06/09/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Xander is a young, 2-way player with a thin frame. Behind the plate, Xander sits in low, his hands are soft, and he covers ground well. He tracks to his glove, works around the ball properly, and Xander throws with pop times as low as 3.34 seconds to 2nd base. At 1B, Xander has active feet, clean hands, and he keeps the ball in front of his body. He fields squarely and has an accurate arm to his target. Offensively, Xander stands in the box with a square set-up, balance is solid, and he swings aggressively. He makes square contact and shows the ability to spray the ball to all fields. Xander can improve skills with work on the following.
Catching 1. Release 2. Exchange 3. Blocking Infield 1. Fielding position 2. Release 3. Range Offense 1. Load 2. Rhythm 3. Bat speed