|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||545.00||33.00||.255||94.00||73.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee||22||2||1|| .130|| .227|| .091|
|vs Fiers (Career)||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||111||20||7|| .244|| .378|| .180|
|05/22/2013||Ryan Braun, LF MIL||Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT|
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|05/22/2013||Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS|
Jered Weaver, SP LAA
|Manny Machado, 3B BAL|
Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT
|05/22/2013||Yonder Alonso, 1B SD|
Tom Wilhelmsen, RP SEA
Phil Hughes, SP NYY
|Josh Rutledge, 2B COL|
Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|Pedro Alvarez mashes eighth home run|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his eighth home run, the decider in a 1-0 win Sunday over Houston.
Alvarez continues to struggle with his average (.201) and making contact (31.5 percent strikeout rate), but his power continues to show up. He's on pace for another 30 home run season with Sunday's blast.
|Pedro Alvarez records rare stolen base|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez stole the third base of his career Thursday night against the Brewers as part of a 0-for-2 day that also featured one walk and one run scored.
Alvarez entered play Thursday with just two steals in 354 games and 1,370 career plate appearances. He recorded one stolen base in each of the last two years. Alvarez has hit just .188/.237/.336 with six home runs in 139 plate appearances this season.
|Pedro Alvarez sits against righty|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Brewers with a right-hander on the mound.
Manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the 26-year-old sat due to the matchup. Alvarez has gone 0 for 15 in his career against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo.
"I've watched him go against (Gallardo) for two straight years, and this is the third year," Hurdle said. "We'll try something different."
It was his first time sitting against a righty since June 5, 2012.
|Pedro Alvarez breaks skid with home run|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez broke an 0-for-14 slide in his previous four games with a 2-for-3 game Thursday against the Mets that included a home run, his sixth of the season. His batting average, which had dipped to .168, is now .182.
|Pedro Alvarez getting less selective|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(5/7/13) Coming into this season, Pedro Alvarez had rightfully earned the reputation for being an all-or-nothing hitter. So far this year, he has done nothing to dispel that image and everything to reinforce it.
Alvarez has five home runs, but he has been striking out more often and walking less. He's also batting just .178, and he has yet to get a base hit on a flyball that stayed in the park. Some of that may be bad luck, but it hasn't helped that he has already produced eight infield flies. Those strikeouts and popups are products of an increasingly undisciplined approach, as Alvarez is swinging at pitches more often, particularly at those outside the strike zone.
Owners could live with Alvarez hitting .250, as long as he produces power, and in past seasons -- both in the majors and the minors -- he has shown the potential to do just that. Until he shows progress, though, find a place on your bench for the Pirates' slugger.
Pirates spoil Garza's strong return from DL, down Cubs
Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled a strong return to the mound for Matt Garza with a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Pedro Alvarez mashes eighth home run
Locke, Alvarez homer foil Harrell, help Pirates stay hot
Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the eighth time in 10 games, 1-0 over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Justin Upton, Pedro Alvarez combine for 923 feet of home run
Justin Upton of the Braves and Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates went deep Friday night -- very, very deep.
Astros flub bases-loaded fly in 9th, handing Pirates a win
Jimmy Paredes dropped Russell Martin's bases-loaded fly ball when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, the second missed catch by a Houston right fielder, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4 Friday night.
|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|
|5/25/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|5/26/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|5/27/13||@ DET||1:08 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/28/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/29/13||DET||7:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/30/13||DET||7:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/31/13||CIN||7:05 pm||Johnny Cueto|