Mackanin: Alfaro has potential to be 'monster'

Jorge Alfaro showed why scouts love him Thursday afternoon at Spectrum Field.
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Projecting Phillies Call-Up Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Alfaro‘s physical tools have put him in the prospect conversation for years — he’s cracked Baseball Prospectus’ top-101 prospects in each of the past five seasons, for example — but his on-field performance has always left something to be desired. He hit a respectable-for-a-catcher .253/.314/.432 in an injury-shortened season at Double-A level last year, but his...
Via Fangraphs
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect Jorge Alfaro's oblique injury 'not as serious as feared'

Philadelphia Phillies' catching prospect Jorge Alfaro reportedly could return from an oblique strain early next week.
Via Philliedelphia
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies top prospect Jorge Alfaro lands on DL with strained oblique

Just one day after being named as the Eastern League Player of the Week, Phillies top prospect Jorge Alfaro is headed to the seven-day disabled list with an oblique injury.
Via Philliedelphia
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies' Mackanin says Alfaro has 'best arm he's seen'

The Philadelphia Phillies sent catching prospect Jorge Alfaro to the minors on Friday, but on his way out manager Pete Mackanin complimented him.
Via Philliedelphia
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2016: #9 Catcher Jorge Alfaro

Alfaro, image- USA Today Acquired as part of the the return for Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman from Texas last summer, catcher Jorge Alfaro quickly became one of the Phillies’ most promising young talents.  With a powerful bat and outstanding skills behind the dish, Alfaro could become a fast moving performer for his new organization. Originally signed by the Rangers for a reported...
Via Phillies Nation
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Phillies' prospect J.P. Crawford a future All-Star?

By Matthew Burks. The Philadelphia Phillies have quality depth in the farm system, but at the very top resides shortstop, J.P. Crawford. Crawford was drafted with the 16th pick in the 2013 MLB draft. Coming out, Crawford was said to be a true shortstop meaning he was projected to be drafted and remain a shortstop for his entire career. So far he has done nothing but live up to...
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cornelius Randolph stays hot, Jorge Alfaro debuts for GCL Phillies; Double-A Reading wins again

View image | The season is winding down in the minor leagues and plenty of the Phillies minor league clubs are fighting for a spot in the playoffs, with Advanced 'A' Clearwater having already clinched. With a farm system filled with new prospects along with home grown talent, this...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Catching prospect Alfaro debuts with GCL Phillies

New Phillies prospect Jorge Alfaro made his Phillies organization debut on Thursday, going 1-for-1 while reaching base twice after being hit with a pitched ball.  Starting at catcher for the Phils’ rookie level Gulf Coast League team, the Colombia native left the game early after three plate appearances. Reached via text message, Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan...
Via Phillies Nation
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers prospect splits baseball bat in half

Wooden baseball bats break quite often during games in the major and minor leagues, but rarely do they break quite like this. Taking batting practice for the Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Texas Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro got jammed on pitch and split his bat in half, from top to bottom. Take a look: Not a shining endorsement for this particular bat company.
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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