|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||35.00||.239||98.00||75.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee||22||2||1|| .259|| .227|| .091|
|vs Wood (Career)||12||1||0|| .167||.083||.083|
|vs LHP||12||3||2|| .357|| .750|| .250|
|04/20/2014||George Springer, CF HOU|
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
|Michael Morse, LF SF|
Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT
|04/20/2014||Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL|
Josh Collmenter, RP ARI
Angel Pagan, CF SF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL
Tyler Clippard, RP WAS
|Francisco Liriano, SP PIT|
Billy Hamilton, CF CIN
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT
Allen Craig, 1B STL
|04/20/2014||Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT|
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
|Dexter Fowler, CF HOU|
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
Byron Buxton, CF MIN
Matt Lindstrom, RP CHW
Mike Moustakas, 3B KC
|Last 10 Games|
|Pedro Alvarez mashes sixth home run Thursday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/18/14) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his sixth home run of the season Thurday against the Brewers.
Alvarez managed to find himself on base four times during the game. He singled in the bottom of the fourth, and walked in both the sixth and seventh inning. In the bottom of the eighth, he clubbed a three-run home run off a 93 mph fastball from Wei-Chung Wang.
Alvarez finished the game 2 for 3, with one run scored and three RBI.
|Pirates trio combines for five solo homers |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/10/14) The Pirates managed to score five runs on just five hits Wednesday against the Cubs, and they all came on solo home runs.
Third baseman Pedro Alvarez got the scoring started with his fifth-inning shot, and he followed that up with one more in the ninth. The Pirates also got a two home-run game out of catcher Russell Martin, while Travis Snider added his own longball in the 7-5 loss.
Alvarez now has four home runs on the season, while Snider and Martin both went deep for the first time in Wednesday's game.
|Pedro Alvarez goes yard twice in win over Cardinals |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez came up big at the plate, launching a pair of home runs in his team's 12-2 win over the Cardinals.
Alvarez took St. Louis starter Shelby Miller deep for a pair of solo home runs in the second and fourth innings, respectively. He drove in another run on a ground out in the eighth inning and finished 2 for 4 with one walk, three runs and three RBI. He improved his batting average to .158 (3 for 19) on the year.
|Pedro Alvarez smacks two doubles Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(2/28/14) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez led the charge offensively in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays, going 2 for 3 with two doubles and two runs before being replaced defensively.
Alvarez has been one of the more prolific power hitters at his position over the last two seasons, with 66 home runs to his credit, and he just missed his first home run of the spring when he picked up his first double with a shot off the center field wall. He's looking to improve on last season's .233/.296/.473 line.
|Pirates want Pedro Alvarez to become a 'better hitter with power' |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/9/14) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit a career-high 36 home runs in 2013, but he also struck out a career-high 186 times and posted a .296 on-base percentage. However, Alvarez one of the team's top performers in the NLDS against St. Louis, batting .353 with a .421 on-base percentage, .941 slugging percentage, 1.362 OPS, three home runs and six RBI in five games.
The Pirates hope Alvarez becomes a better all-around offensive player in 2014.
"We continue to maximize what he showed in September and October," general manager Neal Huntington said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "And that was the ability to close down and the ability to close some of those holes and to become a better hitter with power [rather] than a power hitter that occasionally gets hits. He's making great strides there, he's so intelligent, he cares so much, he works so hard."
|On the surface, Pedro Alvarez was about the same player in 2013 that he was in 2012, but the key difference was that he was much more consistent the second time around. While in 2012, 20 of his 30 homers were confined to two one-month periods from mid-April to mid-May and mid-June to mid-July, he never went too long without a home run in 2013. That may not make much of a difference in Rotisserie leagues, other than to verify that his 30-homer breakout wasn't just the result of two insane hot streaks, but it does matter to Head-to-Head owners, who are now comfortable starting him from week to week. Well ... relatively speaking, anyway. Alvarez still has major drawbacks -- most obviously, his penchant for swinging and missing, which keeps his batting average in the pits. He's the quintessential all-or-nothing slugger, even more so than Jay Bruce or Mark Trumbo. Still, as weak as third base is shaping up to be, you won't do much better than Alvarez after the Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Donaldson and Martin Prado types go off the board. And in Rotisserie leagues, you won't find a sure 30 homers any later in the draft.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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