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Pedro Alvarez

29-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Free Agent

2016 Stats

AVG

.249

HR

22

RBI

49

R

43

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Following a disappointing 2014, Alvarez found his power stroke last year, clubbing 27 homers with 77 RBI and a .787 OPS in only 491 plate appearances. In the field, the move from third base (-13.8 UZR...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 2/6/1987   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: Vanderbilt   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Pedro Alvarez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $5.75 million deal with the Orioles in March of 2016 that includes $1.5 million in playing incentives.

October 2, 2016  –  Pedro Alvarez News

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Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, MLB.com reports.

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Pedro Alvarez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 22 A LYN 66 284 243 38 60 29 14 1 14 55 1 1 37 70 0 4 0 .247 .342 .486 .828
2009 22 AA ALT 60 258 222 42 73 31 18 0 13 40 1 0 34 60 0 2 0 .329 .415 .586 1.001
2010 23 AAA IND 66 278 242 42 67 32 15 4 13 53 4 4 32 68 0 2 2 .277 .363 .533 .896
2010 23 MAJ PIT 95 386 347 42 89 38 21 1 16 64 0 0 37 119 0 2 0 .256 .326 .461 .788
2011 24 R GUL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 24 A+ BRA 6 21 16 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 5 0 0 2 .188 .381 .375 .756
2011 24 AAA IND 35 148 125 16 32 11 5 1 5 19 0 1 22 42 0 1 0 .256 .365 .432 .797
2011 24 MAJ PIT 74 262 235 18 45 14 9 1 4 19 1 0 24 80 1 0 2 .191 .272 .289 .561
2012 25 MAJ PIT 149 586 525 64 128 56 25 1 30 85 1 0 57 180 0 3 1 .244 .317 .467 .784
2013 26 MAJ PIT 152 614 558 70 130 60 22 2 36 100 2 0 48 186 0 4 4 .233 .296 .473 .769
2014 27 MAJ PIT 122 445 398 46 92 32 13 1 18 56 8 3 45 113 0 0 2 .231 .312 .405 .717
2015 28 MAJ PIT 150 491 437 60 106 45 18 0 27 77 2 0 48 131 0 4 2 .243 .318 .469 .787
2016 29 MAJ BAL 109 376 337 43 84 42 20 0 22 49 1 0 37 97 0 2 0 .249 .322 .504 .826
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3-Year Averages     127 436 390 49 94 39 17 0 22 60 3 1 43 113 0 2 1 .241 .317 .454 .770
Career  (View All)     851 3,160 2,837 343 674 287 128 6 153 450 15 3 296 906 1 15 11 .238 .311 .449 .759

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Pedro Alvarez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 12 85
2015 124 5
2014 5 99 3
2013 150 1
2012 145 1
2011 66
2010 94

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Pedro Alvarez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016386160.237.368.654
2015628390.258.419.712
20148072120.175.263.504

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162993721431.251.522.848
20153755224682.240.477.799
20143183916448.245.440.770

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161942714310.232.490.792
20152093514431.225.455.766
2014199248263.236.402.717

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016143168181.273.524.872
20152282513341.259.482.806
20141992210305.226.407.716
Pedro Alvarez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 22 A LYN 284 243 13% 24.6% 0.53 71% .289 .239
2009 22 AA ALT 258 222 13.2% 23.3% 0.57 73% .403 .257
2010 23 AAA IND 278 242 11.5% 24.5% 0.47 72% .335 .256
2010 23 MAJ PIT 386 347 9.6% 30.8% 0.31 66% .344 .205
2011 24 R GUL 1 1 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2011 24 A+ BRA 21 16 14.3% 23.8% 0.60 69% .200 .187
2011 24 AAA IND 148 125 14.9% 28.4% 0.52 66% .346 .176
2011 24 MAJ PIT 262 235 9.2% 30.5% 0.30 66% .272 .098
2012 25 MAJ PIT 586 525 9.7% 30.7% 0.32 66% .311 .223
2013 26 MAJ PIT 614 558 7.8% 30.3% 0.26 67% .280 .240
2014 27 MAJ PIT 445 398 10.1% 25.4% 0.40 72% .277 .174
2015 28 MAJ PIT 491 437 9.8% 26.7% 0.37 70% .283 .226
2016 29 MAJ BAL 376 337 9.8% 25.8% 0.38 71% .284 .255
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3-Year Averages     436 390 9.9% 25.9% 0.38 71% .282 .213
Career     3,160 2,837 9.4% 28.7% 0.33 68% .293 .211

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2016 Stat Review for Pedro Alvarez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.249 AVG
WEAK
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.284 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.504 SLG
ELITE
.255 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
9.8% BB Rate
GOOD
25.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.826 OPS
GOOD
.322 OBP
WEAK

Pedro Alvarez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Alvarez went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning victory over Arizona.

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Alvarez is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

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Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and walk in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rays.

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Alvarez is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Alvarez is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

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Alvarez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, according to Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun.

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Alvarez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

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Alvarez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.

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Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs in Friday's 8-0 victory over the Yankees.

