The Texas Rangers announced today that Jorge Alfaro has been promoted from Class-A to double A. Alfaro is ranked as the Rangers number 2 prospect and is ranked 33 overall by major league baseball.
BREAKING! Rangers top catching prospect @_JorgeAlfaro11 has been promoted to AA Frisco and is expected to join the team on Tuesday
— Brice Paterik (@BricePaterikFS) August 4, 2014
He’s been making a name for himself over the past several years and has been likened to Ivan Rodriguez. During his time in the Carolina League with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans he batted .261 with 22 doubles, 5 triples 13 home runs and 73 RBI over 100 games/398 at-bats.Over his last 10 games he has batted .295 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 7 RBI, which was enough to earn him the player of the week in the Carolina League.
Alfaro is said to have excellent reflexes behind the plate, which allows him to easily block balls in the dirt. Also, he shown the ability to command a game and is able to work well with pitchers. He’s also good at framing pitches in the strike zone to help give his pitchers more strike calls. In the past his disciple at the plate was lacking, but this season he seems to be a lot better. He’s shown more power this year and consistency. Alfaro probably won’t be called up to the Texas Rangers anytime soon, but he is the future.
Watch: Jorge Alfaro in the Arizona Fall League Championship game