09/22/2013 - College PREP - Pittsburgh, PA
Alec continues to progress in his game. This left-handed swinger has made great strides in his offensive game. He remains athletic in his stance and shows good rhythm, getting back into a strong loaded position. He has a simple approach and line-drive stroke, connecting with the ball and creating good extension. Defensively in the OF, he works behind the fly-ball, catches it at it's highest point, and plays through toward his target. Palmer has athletic ability which will give him success this upcoming season.
08/05/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2
Palmer showed on the mound and in the OF for the first time. In the OF, he utilizes his quick feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls He reads balls well off the bat and takes proper first step with defensive grade improving as he works to get behind, playing through well with momentum to his target. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He is aggressive and makes consistent contact. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to load and use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 74-76 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late break and shows as a quality pitch that will get outs at the next level. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great attitude and plays hard.
04/07/2013 - College PREP - Pittsburgh, PA
Alec is a RHP that will graduate in 2014. On the mound he displays a smooth delivery with a long arm action and good extension. His balance point is tall and controlled with on time separation, level shoulders, and in line direction. Alec's overall mechanics are solid with good secondary pitches, he will benefit by getting on a long toss program to improve his velocity. Offensively, Alec displays good bat speed with a short stride, centered balance, and a strong base to his swing. As he learns to develop more of a load with smoother actions his hitting grades should improve. With another year to develop before graduations Alec shows potential on the mound to compete.