Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jorge Alfaro and Jairo Beras MiLB Writeup

Nice writeup over at about the upside of Rangers prospects, Jairo Beras and Jorge Alfaro. (Click here for story).  I rate Alfaro a STRONG BUY and Beras a BUY.

Jorge Alfaro, Catcher


Jorge Alfaro Ebay Listings
  • 20 Years Old
  • Athleticism, raw power and arm
  • Deceptively efficient on the basepaths
  • "When you look at players like Yadier Molina and Buster Posey, guys on World Series teams, the catcher is a premium position. When you look at championship-caliber catchers, they really help their team offensively and defensively; they're good two-way players. I don't want to put a limit on what [Alfaro's] ceiling is, because right now our only focus is on him being the best he can be." -- Rangers director of player development Mike Daly

Jairo Beras, Outfield

Jairo Beras Ebay Listings
  • Raw power, plus bat tool
  • Best arm in organization
  • Enough speed to handle center field
  • "Jairo has a unique tool set. He profiles as a Major League right fielder -- he's 6-foot-6, he can throw and he runs well for a big man. He has the ability to hit and he has some power in his bat. We've worked with him in center and left field, but his final position could be decided by opportunity because we have other corner outfield bats in the organization with Nomar Mazara and Lewis Brinson and Nick Williams." -- Rangers director of player development Mike Daly


  1. I love Jairo Beras as a prospect and he is a great bargain right now. Would you say that Jorge is a strong exception to your philosophy regarding catchers? Thanks Again

    1. Yep, Alfaro is an exception to my no catchers rule and probably the only catcher I'd invest in besides D'Arnaud and Plawecki (I'm a biased Met fan though).