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Anthony Alford | Outfielder | #30

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 prospect Anthony Alford went 3-for-5 with a triple and a homer for Charros de Jalisco in the Mexican Pacific League on Tuesday.
Alford has only played in seven games in the MPL, but he has been red-hot in his time there; registering a 1.111 OPS in his 32 at-bats for the Charros. The 24-year-old outfielder got off to a miserable start to his 2017 campaign, but was back to looking like one of the better outfield prospects in the American League by the time the year was over. He should get a chance to compete for a starting spot in spring training, and he could be hitting at or near the top of the Toronto lineup before the end of the 2018 season. Nov 29 - 6:17 PM

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Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford went 3-for-5 with two extra-base hits on Sunday for Double-A New Hampshire.

One of those extra-base hits was a homer, which gives Alford four since being sent to the Southern League. He's been passed in the system by Vlad Guerrero, Jr. and Bo Bichette, but Alford is still a very good prospect who offers plenty of upside thanks to his speed and improving approach. Now that he's healthy, he should get a chance to hit at or near the top of the Blue Jays lineup before the end of 2017.
Jul 31 - 1:18 PM

Blue Jays activated OF Anthony Alford from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A New Hampshire.

Alford is recovered from the left hamate fracture he suffered back in May, but the 22-year-old outfield prospect will continue to marinate in the minor leagues. We should see him back in the majors at some point down the stretch.
Jul 25 - 7:13 PM

Anthony Alford (wrist) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Dunedin.

Alford will serve as Dunedin's designated hitter in his first live game since landing on the disabled list May 24 with a fractured left hamate bone. The 22-year-old outfield prospect could be an option for the Blue Jays in a week or two. He was 1-for-8 with three strikeouts over his first four major league games.
Jul 12 - 2:26 PM

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

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