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Yonder Alonso Doesn’t Hit Like a First Baseman

I’ve had the pleasure of writing Yonder Alonso’s player comment in each of the last three Baseball Prospectus annuals, and it has become my custom to compare him to other players. Here are the career statistics (through August 27) of those players and Alonso: Player/food PA BA ISO BB% OPS+ wRC+ Lyle Overbay 5802 .266 .163 11.0 106 105 Bruce Bochte 5994 .282 .114 10.9 113 112...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Alonso’s stalled season

Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has long been somewhat of a punching bag for the fan Yonder Alonso base ever since he was acquired as part of the Mat Latos trade in 2011. Most of the scorn had to do with then-general manager giving up on top prospect Anthony Rizzo after only a handful of at-bats. Byrnes flipped Rizzo to the Chicago Cubs for right-hander Andrew Cashner, and it’s...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Place Yonder Alonso on Disabled List

San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso grimaces on the field during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 11-0. (AP Photo/Matt York) San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has been placed on the disabled list after suffering a shoulder injury late in Thursday night’s game against...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs fan catches foul ball in beer, chugs it

During the Cubs’ 7-6, 11 inning win on Saturday, a fan at Wrigley Field caught a Yonder Alonso ninth inning foul ball in her cup of beer…and then proceeded to chug the beer. Hey, good on her for managing to make a beer that long after last call. She must have been double fisting to begin with, which makes her chugging make a lot more sense. The post Cubs fan catches foul ball...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: position battle: first base

Yonder Alonso What a disaster this position’s been the last few years for the San Diego Padres. Since then-General Manager Jed Hoyer traded Adrian Gonzalez after the 2010 season, a collection of players ranging from dreadful (Brad Hawpe) to underdeveloped (Anthony Rizzo) to painfully average (Yonder Alonso) have manned first base in San Diego. This year looks like more of the...
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Yonder Alonso, Yangervis Solarte

The San Diego Padres have placed first baseman Yonder Alonsoon the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed injury to his right forearm and wrist, reports Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Lin adds that utility man Yangervis Solarte is only day-to-day with a left oblique strain:Yangervis Solarte is day-to-day with the mild left oblique strain. Thinks he'll be fine, but...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yonder Alonso blows out pants on steal attempt

Your browser does not support iframes.San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso ripped his pants while sliding into second base on an attempted steal during Saturday night's game in Atlanta.Alonso hit a single to reach base in the sixth inningf and was running on an 0-2 pitch to Craig Nelson, who fouled it off behind the plate. Alonso got up from his slide into second and walked...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What Jim Murray Never Wrote about Yonder Alonso

Yonder Alonso may not look or hit like a big-league first baseman, but that’s what the cigar-shaped kid from Havana is. Most nights, despite possessing the power of a hotel hair dryer, the man who runs with a Steinway on his back can be found in the heart of Bud Black’s lineup. And oh, what a piano! One year, he knocked 150 hits and scored 47 runs. That’s not a record, but...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Padres ball girl catches blazing line drive

Your browser does not support iframes.A San Diego Padres ball girl made an outstanding catch of a blazing line drive in foul territory during the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday night's season opener against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.Padres batter Yonder Alonso hit the foul liner towards the short right field stands on an 0-2 pitch. The Padres ball girl got up from her...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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