Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Alfaro

C - MIA
Age: 26Bats: RThrows: R

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Despite still possessing abhorrent contact rates, the 25-year-old continues to maintain a decent average (.258) and pop (11 HRs) behind the plate. As witnessed early in the second half, this approach leaves him vulnerable to prolonged slumps. Yet he pummels the balls he reaches enough to make a serviceable op-15 catcher to ride during his hot streaks.

Alfaro was not technically a top 12 catcher in the first half, but he was right on the cusp and his underlying numbers suggest he will climb well into the top 10 over the rest of the season. Don't hesitate to add him and start him if you need a catcher.

Alfaro is having a very solid season at the plate in Miami, matching last season's power output in 40 fewer games -- despite playing his home games in a much more pitcher-friendly park. He's striking out too often to keep up a .270+ batting average, but he's proven to be a high-BABIP guy, so he won't single-handedly sink your batting average, either.