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Pedro Alvarez

31-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Baltimore Orioles

2018 Stats

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.192

HR

2

RBI

7

R

7

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Although he was coming off a 22-home run campaign with the Orioles in 2016, Alvarez was only brought back by the organization on a minor-league deal and spent nearly the entire season at Triple-A Norf...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 234   DOB: 2/6/1987   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Pedro Alvarez Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles in February of 2018.

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Alvarez will serve as the Orioles' designated hitter and bat second Sunday against the Indians, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports 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
2015 28 MAJ PIT 150 491 437 60 106 45 18 0 27 77 2 0 48 131 0 4 2 .243 .318 .469 .787
2016 29 MAJ BAL 109 376 337 43 84 42 20 0 22 49 1 0 37 97 0 2 0 .249 .322 .504 .826
2017 30 AAA NOR 138 595 547 60 131 58 31 1 26 89 1 0 42 137 0 4 2 .239 .294 .442 .736
2017 30 MAJ BAL 14 34 32 4 10 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 .313 .353 .438 .791
2018 31 MAJ BAL 21 62 52 7 10 4 2 0 2 7 0 0 10 16 0 0 0 .192 .323 .346 .669
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3-Year Averages     91 299 268 35 66 29 13 0 16 43 1 0 29 79 0 2 0 .246 .318 .474 .792
Career  (View All)     886 3,256 2,921 354 694 293 131 6 156 461 15 3 308 932 1 15 11 .238 .311 .447 .758

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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. 26 TB 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .323 .346 .669
Apr. 25 TB 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .333 .362 .695
Apr. 23 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .321 .378 .699
Apr. 22 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .340 .405 .745
Apr. 21 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .362 .436 .798
Apr. 20 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .395 .486 .881
Apr. 19 @Det 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .436 .548 .984
Apr. 18 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .471 .615 1.086
Apr. 17 @Det 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .485 .640 1.125
Apr. 15 @Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .469 .625 1.094
Apr. 14 @Bos 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .484 .652 1.136
Apr. 13 @Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .444 .500 .944
Apr. 11 Tor 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .462 .526 .988
Apr. 10 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .455 .500 .955
Apr. 9 Tor 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .500 .615 1.115
Apr. 8 @NYY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .471 .583 1.054
Apr. 7 @NYY 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .438 .583 1.021
Apr. 6 @NYY 2 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .417 .556 .973
Apr. 5 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .222
Apr. 1 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Mar. 31 Min Did not play.
Mar. 29 Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Last 7 Games 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .143 .077 .220
Last 14 Games 39 4 6 1 0 1 2 5 13 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .250 .256 .506
Last 30 Games 52 7 10 2 0 2 7 10 16 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .323 .346 .669

Pedro Alvarez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 20
2017 2 7
2016 12 85
2015 124 5
2014 5 99 3
2013 150 1
2012 145 1
2011 66
2010 94

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Pedro Alvarez: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 52 42

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Pedro Alvarez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201830000.000.000.250
201731110.6671.6672.333
2016386160.237.368.654

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018497270.204.367.695
2017293030.276.310.633
20162993721431.251.522.848

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018322000.094.125.341
2017143120.357.5711.009
20161942714310.232.490.792

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018205270.350.7001.180
2017181020.278.333.611
2016143168181.273.524.872
Pedro Alvarez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Mike Fiers DET 17 3 0 0 2 4 1 5 2 0 .176 .222 .529 .752

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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% .282 .239
2009 22 AA ALT 258 222 13.2% 23.3% 0.57 73% .397 .257
2010 23 AAA IND 278 242 11.5% 24.5% 0.47 72% .331 .256
2010 23 MAJ PIT 386 347 9.6% 30.8% 0.31 66% .341 .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% .342 .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% .308 .223
2013 26 MAJ PIT 614 558 7.8% 30.3% 0.26 67% .276 .240
2014 27 MAJ PIT 445 398 10.1% 25.4% 0.40 72% .277 .174
2015 28 MAJ PIT 491 437 9.8% 26.7% 0.37 70% .279 .226
2016 29 MAJ BAL 376 337 9.8% 25.8% 0.38 71% .282 .255
2017 30 AAA NOR 595 547 7.1% 23% 0.31 75% .271 .203
2017 30 MAJ BAL 34 32 5.9% 29.4% 0.20 69% .429 .125
2018 31 MAJ BAL 62 52 16.1% 25.8% 0.63 69% .235 .154
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3-Year Averages     299 268 9.7% 26.4% 0.37 71% .286 .228
Career     3,256 2,921 9.5% 28.6% 0.33 68% .291 .209

