Jorge Alcala

Jorge Alcala

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jorge Alcala in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Agreed to a one-year, $790,000 contract with the Twins in January of 2024 that includes a $1.5 million club option for 2025.
Agrees to terms
PMinnesota Twins
January 11, 2024
Alcala agreed to a one-year, $790,000 deal with the Twins on Thursday that includes a $1.5 million club option for 2025, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Alcala gets a $55,000 buyout if the Twins decline the 2025 option. The 28-year-old righty has sat around 95 mph with his fastball over the past two seasons after previously sitting around 97 mph in 2020 and 2021. He has been limited by injuries the past two seasons and will likely work in low-leverage situations initially in 2024.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
29
Last 10 Games
31
Last 5 Games
27
How many pitches does Jorge Alcala generally throw?
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-56%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-100%
BAA vs RHP
2021
Even Split
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .209 127 32 14 23 2 0 7
Since 2021vs Right .222 187 47 11 38 6 0 8
2023vs Left .125 29 4 4 3 0 0 1
2023vs Right .282 46 12 6 11 3 0 4
2022vs Left 1.000 3 0 1 2 0 0 0
2022vs Right .000 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .214 95 28 9 18 2 0 6
2021vs Right .214 134 33 4 27 3 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-26%
ERA on Road
2022
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-31%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 4.82 1.26 37.1 2 3 0 7.5 2.9 1.7
Since 2021Away 3.86 0.93 42.0 1 4 1 10.3 2.8 1.7
2023Home 7.50 1.83 6.0 0 0 0 4.5 7.5 3.0
2023Away 5.56 1.15 11.1 0 1 0 10.3 4.0 2.4
2022Home 0.00 1.71 2.1 0 0 0 7.7 7.7 0.0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 4.66 1.10 29.0 2 3 0 8.1 1.6 1.6
2021Away 3.23 0.85 30.2 1 3 1 10.3 2.3 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Jorge Alcala 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
1.60
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
5.2
 
HR/9
2.6
 
Fastball
95.6 mph
 
ERA
6.23
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.215
 
GB/FB
0.90
 
Left On Base
64.7%
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.4%
 
Spin Rate
2318 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.3%
 
Swinging Strike
10.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Alcala's campaign ended just as soon as it started. The right-hander experienced a significant drop in his velocity during his second appearance and was subsequently placed on the IL with right elbow inflammation. The 26-year-old attempted to return from the injury multiple times, but continuous shut downs and the decision to undergo arthroscopic debridement surgery ended his season in August after just 2.1 innings. Alcala is expected to be ready for spring training and will be working towards reclaiming a high-leverage role for the Twins.
Alcala earned his first career save on the final day of the 2021 season, perhaps setting the stage for the hard-throwing righty to take the closer job and run with it in Minnesota in 2022. He pumps his four-seam fastball in at 97 mph on average, though it's the slider that he leans on more heavily than anything else, throwing it 40.7% of the time last season. His 26.6 K% from 2021 might not be what you would hope for given the stuff, but the improvement Alcala showed with his control last season was good to see, with his walk rate falling to just 5.7%. Alcala was primarily a starter in the minor leagues as recently as 2019, and it's possible the Twins could look to stretch Alcala back out given where they are in their competitive cycle and the fact he has a viable third pitch in the changeup. His quickest path to fantasy stardom is in the bullpen, but Alcala has endgame appeal regardless.
Alcala could be a force at the end of ballgames for the Twins after a breakout 2020 season. Alcala was called up in August and showed off his rocket arm with a 97 average mph fastball that topped out at 100.7 mph. He had a 2.63 ERA with a 30% strikeout rate and respectable 8.9% walk rate. His fastball was complemented by a quality slider (which he threw 44.7% of the time) that limited batters to a .247 wOBA, according to Baseball Savant. He was left off the playoff roster, which could indicate he needs to earn more trust from the coaching staff. He could also have some growing pains as before last season he had just 9.1 innings above the Double-A level. However, his electric stuff could quickly put him competition for a prominent setup role and even challenge for save opportunities.
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Activated Sunday
PMinnesota Twins
October 1, 2023
Alcala (forearm) was activated from the 60-day injured list Sunday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Begins rehab assignment
PMinnesota Twins
Forearm
September 9, 2023
Alcala (forearm) began a rehab assignment with Low-A Fort Myers on Saturday, broadcaster John Vittas reports.
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Facing hitters Tuesday
PMinnesota Twins
Forearm
August 27, 2023
Alcala (forearm) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Begins throwing
PMinnesota Twins
Forearm
July 16, 2023
Alcala (forearm) has started throwing and is expected to pitch again this season, John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Moves to 60-day IL
PMinnesota Twins
Forearm
June 18, 2023
Minnesota transferred Alcala (forearm) on Sunday from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
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