Yordan Alvarez Houston Astros

Age: 24 (June 27, 1997) | 6' 5" | 225lbs. | Bats: Left OF-41 DH-98
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 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 144 537 92 149 50 145 35 1 33 104 1 0 .277 .346 .531 8 24 .320 38/23/39 27 26
HOU AL 2022 32 116 24 30 19 25 3 0 12 22 0 0 .259 .360 .595 14 18 .225 39/21/40 7 6
Career 4yrs 265 974 176 279 121 265 64 1 73 208 1 0 .286 .370 .579 11 24 .321 n/a
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Correction: Alvarez eans $26, not $25, in 5x5. Go to Stats, sort by American League/Batters/4x4/Descending and you'll see him tied with Jose Altuve, whose stats are closer than you think.

Sort by 5x5 and he falls a dollar behind.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 5 '21

Good call, Bob. In the new formulas, Alvarez earns $27 in 4x4, $25 in 5x5.

Now the pitchers.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 30 '21

He'll earn more in the revised formulas. I hope to get to that this week.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 23 '21

How did he "only" earn 24/23 this year?  Batted .277 with 33 HR and 104 BI?  That has gotta be high twenties, no?

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Oct 23 '21

They only have 7 players who were on the 2017 team and that includes Verlander, who was out all season, and Marwin Gonzalez, who came back as a late in-season free agent and isn't on the post season roster.  Sure, the entire infield was on the 2017 team and they are the faces of the franchise, but the roster has turned over by 80% in that time.  Altuve, Bregman, Correa, Gurriel, and McCullers. That's the five on the post season roster.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 23 '21

“I wasn’t here with the team in 2017, but I’ve gotten booed just as equally as anybody else."

https://nypost.com/2021/10/22/astros-reach-world-series-with-rout-of-red-sox-in-alcs-game-6/

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 23 '21

It's not like going to the Red Sox bullpen is such a great idea.  Good for Cora.  It's Chris Sale for chrissakes.

Mike Landau ML-
Oct 22 '21

Ken Rosnethal taking a more detailed look:

... Sale began the sixth by issuing a five-pitch walk to Jose Altuve. Michael Brantley then reached when Sox first baseman Kyle Schwarber, perhaps preoccupied with Altuve in motion on a hit-and-run, dropped a throw from third baseman Rafael Devers. With runners on first and third, Alex Bregmanbounced out to Sale. But then came Alvarez, whose double made it a 3-for-3 night for him off Sale — this, after he had produced a sacrifice fly and single against him in Game 1.

Cora reasoned, “sometimes we get caught up too much on third time through the order” (true) and that Sale, “was throwing the ball great” (also true, at least until his velocity dipped slightly in the sixth). Still, the whole thing was reminiscent of former Mets manager Terry Collins sticking too long with Matt Harvey in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, a decision that, ahem, I happened to agree with.

Maybe Cora, like Collins, got caught up in the moment with a pitcher he cherished, a pitcher who had struck out Kyle Tucker on a 98.5-mph fastball, his hardest pitch since 2018, to end the fourth inning. Or maybe Cora did not trust his bullpen, other than Garrett Whitlock, against the top of the Astros’ lineup. Altuve had hit a home run off right-hander Tanner Houck in Game 1.

“I understand how people think, but there were two lefties coming up too in that pocket, right? Brantley, who (Sale) did an amazing job early on (striking him out twice), and we had Alvarez. Still, he is Chris Sale. He is a lefty. He has made a living getting lefties out,” Cora said.

Entering Wednesday night, that was true even this season; Sale had held lefties to a .339 OPS, while righties had smoked him for an .887 mark. But Alvarez is a different kind of left-handed hitter, one whose .580 slugging percentage against lefties since entering the league in 2019 is the highest left-on-left mark in the majors. And he had proven in two separate games this series that he was not at all uncomfortable against Sale.

theathletic.com

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 21 '21


Yesterday's Second Biggest Play

Batter: Yordan Alvarez (HOU)

Pitcher: Chris Sale (BOS)

Situation: Top 6th, 1 out, 0-0 count, Runners On 2nd and 3rd

Score:  HOU 1, BOS 0

Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
2 runs scored on the play and HOU's win probability increased 12% points, to 86%
HOU went on to win the game, 9-1

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 21 '21

Rotoworld:

09.23: Yordan Alvarez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Angels due to general soreness. (Alvarez was 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored before getting lifted in the eighth inning of a game that ultimately
went 12 innings. "He was sore. We just could not take a chance," Astros
manager Dusty Baker told reporters after the victory. "We had to protect
him. We just can't lose him. He probably won't play tomorrow ... It
wasn't his knee.")

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 23 '21