Scott Alexander was drafted by the Royals in the sixth round in 2010 from Sonoma State University. Used almost exclusively as a reliever in the minors, he hasn't started a game since 2012 and has been groomed for short relief work. His best professional season was 2015, when he posted a 2.56 ERA in 63 innings for Omaha with a 50/17 K/BB, collecting 14 saves. He appeared briefly in the majors last season with six innings of bullpen duty over four outings, with a 4.50 ERA and 3/3 K/BB.
Alexander is a 6-2, 190 pounder, age 26. He is NOT a soft-tosser, owning a legitimate 90-94 MPH fastball and a solid-average slider. He is a ground ball pitcher and hitters have a hard time lofting him, especially lefties who batted a mere .144 against him last season and just .154 this year.
He is ideally-suited for anti-lefty LOOGY relief work and could have a long career in that role. Here are some snippets from his MLB debut last fall.