• Full name Alexander Joseph Mooney
  • Born 07/06/2002 in Nashville, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Duke
  • Drafted in the 7th round (218th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2023 (signed for $1,000,000).
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    School: Duke Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21
    BA Grade:45/High
    Tools:Hit: 50. Power: 35. Run: 55. Field: 50. Arm: 50.

    Mooney was a high-energy prep shortstop who ranked as the No. 65 prospect in the 2021 draft class, but wound up making it to campus as the third-highest ranked player to do so. Mooney had sky-high expectations as a true freshman, but stumbled out of the gate as a freshman as Duke’s everyday shortstop before a solid stint in the Cape Cod League. Mooney took a step forward offensively in 2023, lowering his strikeout rate, hitting for more average and hitting for a bit more power. Through 60 games, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound shortstop hit .320/.438/.512 with eight home runs, 19 doubles, a 13.8% strikeout rate and 11.7% walk rate. Mooney has solid tools across the board but nothing that will jump off the page. He’s a line drive, contact hitter first who has shown some feel for the barrel at times, but managed just an 82.7 mph average exit velocity in 2023, with a 99.5 mph 90th percentile mark. Most of his home runs this spring went to the pull side and he still has a tendency to swing-and-miss vs. secondaries, though he did perform well against fastballs overall and 92-plus mph velocity, with a .364/.480/.615 slash line. Mooney is a solid runner and good athlete who has a chance to stick at shortstop, but could play a number of positions. He’s a great baserunner who has gone 33-for-38 (86.7%) in stolen base attempts in his career.

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Career Transactions

  • SS Alex Mooney assigned to Lake County Captains.
  • Cleveland Guardians signed SS Alex Mooney.
  • SS Alex Mooney assigned to Duke Blue Devils.

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