07/27/2009 - College PREP - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Joe is a two-way player in the OF and at 1B with a tall, muscular body that shows projection as he continues to physically mature and fill out. Currently he projects best in the OF for the next level. Foot speed is average and he will benefit by getting on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. Feet are active and aggressive in taking proper routes in tracking down balls in the OF. He needs to work to get behind balls more to play through with momentum to target. Defensive abilities in the OF are solid average. At 1B, defensive abilities are slightly above average. Arm strength is near above average showing carry and accuracy from an over the top slot in the OF. He needs to get on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength. At the plate, Alston has solid average abilities with well above average power. He has strength in his swing as he keeps the barrel through the baseball at contact with the baseball jumping off his bat when centered. Swing path gets long with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to improve as he learns to utilize his lower half more efficiently through the swing. Joe has a ton of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.