07/20/2010 - National Tryout - Trenton, NJ
O'Leary continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 6.91 runner. Pop times have also improved as he threw his lowest pop time at 2.28 through a quick transfer exchange. Offensively, Alex flashed bat speed as he shows a solid feel for the barrel.
04/25/2010 - College PREP - Fort Washington, PA
Alex again showed similar skills at the the 4/25 workout as he did in Omaha. He did improve his hitting and power grades at the workout. Alex blocks and receives the ball well, shows a soft glove, and he looks the ball in. He holds a firm wrist when receiving, and has a soft chest, and he covers the "5" hole when blocking. Alex has an accurate arm to 2nd base, and shows pop times as low as 2.40. Defensive abilities can continue to improve with added arm strength, a quicker exchange, and by working on his angles when blocking the baseball. Offensively, Alex improved his hitting and power grades from 38 to 40 and 35 to 42 respectively. He has good balance, he tracks the ball well, and shows pretty good bat speed. Alex sprays the ball to all fields, and with a more level swing and improved barrel accuracy, offensive grades can continue to improve.
06/20/2009 - Omaha Pro Select Training and Tournament - Week 2
Alex is a young catcher with an average, solid body that shows projection as he continues to improve. Foot speed is a above average as indicated by his 7.09 60 time. Receiving and blocking skills are solid average showing flashes of potential for the next level. He shows plus lateral movement through a low set up. He works his hands around the baseball, framing well. Arm strength is average and he must get on a strict long toss program to further aid in building more arm strength, lowering pop times. At the plate, O'Leary has near average abilities with below average power. He shows a balanced approach but has some mechanical flaws that are hindering him from reaching his full potential with hitting grades improving quickly with instruction and adjustments at the plate. With 2 years to further develop, Alex has abilities with a lot of room.