02/12/2012 - College PREP - Madison, WI
Alex showed soft / sure hands and quick / fluid feet in the INF at his last workout in Madison. He presents his glove well, he is light on his feet, and he fields in a low / athletic position. Alex has a clean exchange, and he throws with a loose arm action with accuracy across the diamond. A quicker exchange and following his throws across the diamond will help defensive grades improve. At the plate, Alex has a crouched / open stance, a short / square stride, and good balance. He has average bat speed, he swings a level bat, and he gets his lower 1/2 through. If Alex can improve his stance and stay short to the ball, offensive numbers can rise.
02/13/2011 - National Tryout - Middleton, WI
Alex continues to improve his game as he matures and gets a bit stronger. Arm strength improved some and he continues to show his love for playing with his hustle. He shows solid range and an accurate arm. Offensively he improved the use of his lower half with a better load and approach to the ball. This allowed him to get through the ball better which shows his improvement in his power number. Again overall strength and maturity will help with foot speed and arm strength.
11/11/2010 - Pirate City Select Training
Alex is a young, small, strong SS who will graduate in 2013. Defensively, Alex has good / soft hands, good range, and he makes plays. He has a good feel for the game defensively, he flashes a quick exchange, and he throws with accurately across the diamond. Defensive abilities can improve by fielding the ball out in front of his body, staying low, and by staying fundamentally sound. Offensively, Alex has a short swing, he can spray to all fields, and he puts the ball in play. He has a very good eye, he works the count into his favor, and he gets on base. Alex can improve offensively by staying back, throwing his hands more directly to the ball, and with help with the inside pitch.