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Anthony Alford

Born: 07/20/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 215
Primary Position: CF
Muscular frame and chest; impressive athlete, has struggled with injuries this season; missed three weeks with a dislocated right kneecap, has also missed time with a concussion; fresh off DL in viewings
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 07/22/2016
Dates Seen 6/23-6/25/2016, 6/27/2016
Affiliate Dunedin Blue Jays (High A, Blue Jays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Moderate 55 50, League-Average Starter No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Open stance, even, pelvic load with knee tuck, hand load times consistently with lower half; plus bat speed, line-drive stroke, rusty timing off the DL, still squared up some balls, aggressive approach
Power 40 Below-average raw, flat swing, swing lacks plane to lift balls; strength to generate some carry; should play to full utility at peak given strong hit tool and speed to help extend basehits.
Baserunning/Speed 70 Double-plus runner, 4.12 home-to-first, potential weapon on the basepaths
Glove 55 Speed really plays in center, covers the grass well, good reads; routes lack consistent efficiency, uses speed to help cover mistakes.
Arm 50 Average arm strength, gets to cutoff men quickly, not a true weapon, effective throwing to bases, lacks carry to the plate

Alford is a potential lead-off hitter at the big league level. The tools for hitting success are there, even though he has struggled with injuries and timing this year.

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