The Miami Marlins are projected by Fangraphs to make the playoffs this season. The Fish also recently made history. Things are again looking up, so it makes sense to improve the team's depth. Which is exactly what took place today. There was a need for depth behind Nick Fortes and Jacob Stallings. As a result, Jorge Alfaro has been brought in on a Minor League deal.
The Miami Marlins signed Jorge Alfaro for Minor League depth.
Depth is very important for a team and Jorge Alfaro an definitely help The Fish in that department. Alfaro is a 30 year old right handed hitter, who debuted in 2016 with the Philadelphia Phillies. The former top prospect batted .125/.176/.125 in 6 games and 16 AB. He didn't get much more playing time in 2017 either, batting .318/.360/.514, with 5 home runs and 14 RBI in 29 games and 107 AB.
There was a lot of promise for Alfaro going into the 2018 season, and he batted .262/.324/.407, with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 108 games and 344 AB. Do you remember what happened after that season? Well, this trade happened. Jorge Alfaro ended up on the Miami Marlins, and made his team debut during the 2019 season. He proceeded to bat .262/.312/.425, with 18 home runs and 57 RBI in 130 games and 431 AB. This was actually a solid debut, and he was worth 1.0 WAR. This ended up being his peak.
The shortened 2020 season wasn't as good for Jorge Alfaro. He batted .225/.280/.344, with 3 home runs and 16 RBI in 31 games and 93 AB. He was worth just -0.4 WAR for that performance. In 2021, he batted .244/.283/.342, with 4 home runs and 30 RBI in 92 games and 295 AB. This was it for him on the Miami Marlins. He was moved to the San Diego Padres after the season. Alfaro batted .246/.285/.383, with 7 home runs and 40 RBI in 82 games and 256 AB and was worth 0.8 WAR.
Jorge Alfaro split 2023 between the Colorado Rockies and the Boston Red Sox. He batted .146/.212/.292, with a home run and 4 RBI in 18 games and 48 AB so far. He's been worth -0.5 WAR this season. Hopefully he will do better with the Miami Marlins, if he gets called up.