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Jorge Alfaro | Catcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 6/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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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. Apr 12 - 11:48 AM

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Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro will open the season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the High-A Carolina League.

Alfaro won't turn 20 years old until June 11, but he will serve as the primary catcher for the Pelicans. He will be responsible for catching some of the Rangers' top pitching prospects in 2014, including Alex "Chi-Chi" Gonzalez, the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 draft. If Alfaro can continue to decrease his strikeout percentage, he could be the top catching prospect by the end of the year.
Apr 3 - 8:56 AM

Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro utilized timely hitting and stellar defense to help lead Surprise to a 2-0 victory in the Arizona Fall League Championship game on Saturday.

The 20-year-old backstop plated Henry Urrutia with an RBI single in the second inning to get the Saguaros on the board, and that was all the offense that they would need. Alfaro also cut down a pair of would-be base-stealers to protect the advantage. He had a very productive fall season, slashing .386/.438/.500 with 11 RBI in 19 games.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 09:04:00 PM

Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro is batting .423/.414/.538 with eight runs scored and two extra-base hits through seven games in the Arizona Fall League.

After a rough start in his first taste of the AFL, the 20-year-old catcher has been on fire as of late, going 9-for-16 with seven runs scored and four RBI over his last four contests. One of the more intriguing young players participating in this year’s AFL, Alfaro is coming off a breakout campaign in which he batted .265/.346/.463 with 24 doubles, 18 home runs in 113 games across three levels. While his approach will need to be cleaned up after striking out 122 times this season, Alfaro has one of the higher ceilings among catching prospects and should reach the major leagues at some point in 2015.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro suffered a broken left hand in Friday's game with Class A Hickory.

The Rangers' top catching prospect fractured the fifth metacarpal -- just days after being named to the July 13 Futures Game. The injury will likely keep him out of the event but shouldn't sideline him for too terribly long. The 20-year-old has shown some pop this year, blasting 11 home runs and hitting .263/.334/.458 in 72 games.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 06:50:00 PM

The Rangers have signed 16-year-old Columbian catcher Jorge Alfaro for $1.3 million, according to's Jesse Sanchez.

Alfaro is a touted youngster with good power and a strong arm. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder chose Texas over several other potential suitors. He joins an organization with already stellar depth at the catcher position, although Alfaro is years away from contributing at the major league level.
Mon, Jan 18, 2010 05:20:00 PM

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