USA Baseball 17U Championships
Alex continues to shine on the diamond. In the OF, he displays smooth, fluid actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls and not many balls get down that are hit his way. Transfer exchange is smooth as he zips throws on a line through his target. He has the versatility to play all 3 OF spots effectively. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. He stands in with a solid/strong base and has fluid rhythm to load. Barrel delivery is short/quick with aggression (86 mph exit velocity) as he connects with power driving to all parts of the field. At the event, he was 4 for 11 with a 2B. Mental makeup is outstanding as he is a great kid, is very coachable, and works hard to be the best athlete he can be.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Alexander continues to show as a top prospect on the diamond. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. In the OF, he utilizes his quick/aggressive feet as he moves well laterally (6.98 60 time), displaying range as he covers a ton of ground. He displays smooth / clean actions with hands / feet working well together through the fielding process as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and on line zip (91 mph velocity) on his throws. Alexander has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the top college coaches and pro scouts with his baseball abilities.
11/04/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Plano (DFW), TX
Jackson ran his fastest 60 to date and showed some offensive improvements during is last workout in Plano. He was timed at 6.97 seconds and improved throwing velocity to 88 MPH. In the OF, Jackson has athletic actions, active feet, and he fields the ball cleanly. He presents his glove well, gets good reads off the bat, and throws with momentum to his target. Offensively, Jackson has good hand-eye coordination, good balance, and a solid bat angle. He finds the barrel, makes direct/level contact, and he can spray the ball to all fields.
07/25/2018 - Under Armour Southwest Championships 17U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Alexander showed well in the OF at the UA Championships. He is an athletic OF who makes plays, reads the ball off the bat well, and takes proper routes. Alexander has quick feet, a clean release, and a loose/consistent arm to his target. Offensively, Alexander has a good approach, solid balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He flashes some bat speed and hits with strength to the pull side.
01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Alex is a 5'11/160 lbs 2019 OF from Texas, that is showing an upward trend in growth and ability from event to event with Baseball Factory. Most recently, at the UAAAPS Tournament, he showed an increased exit velocity (85 mph), with his right handed stroke that got to contact on a direct path. He was fluid with his move to hit and collected a pair of singles and a walk. In the OF, he prepped his feet pre-pitch and worked good angles to make plays. He had a clean exchange and threw with carry to his targets. Overall - Alex appears ready to jump into his pivotal junior spring making noise and performing out of the gate.
08/02/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Alexander once again showed well in the OF and at the plate during his time in Pirate City. He showed a quick 1st step in the OF, good direction toward the ball, and he reads the ball off the bat well. Alexander makes plays consistently, and his arm is accurate with consistency and carry to his target. On the mound, Alexander has a clean arm stroke, he keeps his eyes on target, and lands with control. Offensively, Alexander has a rhythmic swing through an open stance. He loads well, can hit to all fields, and he uses his lower body.
06/17/2017 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Alexander is a talented outfield prospect who has a lanky, projectable build and well-rounded skill set. As a right-handed hitter, Alexander has a tall setup with a firm front side and his weight in the front of his stance. He has smooth rhythm with quick, loose hands. He has the correct bat angle through the zone and a long swing path. Alexander maintains a quiet head throughout his swing and is a contact type hitter. In the field, Alexander plays with effective footwork and good reads on the ball giving him the ability to cover good ground. He gets behind the baseball and presents his glove as he fields the ball in a square position. Alexander has a quick, clean exchange leading into a long, loose arm action throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He does a nice job of playing through the baseball with good momentum towards his target producing strong, accurate throws. Overall, Alexander has a good approach on both sides of the ball and potential to take his game to the next level.
02/19/2017 - College PREP - Tyler, TX
Alexander is a talented outfield prospect who has a well-rounded game and graduates in 2019. As a right-handed hitter, Alexander has a square setup with a centered balance. He takes a short stride and displays decent bat speed. Alexander has a direct swing path producing solid pull side power. He has the ability to spray the ball to all fields. In the field, Alexander plays with effective footwork and takes the correct angles to cover ground well. He fields the ball with a firm glove and has a clean exchange leading into a loose arm action throwing from a 3/4 angle. Overall, Alexander plays the game with good athleticism and he has good upside as he continues to develop his game.
01/13/2017 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18)
Alex is a young OF/RHP prospect with a lean, projectable frame who plays the game the right way. He has a strong arm in the outfield (raw velo = 76mph) and makes strong accurate throws to cut down runners and help out his pitcher. He shows smooth actions in the field to read balls off the bat and run them down to make plays. He works behind fly balls and plays through to gain momentum to his target and show off his arm on throws back to the infield. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup with a strong, on time stride while loading to a vertical stack with his hands. He has very good bat speed through the zone and has a direct, level path to the ball with good feel for the barrel that allows him to make consistent square contact and spray line drives to all fields. Getting more aggressive at the plate is the key to getting better pitches to hit and showing off his skills with the bat. On the bump, he shows a solid delivery with a 3/4 arm slot and pounds the zone with strikes. He stays inline throughout his delivery and finishes well over his front side, featuring a fastball in the high 60's. Alexander is an intriguing prospect who we look forward to watching as he continues to progress.
11/10/2016 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Alexander is a lean OF who will graduate in 2019. At the plate is where he shows best through an open / athletic setup with rhythm. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He works to stay inside the ball and utilizes all fields through a line drive approach. In the OF, he utilizes his feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles. Working to get behind balls and playing through with momentum to his target will aid in improving defensive abilities. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a very coachable player. With 3 years to further develop, Alexander has abilities with time and room to continue to improve.