TCU Baseball has landed a huge commit for its 2013 class in the person of Tyler Alexander, LHP from Southlake Carroll High School. Alexander joins outfielder Connor Beck, lefty Brandon Gilson and right-hander Brian Howard in what already looks to be a very strong recruiting class.
Alexander is highly sought after prospect who was being recruited hard by a number of SEC schools, as well as the University of Texas who is thought to have been #2 on Alexander's preference list.
Alexander is also thought to be a potentially high draft pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, although it is too early to project where he might be taken. Tyler has a fastball that has been clocked as high as 91mph, although he regularly sits between 87-89mph and also offers a strong changeup and breaking ball. He throws from a 3/4 arm slot and is viewed as a potential starter who dominated lefties and uses his strong changeup to lock up right handed hitters as well.
TCU's 2012 recruiting class is ranked #9 in the country by Perfect Game and #10 by Baseball America. The Frogs have 17 players committed for 2012, although several may choose to sign professional contracts if drafted in this June's MLB Amateur Draft.
The Frogs play next at Air Force this weekend.