throw one more simulated game before potentially being activated. If all goes well in the sim game, Manoah could be back with Toronto to start Saturday's contest versus Kansas City.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
89
Last 10 Games
89
Last 5 Games
91
How many pitches does Alek Manoah generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-45%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-45%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .238 91 29 10 19 4 0 4
Since 2019vs Right .130 77 23 5 9 2 0 3
2021vs Left .238 91 29 10 19 4 0 4
2021vs Right .130 77 23 5 9 2 0 3
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 2.20 1.04 16.1 1 0 0 11.6 3.3 1.7
Since 2019Away 3.38 1.08 24.0 1 1 0 11.6 3.4 1.5
2021Home 2.20 1.04 16.1 1 0 0 11.6 3.3 1.7
2021Away 3.38 1.08 24.0 1 1 0 11.6 3.4 1.5
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alek Manoah compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
3.47
 
K/9
11.6
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
2.90
 
WHIP
1.07
 
BABIP
.254
 
GB/FB
0.93
 
Left On Base
81.3%
 
Exit Velocity
79.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.0%
 
Spin Rate
2265 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
16.3%
 
Swinging Strike
14.6%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Manoah arguably has the highest ceiling among the college pitchers selected in the 2019 draft, but there are a couple areas of concern. First, he did not demonstrate starter-level strike-throwing ability until his final year at West Virginia. Secondly, his 6-foot-6, 260-pound physique is matched by very few big-league starters -- CC Sabathia and Aaron Harang come to mind as having comparable bodies when they broke in as starting pitchers. That said, he has a plus mid-90s fastball with movement and a hard slider that could develop into a second plus pitch. Only his good traits were on display in a 17-inning debut in the Northwest League, where he logged a 39.7 K% and 7.4 BB%, but he never went more than four innings in an outing. He should be sent to Low-A or High-A for his first full season, where he will be tasked with getting more consistent with his slider, refining his changeup and honing his command.
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Won't start Monday
PToronto Blue Jays
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July 24, 2021
Manoah (back) won't return from the injured list early next week, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
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Targeting Monday return
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July 21, 2021
Manoah (back) hopes to return to the starting rotation Monday in Boston, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Only expected to miss one start
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July 20, 2021
Manoah (back) is only expected to miss one turn in the rotation, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Moves to injured list
PToronto Blue Jays
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July 19, 2021
Manoah was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a right back bruise.
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Could miss Tuesday's start
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July 19, 2021
Manoah recently suffered a back contusion and may miss his scheduled start against the Red Sox on Tuesday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
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