Jorge Alfaro is expected to join La Guaira of the Venezuelan League in a few weeks, CSN Philadelphia reports.
Alfaro made a late season appearance for the Gulf Coast League Philadelphia Phillies after missing significant time with an ankle injury, but was then shut down with a hamstring strain after playing in three games. Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said Alfaro is fully healthy now and has been working out in Clearwater, Fla. He will likely open next season back at Double-A given the lost at-bats this past year.
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Thompson is considered a top-50 prospect by Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. MLB.com ranks him as a top-100 prospect. Williams and Alfaro are also among Baseball Prospectus' top-50 and MLB.com's top-100 lists.
Alfaro is the No. 2 prospect in the organization. He was hitting .253 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 49 games at Double-A.
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Alfaro is considered a top-100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 45) and Baseball America (No. 67). He is batting .328 with one home run, six doubles and six RBI in 16 games at Double-A this season. He has a career .264/.328/.433/.761 slash line.
Mazara is also a top-100 prospect for MLB.com (No. 54) and Baseball America (No. 87). He is batting .323 with one double and seven RBI in 17 games at Double-A. He has a .259/.347/.430/.777 slash line in his career.
Gallo, who was the team's first-round draft pick in 2012, hit .250 in 15 games this spring with two home runs and six RBI. Alfaro hit .313 with four RBI in 16 plate appearances while Mazara hit .286 in seven at-bats.
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