Alex Powers was playing Independent League Baseball in 2015.
Cut in March of that year by the Great Falls Voyagers, the rookie league team of the Chicago White Sox, his options were limited and his future was cloudy.
It was either take the rugged road less traveled or give up on his baseball dream. The closer who was taken in the 25th round by Chicago in 2013 out of Southern New Hampshire, found a home with the New Jersey Jackals in the Canadian American Association.
Did he hope he would play well enough to earn another shot in minor league ball?
Of course he did. He just couldn’t let that hope consume him.
“It was one of those things you can’t really worry about too much, because then, all of a sudden, you start worrying about the wrong things,” Powers said. “Indy ball is kind of a crap shoot. There is no more worrying about player development. You have to play well if you want to stick around.”
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