Blue Jays Prospect of the Week: Anthony Alford
Bluebird Banter | Feb 20
Hello everyone, after a week off due to that annoying thing called school, I'm back again with a quick look at Anthony Alford. Alford is a toolsy outfielder from Mississippi and was drafted in the 3rd round (112th) in the most recent draft (sound like D.J. Davis anyone?). He reportedly agreed to a signing bonus of almost double the slot value of $424,000 to pry him away from playing baseball at the college level. As most of you know, before the draft Alford was telling teams he had the intention of going to Southern Mississippi University on a football scholarship. He also planned to play baseball at the school but quickly changed his mind at the sight of all the money the Blue Jays were throwing at him. Instead, he played rookie ball during the summer and then went to Southern Miss where he laid an absolute egg at the quarterback position. He completed less than half of his 127 attempts throwing for only two touchdowns.