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Jorge Alfaro | Catcher | #38

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / TEX
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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. Sep 13 - 3:42 PM

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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.
Sep 12 - 11:15 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.
Sep 12 - 4:20 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.
Sep 11 - 9:09 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.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 31 - 3:09 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.
Aug 27 - 2:40 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.
Aug 26 - 2:19 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.
Aug 25 - 11:34 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.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 28 - 11:30 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.
Apr 19 - 5:16 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.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 18 - 3:46 PM

Phillies optioned C Jorge Alfaro to Double-A Reading; re-assigned C Andrew Knapp to minor league camp.

Alfaro picked up four hits in 17 at-bats with the big club this spring. The top prospect is nearly big league-ready and should debut at some point this season.
Mar 18 - 9:06 AM

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."
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 01:22:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2A.J. Ellis
3Jorge Alfaro
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
3Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Roman Quinn
2Tyler Goeddel
3Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Adam Morgan
9Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Edubray Ramos
5Michael Mariot
6Frank Herrmann
7Severino Gonzalez
8Patrick Schuster
9Colton Murray
10Joely Rodriguez
11Luis Garcia
12Phil Klein