Alex Wimmers was a 2001 week #2 competitor at Cooperstown Dreams Park with the Cincinnati Flames (OH. In 2010, the pitcher, was a first round pick of the Major League Baseball Amateur draft as the 21st pick for the Minnesota Twins organization.
Alex's was a two-year starter and letterman for Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati, Ohio.. As a junior, Alex was a first-team all-city all-star and was voted the most outstanding player and best pitcher in the city all-star game. He was first-team all-Ohio as a senior where he recorded a 0.89 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 55 innings. He finished his high school career with 1.20 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 105 innings, batted .429 with 30 RBI. Alex was the first pitcher to throw a perfect game in school history.
Alex has spent the last three years as a Buckeye at Ohio State University (Columbus, OH). During his freshman season, he threw in 25 games, all in relief, and posted a 4.50 earned run average in 40.0 innings of work, recording 51 strike outs for a team-high average of 11.2 per nine innings pitched. He was ranked seventh in the Big Ten in games finished and eighth in appearances and games in relief. He limited opponent batters to a .236 average, second-lowest on the team, and picked up three saves.
As a sophomore, Alex started 16 games as the Buckeye ace. He was named a Baseball first-team All-American when he went 9-2 with a 3.27 ERA. He was the Big Ten's strikeout leader with 136 in 104.2 innings pitched and led the conference with a .211 opposing batting average. Alex threw the first nine-inning no-hitter in Buckeye history.
Heading into his junior season (2010), Alex was named a 2010 preseason All-American (first-team by Collegiate Baseball and PING! Baseball). He completed the year 9-0 with a 1.60 ERA. Alex had 86 strikeouts and 23 walks in 73 innings pitched. He did not allow a home run and held opposing hitters to a .218 batting average.
After his junior season at Ohio State University (2010), Alex began his professional baseball career in Fort Meyers, FL, with the Class A Advanced Fort Meyers Miracle. He went 2-0 with a 0.57 ERA, striking out 23 batters in 15 2/3 innings.