OMAR ALFONZO, CATCHER
Born: August 3, 2003
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 180
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Alfonzo’s father, Eliezer, was a catcher in the majors for parts of six season.  He was one of the Pirates’ more prominent signings in the 2019-20 international signing period, although his bonus is not known.  He’s an offensive-minded catcher who has the potential to hit for power eventually.

2020
DNP

2021
DSL:  232/429/333, 99 AB, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 32 BB, 30 K

Alfonzo caught in 37 games in the DSL.  He had some troubles with passed balls, committing 14, but he threw out 33% of opposing base stealers.  At the plate he held his own, with more walks than Ks.  He got very hot the last month, though, batting 321/568/536 in August.

2022
R:  144/276/202, 104 AB, 3 2B, 1 HR, 17 BB, 28 K

In the FCL, Alfonzo was the most frequent catcher.  He had a disappointing season, struggling badly at the plate.  On defense, his receiving needs to improve.  He threw out 28% of base stealers.

Alfonzo didn’t turn 19 until late in the 2022 season.  He might or might not get a shot at full season ball in 2023.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2026
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
August 5, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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