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Jorge Alfaro | Catcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro could be forced to miss the remainder of the 2015 season with a significant ankle injury.
The Rangers top catching prospect is currently in a walking boot while the team explores all possible treatment options. The 22-year-old was hitting .253/.314/.432 with five homers and 21 RBI at Double-A Frisco. Jun 12 - 9:54 PM

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Rangers prospect C Jorge Alfaro has been placed on the 7-day disabled list at Double-A Frisco.

The exact nature of the injury isn’t yet known. Ranked by MLB.com as the Rangers’ No. 2 prospect, Alfaro was batting a respectable .253/.314/.432 with five home runs, 15 doubles and 21 RBI through 49 games at Frisco, though he also posted a 61/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio in that span. The 22-year-old catcher received his first taste of the Double-A level in late 2014, posting a .787 OPS with four home runs in 21 games.
Jun 12 - 1:06 PM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro slammed his fourth home run of the year Tuesday in a win for Double-A Frisco.

Alfaro also homered in Monday night's contest. He's hit .333 during his five-game hitting streak. The 21-year-old got off to a hot start (.328 average in April) but has cooled off considerably in the month of May (.233 in 86 at-bats). He's done a lot of his damage against left-handers, batting .429 with two homers in 21 at-bats.
Source: MILB.com
May 27 - 2:22 PM

Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro upped his season average to .320 Tuesday following a two-hit effort for Double-A Frisco.

A .264 lifetime hitter in the minor leagues, Alfaro has enjoyed a breakout year at Frisco, slugging .520 with a steady .386 on base percentage. As a hitter with little power who strikes out regularly (24 Ks in 75 at-bats), it's hard to determine Alfaro's ceiling. But for now, the 21-year-old seems to have found out an approach that works for him.
Source: MILB.com
May 6 - 4:45 PM

Rangers prospect C Jorge Alfaro went 3-for-5 with his first home run of the season, a go-ahead, two-run shot in the eighth inning, on Monday for Double-A Frisco.

Alfaro is back at Frisco after playing 21 games there to conclude the 2014 season. Between both years, the 21-year-old is batting a combined .285/.351/.467 with 15 extra-base hits (five home runs) and a 40/8 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 151 plate appearances. Alfaro’s approach and plate discipline leaves something to be desired, but he possesses the natural hitting ability and raw power to be an impact player at the highest level. Alfaro, who’s on the 40-man roster, could potentially debut with the Rangers this September, though a 2016 arrival is probably more realistic.
Apr 28 - 1:57 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Hanser Alberto
4Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Nick Martinez
5Wandy Rodriguez
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7Matt Harrison
8Martin Perez
9Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Neftali Feliz
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Sam Freeman
7Ross Ohlendorf
8Ross Detwiler
9Spencer Patton
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla