Adam John Alexy...he and his wife, Emily, married on 12/19/20...was voted Berks League Player of the Year as a senior at Twin Valley (Pa.) High School… threw a 164-pitch, nine-inning complete game with 16 strikeouts as a senior…started high school at 5-foot-6, 120 pounds and played catcher until transitioning to the mound in the middle of his junior season…was also on the Twin Valley wrestling team…in July 2020, Alexy was named to the Berks Baseball League All-Decade first team, voted on by the Reading Eagle and local head coaches…had committed to Radford University prior to signing with the Dodgers.
Alexy opened spring training in minor league camp and did not see official game action due to the cancellation of the minor league season…he remained in Arizona for much of the summer and though he was never a member of the Rangers’ 60-man Player Pool, Alexy logged 5.0 SHO IP in the Fall Developmental League, striking out nine of 14 batters faced… contract was selected to the Major League roster on 11/20.
Made five starts for Down East before going on the injured list from 5/2-end of season with a lat strain…returned to make three starts for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League (6 ER/8.0 IP)...entered the season as Texas’ 20th-best prospect according to Baseball America.
Led the Texas organization with 138 strikeouts, 4th-most in the South Atlantic League...tabbed the 18th-best prospect in the SAL by Baseball America...named a Texas Organization All-Star by MiLB.com…averaged a career-best 11.5 SO/9 and dropped BB/9 rate by nearly a full walk compared to previous campaign (4.3 in ‘18/5.0 in ‘17)...surrendered just five HR in career-high 108.0 IP, including zero HR by RHB in 262 PA...held opposition to a .232/.335/.344/.679 slash line...was 3-7, 4.72 (36 ER/68.2 IP) over 1st 15 G/14 GS and 3-1, 1.60 (7 ER/39.1 IP) over final seven starts...registered season-best 12 SO on 5/4 at West Virginia...named SAL Pitcher of the Week for 6/4-10 after six no-hit innings on 6/7 vs. Kannapolis...had 10 strikeouts in each of his final two outings.
Acquired by Texas from Los Angeles-NL, along with OF Willie Calhoun and INF Brendon Davis, in exchange for RHP Yu Darvish on 7/31... combined to go 3-7 with a 3.53 ERA (37 ER/94.1 IP) over 24 starts with Low-A Hickory in the TEX organization and Low-A Great Lakes in the LAD system…held opponents to a .180 average (59-328), 3rd-lowest among all full season minor leaguers (min. 90 IP)…averaged 10.8 SO/9 and 0.6 HR/9 (6 HR/94.1 IP)…permitted zero-or-one run in five of six starts following the trade, going 1-1 with a 3.05 ERA (7 ER/20.2 IP) and 27 SO/15 BB.