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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 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

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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.
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.
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's No. 38 prospect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 02:25:00 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

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