• Full name Alec Michael Burleson
  • Born 11/25/1998 in Charlotte, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 212 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School East Carolina
  • Debut 09/08/2022
  • Drafted in the 2C round (70th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020 (signed for $700,000).
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    One of the better two-way plays in college baseball, Burleson has been a reliable hitter and pitcher for East Carolina and also served in both roles for Team USA’s Collegiate National Team last summer. With the national team, Burleson hit .267/.353/.467 in eight games and also posted a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings coming out of the bullpen. While he has pitched and hit at the amateur level, almost all pro teams prefer him as a hitter. On the mound he throws with well below-average fastball velocity and doesn’t have any one pitch that grades out as an above-average offering. As a hitter, many teams are intrigued with Burleson’s natural feel to hit. A career .341/.387/.496 hitter with the Pirates, Burleson’s above-average hit tool is his best attribute. While he is listed at 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, Burleson doesn’t have the typical power that a corner outfielder or first baseman needs to profile. He’s a hit-over-power bat, who’s shown an ability to get his knocks at whatever level he’s played at. He’s shown solid raw power in batting practice, but that has translated more to doubles in games, with a career-high nine home runs during his sophomore season. Defensively, Burleson can handle a corner outfield spot, but he’s a below-average runner who will be just serviceable at best there and is a better fit for first base, where coaches have praised his footwork and hands. While Burleson is a bit of a one-dimensional position player, he picked the right tool to excel at and many teams should be interested in his bat in the top five rounds.

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  • St. Louis Cardinals activated OF Alec Burleson.
  • St. Louis Cardinals activated OF Alec Burleson.
  • St. Louis Cardinals activated OF Alec Burleson.

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