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Alex Amalfi Adjusting to Pro Ball

Alex Amalfi Adjusting to Pro Ball

September 8, 2022

Photo credit: UMass-Boston Athletics

Right-handed pitcher Alex Amalfi joined the organization as an undrafted free agent in July. Amalfi, who pitched three seasons at UMass-Boston prior to turning pro credits his college coaching staff for preparing him well for the next level.

“One of the biggest takeaways from playing at UMass-Boston is that it doesn’t matter where you play,” said Amalfi. “If you have the stuff to play at the next level people will see you. The coaching staff at my school was great. All of them are very supportive. Coach Eygabroat is a top-notch coach and has a lot of knowledge of the game. They allowed us to have fun as long as we played the game the right way.”

Pitching 56 2/3 innings for UMass-Boston in 2022; Amalfi racked up 101 K’s and maintained a WHIP of 1.38.

Amalfi’s time in college has transitioned him over to pro ball where he’s a member of the Low-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

Pitching 6 innings so far in pro ball; Amalfi has 3 K’s and is still working on finding consistency at the next level.

Amalfi has found the transition between college and pro kind of challenging so far.

“It has definitely been a tough transition,” explained Amalfi. “Being away from family, friends, and my teammates/coaches that I’ve played with for the past three years has definitely been hard. The competition is also better so it’s been a little tough adjusting to that as well. But I am enjoying the journey so far.”

Currently using four pitches on the mound; Amalfi features a 4-seam fastball, a changeup, a curveball, and a slider in his repertoire.

Amalfi likes to sneak in his fastball during at-bats, “My fastball plays up in the zone,” stated Amalfi. “I try to throw my off-speeds for strikes so that way I can sneak a fastball by hitters.”

Working out of the bullpen right now, Amalfi is willing to do whatever is expected of him in pro ball.

“Coming out of the bullpen has definitely been strange,” said Amalfi. “I’ve always been a starter and still see myself as a starter in the future. But whatever I have to do to have a role and be a pitcher they use, I’ll do it.”

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