• Full name Anthony Joseph Alford
  • Born 07/20/1994 in Columbia, MS
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mississippi
  • Debut 05/19/2017
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (112th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012 (signed for $750,000).
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    Alford, a two-sport athlete, has committed to Southern Mississippi for both baseball and football. He's teammates in baseball with Garren Berry, son of USM baseball coach Scott Berry. And the Golden Eagles have a new football coach, Ellis Johnson, who has hired Alford's prep football coach onto his staff. In April Alford indicated he plans to go to college and play both sports. That's too bad, because many scouts considered Alford one of the class' elite athletes. Big and fast at 6 feet, 200 pounds, he was the Magnolia State's football player of the year as a quarterback and chose Southern Miss over such football powers as Louisiana State and Nebraska. He threw for more than 2,000 yards and ran for more than 1,700 as a senior, accounting for 44 touchdowns, but he's at least as intriguing on the diamond, where he's a 70 runner on the 20-80 scouting scale with power potential, too. He helped Patal High win back-to-back state 6-A championships before the team lost in the third round this spring, as Alford batted .483 with four homers.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013

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Career Transactions

  • Chattanooga Lookouts activated LF Anthony Alford.
  • LF Anthony Alford assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Louisville Bats.

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