Jorge Alfaro was not the main piece in the JT Realmuto trade, but definitively the one that will make an impact right away.
The catcher from Sincelejo has the responsibility of replacing JT Realmuto, the best Marlins player during the last couple of years.
Blocking is one of the things he wants and needs to work on, as Brian Schneider, Catchers Coach, told Leandro Soto a couple of days ago.
Alfaro missed a block with two outs and a man at third during the first game of the series against the New York Mets that led to a run that erased the 2-1 lead the team had at that point.
One of those details that go unnoticed, especially after Pete Alonso crushed a ball to center field in the 4-run ninth inning against Drew Steckenrider.
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The Marlins lost that game 7 to 3, and probably very few Marlins followers will remember that second run that tied the game after a wild pitch.
It’s not an error, but it should’ve been blocked.
The Marlins have a very young and talented rotation and will need a wall that they can trust when they need to execute a pitch to the dirt.
Will Jorge Alfaro be that wall for the next years?