Anthony Alford- New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Anthony Alford is arguably the Blue Jays most toolsy prospect possessing the qualities to be an explosive five-tool player. Alford appears to have taken his game to the next level this season solidifying himself as a legitimate prospect.
The outfielder leapfrogged to the 34th spot in Baseball America’s updated Top 100 rankings improving from his 59th spot rank from the beginning of the season. Alford is currently batting .318 with 34 hits and 2 home runs in 29 games this season.
The 22-year old has also picked his spots better on the base paths stealing 9 bags in 10 attempts for the Fisher Cats. The Blue Jays patience with Alford while he pursued a collegiate football career looks like it will pay off as he rounds into a complete player after finally getting the necessary reps in a baseball uniform.
Alford struggled last season with injuries and ended the campaign with a .236/.344/.378 slash line in only 92 games with the Dunedin Blue Jays. Look for Alford to end the season in Buffalo if he keeps making short work of Double-A pitching.