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Jorge Alfaro | Catcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers optioned C Jorge Alfaro to Double-A Frisco.
Alfaro was added to the Rangers' 40-man roster over the winter after batting .261/.323/.440 with 17 homers between High-A and Double-A last season. Baseball America recently ranked the 21-year-old backstop as the No. 67 prospect in the game. Mar 23 - 5:58 PM

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Rangers purchased the contract of C Jorge Alfaro from Double-A Frisco.

One of the best catching prospects in the game Alfaro needs more seasoning but the Rangers needed to add him to the 40-man roster in order to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. The 21-year-old batted .261/.323/.440 with 17 homers and 87 RBI between High- and Double-A this season.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:17:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that while prospect catcher Jorge Alfaro will be added to the 40-man roster this offseason, he's not ready for the majors.

As a result, the Rangers will likely look for a stopgap to go along with Robinson Chirinos behind the plate. Alfaro, 21, batted .261/.323/.440 with 17 home runs and 87 RBI over 121 games this season between High-A and Double-A. He'll likely begin 2015 in Double-A, but he isn't far off from making an impact in the majors.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a double for Double-A Frisco on Friday.

Alfaro has put up a .297/.366/.484 line with three doubles and three home runs over 15 games since his promotion to Double-A. He has thrown out 5 of 11 would-be basestealers, but has allowed five passed balls. Alfaro has the potential to be an elite defensive catcher who hits at an MVP-level, and could make his major league debut by mid-2015.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Rangers prospect catcher Jorge Alfaro went 4-for-5 with a home run for Double-A Frisco on Saturday.

Alfaro has been locked in since his promotion, going 7-for-20 with two home runs, three walks, and one hit by pitch. His .261/.318/.440 line with Myrtle Beach was not overly impressive, but he has the raw talent to succeed at any level. It will be interesting to see if he can continue his hot hitting in Double-A, which could make him the Rangers starting catcher by mid-2015.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro has been promoted from High-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Frisco.

Alfaro batted .261/.318/.440 with 13 home runs and 73 RBI in 100 games at Myrtle Beach. He strikes out quite a bit and doesn't walk enough, but the 21-year-old ranks among the top young catchers in the minor leagues and could reach the majors by the end of the 2015 season.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro wen 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run for High-A Myrtle Beach on Saturday.

Alfaro is in the midst of a seven game hit-streak during which he has hit .375/.417/.719 with three doubles, one triple, and two home runs, raising his season line to .261/.318/.440. It is easy to forget that Alfaro is just 21 years old, but he has experienced decreases in his walk rate (6.7 percent to 5.3 percent) and his isolated power (.194 to .178). His strikeout rate has decreased as well (26.4 percent to 22.9 percent), but his hyper-aggressive offensive approach still needs to be tempered in order to have a chance of realizing his elite potential.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:31:00 PM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-3 with a home run and was hit by a pitch on Wednesday for High-A Myrtle Beach.

Alfaro has four home runs so far in June. His season line of .262/.322/.438 is on par with his 2013 production, but he has yet to take the step forward that many were hoping to see this year. Alfaro has thrown out 14 of 57 would-be basestealers for the season (30 percent) and has allowed 17 pass balls.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Rangers prospect catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-5 with a home run for High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday, raising his season line to .270/.327/.440.

Alfaro has been on fire for the past three games, going 7-for-12 with two doubles, a home run, a hit by pitch, and a sacrifice fly. He is unlikely to reach the major leagues before the end of 2015, but it is good to what could be the beginning of a hot streak for one of the top catching prospects.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-3 with a double and a sacrifice fly for High-A Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, his 21st birthday.

Despite this game and a 5-for-5 game on May 27, Alfaro has scuffled as of late, hitting .213/.277/.361 over his last 28 games. His offensive upside is on par with any other prospect, but it would be great to see a big step forward for Alfaro. He has thrown out 13 out of 41 would-be base stealers (32%), but has allowed 16 passed balls and made seven errors in 45 games behind the plate.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Rangers prospect catcher Jorge Alfaro went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run on Wednesday for High-A Myrtle Beach.

Alfaro appears to be coming out of a funk, and has hit .361/.425/.667 with three doubles, one triple, and two home runs over his past nine games, as his season line stands at .272/.327/.432. He has 13 walks (5.9%) and 56 strikeouts (25.1%) in 223 plate appearances, as his notoriously aggressive approach has hamstrung his ability to produce.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 08:37:00 AM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro hit a home run for his second consecutive game as part of a 2-for-4 day that also included a double and a walk for High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday.

Alfaro is now up to .300/.349/.475 for the season, and is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .394/.459/.818 with three doubles, one triple, and three home runs.
Sat, May 10, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Rangers prospect C Jorge Alfaro went 3-for-5 with a triple, home run and four RBI on Thursday for High-A Myrtle Beach.

The home run was Alfaro's third of the season, and he's now batting .293/.339/.440 with 10 extra-base hits, 17 RBI and a 30/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 29 games. The 20-year-old has been on fire since the calendar turned to May, and he's now put together a seven-game hitting streak during which he's batting .379 with five extra-base hits, seven RBI and a 4/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Fri, May 9, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro hit his second home run of the season on Friday for High-A Myrtle Beach.

The 20-year old catching prospect is hitting .284/.320/.389 with four doubles and two home runs. His has three walks and 26 strikeouts due to his ultra-aggressive approach, so he will have to improve his pitch selection. He is hitting .227/.261/.227 against lefties in 2014, and has hit righties better for his career, so it will be interesting to see if he maintains his reverse-platoon splits.
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-5 with two doubles on Friday night for High-A Myrtle Beach, raising his season average to .233/.324/.300.

Alfaro was hitting .143/.250/.143 through the first four games of the season, but has picked it up over the last four games. He has struck out nine times over his first 38 plate appearances, but his three walks represent significant improvement in his approach. If Alfaro can improve his pitch selection, he could be the best offensive catcher in baseball, hitting 25+ home runs and stealing 10+ bases with a .300 average.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Ed Lucas
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jake Smolinski
3Ryan Ludwick
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Matt Harrison
7Martin Perez
8Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Sam Freeman
6Jamey Wright
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Roman Mendez
10Anthony Bass
11Lisalverto Bonilla
12David Martinez
13Juan Perez
14Ross Ohlendorf