Yordan Alvarez Houston Astros

Age: 24 (June 27, 1997) | 6' 5" | 225lbs. | Bats: Left DH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
HOU A 2017 32 111 26 40 23 36 6 0 9 33 2 0 .360 .468 .658 17 26 .449 n/a
HOU A+ 2017 58 224 19 62 19 41 11 3 3 36 6 1 .277 .329 .393 8 16 .316 n/a
HOU AFL 2017 4 16 1 5 1 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 .312 .353 .438 6 35 .500 n/a
HOU AA 2018 43 169 39 55 19 45 13 0 12 46 5 2 .325 .389 .615 10 24 .377 n/a
HOU AAA 2018 45 166 24 43 23 47 8 0 8 28 1 0 .259 .349 .452 12 25 .315 n/a
HOU AAA 2019 56 213 50 73 38 50 16 0 23 71 2 1 .343 .443 .742 15 20 .355 n/a
HOU AL 2019 87 313 58 98 52 94 26 0 27 78 0 0 .313 .412 .655 14 25 .366 38/25/37 21 19
HOU AL 2020 2 8 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 .250 .333 .625 0 11 .167 57/14/29 2 2
HOU AL 2021 81 305 55 86 25 93 17 1 17 60 1 0 .282 .348 .511 7 27 .350 41/23/36 14 13
Career 3yrs 170 626 115 186 77 188 43 1 45 142 1 0 .297 .381 .585 11 26 .355 n/a
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Yesterday's Second Biggest Play

Batter: Yordan Alvarez (HOU)

Pitcher: Garrett Crochet (CHW)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 1 out, 0-1 count, Runner On 1st

Score:  HOU 1, CHW 1

Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
1 run scored on the play
HOU went from a 64% win probability to a walkoff 2-1 win

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 19

Yordan Alvarez (DH) HOU - Jun. 11
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=784185

Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 12-8 loss to Boston.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: During a wild back-and-forth affair at Fenway Park, Alvarez's two-run double in the third inning was the first of six lead changes on the day. He's driven in runs in three straight contests, knocking in five with a home run and two doubles. Houston's primary designated hitter is up to .305/.356/.521 with 33 RBI over 49 games.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 12

Yordan Alvarez (DH) HOU - Apr. 16

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=771240

Alvarez (COVID-19 protocols) is unlikely to return during the Astros' current five-game road trip, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Alvarez and four of his teammates were placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday. It's not clear whether Alvarez has tested positive for the virus, but manager Dusty Baker said Friday that all five of the players on the COVID-19 IL will likely be sidelined for at least the next five games. Aledmys Diaz and Ronnie Dawson should continue to serve as Houston's primary designated hitter while Alvarez is sidelined.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 17

Yordan Alvarez (DH) HOU - Apr. 14

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=770838

Alvarez was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Alvarez was one of five Astros who were placed on the injured list Wednesday. While the team hasn't specifically stated that the players have been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, it appears as though the players are currently in MLB's health and safety protocols. It's not yet clear whether Alvarez has tested positive for COVID-19, but he'll be able to return as soon as he's clears the protocols that pertain to his specific situation. Aledmys Diaz could serve as the team's primary designated hitter in Alvarez's absence.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 15

Yordan Alvarez (DH) HOU - Feb. 27

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=763699

Alvarez (knee) will spend some time at first base during spring training if he's healthy, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The Astros tried playing Alvarez at first base when he was in the minors, but the experiment never translated to major-league time at the position. While the team will test him out at first base once again this spring, it's not yet clear whether he'll be considered to play the position at any point during the regular season in 2021. The 23-year-old enters the season as a DH-only player and is "very unlikely" to play in the outfield this year, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 28

If you're wondering, he played 10 games in the outfield in 2019.

Yordan Alvarez (DH) HOU - Feb. 26

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=763678

Astros manager Dusty Baker suggested that it's 'very unlikely' that Alvarez (knees) will play in the outfield this season, even if it's just a game or two per week, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. "It's shown in the past that whenever [Alvarez] plays in the outfield, he's hurting for two or three days, you know what I mean?" Baker said. "Who knows? That's very speculative as to how much he's going to play or how he's going to feel. We're a long way from making that determination, I think. We're just trying to get him on the field as the DH first."

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Alvarez already enters this season as a DH-only player, and while this news isn't really a surprise, it reinforces that we won't likely gain a position of eligibility this season.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 27

Where do we go for the first comment of the 2021 season? To Rotowire of course!

As soon as we get to the solstice, I start counting.

Yordan Alvarez (DH) HOU - Dec. 15

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=762035

Alvarez (knees) posted a video of himself running the bases on his personal Instagram account Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 23-year-old was running on an anti-gravity treadmill in mid-October, and he's continued to progress his running program over the past couple months. Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees in late August, and it's a good sign to see him on the basepaths with no obvious limitations. There's still a couple months before the start of spring training, and Alvarez is expected to be ready by that point. 

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20
Fangraphs: EV 98.6 HardHit 71% HR/FB 50% LD%+ 67 Pull 43% Cent 29% Oppo 29%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20