Jorge Alfaro was your selection as the #2 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Alfaro garnered 199 of 394 votes (51%). Mickey Moniak, the Phillies #1 pick in the 2016 Rule 4 Draft, finished second with 128 votes (32 %).
Alfaro joined the Phillies in 2015 as part of the Cole Hamels trade with Texas. He arrived in Clearwater on the DL and worked out at the Complex. I first saw him while watching a GCL game. He was taking live BP on Carlton Field. I was impressed with his build and his power. This past spring I watched him school the other catchers during their drills on Ashburn Field. He threw line drives to second base.
Alfaro posted a .285/.325/.458/.783 slash at Reading in 2016 with 15 HR in 404 AB. Alfaro defense has been questioned, but he had a very respectable .993 Fielding Pct. with 6 errors and 7 passed balls. He threw out 44% of potential base stealers (33 of 75).
Next up is your selection for the #3 prospect in the organization.
Selections so far –
- J.P. Crawford
- Jorge Alfaro