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Blue Jays No. 3 prospect inspired by conversation with Raines
While feeling a greater level of comfort in his third big league camp this spring, a Hall of Fame conversation sparked in Anthony Alford a new, higher level of expectation.
Now, as the Blue Jays' No. 3 prospect begins to come into his own in his first season at Double-A, he pulls no punches as to what he feels he is capable of in the game, and he's ready to put in the work.
"I sat down and talked with Tim Raines for about an hour and a half midway through Spring Training," said Alford. "Being blessed to be able to talk to a Hall of Famer and just pick his brain about the stuff he struggled with and the things that helped him along in his career, it made my level of expectation higher. It gives me something more to strive for."