Rangers RHP AJ Alexy made his MLB debut on August 30th of this year. A very impressive start from him in that one against the Colorado Rockies. He pitched 5 innings, striking out four, while only giving up one hit. Alexy was then able to back up that performance against the Angels in his second start, and he impressed again. Another scoreless outing for Alexy, as he would pitch six innings, strike out seven batters this time, and yet again, zero hits allowed. According to Rangers Insider Chris Halicke, AJ Alexy is the first pitcher since 1893 “to go five shutout innings or longer and allow one hit or fewer in each of his first two career appearances, both starts.” Not a start any big league pitcher is going to complain about.
It is a rough time to be a Texas Rangers fan at the moment. This organization is in a clear rebuild. They traded away their biggest power bat this season in Joey Gallo. Many of the younger guys have seen that they need to step up. AJ Alexy has shown so far that he wants to be one of those guys to step up. When he goes out on that mound, he just looks really comfortable and in his element. The confidence is there, and I have no doubt that that confidence will continue to grow. Now this is not me saying to watch out for this guy to go out there and compete for a Cy Young trophy next season. All I am saying is that AJ Alexy has been very impressive thus far, and he has not shown signs of slowing down.
AJ Alexy Could Play Huge Part
I am aware that it is very early to give a prediction on a teams rotation for next season. So much could happen in between now and then. However, if AJ Alexy is able to keep performing at this level, he will find himself a spot in that rotation. And with other prospects yet to be called up such as Sam Huff, Josh Jung, Jack Leiter, etc. The Texas Rangers fanbase has some hope for the future.
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