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Apr 19, 2024 0 1 0 0 1
Apr 17, 2024 1 1 0 1 5
Apr 16, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
Apr 15, 2024 0 0 0 1 2.5
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Francisco Alvarez didn't break camp with the Mets, but he was called up a week into the season and became the regular backstop, catching two-thirds of the club's games, along with seven games as the designated hitters. Alvarez fanned 26 percent of the time, which was in range of his minor league track record. However, his walk rate was just eight percent, considerably lower than his minor league pedigree. An above average exit velocity on fly balls supported bashing 25 homers. However, Alvarez's .222 BABIP, along with an above average strikeout rate rendered him a batting average liability. Some of the low BABIP was an unusually low line drive rate, along with a low BABIP on grounders. Both should improve this season, but Alvarez's average will still likely be detrimental to a fantasy lineup. On the other hand, his power is real, and his run production should pick up as the Mets offense should improve. Alvarez's defense and framing were excellent, though he had trouble controlling the running game. Alvarez should be among the leaders in homers from catchers, just make sure you can absorb his low average.

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2024 352.2 8 1 8 4 1 .236
2023 2702.2 51 25 63 34 2 .209
2022 102 3 1 1 2 .167
3y Avg. 139.52.2 27 13 32 18 1 .207
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Set to have surgery

    Alvarez will get surgery Tuesday for the torn UCL in his left thumb and expects to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Alvarez sustained the thumb injury during Friday's game against the Dodgers after stumbling on his turn toward second base. He started the season slashing .236/.288/.364 with one home run and eight RBI over 59 plate appearances. Omar Narvaez and Tomas Nido will handle the catching duties while Alvarez is sidelined.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Needs surgery for torn UCL in thumb

    Alvarez will require surgery after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his left thumb, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Alvarez suffered the injury during Friday's game versus the Dodgers when he planted his left hand into the ground after stumbling on his turn toward second base. The catcher reportedly told teammates that he expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, but a clearer timetable for his return could be available following the surgery. With Alvarez on the shelf, Omar Narvaez and Tomas Nido will handle the catching duties for the Mets.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Getting more tests on left thumb

    Mets manager Carlos Mendoza revealed Saturday that Alvarez is undergoing additional testing on his left thumb, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Alvarez was diagnosed with a left thumb sprain after undergoing an MRI following Friday's game against the Dodgers. The initial scan didn't reveal any ligament tear or break, but there is concern that there is more to the sprain, and Mendoza noted that Alvarez is expected to miss more than 10 days with the injury. While Alvarez continues to be evaluated, Omar Narvaez will serve as the Mets' top catcher while Tomas Nido fills in as the backup.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Lands on IL

    The Mets placed Alvarez (thumb) on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Alvarez was removed from Friday's game against the Dodgers after he stumbled on his turn to second base and appeared to jam his left thumb. He received an MRI following Friday's contest, and while Mets manager Carlos Mendoza admitted to Tim Healey of Newsday that he was "pretty concerned," Alvarez seems to have escaped with a sprained left thumb, rather than a break or ligament tear. With Alvarez on the shelf, the Mets selected Tomas Nido from Triple-A Syracuse to serve as the backup to Omar Narvaez. To make room for Nido on the 40-man roster, New York designated Kolton Ingram for assignment Saturday.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Undergoing MRI on thumb

    Alvarez is getting an MRI on his left thumb after leaving Friday's game against the Dodgers, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. "I'm pretty concerned. I'm not going to lie," manager Carlos Mendoza said. Alvarez injured his thumb in the second inning as he planted his left hand into the ground, after stumbling on his turn at second base. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com notes that Alvarez's left thumb "has taken a beating lately," and it sounds like Mendoza is resigned to being without his starting backstop for a stretch given how much pain Alvarez was in. Omar Narvaez is the only other catcher currently on the Mets' 40-man roster, although Tomas Nido is batting .345 (10-for-29) with Triple-A Syracuse.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Exits with injured thumb

    Alvarez was removed from Friday's game against the Dodgers due to a left thumb injury, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Alvarez stumbled while rounding first base during the top of the second inning and appeared to jam his left thumb while trying to regain his footing. He remained in the game to run the bases and eventually came around to score, but he was replaced behind the dish by Omar Narvaez once the Mets' defense took the field. The 22-year-old backstop will presumably undergo imaging, and the team should offer an update on his status in the near future.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Picks up first steal of 2024

    Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Pirates. The 22-year-old doesn't run much, but he's never been caught stealing in the majors, going 3-for-3 in 143 MLB games. Alvarez is struggling to get going at the plate this year, slashing .241/.293/.370 through 15 games with a homer, a steal, seven runs and eight RBI, but he remains locked in as the Mets' near-everyday catcher.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Sitting Saturday

