The No. 24 ranked Texas Rangers prospect by MLB Pipeline was recently promoted to Round Rock
A.J. Alexy is one of the forgotten pieces of the Yu Darvish to the LA Dodgers deal back in 2017 that also brought Willie Calhoun to Arlington. But he should be on our radars now.
After dominating AA Frisco in 2021 to the tune of a 1.61 ERA and 57 K’s in 50.1 innings pitched, the right-hander recently received a promotion to AAA Round Rock. That move at least indicates he’s close to seeing big league action.
Like most pitching prospects, the Rangers are taking things slow with Alexy, as they hope he can be a future contributor on the staff. But if he pitches anywhere near the level he did in Frisco at Round Rock, he should be a surefire call-up candidate in 2021.
Texas is going to need the innings at the big league level over these last two months and Alexy has earned the chance to acquit himself in the show. Whether out of the bullpen or in the rotation, the Rangers have someone in Alexy who can be an innings eater with legitimate upside as well.