Player Profile: Alex Wimmers
Alex Wimmers RHP Ohio St Jr
6-2 195 lbs Bats: L Throws: R
Said to have the best change up in the draft, Wimmers also has good movement on his 2 seam fastball and a fourseamer that tops out at 94 mph (usually 90-92 mph). He can throw his curve ball for strikes at 71-73 mph with late break. His change is the circle type that he is still working on. He has good control over all his pitches and throw strikes.
Wimmers had a strong season in the 2009 Cape Cod League and was judged by many scouts to be the most polished pitcher o the summer.
Starting the 2010 season strong with 9 straight wins, Alex suffered a hamstring injury which slowed him but he has recovered and is again pitching. But the injury could affect his draft selection.
The Friday starter at Ohio St, he projects to have mid-rotation stuff in the major leagues. He has excellent mound presence and poise and will probably move quickly through the minor leagues. His fluid delivery prompts comparisons to Scott Williamson.