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Jorge Bonifacio | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/4/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals prospect OF Jorge Bonifacio went 4-for-6 with a double on Sunday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
The four-hit performance was Bonifacio’s first of the season and the first time he’s recorded multiple hits in a game since July 28. The 21-year-old batted .301 with an .812 OPS in 25 games with Northwest Arkansas during the final month of the 2013 season, but he’s failed to get it going offensively this year in his first full season at the Double-A level, batting .222/.297/.301 with 25 extra-base hits and 118 strikeouts through 119 games. His struggles have really intensified during the second half of the season, with a dismal .218/.297/.274 batting line and eight extra base hits over his last 53 games. While Bonifacio's bat hasn't quite developed as expected, it is worth noting that he's been one of the younger players at every level throughout his career due to aggressive assignments by the Royals. Aug 18 - 5:33 PM

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Royals prospect OF Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-3 with a home run, double and four RBI on Sunday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

The double and home run were his ninth and third of the season, respectively, and helped the 20-year-old climb out of a recent 0-for-15 slump. Bonifacio continues to hold his own in the Texas League despite ranking as one of its youngest everyday players, as he's batted .250/.316/.378 with 14 extra-base hits and 33 RBI through 43 games. Even though Bonifacio's power has developed slowly, he's expected to offer above-average pop at maturity and serve as an everyday right fielder.
May 19 - 9:15 PM

Royals outfield prospect Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-5 on Friday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas, raising his season line to .263/.333/.365.

Bonifacio got off to a cold start, but he has hit well as of late, putting up a .324/.351/.441 line over his last eight games. Bonifacio has too much swing and miss in his game, and may never hit over .270, but he has the power to hit 25-plus home runs as a prototypical strong-armed right fielder.
May 10 - 11:20 AM

Royals outfield prospect Jorge Bonifacio with 2-for-5 with two doubles on Saturday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

He is hitting only .222/.319/.349 for the season, but he is hitting .286/.333/.571 with two doubles and a triple over his past three games. Bonifacio still profiles as a low-average hitter with above-average power, so his high strikeouts and low average in Double-A is not particularly troubling.
Apr 20 - 10:43 AM

Royals prospect OF Jorge Bonifacio hit a grand slam for his first home run of the 2014 season on Tuesday.

Bonifacio, the younger brother of big leaguer Emilio Bonifacio, is still batting only .095 through Double-A Northwest Arkansas' first six games, and the grand slam was his first extra-base hit of the season. The 20-year-old should start to settle in at the plate, as he finished the 2013 season at the level by batting .301/.371/.441 with seven doubles, two home runs and a 23/11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 25 games.
Apr 9 - 12:17 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI Monday against the White Sox.

Bonifacio, one of the Royals' top prospects, enjoyed a fine afternoon after taking over in right field for Norichika Aoki in the fifth inning. He drove in a run with a single in the sixth, then hit a two-run blast in the eighth inning. If he plays well in the minors, Bonifacio could earn a call-up late in the season.
Mar 3 - 6:44 PM

Royals prospect outfielder Jorge Bonifacio is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a hand injury.

It's believed that he's dealing with a broken hamate bone. Bonifacio, 19, was hitting .325/.404/.452 with one home run, 20 RBI and an .856 OPS in 34 games this season with High-A Wilmington. Baseball America ranked him as the organization's No. 4 prospect over the winter.
Tue, May 14, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Billy Butler
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Jayson Nix
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Josh Willingham
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Michael Mariot
9Luke Hochevar