Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez pitches gem in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia.
Insight: He went 7 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, and striking out two. Alvarez is now 12-6 with a 2.70 ERA on year. Miami heads into next season with a promising, young staff.
9/17/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has struggled recently, heading into tonight's start against the Mets.
Insight: Alvarez has been solid throughout 2014, but that has not been the case over his past three starts (0-1 and 5.17 ERA). If owners have another option, do not be afraid to keep Alvarez on the bench.
9/12/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez pitched seven innings, allowed one run on seven hits, struck out four and walked none in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
Insight: Alvarez has had a solid season, replacing Jose Fernandez on top of the Miami rotation. Alvarez is 10-6 with a 2.81 ERA, 102 strikeouts and 1.23 WHIP in 166 and 1/3 innings this year.
9/1/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez left Monday's start with a left oblique strain.
Insight: With Jose Fernandez out, Alvarez has stepped up as Miami's top starter this season and kept them in the Wild Card hunt, but this could end his year. He's 10-6 with a 2.88 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 98 strikeouts in 159 1/3 innings.
8/16/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez gave up one run on five hits in seven innings Saturday against Arizona to improve to 9-5.
Insight: Alvarez spent the past two and a half weeks on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, but he didn't miss a beat. The right-hander has dazzled this season, recording a 2.43 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 144 2/3 innings.
8/10/2014 1:04:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list Thursday against the Diamondbacks, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: That's the first day Alvarez, who ranks fifth in the NL with a 2.48 ERA, is eligible to return. He's been on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.
8/1/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Insight: Alvarez threw seven scoreless innings Tuesday against the Nationals and ranks fourth in the NL with a 2.48 ERA. Jacob Turner, who was going to be replaced by Jarred Cosart in the rotation, will take Alvarez' spot.
7/29/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez held the Nationals to three hits over seven scoreless innings in a win Tuesday night.
Insight: Alvarez ranks fourth in the NL with a 2.48 ERA, and he's continued to have success despite striking out very few batters (5.43 K/9).
7/21/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez (shin) has been cleared to start Thursday against the Astros, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Alvarez took a comebacker off the left shin Saturday and had to exit his start. He's gone 6-5 with a 2.64 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 75 Ks in 122 2/3 innings this season. Fantasy owners might want to sell high; because his K/9 is just 5.5 and he doesn't get a lot of run support from the Marlins, his value relies heavily on his ERA.
7/19/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez took a comebacker off his shin and was forced from Saturday night's game.
Insight: Alvarez is putting together a fine season, going 6-4 with a stunning 2.63 ERA. We think he's likely to be ready to take his next turn in the rotation.
6/20/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez has a 1.44 ERA in 56 1/3 innings at Marlins Park this season.
Insight: Alvarez held the Mets scoreless over 6 1/3 innings to win his fourth game of the season Friday. Miami has won each of Alvarez' last seven starts, but the right-hander picked up just two wins in that span.
6/8/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez exited Sunday's game with a strained left hip. SOURCE: Juan Rodriguez, Sun Sentinel
Insight: Henderson allowed two runs (one earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Though opponents are hitting over .280 against him, Henderson's 2.56 ERA this season is ninth-lowest in the National League. Consider him day-to-day.
6/3/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez earned his fifth career shutout Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He only needed 88 pitches to finish off the Rays. Alvarez hasn't allowed a run in his last 21 innings. The talented right-hander now owns the tenth-lowest ERA in the National League at 2.62.
6/3/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez (elbow stiffness) is set to start Tuesday night against Tampa Bay after he threw a pain-free, 20-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.
Insight: Alvarez has been one of baseball's more reliable starters this year, posting a 2.97 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 11 starts, but the fact that's he's coming off an injury-shortened start (62 pitches) coupled with his horrendous lifetime numbers against the Rays (0-5, 6.28 ERA in 28 2/3 IP) makes him a risky play.
5/31/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez should be good to go Tuesday against the Rays. His last start was cut short because of elbow stiffness. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: Alvarez has been money all season, delivering a 2.97 ERA over 11 starts. Unfortunately, he's winless in five career starts versus Tampa Bay (0-5, 6.28 ERA in 28 2/3 IP).
5/28/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez had to leave Wednesday's game early after feeling stiffness in his right elbow. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: Alvarez was dominating before the injury, scattering five hits over five shutout frames. His 2.97 ERA in 11 starts this season leads the team. Until we hear more, consider him day-to-day.
5/22/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez was terrific in Thursday's no-decision against the Phillies.
Insight: Alvarez scattered four hits over seven shutout innings. His ERA is down to a miniscule 3.21. That's a noticeable improvement from the 3.59 ERA he posted in 102 2/3 innings last season. Alvarez will make his next start Tuesday against Washington.
5/6/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez threw his second shutout of the season Tuesday against the Mets. He allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked none in the 3-0 win.
Insight: Alvarez (2-2, 2.62 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) has thrown shutouts in two of his last four starts. The right-hander has allowed 47 hits in 44 2/3 innings, but he's given up just three homers and walked 11 batters.
4/19/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez allowed just two hits and walked none in a shutout of the Mariners on Saturday night.
Insight: Alvarez (1-2, 2.66 ERA, 1.44 WHIP) has thrown two shutouts in his last five starts. The first one was a no-hitter in his final start of 2013. In between, however, he has given up 25 hits and seven earned runs in 14 2/3 innings.
3/3/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez threw a bullpen session Monday and felt fine, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Alvarez has been dealing with an infection on his right shin. He is scheduled to make his spring training debut Friday.