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Marlins acquire Sanchez in Realmuto swap

No. 27 overall prospect heads to Miami with Stewart, Alfaro
February 7, 2019

One of the offseason's most anticipated blockbusters came to pass Thursday with an All-Star catcher finally finding a new home and several young players moving the other direction.The Marlins have acquired No. 27 overall prospectSixto Sanchez, Minor League pitcher Will Stewart, Major League catcher Jorge Alfaro and international bonus slot

Toolshed: Prospects out of options this spring

Phils' Alfaro among those facing waivers if not added to MLB roster
March 2, 2018

Out of options -- it's a scary-sounding phrase, in baseball and elsewhere, as if there are no alternatives and nowhere else to turn. For players, it's something they'd prefer not to hear, but it can also represent an opportunity.First, let's establish what options are in baseball terms. Players on a

Pigs Fall In Series Opener 5-1

Coca-Cola Park Welcomes 6 Millionth Fan In Loss
July 28, 2017

Jorge Alfaro launched his seventh home run of the season, but the IronPigs (64-42) lost the opener of the three-game set to the Durham Bulls (65-40) Fridayday night, 5-1 at Coca Cola Park before 9,808 fans. As the Pigs welcomed their six millionth fan in Brian Geiger.

Errors And Walks Doom Pigs In Loss

Thompson Tabbed With Loss
July 15, 2017

The IronPigs (56-37) fell to the Rochester Red Wings (51-40) by the score of 4-1 Saturday night at Coca-Cola Park before 10,100 fans. It was the 11th capacity sellout of the season at Coca-Cola Park.

Pigs Late Comeback Falls Short

Eflin Pitches Well Despite Loss
July 14, 2017

A late IronPigs (56-36) comeback came up short, as the Rochester Red Wings (50-40) defeated the Pigs 4-1 Friday night at Coca-Cola Park before 9,749 fans. 

PCL All-Stars Defeat IL, 6-4

Eshelman Surrenders Just One Run In All-Star Start
July 13, 2017

The Pacific Coast League All-Stars defeated the International League All-Stars 6-4 Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash.

Record Five IronPigs Make IL All-Star Team

Hoskins, Cozens, Beato, Alfaro And Eshelman Named All-Stars
June 29, 2017

The 2017 International League All-Star Team was officially announced on Thursday, and the IronPigs had a franchise-record five representatives selected: C Jorge Alfaro , RP Pedro Beato , OF Dylan Cozens , SP Tom Eshelman and 1B Rhys Hoskins. The 30th annual Triple-A All-Star Game to be played on July 12 at Cheney

Alfaro, Hoskins Lead Way In Rout Of Paw Sox

Pigs Win 50th Game Of Season In Just 79th Game
June 28, 2017

Rhys Hoskins hit his 18th homer, tying him for the International League lead, and Jorge Alfaro launched a three-run home run as the IronPigs (50-29) routed the Pawtucket Red Sox (37-39) by the score of 10-2 Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Park before 7,989 fans. 

Alfaro's Homer Not Enough, Pigs Fall 4-2

Thompson Tabbed With Seventh Loss Of Season
June 15, 2017

The IronPigs (43-23) fell 4-2, and dropped the three-game series with the Buffalo Bisons (34-30) Thursday night at Coca-Cola Field.

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 13

Catching prospects Alfaro, Collins put on power show
June 14, 2017

Phillies C Jorge Alfaro, Triple-A Lehigh Valley: 3-for-5, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, R -- At the start of the season, Alfaro was looking like a Triple-A prospect demanding to be called up after hitting .333/.368/.528 in his first 18 games. However, he then hit .213/.242/.270 with a 35.9 percent strikeout rate

Four Homers Rally Pigs To 9-7 Comeback Victory

Alfaro, Stassi And Gomez Homer To Lead Comeback
June 13, 2017

The IronPigs (43-21) fell behind early, but rallied for another five-run comeback win thanks to four home runs in a 9-7 victory over the Buffalo Bisons (32-30) Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Field.

