06/02/2019 - National Tryout Plus - River Forest (Chicago), IL
Alijah is an OF prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. In the OF, Alijah shows active footwork and takes good angles to the ball. He fields in a low position and makes a clean exchange, working to keep his throws accurate to his target. Fielding the ball out in front of his body can help Alijah improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a crouched stance and works to barrel up the baseball, looking to drive up the middle. Alijah can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. With three more years to develop, Alijah has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18)
Alijah continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate is where he continues to show best through a crouched setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact and finds the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. In the OF, he displays smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to work to get rid of the baseball quicker and build more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard.
08/12/2018 - College PREP - Elgin (Chicago), IL
Alijah is a young OF prospect who will graduate in 2022. In the field, Alijah shows a good prep step and makes the routine plays. He makes a clean exchange to throw and works to keep his throws accurate to his target. Alijah can improve defensively by getting into a more athletic fielding position. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a crouched stance and works to barrel up the baseball. Alijah can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. With four more years to develop, Alijah has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.