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Jorge Alfaro | Catcher | #68

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / TEX
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Phillies catching prospect Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) is expected to be ready to play for La Guaira in the Venezuela Winter League in a few weeks.
Alfaro returned from ankle surgery in August before suffering a hamstring strain after just three games. He's nearing 100 percent now, though. "We’ve been cautious with him, but we’re almost ready to turn him loose," director of player development Joe Jordan said. "The ankle is good, no issues. You can see that in his blocking and defensive work." Fri, Oct 30, 2015 01:22:00 PM
Source: CSN Philly

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Phillies catching prospect Jorge Alfaro (ankle) made his return to game action by catching three innings with the Gulf Coast League Phillies on Thursday.

It's his first game since he suffered a significant ankle injury back in mid-June. Acquired from the Rangers in the Cole Hamels trade, Alfaro will likely play some fall and/or winter ball in order to make up for lost time. He should begin 2016 at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, with a major league debut likely later in the season.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Phillies acquired C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Jake Thompson, OF Nick Williams, RHP Alec Asher, LHP Matt Harrison and RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the Rangers for LHP Cole Hamels, LHP Jake Diekman and cash.

Alfaro won't necessarily be the best player the Phillies are getting here, but he likely was their top priority, what with Carlos Ruiz's career winding down and no other potential starting catcher in the organization. Alfaro is on the shelf now with an ankle injury and might not be back this year, but he offers quite a bit of offensive potential and plenty of tools behind the plate. His skills haven't made him a major league-quality receiver yet, but he still should get there in time. It'd probably be for the best if he's not needed until 2017, giving him a full year in Triple-A next season.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Phillies will acquire Jorge Alfaro, Jerad Eickhoff and Nick Williams as part of the Cole Hamels trade.

Grant also notes that both sides will be receiving other players in the deal as well, and the Rangers will be receiving cash. Expect the deal to be finalized and announced on Thursday.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 10:20:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 09:54:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 01:06:00 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
Wed, May 27, 2015 02:22:00 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
Wed, May 6, 2015 04:45:00 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.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 01:57:00 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.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 05:58:00 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

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1B1Ryan Howard
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SS1Freddy Galvis
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3B1Maikel Franco
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4Jerad Eickhoff
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Vincent Velasquez
7Matt Harrison
8Adam Morgan
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4Mario Hollands
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6Hector Neris
7Andrew Bailey
8Edward Mujica
9Colton Murray
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