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R.J. Alvarez

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

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Alvarez, obtained by the A's in the Derek Norris trade, struggled in his 20 innings with the big club in 2015, posting an unsightly 9.90 ERA and an equally ugly 2.00 WHIP. Alvarez struck out 23 batter...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 225   DOB: 6/8/1991   BORN: West Palm Beach, FL   COLLEGE: Florida Atlantic   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Claimed off waivers by the Cubs in June 2016, and optioned to the minors afterwards.

September 6, 2016  –  R.J. Alvarez News

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Alvarez was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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R.J. Alvarez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 21 A CED 23 0 0 27.1 22 10 2 38 11 3 2 0 0 0 3.29 1.22
2013 22 A+ INL 37 2 0 48.2 34 16 2 79 27 4 2 4 0 0 2.96 1.27
2014 23 AA SAN 17 0 0 16.1 16 5 0 23 3 0 1 6 0 0 2.76 1.18
2014 23 AA ARK 21 0 0 27.0 13 1 0 38 10 0 0 1 0 0 0.33 0.85
2014 23 MAJ SD 10 0 0 8.0 3 1 0 9 5 0 0 0 0 1 1.13 1.00
2015 24 AAA NAS 31 0 0 35.0 36 16 2 41 17 3 3 5 0 0 4.11 1.51
2015 24 MAJ OAK 21 0 0 20.0 27 22 7 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 9.90 2.00
2016 25 A+ STO 20 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2016 25 AA TEN 20 0 0 23.1 34 20 2 30 12 0 1 0 0 0 7.71 1.99
2016 25 AAA NAS 20 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
3-Year Averages     15 0 0 14.0 15 11 3 16 9 0 0 0 0 0 7.07 1.71
Career  (View All)     31 0 0 28.0 30 23 7 32 18 0 0 0 7.39 1.71

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R.J. Alvarez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
R.J. Alvarez Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Sep. 2 Montgomery 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 5 0 1 0 - 0 9.00 2.00
Aug. 28 Birmingham 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 24 Jackson 1.0 4 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 18.00 5.00
Aug. 21 Jacksnville 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
Aug. 18 Jacksnville 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Aug. 14 Pensacola 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 12 Pensacola 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 8 Montgomery 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 5 Montgomery 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 L 0 18.00 3.00
Jul. 31 Birmingham 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
3.0 3 2 2 0 1 7 0 1 0 0-0 0 6.00 1.33
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.0 12 6 6 0 4 15 1 2 0 0-1 0 5.40 1.60

R.J. Alvarez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015436218404.450
201412341000.125

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20155717119203.200
201421612000.111

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201510.000011436.301.60
20144.00005302.251.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201510.0000129413.502.40
20144.00004200.000.50
R.J. Alvarez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 21 A CED 23 0 27.1 12.62 3.65 3.45 0.66 74.2% 3.29 3.13 .342
2013 22 A+ INL 37 2 48.2 14.75 5.04 2.93 0.37 76.3% 2.96 2.27 .360
2014 23 AA SAN 17 0 16.1 12.86 1.68 7.67 0.00 73.7% 2.76 1.09 .417
2014 23 AA ARK 21 0 27.0 12.67 3.33 3.80 0.00 95.7% 0.33 1.83 .254
2014 23 MAJ SD 10 0 8.0 10.13 5.63 1.80 0.00 0.50 87.5% 94.9 MPH 1.13 3.20 .181
2015 24 AAA NAS 31 0 35.0 10.54 4.37 2.41 0.51 72.5% 4.11 3.14 .371
2015 24 MAJ OAK 21 0 20.0 10.35 5.85 1.77 3.15 0.53 54.5% 94.0 MPH 9.90 7.40 .375
2016 25 A+ STO 20 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 4.50 100% 4.50 7.70 .216
2016 25 AA TEN 20 0 23.1 11.69 4.68 2.50 0.78 59.1% 7.71 3.55 .477
2016 25 AAA NAS 20 0 1.2 22.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -1.80 .000
3-Year Averages     15 0 14.0 10.29 5.79 1.78 1.93 61.9% 7.07 5.63 .338
Career     31 0 28.0 10.29 5.79 1.78 2.25 61% 7.39 6.16 .329

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2016 Stat Review for R.J. Alvarez    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
22.50 K/9
ELITE
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.00 WHIP
ELITE
-1.80 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.000 BABIP
LOW
0.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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R.J. Alvarez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Alvarez (elbow) was claimed off waivers by the Cubs and optioned to Double-A Tennessee, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Alvarez (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Friday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Alvarez (elbow) is scheduled to throw his first rehab game with Class-A Stockton June 3 or 4, John Hickey of Bay Area News Group reports.

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Alvarez (elbow) is currently on pace for a late June or early July return, John Hickey of the Bay Area news Group reports.

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Alvarez (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday.

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Alvarez (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

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Alvarez will undergo surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Alvarez gave up three earned runs on three hits and a walk over an inning's work in Wednesday's 10-3 loss to the Rangers.

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Alvarez was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.

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Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Nashville in order to clear a spot for Felix Doubront.

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2015

Alvarez, a third-round pick by the Angels in 2012, got off to an unbelievable start with Double-A Arkansas last season, allowing 13 hits and just one earned run while fanning 38 in 27 innings (0.33 ERA). Seeking immediate, back-end bullpen help, the Angels included Alvarez in the package to San Diego that yielded closer Huston Street, and while Alvarez wasn't quite as successful in his 17 outings with the Padres' Double-A San Antonio affiliate (2.76 ERA), he maintained a strikeout rate of 12.7 K/9 while trimming his walk rate nearly in half (from 3.3 BB/9 with Arkansas to 1.7 BB/9). It was enough to earn the right-hander a September callup, and though he issued five free passes in eight innings with the big club, he allowed just three hits and one run. Alvarez complements a mid-90s fastball with a slider and a changeup -- the kind of stuff that could put him in the setup mix to begin 2015, and gives him a chance to eventually become a closer. Traded to Oakland in December, Alvarez will push for a spot on the A's Opening Day roster during spring training.

2014

The Angels' first pick in the 2012 draft (third round), Alvarez turned heads at High-A Inland Empire last season when he struck out 79 batters in 48.2 innings pitched. Perhaps equally impressive, he allowed only two home runs in the hitter-friendly environment of the California League. Alvarez, who will likely begin the season in Double-A Arkansas, is expected to move quickly through the Angels' minor league system, and has an outside chance of appearing with the big club at some point in 2014.