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Birth Date7-20-1994
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age20 years, 11 months, 17 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 BLJ Rk 5 20 .253 .214 .274 .317 .218 .154 93 -0.2 0.6 0.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2013 BLJ Rk 6 30 .295 .232 .337 .339 .261 .312 97 1.2 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.5 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2014 LNS A 5 25 .287 .229 .297 .330 .242 .438 93 0.7 0.7 0 -0.3 0.8 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2014 BLU Rk 9 35 .235 .247 .321 .340 .247 .333 105 -1 1.3 -0.1 -1.6 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.1
2015 LNS A 50 232 .285 .255 .320 .356 .255 .419 112 5.7 6.2 0.4 -0.7 6.1 16.9 1.7 16.9 1.7
2015 DUN A+ 10 49 .311 .261 .323 .374 .259 .378 122 2.5 1.3 0.1 1.0 1.5 5.0 0.6 5.0 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 BLJ Rk 20 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 4 4 0 .167 .250 .333 .167 .253 -0.2 0.5 0.0
2013 BLJ Rk 30 4 5 2 1 0 2 6 6 2 0 .227 .414 .409 .182 .295 2.6 0.2 0.3
2014 LNS A 25 3 8 1 0 1 3 0 8 4 0 .320 .320 .480 .160 .287 2.3 -0.3 0.2
2014 BLU Rk 35 5 6 0 0 1 2 5 13 1 0 .207 .343 .310 .103 .235 0.3 -1.6 -0.1
2015 DUN A+ 49 9 15 3 3 1 6 3 8 0 2 .326 .367 .587 .261 .311 5.0 1.0 0.6
2015 LNS A 232 49 55 14 1 1 16 39 60 12 1 .293 .418 .394 .101 .285 16.9 -0.7 1.7

Plate Discipline

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Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 16, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: Midwest League HittersGreg Wellemeyer2015-06-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Table-Setting ThievesJ.J. Jansons2015-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 21, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-22
Every Team's Moneyball: Toronto Blue Jays: I Gotta Sell High, All The TimeChris Mosch2015-03-30
Spring Training Notebook: Grapefruit League: March 26, 2015Chris King2015-03-26
Spring Training Notebook: Grapefruit League: March 26, 2015Jeff Moore2015-03-26
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-12-05
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2014-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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? Thanks
(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? Thanks
(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). Thanks! (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)


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