Alek Manoah

Alek Manoah

23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Toronto Blue Jays
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
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jays in May of 2021.
Dominates O's for ninth win
PToronto Blue Jays
October 2, 2021
Manoah (9-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 10-1 rout of the Orioles, allowing one run on one hit and one walk over seven innings. He struck out 10.
ANALYSIS
The rookie was dominant in his final start of the regular season, firing 60 of 89 pitches for strikes en route to his fourth straight win, and his performance down the stretch has been a big reason why the Jays will head into the season's final day still alive in the wild-card hunt. Manoah has a 3.22 ERA and 127:40 K:BB through 111.2 innings in his first taste of the majors.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
92
Last 10 Games
96
Last 5 Games
98
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+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Alek Manoah generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .228 234 68 28 46 6 0 8
Since 2019vs Right .156 225 59 12 31 7 0 4
2021vs Left .228 234 68 28 46 6 0 8
2021vs Right .156 225 59 12 31 7 0 4
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
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 2.32 0.85 54.1 5 0 0 9.3 2.8 0.7
Since 2019Away 4.08 1.24 57.1 4 2 0 11.1 3.6 1.3
2021Home 2.32 0.85 54.1 5 0 0 9.3 2.8 0.7
2021Away 4.08 1.24 57.1 4 2 0 11.1 3.6 1.3
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
3.18
 
K/9
10.2
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
3.22
 
WHIP
1.05
 
BABIP
.257
 
GB/FB
1.03
 
Left On Base
72.9%
 
Exit Velocity
79.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.4%
 
Spin Rate
2243 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
15.8%
 
Swinging Strike
13.2%
 
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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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Picks up third straight win
PToronto Blue Jays
September 27, 2021
Manoah (8-2) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over 5.2 innings as he got the win over the Twins on Sunday.
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Guts out quality start
PToronto Blue Jays
September 21, 2021
Manoah (7-2) picked up a win after pitching six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and six walks while striking out seven versus the Rays on Monday.
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Fans 10 in dominant win
PToronto Blue Jays
September 14, 2021
Manoah (6-2) picked up the win in Monday's 8-1 rout of the Rays, giving up one hit over eight scoreless innings. He struck out 10 without walking a batter.
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Falls short of quality start
PToronto Blue Jays
September 9, 2021
Manoah didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Yankees, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out four.
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Escapes with no-decision Friday
PToronto Blue Jays
September 4, 2021
Manoah didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 11-10 win over the A's, surrendering six runs on five hits and three walks over five-plus innings. He struck out two.
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