Tyler Alexander

Born: 07/14/1994 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: Low 3/4
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Round, 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (DET)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 21st, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/8/16
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lakeland Flying Tigers
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Physical Description
Listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Alexander features that ideal innings-eater frame that you look for in a starting pitcher. He has an athletic build, with a high waist, long limbs and solid-average strength in his arms and legs.
Mechanical Notes
Alexander works quickly, firing the ball with above-average arm speed from a low-3/4 arm slot. There's a fair amount of deception thanks to the high leg kick and late exposure of the ball. His ability to repeat the delivery yielded above-average control and solid-average command; both of which could take a step forward with continued pro instruction. Alexander also held runners exceptionally well, clocking in between 1.20 and 1.25, and picking off one base runner.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 40 50 Role 40: Back-end starter Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 50 88-91 92 The crafty southpaw doesn't light up the radar gun as his fastball sat 88-to-91 mph, (T 92), What he lacks in velocity, Alexander more than makes up for in location and movement. Alexander moved the ball around well, attacking all four quadrants and painting the black of the plate with precision. His fastball showed cutter action at the lower veto band, and showed heavy sinking action when he pounded the ball in the lower third of the strike zone. Alexander's fastball also featured solid arm-side run when he utilized the offering up in the zone as a chase pitch.
The crafty southpaw doesn't light up the radar gun as his fastball sat 88-to-91 mph, (T 92), What he lacks in velocity, Alexander more than makes up for in location and movement. Alexander moved the ball around well, attacking all four quadrants and painting the black of the plate with precision. His fastball showed cutter action at the lower veto band, and showed heavy sinking action when he pounded the ball in the lower third of the strike zone. Alexander's fastball also featured solid arm-side run when he utilized the offering up in the zone as a chase pitch.
Slider
Slider 45 50 81-82 83 Alexander also occasionally mixed in a 81-to-83 mph slider that drew a few awkward swings from left-handed batters. While it lacked the consistency of the change, the offering featured tight late-breaking 2-to-7 action at its best.
Alexander also occasionally mixed in a 81-to-83 mph slider that drew a few awkward swings from left-handed batters. While it lacked the consistency of the change, the offering featured tight late-breaking 2-to-7 action at its best.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 83 84 During the outing a 83-to-84 mph changeup was Alexander's go-to secondary weapon. He sold the offering well, maintaining arm-speed while achieving solid sink and arm-side run.
During the outing a 83-to-84 mph changeup was Alexander's go-to secondary weapon. He sold the offering well, maintaining arm-speed while achieving solid sink and arm-side run.
Overall Summary
When checking the boxes during evaluation, most of Alexander's arsenal lives in the fringy to solid-average zone. His advanced approach, ability to throw quality strikes and left-handedness, however, make the entire profile play up a tick, yielding a respectable high-floor, potential back of the rotation stalwart.