05/29/2011 - College PREP - Lebanon (Nashville), TN
Alex improved foot speed as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a solid runner at 7.37. Feet are active in working in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange. He needs to elevate his sights to provide more carry on throws. Receiving and blocking skills show as playable tools at the next level as he continues to improve. Offensively, he shows a balanced approach and utilizes his lower half well with weight transfer. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off his bat when centered.
12/27/2010 - Christmas Camp and Tournament 2010 - Session 2
Stradtner showed strong hands and wrists, proper blocking mechanics, and a clean exchange behind the dish at the Christmas Camp. He looks the ball into his glove, keeps it in front when blocking, and he shows an accurate arm during game play. On the mound, Alex has good balance, level shoulders, and loose front arm extension. He worked in good rhythm and threw his FB for strikes. Offensively, Alex showed a solid / athletic approach, he swings an aggressive stick, and he is a good contact hitter. He has good balance, he swings in a downhill plane, and he can spray the ball to all fields.
08/29/2010 - College PREP - Nashville, TN
Alexander is a young catcher with a solid frame that is well suited for his position. Feet work in line, showing proper direction as he gains ground. Pop times show a range of 2.19-2.44 with a means of 2.20 and will continue to drops as he shortens his transfer /exchange as he currently has a long release. Receiving skills are solid through a quiet setup as he tracks balls in, displaying a soft glove action. He centers balls with his body but needs further development to improve skill for the next level. Throws show accuracy as he will benefit by getting on a long toss program to further develop more arm strength. Offensively, Stradtner shows a balanced approach as he tracks the ball well. He has strength in his swing with baseball jumping off his bat to the pull side due to long swing path. Power numbers increasing as he learns to utilize his lower half more efficiently through the swing. With 2 years to further develop, Alexander has abilities with time and room to improve.