01/16/2015 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Varley continues to show as a MIF with a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a solid runner at 7.31. In the MIF, he moves well laterally, displaying range and shows soft/sure hands. Feet/hands work well through the fielding actions, displaying smooth/fluid actions. Athletic abilities are shown off in his feeds/turn of the double play and has big play potential in the MIF. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating plus bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and makes consistent contact as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields.
09/17/2014 - Under Armour Fall Classic, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Alec showed coachability and great defense in his last outing with Baseball Factory. Defensively, he has sure hands and displays very fluid actions in the infield. He uses his feet when he throws, which helps him get good carry on them. Continuing to develop arm strength and foot speed will be important for Alec to take his game to an even higher level. Offensively, he displays an athletic setup and approach at the plate. He showed good rhythm in his lower half and level bat path. Developing more rhythm in his hands will help his barrel accuracy moving forward.
05/18/2014 - College PREP - Bel Air (Baltimore), MD
Alec is a solid, athletic SS that will graduate in 2015. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.35 60 time. Defensive grades are solid as he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active / aggressive as he attacks ground balls, playing through well, while presenting soft clean hands out front. He moves well laterally, displaying range and has athletic actions in the MIF. Throws are accurate with on line across the diamond as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced / athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level approach. He shows a feel for the barrel and makes consistent hard contact, utilizing the middle of the field well. Hitting grades will continue to improve as improves bat speed and barrel accuracy. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Alec has abilities with a lot of room to improve.