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Pedro Alvarez | First Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Contract: view contract details

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pedro Alvarez would be open to a trade.
It's a real possibility, as the Pirates are shopping him, as well as Neil Walker and Mark Melancon. While there's nothing to indicate that they are interested, Heyman speculates that the Orioles could be a fit. Alvarez turns 29 in February and batted .243/.318/.469 with 27 home runs and 77 RBI over 150 games this past season. He made $5.75 million in 2015 and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. Nov 25 - 10:29 AM
Source: CBS Sports

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Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for the Wild Card game against the Cubs on Wednesday.

In a mild surprise, the Pirates are going with Sean Rodriguez at first base instead, seemingly in an effort to sure up their defense. The full lineup: Gregory Polanco RF, Josh Harrison 3B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Starling Marte LF, Francisco Cervelli C, Neil Walker 2B, Jordy Mercer SS, Rodriguez 1B, Gerrit Cole SP.
Oct 7 - 2:46 PM

Pedro Alvarez blasted a mammoth home run on Sunday as the Pirates topped the Reds 4-0 to secure home field advantage in the National League Wild Card game against the CUbs.

The fourth inning blast off Josh Smith, estimated at 487 feet, increased the Pirates advantage to 2-0. It was his lone hit in three at-bats on the afternoon. Alvarez finishes his regular season hitting .243/.318/.469 with 27 homers and 77 RBI.
Oct 4 - 6:52 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Thursday afternoon's 5-4 win over the Rockies.

Entering the eighth inning, the Pirates were down by a score of 4-2. Alvarez changed all that with a big three-run homer off Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz. He's now swatted 26 dingers while driving in 75 runs. The 28-year-old first baseman's season triple-slash sits at .244/.314/.470.
Sep 24 - 6:20 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cubs.

Alvarez cracked a two-run tater off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks in the third inning. For the season, he's hitting .245/.316/.468 with 24 homers and 71 RBI. The 28-year-old first baseman offers little in terms of average, but the power and RBI production are both lovely.
Sep 17 - 4:19 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

The Bucs have Aramis Ramirez at first base even with the Cubs throwing a righty. Alvarez leads the Pirates with his 23 homers this season but is hitting just .243/.313/.460 overall and has been a liability defensively.
Sep 16 - 3:21 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

He's now been benched for three out of the last four games as Aramis Ramirez settles in at first base. It's looking like Alvarez's playing time down the stretch will continue to dwindle.
Sep 11 - 3:14 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

It's the second straight game he's on the bench despite the opposition having a right-hander on the mound both times. It appears Pittsburgh might give Aramis Ramirez an extended look at first base, which would obviously be bad news for Alvarez's fantasy owners.
Sep 9 - 2:20 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Raisel Iglesias. Aramis Ramirez will make his first career start at first base while Jung Ho Kang will start at third and Jordy Mercer plays shortstop. Josh Harrison is also on the bench.

Pedro Alvarez hit his 21st homer Thursday off the Marlins' Justin Nicolino.

It doesn't look like the Pirates are going to try Aramis Ramirez at first base, so Alvarez's starting job against righties appears safe. It certainly helps that he's hitting .302 with six homers and 15 RBI in 63 at-bats this month.
Aug 27 - 10:49 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Brad Hand. Michael Morse will make the start at first base.
Aug 25 - 3:11 PM

Pedro Alvarez knocked in the Pirates' only run with a home run in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Alvarez made it a 4-1 game in the fifth inning when he drilled a Jeremy Hellickson pitch over the wall in right field. He's homered in back-to-back games and in four of his last seven contests. On the season, he's hitting .252/.314/.469 with 19 home runs and 59 RBI.
Aug 17 - 10:40 PM

Pedro Alvarez hit his 18th home run of the season in Sunday's victory over the Mets.

Alvarez finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI, as he added an RBI single in the seventh inning along with his second-inning solo shot. The first baseman, playing almost exclusively against right-handed pitching, has compiled a solid .249/.312/.460 batting line and 58 RBI along with his 18 homers.
Aug 16 - 5:24 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 3-for-4 and belted his 17th home run of the season as the Pirates topped the Cardinals 10-5 on Thursday.

Alvarez blasted his two-run homer off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn as part of a seven-run uprising in the first inning that put the game out of reach. With the three-hit effort, he's now hitting .244/.309/.451 with 17 long balls and 56 RBI on the season.
Aug 13 - 11:20 PM

Pedro Alvarez finished 2-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Alvarez took Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez way deep for a solo shot in the fourth inning. The homer was the 16th of the season for Alvarez. The first baseman is batting .238/.304/.438 with 54 RBI on the year.
Aug 11 - 11:48 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Josh Bell
4Jake Goebbert
2B1Neil Walker
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Keon Broxton
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Harold Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Charlie Morton
4J.A. Happ
5Tyler Glasnow
6Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Tony Watson
4Jared Hughes
5Rob Scahill
6Bobby LaFromboise
7Jorge Rondon