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Anthony Alford | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/20/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford has been released from his scholarship at Southern Mississippi University.
Alford was a third-round pick of the Blue Jays in June but was given clearance by the organization to fulfill his dream of playing college football. In November, he was arrested on campus at Southern Miss after an altercation during which an associate of his flashed a firearm. And now Alford has left the school. The 18-year-old will focus solely on professional baseball going forward. Thu, Dec 13, 2012 01:15:00 PM

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Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford was arrested after flashing a gun during a dispute at Southern Miss.

Alford was drafted by the Jays in the third round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft but received permission to go play quarterback at Southern Mississippi University. No shots were fired in the altercation. Alfrod is being held on charges of aggravated assault and has been placed on interim suspension by the school. Expulsion may be next.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Blue Jays will sign third-round OF Anthony Alford and allow him to play football at Southern Mississippi.

Alford was thought by many teams to be unsignable due to his football commitment, but the Jays have managed to reel him in by allowing him to play on the gridiron, as well. Callis reports that his signing bonus may be close to double the $424,400 value slotted for the 112th overall pick. Alford is very raw and will take even longer to develop with football also in the picture, but he has a ton of upside as a speedster with plus power potential.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 01:09:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Jake Fox
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Ryan Goins
3Devon Travis
4Ramon Santiago
5Steve Tolleson
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dayan Viciedo
3Andy Dirks
4Chris Dickerson
CF1Dalton Pompey
2Kevin Pillar
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Caleb Gindl
DH1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Daniel Norris
6Marco Estrada
7Johan Santana
8Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Aaron Loup
3Todd Redmond
4Miguel Castro
5Preston Guilmet
6Matt West
7Roberto Osuna
8Gregory Infante
9Greg Burke