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Pedro Alvarez

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

AVG

.230

HR

15

RBI

51

R

42

SB

6

2014 Preseason 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.

August 19, 2014  –  Pedro Alvarez News

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Alvarez went 0-for-4 in his debut at first base Monday against Atlanta.

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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 116 428 383 42 88 29 13 1 15 51 6 2 43 109 0 0 2 .230 .311 .386 .697
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3-Year Averages     125 486 439 50 101 42 18 1 23 68 1 0 43 148 0 2 2 .230 .300 .433 .733
Career  (View All)     586 2,276 2,048 236 480 197 90 6 101 319 10 2 209 674 1 9 9 .234 .307 .432 .739

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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
Aug. 20 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 19 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .311 .386 .697
Aug. 18 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .311 .387 .698
Aug. 17 @Was 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .314 .392 .706
Aug. 16 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .313 .390 .703
Aug. 15 @Was 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .315 .394 .709
Aug. 14 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .313 .390 .703
Aug. 13 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .316 .394 .710
Aug. 12 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .317 .396 .713
Aug. 11 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .318 .397 .715
Aug. 10 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .318 .398 .716
Aug. 9 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .319 .399 .718
Aug. 8 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .320 .400 .720
Aug. 7 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 6 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 5 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 3 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .321 .401 .722
Aug. 2 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .322 .402 .724
Aug. 1 @Ari 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .324 .406 .730
Jul. 31 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .322 .401 .723
Jul. 30 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .323 .403 .726
Jul. 29 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 28 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 27 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .326 .407 .733
Jul. 26 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 25 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .327 .409 .736
Jul. 23 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 22 LAD 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .326 .410 .736
Jul. 21 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 20 Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .325 .407 .732
Last 7 Days 20 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .250 .450
Last 14 Days 29 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 .172 .172 .207 .379
Last 30 Days 50 1 10 3 0 0 4 1 19 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .216 .260 .476

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Pedro Alvarez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 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
20148072120.175.263.504
201313393241.180.286.537
2012140116231.207.379.648

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143033513396.244.419.748
20134256133761.249.532.842
20123855324620.257.499.833

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014192237253.234.391.707
20132663016502.199.414.695
20122553212360.259.471.792

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014191198263.225.382.687
20132924020500.264.527.838
20122703218491.230.463.776
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 428 383 10% 25.5% 0.39 72% .282 .156
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3-Year Averages     486 439 8.8% 30.5% 0.29 66% .291 .203
Career     2,276 2,048 9.2% 29.6% 0.31 67% .298 .198

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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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.230 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.282 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.386 SLG
WEAK
.156 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.39 BB/K
WEAK
10.0% BB Rate
GOOD
25.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.697 OPS
WEAK
.311 OBP
WEAK

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

Alvarez will make his first career start at first base Monday vs. the Braves, MLB.com reports.

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Alvarez went 2-for-4 against Washington on Sunday and is hitting .263 with a double and two RBI while starting at either third base or DH in Pittsburgh's last five games.

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Alvarez went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in his first start since Aug. 2 on Wednesday.

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Alvarez will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth Wednesday against the Tigers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Alvarez is expected to serve as the Pirates' designated hitter when the team travels to Detroit on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Alvarez is out of the Pirates' lineup again Sunday.

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Manager Clint Hurdle confirmed Saturday that the Pirates will attempt to work Alvarez in at first base, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Alvarez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Padres.

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Upon his return from the bereavement list, Alvarez popped out to shortstop in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday.

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Alvarez was activated from the bereavement list Friday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 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.