Top-10 Profiles of 2021: No. 5, Alex Alicea


By: Diego Solares
Associate Scout, Staff Writer

As we approach the end of 2021, we're taking account of the PBR Illinois player profile pages to determine the players in our backyard whose profiles earned the most attention throughout the year. We're counting down the top-10 profiles in the state that received the most views, from No. 10 and on, concluding our countdown on New Year's Day by revealing the most-viewed profile of the year.

Fifth on this end of the year countdown is INF Alex Alicea (St. Thomas More). Committed to Louisville, Alicea is a top-10 player in the state’s junior class and he’s penciled inside the top-500 nationally for the 2023 grads, too. His calling card, for as long as we’ve known him, has always been his up-the-middle defense. Alicea’s savvy actions immediately standout when you watch him play and he’s currently amongst the best infield defenders in the entire state. Offensively, his knack for contact and constant hustle plays to his strengths as a consistently pesky at-bat that looks to take the extra bag out of the batter's box. He boasts the foot speed and quickness to offer upside on the bases as well, featuring an all-around package that can contribute in multiple ways.

NO. 5: ALEX ALICEA

Alexander Alicea

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St. Thomas More
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: Hitters Baseball 2023
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
76
Max FB
(04/03/19)
72 - 75
FB
(04/03/19)
61 - 64
CB
(04/03/19)
68 - 68
CH
(04/03/19)
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
72 - 75
CB
61 - 64
CH
68 - 68
Position
6.52
60-yard
(03/06/22)
90
INF Velo
(03/07/21)
91
Exit Velo
(03/07/21)
Position
60-yard
6.54
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
6.52
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
6.71
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
6.93
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
77
Position
60-yard
7.37
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
77
Trackman - Hitting
90.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/07/21)
85.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/06/22)
249
Distance (avg)
(03/06/22)
318
Distance (max)
(03/06/22)
11
Hard Hit %
(03/07/21)
100
Sweet Spot %
(03/06/22)
83
Line Drive %
(03/06/22)
50.0
Fly Ball %
(06/21/22)
26
Ground Ball %
(03/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
75.6
Distance (avg)
207
Distance (max)
311
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.6
Distance (avg)
249
Distance (max)
318
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
82
Distance (avg)
193
Distance (max)
291
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
(03/06/22)
20.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/06/22)
73.9
Bat Speed (max)
(03/06/22)
71.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/06/22)
18.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(03/07/21)
13.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/07/21)
80
On Plane Eff (avg)
(03/07/21)
86
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(03/07/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
18.7
Bat Speed (max)
65.1
Bat Speed (avg)
61.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
20.9
Bat Speed (max)
73.9
Bat Speed (avg)
71
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.9
Hand Speed (avg)
19.2
Bat Speed (max)
70.8
Bat Speed (avg)
64.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
77.86
Edge Score
(03/06/22)

Swift

Swift
1.83
RSi (max)
(06/21/22)
1.37
RSi (avg)
(06/21/22)
1507
Jump Power (max)
(06/21/22)
31.0
Jump Height (max)
(06/21/22)
31.0
Jump Height (avg)
(06/21/22)
Swift
RSi (max)
1.83
RSi (avg)
1.37
Jump Power (max)
1507
Jump Height (max)
31
Jump Height (avg)
31

Scouting Report

3/08/21

 

Alicea is another one of the state’s Louisville recruits, and he left the South Milwaukee I.D. event as, still, one of Wisconsin’s best sophomores. He’s an elite defender who reached a 90 mph high across the infield from an athletic, live 5-foot-7, 140-pound stature. Alicea also takes short, compact swings from both batter’s boxes, demonstrating barrel feel.

3/07/21

Positional Profile: SS/2B The No. 1 overall 2023 prospect in Wisconsin; a high-level defender at shortstop.
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds. Compact build on an athletic frame.
Hit: SH. Balanced stance, slightly open when hitting from the left side of the box. Leg kick trigger with smooth loading actions, repeats from both sides of the plate.  Swing path is short and compact through contact, bat travels on a slight uphill plane through the zone, has barrel awareness from both sides of the dish.
Power: 90.87 max exit velocity, averaged 82.02 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C -  mph. INF - 90 mph. OF -  mph. Athletic arm action, short and loose that can work from different slots. Throws play with carry and accurate across the diamond.
Defense: Natural actions in the middle infield. Quick and fluid footwork, soft hands, plays through the ball well. Advanced defender for his class.
Run: 6.71 runner in the 60.



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