Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 5/6/12
Pedro Alvarez (credits below) Welcome to week six's edition of the waiver wire. Sorry for the tardy/brief writeup this week, as I'm dealing with a sick wife and son at home. Pedro Alvarez (Pit-3B | 46% Y! and 68% ESPN) Many scouting outlets salivated over Alvarez’s “70” power and suggested he could display a .300/400/.500 triple slash year-in and year-out. However, lack of success in 2010 and 2011 turned the former first overall pick by the Pirates’ into a post-hype sleeper. Thus far in 2012, Alvarez has exceeded his home run output of 2011 in just one-third of the at-bats. His HR/FB rate of 31% is clearly unsustainable, so one would expect for the rate at which Alvarez puts the ball into the stands to decline. Even when his HR/FB rate comes back to earth, I wouldn’t be surprised if Alvarez blasted 25-30 homers and knocked in 75-80 RBIs on the season. The lack of depth at third base, and injuries to players like Evan Longoria and Kevin Youkilis make Pedro Alvarez a must-own player...
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