Sun, 11 Sep 2016 06:16:41 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled C Jorge Alfaro from Class AA Reading.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:41:56 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned C Jorge Alfaro to Class AA Reading.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:52:24 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Jorge Alfaro was recalled to the majors from Class AA Reading Friday, August 26.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:17:32 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Jorge Alfaro will be called up from Class AA Reading Friday, Aug. 26.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:04:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Jorge Alfaro (oblique) is on the 7-day disabled list at Class AA Reading, but he might be back in the lineup next week. He has been dealing with a strained right oblique. Alfaro, the team's top prospect, is hitting .500 (18-for-36) with a .750 slugging percentage.
Fantasy Tip: Alfaro might get a look at the big-league level later this season. He is worth stashing in deeper NL-only leagues later this summer, and he is a must-have in long-term keeper fantasy leagues.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:13:52 -0700
The Texas Rangers are close to acquiring SP Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies, according to multiple sources. The Phillies are believed to be receiving minor league C Jorge Alfaro and SP Jerad Eickhoff in return.
Fantasy Tip: Despite moving to the American League, Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) would receive a boost pitching for a contender. He makes a strong No. 2 fantasy starter and is a solid FantasyScore option in most games. Alfaro is batting .253 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 49 games for Class AA Frisco and is considered one of the organization's top prospects. Eickhoff is 9-4 with a 4.30 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) for Frisco and Class AAA Round Rock.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:04:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Texas Rangers have acquired SP Cole Hamels, RP Jake Diekman and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for SP Matt Harrison, C Jorge Alfaro, SP Jerad Eickhoff, OF Nick Williams, P Jake Thompson and P Alec Asher.
Fantasy Tip: For the first time since 2011, Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) finds himself pitching for a playoff contender and the change of scenery should give him a boost, especially considering the lack of run support he received towards the end of his tenure with the Phillies. He is expected to make his first start against the San Francisco Giants Friday, July 31, or Saturday, Aug. 1. Harrison ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts since returning from spinal fusion surgery and should not be a FantasyScore option at this point. Owners in NL-only leagues or dynasty leagues may want to keep tabs on Alfaro, who is considered to be one of the better catching prospects in baseball.
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:15:05 -0700
Texas Rangers minor league C Jorge Alfaro (ankle), currently playing for Class AA Frisco, could miss the remainder of the 2015 season because of a severe ligament injury in his left ankle. He is wearing a walking boot and the organization is considering various treatment options, including surgery.
Fantasy Tip: The 22-year-old Alfaro is one of the Rangers' top prospects and had a chance to be called up to the majors later this season before getting injured. Owners in dynasty leagues and AL-only fantasy leagues will want to closely monitor his rehab.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:21:24 -0800
The Texas Rangers could be in the market for a veteran catcher, even though general manager Jon Daniels believes C Robinson Chirinos is capable of starting at least 100 games next season. C Tomas Telis, who has performed well in winter ball, is currently slated to be the No. 2 catcher. C Jorge Alfaro is expected to be added to the 40-man roster but is unlikely to reach the majors before September 2015.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:14:32 -0700
Texas Rangers C Jorge Alfaro and SP Luke Jackson will not be called up to the big club when rosters expand Sept. 1, general manager Jon Daniels said Monday, Aug. 25.