    Alvarez isn't in the Mets' lineup for Saturday's contest against Kansas City. Alvarez will get a breather after going 1-for-4 and scoring a run during Friday's win in the series opener. Omar Narvaez will fill in behind the dish and bat eighth.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Out of Tuesday's lineup

    Alvarez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Atlanta, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Alvarez is 1-for-13 with five strikeouts and a walk over his past four games, and he'll take a seat for Tuesday's contest. Omar Narvaez will step in behind the plate to catch for right-hander Adrian Houser.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Sitting down Saturday

    Alvarez isn't in the Mets' lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds. Alvarez has swung a hot bat to begin the year, going 8-for-24 with a homer and four RBI across his first seven games. Omar Narvaez will start behind the plate and bat ninth while the 22-year-old backstop sits.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Hot start to season

    Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a double in Monday's loss to the Tigers. The 22-year-old has started all four games to begin the season, three behind the plate and one at DH, and he's banged out an extra-base hit in three straight, going 6-for-11 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and three runs. Alvarez has been one of the few bright spots in the early going for the 0-4 Mets, and after slugging 25 home runs as a rookie over 123 games in 2023, he's looking to add more consistent production to his profile and boost his .209/.284/.437 slash line.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Recovered from heel injury

    Alvarez (heel) felt better Monday and the Mets are unconcerned about the catcher's health going into the offseason, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports. Alvarez had to exit Sunday's regular-season finale after taking a ball off his heel, but it appears that it will be a non-issue heading into the winter. Although he faded after the All-Star break, Alvarez still finished with 25 home runs in his rookie season, which ranked second only to Cal Raleigh among catchers.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Starting at catcher Tuesday

    Alvarez (finger) is starting at catcher and batting seventh Tuesday versus Miami. Alvarez made an early exit from Sunday's series finale at Philadelphia because of a bruised finger on his left hand, but it was never a serious concern. He's gone hitless over his last six games and will try to snap that streak Tuesday against the Marlins and left-hander Braxton Garrett.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Dealing with bruised finger

    Mets manager Buck Showalter said after Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Phillies that Alvarez is dealing with a finger contusion after being hit on the left hand by two foul tips, Dan Gelston of the Associated Press reports. The injury doesn't sound like anything that will result in Alvarez being shut down for the final week of the season, but it could provide further reason to continue to limit the young backstop's workload. Alvarez had already been splitting reps behind the plate with Omar Narvaez throughout September, so Showalter could lean more heavily on Narvaez as the team's No. 1 catcher for the final six contests. After going 0-for-2 prior to his departure Sunday, Alvarez is now hitless in 13 at-bats over his last six games, dropping his season-long batting average to .211.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Sitting Monday

    Alvarez is out of the lineup for Monday's game in Miami. Alvarez appears to be receiving a routine day off after he started behind the dish in the final two games of the Mets' weekend series with the Reds while going 3-for-10 with two doubles and three RBI. Omar Narvaez will get the starting nod at catcher Monday.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Day off Friday

    Alvarez isn't in the Mets' lineup Friday against Cincinnati, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Alvarez will get a day off Friday despite collecting a hit in each of his last three games -- including a home run Tuesday. Omar Narvaez will start behind the plate and bat ninth while Alvarez sits.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Not in lineup Wednesday

    Alvarez is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Omar Narvaez will start at catcher and bat ninth. Alvarez recorded his 23rd home run and second stolen base of the year in the Mets' defeat of the D-backs on Tuesday.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Not in Monday's lineup

    Alvarez (hand) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Alvarez had to be removed from Sunday's win over the Twins after being hit on the hand by a pitch. X-rays came back negative and he's considered day-to-day, but the young catcher will miss at least one start. Omar Narvaez is behind the dish Monday, though manager Buck Showalter said that while Alvarez is still sore, the 21-year-old could be available in a pinch-hitting capacity, per Laura Albanese of Newsday.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Managing hand issue

    Alvarez underwent an X-ray on his hand that came back negative following Sunday's win over the Twins, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Alvarez was removed from Sunday's matchup in the bottom of the seventh inning after going 1-for-1 while also being hit by a pitch. He's dealing with a hand injury but doesn't appear to be dealing with structural damage. The 21-year-old should tentatively be considered day-to-day ahead of Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.
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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Sitting Saturday

    Alvarez isn't in the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Twins. Alvarez will take a seat Saturday after going 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's series opener. Omar Narvaez will take over behind the plate and bat ninth.
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