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Alex Speas

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Alex Speas
Name: Alex JoVaughn Speas
Born: Mar 4, 1998 in Powder Springs, Ga. USA
High School: McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (63rd overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2016 (signed for $1,024,900)
Speas is an athletic righthander with explosive raw arm strength. He has a quick tempo delivery that he's still figuring out how to control, but he shows impact stuff on the mound. His plus-plus arm speed allows him to fire mid-90s bullets with life, and scouts have seen him reach as high as 97, though there may be even more in the tank. Speas has shown a power slider thrown in the mid-80s with 10-to-4 snap and the ability to compete in the strike zone. His changeup also showed promise for some scouts who saw him this spring, and could give him a useable third offering. Despite his athleticism, Speas can sometimes struggle to find his arm slot and repeat the finish of his upper half. As a result, some scouts have seen below-par outings from Speas, leading teams to value him very differently based on when they've seen him.
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