Jorge Alfaro was selected the organization’s #7 prospect. Of 521 votes cast, Alfaro received 196 (38%). Franklyn Kilome trailed closely all day and tallied 171 (33%). Andrew Knapp finished third with 99 (19%). No one else received more than 16 votes.
Alfaro joined the organization as one of the prospects acquired in the Hamels trade. As is the case with the majority of the reader selections so far this year, I did not see him play much. I did however see him around the complex as he rehabbed from injury. He is imposingly built. I watched him during live batting practice against a rehabbing Steven Inch. It was Alfaro’s first live BP of the summer, and Inch’s third. Alfaro made consistent hard contact, crushing a couple balls over the left field fence into the parked cars behind Carlton Field.
As is the case with a lot of power guys, Alfaro seems to have some “swing-and-miss” issues. He has struck out in 27.5% of his 278 AA at bats. And in a small sample of 42 at bats in the VWL, he has struck out 16 times.
So far the Top 30 looks like this:
- J.P. Crawford
- Nick Williams
- Jake Thompson
- Mark Appel
- “C” Randolph
- Roman Quinn
- Jorge Alfaro
The e-mail addresses for your prospect lists and addition of a prospect to the poll are –
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email@example.com using the Subject – Add Prospect
Next up is your selection for the #8 prospect in the organization.