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Pedro Alvarez | Third Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 and smacked his sixth homer Thursday against the Brewers.
Alvarez is now tied with Mark Trumbo and Jose Bautista for the major league lead in homers. He also walked twice tonight. He entered the game 1-for-21 with no RBI in his previous six games. Apr 17 - 10:41 PM

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Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Reds to drop his season batting line to .161/.277/.446.

The Pirates had just three hits on the day and struck out 12 times. Alvarez has homered five times and driven in 10 runs to keep his fantasy value afloat, but there's a good chance he'll wind up hitting in the low-.200s again this season.
Apr 16 - 3:08 PM

Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead three-run homer off James Russell in the seventh in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Cubs on Thursday.

That's five homers for Alvarez to go along with his two singles and one double. It gives him an odd .229/.341/.686 line for the season. But while he's not hitting for average, he's struck out just six times in nine games, which is an encouraging sign for him. He's coming off back-to-back 180-strikeout campaigns.
Apr 10 - 6:06 PM

Pedro Alvarez homered twice, but it wasn't enough as the Pirates lost to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Alvarez finished 2-for-4 on the night. His first blast game in the fifth inning off of Jason Hammel, and the second was off of Pedro Strop in the ninth. Alvarez is up to four home runs and is coming off of a 36-homer season.
Apr 9 - 10:58 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

The Pirates' three through six hitters each had two hits apiece as the Bucs banged out 11 hits and seven runs on the night. Alvarez delivered a two-run double in the first inning off Edwin Jackson, his first double of the year. The pair of runs batted in gives him five RBI through seven games.
Apr 8 - 11:55 PM

Pedro Alvarez had a big night Friday against the Cardinals, going 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI, and three runs scored.

Alvarez also drew a walk and notched the fifth stolen base of his career. And off Yadier Molina, no less. Not bad. Not bad at all. Alvarez owns a 30 percent strikeout rate for his career and has shown no signs of progress with his plate discipline, so odds are he'll have another batting average in the low .200s, but the power should be there once again.
Apr 4 - 11:51 PM

Pedro Alvarez settled for a single in seven at-bats Wednesday against the Cubs.

He also struck out twice and made an error at third. After taking a couple of days off at the end of the spring to work on things, he's opened the season 1-for-11. He'll probably start piling up homers soon enough, but we're not fans of his for fantasy purposes.
Apr 3 - 1:26 AM

Pedro Alvarez had a two-run homer and an RBI single to lead the Pirates to a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Monday.

Typically a slow starter, Alvarez has never hit more than two homers in an exhibition season. The homer today was his first of the spring, but he's off to a nice 5-for-12 start with a pair of doubles.
Mar 3 - 5:17 PM

Pedro Alvarez drove in both Pirates runs with a pair of doubles Friday against the Blue Jays.

Since the Pirates haven't secured the quality first baseman they wanted, it looks like Alvarez is pretty much assured the cleanup spot initially. That's good news for his fantasy value, but he still doesn't come recommended with the price tag he's commanding.
Feb 28 - 3:48 PM

Pirates avoided arbitration with 3B Pedro Alvarez by agreeing to a one-year, $4.25 million contract.

It comes as a bit of a surprise, as many felt the two sides were headed for an arbitration hearing. Alvarez batted .233/.296/.473 last season for the Pirates while slugging 36 home runs and driving in 100 runs.
Jan 17 - 1:40 PM

Pedro Alvarez had the Pirates' lone RBI as they fell to the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS on Wednesday.

The Pirates didn't get it done, but it wasn't for lack of trying on Alvarez' part -- he finished the series batting .353/.421/.941 with six RBI. He became the first player in baseball history to record a run batted in in each of his first six postseason games, as he also had an RBI in the Wild Card win over the Reds.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 11:05:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez had the Pirates' only hit Monday, launching a solo homer in a loss to the Cardinals.

Michael Wacha had a no-hitter going with one out in the eighth inning when Alvaraz turned around a fastball and sent it nearly 450 feet to right-center field. It was the third baseman's third home run in four NLDS games. Unfortunately for the Pirates, they were unable to get anything else going against Wacha and the Cards' bullpen.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 06:18:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez delivered the game-winning hit in Sunday's 5-3 victory over the Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLDS.

Alvarez came to the dish against Kevin Siegrist with two men on and one out in the eighth inning, and came through with an RBI single to right to give the Pirates the lead. He's having a very productive series to this point, hitting .308 with a homer and five RBI.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez doubled and ripped a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Alvarez hit a drive in the second inning that went for a ground-rule double after center fielder Jon Jay got a bad read on it. His third-inning blast was a no-doubter, though, traveling comfortably over the center field wall. Alvarez has now gone deep in each of the first two games of the NLDS.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez blasted a solo homer in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

Alvarez took Wainwright's first pitch of the fifth inning into the upper deck in right field. Unfortunately for the Pirates, it was the lone run and one of only four hits on the day. Andrew McCutchen had a pair of base knocks and Justin Morneau also had a hit for the Bucs.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 08:12:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Travis Ishikawa
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Jose Tabata
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Wandy Rodriguez
5Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Mark Melancon
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Bryan Morris
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez