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Fantasy Baseball Sleeper: Pedro Alvarez

Getty Images It has been a long awaited four months and baseball is finally here! Now that baseball is back, it means that fantasy baseball has arrived. It is time to start drafting teams, but before you start drafting, you need a plan of attack. You need to know whom you will get the best value for and whom you just need to avoid altogether. My advice, look for sleeper picks that...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez to Miss a Few Games With Elbow Discomfort

Pedro Alvarez has been out the last few days with discomfort in his right elbow, according to a Pittsburgh Pirates press release. The injury is a “mild hyperextension” that was caused by a swing a few days ago. The Pirates say that Alvarez will miss a few more games, but can still participate in some workouts “as tolerated.” Corey Hart has yet to make his Spring debut,...
Via Pirates Prospects
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez Improved in a Down Year

We all know Pedro Alvarez had a pretty rough year in 2014, as he hit just 18 home runs, half of his total of 36 in 2013. That was almost the whole story, as hitting home runs (usually impressive, towering ones) is what Pedro Alvarez does well. Unfortunately, he happened to time the failure of […]
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates, Pedro Alvarez argue salary arbitration case at hearing

  Pedro Alvarez has asked an arbitration panel for a $5.75 million salary, and the Pittsburgh Pirates argued the infielder should be paid $5.25 million. Robert Herzog, James Oldham and Dan Brent are expected to issue a decision Thursday, a day after listening to arguments. Alvarez, 28, hit .231 with 18 homers and 56 RBI last year, his poorest season since 2011. He has made 79 errors...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez < 500

This is an unpopular opinion, but I think there’s a decent chance that Pedro Alvarez will be the exact first baseman the Pirates need him to be in 2015. This is buried well underneath the throwing problems, the position change, the power outage, and the foot injury, but in 2014, Pedro Alvarez finally did the two things that everyone has been saying that he needed to do to become...
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez Mentioned as a First Base Possibility For the Marlins

Jon Heyman had a list of first base possibilities for the Miami Marlins, with Pedro Alvarez being one of four names on the list. from last night: marlins 1b possibilities have included justin morneau, mark trumbo, pedro alvarez, michael morse — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2014 Alvarez is currently the first base option for the Pirates, and if they traded him, they...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Will Pedro Alvarez Have Any Trade Value This Off-Season?

It’s safe to say that Pedro Alvarez’s stock in Pittsburgh is down, at least among Pirates fans. That may even be true for the organization as well. Alvarez has struggled this year at third base, leading to a move across the diamond to first. He has also seen a drop in his power numbers, which led to Josh Harrison and Ike Davis getting playing time over him. Despite the struggles...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Move to First Base Almost Done for Alvarez, Pirates

Through his struggles on defense and league lead in errors, Pedro Alvarez continues to battle something that has haunted him all season long for the Pittsburgh Pirates. No one knows exactly what is wrong with Alvarez, but everyone still holds their breath when he fields a groundball at third base, hoping that the 2013 NL […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: The future of Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez throwing up the Zoltan sign (Photo Courtesy of USA TODAY) The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with Pedro Alvarez signing him to a 1-year deal worth $4.25 million dollars, a hefty raise over his 2013 $700,000 earnings. After hitting a career-high 36 home runs, Alvarez has rightfully earned his raise. Pittsburgh controls the slugger’s rights through 2016, but...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: First base rumors

Ike Davis (Photo Courtesy of Andrew Mills/ The Star Ledger) Winter meetings have come and gone, and several names like James Loney are off the market. While the Pittsburgh Pirates still are in need of a first baseman. Garrett Jones has signed with the Miami Marlins after the Pirates designated him for assignment in November. What other options remain? Ike Davis seems to be the...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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