Jose Alvarado Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 26 (May 21, 1995) | 6' 2" | 245lbs. Minors: p-5
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM AA 2017 2 1 0 0 9 0 11.1 4 1 5 14 2.38 0.79 0.71 4.0 11.1 .143 n/a
TAM AAA 2017 0 2 1 0 16 0 18.1 11 1 13 26 3.93 1.31 1.04 6.4 12.8 .280 n/a
TAM AL 2018 1 6 8 32 70 0 64.0 42 1 29 80 2.39 1.11 0.91 4.1 11.2 .290 55/17/28 13 11
TAM A+ 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
TAM AAA 2019 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.2 2 1 2 3 3.38 1.50 1.69 6.8 10.1 .181 n/a
TAM AL 2019 1 6 7 8 35 1 30.0 29 2 27 39 4.80 1.87 1.52 8.1 11.7 .372 48/22/30 1 1
TAM AL 2020 0 0 0 1 9 0 9.0 9 2 6 13 6.00 1.67 1.67 6.0 13.0 .361 42/25/33 -4 -2
PHI AAA 2021 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 1 0.00 1.00 0.50 9.0 9.0 0.00 n/a
PHI NL 2021 7 1 5 16 64 0 55.2 42 5 47 68 4.20 1.60 1.31 7.6 11.0 .294 57/21/22 5 5
Career 4yrs 9 13 20 57 178 1 158.2 122 10 109 200 3.69 1.46 1.21 6.2 11.3 .312 n/a
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I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Jose Alvarado with a price of $8. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

Alex, short answer -- Yes.

MLB.com glossary: "hold occurs when a relief pitcher enters the game in a save situation and maintains his team's lead for the next relief pitcher, while recording at least one out. ... A pitcher cannot receive a win or a save in a game in which he records a hold."

Fred Herbst Dropdedfred
Jun 27 '18

Do you have to get an out to get a hold?

Or does he not get credit for a hold because he came back to the mound and failed to nail down the save?

The guy who pitched in front of him, Diego Castillo, got credit for a hold. Alvarado was brought in to pitch the ninth to finish off a 1-0 victory -- a save situation if there ever was one. But he walked the first batter and was removed from the mound.

But not from the game. He was sent over to play first in place of Bauers, who was moved to left field while Smith was moved to right and Field left the field.

No, this is not an Abbott and Castello routine. Not really.

Roe struck out Rendon. Man on first, one out, score 1-0, Up steps Soto. Who bats left. Back to the mound goes Alvarado, who throws left.

Soto singles to center.

Up steps Murphy who bats left. Murphy singles to left.

Bases loaded, one out, score still 1-0; in comes Romo in a desperate save situation.

Turner flies to shallow right, Taylor strikes out, Romo gets (another) save.

Fine. Romo owners are ecstatic. Rays fans, both of them, are ecstatic. Their team has played their last 12 games against the Astros, Yankees and Nationals and won seven of them.

But the people who play in holds leagues and have Alvardo active are not happy. The pitcher in front of him, Castillo, got a hold. The pitcher behind him, Roe, got a hold.

Alvarado didn't.

Evidently you do need to get an out. And yes, for a brief moment there, Alvarado was on first.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 27 '18

May 25, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays have traded Alex Colome to Seattle. Normally, we’d have guessed that Sergio Romo would be the man to step in to close, but that has been complicated by their decision to start him both tonight and Sunday. For tonight, we suspect Jose Alvarado would get the ball in the 9th inning. Going forward, they may re-assess and move Romo into a committee with Alvarado, or give him the ball outright. For the time being, both are worth adding if you’re speculating.

Updated hierarchy: Alvarado | Romo | Roe.

Alex Patton Alex
May 26 '18