Alex Wells

Born: 02/27/1997 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 190
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent (Australia), 8/29/2015 (BAL)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 30th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x--July, September 2019
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short, compact frame w/ wide features.
Mechanical Notes
SWU; starts turned into upbeat, abbreviated windup; short, closed strike; full, compact arm-circle on backside; H3/4 slot w/ minimal effort. Simple, clean delivery he repeats well.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 30 35+ 4A Up/Down Type Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 40 Command and pitchability play at ML level, simply lacks the velo to work through big league lineups consistently.
Command and pitchability play at ML level, simply lacks the velo to work through big league lineups consistently.
Fastball Velocity 30 30 86 84-89 Low-grade velo aided by command and strikethrowing ability.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Sneaky FB that gets on hitters quickly w/ late burst down in the zone. Flattens when elevated or near the high-end of velocity range.
Sneaky FB that gets on hitters quickly w/ late burst down in the zone. Flattens when elevated or near the high-end of velocity range.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 50 Pitches to spots like a big leaguer right now, rarely misses to the wrong side of the plate. Light FB gets hammered when he makes a location mistake.
Pitches to spots like a big leaguer right now, rarely misses to the wrong side of the plate. Light FB gets hammered when he makes a location mistake.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 72 71-74 Loopy CB w/ long down shape. Lacks power but consistently finishes w/ two-plane depth.
Loopy CB w/ long down shape. Lacks power but consistently finishes w/ two-plane depth.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 50 82 81-84 Best pitch, sequences well around FB to make below-avg velo look firmer; sells w/ armspeed and gets consistent finish down+armside.
Best pitch, sequences well around FB to make below-avg velo look firmer; sells w/ armspeed and gets consistent finish down+armside.
Cutter
Cutter 40 40 83 82-85 Cutter/SL hybrid shows short, lateral action; lengthens pitch mix and gives another wrinkle to stay off barrels.
Cutter/SL hybrid shows short, lateral action; lengthens pitch mix and gives another wrinkle to stay off barrels.
Control
Control 55 55 Control and pitching IQ are best attributes; pounds the zone and rarely walks hitters; pitches backwards, knows how to sequence his stuff, rarely walks hitters. Extremely poised mound presence, never rattled.
Control and pitching IQ are best attributes; pounds the zone and rarely walks hitters; pitches backwards, knows how to sequence his stuff, rarely walks hitters. Extremely poised mound presence, never rattled.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Above-avg control and overall pitchability will get him to the big leagues, though raw stuff is just too light for sustained role on contending ML roster. Profiles as upper-org depth piece, up/down type that brings 4A value.