07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Vero Beach (Ages 14-18) Alex is an athletic IF that can play many positions and will graduate in 2014. At the plate is where Avella shows best through an open / balanced setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He makes consistent hard contact, mainly to the pull side as he displays strength in his swing with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he learns to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. At the event, he was 2 for 5 with a 2B and a 3B. In the IF, , feet are active as he works to square ball balls up, displaying clean hands. He needs to play through balls more while presenting hands more out front, and increase foot quickness to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and hard worker.