Posted by Jay Floyd, Tue, January 26, 2016 09:05 AM Comments: 3
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 $1.3 million in 2010 at the age of 16, the Colombia native would make his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League that same year. In 48 games, the righty hitting Alfaro posted a .221 average and a home run along with 23 RBI.
The following year, with Class A short-season Spokane, the talented youngster tallied a .300 average with six homers and 23 RBI.
In 2012 with full season Class A level Hickory, he batted .261 with five home runs, 34 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 74 contests. Continue reading Prospect Nation 2016: #9 Catcher Jorge Alfaro