Royals 6th round draft pick LHP Scott Alexander Sonoma State
Out of the Kansas City Royals first 30 picks in the¬†2010 Major League Baseball draft, 12 were college pitchers.¬† In the 6th round, 179th overall, the Royals took Scott Alexander.¬† A 6‚Äô3‚ÄĚ, 210 lb. Junior out of¬†¬†Sonoma State University,¬† In his one season at¬†Sonoma, (2010) the tall lefty had a record 3-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 70 Strikeouts.¬† Batters against him hit just .209.¬† The fourth best in school history.¬† Alexander became the school‚Äôs highest draftee since Brandon Burgess in 2004.
Attending Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California, Alexander was named the All-Empire and¬†North Bay League‚Äôs Player of the Year in 2007.¬† He also holds the school records for career and single-season strikeouts in a season.¬† He was also a part of the 2007¬†Cardinal Newman team¬†that won the Bay League crown.¬† Drafted out of high school by the¬†Cincinnati Reds¬†in the 37th round, Alexander opted to attend Pepperdine Universty.
In two seasons at Pepperdine, (2008 & 2009) Alexander posted a record of 11-9 with a 4.55 ERA.¬† In 138.1 innings he struck out 106 batters.¬† He also held opponents to a .235 average over his stay there.¬† After an injury knocked him out of the starting rotation last summer, he made the decision to transfer to Sonoma State University for his Junior year.
Sporting an above average fastball, (sits at 90-92, tops out at 94)¬† solid-average curveball, and an average changeup, Alexander projects as a starter.
Control will be an issue and fastball sits 90-92 but can throw 94…Alexander is an example of a kid that turned off people out of high school by stating it would take big dollars to sign him. He was considered a 2nd-3rd round talent at the time
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