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Henderson Alvarez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Henderson Alvarez allowed one run on five hits over seven innings as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday.
Alvarez continued a string of impressive starts, allowing only a solo home run to Kolten Wong on the afternoon. He also went 3-for-4 at the dish to boot. The right-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in a start in his past nine outings, lowering his ERA to 2.27. Alvarez has one more start before the All-Star break, and that will come Saturday at the Mets. Jul 6 - 8:38 PM

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Henderson Alvarez took a no-decision, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 5-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Alvarez was in line for the win until Kevin Gregg allowed back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to tie the ballgame at 4-4. Alvarez was solid, however, allowing seven hits, walking one, and striking out three in the effort. The right-hander's solid season continues, as he is the proud owner of a 2.33 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 67/21 K/BB ratio. Alvarez will face the Cardinals on the road in his next start.
Jul 1 - 11:34 PM

Henderson Alvarez improved to 5-3, allowing two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday.

That's now seven consecutive starts in which Alvarez has allowed two runs or fewer. Of the seven hits Alvarez allowed, only one went for extra bases. He also yielded only two walks while striking out three. The right-hander has an impressive 2.32 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 64/20 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Phillies again in his next start, but he'll have the benefit of home field advantage.
Jun 25 - 10:14 PM

Henderson Alvarez held the Mets scoreless over 6 1/3 innings on Friday as part of a 3-2 victory.

Alvarez got the victory, but he owes an assist to Marcell Ozuna, who threw out the potential tying run at the plate in both the eighth and ninth innings. Alvarez gave up seven hits, but six of them were singles. He also struck out five batters without issuing a walk. The 24-year-old has now thrown 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Mets and owns a 1.44 ERA at home this season. The strikeouts aren't always going to be there, but Alvarez is an undervalued asset in fantasy leagues.
Jun 20 - 11:06 PM

Henderson Alvarez settled for a no-decision in spite of another strong effort Sunday, as he held the Pirates to two runs over seven frames in a 3-2 victory.

Alvarez struck out six while allowing seven hits and walking two. He was in line for a hard-luck loss before the Marlins' offense rallied to tie in the eighth and eventually win in extra innings. Alvarez showed no ill effects from last week's groin injury while watching his ERA actually go up a bit to 2.56. He'll try to keep it going next weekend at home versus the Mets.
Jun 15 - 5:16 PM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said after Sunday's game that Henderson Alvarez suffered a strained left hip and should be able to make his next scheduled start.

Alvarez was pulled from Sunday's outing against the Cubs after he landed awkwardly while covering first base on a ground ball to Garrett Jones. He's considered day-to-day for the time being, but should be safe to insert into fantasy lineups next week.
Jun 8 - 5:58 PM

Henderson Alvarez was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Cubs in the sixth inning due to an apparent injury.

Alvarez landed awkwardly while covering first base to take a throw from Garrett Jones. He had fired 5 1/3 scoreless innings to that point, but left a pair of runners on base who both came around to score. The team should provide an update on his status and availability for his next start soon.
Jun 8 - 4:16 PM

Henderson Alvarez dazzled on Tuesday, throwing a nine-inning shutout against the Rays on just 88 pitches.

The outing marks Alvarez's league-leading third shutout of the season. The Rays banged out eight hits, but seven were singles and catcher Jeff Mathis helped erase two of them by throwing out a pair of attempted base-stealers. Alvarez also didn't issue a walk and struck out five. The effort evened out his record at 3-3 and lowered his ERA to 2.62, continuing what has been a fantastic season for the right-hander. Alvarez will face the Cubs in the road in his next outing.
Jun 3 - 9:25 PM

Henderson Alvarez (elbow) has been cleared to start on Tuesday against the Rays after throwing a 20-pitch bullpen pain-free.

Alvarez was removed from Wednesday's game against the Nationals with stiffness in his right elbow. Saturday's bullpen gave the Marlins all the assurance they needed to let Alvarez take his next regularly-scheduled turn in the rotation. Alvarez owns a 2.97 ERA with a 40/16 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings with a league-leading two shutouts through 11 starts this season.
May 31 - 2:03 PM

Henderson Alvarez (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Saturday and remains on track to start Tuesday against the Rays.

Alvarez was removed from Wednesday's start after five innings due to some minor elbow soreness, but he's expected to be fine. The young right-hander sports a nice 2.97 ERA over 11 starts this season.
May 30 - 3:51 PM

Henderson Alvarez got the no-decision, tossing five shutout innings as the Marlins defeated the Nationals 8-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday.

Alvarez was effective, allowing only five hits without a walk while striking out two. However, he exited after five innings due to stiffness in his right elbow, a precautionary move on the part of the Marlins. Alvarez has been great for the Marlins out of the rotation, now sporting a 2.97 ERA. If he is healthy enough to take his next turn in the rotation, he will face the Rays at home.
May 28 - 11:08 PM

Henderson Alvarez left Wednesday's game with right elbow stiffness.

There was definitely something at play, as Alvarez had held the Nationals to five hits and no runs through five innings of work before being removed. The Marlins are saying the move was precautionary, so he may not have to miss a start. More should be known in the coming days.
May 28 - 9:14 PM

Tuesday's game between the Marlins and Nationals has been postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been announced. The Marlins will push Henderson Alvarez back a day, but the Nationals will skip Blake Treinen.
May 27 - 7:20 PM

Henderson Alvarez wasn't involved in the decision after blanking the Phillies for seven innings on Thursday.

Alvarez deserved better after leaving with a 3-0 lead. A.J. Ramos retired one of two batters to start the eighth, but since that brought up the Chase Utley-Ryan Howard duo, Mike Redmond predictably went to Mike Dunn. Dunn gave up a double to Utley and a sac fly to Howard. Unfortunately, Ramos was unavailable to come back in at that point and Redmond wasn't about to go to Steve Cishek in the eighth. Marlon Byrd went on to hit a game-tying homer off Dunn, taking Alvarez out of the mix for the win.
May 22 - 4:06 PM

Henderson Alvarez allowed five runs on seven hits over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Will Venable hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning, and it didn't really get much better from there. Alvarez finished with three walks and two strikeouts in his four innings. It was just a bad outing in what's otherwise been a productive year thus far for the right-hander, who owns a 3.33 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with two shutouts through eight starts. He'll look to regain that form Friday at the Giants.
May 11 - 10:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Justin Bour
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jeff Baker
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Brad Hand
7Chris Hatcher
8Jacob Turner
9Kevin Gregg
10Sam Dyson
11Dan Jennings