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JORGE ALFARO RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' prospect Jorge Alfaro named as third best catcher in minors

Philadelphia Phillies catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, landed in the Cole Hamels trade, is ranked as one of the league's best catching prospects by MLB Pipeline.
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Jorge Alfaro vs. Jacob Nottingham by Greg Wellemeyer

Both of these prospects were traded midyear in 2015, but which holds the better fantasy outlook?
Via Baseball Prospectus
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect Jorge Alfaro is almost ready to play

View image | gettyimages.com When the Phillies acquired Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, he was out with an ankle injury that required surgery. Alfaro did not return in time for the 2015 season at any level. Alfaro now is just about ready to play baseball again: Jim Salisbury of CSN...
Via Philliedelphia
October 30, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via Philliedelphia
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

Texas Rangers: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects

#1 – Jorge Alfaro – Alfaro has a cannon of an arm behind the dish, but his receiving ability is not quite there. It is solid, just not yet elite but it could be. At the plate, Alfaro has very good power who can hit plenty of doubles and put together home run numbers in the high-teens to low-20s. He hit .261 at both High-A and Double-A in 2014 but only walked 29 times while striking...
Via Baseball Essential
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: The Rangers’ Big Promotions

Yesterday, it was announced that the Texas Rangers promoted two of their top prospects, catcher Jorge Alfaro and outfielder Nomar Mazara, to Double-A Frisco. Both players arrive in the upper minors with plenty of hype and plenty of youth–Alfaro turned 21 in June, while Mazara is just three months and change past his nineteenth birthday. From a […]
Via Fangraphs
August 05, 2014  |  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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