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2014 Avg.
.239
 
Career Avg.
.236
Name  Pedro Alvarez
Born  2/6/1987
Height  6-3
Weight  235
Number  24
Position  3B
Bats  L
Throws  R
7/13/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez is 5-for-28 lifetime against Reds starter Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Alvarez is hitting just .238 with 15 home runs, 47 RBI and a .741 OPS. At the All-Star break last year, he was hitting .250 with an .827 OPS and already had 24 homers and 62 RBI. He'll face Cueto Sunday in Pittsburgh's last game before the break.
 
7/11/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a homer and three RBI Friday at Cincinnati.
Insight: At the All-Star break last season, Alvarez was hitting .250 with 24 homers and 62 RBI. With just two games to go before the break this year, he's batting .241 with 15 HR and 47 RBI.
 
7/4/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in Friday's starting lineup against the Phillies.
Insight: Alvarez hasn't backed up last season's 36-home runs with an equivalent effort this season. He's hit 13 to date among just 23 extra base hits and his .740 OPS is the lowest in three seasons.
 
6/29/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez had a double, a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: With just 23 extra-base hits (13 HR) in 324 plate appearances this season, Alvarez' extra-base hit rate is 7.1 percent, down from 9.8 percent last year.
 
6/23/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez launched his first homer since June 3 Monday against the Rays.
Insight: Alvarez has failed to take a step forward after batting .233 with 36 homers, 100 RBI and a .769 OPS in 2013. This season, he has just 21 extra-base hits (12 HR) to go with a .232 average.
 
Cold6/21/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez should be avoided on Saturday in an unfavorable matchup.
Insight: Alvarez is a career .056 hitter (1-for-18) with seven strikeouts against Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. The power hitter hasn't homered in since June 3. Avoid him. Update: Alvarez is not in the starting lineup on Saturday.
 
Cold6/21/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez should be avoided on Saturday in an unfavorable matchup.
Insight: Alvarez is a career .056 hitter (1-for-18) with seven strikeouts against Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. The power hitter hasn't homered in since June 3. Avoid him.
 
6/17/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez has never homered against Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Alvarez is a career .200 hitter (5-for-25), but they are all singles. If he's not hitting the long ball, Alvarez is mostly useless to fantasy owners.
 
6/10/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez won't suit up Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Alvarez lost his six-game hitting streak the other day but managed two hits in Monday night's series opener. He wouldn't have been of much use today as Alvarez is just an .056 career hitter against tonight's starting pitcher, Travis Wood.
 
6/10/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez should be avoided on Tuesday in an unfavorable matchup with Cubs left-hander Travis Wood.
Insight: Alvarez is 1-for-18 (.056) with seven strikeouts against Wood. He's batted .349 over the past two weeks with a .962 OPS. He's just not a good option on Tuesday.
 
Hot6/8/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has gone 15-for-40 (.375) with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in his last 11 games, but he hasn't had success against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Alvarez is 2-for-26 (.077) with 11 Ks against Gallardo. He may be in the midst of a hot streak, but he shouldn't be used Sunday against Milwaukee.
 
Hot6/7/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has gone 15-for-40 (.375) with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in his last 11 games.
Insight: Alvarez went 2-for-3 with two RBI Saturday against the Brewers and is hitting .239 with 35 RBI this season. However, he has just five doubles to go with his 11 homers so his slugging percentage is just .410. Alvarez slugged .473 in 2013.
 
6/4/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been brutal against Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy.
Insight: He's only managed two hits versus Kennedy in 14 career at bats (.143 AVG). Alvarez homered for the 11th time last night but he won't come close to doing that against Kennedy.
 
5/31/2014 3:50:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez will take a seat Saturday against Los Angeles.
Insight: Alvarez (.216, 10 HR, 28 RBI) was due for a rest having suited up in all 54 games prior to Saturday. Josh Harrison (.290, 3 HR, 10 RBI) will get the nod at third base.
 
5/27/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in Tuesday's starting lineup versus Jonathon Niese and the Mets.
Insight: Alvarez has only hit one home run in the last 17 games and if he isn't doing that he has limited fantasy value.
 
5/15/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is an ugly 2-for-24 (.083) with 10 strikeouts against Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Alvarez batted .316 this past week, but without the power we associate with him - no extra-base hits. This matchup should be avoided.
 
5/3/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Don't count on Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez helping your fantasy team tonight against Toronto.
Insight: Alvarez has managed just one hit in ten trips to the plate against R.A. Dickey (2-3, 5.09 ERA). Even with six hits in his last 15 at bats, the right move is to sit Alvarez (.204, 7 HR, 17 RBI) on Saturday.
 
4/25/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is just 3-for-13 against Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller, but the three hits are all home runs.
Insight: Alvarez is never going to hit for a high average, but he's certainly going to produce power. He's batting just .176 this season, but has blasted six homers and knocked in 14 runs.
 
Cold4/20/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Brewers.
Insight: Alvarez has gone 3-for-18 with eight strikeouts against Marco Estrada and he went 3-for-33 (.091) with 13 Ks in his last nine games. Josh Harrison is starting in his place.
 
Cold4/20/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Brewers starter Marco Estrada has held Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to three hits in 18 at-bats.
Insight: Alvarez struck out eight times against Estrada, Sunday's scheduled starter against Pittsburgh. The third baseman is stuck in one of his typical extended slumps, going 3-for-33 (.091) with 13 Ks in his last nine games. He's tied for the NL lead with six homers but is batting .162.