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Jorge Alfaro | Catcher | #68

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2Jimmy Paredes
3Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Adam Morgan
8Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Severino Gonzalez