07/16/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14) Alex is a strong, athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.22 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he continues to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills are quality tools that will play at the next level as he continues to develop and get more reps. Blocking skills show potential as being outstanding as he is a wall behind the plate. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared with balance setup. Hands are quick and work through level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact, showing a feel for the barrel and uses the middle of the field well. At the event he was 1 for 3. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude and good instincts with plays with a lot of energy. With 4 years to further develop, Alex has the makings of a special type player as he continues to develop and progress his game.