Alex Lange

Born: 10/02/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#30 overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- August 14/21, 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, lean frame w/ average width. Long and wiry limbs. Built like Kevin Gausman (ATL).
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup, moderate effort at finish w/ some whack and recoil. Compact, in-line arm-circle, fast H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 50 Backend Starter Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Lively low-90s sinker, avg FB as command develops.
Lively low-90s sinker, avg FB as command develops.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 90-91 89-92 Low-90s as starter, has shown mid-90s in the past, velo could uptick if ever in a 'pen role.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Heavy ball w/ consistent run and occasional angle. Rides when elevated.
Heavy ball w/ consistent run and occasional angle. Rides when elevated.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Consistent strikes w/ FB, commands better to armside w/ flashes of gloveside command. Future AVG as he tones down delivery and learns to set up high-level hitters.
Consistent strikes w/ FB, commands better to armside w/ flashes of gloveside command. Future AVG as he tones down delivery and learns to set up high-level hitters.
Curveball
Curveball 45 55 80 78-81 Hard curve w/ sharp bite and two-plane depth at best. Stays up at times but shows enough good ones to project future above-avg. Best pitch, potential bat-misser to righties.
Hard curve w/ sharp bite and two-plane depth at best. Stays up at times but shows enough good ones to project future above-avg. Best pitch, potential bat-misser to righties.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 83 82-84 CH has its moments but is inconsistent. Sharp, late dive at best; disappears on him at times, gets flat and struggles to land for a strike. Believe it gets to avg w/ more development.
CH has its moments but is inconsistent. Sharp, late dive at best; disappears on him at times, gets flat and struggles to land for a strike. Believe it gets to avg w/ more development.
Control
Control 45 50 Three pitches for strikes in best sequences, control gets shakier when he loses feel for CH. Fiery competitor, high pitching IQ, makeup draws rave reviews.
Three pitches for strikes in best sequences, control gets shakier when he loses feel for CH. Fiery competitor, high pitching IQ, makeup draws rave reviews.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
High-character player, good bet to be a big league contributor in some capacity. Ceiling of back-rotation sinkerballer w/ above-avg curve. Competitive mound presence would translate well to the late innings if lack of consistent third pitch holds him back as a starter.