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Behind the Backstop: AFL All-Star Team

Tory Hernandez

Tory Hernandez

Tory's experience in the baseball industry includes a four-year stint as the Manager of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, where his responsibilities were comprised of contract negotiation, advance scouting, and the development and implementation of the organization's statistical research methods and use of analytics. Most recently, Tory served as the Director of Pro Scouting & Recruiting for Boras Corporation.

The 2013 Arizona Fall League concluded last Saturday with the championship game between the Surprise Rafters and Mesa Solar Sox. The Rafters took home the trophy in a pitcher's duel with a 2-0 victory, shutting down the Sox and holding AFL MVP Kris Bryant to a 0-for-4 night with two punchouts.

This week's column will focus on the All-Stars at each position. These are the best performers from the AFL in 2013 and not necessarily the "best prospects."

C - Jorge Alfaro (TEX)

This was a difficult call between Alfaro and Giants catcher Andrew Susac. They both had very good Fall Leagues, but the edge goes to Alfaro. What I saw in his defense this fall was tremendous as he was able to impact both sides of the ball a bit better than Susac. Alfaro hit .386 with 11 steaks (RBI) and played in 19 games behind the dish. I've written up Alfaro in this column already so you should have a familiarity with him. He has tremendous skills behind the plate a

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