Jorge Alfaro

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Jorge Alfaro
Philadelphia Phillies – No. 68
Catcher
Born: (1993-06-11) June 11, 1993 (age 25)
Sincelejo, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jorge Mario Alfaro Buelvas (born June 11, 1993) is a professional baseball catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He is considered one of the best catching prospects in baseball.[1]

Career

Alfaro signed with the Texas Rangers as a free agent. Prior to the 2013 season he was ranked by MLB.com as the 88th best prospect in baseball.[2] He is the 54th best prospect by Baseball America. After the 2013 season he played in the Arizona Fall League.[3][4]

On November 20th, 2014, the Rangers added Alfaro to their 40-man roster to protect him from being selected in the Rule 5 draft.

On July 31, 2015, the Rangers traded Alfaro, Nick Williams, Matt Harrison, Jake Thompson, Alec Asher, and Jerad Eickhoff to the Philadelphia Phillies for Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman.[5]

Personal life

Alfaro's brother, Jhoandro is a catcher in the Chicago White Sox organization.[6]

References

  1. "Rangers' Alfaro is an elite catching prospect". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Rangers have six of game's Top 100 Prospects". Mlb.mlb.com. January 29, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Texas Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro shows off arm in AFL". Rangersblog.dallasnews.com. November 18, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Catcher Jorge Alfaro heads Texas Rangers list of prospects in Arizona Fall League
  5. Badler, Ben (July 31, 2015). "Trade Central: Phillies Get Impact Talent, Depth In Hamels Deal". Baseball America. Retrieved July 31, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/white-sox-sign-colombian-catcher-jhoandro-alfaro/

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