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Pedro Alvarez

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

AVG

.186

HR

6

RBI

13

R

11

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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, $4.25 million contract with the Pirates in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 17, 2014  –  Pedro Alvarez News

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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 16 70 59 11 11 7 1 0 6 13 2 1 11 16 0 0 0 .186 .314 .508 .822
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Pedro Alvarez
3-Year Averages MAJ   125 486 439 50 101 42 18 1 23 68 1 0 43 148 0 2 2 .230 .300 .433 .733
Career  (View All) MAJ   486 1918 1724 205 403 175 78 5 92 281 6 1 177 581 1 9 7 .234 .306 .445 .751

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Pedro Alvarez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 Mil 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .186 .314 .508 .822
Apr. 16 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .161 .277 .446 .723
Apr. 15 @Cin 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .170 .290 .472 .762
Apr. 14 @Cin 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .276 .480 .756
Apr. 13 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .302 .533 .835
Apr. 12 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .327 .585 .912
Apr. 11 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .311 .615 .926
Apr. 10 @ChC 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .341 .686 1.027
Apr. 9 @ChC 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .361 .667 1.028
Apr. 8 @ChC 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .344 .462 .806
Apr. 6 StL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .296 .409 .705
Apr. 5 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .292 .450 .742
Apr. 4 StL 4 3 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .158 .200 .474 .674
Apr. 3 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .134
Apr. 2 ChC 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091 .182
Mar. 31 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 24 3 3 0 0 1 3 5 10 1 1 0 0 2 .125 .276 .250 .526
Last 14 Days 48 11 10 1 0 6 13 11 12 2 1 0 0 2 .208 .356 .604 .960
Last 30 Days 59 11 11 1 0 6 13 11 16 2 1 0 0 3 .186 .314 .508 .822

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Pedro Alvarez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16
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
201313393241.180.286.537
2012140116231.207.379.648
2011381130.158.289.545

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134256133761.249.532.842
20123855324620.257.499.833
2011197173161.198.289.565

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132663016502.199.414.695
20122553212360.259.471.792
2011935010.183.237.477

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132924020500.264.527.838
20122703218491.230.463.776
2011142134181.197.324.616
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 70 59 15.7% 22.9% 0.69 73% .135 .322
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3-Year Averages MAJ   486 439 8.8% 30.5% 0.29 66% .291 .203
Career MAJ   1918 1724 9.2% 30.3% 0.30 66% .296 .211

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2014 Stat Review for Pedro Alvarez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.186 AVG
TERRIBLE
73% Contact Rate
POOR
.135 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.508 SLG
ELITE
.322 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.69 BB/K
GREAT
15.7% BB Rate
ELITE
22.9% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.822 OPS
GREAT
.314 OBP
WEAK

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Best Matchups for Pedro Alvarez (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Rex Brothers COL 5 3 1 4 0 2 0 .600 1.600 2.200
Mike Minor ATL 5 2 2 3 0 2 0 .400 1.600 2.000
Dan Hudson AZ 6 2 2 2 3 4 0 .333 1.333 1.889
Kyle Kendrick PHI 7 3 2 2 0 0 0 .429 1.286 1.714
Bronson Arroyo AZ 14 7 2 5 1 2 0 .500 1.143 1.676
Cliff Lee PHI 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.571
John Lannan NY-N 6 3 1 3 0 2 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jeremy Hefner NY-N 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Antonio Bastardo PHI 5 2 1 1 1 3 0 .400 1.000 1.500
P.J. Walters KC 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 .400 1.000 1.400

Worst Matchups for Pedro Alvarez (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tyler Thornburg MIL 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .167
Justin Masterson CLE 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .167
Sean Marshall CIN 10 0 0 0 0 6 0 .000 .000 .000
Clayton Kershaw LA 9 0 0 0 0 7 0 .000 .000 .000
Aroldis Chapman CIN 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Wily Peralta MIL 6 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .000 .000
Matt Reynolds AZ 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Salas ANA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ross Detwiler WAS 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tom Koehler MIA 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Alvarez snapped an 0-for-16 slide Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored and his second stolen base of the season.

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Alvarez had a rough weekend series in Milwaukee, going 0-for-10 with five strikeouts (and two walks).

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Alvarez belted a go-ahead three-run homer Thursday, giving him three homers and seven RBI in his last two games.

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Alvarez hit his third and fourth home runs of the season Wednesday night in Wrigley Field.

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Alvarez walked three times and lined out sharply to right field in his only official at-bat Saturday against St. Louis.

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Alvarez's two home-run night Friday included both an opposite-field bomb and a rare homer off a Shelby Miller change-up, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a couple of home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 12-2 rout of the Cardinals.

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Despite not playing in the final several exhibition games, Alvarez is expected to be in Monday's lineup, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Alvarez boasts a 2:4 BB:K ratio in nine spring games after compiling ratios of 1:22 and 2:12 in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

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Alvarez continued his hot spring bat Monday, launching a two-run homer against the Red Sox.

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Alvarez signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the Pirates on Friday to avoid arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.