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Jul 01, 2008 - Jul 07, 2008   Florida Bombers  3
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-11 185   S/R

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Oct 25, 2007 - Oct 29, 2007   Deep South PG White  1
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 180   S/R

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Jun 15, 2007 - Jun 17, 2007   Red  7
St. Xavier HS - Cincinnati, OH
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 180   S/R

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Raiko Alfonso is a 2008 MIF with a 5'10'', 180 lb. frame from Key West, FL who attends Key West HS. He has a compact, strong, build, especially in the lower half. Alfonso can play shortstop but he's playing more and more second base and is a natural at that position. He has very nice athletic balance and superb hands and feel for the ball. He gets rid of the ball extremely quickly on double plays. Alfonso is a switch hitter and has developed much more power than we ever projected him to have. He has a very aggressive swing from both sides of the plate, with a bit more bat speed and lift in his swing from the left side. He's a threat to hit for extra bases from both sides, though, and we've even seen him go deep both ways in the same game with wood. His bat just keeps getting better. Alfonso is a yard rat who loves to play and plays hard and confidently.
PG Grade 9.5




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Raiko Alfonso Hitting 2007 National Showcase
Raiko Alfonso 60 2007 National Showcase
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Dec 28, 2006 - Dec 30, 2006   28-Royal  38
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-9 170   S/R

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Raiko Alfonso is a 2008 SS/2B with a 5'9'', 170 lb. frame from Key West FL, who attends Key West. Named to Top Prospect Team. Alfonso has a compact body with a good athletic build. Defensively, Alfonso has quick actions and is a polished defender. He has good arm strength across the diamond with carry on his throws. Alfonso has a quick release and sets up well on his approach to the baseball. At the plate, Alfonso is a switch hitter who can handle the bat from both sides of the plate. From the right hand side, he starts with a medium width base and maintains good balance through his swing. He is smooth through the zone and the ball jumps off his bat. Alfonso has good bat speed with good pop. From the left side, Alfonso starts with a crouched stance and uses a more rotational approach in the box. He has present gap to gap pop from the left side and generates good bat speed. Alfonso centers the ball up well from both sides of the plate and is a high level follow.
PG Grade 9.5




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Raiko Alfonso 60 2006 National Underclass Showcase
Raiko Alfonso Hitting 2006 National Underclass Showcase
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Oct 26, 2006 - Oct 30, 2006   PG White  1
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-9 170   S/R

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Oct 06, 2006 - Oct 09, 2006   Deep South FL  1
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-9 170   S/R

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Jul 03, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006   PG Southeast  3
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-9 170   S/R

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Jun 16, 2006 - Jun 18, 2006   3-Gold  27
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 170   S/R

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Raiko Alfonso is a 2008 switch-hitting hitting middle infielder from Key West HS, residing in Key West, FL. He is 5'10" 170 lbs with an average athletic type build that you would expect on a middle infielder. As an '08 he handled himself quite well in a talent laden showcase and solidly put himself on the radar of college and professional baseball. His swing was pretty similar from both sides. Alfonso hits from an open stance and sets up aggressively at the plate. He showed a very quick bat and an aggressive approach to hitting. Alfonso worked to get inside the ball with his hand path though and sprayed the ball around the diamond well. He is line drive type hitter with good bat control. Up the middle of the diamond he was quite good on defense. Alfonso was very quick on the turn at 2nd base and showed strong average arm strength to go with the easy flip throws he made. His hands and feel for defense are quite good. One drawback he will have to overcome will be his running ability. He was 4.78 home/1st from the left side though he was seemingly much better than that. We did not have a 60 time to judge his raw speed. In any case, Alfonso is a very quality middle infielder and can hit a bit. He should be on the follow list of most major D1 programs and next summer will tell if he is a professional prospect.
PG Grade 9.0




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Raiko Alfonso Hitting 2006 National Showcase
Raiko Alfonso IF 2006 National Showcase
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Jun 10, 2006 - Jun 11, 2006   Purple  8
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 170   S/R

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Raiko Alfonso is a 2008 SS with a 5'10'', 170 lb. frame from Key West FL, who attends Key West HS. He's a PG/WWBA veteran who we've seen countless times. Alfonso really swung the bat well at this event, perhaps better than we've ever seen him swing it. He had more hip rotation right handed and was really attacking the ball and driving it hard. He has a power hitter's approach from the right side and the bat speed and strength to pull it off. Alfonso's left handed approach is shorter and quicker to the ball but he still shows very good bat speed. Alfonso fielded the ball well as usual, especially when he played aggressively and charged the ball and didn't lay back and depend on his arm strength. Alfonso loves to play and plays hard every time we see him on thefield.
PG Grade 9.5




Dec 28, 2005 - Dec 30, 2005   7-Maroon  4
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 170   S/R