Alfaro does it all to push IronPigs to victory

Phillies No. 3 prospect ropes three hits, erases base-stealer
May 29, 2017

With 11 of Philadelphia's Top 30 prospects on the roster, it's only natural that Triple-A Lehigh Valley became the first team in the Minors to win 35 games.Jorge Alfaro's consistency at and behind the plate ensured's No. 65 overall prospect went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, threw out a base

Pigs Sweep Bats, Win Finale 3-1

Appel Picks Up Third Win
May 29, 2017

The IronPigs (35-15) picked up a 3-1 victory and a four-game series sweep of the Louisville Bats (16-33) in front of 8,011 fans Monday afternoon at Coca-Cola Park.

Alfaro's Infield Single Pushes Pigs To Victory

Catchers 10th Inning Hit Gives Pigs 3-2 Win
May 19, 2017

A Jorge Alfaro infield single scored Héctor Gómez to give the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (27-14) a 3-2 win in 10 innings over the Syracuse Chiefs (13-24) Friday night at NBT Bank Stadium.

Cozens, Alfaro Push Pigs To 11th Straight

Pigs 11th Straight Most By Phillies Triple-A Team Since '89
May 16, 2017

The IronPigs (25-13) erased an early five-run deficit with a six-run fifth inning and scored nine unanswered runs to come from behind and defeat the Rochester Red Wings (17-16)Tuesday night 9-5 at Frontier Field.

Alfaro posts four RBIs on another big night

Phillies No. 3 prospect nets three hits in second straight game
April 26, 2017

If Jorge Alfaro was already off to a hot start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, he officially ignited on Tuesday.The third-ranked Phillies prospect homered, drove in four runs and scored twice on his second straight three-hit night, helping the IronPigs to an 8-5 win over Columbus at Huntington Park.

Alfaro's three hits help lead way for IronPigs

Phillies' No. 3 prospect drives in a run; Quinn adds three knocks
April 11, 2017

In three World Baseball Classic games for his native Colombia, Jorge Alfaro batted .250. In five big league Spring Training games last month, he batted the same. In Triple-A, he's adding it all up.The Phillies' third-ranked prospect notched three hits, including an RBI double, to lift his early-season average to

Team Preview: Catchers

Jorge Alfaro And Logan Moore Tabbed As 'Pigs Backstops
April 1, 2017

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Phillies Prospect Primer: Lots on doorstep

Crawford, Alfaro, Williams, Appel stock Triple-A; Moniak on the move
March 28, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: J.P. Crawford, SSCrawford

Phillies Triple-A Tie Pirates, 2-2

Alfaro Homers In Tie
March 25, 2017

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Reyes headlines prospects playing in WBC

De Leon, O'Neill, Verdugo, Alfaro also participating in tournament
February 8, 2017

Some of baseball's most exciting young talent will be on display at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.Five players ranked among's Top 100 prospects -- Alex Reyes (Cardinals/Dominican Republic, No. 6), José De León (Rays/Puerto Rico, No. 33), Tyler O'Neill (Mariners/Canada, No. 36), Alex Verdugo (Dodgers/Mexico, No. 61), and Jorge Alfaro (Phillies/Colombia, No.

Future 'Pigs Crack's Top 100 List

Hoskins and Kingery Named Top 10 At Position
February 1, 2017

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2017 Prospect Projections: NL East rookies

With Swanson already up, Albies could be close behind for Braves
January 17, 2017

This is the second in a six-part series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting pitchers and 65

Akron duo, Dahl highlight Eastern All-Stars

Top Indians prospects Zimmer, Frazier selected to play for home fans
June 30, 2016

Akron fans have had a chance to see many impressive performances from RubberDucks outfielders Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer through the first half of the season. Now they'll get to see the pair honored for their play at this year's Eastern League All-Star Game on July 13 at Akron's Canal

Reading rips back-to-back-to-back homers

Phillies prospects Alfaro, Cozens, Hoskins all go deep in fifth inning
June 7, 2016

The Double-A Reading Fightin Phils sport one of the best offenses in Minor League Baseball, and their dynamic qualities were on full display Tuesday. Philadelphia's No. 6 prospect Jorge Alfaro, No. 22 Dylan Cozens and No. 19 Rhys Hoskins blasted back-to-back-to-back home runs in a seven-run fifth inning to power