Alex Scherff Greenville Drive  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 20
Born: February 5, 1998
Colleyville, TX
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Colleyville Heritage (TX)

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Physical Description: Listed at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, with a solidly built frame. Strong upper body. Minimal remaining physical projection and is not a standout athlete.

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. Delivery is on the rough side and is something the Red Sox might tweak as he develops. Starts on the first base side and uses a medium leg kick. Has a slight trunk twist in his delivery before he comes forward. Delivery is very stiff and arm heavy. Very strong, live arm, which he uses to make up for not effectively incorporating his lower half into his delivery. Struggles to find a consistent arm slot and release point at times. Will come more over the top at times when throwing his breaking ball.

Fastball: 90-92 mph. Tops out at 93 mph. Reportedly sat 93-95 mph in high school topping out at 98 mph. Delivery brings command profile into question. Will show life down in the zone. Struggles to locate arm side. Velocity grades out higher than command projection. Plus potential with refined command.

Curveball: 72-76 mph. Long 12-6 break. Doesnít consistently get over the pitch and struggles to bury it down in the zone. At its best at 74-75 mph. When he snaps it off shows tight rotation and depth. Average potential.

Changeup: 79-81 mph. Good separation from fastball. Inconsistent feel. At its best will show deceptive arm speed and late drop. Potential average offering with refinement.

Career Notes: Had been committed to Texas A&M. Had some issues with conditioning in high school, losing 40 pounds between his sophomore and junior seasons. Played for three different high schools before transferring back to his freshman year high school for his senior season. Signed in 2017 but did not debut until 2018. Missed time in 2018 with an intercostal strain. Participated in 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: In the early stages of developing his three-pitch mix. Has the durable frame you look for in a starter, but delivery needs work as do secondary pitches. If secondary pitches develop, projects as a number four starter, but has the stuff to project in a bullpen role if they don't. Wide gap between what he is now and his potential, with a lot of development remaining. Reportedly also throws a slider, but hasnít shown it in any of the games scouted.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2017 Colleyville HS HS --- 19 8 0 1.000 0.44 40 --- --- 48.0 --- --- --- --- --- 89 --- --- 16.69
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 --- --- DNP --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 0 0 --- 1.80 2 1 0 5.0 5 1 1 0 1 3 1.20 3.00 5.40
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 1 5 0.167  4.98 15 15 0 65.0 68 38 36 7 23 51 1.40 2.22 7.06
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 23, 2017 by Brandon Agamennone (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $700,000
MiLB Debut: April 9, 2018 (Greenville)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2017 Gatorade Texas Player of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 30 - May 6, 2018)

 

  

 
 

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