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Raiko Alfonso is a 2008 SS from Key West HS in Key West, FL, with a 5'10'', 170 lb. frame and solid lower body strength. Alfonso showed his accustomary excellent balance and actions in the infield during the showcase. His strong lower half gives him a solid base to work off of and he can make plays on the move with ease. Alfonso ran a 7.39 in the 60, which is steadily inching his speed forward. He threw 81 mph during infield drills. We tend to forget Alfonso is a sophomore because we see him play too much but 81 mph is very good arm strength for a sophomore, especially one who makes most of his throws on the move. Alfonso is a switch hitter with bat speed from both sides. He showed better bat speed and balance from the right side at this event. He looks to pull the ball right handed and showed some loft power that we hadn't seen that much of previously. Alfonso has a big coiling action left handed that he doesn't have right handed and this tends to make him a little longer to the ball and a little slower getting the bat started. Alfonso continues to be an excellent follow.
PG Grade 9.0




Nov 17, 2005 - Nov 21, 2005   PG USA White  1
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 170   S/R

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Oct 01, 2005 - Oct 02, 2005   Royal  4
City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 170   S/R

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Raiko Alfonso is a 5'10" 170 pound 2008 shortstop from Key West, Florida who we have seen many times over the last few years. He has a medium frame with a strong core and lower half. Raiko is one of the finest defensive infielders we have seen. He has some of the smoothest and surest hands around and he is only a freshman. He glides to the ball like a seasoned professional and has a lightning quick transfer. He also has a very strong arm as well which he showed by throwing 81 mph across the infield. At the plate, Alfonso is a switch hitter who makes consistent contact and sprays line drives to all fields. He has good bat speed and is starting to develop some power as well. Raiko is a must follow for all college and professional scouts. He is going to continue to improve every year and should end up being a very good hitter to compliment his fielding skills.
PG Grade 9.0




Jul 05, 2005 - Jul 10, 2005   PG Southeast  3
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 170   S/R

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Jun 13, 2005 - Jun 14, 2005   2-Navy (Academic)  19
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 160   S/R

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Alfonso is a 5-10 sophomore shortstop from Key West, Florida with a strong lower half. He ran the 60 in 7.53 and threw 74 mph during infield workouts. Alfonso has excellent defensive actions and some of the smoothest hands you'll see anywhere. He is balanced at all times and can get rid of the ball quickly and accurately. Alfonso is a switch hitter with good ability from both sides of the plate. He's a line drive hitter who has good strength for his age and can develop some bat speed with wood. The biggest challenge for Alfonso as he gets older is going to be working on his overall quickness as the game speeds up. He's a high energy player who loves to play the game.
PG Grade 9.0




Jun 11, 2005 - Jun 12, 2005   1-Purple  3
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 160   S/R

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Alfonso is a 5-10 switch hitting sophomore shortstop from Key West who we've seen frequently over the past two years. Despite the wet, soft track at the showcase, Alfonso ran a 7.23 60, which is easily the best we've seen him run and a good sign that he's been working hard on his speed and quickness, which has previously been a concern. Alfonso's big pluses, namely his defensive ability and switch-hitting talent, remain at a high level. It's always a pleasure to see Alfonso play defense because he's so balanced and smooth through the ball. He's also doing a nice job staying back on pitches and using his strength and naturally quick hands to get the bat head to the ball instead of jumping at pitches. Alfonso is showing good improvement and that's what you want to see from a young player with high level tools.
PG Grade 9.0




Dec 28, 2004 - Dec 30, 2004   23-Maroon  29
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 160   S/R

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Alfonso is a 5-10 freshman shortstop from Key West (FL) who we first saw at this event last year as an 8th grader. He’s grown since then, especially adding strength in his lower half, and may have even lifted a weight or two. Alfonso is especially precocious defensively. He has outstanding hands that eliminate any thought of a bad bounce and advanced body control and balance from his strong lower half. He gets rid of the ball quickly and has an accurate arm with developing arm strength. Offensively, Alfonso is a switch-hitter with different approaches from each side of the plate. Right handed he hits very open with a quick aggressive swing that gets him out on his front side quickly and takes advantage of his hand strength. Left handed, Alfonso hits more closed and has good coil to trigger his swing, better balance and some lift and extension through the ball. Both approaches work for him and he should continue to improve. The one area that we do worry about is Alfonso’s overall speed and quickness. His actions and balance mask this at times but he will have to continue working on it to reach his potential.
PG Grade 9.0




Oct 22, 2004 - Oct 25, 2004   PG USA Red  5
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 170   S/R

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Oct 01, 2004 - Oct 04, 2004   PG USA Black  1
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-10 170   S/R

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Jan 02, 2004 - Jan 04, 2004   8-Columbia Blue  5
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Raiko Alfonso
MIF 5-7 150   S/R

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Raiko Alfonso -- The Key West area is exploding with baseball talent and you know things are going to continue when 13 year old 8th graders such as Alfonso are in the pipeline. Alfonso looks like an 8th grader at 5-7, 150 lbs but all his actions and skills are of a player far older. In fact, part of the reason that Alfonso can excel playing against kids 3-4 years older is that he plays with such great confidence and composure. Of course, the rest of the reason is that the kid can flat play. Defensively, Alfonso has superior actions and balance at shortstop. His arm is quick and loose and could become a plus tool for him down the road. At the plate, Alfonso is a switch hitter with good ability and present bat speed from both sides of the plate. His cut from the right side is more aggressive and a bit longer, from the left side he’s a bit more balanced with a more level path. He’s going to hit with some power. It will be plenty of fun watching this youngster grow up and play baseball. One of the top "08" prospects in America.
PG Grade 9.5