06/21/2014 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2
Alonso is a promising middle infielder that ran his best sixty to date and showed very solid actions in the competitive atmosphere of the Omaha National World Series. Defensively, he came and got it aggressively, getting to a good fielding position on-time and with sure hands. He has plus feeds and has present carry to his throws. Quickening his exchange and using his lower half to throw (especially with double play turns) will enable for higher play when the game begins to speed up. Offensively, he had good pitch recognition and flashed good rhythm. Implementing more of a load mechanism to get himself ready to hit will help with hard contact frequency. In all - Alonso got better and better every day, soaking in all the coaching that was offered his way.
12/20/2013 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City
Alonso continues to show solid abilities at both 2B and SS. He has good body control, he presents his glove well, and he makes the routine plays. He funnels well to his chest, and shows a solid arm from 2nd base. At the plate, Alonso is an aggressive hitter, with a square set-up, and good balance. He loads on time, his swing is short, and he flashes good barrel accuracy. He wants to learn and has plenty of room to grow. All-in-all, a solid all-around player who should have success on the diamond.
12/01/2013 - College PREP - Cedar Hill (DFW), TX
Alonso is a lean 2B that will graduate in 2016. Defensive abilities are average as he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active as he moves well laterally and works to square balls up, displaying soft / clean hands. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to work around, play through the ball with his body while presenting hands more out front, and increase foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an athletic / squared approach and he tracks the ball well. Hands are quick and he makes consistent contact. He has some strength in his swing with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to improve, he needs to work to stay inside the ball to utilize all fields. With 3 years to further develop, Alonso has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.