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Morning Report: Stetson Allie Offers a Rare Combo of Power and Plate Patience

It’s always fun to look back on historic stats to find comparisons for current players in the minor league system. We did it last week with Willy Garcia to show how rare it is for a batter with a low walk rate and high strikeout rate to make an impact in the majors. We also did it for Alen Hanson, to show how rare it is for someone to have his combination of power and speed. Today...
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez diagnosed with stress reaction in foot

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday that Pedro Alvarez has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in the fourth metatarsal of his left foot. The recovery time for the injury is four to six weeks, making Alvarez’s return to the field during the regular season unlikely. “With these types of injuries, they don’t show up until they start to heal,” manager Clint Hurdle...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez likely done for season

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 76-69 on the season following a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. The Pirates are three and a half games out in the division and tied at the top of the wild card race. It appears they will have to make their playoff push without Pedro Alvarez, who is likely done for the season with a left foot injury. #455200252 / gettyimages...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Has Pedro Alvarez Played His Last Game With the Pirates?

Today it was announced that Pedro Alvarez would be out 4-6 weeks with a foot injury. That pretty much ends his season, and unless the Pirates make it deep in the post-season, it means he’s probably done for the year. Then there’s the other situation involving Alvarez, where he is now finished with one of the worst years of his career, which featured a drop in power, and some...
Via Pirates Prospects
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez Out 4-6 Weeks With Foot Injury

According to the Pittsburgh Pirates, third baseman Pedro Alvarez will miss 4-6 weeks with a stress reaction of the fourth metatarsal on his left foot. The recovery time for that particular injury guarantees that he will be out for the rest of the regular season and the team would need to advance well into the playoffs for him to be an option. Effectively, the injury ends his season...
Via Pirates Prospects
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez suffers setback

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez, who has been dealing with a sprained left foot since diving for a ball on August 26, is not progressing as hoped, and, in fact, is feeling more pain after a pinch hit at-bat on Friday, reports Rob Biertempfel of TribLive.com.Manager Clint Hurdle described the injury as a sprain between two of Alvarez's toes. The Pirates are not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 143: Phillies vs. Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates (74-68) atPhiladelphia Phillies (66-76) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Kyle Kendrick (8-11, 4.77 ERA) vs. PIT: Jeff Locke (6-4, 3.75 ERA) Time: 7:05 , Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Cloudy, 74 Media: Twitter and Facebook Note for tonight:   The Phillies open a 4-game series tonight with their cross-state rivals as the Pirates will look to extend their lead for...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Pedro Alvarez suffers setback

photo credit: WTAEPedro Alvarez recently suffered a setback with his left foot injury, which has kept him out the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lineup for 10 days. It was reported earlier on Sunday that the third baseman would not travel with the team to Philadelphia, but he would return to Pittsburgh for further evaluation. Later, it was decided he would make the trip with his teammates...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider

Last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to pull out a victory against the Cincinnati Reds while not playing at full strength.  Both Pedro Alvarez and Travis Snider were unable to be in the lineup due to their respective injuries.It sounds like both Travis Snider (hamstring) and Pedro Alvarez (foot) will not be available tonight for #Pirates— Paul Zeise (@PaulZeise) August...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeping track of possible 100-RBI seasons

Nelson Cruz Orioles – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   How impressive is a 100-RBI season? Is it as big an accomplishment as it used to be? Back in the 1950′s-60′s it was a big feat for a player to hit that century mark in runs batted in. I personally think it is still very impressive but with all the analytics, sabermetrics and new stats out now, it seems that we try to discount...
Via Hot Stove MLB
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez exits with foot sprain

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 68-64 on the season following a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals last night. With the win the Pirates are five games out in the division and a game and a half back in the wild card race. There is a bit of concern moving forward, as Pedro Alvarez left the game with a foot sprain after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.  #454157306 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates top Cardinals, 5-2, on Davis' homer; Alvarez, McCutchen hurt

Ike Davis understands why he has lost playing time to Pedro Alvarez. “Petey hit something like five home runs in two days,” Davis said with a smile. “He deserves to play. You can't really argue with that.” In a tense eighth inning Tuesday, Davis made a case that maybe he has earned another look. He smacked a pinch-hit, three-run, homer that lifted the Pirates to a 5...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jay, Matt Holliday come through in the 7th to back up John Lackey as Cardinals win 3-2

