Alex is a former pitcher at Jesuit High School and University of Oregon. He lettered three years at Jesuit, and by his senior year he was named Metro League pitcher of the year and first team all-state. He then had a four-year career at Oregon.
He was drafted in the 38th round by the Minnesota twins in 2011, but decided to forego the draft, and return for his senior year, during which he was named an All-American and the 2012 PAC 12 Pitcher of the Year.
He left Oregon as a career leader in wins, starts, as well as 2nd in innings pitched and strikeouts. As a senior he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 27th round, and had a three year minor league career (one year with the Rays and two with the Angels). He was named a 2013 Midwest league all-star as a member of the Los Angeles Angels organization.
Alex is known for his in-depth knowledge about the game of baseball, with specific expertise in pitching. He is passionate about improving young baseball players at all ages and helping them in reaching their goals, whatever they may be.