Alvarez
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
4-3
ERA
2.74
WHIP
1.277
K
47
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
For the first time since 2014, Alvarez wasn't the most heavily-deployed arm out of the Angels' bullpen. That can likely be chalked up to his poor first half, as the 28-year-old struggled to a 5.40 ERA across 30 innings prior to the All-Star break, mostly thanks to his 59.4... read more
For the first time since 2014, Alvarez wasn't the most heavily-deployed arm out of the Angels' bullpen. That can likely be chalked up to his poor first half, as the 28-year-old struggled to a 5.40 ERA across 30 innings prior to the All-Star break, mostly thanks to his 59.4 percent strand rate and troublesome 1.7 HR/9. He spent the second half shuttling between Triple-A Salt Lake and the majors, posting an impressive 1.45 ERA thanks to much-improved home run and strand rates in a limited sample with Los Angeles (18.2 innings). Alvarez saw a slight increase in his strikeout rate from 2016, though it still sat at a humble 8.3 K/9. He also saw his walk rate drop for a third consecutive season to an impressive 2.2 BB/9. Given the Angels don't have any other proven left-handed options to use out of their bullpen, Alvarez should once again see his fair share of innings in 2018, which will likely amount to a respectable number of holds.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 5'11"    WT: 190 lbs.    DOB: 5/6/1989    College: None    Drafted: 2005Show Contract
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Jose Alvarez Contract Info:
Agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Angels in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Impressive start continues
PLos Angeles Angels
May 10, 2018
Alvarez allowed two hits, but struck out three over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.
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2018 Stat Review for Jose Alvarez
2.35 K/BB
WEAK
8.57 K/9
WEAK
3.65 BB/9
WEAK
91.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.5 HR/9
GREAT
1.45 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
2.74 ERA
GOOD
1.28 WHIP
WEAK
3.42 FIP
GOOD
0.303 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
80.0 % Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE
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  1. Jose Alvarez 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Jose Alvarez 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Alvarez found himself as one of the most heavily-used arms out of the Angels' bullpen once again in 2016. The left-hander's first half of the season was a bit shaky, as he held a 4.38 ERA and 1.59 WHIP at the beginning of July. This led to a brief stint in the minors, but upon his return later in the month, the 27-year-old showed vast improvement. The Angels currently don't have many better options in an overall weak bullpen, meaning the job security for Alvarez is pretty strong. However, his relatively modest strikeout rate (8.0 K/9) and horrific home/road splits (1.13 ERA at home vs. 6.39 ERA on the road) mean he likely won't be thrust into a bigger role. He's a consideration in leagues that count holds, but that's about the extent of Alvarez's fantasy appeal.
  3. Jose Alvarez 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Alvarez recorded just two outs for the Angels in 2014 due to injury concerns, but was able to become a useful piece of the bullpen last season after snagging a longman role in spring training, finishing the year with a 3.49 ERA in 67 innings. Alvarez wound up facing more righties than lefties last season after initially being thought of as a lefty specialist, and was able to keep the ball on the ground (51%) and limit homers (five in 67 innings) while notching a BB/9 rate just above 3.0. While Ramos' ability to work hitters from both sides of the plate will likely make him an important part of the bullpen once again in 2016, he tallied just seven holds despite seeing the heaviest workload of his career, which makes him more valuable to the Halos than to fantasy owners.
  4. Jose Alvarez 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The Angels acquired Alvarez from the Tigers in March for backup infielder Andrew Romine, seizing an opportunity to add depth to what was then a shaky bullpen when Jose Iglesias was ruled out for the season due to stress fractures in his legs. After tossing 38.2 innings with the Tigers in 2013 and posting a 5.82 ERA in 14 games (six starts), Alvarez spent most of his time last season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he notched a 6.75 ERA in 30.1 innings over six starts. It's expected that Cesar Ramos, who was acquired from the Rays in November, is going to be the top lefty out of the bullpen, but Alvarez's experience as a starter could give him the opportunity to compete for the final spot in the rotation, as Tyler Skaggs is expected to miss the entire season after having Tommy John surgery in August.
  5. Jose Alvarez 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Alvarez made his major league debut in 2013, making 14 appearances while splitting time between the Tigers’ rotation and bullpen. The 25-year-old southpaw failed to impress, finishing the season 1-5 with a 5.82 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 31:16 K:BB ratio in 38.2 innings. Despite the rocky debut in the majors, Alvarez flashed potential while pitching for Triple-A Toledo last season. In 21 appearances (20 starts) for the Mud Hens, Alvarez went 8-6 with a 2.80 ERA and 115:25 K:BB ratio over 128.2 innings. With a fastball that typically sits in the high-80s to low-90s range, Alvarez doesn’t overpower hitters, but he’s shown the ability to mix four additional above-average pitches (cutter, changeup, curveball and slider) to keep hitters off balance. The Tigers' rotation is full heading into 2014, which should earmark Alvarez for a spot as a lefty specialist and/or long man out of the bullpen, but he is one step closer to the rotation after Detroit traded Doug Fister to Washington in December.
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Impressive start continues
PLos Angeles Angels
May 10, 2018
Alvarez allowed two hits, but struck out three over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.
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Pitching well early on
PLos Angeles Angels
April 7, 2018
Alvarez had a walk and a strikeout over 1.1 innings in Friday's 13-9 victory over the Athletics.
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Avoids arbitration with Angels
PLos Angeles Angels
January 12, 2018
Alvarez agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reports.
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Recalled to majors
PLos Angeles Angels
August 21, 2017
Alvarez was called up to the major leagues Monday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Demoted to Triple-A
PLos Angeles Angels
August 9, 2017
Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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