Alfredo Silverio

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Alfredo Junior Silverio

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 215 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Alfredo Silverio tore up AA in 2011 then was injured badly in a car accident in early 2012.

Silverio signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers at age 16. The scout was Angel Santana. He made his pro debut with the 2004 DSL Dodgers2, hitting .240/.273/.307 with 5 steals in 11 tries and one home run in 59 games. With the 2005 DSL Dodgers, he batted .244/.316/.305. He improved to .276/.335/.462 with 6 triples, 6 homers and 48 RBI in 61 games for the '06 DSL Dodgers. He tied for 5th in the Dominican Summer League in triples and was 3rd in RBI, behind Kelvin Diaz and Rene Leveret.

Silverio came stateside in 2007 with the GCL Dodgers and blossomed, producing at a .373/.406/.544 clip with 48 RBI in 51 games. He led the Gulf Coast League in average, hits (72, 3 more than runner-up Elvin Polanco), total bases (105) and RBI (7 ahead of the next player, Pedro Báez). He was also third in slugging, after Michael Burgess and Brandon Laird. He joined Burgess and Ben Revere as the GCL All-Star outfielders.

With the Great Lakes Loons in 2008, he hit .263/.279/.404 and had 12 outfield assists. He only drew 7 walks in 394 plate appearances, while striking out 83 times. He played for the Waikiki Beach Boys in the Hawaii Winter League and hit .241/.283/.313. He returned to the Loons in '09 and improved his batting line to .284/.320/.457 with 34 doubles, 75 runs and 26 walks. He tied Rebel Ridling and Ben Guez for 6th in the Midwest League in doubles. He played two games that winter for the Toros del Este but did not get an at-bat.

In 2010, Silverio began with the Inland Empire 66ers (.292/.324/.486, 27 2B, 17 SB, 7 CS) before a promotion to the Chattanooga Lookouts. He was only 1 for 16 for the Lookouts. With the Toros in the Dominican League, he hit .355/.412/.419 in 15 games as a backup outfielder, leading the team in average.

Back with Chattanooga for 2011, the La Romana native exploded, batting .306/.340/.542 with 42 doubles, 18 triples, 16 homers, 90 runs and 85 RBI. He had 19 outfield assists. The biggest drawbacks were his base-stealing (11-for-23 in steal attempts) and his continued low walk rate (30 BB). On August 18, he not only hit for the cycle in a 12-inning game against the Carolina Mudcats, but he added a second triple. In the 2011 Futures Game, he hit 6th and played right field for the World team. He struck out against Brad Peacock in the 2nd, grounded out versus Matt Moore in the 4th, hit a 2-run homer off Drew Pomeranz in the 6th (scoring Dayan Viciedo) and flew out against Jarred Cosart in the 8th in a 6-4 loss. He led the Southern League in triples (2 ahead of Kevin Mattison), outfield assists, extra-base hits (76) and total bases (289, 17 more than runner-up Scott Van Slyke) and was also among the leaders in hits (2nd to A.J. Pollock), runs (2nd to Pollock), doubles (2nd, 3 behind Van Slyke), slugging (4th, between Neftali Soto and Ernesto Mejia), RBI (tied for 5th with Stephen Vogt) and homers (tied for 10th). He joined Van Slyke, Denis Phipps and Pollock as the SL All-Star outfield. He tied Jeremy Moore for the most triples in the affiliated minors. He also tied Bryan LaHair for third in the minors in extra-base hits, behind only Angelo Songco and Vinnie Catricala. Baseball America listed him as the Dodgers' #4 prospect and as the #12 prospect in the SL (between Chris Archer and Nathan Eovaldi).

With the Toros in 2011-2012, he hit .258/.303/.355. On January 23, he was in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He suffered a concussion and injuries to his back, shoulder, elbow and neck. It was unknown at the time when he would play again.