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Jorge Alfaro | Catcher | #38

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Phillies C prospect Jorge Alfaro broke out for three hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Reading.

He homered and drove in a pair of runs as the Fightin Phils squeezed by with a 7-6 win over Portland. He's gone 6-for-13 with four RBI in three games since coming back from a brief stint in the major leagues. Alfaro has impressed this season, hitting .285 with 14 HR and 65 RBI in 93 games for Reading. Alfaro didn't see the field during his stint in Philadelphia last weekend. That should change when rosters expand in a few days.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 03:09:00 PM

Phillies optioned C Jorge Alfaro to Double-A Reading.

As expected, it was a short stay for the young backstop, as he was replaced by A.J. Ellis on Saturday. Alfaro should get another look with the Phillies when rosters expand next week.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Phillies recalled C Jorge Alfaro from Double-A Reading.

Alfaro's stay will be a short one, as new acquisition A.J. Ellis is expected to replace him on the roster Saturday when he officially reports. The top prospect has batted .279/.321/.442 with 13 homers and 61 RBI for Reading this season.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 02:19:00 PM

The Phillies will recall C Jorge Alfaro from Double-A Reading on Friday, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

The Phillies need a backup catcher after trading Carlos Ruiz to the Dodgers on Thursday. A.J. Ellis will join the team at some point this weekend but may not arrive in time for Friday's game against the Mets. The Phillies acquired Alfaro last summer as part of the Cole Hamels trade. He's had a nice year for himself, hitting .279 with 13 HR and 61 RBI in 90 games for the Fightin Phils.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Phillies C prospect Jorge Alfaro matched a season-high with four hits Wednesday in a win for Double-A Reading.

He plated three runs as the Fightin Phils rolled to an easy 11-3 victory over visiting Binghamton. All of his hits were singles. Alfaro's big night came on the heels of a 3-for-20 slump that dropped his average from .297 to .287. Alfaro leads all Eastern League catchers in home runs (12) and RBI (53) this season. The 23-year-old was acquired from Texas last summer in the Cole Hamels trade.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Phillies C prospect Jorge Alfaro has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Reading.

It's a right oblique strain, which could cost the top prospect 3-4 weeks of minor league action. Alfaro was off to a terrific start this season at Double-A, slashing .500/.526/.750 with six extra-base hits (one home run) and 10 RBI in eight games.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 05:16:00 PM

Phillies C prospect Jorge Alfaro produced his seventh straight multi-hit game Sunday in a win for Double-A Reading.

He plated a season-high four runs as the Fightin Phils cruised to a 14-2 victory over Harrisburg. Alfaro leads the Eastern League in both batting average (.500) and hits (18). He's also second in on base percentage (.526), third in doubles (four), third in slugging (.750) and fourth in RBI (10). The 22-year-old seems to have outgrown Double-A and could be sent up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley before long.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Nick Williams
2Daniel Nava
3Cameron Perkins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Pat Neshek
3Joaquin Benoit
4Adam Morgan
5Casey Fien
6Ricardo Pinto
7Luis Garcia
8Hoby Milner