Sam McAleer
Sam McAleer
Sam McAleer
Sam McAleer
Sam McAleer
Sam McAleer
Sam McAleer

CLASS OF 2022

C
3B

Sam
McAleer

Blue Valley (HS) • KS
6-2 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Building Champions

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2/14/21

Positional Profile: C

Body: 6-foot-3, 200-pound athletic and well-built frame. 

Hit: RHH.  At the plate uses a low-crouched athletic stance with hands set at shoulder height.  Uses a small leg kick that strides closed and gets into the lower half well with weight shift.  Has very good bat speed and showed strength at contact with a maximum exit velocity of 96 mph during the bp session.  Does a good job of working the lower half under the ball to help with matching plane. 

Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. 

Arm: RH.  C-80 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with very quick release and short arm action.  

Defense:  Behind the plate shows soft hands when receiving and good body control.   Has quick feet out of the crouch and gets the ball out of the glove quickly with pop times ranging between 1.90-2.01.  When the exchange and feet are in rhythm the ball explodes out of the hand with good trajectory.  Has shown good blocking skills and hip flexibility. 

Run: 4.25 runner from home to first.


10/04/20

Athletic, projectable 6-foot-2, 200-pound build. The right-handed hitter has a balanced, athletic stance with a leg kick load and square stride. Uses his lower half well to generate power to the gaps. Ball jumps off barrel with consistent hard line-drives and flashes of pull side pop. Shows solid bat speed with an 88 mph bat-exit velocity. Behind the plate, shows refined receiving skills and blocking ability. Has quick, fluid footwork with clean exchanges making accurate 78 mph throws from a short over-the-top arm slot. Pop times ranged between 1.93-2.00 seconds. One of the top uncommitted prospects in the Kansas 2022 class.

9/28/19

McAleer has a long limbs, wirey frame with room for growth as he fills out. At the event, he ran a 7.52 second 60 and posted an exit velocity of 84 mph. During batting practice, athletic set up, simple weight shift load, in line stride, minimal head movement, remains balanced throughout, hard contact during round, ball jumps off barrel. Behind the plate, good actions, clean transfers, fluid footwork, soft hands, over the top release, clean arm action, pop times between 2.05-2.22 seconds, positional velo of 74 mph with accurate throws down to second base.

2/22/19

McAleer is a long and lean 6-foot-2 174-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2022 class.  He ran a 4.93 home to first, a 7.50 60 and had an 82 mph exit velo. At the plate, starts slightly loaded in back leg, some pre-pitch rhythm with small weight shift to load, in line stride, loose hands, middle of the field approach.  Behind the plate, over the top arm slot, quick actions with catch and throw, slightly staggered in set up, momentum through the catch, pop times between 1.99 and 2.25, 75 mph positional velocity, projection for strength in build and actions.

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