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Dodger Blue Bye-Yu – Part 2

August 6th, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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The second man the Rangers got in the Yu Darvish deal was a righty named A.J. Alexy, a 19-year-old who joins Brendon Davis at Hickory for now, and who slots into MLB.com’s 19th slot on the Rangers prospect ledger.

Alexy is another tall kid with room to grow on his frame (6’4″, 195lbs). ¬†as a prospect, he reminds me a lot of Davis, albeit from the mound. He’s fairly unpolished, but has what seems to be an almost natural curveball (he’s only been pitching for around 3 seasons now). His ceiling is considerable, although he’s very raw.

Here’s MLB.com’s take:

“Alexy made headlines for all the wrong reasons when he threw a nine-inning, 164-pitch complete game at Twin Valley High (Elverson, Pa.) in May 2016. A month later, the Dodgers selected him in the 11th round and gave him $600,000 to pass up a commitment to Radford. He made such a good impression in his first Spring Training that he earned an assignment to low Class A at age 18, and he continued to stand out before the Rangers acquired him in the Yu Darvish trade in July.

Alexy’s best present weapon is his curveball, which has depth and could become a true plus offering once it adds more power. He usually works at 88-93 mph with his fastball and should add more velocity once he fills …

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