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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
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays activated OF Anthony Alford from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
Alford is recovered from his Grade 2 hamstring strain, but the Blue Jays don't have a spot for him right now on their major league roster. The 23-year-old outfield prospect should get a shot at some point this summer. Apr 19 - 3:43 PM

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Blue Jays placed OF Anthony Alford on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to March 26 with a right hamstring strain.

Alford picked up the hamstring issue early in the Grapefruit League. The good news is he has been cleared to resume light running. Once cleared to return to baseball activities, he'll likely head to Triple-A Buffalo to get much needed at-bats. He could help the Blue Jays before the end of the summer.
Mar 29 - 12:11 PM

Anthony Alford (hamstring) is scheduled to resume light running on Thursday.

Alford was diagnosed last week with a Grade 2 hamstring strain but is already back to working out. He'll also take batting practice Thursday. "I've always healed fast," the 23-year-old outfield prospect told reporters in Blue Jays camp. "I've always come back quicker than what they projected." He'll likely join up with Triple-A Buffalo once he's 100 percent.
Mar 22 - 9:11 AM

Anthony Alford will be out three-to-six weeks with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

It's a disappointing injury, but Alford was not likely to make the 25-man roster coming out of the spring, and it doesn't change his long-term prognosis. The only concern is that Alford has struggled to stay on the field since becoming part of the Toronto organization, and the former football player needs at bats if he's going to reach his lofty ceiling.
Mar 16 - 9:45 AM

Blue Jays prospect outfielder Anthony Alford is considered day-to-day with a hamstring injury.

Alford is being evaluated Tuesday, but it doesn't sound serious at this time. The 24-year-old is a promising prospect, but he's had some issues staying on the field in the minors. If he can change that, he could get a longer look in the majors this year.
Mar 13 - 12:28 PM

Anthony Alford hit a two-run homer, his first of the spring, Monday against the Rays.

The Jays brought in two starting outfielders in Randal Grichuk and Curtis Granderson, making it a whole lot less likely that Alford will get an extended look in the first half of the season. That's just fine, though, given that Alford has played a total of 71 games in the high minors, including three in Triple-A. He was a surprise callup by the team last May, but there was little reason to think he was ready then. He's still a fine prospect, and he could get an opportunity after the break.
Feb 26 - 4:36 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 06:17:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 01:18:00 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.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 07:13:00 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.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 02:26:00 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.
Wed, May 24, 2017 11:21:00 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.
Fri, May 19, 2017 03:50:00 PM

Jason Munz of 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.
Fri, May 19, 2017 12:21:00 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.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 02:30:00 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

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