40-man: A.J. Alexy.

Now that the Rangers 40-man roster has been set, with 37 players so far, which allows for picking up players in the Rule 5 draft, signing free agents, and trades, let’s take a look at who’s on it. We will break down one player per day.

Age: 22
Right-Handed Pitcher

The Rangers acquired A.J. Alexy, along with Willie Calhoun and infielder Brendon Davis, in a deadline deal in July of 2017 for Yu Darvish. At the time, Calhoun was the headliner of the deal.

In four minor league seasons, mostly as a starter, Alexy, a 6-foot-4 right hander from Pennsylvaia, is 10-18 with a 3.75 ERA. He’s never played above High-A Level.

Alexy was the Dodgers eleventh round pick in the 2016 draft. He’s been assigned to Triple-A Nashville, assuming there is a minor league schedule this season.

Rotoworld called him “a lottery ticket for the Rangers,” meaning, not much was expected of him but he could pay off. He strikes out more than a batter per inning, which used to be much more impressive but now is par for the course. 

He is ranked by MLB.com as the Rangers twenty-first prospect. It’s doubtful Alexy makes it to the major leagues this year.