Alex Lange

Born: 10/02/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#30 overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC); Traded to DET 7/31/2019
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 1st, 2019
Dates Seen: July 7, 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Tennessee Smokies
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall frame w/ broad, sloped shoulders.
Mechanical Notes
SWU w/ effort throughout; rigid, compact arm-circle pushes into H3/4 slot; slight tilt to clear w/ recoil and head-rattle after release. Mechanics impact control/command but will be less disruptive in relief.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 20 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 50 FB likely won't play in rotation; chance to be avg in relief if velo+life tick up and command hurts him less.
FB likely won't play in rotation; chance to be avg in relief if velo+life tick up and command hurts him less.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 92 89-93 Fringy to avg velo starting games, setlles in low-90s. Has been 95+ in the past and might get some arm-strength back in relief.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Occasional downhill angle, otherwise straightens out.
Occasional downhill angle, otherwise straightens out.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Can't spot FB w/ effort and moving parts in delivery. Scatters the zone. Bullpen command profile.
Can't spot FB w/ effort and moving parts in delivery. Scatters the zone. Bullpen command profile.
Slider
Slider 40 45 83 81-85 Breaking ball has morphed into more of a SL, though shape can get slurvy and resemble CB at times. Flashes sharp bite and rotation but not up in counts enough to use much as SP.
Breaking ball has morphed into more of a SL, though shape can get slurvy and resemble CB at times. Flashes sharp bite and rotation but not up in counts enough to use much as SP.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 86 84-87 CH has improved since past looks and become best off-speed. Limited separation but plays due to late action; split-like dive away from LHH; projects as effective ML secondary.
CH has improved since past looks and become best off-speed. Limited separation but plays due to late action; split-like dive away from LHH; projects as effective ML secondary.
Control
Control 40 40 Falls behind in counts and walks too many in SP role. Less pressure on control and pitchability facing lineups once, will get away w/ expanding zone more regularly. Fiery competitor w/ aggressive mound presence.
Falls behind in counts and walks too many in SP role. Less pressure on control and pitchability facing lineups once, will get away w/ expanding zone more regularly. Fiery competitor w/ aggressive mound presence.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Hit a wall in SP role and likely moves to 'pen long term. Has middle relief upside if former stuff returns pitching short stints. Will finish an upper-level depth piece if it doesn't.