12/27/2012 - Pirate City Christmas Camp and Tournament
Alek worked out behind the plate during his time in Pirate City. Defensively, Alek showed soft hands, he receives the ball well, and he blocks well. He has very good footwork, his exchange is clean, and he throws with some carry through to 2nd base. At the plate, Alek has strong hands, fast bat speed, and he keeps his hands inside the ball well. He makes contact and has pop potential in his bat.
08/26/2012 - College PREP - Farmingville (Long Island), NY
Alek is an average sized, 2-way player who catches and plays 3B. Behind the plate, Alek has firm hands, he lets the ball travel and he centers the ball well. He keeps it in front when blocking, his exchange is quick, and he throws with a short arm action to 2nd base. Catching abilities can improve if Alek can widen his base, improve his lateral range, and add arm strength. At 3B, Alek has soft hands, quick feet, and he has a loose / accurate arm across the diamond. Playing lower and finishing his throws can help defense get better. Offensively, Alek has a square set-up, a short / square stride, and good balance. He makes square contact, he has a line drive swing, and he gets his lower 1/2 through. A looser grip and higher hands can help spike hitting.