Alex Hoppe Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

Age: 24
Born: December 17, 1998
Birthplace: Davenport, IA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 6th round, 2022 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: UNC Greensboro
High School: Unity Christian (IA)
ETA: 2025

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Pronunciation: Hoppy
First Pro Contract: July 26, 2022 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Spencer Brown
Signing Bonus: $32,250
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
Pro Debut: April 6, 2023 (Greenville)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: @AlexHoppe24
Instagram: @alexhoppe24

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  Physical Description: Athletic frame with minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Drop-and-drive delivery with considerable effort. Medium leg kick. Long arm action behind with a point and stab.

Fastball: 96-99 mph. Tops out at 100 mph. Solid pitch characteristics. Pitch has carry and has shown bat-missing ability up in the zone. Command and control need refinement. Potential plus offering.

Slider: 84-87 mph. Sharp 11-to-5 shape. Has depth and bite when he gets over it and snaps it off. Can struggle to land the pitch in the zone at times and relies on hitters to expand the zone on it. When locked in, shows bat-missing ability, even in the zone. Below-average control. Potential average offering.
  Changeup: 85-87 mph. Shows intriguing horizontal movement, but rarely used. Threw sparingly in outings scouted in 2023.

Career Notes: 2022 Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was canceled due to Hurricane Ian. Jumped straight to High-A to begin his pro career.

Summation: Potential up-and-down middle reliever. Ceiling of a seventh-inning reliever. Pure relief type with intriguing pitch characteristics. Threw in a long-relief role in college, but is being used in a traditional short relief role in pro ball. Secondary pitches need work and has to improve his command and control in order to reach his potential.

Red Sox select Alex Hoppe with sixth-round pick (7.18.22)
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 UNC Greensboro SoCon NCAA --- 23 8 2 2.97 26 0 3 66.2 49 27 22 1 2 30 84 1.18 11.34 4.05
2023 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 24 1 4 3.93 31 0 3 34.1 40 18 15 3 1 14 48 1.57 12.58 3.67
2023 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24 1 1 4.50 12 0 2 14.0 12 7 7 3 0 3 16 1.07 10.29 1.93
2024 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 25     stats                            
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Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (July 2023)

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