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Alex Verdugo

#99 | LF/RF/DH
Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Alex Verdugo
Name: Alexander Brady Verdugo
Born: May 15, 1996 in Tucson, AZ
High School: Sahuaro HS, Tucson
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 212 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (62nd overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 (signed for $914,600)
Verdugo, BA's Preseason High School All-American utility player, entered the spring as the top two-way high school prospect in the class, though the consensus leaned toward him on the mound. He has had an uneven spring with blister issues that kept him out for a few weeks and questions about his effort level. His velocity has been in the 88-90 mph range with the ability to reach back for more when he wants it but dipping lower at times. Verdugo has two breaking balls, and the one with slider tilt shows above-average potential. The Arizona State commit also has a changeup that shows average potential. He has an easy delivery and is a strike-thrower who fills up the zone when pitching with focus. The ball jumps out of his hand, and hitters have a tough time picking it up. Scouts have not liked his body language or effort at times this season on the mound and have noted immature behavior. As a position player, Verdugo profiles as a corner outfielder with an above-average arm, below-average speed and hitting potential. Some teams believe he wants to go out as a hitter, but his professional future is definitely on the mound.
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