Kirk was signed out of Mexico in 2016, but he only played in one game in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League the following year after re-aggravating a hand injury he incurred in a vehicle accident.
Kirk will be seeking to build on a 2019 season in which he was promoted from Class A Lansing to Class A Advanced Dunedin, where he hit .288/.395/.446 with four home runs and 25 doubles in 71 games while continuing to walk more than strikeout.
Kirk has natural hitting ability and above-average raw power to his pull side, thanks to his direct and forceful swing.
With a fantastic eye and strong plate discipline, he’ll be more of a hit-over-power type as he progresses through the Minors.
Kirk has a good chance of becoming an average hitter, according to scouts, in part because he has a good command of the strike zone, as indicated by his 89/60 BB/K ratio in his rookie career.
Kirk, who stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 220 pounds, has some athleticism that could help him stay behind the plate as he progresses through the system.
He’s speedy behind the plate, blocks well, and throws consistently. He’s praised for his strong arm and catch-and-throw abilities, which enabled him to catch and throw 38 percent of attempted base stealers in 2019.
Kirk will need to continue to improve if he wants to stay as a catcher, but some scouts feel he can do so and see him as a future bat-first regular.
When Was Alejandro Kirk Drafted?
Alejandro Kirk was drafted in 2020.