Alex Binelas Greenville Drive Third Base - First Base

       
 
Age: 21
Born: May 26, 2000
Birthplace: Oak Creek, WI
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 3rd round, 2021 by MIL;
35th round, 2018 by WAS
How Acquired: Acquired from Milwaukee with Jackie Bradley and David Hamilton for Hunter Renfroe (Dec. 2021)
College: Louisville
High School: Oak Creek (WI)
ETA: Late 2024

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Pronunciation: bin-ELL-iss
First Pro Contract: July 20, 2021 (MIL)
Signing Scout: -
Signing Bonus: $700,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: August 3, 2021 (ACL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
Twitter: @AlexBinelas13
Instagram: @alex_binelas

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Filled-out, sturdy frame. Strong. Minimal remaining projection.

Hit: Starts square with a slight toe tap timing device. Quiet swing mechanics, direct to the ball. Solid bat speed. Will take a walk. Solid plate discipline. Has considerable swing-and-miss and his game. Might not show up in his strikeout rate, but misses a lot of pitches in the zone. Development of hit tool will be key in determining future success. Potential fringe-average hit tool.

Power: Natural loft in swing. Can drive the ball with authority to all fields. Hits the ball very hard and produces impressive exit velocities. Plus-to-better raw power. Potential for plus in-game power.

Run: Fringe-average speed. Athletic for his size, but takes some time to get going.

Field: Stiff in the field and hands are a little rough. Potential fringe-average defensive profile. Hands, footwork, glove, and overall actions are better suited for left field or possibly first base.

Arm: Average arm strength, enough for third base and would play at other positions to which he may move.
  Career Notes: Impressed as a freshman with Louisville, hitting 14 home runs in 2019. Broken hamate bone caused him to miss time in 2020. Once slated as a potential top-15 pick in the 2021 draft, early-season offensive struggles caused him to slide to the third round. Showed flashes of his offensive potential in first pro year in 2021.

Summation: Bat-first prospect with upside. Has the potential to develop into a platoon bat if he can show enough with his hit tool and keep his strikeout rate in check. Will need to show he can handle more advanced pitching. Should continue to get a shot at third base, but could end up at first base or in left field. Athletic enough to handle the outfield.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 Louisville ACC NCAA --- 19 55 192 52 59 14 5 14 59 125 26 42 3 0 0.307 0.396 0.651 1.047
  2020 Louisville ACC NCAA --- 20 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0.143 0.143 0.143 0.286
  2021 Louisville ACC NCAA --- 21 50 195 43 50 10 2 19 63 121 21 51 4 1 0.256 0.344 0.621 0.965
  2021 ACL Brewers ACL Rk Mil 21 7 21 4 6 0 0 0 2 6 5 6 1 1 0.286 0.444 0.286 0.730
  2021 Carolina Mudcats LAE A Mil 21 29 118 29 37 11 0 9 27 75 12 33 0 0 0.314 0.379 0.636 1.015
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
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  Low-A East Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6-12, 2021)   -  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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