- Full name Alex Mooney
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School St. Mary Prep, Orchard Lake, Mich.
A 6-foot, 180-pound shortstop committed to Duke, Mooney is a heady, aggressive player who does a lot of things well on the diamond but might not have a true plus tool. Instead, he has a bag of 50s and 55s and also has solid defensive versatility. A shortstop who has a chance to stick at the position, Mooney has also played third base and second base this summer and has the tools to handle all three. He’s an above-average runner with plenty of arm strength for third and the athleticism to handle a middle infield spot. Offensively, Mooney has good pure bat-to-ball skills and looks to make the most of that ability early and often, with an aggressive approach that does lead him to expand the zone at times early in the count. He was an impressive performer last summer on the showcase circuit and seemed to be unfazed in every setting he played in. He has a simple setup at the plate with slight bat waggle and an open stance, but quiet hands and enough bat speed to do damage on a variety of pitches. This spring he tried to catch the ball out front and hit for more power, and that did lead to some swing and miss, but Mooney could grow into solid power despite not being super projectable. Once on base, Mooney is also an aggressive baserunner who looks to steal and put pressure on the defense. He could be a tough sign, but plenty of teams seem to like his all-around tool set and baseball instincts inside the top-three rounds.