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Jorge Alfaro | Catcher | #38

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 236
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / TEX
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Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the sixth inning to lead the Phillies to a 5-3 win over the Athletics on Saturday.
Alfaro got his arms extended and drove a ball to the deepest part of the ballpark, clearing the center field wall to break a 2-2 tie in the sixth. The homer was his second in as many days and his fourth since being promoted. The 24-year-old has acquitted himself well as a major leaguer thus far, batting .317/.356/.488 in 21 games played. Sep 17 - 1:08 AM

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The Phillies plan to continue giving Jorge Alfaro most of the starts at catcher down the stretch.

Alfaro has started eight games to Cameron Rupp's five so far in September and is batting .308/.349/.449 with three homers since his promotion last month. A former top prospect, Alfaro batted only .241/.291/.358 with a 113/16 K/BB ratio at Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, so he probably still has some developing to do. He has upside with the bat as a catcher, though, and is worth owning in deeper leagues.
Sep 15 - 11:16 AM

Jorge Alfaro hit his second home run of the season in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

Alfaro waited on a Tanner Roark hanging curve, tagging it to left-center field for a solo blast in the third inning. His first homer came on August 15. The offensively-gifted backstop is earning his reputation at the major league level, batting .355/.385/.484 through 16 games this year. He's part of an exciting wave of young Phillies to keep an eye on next spring.
Sep 7 - 11:14 PM

Jorge Alfaro went 1-for-4 and drove in a key run as the Phillies rallied in the ninth to beat the Marlins 2-1 on Friday.

Trailing 1-0 entering the ninth inning, Maikel Franco hit a leadoff double and advanced to third on a ground ball. After Pedro Florimon walked, Alfaro plated the tying run with a single to right field. Andres Blanco followed with a ground out that plated Florimon and that was all she wrote. Alfaro is hitting an impressive .347/.373/.449 with a homer and six RBI in his first 51 plate appearances with the Phillies.
Sep 1 - 10:49 PM

Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-3 and drove in the Phillies' only run in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Braves.

Alfaro was hitting just .241/.291/.358 in Triple-A, so that he's 16-for-45 (.356) as a major leaguer is a nice little surprise. His defense remains rough, but he's always had the skills to contribute with both the bat and glove. He'll get frequent playing time in September, and he'll probably be one of the Phillies' catchers next year, since he's out of options.
Aug 30 - 3:17 PM

Jorge Alfaro connected for his first major league home run in Tuesday's loss in San Diego.

Alfaro's two-run home run off of rookie Dinelson Lamet certainly made him feel better after picking up his second error of the season on a throwing miscue. The backstop has hit safely in each of his first games since being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley back on Aug. 5.
Aug 16 - 4:27 AM

Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 in the Phillies' loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

It was his first major league game in 2017. Alfaro's prospect stock has taken a hit over the last couple of seasons and he was batting just .241/.291/.358 this summer at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but we wouldn't give up on the talented 24-year-old catcher just yet.
Aug 5 - 11:11 PM

Phillies prospect Jorge Alfaro homered on Thursday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The homer gives Alfaro five on the season. After a solid 2016 season, this has not been a great year for the catching prospect, and he now has as many homers as he does walks. Yep, five, compared to 66 strikeouts. All the talent is here for him to be a starting catcher, but he's going to have to see more pitches if he's going to realize that potential.
Jun 16 - 2:30 PM

Phillies catching prospect Jorge Alfaro picked up his first home run of the season on Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

It's the first homer of the year for Alfaro, but he's hit the ball hard over the past week to the tune of a .440 average. One of the key pieces of the Cole Hamels trade, Alfaro has always flashes tremendous raw talent, but the application of said talent has escalated in the past couple of years. With all due respect to Cameron Rupp and Andrew Knapp, Alfaro should be the future at the backstop position for Philadelphia.
Apr 13 - 1:21 PM

Phillies optioned C Jorge Alfaro to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Alfaro showed off his power during the World Baseball Classic, but wasn't going to crack the Opening Day roster in Philadelphia regardless of how he performed this spring. The Phillies are expected to open the season with Ryan Hanigan as the backup catcher behind Cameron Rupp.
Mar 17 - 9:32 AM

Jorge Alfaro swatted a game-tying solo home run in the eighth inning on Sunday, forcing extra innings in a tightly-contested World Baseball Classic matchup against the Dominican Rpublic.

Alfaro tagged Fernando Rodney for the solo blast. It was hit lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. The 23-year-old backstop could begin the season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and could get a shot with the big league club if injury strikes.
Mar 12 - 5:56 PM

Jorge Alfaro will bat eighth Wednesday against the Pirates.

Alfaro notched his first MLB hit with an infield single on Monday and now he'll make his first start behind the plate. The 23-year-old is expected to see about 6-8 starts down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 03:42:00 PM

Jorge Alfaro notched his first MLB hit with a pinch-hit single Monday against the Pirates.

And just as you would have guessed, it was a dribbler down the third-base line. Alfaro is expected to make his first major league start behind the plate on Tuesday and should see a handful of starts down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Monday that Jorge Alfaro will likely get 6-8 starts the rest of the way.

He's slated to make his first start Tuesday. The Phillies have 19 games remaining, so it sounds like Alfaro will be in there at least every three games while sharing playing time with Cameron Rupp and A.J. Ellis. The 23-year-old batted .285/.325/.458 with 15 homers this season with Double-A Reading and could be worth a look in deeper NL-only formats for the stretch run.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Phillies recalled C Jorge Alfaro from Double-A Reading.

Alfaro was up for a day last month but didn't appear in a game, so he'll be making his major league debut when he gets in there. The 23-year-old doesn't figure to play a ton down the stretch, however. He batted .285/.325/.458 with 15 homers for Reading this season.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jorge Alfaro
2Cameron Rupp
3Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Rhys Hoskins
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
2J.P. Crawford
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Nick Williams
2Daniel Nava
3Hyun Soo Kim
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jerad Eickhoff
3Nick Pivetta
4Ben Lively
5Mark Leiter
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Vince Velasquez
9Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Luis Garcia
3Adam Morgan
4Hoby Milner
5Edubray Ramos
6Jesen Therrien
7Yacksel Rios
8Kevin Siegrist
9Ricardo Pinto
10Zac Curtis
11Victor Arano
12Henderson Alvarez