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Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Alvarez is out of the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

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Alvarez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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2016

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2015

The big slugger with big power was a big bust in 2014. After tying for the NL home run lead with 36 in 2013, Alvarez attempted to hit the ball to all fields while improving upon his plate discipline with horrific results. Although his 0.40 BB/K rate represented a career best, he hit half as many homers (18) and saw his OPS drop from .770 to .719 (in 445 PA). Defensively, his 24 throwing errors in 95 starts at third base pushed him to the bench for several weeks before the Pirates moved him to first base. His best bet in 2015 is to serve as part of a first base platoon, as general manager Neal Huntington already confirmed Josh Harrison will start at third base. If Alvarez can return to form as a dead-pull hitter -- four of 36 homers went to right-or-center fields in 2013 as opposed to seven of 18 in 2014 -- he could provide value in an offensive landscape bereft of power hitters.

2014

With 36 homers, Alvarez became the first Pirate to lead the NL in home runs since Willie Stargell smacked 44 in 1973. Alvarez tied Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for that honor and also drove in 100 runs for the first time. The third baseman offers fantasy owners a predictable skillset: big-time pop, huge strikeout totals (186 in 2013, most in the NL), low batting average (.233 in 558 at-bats) and dependable health (149 and 152 games played the last two seasons). The surprisingly nimble Alvarez enters his age-27 season in 2014, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him flirt with .250 with some more lucky bounces. He's one of the streakiest players in the league, but at the end of the day he boasts reliable power numbers at a shallow position.

2013

Alvarez put up pretty good numbers in his first season as a major league regular. He hit .244/.317/.467 with 30 homers and 85 RBI at a third base position lacking fantasy depth. The left-handed hitter's splits against southpaws and righties (.207/.257) proved predictable as was his predication for striking out (57:180 BB:K ratio). Whether Alvarez's day/night OPS was a fluke remains to be seen, but it's worth noting he compiled a 1.007 OPS during the day and a .670 OPS at night. Numbers like these might drive fantasy owners crazy, but it's important to note that he's far from a finished protect. Only Chase Headley (31) hit more homers among NL third basemen than Alvarez last season. He epitomizes the relationship between high-risk, high-reward players.

2012

In a year of pleasant surprises, Alvarez proved to be a huge disappointment for the Bucs. The 2008 first-round draft pick compiled a slash line of .191/.272/.289 with four homers and 19 RBI in 235 at-bats. Dogged by reports of offseason weight gain, the third baseman injured a quad in April and battled to stay healthy. The Pirates demoted him to Triple-A after a trip to the disabled list, where his .797 OPS was nearly 100 points lower than his previous season (.896). He platooned at third base with Josh Harrison in September, finishing his disappointing sophomore campaign with a 24:80 BB:K ratio. General manager Neal Huntington has promised Alvarez competition for the starting job in 2012 and the team's acquisition of Casey McGehee supports that, but the low-budget Bucs have invested more than $6 million in the enigmatic power hitter and he'll get plenty of chances to show that 2011 was the outlier season and not the norm.

2011

It wasn't surprising when Alvarez won the NL Rookie of the Month award in September because he gets better with experience wherever he plays. That bodes well for Alvarez in 2011, though he and several other Pittsburgh youngsters will need to be ready when big league pitchers adjust their approach. The husky third baseman hit 16 homers and drove in 64 runs in 95 big league games, totaling 29 dingers and 117 RBI between Triple-A and the Bucs. At times, he appeared overwhelmed in the big leagues, as evidenced by a 66 percent contact rate and 37:119 BB:K ratio at the plate along with a .938 fielding percentage and -6.2 UZR rating at third base. Fantasy owners who are looking for power, however, have come to the right place. Alvarez, combined with the short right-field porch at PNC Park, figures to put up the best power numbers Pittsburgh has seen in a long time. It's a coincidence Barry Bonds and Alvarez both hit 16 home runs as rookies, but the Bucs might have their most potent offensive weapon of the last 20 years at the hot corner.

2010

Arguably Pittsburgh's best hitting prospect since Barry Bonds, Alvarez has a good chance of making his major league debut in 2010. The first-round draft pick exceeded expectations in his first professional season last summer, smacking 27 homers and driving in 95 runs while compiling a .913 OPS in 465 at-bats split between High-A and Double-A. The Pirates will most likely wait until at least June to bring him up, especially since the plan worked well with Andrew McCutchen. It almost seems inevitable that he winds up at first base in the long run, but he'll stay at third for as long as his conditioning holds up, according to general manager Neal Huntington. Alvarez's offense actually improved as his competition improved. At High-A, he hit .247/.342/.486 with a 37:70 BB:K ratio. He then put together a .333/.419/.590 mark and 34:59 BB:K ratio for Double-A Altoona. Right now, Alvarez seems like a can't miss prospect whom not even the Pirates can mess up.

2009

With off-field distractions behind him that only agent Scott Boras can wreak (his contract was re-negotiated after a technicality), Alvarez will embark on what the Pirates hope is a quick ascent through their minor-league system in 2009 after a broken hamate bone in his right hand last spring sapped his power numbers a bit last season. The third baseman, who hit 40 home runs with a .340 average his first two seasons with Vanderbilt, hit .317 with nine homers in 2008. Still, the 2008 first-round draft pick has the potential to become Pittsburgh's first 40-home run hitter since Willie Stargell in 1973. While it remains to be seen whether Alvarez can reach those lofty expectations, there's no denying that he has the most power potential at the hot corner for Pittsburgh since Aramis Ramirez.