Phillies Prospect Jorge Alfaro Will Be A Superstar If He Can Stay Healthy

Last season we had a chance to watch Jorge Alfaro play.  He is going to be a superstar.  Just watching his swings in a game on Ashburn Field at the Carpenter Complex showed that!  Watch HERE and HERE.

He has an electric arm and likely can play positions other than behind the plate.

Last night coming off an injury he did not miss a beat.  He drove in Roman Quinn in the first inning with a base hit up the middle.  Watch and Read HERE.  He would go 3 for 4 with a double in the Reading’s 5-3 win over the Binghamton Mets.

The only problem Alfaro has had is the injury bug.  He was rehabbing in the Gulf Coast League and Fall Instructs after being acquired last season in the Cole Hamels trade with Texas.

Already this season he had to miss three weeks because of a right oblique strain. Last season he was rehabbing with an ankle injury.

But he has not missed a beat.  So far this season he is hitting .468 with a 1.168 OPS.  He is slashing at .468/.490/.702 with a homer and 12 RBIs in 12 games.  He has thrown out 3 of 9 base stealers with Reading.

This is a major part of the excitement of minor league baseball, watching a future MLB superstar play today!

 

 

 

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About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here: https://baseballross.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/how-i-got-started-in-baseball/
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