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Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez

1B | B/T: L/R | 6' 5" 225 | Age: 22
Las Tunas, Cuba
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 240 205 35 67 19 56 0 .327 .417 .683 1.100
1 Season 240 205 35 67 19 56 0 .327 .417 .683 1.100
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .327 19 56 0 1.100
1 Season .327 19 56 0 1.100

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 HOU AL 56 240 205 35 67 16 0 19 56 32 58 0 0 1 .327 .417 .683 1.100
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 HOU AL 240 140 101 0 2 .369 35 7 30 952 3.97 .242 .079 .552 .356 .356 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Run: 45 | Arm: 45 | Field: 45 | Overall: 60

7/23: Alvarez breaks Pujols' rookie RBI mark

The Dodgers signed Alvarez for $2 million in June 2016 and sent him to the Astros a month later -- before he had made his pro debut -- in a deadline deal for Josh Fields. Despite Fields' effectiveness as a regular-season reliever, that deal could be doubly regrettable for Los Angeles because he gave up two runs in Game 2 of the 2017 World Series to help set Houston on a path to its first championship and Alvarez has become one of the game's best offensive prospects. He batted .299/.374/.507 in his first two full pro seasons while swiftly advancing to Triple-A.

Though he's a big man at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Alvarez has a relatively compact swing for his size and makes repeated hard contact to all fields. His bat speed, strength, leverage and loft in his left-handed stroke give him tremendous natural pop and he understands that he doesn't have to swing for the fences to hit home runs. He has good feel for the barrel and understands the strike zone, so he should hit for average as well as power.

While Alvarez is more athletic than many players his size, he's not going to provide a lot of value beyond his bat. He can flash solid speed once he gets going but projects as a below-average runner as he continues to mature physically. The Astros believe he's a better defender in left field, where he has a fringy arm, than at first base, where scouts from other clubs think he'll eventually wind up.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 952 149 28 18.8 92.7 15.1 .298 .620 .449 .426 .538 49.7 24.2 13.3
ALL 952 149 28 18.8 92.7 15.1 .298 .620 .449 .426 .538 49.7 24.2 13.3
MLB 38677 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.4 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/15/2016 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent Yordan Alvarez.
07/30/2016 1B Yordan Alvarez assigned to DSL Dodgers1.
08/01/2016 Houston Astros traded RHP Josh Fields to Los Angeles Dodgers for 1B Yordan Alvarez.
08/04/2016 DH Yordan Alvarez assigned to DSL Astros Orange.
05/15/2017 DH Yordan Alvarez assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from DSL Astros Orange.
06/23/2017 LF Yordan Alvarez assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Quad Cities River Bandits.
02/25/2018 OF Yordan Alvarez assigned to Houston Astros.
03/30/2018 LF Yordan Alvarez assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
05/16/2018 Corpus Christi Hooks placed LF Yordan Alvarez on the 7-day disabled list.
06/03/2018 LF Yordan Alvarez assigned to Frederick Keys.
06/03/2018 LF Yordan Alvarez assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
06/16/2018 Corpus Christi Hooks activated LF Yordan Alvarez from the 7-day disabled list.
07/06/2018 Yordan Alvarez assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Corpus Christi Hooks.
01/22/2019 Houston Astros invited non-roster LF Yordan Alvarez to spring training.
06/09/2019 Houston Astros selected the contract of 1B Yordan Alvarez from Round Rock Express.