Yordan Alvarez Houston Astros

Age: 22 (June 27, 1997) | 6' 5" | 225lbs. | Bats: Left Minors: 1b-5 of-65 lf-65 dh-19
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 AL 2019 54 201 35 67 28 57 16 0 19 56 0 0 .333 .414 .697 12 25 .378 36/25/38 18 16
Career 1yr 54 201 35 67 28 57 16 0 19 56 0 0 .333 .414 .697 12 25 .378 n/a
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Yes, hence my "triple crown" comment a few days back.  His "combined year" including AAA is better than Trout or Yelich.  Minute Maid is positively electric when he comes to the plate.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX

Is this rookie having best start to career ever?

... if Alvarez is in the lineup, it will be his 50th MLB game. It also will cap what might be the best 50-game debut by a hitter in at least the past 80 years.

That’s a strong statement, but through 49 games, Alvarez owns a .339/.422/.694 slash line, which produces a park-adjusted wRC+ of 190 (90% better than league average). He has bashed 14 doubles and 17 homers, while driving in 52 runs.


Howard Lynch LynchMob

On local Houston sports radio today they made the observation that IF you combine his 2019 AAA and MLB stats, he'd be on pace to win the triple crown in this, his rookie year.

Its a big if, but impressive nonetheless.  Astros are simply stacked right now.  Fun time to be a fan!

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX

#3 landed on the tracks....a long way from where it was launched. Such a smooth, easy, and powerful swing.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 15

His second homer in his second game was a gift of the baseball.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-astros/2019/06/11/

He'll take it. And if he keeps taking (most) pitches outside the zone, he'll be a force.

Tyler White took note and hit his second homer as well.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 12

Alvarez isn't on the 40-man, so it will be interesting to see what they do to activate him.  Tucker is, so he could be first up.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 4

I think Tyler White has about two weeks to show something. Super 2 is coming up, so it only makes sense for the Astros to hold off on an Alvarez promotion. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 4

Time to bring the rest of the Round Rock offense to Houston, don't you think, Tim?

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 3
Alvarez has now been intentionally walked five times in the past two games. I guess that's what happens when most of the Round Rock offense is now in Houston. It shows the serious respect the opposition has for Alvarez, and at the same time is a huge fail in a League that is supposed to be developmental?
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 3

Yordan Alvarez, LF, Astros. As usual, Alvarez absolutely went off for Triple-A Round Rock. He had three hits and drove in a career-high six RBI. He hit a double and blasted two home runs, one in the first inning and one in the fifth inning. The Astros’ No. 3 prospect had an excellent month of April and is showing no signs of slowing down in May, collecting his second three-hit performance in a row.

Alex Patton Alex
May 17