|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||545.00||33.00||.255||94.00||73.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati||22||4||1|| .357|| .318|| .182|
|vs Arroyo (Career)||8||4||1||1.250||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||164||37||13|| .295|| .488|| .226|
|Last 10 Games|
|Pedro Alvarez hits another home run|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/17/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his 15th home run of the year Sunday against the Dodgers.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Alvarez hit a three-run home run on the sixth pitch of his at-bat against Zack Greinke. Alvarez is now hitting .213/.283/.454 in 207 at-bats.
|Pedro Alvarez hits 14th home run|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(6/12/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his 14th home run as part of a huge game in Tuesday's win over San Francisco.
Alvarez finished 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBI. The hulking third baseman has been hot for a solid 25 games now -- since he broke out of an 0-for-14 slump May 9, Alvarez owns a .277/.344/.639 line with nine home runs (a pace of 59 over 162 games).
|Pedro Alvarez held without a hit in return|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6/2/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez endured a quiet night at the dish in his first game back from a wisdom-tooth extraction Saturday night against the Reds.
Alvarez finished 0 for 2 with a walk and a strikeout in a 2-0 defeat. He is hitting .198/.258/.401 in 48 games.
|Pedro Alvarez back in the lineup|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/1/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Reds, after missing the previous two games due to wisdom tooth extraction.
Alvarez was originally in the starting lineup Friday, but was a late scratch due to lingering soreness.
|Pedro Alvarez a late scratch Friday|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/31/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was a late scratch Friday night against the Reds, as he is still dealing with soreness from having his wisdom teeth taken out earlier in the week. He was replaced by Brandon Inge.
Pirates 4, Reds 0
Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Cole the Pirates' great, big hope
Talented 22-year-old righthander Gerrit Cole carries the promise to take the Pirates where they haven't been in awhile. Almost singlehandedly it seems, he's helped raise Pittsburgh's standards.
Pedro Alvarez hits another home run
Dodgers edge Pirates in 11
Juan Uribe singled home Andre Ethier in the top of the 11th inning to rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
Hit Parade for Week 12
The Braves play eight games in Fantasy Week 12 while the Athletics are scheduled to face seven righties. Our Scott White runs through all of the trends and matchups for owners to consider.
|Pedro Alvarez was one of the biggest disappointments in Fantasy after his dismal 2011 campaign but showed in 2012 why the Pirates took him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft. He hit 16 home runs with 50 RBI in the first half and finished with career highs in homers (30), RBI (85) and slugging percentage (.467). While his .244 average was not that impressive, it was well above the .191 mark he posted the year before and it looks as though the 25-year-old is finally ready to become a reliable option in Fantasy. The Pirates are counting on Alvarez, along with Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker, to reverse the losing trends in Pittsburgh. Fantasy owners are hoping he can continue to progress as a power-hitting third baseman. At a deeper-than-you-might-think position in Fantasy, you could wait fairly late for him on Draft Day and get some good value. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/20/13||@ CIN||12:35 pm||Homer Bailey|
|6/21/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|6/22/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Jason Vargas|
|6/23/13||@ LAA||3:35 pm||Joe Blanton|
|6/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|6/26/13||@ SEA||3:40 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|6/28/13||MIL||7:05 pm||Alfredo Figaro|