With their first pick of Saturday, the Dodgers selected high school right-hander A.J. Alexy with their 11th-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, pick No. 341 overall.
The 6'4 right-hander was the subject of national news in May when he threw 164 pitches in a nine-inning win for Twin Valley High School in Everson, Penn.
Today in pitcher abuse: the @TVRAIDERS sent 18-yo starter AJ Alexy out for 9 innings and 164 pitches last night. Scouts there were appalled.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) May 6, 2016
Photos from the Twin Valley vs. Berks Catholic baseball game. http://t.co/SYpg7Keiwd @TVRAIDERS @WeAreBC55 pic.twitter.com/QaZ1rW0DpB— Reading Eagle Sports (@RE_sports) May 19, 2015
Alexy was ranked No. 327 on the Baseball America top 500, with this note:
His fastball has been mostly 88-92 this spring, and he's flashed the ability to locate his changeup down in the zone. His curveball shows top-to-bottom action, but it will need more power to develop into an average offering, though it flashes tight spin currently.
Alexy is committed to play college ball at Radford.
AJ Alexy will play baseball at Radford University spring of 2017! Congrats AJ! pic.twitter.com/lMI2pNDzoZ— Athletic Dept. (@TVRAIDERS) November 13, 2015