Pedro Alvarez 24 | Third Base

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Sat. Apr 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Alvarez is batting .462 (6-for-13) with a homer and four RBI against Matt Garza, Milwaukee's starting pitcher Saturday. Impact: Alvarez went hitless in five at-bats Friday, stranding a whopping seven baserunners. Unluckiness seemed to follow him onto the field, too, as a groundball hit to him unraveled as he picked it up and threw it to first base.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Alvarez had a three-run shot and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night. Impact: Alvarez's home run tied him for the major league lead with six, but he was 1 for 21 (.048) in his previous six games. Alvarez, who also singled Thursday, is batting .186 this season.(STATS, 5:37pm)
Thu. Apr 17, 2014
News: Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and pair of walks in Thursday's win against Milwaukee. Impact: Alvarez's three-run blast in the eighth inning was his sixth long ball of the year. Although he's hitting just .186 this season, his strikeout rate is down and his walk rate is up, so it's reasonable to assume that his batting average will start to rise.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Alvarez snapped an 0-for-16 slide Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored and his second stolen base of the season. Impact: The third baseman has just six career steals to his name, a bonus to fantasy owners. Alvarez has five singles in 18 career at-bats against Wednesday afternoon starter Johnny Cueto.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Alvarez had a rough weekend series in Milwaukee, going 0-for-10 with five strikeouts (and two walks). Impact: He struck out looking on three straight pitches in the seventh inning and then whiffed to end the game Sunday. Alvarez did hit one to the left field wall in his first at-bat. He'll face Homer Bailey on Monday, against whom he has three hits and two homers in 20 career at-bats.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning, which gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Impact: Alvarez is tied for the major league lead with five homers after his third in two games. He has seven of his 10 RBIs in the last three contests.(STATS, 6:32pm)
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Alvarez belted a go-ahead three-run homer Thursday, giving him three homers and seven RBI in his last two games. Impact: He's tied for the NL lead in home runs with five. Perhaps more impressive is his 6:6 BB:K ratio in the early going -- especially after a 48:186 ratio in 2013. If Alvarez can maintain his plate discipline -- something he's never been able to do before -- then even better things lie ahead for the reigning National League home run champion.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Alvarez and Russell Martin each homered twice Wednesday but the Pittsburgh Pirates fell 7-5 at the Chicago Cubs. Impact: Alvarez, who has hit 30-plus homers in back-to-back seasons, had his first two of the season in a 12-2 win over St. Louis on April 4.(STATS, 5:28pm)
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Alvarez hit his third and fourth home runs of the season Wednesday night in Wrigley Field. Impact: His first dinger went to left field and his second to center as the third baseman continues to use the entire field. Alvarez hit four home runs in all of April in 2013. Any semblance of improved plate discipline could boost his numbers across the board.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Alvarez had a homer Tuesday. Impact: Alvarez is hitting .192 but his .802 OPS shows how overrated batting average can be. He's still a feared slugger who can make pitchers cringe.(STATS, 5:30pm)
Apr 6, 2014
News: Alvarez walked three times and lined out sharply to right field in his only official at-bat Saturday against St. Louis. Impact: The three-walk performance was just Alvarez's fourth in parts of five big-league seasons. The Cardinals pitched around the third baseman after he ripped a pair of home runs Friday. Time will tell if Alvarez has improved upon his plate discipline or if he's simply in one of his patented hot stretches. Alvarez went 1-for-8 against Sunday starter, Adam Wainwright, in 2013, but homered off of the righty in the NLDS.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Alvarez hit his first two homers of the season in Friday's win over St. Louis. Impact: It was the eighth multihomer game of Alvarez's career. Though he hit a career-high 36 in 2013, he only hit two home runs once.(STATS, 6:46pm)
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Alvarez's two home-run night Friday included both an opposite-field bomb and a rare homer off a Shelby Miller change-up, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Only three of Alvarez's league-leading homers in 2013 were of the opposite-field variety. In addition, the third baseman finished as the seventh-worst hitter against change-ups. Throw in the fact that Alvarez featured a .115 batting average in two-strike counts in 2013 -- both of his long balls came with two strikes Friday -- and it's easy to see how he managed the eighth multi-homer game of his career.(RotoWire, )
Pedro Alvarez
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 235  Age: 27
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 2/6/1987, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
College: Vanderbilt
Debut: 2010
Salary: $4,250,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury