Tyler Alexander

Tyler Alexander

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Detroit Tigers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
On Aug. 2, 2020, Alexander made history against the Reds, tying the American League record for the most consecutive strikeouts by a pitcher (nine). That was a nice story, but in retrospect, it seems that had much more to do with how awful the Reds' offense was early on in the short season than Alexander's skill. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Tigers in March of 2019.
Pitches well in finale
PDetroit Tigers
October 3, 2021
Alexander allowed one run across six innings but did not factor into the decision Sunday against the White Sox. He gave up four hits and two walks while striking out four.
ANALYSIS
Alexander left the game with a 2-1 lead but lost his chance at his third win of the year when the White Sox tied the game in the seventh inning. The lefty pitched well to end the season, allowing just four runs across 17 innings in his last three starts. The good stretch of games brought his ERA down to 3.81, which is a new career best. Alexander figures to give the Tigers an option as a starter or long reliever in 2022, potentially swinging between the two roles as he's done so far in his career.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
40
Last 10 Games
73
Last 5 Games
85
How many pitches does Tyler Alexander 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
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Tyler Alexander generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .213 189 43 9 37 3 1 4
Since 2019vs Right .291 649 125 35 176 35 5 29
2021vs Left .193 99 20 8 17 0 1 2
2021vs Right .272 352 67 20 89 20 1 14
2020vs Left .225 41 12 0 9 2 0 0
2020vs Right .306 111 22 9 30 3 1 8
2019vs Left .239 49 11 1 11 1 0 2
2019vs Right .318 186 36 6 57 12 3 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-16%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-10%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.45 1.33 93.0 4 6 0 7.2 2.1 1.4
Since 2019Away 3.83 1.29 103.1 1 5 0 8.2 1.9 1.7
2021Home 4.20 1.40 45.0 1 2 0 6.8 2.4 1.0
2021Away 3.52 1.16 61.1 1 2 0 7.8 2.3 1.6
2020Home 3.80 1.13 21.1 2 2 0 9.3 3.0 1.7
2020Away 4.20 1.60 15.0 0 1 0 7.2 1.2 2.4
2019Home 5.40 1.39 26.2 1 2 0 6.1 1.0 1.7
2019Away 4.33 1.41 27.0 0 2 0 9.7 1.3 1.3
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Stat Review
How does Tyler Alexander 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
3.11
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
90.4 mph
 
ERA
3.81
 
WHIP
1.26
 
BABIP
.297
 
GB/FB
0.98
 
Left On Base
78.0%
 
Exit Velocity
80.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.3%
 
Spin Rate
2100 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.0%
 
Swinging Strike
9.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2016
The lefty has ever so slowly moved his way up the Detroit organization, and was rewarded with a mid-year promotion to the big-league roster. Statistically, it was not merited as he struggled with home runs and had an ERA in the 5.00s, but Detroit needed pitching. Alexander appeared in 13 games, making eight starts and getting one win against Baltimore. He has historically been very stingy with walks, which allows him to pitch from ahead and to the edges of the zone with his pedestrian stuff. Watch him pitch a single time and you can see he is from the mold of finesse lefties who must live and die on command who are punished when that gets even slightly out of whack. We're talking about a fifth starter or a swingman on arguably the worst team in the American League. That alone should tell you how to handle him on draft day.
The Tigers nabbed Alexander with the 65th overall pick in the 2015 draft, and the former Horned Frog excelled from Day 1 as a professional. A 6-foot-3 lefty, Alexander allowed just four earned runs while posting a 33:5 K:BB ratio in 37 innings (0.97 ERA) with short-season Connecticut. Obviously an ERA under 1.00 is very impressive for a pitcher’s first 12 starts as a pro, but his 0.59 WHIP might be even more incredible. One of the reasons Alexander may have fallen to the Tigers in the second round is that he was a draft eligible sophomore, so signability concerns may have scared off some other teams. With a strong command/control profile, it is not surprising that Alexander was able to succeed in the New York-Penn League, and while he will presumably begin his age-21 season at Low-A West Michigan, he may not face a true test until he reaches the upper levels of the minors.
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Takes tough-luck loss
PDetroit Tigers
September 28, 2021
Alexander (2-4) allowed just one run across six innings but took the loss Tuesday against the Twins. He gave up four hits and a walk while striking out six.
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Settles for no-decision
PDetroit Tigers
September 21, 2021
Alexander allowed two runs on eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out two batters across 5.2 innings during Tuesday's win over the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
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Dealt third loss
PDetroit Tigers
September 16, 2021
Alexander (2-3) took the loss in Thursday's 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Rays, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
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Sticks in rotation
PDetroit Tigers
September 15, 2021
Alexander will start in Thursday's game against the Rays in Tampa Bay, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Solid in spot start
PDetroit Tigers
September 10, 2021
Alexander allowed a run on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4.1 innings in a no-decision versus Tampa Bay on Friday.
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