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 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 50 Sinking FB projects avg in the rotation, perhaps more in short stints.
Sinking FB projects avg in the rotation, perhaps more in short stints.
Fastball Velocity 45 50 90-91 89-92 Settled in a fringy 90-91 starting games. Has been at 95+ in the past and could get back there 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 40 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 50 55 80 78-81 Best pitch, shows flashes of turning into a consistent swing/miss offering. Thrown w/ good velocity, shows sharp bite and two-plane depth.
Best pitch, shows flashes of turning into a consistent swing/miss offering. Thrown w/ good velocity, shows sharp bite and two-plane depth.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 83 82-84 CH flashes sharp armside dive at best, but loses feel for it and executes inconsistently. Will need more of a 3rd pitch to work as a regular SP.
CH flashes sharp armside dive at best, but loses feel for it and executes inconsistently. Will need more of a 3rd pitch to work as a regular SP.
Control
Control 40 50 Three pitches for strikes in best sequences, but get shakier when he loses feel for CH. Fiery competitor w/ high pitching IQ and mound presence.
Three pitches for strikes in best sequences, but get shakier when he loses feel for CH. Fiery competitor w/ high pitching IQ and mound presence.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Velocity has backed up considerably since college. Best-case ceiling of backend SP, though will need to regain some velo and improve his CH to get there. Interesting candidate for a multi-inning fireman role; intense mound presence could translate well to high-leverage situations.