Alex Presley

Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180
Bat: L
Throw: L
College: Mississippi
Birth Place: Monroe, Louisiana
Draft: 2006 8th round by the
  • Rangers still face challenges after winning streak
    USA Today

    Rangers still face challenges after winning streak

    The Texas Rangers put themselves in some impressive company with their 10-game winning streak — but if the season ended now, they wouldn't make the playoffs. The Rangers still face their share of challenges, especially since they're in the AL West, where Houston has baseball's best record and a 5 ½-game lead. Texas won 10 in a row before Saturday's loss at Detroit, but all that run did was help erase a poor start to the season. It was the eighth time since the start of 2015 that a major league team won at least 10 in a row within the same season. Seven different teams have accomplished it, with Toronto pulling it off twice in 2015. The six teams that did it besides the Rangers all went on to

  • Tigers prospect Gregory Soto strike out 12 in Whitecaps win
    Bless You Boys

    Tigers prospect Gregory Soto strike out 12 in Whitecaps win

    As sometimes happens in the minor leagues, Buck Farmer had something of a rollercoaster week and it showed on Saturday. The righthander, who was just optioned back to Toledo on Saturday morning, surrendered six earned runs in six innings of work. Still, the Mud Hens had a one run lead after a Brendan Ryan double scored Logan Watkins in the top of the sixth. Edward Mujica came on in relief after Farmer after command hit a batter and then walked the next without recording an out in the seventh. Mujica allowed both to score and gave up another pair of runs on top of it, putting the Mud Hens in a hole they couldn’t recover from. Holaday: 4-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2B Jones: 1-2, 2 R Ryan: 3-3, RBI, 2 2B, BB

  • Tigers snap Rangers' streak at 10, beat Texas 9-3
    The Charlotte Observer

    Tigers snap Rangers' streak at 10, beat Texas 9-3

    The way Justin Verlander saw it, Texas may have been due for a loss. With three straight homers in the first inning, Verlander's Detroit Tigers set about ending the Rangers' 10-game winning streak. Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive home runs, and the Tigers beat Texas 9-3 on Saturday night. Nicholas Castellanos added a three-run homer in the third, and Verlander pitched seven solid innings to hand the Rangers their first defeat since May 8. "I think you just go tell yourself that they're bound to lose one here sooner or later," Verlander said. "They're not going to win them all, so maybe the odds are on our side." The Rangers were on their longest winning streak since