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Pedro Alvarez

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

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.231

HR

18

RBI

56

R

46

SB

8

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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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Foot     EST. RETURN:  2/1/2015
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.

November 21, 2014  –  Pedro Alvarez News

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Alvarez (foot) is expected to prepare for an everyday role at first base in 2015, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 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
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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)     592 2,293 2,063 240 484 200 90 6 104 324 12 3 211 678 1 9 9 .235 .307 .435 .742

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Sep. 28 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 21 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 20 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 19 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 18 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 17 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 16 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 14 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 13 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 12 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 7 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 6 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 5 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .312 .405 .717
Sep. 3 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 2 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 1 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 31 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 30 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 29 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 27 StL Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Pedro Alvarez: MLB Games Played By Position

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

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143183916448.245.440.770
20134256133761.249.532.842
20123855324620.257.499.833

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014199248263.236.402.717
20132663016502.199.414.695
20122553212360.259.471.792

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141992210305.226.407.716
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 445 398 10.1% 25.4% 0.40 72% .277 .174
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3-Year Averages     486 439 8.8% 30.5% 0.29 66% .291 .203
Career     2,293 2,063 9.2% 29.6% 0.31 67% .297 .200

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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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.231 AVG
POOR
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.277 BABIP
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Power

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.405 SLG
WEAK
.174 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
WEAK
10.1% BB Rate
GOOD
25.4% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.717 OPS
WEAK
.312 OBP
WEAK

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

Alvarez (foot) could soon return to baseball activities, according to manager Clint Hurdle, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Alvarez (foot) will not be available if the Pirates advance to the play-in game, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Alvarez has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in the fourth metatarsal in his left foot, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The Pirates have an announcement planned regarding Alvarez (foot), Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The Pirates are sending tests on Alvarez (foot) back to Pittsburgh in an effort to ascertain a prognosis for the infielder, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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It appears unlikely that Alvarez (foot) will return to the lineup anytime soon after experiencing a setback during his pinch-hitting appearance Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Updating a previous report, Pirates' general manager Neal Huntington stated Sunday that no decision has been made as to whether Alvarez (foot) would travel with the team for the upcoming four-game road trip to Philadelphia, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune 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.