02/28/2021 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Davie, FL
Alex continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date at a 7.97. At 1B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Feet are active and plays through well with his body. Glove action is clean and presents out front. At the plate, hitting/power potential has improved through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields, flashing gap to gap pop. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 66 mph. fastball shows a range of 64-66 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with early break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Alex has a very bright future ahead of himself and we look forward to seeing what it holds.
12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic (Ages 12-14)
Alex is a coachable 1B/LHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Winter Classic. In the field, Alex attacks the ball aggressively and shows good lateral range. He gets into position on time and fields with a relaxed glove. He makes a two-handed exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, working to keep his throws accurate to his target. Long tossing to build up his arm strength can help Alex improve defensively. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a controlled stride. He gets his hands activated on time and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with decent bat speed, leading to consistent line drives. Alex can improve as a hitter by continuing to add strength. On the mound, Alex is controlled gathering to his balance point and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and stays inline towards the plate, finishing with a controlled landing. Alex shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 62mph. Breaking ball sits from 53-55mph with 1-7 break. With five more years to develop, Alex has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
11/10/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Davie, FL
Alex is an athletic, 2-way player who hits from the left side. At 1st base, Alex has playable hands and feet, and he keeps the ball in front of his body. He makes plays, his exchange is clean, and he follows his throws to his target, delivering the ball with accuracy. On the mound, this LHP has good balance over the rubber and he separates his hands on time. He keeps his eyes on target, has control of his off-speed, and he lands with good direction toward the plate. Offensively, Alex has an open stance, a square stride toward the pitcher, and he swings in good rhythm. He works the middle of the field and can hit the ball the other way. Overall skills can improve with work on the following.
1. Play lower
2. Fielding position
1. Lower body
2. Barrel accuracy
3. Swing path