|2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How does a guy like Anthony Alford get evaluated differently than an equal age, toolsy player who has been playing pro ball since 18?
Does he have a good chance of becoming an impact CF?|
(Brendon from Vancouver)
|Certainly have to keep in mind he was playing a different sport for the majority of his "young development" years, and it helps to understand the struggles. His improvement is pretty amazing, he was a borderline non-prospect last year, and now you could argue he belongs in the top 30. That's quite the turn-around. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2015-08-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Best three very under the radar prospects you've uncovered this year?|
(Ben from Baltimore )
|I had Anthony Alford in the preseason (ask Bissell if you don't believe me), I was pretty early on Nottingham and I love Ruddy Giron's stat line. Still kinda limited info on GIron but what he's achieved as the youngest player in the MWL is impressive. (Greg Wellemeyer)|
|2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)||Please rank these prospects by their offensive potential...Anthony Alford, Victor Robles, Javier Guerra, Jomar Reyes, Jacob Nottingham|
(Festivus313 from Phoenix)
|Robles, Alford, Guerra, Nottingham, Reyes. Really tough for me though in that dynasty isn't my strength and I'm mostly goingg off of other's rankings. (Mike Gianella)|
|2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)||Anthony Alford is getting a lot of hype recently. If he taps into his natural raw power, what kind of prospect are we seeing? top 25 potential?|
(Ken from Cleveland)
|To me, it all depends on how much of the power he taps into. I can see him hitting 15-20 home runs as a realistic ceiling, but let's see what kind of contact he makes as he makes his way up the ranks before we get too excited. Top 25 is the ceiling, but I think Top 50-60 is more realistic at the moment for the ceiling. (Mike Gianella)|
|2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Will Anthony Alford crack a top 50 list within the next 18 months? Top 25? |
(ayzzya from Left Shortstop)
|Nah, that's too high. As athletic as he is and as much as he seems to have figured out how to use it to play baseball, there's still some work to be done, and he's still more projection than player. A nice one, but not a top 25-50 guy for me. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2015-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Anthony Alford a top 100 prospect next year?|
(Garret from Toothsford)
|Very well might be. The athleticism is through the roof and it sounds like he's made some solid strides in honing it into baseball skill. He's a longer term project, but the raw materials are very exciting. (Wilson Karaman)|
|2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What's up RJ. How high are you on guys like ( and specifically) Anthony Alford? Is there any track record of extremely athletic, baseball limited guys becoming truly successful? Or do most of them just because lost heart throbs?
(ssauve25 from SF)
|1) I don't have any opinion on Alford.
2) Yeah, absolutely. I don't know how their stories compare to Alford, but Carl Crawford, Todd Helton, Gabe Gross, Tony Gwynn, etc. were all multi-sport guys. Teams like multi-sport guys because it's a sign of greater athleticism and/or competitiveness. Heck, I just read last week about how the Red Sox became sold on Jacoby Ellsbury based on him dunking the ball during a random basketball session.
3) I would guess most of his ilk bust, but that's true of all prospects. (R.J. Anderson)
|2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)||You don't have to answer all of them(or even one of them):
How does Arismendy fit into Chicago's future this or next year?
Is it reasonable to expect Wil Myers to keep up this season's performance?
What happened to Marcell Ozuna's power this year?
What is your favorite thing about Touki Toussaint?
Anthony Alford is this year's Pompey?
(Ayzzy from Jackson Hole)
|I think Alcantara fills a super utility role in the short term and provides insurance in case of injury and or trades. In the long term? Who knows. I've always loved Wil Myers so I think he can keep this up. I love Touki's curveball, it's a legitimate pitch. (Mauricio Rubio)|
|2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Anthony Alford, the former college quarterback and defensive lineman, has an astounding 13 walks in his last 21 plate appearances in Low A for Lansing Lugnuts including 4 in 5 PA's last night. He has only been issued 1 intentional walk all season. Do you think Alford can carry over his solid on base average to higher levels of baseball? Is there any untapped power potential here? Will strikeouts always be a concern? Thank you from the great white north. |
(fightingmoose from Manitoba, Canada)
|Plate discipline generally doesn't disintegrate when a player moves up unless the coaching staff encourages it, so the walks probably will continue. Everything else is really hard to predict becasue he's so raw and there is such a wide range of outcomes. Based on his current profile, he is always going to strikeout a lot, but in this day and age a 30% K rate can play in the bigs. (Mike Gianella)|
|2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Anthony Alford has been a pleasant surprise for the Blue Jays farm system. Double, Walk or Strikeout seems to be the way his at-bats end.
Do you expect that strikeouts to cut down after some more experience, and the doubles to turn into some homers? (I've read that he gets a lot of hustle doubles more so then line drive doubles).
(P.S- That Hoffman curveball though) |
(LouBro from Kanada)
|Some, but the strikeouts are always going to be a big part of his game unless the swing cuts his length and the recognition skills improve. I was a big fan of his in high school and am glad to see he's performing well, though. And yes, that Hoffman curveball. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Shot in the dark, Anthony Alford has quit football to focus solely on baseball, exciting? or non prospect?|
(JJ from Detroit)
|Very exciting. The risk profile is off the charts because of his inexperience and overall crude game, but he's an impact athlete with potential to contribute in all phases. He's a very exciting prospect that I can't wait to see more than the one game I have to date. (Mark Anderson)|