Alfaro
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.251
HR
8
RBI
29
R
31
SB
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While he is reminiscent of Gary Sanchez in terms of prospect fatigue and raw power, the red flags in Alfaro's offensive profile are much more significant than anything attached to Sanchez in his final offseason on prospect lists. If Alfaro were not on the 40-man roster and... read more
While he is reminiscent of Gary Sanchez in terms of prospect fatigue and raw power, the red flags in Alfaro's offensive profile are much more significant than anything attached to Sanchez in his final offseason on prospect lists. If Alfaro were not on the 40-man roster and out of minor-league options, he would be in line to repeat Triple-A this season. Those roster-management issues will force the Phillies to keep him in the majors in 2018, where his pitch recognition issues and lack of patience should lead to below-replacement-level production. Throw out his impressive numbers in the majors -- his .420 BABIP and 33:3 K:BB illustrate that he was operating at a completely unsustainable level. He still possesses plus-plus raw power, but his ceiling is likely what Mike Zunino did last year (.251/.331/.509 with 25 home runs in 124 games). Unfortunately, like with Zunino, there will be a few years where his average and OBP are unpalatable before he reaches that level, so rostering him in dynasty leagues during the lean years will require extreme patience.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'2"    WT: 236 lbs.    DOB: 6/11/1993    College: None    Drafted: 2010Show Contract
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Jorge Alfaro Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Socks solo shot
CPhiladelphia Phillies
August 16, 2018
Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader, a 24-4 loss to the Mets.
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2018 Stat Review for Jorge Alfaro
0.13 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.0 % BB Rate
POOR
37.3 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.701 OPS
POOR
0.311 OBP
WEAK
0.251 AVG
WEAK
0.393 BABIP
HIGH
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  1. Jorge Alfaro 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Jorge Alfaro 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The Phillies sent Alfaro back to Double-A Reading at the start of last season after he missed a significant amount of time in 2015 with an ankle injury. Alfaro was able to stay mostly healthy (outside of an oblique issue) and put together a solid season. Like many of the hitters playing for Reading, Alfaro's overall stat line was buoyed by his hitter-friendly home park. He hit .318 with nine home runs and an .855 OPS in 211 at-bats at home, but just .249 with six home runs and a .705 OPS in 193 at-bats on the road. He also struggled against lefties, hitting just .213 with one homer and a .585 OPS in 80 at-bats last season. The Phillies gave Alfaro a cup of coffee in September, but he doesn't appear to be part of their plans behind the plate in 2017. He needs more time in the minors to continue to refine his offensive game.
  3. Jorge Alfaro 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Acquired as part of the deal that sent Cole Hamels to the Rangers last season, Alfaro was limited to 194 at-bats due to an ankle injury that he suffered in June. He projects to have plus power with above average speed for a catcher, but there is a lot of risk associated with the profile. Last season, before getting hurt, Alfaro struck out 61 times in 49 games with just nine walks, illustrating his flawed approach. Despite having an elite arm behind the plate, Alfaro has some work to do as a receiver, which could keep him in the minors longer than anticipated. He made a late-season appearance with the Gulf Coast League Phillies and then picked up extra at-bats playing in the Venezuelan Winter League. Look for Alfaro to return to Double-A to start the year, with the chance to reach Triple-A by midseason if he gets off to a good start. The shine is not as bright as it once was with Alfaro, but he is still a top-10 prospect at his position.
  4. Jorge Alfaro 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The hype around the toolsy backstop has been building for a few seasons, yet he did not advance to Double-A Frisco until the final month of 2014. Coming off a 18-homer/18-steal 2013 season (primarily at Low-A Hickory), there seemed to be no limit to what Alfaro could eventually accomplish at the big league level. His power continued to show in games last season, and he belted 13 home runs with a .261/.318/.440 slash line in 437 plate appearances at High-A Myrtle Beach and he added another four big flies in 99 plate appearances after a late season promotion to Double-A. However, the speed that had some dreaming of a 30/20 season some day, was nowhere to be found last season. He had six steals in 11 attempts at High-A and did not attempt a steal with Frisco. Alfaro, who is still just 21 years old, should join the Rangers in 2016 and has the potential to hit .265 with 25 home runs and 10 steals in his prime, making him an elite prospect at a scarce position.
  5. Jorge Alfaro 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Alfaro enters 2014 as one of the best fantasy prospects in all of baseball behind the plate, though there are still plenty of areas where Alfaro needs to improve to realize his vast potential. He spent most of the year at Low-A Hickory, hitting .258/.338/.452 but drawing just 28 walks against 111 strikeouts. Alfaro did play better in a brief stint against advanced competition in the Arizona Fall League (.386/.438/.500 in 19 games), and he's expected to begin the year at High-A Myrtle Beach before a promotion mid-year to Double-A Frisco if his production warrants it. There's a 25-homer, 15-steal skill set at his peak if things go well, but 2014 will be a major test for him.
  6. Jorge Alfaro 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Alfaro's short-season debut went well when you consider he was playing against players three years his elder in some cases. His .300/.345/.481 line looks good on paper, but there are still some troubling plate discipline issues. He'll make his full-season debut in 2012.
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Socks solo shot
CPhiladelphia Phillies
August 16, 2018
Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader, a 24-4 loss to the Mets.
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On bench Wednesday
CPhiladelphia Phillies
August 8, 2018
Alfaro is out of the lineup against Arizona on Wednesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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Out of Saturday's lineup
CPhiladelphia Phillies
August 4, 2018
Alfaro won't start Saturday's game against the Marlins, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
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Collects 25th RBI versus Marlins
CPhiladelphia Phillies
August 3, 2018
Alfaro went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a run scored Friday in a win over Miami.
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Situated on pine Saturday
CPhiladelphia Phillies
July 28, 2018
Alfaro is not in Saturday's lineup against the Reds, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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