2018 Farmhand Crop: Blaze Alexander

Prep bat that was an 11th round pick of the D’backs, but signed above slot. Fell to the 11th due to questions about signability. South Carolina commit. His excellent defense and arm strength will likely get him a shot at the MLB level. His hit and power tools don’t look like they are going to be MLB caliber at this juncture, but he’s young and athletic and still might figure out that part of the game. Speed is intriguing and probably better than what he’s been scouted at.

Upside: .250/.310/.400, 12 HR/15 SB, defense-first everyday SS, fantasy depth player

Downside: .220/.280/.350, 5 HR/10 SB, MLB level defensive replacement, no fantasy value

ETA: 2022

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