45-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Wilson Alvarez in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Wilson Alvarez Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Dodgers in December of 2004.
The Dodgers activated Alvarez (shoulder) from the 15-day DL Tuesday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Wilson Alvarez.
Alvarez tried on a couple of occasions to give it a go, but his shoulder problems eventually took their toll. He's expected to retire.
Alvarez has proven to be a very effective lefty out of the pen and spot starter over the past two years. His fantasy value is limited, however, because he can't stay healthy in a starting role and is not suited for closing. Still, he'll provide quality innings pitching half his games in Dodger Stadium.
A great comeback story in 2003. He absolutely dominated Triple-A and finally got his call-up on June 7th. He went back-and-forth from the rotation to the pen until finally the Dodgers realized they were best-served with him starting. He should have a rotation spot again in 2004. He's another Dodger pitcher with an extreme home-road split, posting a 0.57 ERA at home in 2003, and a 4.18 ERA on the road.
He's a lefty, he'll be only 33 in the spring, he's finally healthy, and he should be available cheap as a free agent, so he may get a shot somewhere. If the right team in the right park (say, the Yankees, or Seattle, or maybe Detroit) signs him and uses him as a fifth starter or long man, he could be a pleasant roto surprise.