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Alec Burleson

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Springfield (MO) Cardinals Springfield (MO) Cardinals
Alec Burleson
Name: Alec Michael Burleson
Born: Nov 25, 1998 in Charlotte, NC
College: East Carolina
High School: East Lincoln HS, Denver, N.C.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 212 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
  AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Career 328 .293 .343 .497 18
2021 328 .293 .343 .497 18
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (70th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020 (signed for $700,000)
One of the best two-way players in college baseball, Burleson has been a reliable first baseman and lefthanded pitcher at East Carolina and served in both roles for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team last summer. Burleson hit .267/.353/.467 in eight games with the national team and also posted a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings out of the bullpen. Most teams prefer Burleson as a hitter moving forwardl. He hit .341/.387/.496 in his career with the Pirates and projects as an above-average hitter with a good natural feel for the barrel. Burleson has shown solid raw power in batting practice, but that has translated more to doubles in games, although he did hit a career-high nine home runs as a sophomore. Burleson is a below-average runner who is serviceable in the corner outfield defensively, but he is a better fit at first base, where coaches praise his footwork and hands. Though he is accomplished on the mound, Burleson throws a fastball with well below-average fastball velocity and doesn’t have any pitch that is above-average. Burleson's bat is his only above-average tool, but it's the most important one. His potential to hit and add power has teams interested in the top five rounds.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
  • Spring Training
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