Jorge Bonifacio

Position: RF
Born: 06/04/93
Height: 6'12"
Weight: 195
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) May 28, 2010 (KCR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2016 Season Stats: Hit .277 with 19 home runs and 86 RBIs in 134 games at Omaha (Triple-A) with 137 hits and a .461 SLG and leading the Royals organization in runs scored with 82. In 13 games at Omaha to start 2017, he was hitting .314 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 13 games.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Omaha April 21 along with LHP Matt Strahm when INF Raul Mondesi Jr. and OF Paulo Orlando were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 04/21/17

Debut Details
April 21, in a 6-2 loss to the Rangers. The starting right fielder, he batted eighth and went 0-for-3. In the second inning with one out he lined out to center field. In the fifth inning with one out he lined back to the mound. In the seventh inning with two outs he flew out to center field.

Player Notes
The younger brother of Braves infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, the younger Bonifacio has more power potential than big brother with his 19 in 2016 in his Triple-A debut a career best. In 2015, he'd batted .240 at Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) but had added 17 homers and 30 doubles, and was named the "Top Star" (equivalent to game MVP) at that summer's Texas League All-Star Game. With a career .268 average and .420 SLG, he's appeared in the 2016 Futures Game and not only earned's Organization All-Star honors for 2016, he's also been named a mid-season All-Star four times, in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Coming into the 2017 as Baseball America's No. 9 Royals prospect, they noted that he'd started to find a happy middle ground between his prodigious power and hitting for average.