Alex Wells

Born: 02/27/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
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: July 19th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- May 1/July 19, 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Frederick Keys
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short w/ average build. Strong core and lower half.
Mechanical Notes
Low maintenance semi-windup he repeats very well; closed front side shows the ball late. Clean arm-circle, H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 40 Long Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 FB projects to be a playable/fringy pitch despite command and feel. No margin for error.
FB projects to be a playable/fringy pitch despite command and feel. No margin for error.
Fastball Velocity 40 40 88 86-90 Below-avg velo that can dip into the mid-80s. Lack of velocity holds back the profile.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 High-spin FB w/ late hop, gets on hitters quickly. Allows him to elevate at 88-90.
High-spin FB w/ late hop, gets on hitters quickly. Allows him to elevate at 88-90.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 55 Throws quality strikes to both sides of the plate; able to move FB around like a veteran; command will only improve as he acclimates to high-level hitters.
Throws quality strikes to both sides of the plate; able to move FB around like a veteran; command will only improve as he acclimates to high-level hitters.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 71 70-73 Lollipop curve w/ long down action, consistent movement and two-plane depth. Plus feel for the pitch plays it to average, can land for strikes or expand.
Lollipop curve w/ long down action, consistent movement and two-plane depth. Plus feel for the pitch plays it to average, can land for strikes or expand.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 83 82-84 Advanced CH, sells at armspeed and gets separation and late dive.
Advanced CH, sells at armspeed and gets separation and late dive.
Control
Control 55 55 Extremely polished for his age, pounds the zone w/ three pitches. Pitchability and ability to change speeds are separators.
Extremely polished for his age, pounds the zone w/ three pitches. Pitchability and ability to change speeds are separators.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Finesse lefty w/ iffy stuff, but enough control and pitchability to get to the big leagues. High floor/low ceiling type, fits better as a longman or spot-starter than true #5 rotation piece.