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Tyler Alexander

Tyler Alexander

P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 200 | Age: 25
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 2, #65, Detroit Tigers) - TCU
Chicago, IL USA
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 4 4.86 13 8 0 53.2 47 1.40
1 Season 1 4 4.86 13 8 0 53.2 47 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 13 1-4 4.86 53.2 47 1.40
1 Season 13 1-4 4.86 53.2 47 1.40

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 DET AL 235 1 4 4.86 13 8 0 53.2 68 30 29 9 7 47 1.40
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 45

It has been a tale of two full seasons for Alexander since joining the Tigers as a Draft-eligible sophomore taken out of TCU in the second round of the 2015 Draft. In his first full season, he did what every organization hopes to get from an advanced college lefty, pitching his way to Double-A. A return to the Eastern League in 2017, however, didn't go nearly as well, leaving questions about whether the southpaw's stuff is good enough for the highest levels.

When Alexander is going right, he commands his largely average stuff well down in the zone. He is capable of adding and subtracting from his fastball, as well as sinking it, to get ground-ball outs, throwing it anywhere from 88 mph up to 92-93 mph. His changeup is his best secondary pitch, a tick above average and he can mix in an effective slider and curve. While Alexander continued to walk very few hitters in 2017, his command within the strike zone wasn't good. He doesn't have the power repertoire to get away with pitching up and he paid the price.

Alexander is a smart pitcher, one who has shown the ability to make adjustments in the past. The Tigers hope he is able to learn from his rough 2017, rediscover his command, and continue his march toward being a starter in the back end of a big league rotation.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 918 179 13 7.3 90.1 16.8 .272 .483 .347 .327 .394 40.8 20.0 3.0
ALL 918 179 13 7.3 90.1 16.8 .272 .483 .347 .327 .394 40.8 20.0 3.0
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/03/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled LHP Tyler Alexander from Toledo Mud Hens.
08/23/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Tyler Alexander to Toledo Mud Hens.
08/20/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled Tyler Alexander from Toledo Mud Hens.
08/16/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Tyler Alexander to Toledo Mud Hens.
07/21/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled Tyler Alexander from Toledo Mud Hens.
07/04/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Tyler Alexander to Toledo Mud Hens.
07/03/2019 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of Tyler Alexander from Toledo Mud Hens.
05/20/2019 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Erie SeaWolves.
05/18/2019 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Erie SeaWolves from Toledo Mud Hens.
02/22/2019 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Detroit Tigers.
06/01/2018 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Erie SeaWolves.
02/22/2018 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Detroit Tigers.
03/15/2017 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Detroit Tigers.
10/23/2016 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Charros de Jalisco.
08/04/2016 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Erie SeaWolves from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
07/31/2016 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Erie SeaWolves.
04/02/2016 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers from Connecticut Tigers.
03/04/2016 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Detroit Tigers.
06/28/2015 LHP Tyler Alexander assigned to Connecticut Tigers.
06/27/2015 Detroit Tigers signed LHP Tyler Alexander.