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Anthony Alford | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/20/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 15 - 5:00 PM
Source: MILB.com

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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
Jun 21 - 4:46 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
Jun 17 - 2:25 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
2Ben Revere
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Drew Hutchison
3R.A. Dickey
4Mark Buehrle
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Mark Lowe
6LaTroy Hawkins
7Liam Hendriks
8Bo Schultz
9Ryan Tepera