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Jorge Bonifacio | Outfielder | #38

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/4/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Jorge Bonifacio went deep again Tuesday, swatting a two-run shot in the Royals' win over the Yankees.
Bonifacio just missed a homer when he flied out to the warning track in the second inning. After striking out in the fifth, he took Adam Warren deep in the seventh to the opposite field to give the Royals the lead. Bonifacio, who will turn 24 in a couple weeks, has now homered in four of his last five games. May 23 - 10:16 PM

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Jorge Bonifacio went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Bonifacio cracked home runs in two of the three games during the weekend series. Since being called up on April 21, the 23-year-old outfielder is hitting a respectable .270/.337/.446 with four homers and 10 RBI across 24 games played.
May 21 - 5:43 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Twins.

The homer was his third since his call-up and his first since May 1. All three of his homers have come off right-handers. The 23-year-old is batting .275/.346/.420 through his first 23 major league games. We don’t see the batting average sticking as long as he strikes out like this, but the at-bats should continue to be there.
May 20 - 1:03 AM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk versus the White Sox on Monday.

The Royals aren't going to be able to send down Bonifacio to make room for Jorge Soler; he's been their best hitter since his callup 10 days ago, posting a .956 OPS. Soler might get most of his time at DH until Bonifacio cools off, something that probably will happen rather soon.
May 1 - 11:20 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Bonifacio's home run was the first of his major league career. It came against a brand name, too, as he cracked it off Yu Darvish with two outs in the third inning. The 23-year-old outfielder should continue to see work in right field until Jorge Soler (oblique) is healthy enough to return to action. All signs are pointing toward Soler being close to a return before the end of the month.
Apr 23 - 6:28 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 0-for-3 in his major league debut Friday against the Rangers.

Bonifacio was called up Friday with the struggling Raul Mondesi moving back down to Triple-A Omaha. This could be a quick stint for the 23-year-old, as Jorge Soler (oblique) homered in his first rehab game in Triple-A on Friday and could come off the disabled list next week.
Apr 22 - 12:47 AM

Royals recalled OF Jorge Bonifacio from Triple-A Omaha.

Bonifacio, 23, earned the promotion by batting .314/.386/.608 with three homers in his first 13 games for Omaha. He'll see starts in right field until Jorge Soler (oblique) is ready.
Apr 21 - 2:37 PM's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Royals will recall Jorge Bonifacio prior to Friday's game in Texas.

The club hasn't confirmed the move yet, nor have they announced a corresponding move. The Royals could also recall Matt Strahm on Friday, which means they'd need to make a couple other moves. Sending down the struggling Raul Mondesi would seem to be a possibility.
Apr 21 - 1:35 PM

Royals optioned outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha.

The Royals talked about giving Bonifacio a real shot to compete for the starting job in right field, but that was before they brought in Jorge Soler and Brandon Moss. As a result, Bonifacio gets the heave-ho even though he's hit .414 with three homers, three doubles and just three strikeouts in 29 at-bats this spring.
Mar 17 - 12:18 PM

Jorge Bonifacio slugged a go-ahead solo homer in Monday’s 4-2 win over the Rockies in Cactus League action.

After the Royals tied things up in the seventh, Bonifacio took Luis Ramirez deep to lead off the top of the eighth. Hunter Dozier added a solo homer of his own in the ninth for some insurance. Bonifacio, 23, batted .277/.351/.461 with 19 homers, 86 RBI, and six steals over 134 games last season with Triple-A Omaha. He has added power the last two years and should get his first test in the majors at some point this year.
Mar 13 - 7:46 PM

Royals OF prospect Jorge Bonifacio earned MVP honors for his performance at Tuesday night's Texas League All-Star Game.

He was named the game's Top Star after blasting a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning. The 22-year-old was third in the Texas League in home runs (13) during the first half and fourth in RBI (42). Bonifacio hit .289 in June after batting just .229 in the season's first two months.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Royals optioned OF Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha.

Bonifacio was added to the Royals' 40-man roster during the offseason after batting just .230/.302/.309 in Double-A in 2014. However, the Royals understandably remain intrigued with his tools and he doesn't turn 22 until June.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of OF Jorge Bonifacio from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

The top prospect is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Bonifacio disappointed with a .230/.302/.309 batting line in 2014, but he's just 21 and remains an intriguing talent.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 09:07:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 05:33:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 19, 2014 09:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Soler
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Chris Young
5Mike Minor
6Kevin McCarthy
7Peter Moylan
8Scott Alexander
9Matt Strahm
10Seth Maness
11Brian Flynn