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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 optioned OF Anthony Alford to Triple-A Buffalo.
Alford went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts against the Red Sox on Sunday and slashed just .143/.250/.143 in his limited time with the Jays. He'll continue to refine his skills at the Triple-A level. May 13 - 6:11 PM

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Blue Jays recalled OF Anthony Alford from Triple-A Buffalo.

Alford, one of team's top prospects, will add outfield depth. He was struggling badly at the plate in the minors and isn't worth adding in redraft leagues at this time.
May 5 - 2:47 PM

According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays will recall Anthony Alford from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

This could mean that Curtis Granderson will be heading to the disabled list with his hamstring injury. The 23-year-old is off to a slow start in the minor leagues, slashing just .154/.214/.179 with a 16/2 K/BB ratio in 10 games at Triple-A. He should be ignored in redraft leagues.
May 5 - 1:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Devon Travis
3Lourdes Gurriel
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Gio Urshela
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Teoscar Hernandez
2Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Sam Gaviglio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Tyler Clippard
6John Axford
7Danny Barnes
8Joe Biagini
9Preston Guilmet