Uniform #: 6 Bats: Right Height: 5-10 Throws: Right Weight: 165 Born: March 20, 1971 San Pedro de Macoris, D.R. Lives: San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.
02/03/88 Signed by the Orioles as an undrafted free agent.
Year Team Lvl AVG/OBP/SLG AB 1989 Bluefield R 310/357/394 274 1990 Wausau A 178/238/211 152 1991 Frederick A 261/316/319 548 Hagerstown AA 333/400/444 9 1992 Hagerstown AA 259/294/349 499 Rochester AAA 292/320/333 24 Baltimore AL 200/200/200 5 1993 Rochester AAA 244/278/365 471 Baltimore AL 000/000/000 3 1994 Rochester AAA 249/276/373 426 1995 Baltimore AL 236/299/318 264
Unfortunately, these scouts ignored the fact that he was an awful hitter, even in the minor leagues. He does not walk, has no power at all, and while he steals a bunch of bases, he does not have great success rates.
In short, he's a tools guy, not a baseball player.
You'll hear some people saying "But he's a shortstop, and shortstops don't have to hit," which ignores three vital points. (A) FOR THE ORIOLES, he's a second baseman, not a shortstop. (B) Shortstops DO have to hit. When a shortstop grounds out, it kills a rally just as much as when a first baseman grounds out. (C) Alexander is a poor hitter EVEN FOR A SHORTSTOP.
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