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Pedro Alvarez | Designated Hitter | #24

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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Pedro Alvarez clubbed his second home run of the season as the Orioles were crushed by the Red Sox in Boston on Saturday.
His towering blast, a two-run shot off of Hector Velazquez in the fifth inning, only pulled the O's to within six runs at 8-2. Alvarez also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the day 2-for-3. He's off to a nice start at the dish, slashing .304/.484/652 with two long balls and seven RBI. Apr 14 - 4:12 PM

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Pedro Alvarez slugged a grand slam in the 14th inning to lead the Orioles to a 7-3 victory over the Yankees on Friday.

Aaron Judge robbed a home run from the Orioles earlier in the game, but he couldn’t save this one. It was the cherry on top of a rough inning for the Yankees, who saw Gary Sanchez leave with an apparent cramp in his right calf. As for Alvarez, he entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning and singled and walked in his first two plate appearances before hitting the go-ahead blast. It was his first home run of the season and the third grand slam of his career.
Apr 7 - 2:03 AM

Orioles selected the contract of INF Pedro Alvarez from Triple-A Norfolk.

Alvarez is in the starting lineup for Thursday's opener; hitting seventh and playing DH. There's tremendous power in his left-handed bat, but unless he's guaranteed strong playing time and shows marked improvement with his batting average, he's probably not worth a fantasy roster spot.
Mar 29 - 11:48 AM

Orioles re-signed 1B/DH Pedro Alvarez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Alvarez re-upped with the O's on a minor league deal last spring, as well, and wound up spending most of the season at Triple-A Norfolk, batting .239/.294/.442 with 26 homers and 89 RBI. It will likely take an injury or two for him to making the Opening Day roster, but he'll again represent first base/designated hitter depth in the minors.
Feb 25 - 9:30 AM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs against the Rays on Saturday.

He plated two runs with a single in the eighth inning. The 30-year-old spent almost the whole season in the minors, where he batted .239 with 26 homers and 89 RBI at Triple-A Norfolk. He got called up on September 1st and has a .313 batting average with one homer in 34 plate appearances.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 09:39:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 3-for-3 with a homer and two walks Monday against the Red Sox.

The homer actually came off a lefty in Fernando Abad. Alvarez should have been some team's DH against right-handers this year, but no one was interested, even after he posted a 117 OPS+ last year. The start tonight was just his second since his callup on Sept. 1.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of 1B/DH Pedro Alvarez from Triple-A Norfolk.

Alvarez hit .239/.294/.442 with 26 homers for Norfolk this season. He could see the occasional start but figures to serve mostly as a pinch-hitter.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday that Pedro Alvarez is one of the players Baltimore will consider calling up when rosters expand.

Alvarez has hit 26 homers this year for Triple-A Norfolk, but he's also batting just .241 with a .296 on-base percentage. At best, he'd be left-handed power off the bench, as he isn't capable of playing defense at this point in the career.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 02:12:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is eligible to opt out of his minor league contract with the Orioles on Monday.

The deal originally had a June 1 opt-out, but the O's asked for an extension and Alvarez granted it. That might not change his outlook, however, as Baltimore already has a number of DH/1B types on the 25-man roster. Alvarez has tallied 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 56 games this season with Triple-A Norfolk, but he's batting just .225 with a .296 on-base percentage. Same old story.
Mon, Jun 5, 2017 09:56:00 AM

Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports the Orioles have reached a "temporary solution" to keep Pedro Alvarez within the organization.

June 1 was Alvarez's opt-out date. There's no spot for Alvarez in Baltimore at the moment but he'll stick around as minor league depth. The former All-Star has hit .223 with 12 homers and 39 RBI over 206 at-bats for Triple-A Norfolk this season.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday of Pedro Alvarez trying to play the outfield at Triple-A Norfolk that "it's been a challenge for him."

It's no surprise, of course, as Alvarez has never played the outfield in his life and isn't exactly a svelte fellow. He's also hitting just .193/.324/.368 so far at Norfolk, although he has popped three homers. Alvarez can be a useful bat against righties, but it's hard to see a fit for him right now in Baltimore.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 11:58:00 AM

Pedro Alvarez did not make the Orioles' Opening Day roster.

Instead he'll begin the year with Triple-A Norfolk. Johnny Giavotella, who was competing for a backup infield spot, will also be sent down when the seasons opens. Alvarez slugged 22 homers for the O's in 2016 but he's a liability defensively and doesn't hit left-handers well. He'll see time in Baltimore at some point but not out of the gate.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 and homered in a second straight game Monday against the Red Sox.

You'd never know Alvarez was out of work 10 days ago by the way he's opened his spring. The Orioles seem pleased with his play in the outfield, too, though they still have Hyun-Soo Kim and Seth Smith as fellow left-handed-hitting options for the corners. It's going to be a pretty dreadful outfield defense whenever any two of the three starting.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Yankees on Saturday.

He signed a minor league deal with the Orioles last week. He has been a corner infielder throughout his career but is now being asked to play right field. He spent last year in a part-time role with Baltimore, batting .249/.322/.504 with 22 home runs in 337 at-bats. He will probably see similar usage this year.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is making his professional debut in right field and batting cleanup for the Orioles in a B game on Friday.

It will be the first time in his career that the slugger has played the outfield, so it should be fun to watch. Fantasy owners hope that he can at least be playable out there, as it's the likeliest way for him to surpass the 376 plate appearances he accrued in 2016.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 08:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Chance Sisco
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Luis Sardinas
SS1Tim Beckham
3B1Manny Machado
2Danny Valencia
LF1Trey Mancini
2Craig Gentry
3Jace Peterson
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Colby Rasmus
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kevin Gausman
2Dylan Bundy
3Alex Cobb
4Andrew Cashner
5Chris Tillman
6Gabriel Ynoa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Brach
2Zach Britton
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Richard Bleier
6Pedro Araujo
7Yefry Ramirez
8Miguel Castro
9Mike Wright
10Tanner Scott