Alfaro Named Eastern League Player of the Week

Catching prospect receives honor after torrid start to 2016 season

Catching prospect Jorge Alfaro was named Eastern League Player of the Week after hitting .500 over the first stretch of the season. (Donald Holohan)

By Alfaro / Reading Fightin Phils | April 18, 2016 12:10 PM

Reading Fightin Phils catcher Jorge Alfaro has been selected as Eastern League Player of the Week for the week of April 7th-17th. 

Alfaro hit .500 (18-for-36) with four doubles, one triple, one home run, 10 RBIs, seven runs scored, one walk and a .750 slugging percentage in eight games for the Fightin Phils. The 22-year old had at least one hit in all eight of the games he played in for the Fightins and had multiple hits in seven of those games, including going 3-for-4 with four RBIs and one run scored in Reading's 14-2 win at Harrisburg on Sunday afternoon. 

Alfaro currently leads the league in batting average (.500) and hits (18). He is also ranked among the league leaders in on-base percentage (.526-2nd), OPS (1.276-2nd), doubles (4-tied 2nd), total bases (27-3rd), triples (1-tied 3rd), RBIs (10-tied 4th), extra-base hits (6-tied 4th), and runs scored (7-tied 7th). 

The Colombian catching prospect entered the season rated by MLB.com as the sixth best prospect in the Philadelphia organization and the third best catching prospect in all of Minor League Baseball, was acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies in a trade from the Texas Rangers on July 30, 2015. He was originally signed by the Rangers as an international free agent on January 19, 2010.

Single game ticket for the Fightin Phils 50th season affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies are available now by visiting Fightins.com, by calling 610-370-BALL, or by stopping by the Fightins Ticket Office located at FirstEnergy Stadium. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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