Royals 11th round pick Alex McClure Middle Tennessee State U
Alex McClure is a 6‚Äô0‚ÄĚ 185 lb switch-hitting shortstop who the Royals selected in the 11th rd (329th overall) as a junior out of¬†Middle Tennessee State University. Ironically he never took the field for the Blue Raiders this season after transferring from¬†Vanderbilt University.¬†Alex, born 6/6/89, originally attended¬†Walters State Community College¬†out of¬†Rossview High School(Clarksville, TN) as he was barely 140 lbs. He is said to be an average fielder, with decent speed. During the summer of 2009, he was timed at 7.1 seconds in the 60 yd dash.¬† Alex is mostly a singles hitter who is prone to strikeout by looking at his stats.
An interesting note, Alex grew up around the game as his father played baseball at¬†Cumberland University¬†and has been the coach at¬†Austin Peay University¬†for the past 22 years.
2009 Waynesboro (Valley Baseball League) 43 games/43 starts
.321/.375/.386¬†¬†¬† 0 HR 14 RBI 20-23 SB .924 FLDG%
2009 Vanderbilt University 29 games/9 starts
.378/.444/.420 0 HR 11 RBI 4-5 SB .778 FLD%
2008 Walters State (Community College) 60 games/56 starts
.239/.302/.307 1 HR 14 RBI 2-2 SB .910 FLD%
from Greg Schaum:
I talked with Vanderbilt P and 2011 #1 draft pick Sonny Gray about McClure and this is what he said
“great in the field and an extremely hard worker. I think he has gained some weight too which is good. Dad coaches at APSU, very smart player as well”
also he played the summer of 2009 in the¬†Valley League, an NACSB sanctioned wood-bat summer league based in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
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