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Jorge Alfaro

Born: 06/11/1993 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 225
Primary Position: C
Secondary Position: 1B
Man-strength; accurate height; weight appears closer to 220; chiseled; highly athletic; body projects well.
Evaluator Jason Parks
Report Date 05/01/2014
Dates Seen Spring Training 2014
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)

Hard worker; English-speaking; emotional on the field; can carry failure throughout a game; highly competitive with an intense love of playing. Perfect passion and leadership skills necessary to excel behind the plate.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2015 High 70 60; first-division player No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Torque-heavy swing that can get loose and hard to control; approach puts him in poor hitting counts and he struggles to work himself back into at-bats; bat speed is plus-plus and capable of pulling major league quality velocity; struggles with secondary stuff; massive when he gets extension but not a short to the ball type that can maneuver the barrel with great ease or work with challenging pitches; .265-275 type
Power 60 Raw power is 70; game power likely to play in the plus range; excellent strength; excellent bat speed; power core is right-center gap; looks to extend and drive the baseball out of the park; lift in the swing; 25+ bombs in the future.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Routinely clocks sub 4.2 times to first; easy plus (at present) with the second gear; likely to slow with continued physically maturity and physical demands on the position; will have well above-average speed for a catcher; better-than-you-think athlete.
Glove 60 Receiving skills continue to improve; softer and more stable with the glove; no longer stabs and drifts; hands and wrists are very strong; broad shoulders and a big target; can get overly aggressive in the running game a cost a pitcher a few strikes throughout a game; blocks the ball very well because of the athleticism and improved footwork; plus with more refinement.
Arm 80 Elite arm strength; routinely pops sub 1.85; clocked catcher during sample in the 1.75 range; quick release; throws lasers on a line; true weapon; can get overly aggressive on back-picks and isn't quick to forget missed opportunities; will control running game at highest level.

Rare five-tool talent at the position; arm strength is elite and utility has a chance to get there; raw power is plus-plus and should play at highest level; hit tool and approach aren't on the same level as other attributes; torque-heavy swing is hard to make quick pitch adjustments with and can be fooled by sequence and off-speed; hit tool could play to solid-average if everything clicks; won't be contact heavy hitter but should be able to hit for 25 HR power from a premium defensive spot; tool-based ceiling suggests franchise player potential; makeup and work ethic to fail and adjust.

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