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Anthony Alford | Outfielder | #30

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/20/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (0) / TOR
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Blue Jays placed OF Anthony Alford on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamate fracture.
That's an injury that usually requires 4-6 weeks of rest and rehab, sometimes much longer. Alford was just promoted to Toronto last Friday and collected his first major league hit -- a double -- on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Unfortunately for the last-place Blue Jays, the 22-year-old top outfield prospect will rack up service time while he is on the MLB disabled list. May 24 - 11:21 AM

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Blue Jays recalled OF Anthony Alford from Double-A New Hampshire.

Ranked before the season by ESPN's Keith Law as the No. 55 prospect in the game, Alford was off to a nice .325/.411/.455 start with three homers and nine steals for New Hampshire in what has been his first try at the Double-A level. It might only be a one-day look-see for Alford, as Kevin Pillar will be reinstated from suspension Saturday. Alford is starting in left field and batting eighth for the Jays on Friday.
May 19 - 3:50 PM

Jason Munz of HattiesburgAmerican.com reports that the Blue Jays will call up Anthony Alford on Friday.

Alford is a former college football player who has gotten his first taste of Double-A ball this season and produced a .325/.411/.455 batting line with three homers and nine steals. He hit just .236/.344/.378 last year at High-A, however, and is still a raw product. The 22-year-old's first stay in the majors could be a short one, as it seems possible that he could be sent back down this weekend when Kevin Pillar is reinstated from suspension. Alford is an intriguing talent but he seems unlikely to give fantasy owners much this go-round.
May 19 - 12:21 PM

Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford picked up three hits on Sunday for Double-A New Hampshire.

Alford did strikeout twice, but he scored two runs and stole a base in addition to the three hits. After a terrible start, the former high-school football star was excellent to finish the 2016 season. He's a double-plus runner who is capable of stealing 30-plus bases, and the approach gets better every year. You likely won't see him in Toronto in 2017, but he could be hitting near the top of the Blue Jays order not long after that.
Apr 10 - 2:30 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of OF Anthony Alford from High-A Dunedin.

The 22-year-old had another disappointing season in 2016, hitting just .236/.344/.378 with nine homers, 44 RBI and 18 stolen bases. The Blue Jays' third round selection from the 2012 draft, Alford has yet to advance past High-A ball.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 12:38:00 AM

Blue Jays OF prospect Anthony Alford clubbed three hits Monday in a win for High-A Dunedin.

He singled three times and stole a base. Alford has had a monster three-game stretch, providing eight hits over his last 13 at-bats to raise his average from .210 to .232. This year has been a mixed bag for the 22-year-old but Alford seems to have turned a corner over his last 10 games. He's hit .385 during that span with two homers, seven RBI and a pair of steals.
Source: MILB.com
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Blue Jays OF prospect Anthony Alford ripped three hits Wednesday in a win for High-A Dunedin.

He supplied two triples, a double and two RBI as the Blue Jays squeaked out a 10-9 win over Lakewood. Alford has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, batting .371 during that span with two homers and six RBI. The hot streak has raised his average from .188 to .232. The 22-year-old is looking for better results after a disappointing first half that included a .200 batting average and 50 strikeouts in 125 at-bats.
Source: MILB.com
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 11:43:00 AM

The Blue Jays announced Saturday that CT scan on Anthony Alford revealed no fractures.

Alford suffered a scary neck injury during a hard collision with a teammate during Friday's game at High-A Dunedin. He was released from the hospital on Saturday and diagnosed with a concussion. There remains no clear timetable for his return.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 01:25:00 PM

Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford sustained a neck injury and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher after a collision with teammate Richard Urena in a game with High-A Dunedin on Friday.

Alford was down on the field for 10-15 minutes before he was removed. The Blue Jays have yet to provide any further updates on his status, but will certainly play things cautiously with their third round selection from the 2012 draft. The 21-year-old is hitting just .205/.277/.262 with one homer and 11 RBI in 32 games this season.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 09:06:00 AM

Blue Jays OF prospect Anthony Alford collected three hits Saturday in a win for High-A Dunedin.

He's hit .346 during his six-game hitting streak. Despite the recent surge, Alford is still batting just .192 with 33 punch-outs in 73 at-bats. The slow start is surprising given Alford's success last year when he hit .302 with 15 steals in 57 games for Dunedin. The 21-year-old is MLB.com's No. 38 prospect.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, May 22, 2016 03:20:00 PM

Blue Jays outfield prospect Anthony Alford (knee) played five innings at extended spring training Wednesday.

Alford jammed his knee on a slide into home plate in the very first game of the season at High-A Dunedin and has been sidelined ever since. The 21-year-old center fielder should be ready to rejoin that club within a week or two. He hit .298/.398/.421 with four home runs and 27 stolen bases in 107 games last season between Low-A and High-A.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 08:58:00 AM

Blue Jays OF prospect Anthony Alford smacked a walk-off double Sunday in a win for High-A Dunedin.

He went 4-for-5 and came a home run shy of the cycle. The 21-year-old has raised his average 14 points during his five-game hitting streak. Alford has done a nice job since his promotion, hitting .304 with 20 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 40 games.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Blue Jays OF prospect Anthony Alford has hit .371 with 15 runs scored during his 16-game hitting streak for High-A Dunedin.

Alford has reached base safely in all 17 games for Dunedin since getting called up from Low-A Lansing in late June. The former third-round pick doesn't hit for much power (just two homers in 67 games) but he makes up for it by stealing bases. So far, he has 18 thefts on 21 attempts.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Blue Jays OF prospect Anthony Alford generated three hits and two runs Saturday in a win for Low-A Lansing.

Lansing clinched the Midwest League Eastern Division title for the first half. Alford has been a big part of the team's success, providing a .418 on base percentage over 232 plate appearances. That's the third-highest in the Midwest League. Alford leads the league in runs scored with 49.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Blue Jays OF prospect Anthony Alford ripped four hits Tuesday in a win for Low-A Lansing.

He needed a home run for the cycle but fouled out in his last at-bat. The four hits tied a career-high. Alford entered the game in an 0-for-15 slump. Despite hitting just .229 in 48 at-bats this month, the 20-year-old still leads the Midwest League with 45 runs scored.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Joe Biagini
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7Danny Barnes
8Jeff Beliveau
9Bo Schultz
10Glenn Sparkman
11Leonel Campos