HENDERSON ALVAREZ NEWS

Giving Carlos Martinez the Pitch-Comp Treatment

This is clearly a toy I love playing around with. Please just don’t ask me what it means. I don’t know what it means to say that Henderson Alvarez almost has Felix Hernandez‘s changeup. It’s just a statistical observation, like any other. This is all way too new for me to know if it has […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco’s Change Doesn’t Really Have a Comp

I’m back again to close out your week by talking about pitch comps. I’ve talked about pitch comps a lot lately, looking at Henderson Alvarez, and Mariano Rivera, and Cole Hamels, and so on. Pitch comps love Marcus Stroman. Not coincidentally, I also love Marcus Stroman, but this is going to be about a different […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins release sneak peek of 2015 promotional giveaway schedule

With single-game tickets on sale this Saturday during Winter Warm-Up, the Miami Marlins announced promotional schedule highlights on Monday night. Via the On Cloud Conine blog, there will be 15 giveaways, including one for each Sunday home game of 2015. It kicks off on Opening Night when all fans receive a 2015 magnetic schedule. In honor of left fielder Christian Yelich's 2014 defensive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding Comps for Other Signature Pitches

Yesterday, inspired by a morning chat participant, I drew some parallels between Felix Hernandez‘s changeup and Henderson Alvarez‘s changeup. While Felix’s changeup is better than Alvarez’s changeup, in terms of its effectiveness, the actual pitches themselves aren’t too different; the pitchers just have different levels of command of them. I made use of the Baseball […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez Almost Has Felix’s Changeup

Felix Hernandez‘s changeup is one of the best pitches in baseball. How can we actually know this? You could, if you wanted, look at the assigned run values. Those’ll tell you what happened on Felix’s changeups, specifically. But, those run values get complicated, since all pitches are inter-related. One pitch has an effect on another […]
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reach agreements with four of seven arbitration-eligible players

The Miami Marlins agreed to 2015 contracts with four of their seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's 1 p.m. deadline, including closer Steve Cishek, All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez and All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon. Cishek, the club's closer since taking over duties for Heath Bell in 2012, settled for $6.65 million, according to reports. He has gone 15...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Marlins avoid arbitration, agree to deals

The Miami Marlins agreed to 2015 contracts with four of their seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's 1 p.m. deadline, including closer Steve Cishek, All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez and All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon. Cishek, the club's closer since taking over duties for Heath Bell in 2012, settled for $6.65 million, according to reports. He has gone 15...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez and Being Worse Than a Coin

You don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this to happen. Sure, probably nobody else noticed that it happened, and Henderson Alvarez himself probably didn’t notice that it happened, but, let’s not be judgmental. You have your things, and I have mine. This is one of my things. Let’s break hitting down to a […]
Via Fangraphs
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Henderson Alvarez dominant in final home start of 2014

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez didn't toss a no-hitter on Tuesday night like he did to close out the 2013 season. In fact, Ben Revere started the game with an infield single for the Philadelphia Phillies. That didn't stop Alvarez from tacking onto a career season in a 2-0 victory in his final home start of 2014. Over 7 2/3 shutout innings, he scattered five...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez outpitches Phillies' Cole Hamels as Marlins win

MIAMI (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night. Alvarez (12-6) gave up five hits and struck out two over 7 2-3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.70. Jeff Baker and Casey McGehee had RBIs for the Marlins in the 2-hour, 20-minute contest. Hamels (9-8) allowed seven hits and two...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

DraftKings – That’s Alvarez To It

Wasn't even planning it but my title is quite the send off to my turns at the Fantasy Baseball DraftKings posts this year. I've had some highs - Hot Carrasco Sauce! - and some lows (J.A. did NOT, in fact, make me Happ-y) but in the end, I'm happy with how the season went. We learned together, we played in a few 10 team leagues together. we sucked together...of course, the key thing...
Via Razzball
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins jump on Mets early, ride Henderson Alvarez to series win

NEW YORK (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip in which they lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a season-ending injury when he was hit in the face by a pitch. Wearing their bright orange alternate jerseys, the Marlins built a 3-0 lead in the first two innings...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins jump on Mets early, ride Henderson Alvarez to series win

