Player Profile: Alex Caskey

Tom Hauck

How many left mids in a row now? How 'bout three! Also four of the last five...

Alex Caskey went from 47th pick in the draft, to working in the lower levels to a season where he surprsingly made the roster, and then became one of the more used wide mids on the team.

#17 - Alex Caskey
National Affiliation USA Age 24
Years Pro 2 Years Sounder 1
Position Midfielder Role Left Mid, Center Mid
MLS (+Playoff) Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
21 13 1166 1 4 0.46
Non-League Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
8 7 579 2 3 1.09
Reserve Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
7 4 412 2 2 1.31
Advanced Stats
Off Pass % Team
Rank
Net Shot Rate Team
Rank
Net Duel Rate Team
Rank
64.6 5th 1.12 7th -1.99 20th

Caskey entered the starting lineup with low expectations and performed admirably. He doesn't take an international slot, nor much cap space, but he still may be surplus in 2013.

Skills on offense: Decent short passer and crosser, may have a bit of troubles with medium balls on the ground. Active box-to-box in wide spaces and willing to cut in to create scoring threats. Not a significant scoring threat, but contributes enough to generate team offense.

Skills on defense: Prone to using his arms and hands on offense he will get called for fouls. But this also slows the opposition down enough to get the rest of the defense back. He is not a ball winner.

Best Case in 2013: A team with less competition wide. Caskey is a decent enough MLS player somewhere between replacement level and average who is in that age where he desperately needs time to develop. He is unlikely to get it with Seattle.

2012 Player Profiles
15 ?? 16 ??
17 Alex Caskey 18 Mario Martinez
19 Steve Zakuani 20 Sammy Ochoa
21 Alvaro Fernandez 22 Servando Carrasco
23 Cordell Cato 24 Roger Levesque
25 Bryan Meredith 26 Mike Seamon
27 Marcus Hahnemann 28 Andrew Weber
29 Josh Ford 30 Christian Sivebaek
31 Andrew Duran 32 Daniel Steres
33 Michael Tetteh 34 Babayele Sodade

As always thanks to sidereal for formatting and advanced stats

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