10/13/2013 - College PREP - Gambrills, MD Alex is an athletic OF that will graduate in 2015. At the plate is where Melcher shows best, displaying well above average hitting abilities with outstanding power through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating plus bat speed to and through the ball at contact, creating extension. He has strength and leverage in his swing shows a plus feel for the barrel with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered as he will hit and hit with power at the next level. Foot speed is average as indicated by his 7.50 60 time as he will benefit by continuing to increase his foot quickness. He utilizes his quick, athletic feet well in attacking balls through proper routes / angles in tracking balls down and works to get behind balls, plays through well with momentum to his target. He reads balls well off the bat, takes proper first steps, and covers a lot of ground, displaying range. Throws are accurate and he gets rid of the baseball quickly with life, accuracy, and on line carry to his target. Alex has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.