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Jorge Alcala

Jorge Alcala

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205 | Age: 24
Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 4.0 5 0.50
Career Minors 21 27 3.83 102 62 5 403.2 399 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 3 1-0 0.00 4.0 5 0.50
Career Minors 102 21-27 3.83 403.2 399 1.27

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 DSL Astros Blue DSL ROK 2 0 3.06 12 2 1 32.1 27 14 11 0 19 20 1.42
2016 3 Teams Minors 3 3 2.41 15 10 1 56.0 46 23 15 1 18 70 1.14
2016 GCL Astros GCL ROK 1 1 1.21 6 3 1 22.1 14 3 3 0 6 35 0.90
2016 Tri-City ValleyCats NYP A(Short) 0 1 5.27 3 3 0 13.2 20 15 8 1 4 15 1.76
2016 Greeneville Astros APP ROK 2 1 1.80 6 4 0 20.0 12 5 4 0 8 20 1.00
2017 2 Teams Minors 7 6 3.05 22 18 0 109.1 71 40 37 10 45 95 1.06
2017 Quad Cities River Bandits MID A(Full) 2 0 2.03 6 4 0 31.0 16 7 7 3 12 35 0.90
2017 Buies Creek Astros CAR A(Adv) 5 6 3.45 16 14 0 78.1 55 33 30 7 33 60 1.12
2018 3 Teams Minors 3 11 3.81 24 16 3 99.1 84 48 42 7 49 104 1.34
2018 Buies Creek Astros CAR A(Adv) 1 4 3.03 10 7 2 38.2 25 15 13 2 18 45 1.11
2018 Corpus Christi Hooks TEX AA 2 3 3.54 9 5 1 40.2 36 17 16 1 17 37 1.30
2018 Chattanooga Lookouts SOU AA 0 4 5.85 5 4 0 20.0 23 16 13 4 14 22 1.85
2019 2 Teams Minors 6 7 5.65 29 16 0 106.2 115 68 67 12 38 110 1.43
2019 Pensacola Blue Wahoos SOU AA 5 7 5.87 26 16 0 102.2 114 68 67 12 37 105 1.47
2019 Rochester Red Wings INT AAA 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0.50

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Not every success story from the international market is a high-profile, big bonus signing. Alcala signed with the Astros for just $10,000 in December 2014 and he was already 19 years old when he joined the organization. He climbed steadily through Houston's system and had reached Double-A shortly before he was sent along with Gilberto Celestino to the Twins in the Ryan Pressly deal.

The Twins didn't get the best look at Alcala after the trade, as the right-hander was a little dinged up and fatigued at season's end, so they are excited to see him at full strength. Alcala has watched his velocity climb as he's progressed and is now up in the 95-98 mph range consistently with good life. His secondary stuff has gotten better, and he missed more bats in 2018, though he's still working on their refinement. His slider and curve are both power breaking balls that run into each other at times and his changeup does get too firm.

More than anything, it will be Alcala's command that determines his ultimate role. He will have to find the strike zone on a more regular basis to remain a starter, something the Twins will be evaluating this year, knowing that seeing triple digits from Alcala in shorter relief stints is a distinct possibility.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/19/2019 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
03/25/2019 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to Minnesota Twins.
08/06/2018 Jorge Alcala roster status changed by Chattanooga Lookouts.
07/29/2018 Chattanooga Lookouts placed RHP Jorge Alcala on the 7-day disabled list. Right trapezius strain.
07/28/2018 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts.
07/27/2018 Minnesota Twins traded RHP Ryan Pressly to Houston Astros for CF Gilberto Celestino and RHP Jorge Alcala.
05/29/2018 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
05/17/2017 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Quad Cities River Bandits.
04/04/2017 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
08/22/2016 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Greeneville Astros.
07/23/2016 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to Greeneville Astros from GCL Astros.
06/23/2016 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to GCL Astros.
06/03/2016 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to DSL Astros Orange from DSL Astros Blue.
05/30/2015 RHP Jorge Alcala assigned to DSL Astros Blue.
12/03/2014 Houston Astros signed free agent RHP Jorge Alcala to a minor league contract.