• Full name Alek Isaac Manoah
  • Born 01/09/1998 in Homestead, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 285 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School West Virginia
  • Debut 05/27/2021
  • Drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2019 (signed for $4,547,500).
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    Manoah split time between starting and relieving during his first two seasons with West Virginia, but after a stellar campaign as a starter in the Cape Cod League last summer—when he posted a 2.70 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 33.1 innings—Manoah has made a successful transition to a full-time starting role this spring. Through his first 12 starts this season, Manoah has been one of the more dominant arms in the country, posting a 2.07 ERA with 108 strikeouts over his first 82.2 innings (11.76 strikeouts per nine innings) and the lowest walk rate (2.29 per nine) of his career. Manoah mostly works off of two pitches—a power fastball that sits in the mid- to upper 90s and a hard slider that projects as a second plus pitch. While Monoah has shown a changeup at times, he’s mostly been a two-pitch starter this season. He also entered the season with significant reliever risk because of his erratic control, large, 6-foot-6, 260-pound frame and questionable athleticism. However, he has started pitching exclusively out of the stretch and, as a result, has improved his strike-throwing ability enough to give him a real shot of sticking as a starter in pro ball. But while his walk rate is down significantly this season, Manoah still needs to refine his command—as evidenced by 17 hit batters over his first 12 starts—and teams will likely be concerned with how well he is able to manage his body moving forward. This list of major league starting pitchers who have had success at or near Manoah’s size is a short one, with CC Sabathia, Aaron Harang, Justin Masterson and Michael Pineda some of the names who qualify. Still, Manoah’s stuff compares nicely with most of the pitchers in the 2019 class, and he’s steadily improved his draft stock with each start. Manoah should be one of the first college pitchers drafted this June.

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Career Transactions

  • Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Alek Manoah on the 15-day injured list retroactive to May 30, 2024. Right elbow sprain.
  • Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Alek Manoah from the 15-day injured list.
  • Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Alek Manoah on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
  • Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Alek Manoah on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
  • Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Alek Manoah on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
  • Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Alek Manoah on the 15-day injured list retroactive to March 25, 2024. Right shoulder inflammation.
  • Toronto Blue Jays recalled RHP Alek Manoah from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
  • Toronto Blue Jays recalled RHP Alek Manoah from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
  • RHP Alek Manoah assigned to New Hampshire Fisher Cats from FCL Blue Jays.
  • Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Alek Manoah to FCL Blue Jays.
  • sent RHP Alek Manoah on a rehab assignment to FCL Blue Jays.
  • FCL Blue Jays activated RHP Alek Manoah.
  • sent RHP Alek Manoah on a rehab assignment to FCL Blue Jays.
  • Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Alek Manoah to FCL Blue Jays.

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