Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 Chachi #10 Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Mario Alfaro

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'2"  Weight:  240
Opening Day Age:  24
Born:  June 11, 1993, Sincelejo, Colombia
Signed:  Signed by the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent, January 19, 2010
Teams:  Phillies 2016-
Acquired:  Acquired with Matt Harrison, Nick Williams, Jerad Eickhoff, Jake Thompson and Alec Asher from the Texas Rangers for Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman and cash considerations, July 31, 2015

2015 Topps Pro Debut #172
2015 Bowman Draft Scouts
Fantasy Impact #BSI-JA
2016 Grandstand Reading
Fightin Phils #1
2016 Chachi #58
2017 Topps #569
50 Alfaro Baseball Cards in My Collection per The Phillies Room Checklist
First Card:  2015 Topps Pro Debut #172
First Phillies Card:  2015 Bowman Draft Bowman Scouts Fantasy Impact #BSI-JA
First Phillies Minor League Card:  2016 Grandstand Reading Fightin Phils #1
First Topps Flagship Base Card:  2017 Topps #569
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  2017 Phillies Team Issue Update #38
Latest Card:  2018 Topps Now Road to Opening Day #OD-285

2017 Phillies Team Issue Update #38
First Mention on The Phillies Room:  July 31, 2015 - Cole Hamels (and Jake Diekman) are now officially members of the Texas Rangers and the Phillies have six new players in their organization that I've honestly never heard of before.  No offense meant here, but if Matt Harrison, who was an A.L. All-Star in 2012, bumped into me on the streets of Philadelphia I'd have no idea he was the newest Phillies starting pitcher.

The best way for me to get acclimated with these new guys is to summarize their baseball card careers to date.  I won't attempt to provide scouting reports on these players as I'm just purely interested in getting to know them through their baseball cards for now.  If you want something a little more in-depth, I thought this article was a good read . . .

Jorge Alfaro (C - AA) - Alfaro was ranked the third best prospect in the Rangers system in Baseball America's pre-season rankings.  He's going to miss the rest of the 2015 season as he's been out of action since mid-June with a left ankle injury.  It seems as if Alfaro has more baseball cards available than any other player acquired in this deal (with the exception of Harrison) and he's had cards in Topps Heritage Minors, Bowman Chrome and Topps Pro Debut sets since 2012.  Alfaro also has a card in the 2015 Topps Pro Debut set.

Complete Chachi Checklist
2016 Chachi #58
2017 Chachi #52
2018 Chachi #10

Card statistics through 5/12/18.

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