Thursday, February 12, 2015
Scouting the 2015 Draft: Alex Young
Alex Young is a LHP from TCU where he has mostly pitched out of the bullpen, but is expected to jump into the rotation replacing Brandon Finnegan. He's got a sidearm delivery almost identical to Christian Jones and a 4 pitch mix that includes average FB's and change ups but plus curves and sliders. Here is his 2014 stat line: 1-3, 2.51, 43 IP, 16 BB, 40 K, 1 Save. He started 2 games as a sophomore. He reportedly also had an impressive Cape Cod League campaign, but I could not find any stats for him there. BA has him ranked as the #33 draft prospect in 2015 while Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs has him at #30 with a comment: "The 6'2" lefty seems ordinary with a fastball, changeup and command that are all 50-55, but then he breaks out his plus low 80's curve and slider." I guess I'd like to see the Giants aim a bit higher in the supplemental round.