Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/18/13
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Pedro Alvarez has gotten off to a very slow start offensively this season for the Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates have started to find their bats the last few days and it is coming along with the fine starting pitching that they have been getting from their rotation combined with a great bullpen. One persons bat who has still not had any impact on a ball game whatsoever, is the bat of Pedro Alvarez, the starting third basemen for the Buccos. There is no denying the fact that Alvarez is a 30+ home run, 100+ RBI bat in the waiting to put those numbers up year in and year out. Unfortunately, this season has been a mighty struggle for Alvarez, hitting .089 with 1 home run (which came tonight), and 3 RBI. Clearly, not a start the Pirates or Alvarez envisioned. Career numbers for Pedro Alvarez show us that when he is not striking out, he is hitting some doubles and home runs. He has a career batting average of .231, and his best batting average in a season came in 2010, when he...
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