Jorge Alfaro San Diego Padres

Age: 29 (June 11, 1993) | 6' 3" | 230lbs. | Bats: Right C-61 1B-3 OF-21
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PHI NL 2018 108 344 35 90 18 138 16 2 10 37 3 0 .262 .324 .407 5 37 .406 48/23/29 10 10
MIA NL 2019 130 431 44 113 22 154 14 1 18 57 4 4 .262 .312 .425 5 33 .364 53/22/25 14 12
MIA NL 2020 31 93 12 21 4 36 2 0 3 16 2 0 .226 .280 .344 4 36 .333 49/21/30 8 7
MIA AAA 2021 5 16 3 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 .250 .250 .625 0 6 .154 n/a
MIA AAA 2021 5 16 3 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 .250 .250 .625 0 6 .154 n/a
MIA NL 2021 92 295 22 72 11 99 15 1 4 30 8 1 .244 .283 .342 4 32 .354 57/20/22 9 8
SD NL 2022 44 149 18 41 8 54 11 0 6 24 1 0 .275 .312 .470 5 34 .385 41/27/32 7 6
Career 7yrs 440 1435 143 373 67 522 64 4 46 178 18 5 .260 .309 .406 4 34 .375 n/a
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Jorge Alfaro, C/OF, Padres (Yahoo: 6%, ESPN: 3%)

Is Jorge Alfaro…finally figuring it out? He’s batting .280—his best since his 29 games in 2017—and has the highest OPS+ of his career (129). Though his strikeout rate remains around 32 percent, he is walking at a 5.5 percent mark, two points higher than last year.

The biggest difference in Alfaro’s batted balls from years past: fewer ground balls, more line drives and fly balls. His ground ball rate was 52 percent in 2019 and 57.1 percent last season, but it’s shriveled to 41.8% this season. His line drive rate (30.4 percent) and fly ball rate (25.3 percent) are both career bests, according to Statcast. His launch angle has skyrocketed from 1.8 degrees last year to 11.1 degrees this season. If Alfaro qualified, that 9.3 degree increase would rank third in the majors from 2021 to 2022. Catcher remains quite thin, even with some prospects coming up lately, and Alfaro is an intriguing, readily available option. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 21

Pinch-hit 2-out walk offs are ... FUN!

9% win probability?  Sure seemed a lot closer to ZERO to me!  Just sayin' ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 9

First pitch. An errant slider.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Jorge Alfaro (SDP)

Pitcher: Cole Sulser (MIA)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 2 out, 0-0 count, Runners On 1st and 2nd

Score:  MIA 2, SDP 0

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
3 runs scored on the play, and SDP went from a 9% win probability to a 3-2 walk-off win.

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
May 9

Jorge Alfaro (C) SD - Mar. 28
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=12391

Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBI in a Cactus League win over the White Sox on Monday.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Alfaro got the scoring started for San Diego in the sixth inning with a solo shot to left field. He then gave the team its first lead with a bases-clearing double in the following frame. Alfaro is tied with Boston's Ryan Fitzgerald atop the spring home run leaderboard with four long balls, and he leads all players with 10 RBI while slashing .400/.438/1.267. He is expected to compete with Austin Nola and Victor Caratini for time behind the plate for San Diego this season, so his strong spring could help him stand out among the trio.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 29

Rotowire:

Reaches one-year deal with Friars
March 23, 2022
Alfaro signed a one-year contract with the Padres on Tuesday to avoid arbitration.
ANALYSIS
Alfaro was acquired from the Marlins in November and is now officially under contract for his new team. The 28-year-old hit .244/.282/.342 with four home runs, 30 RBI and eight stolen bases in 311 plate appearances last season, but he's now competing for reps behind the plate with Austin Nola and Victor Caratini.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 23
2020: EV 89.5 HardHit 49% Barrel 7% HR/FB 18% LA 2.6 Pull 23% Cent 35% Oppo 42%
2021: EV 90.9 HardHit 49% Barrel 8% HR/FB 9% LA 1.8 Pull 30% Cent 41% Oppo 29%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21