Alex Speas
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Texas Rangers A+
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Alex Speas in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
No restrictions in 2020
PTexas Rangers  A+
May 22, 2020
Speas has recovered from Tommy John elbow surgery and will have no restrictions in 2020, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Speas emerged from rehab this spring throwing 102 MPH, which concerned the Rangers that he was coming out too hot. They shut him down for a stretch, but the 22-year-old right-hander will face no restrictions. The Rangers had hoped he'd move quickly through the system. It's unclear if Speas will be part of the proposed taxi squad teams may be allowed to carry during an abbreviated season.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
With a double-plus fastball and potentially plus slider, Speas' upside is similar to that of the prep arms who came off the board in the first round of the 2016 draft. He fell to Texas with the 63rd pick for a reason, however. His command/control is below average and there will need to be mechanical adjustments if he is to make it as a starting pitcher. The Rangers attempted to change the mechanics of Dillon Tate, whom they selected with the fourth overall pick in 2015, and whether by the fault of the player or team, that experiment was a flop and Tate was traded to the Yankees last summer. Tate was a college arm and went almost 60 picks higher than Speas, so that illustrates the risk involved. In addition to the necessary command gains, he will need to hone a changeup that he did not need to use with any regularity in high school. Still, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound high-end athlete who touches 99 mph is tough to ignore in dynasty leagues.
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Set for Tommy John surgery
PTexas Rangers  A+
June 22, 2018
Speas is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.
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PTexas Rangers  A+
June 9, 2016
The Rangers have selected Speas with the 63rd overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft.
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