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Pedro Alvarez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2015 906.3 -13 - -6 0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2016 53 -4 - -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Pedro Alvarez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.63 BB/K
GREAT
16.1% BB Rate
ELITE
25.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.669 OPS
TERRIBLE
.323 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.192 AVG
TERRIBLE
.235 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.346 SLG
TERRIBLE
.154 ISO
WEAK

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

Alvarez is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Alvarez is not in the lineup against Boston on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Alvarez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

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Alvarez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a grand slam in the top of the 14th inning during Friday's 7-3 win over the Yankees.

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Alvarez is not in the lineup against the Yankees on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Alvarez will bat seventh out of the DH spot for Thursday's game against the Twins.

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Alvarez's chances of cracking the Orioles' Opening Day roster improved with Mark Trumbo (quadriceps) expected to open the season on the disabled list, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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2018

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2017

Believe it or not, the 2016 season was the first time Alvarez posted a slugging percentage over .500, which seems strange given that he's known for his power. He remains a three-true outcome player that can't hit lefties and can't play defense which limited his employment opportunities in free agency. He and his agent were hoping he could have a Nelson Cruz-like resurgence in Baltimore. While his slugging percentage has increased three straight seasons, he still carries quite a bit of risk. Given his issues against lefties, it is difficult to roster him in mixed leagues making him more of an AL-only power play with quite a bit of risk to the other scoring categories. Alvarez is also a notoriously slow starter which means he's usually available on the waiver wire if he's not drafted. After re-signing with Baltimore on a minor league contract mid-way through spring training, Alvarez is preparing for a role in the Orioles' outfield, and he figures to also see time at DH.

2016

Following a disappointing 2014, Alvarez found his power stroke last year, clubbing 27 homers with 77 RBI and a .787 OPS in only 491 plate appearances. In the field, the move from third base (-13.8 UZR) to first base (-14.3 UZR) did little to endear him to the defensive-minded Pirates, and Alvarez ended up completing only 37 of his 119 games started because of the lackluster defense. He signed a one-year deal with the Orioles after being non-tendered by the Pirates, and figures to be Baltimore's DH against righties. His power plays in any park, but he could push for 30 homers in that loaded lineup, making him a cheap source of power later in drafts.

2015

The big slugger with big power was a big bust in 2014. After tying for the NL home run lead with 36 in 2013, Alvarez attempted to hit the ball to all fields while improving upon his plate discipline with horrific results. Although his 0.40 BB/K rate represented a career best, he hit half as many homers (18) and saw his OPS drop from .770 to .719 (in 445 PA). Defensively, his 24 throwing errors in 95 starts at third base pushed him to the bench for several weeks before the Pirates moved him to first base. His best bet in 2015 is to serve as part of a first base platoon, as general manager Neal Huntington already confirmed Josh Harrison will start at third base. If Alvarez can return to form as a dead-pull hitter -- four of 36 homers went to right-or-center fields in 2013 as opposed to seven of 18 in 2014 -- he could provide value in an offensive landscape bereft of power hitters.

2014

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 for the first time. The third baseman offers fantasy owners a predictable skillset: big-time pop, huge strikeout totals (186 in 2013, most in the NL), low batting average (.233 in 558 at-bats) and dependable health (149 and 152 games played the last two seasons). The surprisingly nimble Alvarez enters his age-27 season in 2014, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him flirt with .250 with some more lucky bounces. He's one of the streakiest players in the league, but at the end of the day he boasts reliable power numbers at a shallow position.

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.