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Friday on the Farm: Alex Speas back in Rangers system after mental reset

(Frisco RoughRiders)


Alex Speas is still only 25, though it feels like he should be 35.

Drafted in the second round of the 2016 MLB draft, one round after Cole Ragans, Speas has been around a while. He has undergone Tommy John surgery. He has lit up radar guns. He has raised external expectations.

He was 23 in 2021, when another elbow injury and discontent with his career path brought him to a breaking point. He needed to step away, maybe for good.

But Speas did it for a greater good — himself. He could no longer reconcile going forward in the mental state he is was in.

That was some 18 months ago.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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  1. Monty W April 7, 2023

    Good stuff, Jeff!

  2. A Stephens April 8, 2023

    Baseball is so hard that no matter the talent, the passion has to be there. Without a clear mind and heart it’s pretty much impossible to get to that passion.
    Happy and proud for this young man to have gotten to that place, and for sharing his story. Hopefully it helps someone else, whether in baseball or life itself.

  3. Todd Cook April 8, 2023

    So glad to see Alex Speas back action and doing what he loves. Got to meet this awesome guy and become friends back last year while he coached my sons 15U baseball team. Awesome Coach and mentor to the boys. Good luck my friend. Keep following your dreams and reaching for the stars!


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