Miami Marlins: Jorge Alfaro Needs to Continue Current Production
Jorge Alfaro is batting well as of late, but the Miami Marlins need him to continue his recent success. With very little offensive help at the catcher position, Alfaro must continue to be consistent to elevate the Marlins to win some games.
Jorge Alfaro has slashed .303/.370/.439 since his return in late May, after missing more than 30 games. The Miami Marlins practically had no production from their replacement catchers once Alfaro went down as Chad Wallach and Sandy Leon have batted .208 and .183 respectfully, and have combined to play 57 games this year with 2 HR’s.
The Marlins won their last series against the Chicago Cubs, taking two games at Wrigley Field. Both games were two of the higher run producing offensive performances the Marlins have had all season, a tremendous sign for a team that was slipping down the division standings.
Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro has been outstanding in recent games.
Alfaro was playing the best ball of the season during the Marlins games at Wrigley. Hopefully, for all Marlins fans, we continue to see this sort of production continue for the 28-year old catcher. In three games at Chicago where the Marlins went 2-1, Alfaro had an OPS of 1.045 with 5 hits, while also flashing some strong defense behind the plate.
Yet another example of how good Alfaro has been so far this season, he ranks fourth among catchers in all of baseball in batting average with a minimum of 100 at-bats. Plain and simple, we need to continue to see Alfaro out there producing at this level going forward. The Marlins cannot risk falling further behind if they aspire to make it to the postseason, and Alfaro performing at this level will be massive for Miami going forward.
It’s understandable that we cannot see Alfaro catching every day, but the lack of depth is hurting the Marlins. It is hard to imagine a world where the Marlins find a way to creep into the playoff race without Alfaro’s stellar play continuing.