Alex Lange

Alex Lange

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Detroit Tigers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
How interested would you be in a relief pitcher who boasted a 100th percentile whiff rate, 30-plus percent K-rate and 55% groundball percentage? Well, Lange's curveball *and* changeup had the best whiff rates in the league for those pitch types (min 25 PA), at 57.8% and 56%, respectively. The curve was so effective, it became his primary offering that he threw nearly 50% of the time. The change (20% usage) has always been filthy, yielding just six hits (no homers) and a .115 BA over the past two seasons. The 27-year-old also ditched his 4-seamer for a 96-mph sinker (29%) that induced more grounders. If Lange can improve his walk rate (10.9% for his career), the Tigers could afford him an opportunity to close, especially after Gregory Soto was shipped off to the Phillies. The Tigers have yet to indicate their ninth-inning plans following Soto's departure, but Lange is likely to be the top internal option entering 2023. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cubs in July of 2017. Traded to the Tigers in July of 2019.
Path to saves appears
PDetroit Tigers
January 7, 2023
Lange could have a path to the closer role in Detroit, as Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Gregory Soto was traded to the Phillies on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Lange has just one career save, and the Tigers have yet to announce their plans for the ninth inning, but the righty appears to be the logical choice with Soto, Joe Jimenez and Andrew Chafin all leaving this winter. Will Vest is the only Tiger remaining on the roster who saved any games last season, but his 4.00 ERA hardly turns heads. Lange managed a 3.41 ERA in his first full season and struck out 30.3 percent of opposing batters.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Alex Lange generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Alex Lange generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .210 184 52 20 34 4 3 5
Since 2020vs Right .241 249 69 27 51 8 0 5
2022vs Left .189 109 36 13 18 2 2 3
2022vs Right .221 162 46 18 30 4 0 2
2021vs Left .239 75 16 7 16 2 1 2
2021vs Right .276 87 23 9 21 4 0 3
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-39%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-58%
ERA at Home
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.72 1.21 53.0 6 3 1 12.1 3.7 0.5
Since 2020Away 5.09 1.48 46.0 2 4 0 9.8 4.9 1.4
2022Home 2.81 1.13 32.0 6 2 0 14.1 3.7 0.6
2022Away 4.60 1.37 31.1 1 2 0 9.2 5.2 0.9
2021Home 2.57 1.33 21.0 0 1 1 9.0 3.9 0.4
2021Away 6.14 1.70 14.2 1 2 0 11.0 4.3 2.5
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alex Lange 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
2.65
 
K/9
11.7
 
BB/9
4.4
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
96.2 mph
 
ERA
3.41
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.303
 
GB/FB
2.05
 
Left On Base
67.6%
 
Exit Velocity
81.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.5%
 
Spin Rate
2112 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
31.1%
 
Swinging Strike
18.9%
 
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Secures win in relief
PDetroit Tigers
October 2, 2022
Lange (7-4) pitched a scoreless inning of relief and earned the win Sunday against the Twins. He struck out two.
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Takes loss Friday
PDetroit Tigers
August 13, 2022
Lange (4-3) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk across an inning of relief to take the loss Friday against the White Sox. He struck out one.
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Takes second loss
PDetroit Tigers
August 1, 2022
Lange (4-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits while retiring just two batters to take the loss and a blown save Monday against the Twins.
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Picks up win Thursday
PDetroit Tigers
June 2, 2022
Lange (3-1) pitched a scoreless inning of relief and earned the win Thursday against the Twins. He walked two and struck out one.
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Gains traction in late innings
PDetroit Tigers
May 23, 2022
Lange struck out three and gave up no hits and one walk over 1.1 scoreless innings en route to claiming his fifth hold of the season Sunday in the Tigers' 4-2 win over the Guardians.
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