MD/DE Class of 2023: Riser Spotlight


Jamie Naill Jr
MD Scouting Director

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Over the next few weeks, our staff will periodically dive into each of our recently updated rankings and spotlight key players in each class. Today, we take a look at a Salisbury University recruit who opened a ton of eyes at our Unsigned Senior Games in August. 

At the USG in August, Alex Craig (Crofton) showcased feel for a three pitch mix with the fastball touching the high 80's, attacking hitters consistently. Offensively, the metrics jump off the board, starting his day off turning in a 6.69 60-yard, throwing 89 mph from the outfield and showcasing present pop at the dish with a 96 mph Exit Velocity. 

 

 



Alex Craig

Class of 2023 / CF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: CF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Crofton
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Mid Atlantic Red Sox 17U
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(08/10/22)
85 - 87
FB
(08/10/22)
69 - 71
CB
(08/10/22)
61 - 66
CH
(01/25/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 87
CB
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
67 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 85
CB
67 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
75 - 77
CB
60 - 62
CH
61 - 66
Position
6.69
60-yard
(08/10/22)
89
OF Velo
(08/10/22)
96
Exit Velo
(08/10/22)
4.21
H-1st
(01/25/20)
Position
60-yard
6.69
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
6.73
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
90
Position
OF Velo
80
H-1st
4.21
Exit Velo
78
Trackman - Fastball
88.9
Velocity (max)
(08/10/22)
83.6 - 87.5
Velo Range
(08/10/22)
85.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/10/22)
2191
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/22)
2059
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/10/22)
20.6
IVB (max)
(08/10/22)
15.0
IVB (avg)
(08/10/22)
12.9
HM (max)
(08/10/22)
8.5
HM (avg)
(08/10/22)
6.4
Extension (avg)
(08/10/22)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(08/10/22)
26
Spin Score (max)
(08/10/22)
38
Zone %
(08/10/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.9
Velo Range
83.6 - 87.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.6
Spin Rate (max)
2191
Spin Rate (avg)
2059
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.9
Velocity (max)
(08/10/22)
69.0 - 70.9
Velo Range
(08/10/22)
69.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/10/22)
1951
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/22)
1688
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/10/22)
2.7
IVB (avg)
(08/10/22)
-12.1
HM (max)
(08/10/22)
-5.5
HM (avg)
(08/10/22)
5.7
Extension (avg)
(08/10/22)
4.8
Release Ht (avg)
(08/10/22)
28
Spin Score (max)
(08/10/22)
50
Zone %
(08/10/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.9
Velo Range
69 - 70.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.2
Spin Rate (max)
1951
Spin Rate (avg)
1688
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
72.1
Velocity (max)
(08/10/22)
72.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/10/22)
1484
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/22)
1484
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/10/22)
10.2
IVB (max)
(08/10/22)
10.2
IVB (avg)
(08/10/22)
9.7
HM (max)
(08/10/22)
9.7
HM (avg)
(08/10/22)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(08/10/22)
4.6
Release Ht (avg)
(08/10/22)
21
Spin Score (max)
(08/10/22)
100
Zone %
(08/10/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
72.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
72
Spin Rate (max)
1484
Spin Rate (avg)
1484
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
96.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/10/22)
89.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/10/22)
213
Distance (avg)
(08/10/22)
344
Distance (max)
(08/10/22)
60
Hard Hit %
(08/10/22)
80
Sweet Spot %
(08/10/22)
60
Line Drive %
(08/10/22)
20.0
Fly Ball %
(07/14/21)
20
Ground Ball %
(07/14/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.3
Distance (avg)
213
Distance (max)
344
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.1
Distance (avg)
187
Distance (max)
284
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.8
Hand Speed (max)
(07/14/21)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/14/21)
73.4
Bat Speed (max)
(07/14/21)
71.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/14/21)
22.5
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/14/21)
21.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/14/21)
77
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/14/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
21.2
Bat Speed (max)
73.4
Bat Speed (avg)
71.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Swift

Swift
1.61
10-yd
(08/10/22)
3.72
30-yd
(08/10/22)
6.69
60-yd
(08/10/22)
20.7
Run speed (max)
(08/10/22)
9.0
Run Speed (avg)
(08/10/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.61
30-yd
3.72
60-yd
6.69
Run speed (max)
20.7
Run Speed (avg)
9

Scouting Report

7/14/21

 

Maryland Top Prospect Games II

Body: 6’0’’, 165 pounds. Lean, athletic, projectable frame with feel in all phases.
Hit: RHH. Wide, even setup with slight backload into the right leg as the hands operated loosely above the shoulder, next to the ear. Utilized a quick, controlled leg lift stride in order to initiate a tight turn over the right side; the hands played through a vertical, slightly uphill path into the hitting zone. Twitchy actions and ability to lift on pitches anywhere in the zone, mature approach. 
Power: 90 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Doubles power to the pull-side gap, but can also do damage the other day with good connection overall. 
Arm: RH. OF - 86 mph. Loose, high ¾ slot with good extension out in front. 
Defense: Above-average reads and light on his feet, centerfielder qualities with natural feel in space. Banana routes in order to sustain range and direction to either side, flashing trust in the glove hand off the outside of his left foot, corralling to the belt-loop with pace. 
Run: 6.73 60-yard time.

 

1/25/20

 

Freshman Free Showcase

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5’10’’, 150 pounds. Athletic, lanky, projectable frame. 
Hit: RHH. Square stance with weight slightly loaded on the back side. Small leg kick load replacing front foot with no stride. Barrel flattens out in load. Stays short to the ball with a level swing path. Showed quick hands and bat speed through the zone. Quick, compact swing. Cuts finish short. Gap-to-gap line drive approach.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. Occasional pop.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Longer arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball in the outfield fielding it out in front. Carries momentum through the throw. 
Run: 4.21 home-to-first time.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall balance point. Controlled down-to-out stride down the mound. Lands slightly closed with front foot pointing to the plate. Gets good extension with an athletic finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws downhill with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot. Easy effort.
FB: T79 mph, 75-77 mph. Slight arm-side run on four-seamer with hard run on the two-seamer.
CB: 60-62 mph. Bigger, gradual 11/5 shape.
CH: 61-66 mph.

 


 

 

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