C,DH,LF - SD
Padres catcher Jorge Alfaro continues to produce with the stick. He went 1-for-4 with a three-run blast off Twins starter Joe Ryan in a 10-1 rout Friday.
I have been honking his horn for a few months now, and people still don't seem to catch on. Alfaro should be rostered in every 10 and 12 team league. He is hitting .277 with seven home runs and 33 RBI and essentially did not play the first six weeks of the season. On a per-start basis, Alfaro would be catcher #4 in fantasy baseball this year. He's not going to slow down and needs to be rostered in more leagues. If you are staring Sean Murphy, Travis D'Arnaud or a Gary Sanchez, do yourself a favor.
Jorge Alfaro had a solid evening for the Padres. He finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in a 6-4 extra innings win over Detroit.
Alfaro initially hit a ground-rule double in the 3rd, driving in Luke Voit. Then, he helped bust the game open in the 10th with a two-run single, giving the Padres a comfortable lead they would hold onto. The veteran catcher continues to be a top-12 option yet sees below a 20 percent rostered rate. With how shallow the position is, it's a bit confounding.
Padres catcher Jorge Alfaro had another solid game at the plate for San Diego. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in an 8-5 loss to Colorado.
Amid Austin Nola's deep struggles to start the year, Bob Melvin eventually turned to Alfaro behind the dish. All he has done is hit .275 with six home runs and 26 RBI in just 182 at-bats. He's easily a top-12 catcher in fantasy leagues but is still available in more than half of them.
Padres catcher Jorge Alfaro got the night off Thursday. That did not stop him from making a difference. He hit a pinch-hit walk-off base hit in the bottom of the 10th sending San Diego to a 2-1 win over San Francisco.
It doesn't matter if Alfaro starts or does not start, he's still the most valuable catcher in San Diego. His walk-off hit would normally have been a three-run double if the game wasn't tied with the bases loaded. Instead, he had to settle for an RBI single because of circumstance. Alfaro is a top-10 catcher and needs to be owned in more leagues.
Padres catcher Jorge Alfaro was the best hitter in the lineup again Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI. However, San Diego would blow a 6-0 lead and lose 7-0 to the DBacks.
Alfaro is now hitting .283 with 24 RBI in just 145 at-bats this season. Since he took the job from Austin Nola, he has rewarded manager Bob Melvin. I've been talking him up for weeks and his roster percentage inexplicably is 35% on Yahoo leagues. It should likely be north of 80% considering the scarcity of the position and where he hits in the Padres lineup. His numbers might only get better once Manny Machado returns in the coming days too.