Blue Jays Farm Report: Anthony Alford, Patrick Murphy and more

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A look at some of the news and notes surrounding a few of the Toronto Blue Jays prospects on the farm for May 25th, 2019.

Alford Beginning To Warm Up

Anthony Alford is finally beginning to put it all together after struggling on offence for much of the season to date. Over his last ten games, Alford is batting .325 with 13 hits in 40 at-bats and has finally boosted his average over the Mendoza Line.

With Billy McKinney and Teoscar Hernandez recently denoted, the uber-talented Alford has failed to capitalize on the misfortunes of the outfield duo. On the season, Alford is hitting an uninspiring .209/.293/.358 with 28 hits including four homers and seven stolen bases in 134 at-bats with the herd.

Hernandez Attempting Rebuild Stock

Teoscar Hernandez is hitting .267 with two homers over seven games following his demotion. The outfielder can hopefully rejuvenate his power stroke in Buffalo and return north of the border. In the interim, Lourdes Gurriel Jr.will be afforded a look in the outfield with the big club.

Murphy May Be In Line For Promotion

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Patrick Murphy may be called upon sooner than later with the current big league rotation in constant flux due to an assortment of ailments to various hurlers. The 23-year old sports a tidy 3.14 earned run average while fanning 56 in 51.2 innings with the Fisher Cats this season.

Murphy has allowed one run or less in four of his last five starts and has only surrendered more than three runs in one of his nine outings this season. Murphy may have surpassed the likes of Sean Reid-Foley on the depth chart.

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Smith Struggling To Make Consistent Contact

Shortstop prospect Kevin Smith is struggling to make consistent contact in Double-A fanning 48 times already this season. Smith is batting just .170 with 26 hits and four homers in 153 at-bats with the Fisher Cats. Last season Smith hit .302 with 158 hits and 25 home runs between Lansing and Dunedin.