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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead RBI single in Friday’s 2-1 victory over the Rays.
Alfaro put the Phillies ahead against Rays closer Alex Colome in the ninth inning. The 24-year-old backstop thrived down the stretch last year, but he’s 6-for-28 (.214) with one homer and three RBI through his first nine games this season. His shaky plate discipline limits his ability to contribute on offense. Apr 13 - 10:30 PM

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Jorge Alfaro struck out all three times up before being removed for a pinch-hitter Tuesday against the Mets.

The pinch-hitter was fellow catcher Andrew Knapp. Alfaro had a fine spring and was strong after his callup last year, but it looks like the Phillies have more faith in Knapp offensively. We're in the same boat.
Apr 3 - 10:08 PM

Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-3 and homered versus the Braves on Wednesday.

Alfaro is batting .280/.379/.560 in 25 at-bats. He probably didn't need to outproduce Cameron Rupp and Andrew Knapp to go into the season as the Phillies' starting catcher, but he's doing so anyway.
Mar 14 - 4:33 PM

Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-2 and cracked a grand slam to lead his club over the Orioles 9-6 in Grapefruit League action Saturday.

The blast came off starter Dylan Bundy in the second inning. He hit .318/.360/.514 with five homers and 14 RBI in 29 games last year with the Phillies in his first extended major league action. The 24-year-old has big power but strikes out too often to expect a good batting average moving forward.
Feb 24 - 6:08 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 01:08:00 AM

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.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 11:16:00 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.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 11:14:00 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.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 10:49:00 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.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 03:17:00 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.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 04:27:00 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.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 11:11:00 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.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 02:30:00 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.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 01:21:00 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.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 09:32:00 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.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 05:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jorge Alfaro
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Scott Kingery
SS1J.P. Crawford
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Rhys Hoskins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Nick Williams
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Aaron Nola
2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Ben Lively
7Mark Leiter
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Drew Hutchison
8Victor Arano
9Hoby Milner