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Henderson Alvarez | Starting Pitcher | #58

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / TOR
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Henderson Alvarez has elected to become a free agent.
Alvarez made three starts for the Phillies, and posted a 4.30 ERA with six strikeouts and 11 walks in 14 2/3 innings. Once a promising young right-hander, his injury history now makes him a potential minor-league flier at best at this point. Oct 4 - 4:56 PM

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Henderson Alvarez struggled with control in his 2017 finale, walking six and allowing three runs over 4 2/3 innings against the Mets.

Truthfully, Alvarez did well to keep the Mets to three runs with as poor as his command was Saturday. The New York club also recorded five hits against him, and the 27-year-old failed to strike out a batter in the outing. He showed some good and some bad in a three-start showcase at the end of the year, finishing with a 4.30 ERA and 1.70 WHIP, and another year removed from shoulder woes, it will be interesting to see what the Phillies have in store for him in 2018.
Oct 1 - 1:03 AM

Henderson Alvarez threw five scoreless innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday against the Braves.

Alvarez scattered five hits and three walks in his second start of the season, a marked improvement from his debut in which he allowed four runs in a loss to the A's. The right-hander is still rounding into form after missing two and a half years due to shoulder troubles, but he could be an interesting free agent case this winter if he's able to finish strong. Alvarez has one more start to show what he's got, facing off with the Mets on Friday.
Sep 23 - 10:43 PM

Henderson Alvarez gave up four runs in five innings of work in a loss to the Athletics on Sunday.

It was the first time Alvarez has pitched in over two and a half years, so let's first credit Alvarez for working his way back. As for the results on Sunday, things wouldn't have been so bad if not for two two-run homers given up to the mighty Matt Olson and the not-so-mighty Chad Pinder. He walked just two, and struck out four. He should make his second start of the year on Saturday when the Phillies take on Atlanta.
Sep 17 - 6:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Henderson Alvarez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Alvarez is expected to make his Phillies debut on Sunday against the Athletics. It'll be his first appearance in the major leagues in nearly 850 days and he is not a recommended streamer in these all-important weeks of the fantasy baseball calendar.
Sep 13 - 3:58 PM

Henderson Alvarez is expected to start for the Phillies on Sunday against the Athletics.

Alvarez signed with the Phillies in late August after posting a 3.09 ERA in 32 innings (seven starts) with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. He then pitched well in a short run with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but the 27-year-old right-hander has not appeared in a major league game since 2015 and is a poor fantasy bet down the stretch.
Sep 12 - 4:52 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Phillies are calling up right-hander Henderson Alvarez.

Alvarez just signed with the Phillies late last month after pitching for the independent Long Island Ducks. He posted a 2.84 ERA and 8/6 K/BB ratio in 19 innings over three starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 27-year-old hasn't pitched in them majors since May of 2015 due to shoulder issues, but he's an interesting flier for Philadelphia.
Sep 11 - 3:21 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Phillies are set to sign free agent right-hander Henderson Alvarez.

It's expected to be a minor league deal. He'll make a prorated salary of $750,000 if he's called up by the Phillies. Alvarez hasn't appeared in a major league game since May of 2015 due to shoulder issues, but Heyman writes that he's been hitting 98 mph while pitching for the independent Long Island Ducks, though he had more walks (14) than strikeouts (13) in 32 innings. We're not expecting much from a fantasy perspective.
Aug 22 - 1:10 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Henderson Alvarez has signed with the independent league Long Island Ducks.

Alvarez is hoping to show he's healthy in indy ball after missing most of the last two seasons with shoulder issues. If he can, he could be scooped up by a major league team relatively quickly. Either way, it's unlikely he'll contribute in 2017.
Jul 14 - 12:39 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, free agent Henderson Alvarez has a showcase Friday morning in Miami.

Heyman says 14 teams have already expressed interest in Alvarez, who is finally back to 100 percent after batting serious shoulder troubles for the last few years. The 27-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 2015.
Jun 22 - 1:50 PM

Free agent right-hander Henderson Alvarez said he plans to throw for MLB scouts in March.

Alvarez has been through nearly as many surgeries as live major league appearances over the last two seasons due to shoulder trouble, but the 26-year-old is currently long-tossing from 120 feet and feeling strong. He told Manolo Hernandez of Beisbol Por Gotas on Tuesday that seven teams have asked for updates on his progress. There should be a minor league contract out there somewhere for him.
Feb 21 - 7:20 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that "many teams" have requested medicals on Henderson Alvarez.

The length of Alvarez's medicals are War and Peace-esque at this point, but Heyman says the righty is expected to be game-ready by May after surgery last September on his biceps and shoulder. The right-hander is obviously a huge question mark after making just four starts in the majors the last two years due to injury, but he'll only cost a minor league deal at this point.
Jan 29 - 1:48 PM

Athletics sent RHP Henderson Alvarez outright to Triple-A Nashville.

The A's have cleared a ton of space on their 40-man roster the last couple days. Alvarez had surgery on his biceps and shoulder last month and is a non-tender candidate this winter.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez underwent surgery on his upper right (throwing) arm on Tuesday.

Alvarez had a bicep tenodesis procedure as well as an excision of a bony exostosis in his shoulder, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. It's the second major upper-arm surgery for Alvarez in the last 14 months and he heads back into free agency as a big question mark. The 26-year-old got a one-year, $4.25 million deal from Oakland last winter but didn't throw a single pitch in an Athletics uniform.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:45:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez is scheduled to have his shoulder surgery on Tuesday.

The Athletics gave Alvarez a one-year, $4.25 million contract over the winter, but he didn't throw a pitch in the majors this season and is now headed for his second shoulder surgery in the past 14 months. More should be known about a timetable once the procedure is completed.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 07:32:00 PM

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2Cameron Rupp
3Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Rhys Hoskins
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
2J.P. Crawford
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Nick Williams
2Daniel Nava
3Hyun Soo Kim
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
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PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jerad Eickhoff
3Nick Pivetta
4Ben Lively
5Mark Leiter
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Vince Velasquez
9Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Luis Garcia
3Adam Morgan
4Hoby Milner
5Edubray Ramos
6Jesen Therrien
7Yacksel Rios
8Kevin Siegrist
9Ricardo Pinto
10Zac Curtis
11Victor Arano
12Henderson Alvarez