John Lackey got the start for the Cardinals in the series opener Monday night in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. A newly acquired Cardinals’ pitcher didn’t seem to mind Cardinal killer Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the Bottom of the 2nd. That was his 18th home run of the season and his 15th career home run against the Cardinals. But that would be the only...
Via Cardinals Farm
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 131: Cardinals 3 Pirates 2

I don’t know what to say about this game that hasn’t been said about one of the other million close losses the Pirates have to key divisional opponents this year: the Pirates hit John Lackey hard for most of his start tonight, but only ended up with Pedro Alvarez’s solo home run to show for it. Francisco Liriano looked great until he suddenly didn’t, then the bullpen came...
Via WHYGAVS?
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez sparks another victory for Pirates over Brewers

It had been 42 days since Pedro Alvarez last homered for the Pirates when he launched a 1-0 fastball over the left-field wall Saturday night at Miller Park in the fourth inning to turn the game on a dime. His next took less than 20 minutes. Alvarez hit two opposite-field home runs off Wily Peralta in consecutive innings. Russell Martin hit a three-run shot, and Neil Walker had...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 10, Brewers 2

The Pirates came in to Milwaukee on Friday facing a series that had the potential to be season crushing, if it went anything like they usually seem to go in Miller Park. On the other hand, it was a chance to make a BIG statement…and that’s exactly what they have done Going up to Miller Park and winning a series against the first place Brewers is a pretty good way to respond...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 129: Pirates 10 Brewers 2

When idiot bloggers say things like it’s “insane and inexcusable” to play Pedro Alvarez at first base in the pennant race, it sort of circumvents an entire discussion about Pedro Alvarez and Ike Davis. Ike Davis isn’t really hitting like an ideal first baseman, he’s consistently on base and Pedro Alvarez isn’t consistently anything. Alvarez, though, has more raw power...
Via WHYGAVS?
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez homers twice, Pirates top Brewers to pull within 4 games

  Pedro Alvarez homered twice to break out of a 5-for-34 slump, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Saturday night. Alvarez hit a three-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo drive in the fifth against starter Wily Peralta (15-8). Russell Martin also connected for a three-run homer off the right-hander, who held the Pirates hitless for 3 2/3 innings but...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Crew suffers another lopsided loss to Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez homered twice to break out of a 5-for-34 slump, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Saturday night. Alvarez hit a three-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo drive in the fifth against starter Wily Peralta (15-8). Russell Martin also connected for a three-run homer off the right-hander, who held the Pirates hitless for...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez homers twice, Pirates beat Brewers 10-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Pedro Alvarez homered twice to break out of a 5-for-34 slump, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Saturday night. Alvarez hit a three-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo drive in the fifth against starter Wily Peralta (15-8). Russell Martin also connected for a three-run homer off the right-hander, who held the Pirates hitless for 3...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Crew suffers another lopsided loss to Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez homered twice to break out of a 5-for-34 slump, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Saturday night. Alvarez hit a three-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo drive in the fifth against starter Wily Peralta (15-8). Russell Martin also connected for a three-run homer off the right-hander, who held the Pirates hitless for...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Hurdle throws up hands in frustration, starts Pedro Alvarez at first base

Ike Davis has not been a particularly great acquisition for the Pirates this year. I guess he’s provided the Pirates some Garrett-Jones-level production for slightly less money than Garrett Jones would’ve cost, but Garrett-Jones-level production these days is about replacement level, which is squarely where Davis sits in his few months with the Pirates. You don’t trade potentially...
Via WHYGAVS?
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview: Robert Andino, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have quite a bit of talent in the minor league system, and one of those talented pieces is infielder Robert Andino. He has played at the major league level a decent amount, and has been a big part of the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis Indians this season. So far this season, he has recorded a .205 batting average to go along with five home runs...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Isn’t Pedro Alvarez Producing?

In a mini-throwback post from numberFire (published this past Tuesday), they took a look at what’s wrong with Pedro Alvarez. As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Alvarez is out and Josh Harrison is in. For those of you (like me) who drafted Alvarez in the mid-to-late rounds expecting at least a .230 average and 28-35 HR at third base, the fall has been particularly painful. Finding...
Via Baseball Professor
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Isn’t Pedro Alvarez Producing in 2014?

For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of baseball’s best stories. After not appearing in a playoff game for 21 years, the Pirates are looking to make it back to back playoff appearances this season. They entered play on Tuesday just 2.5 games out of first place in the highly competitive NL Central, thanks in large part to the play of their dynamic third baseman...
Via Batting Leadoff
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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