NEW YORK (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip in which they lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a season-ending injury when he was hit in the face by a pitch. Wearing their bright orange alternate jerseys, the Marlins built a 3-0 lead in the first two innings...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alvarez pitches Marlins to 4-3 win over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Henderson Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip in which they lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a season-ending injury when he was hit in the face by a pitch. Wearing their bright orange alternate jerseys, the Marlins built a 3-0 lead in the first two innings...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Henderson Alvarez expected to make Friday start

As described here, Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez left his Monday start in the third inning (40) pitches with a strained oblique. Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports that the righty will throw a light bullpen session Tuesday and, barring a setback, will start Friday at Philadelphia.Alvarez, who was a 2014 NL All-Star, has made 26 starts this season (including...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Brad Hand to start Sunday in place of Henderson Alvarez

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins left-hander Brad Hand will start for All-Star Henderson Alvarez on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. Alvarez, who exited Monday after just 2 1/3 innings with a left oblique strain, played catch again Friday after doing so Wednesday. Before the off day, manager Mike Redmond had said the right-hander would need to throw a bullpen in order to prove he was ready...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Henderson Alvarez's status for Sunday still uncertain

MIAMI -- Uncertainty surrounds Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez's status for his next scheduled start Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves. Manager Mike Redmond didn't have an update on Alvarez's left oblique strain, which forced him to exit after 2 1/3 innings Monday, but he said the All-Star got treatment Tuesday morning and would try to play catch. He would...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Alvarez out, slams ball to manager's hand

MIAMI (AP) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez has exited Monday's game because of a side injury, slamming the ball into his manager's hand as he left the mound. Alvarez retired the first six batters before allowing a home run to Dilson Herrera in the third inning. The Mets scored four times before Alvarez was pulled. Alvarez slammed the ball into Miami manager Mike Redmond's palm...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Henderson Alvarez exits early vs Mets with injury

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez exited Monday's start against the New York Mets in the third inning with a left oblique strain and is listed as day-to-day. After cruising through the first two frames on just 23 pitches, Alvarez got into trouble in the third. Dilson Herrera knocked a leadoff solo homer into the Clevelander pool for his first career dinger....
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez allows 5 runs in 6-plus innings in Marlins' loss to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night. Hector Santiago ended a string of six consecutive no-decisions in a starting role, helping the Angels maintain their one-game lead in the AL West over Oakland and improve the...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins-Rockies Preview

Henderson Alvarez has pitched much like an ace while trying to help the Miami Marlins overcome the season-ending injury to star Jose Fernandez. Not even a stint on the disabled list could cool off the right-hander. Alvarez will try to win his fourth straight start Friday night when the Marlins try to resume their push for a playoff spot as they open a nine-game road trip with the...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Alvarez’s return improves playoff chances

The return of starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez to the Miami Marlins’ starting pitching rotation drastically improves the team’s chances of making the postseason, as the game on Saturday, Aug. 16 showed. Miami’s offense managed only two runs, but with Alvarez on the mound it was enough as the Marlins won 2-1. Arizona got three hits and the run that Alvarez allowed during the...
Via isportsweb.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez shaky at first, settles down in return from DL

MIAMI -- They call Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez the entertainer, and with good reason. From his opening kung fu windup to his eephus pitch, Alvarez never ceases to amaze spectators, teammates and opponents with his eccentric persona. Upon his return to the mound from the disabled list, Alvarez pitched seven innings in the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins edge error-plagued D-backs

MIAMI -- Henderson Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts, pitching seven strong innings and leading the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Alvarez (9-5) allowed one run and five hits. He struck out six after missing time with right shoulder inflammation. He lowered his home ERA to a National League-best 1...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Alvarez makes successful return in Marlins' win

MIAMI (AP) Henderson Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts, pitching seven strong innings and leading the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Alvarez (9-5) allowed one run and five hits. He struck out six after missing time with right shoulder inflammation. He lowered his home ERA to a National League-best...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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