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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 Video
2018 Moderate 55 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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