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January 11, 2020 11:56 AM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Reaches deal with Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez signed a one-year, $2.95 million contract with Philadelphia on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Alvarez posted a 3.36 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 51 punchouts and 16 holds across 59 relief innings during the 2019 campaign. He'll be in line for a set-up role once again in 2020.

August 10, 2019 10:28 AM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Earns win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (3-2) earned the win Friday against the Giants after allowing two hits and recording the final out of the sixth inning.

Alvarez came into the sixth inning to replace starter Drew Smyly with one on and two outs. He gave up a single to Scooter Gennett, then an RBI single to Donovan Solano, allowing Smyly's runner to score. Alvarez got Austin Slater to line out to end the inning, and Bryce Harper followed up with a three-run homer in the seventh to hand Alvarez and the Phillies the win. The 30-year-old owns a 2.93 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 46 games this season.

June 2, 2019 01:32 AM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Two scoreless innings as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez pitched two innings, allowing one hit and two walks as the opener in Saturday's game versus the Dodgers.

The spotless performance gives Alvarez a 3.57 ERA and 1.46 WHIP through 23 appearances spanning 22.2 innings this season. The reliever has also snagged a save and four holds while striking out 15 batters.

June 1, 2019 07:56 PM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Will serve as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez will be used as an opener Saturday against the Dodgers, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

In many ways, it's surprising that a forward-thinking manager such as Gabe Kapler took until now to embrace the opener trend. The platoon-heavy Dodgers make for an ideal candidate to test the system against, with both righty Vince Velasquez and lefty Cole Irvin available in long relief. The move guarantees that Alvarez will pitch, but it also means he'll face the toughest part of the Dodgers' order and will not get the chance for a win.

May 7, 2019 11:36 AM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Throws two scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez threw two scoreless innings in Monday's loss to the Cardinals, walking one, striking out one and allowing one hit.

Alvarez struggled early on in his time with the Phillies, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in 7.2 innings of work over his first eight outings. He's now on a streak of five straight scoreless appearances, bringing his season ERA down to a still-high 5.84. He's still not striking out nearly enough batters, as his strikeout rate sits at 12.5 percent after coming in above 22 percent in each of the last two seasons.

April 15, 2019 03:12 PM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Slams door in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez allowed one run in a scoreless inning and secured his first save of the season Sunday against Miami.

It was a quick seven-pitch inning for Alvarez, who gave up a leadoff single before getting two ground balls to end the ballgame. After surrendering eight hits and five runs (four earned) over his previous two appearances (three innings), a strong showing was just what the 29-year-old lefty needed to gain some confidence back. The Phillies continue to deploy a closer-by-committee approach, but the southpaw probably won't be heavily involved.

April 10, 2019 01:04 PM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Loses game in 10th inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (0-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Nationals, allowing four runs on six hits (including one homer) while striking out two in 1.1 innings.

The lefty was able to retire Adam Eaton to close out the ninth inning and send the game to extras, but he couldn't get the job done in the 10th frame. He allowed five straight hits to start that inning, with a Juan Soto three-run homer doing most of the damage. Alvarez has now allowed multiple runs in two of his first four appearances this season.

January 11, 2019 05:12 PM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez agreed to a one-year, $1.93 million contract Friday that allowed him to avoid arbitration, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Alvarez was traded from the Angels to the Phillies in early December, and he's expected to open the 2019 season in his new team's bullpen. His solid 2.71 ERA with 59 strikeouts over 63.0 frames a year ago were the best numbers he's posted during his young career, and he could see plenty of mid-to-high-leverage opportunities if he keeps it up.

December 7, 2018 10:16 AM
Phillies' Jose Alvarez: Dealt to Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was traded from the Angels to the Phillies on Thursday in exchange for Luis Garcia, Maria I. Guardado of reports.

Alvarez was one of his team's top relievers in 2018, ending the year with a 2.71 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with a 59:22 K:BB over 63 innings. The Phillies figure to deploy the 29-year-old lefty in plenty of high-leverage spots when the 2019 campaign rolls around.

September 10, 2018 12:21 AM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Notches first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez struck out the one batter he faced and picked up the save Sunday against the White Sox.

Alvarez was called upon with two outs in the bottom of the ninth after Blake Parker allowed the tying and winning runs to reach base. Alvarez would fan Nicky Delmonico to slam the door. Through 71 appearances this season, Alvarez has notched 11 holds and owns a solid 2.59 ERA with 57 strikeouts through 59 frames.

August 16, 2018 07:32 AM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Picks up win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was credited with the win after firing a scoreless inning while allowing a hit and striking out two against the Padres on Wednesday.

Alvarez has been effective in relief this season, posting a 2.68 ERA with 49 strikeouts over 50.1 innings. The 29-year-old hasn't been used in any save situations, but he has established himself as manager Mike Scioscia's top left-handed arm out of the bullpen.

May 10, 2018 12:08 PM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Impressive start continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez allowed two hits, but struck out three over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Alvarez is quietly having a breakout season in a bullpen that has struggled of late. The 29-year-old owns a 1.04 ERA with a healthy 4.5 K:BB through 17.1 innings. His 2.57 FIP (3.72 career mark) indicates that we are witnessing an improved pitcher, and not just a lucky start to the campaign.

April 7, 2018 09:28 PM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Pitching well early on
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez had a walk and a strikeout over 1.1 innings in Friday's 13-9 victory over the Athletics.

Alvarez has spun 4.1 scoreless innings so far this year. The 29-year-old should reach double-digit holds for the third consecutive season serving as the Angels' top left-handed option out of the bullpen. He doesn't offer enough in terms of ratios help to sustain value outside of very deep hold leagues.

January 12, 2018 04:16 PM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Avoids arbitration with Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reports.

This was the first offseason as an arbitration-eligible player for Alvarez. The left-hander appeared in 64 games for the third straight year, compiling a 3.88 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 48.2 innings of relief. Looking ahead to this season, Alvarez should receive a decent amount of time on the field as one of the lone left-handed options in the Angels' bullpen.

August 22, 2017 08:56 AM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Recalled to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was called up to the major leagues Monday, Maria Guardado of reports.

With both JC Ramirez (forearm) and Andrew Bailey (shoulder) headed to the disabled list, the Angels needed a fresh arm. The Angels are light on lefties, so despite his 4.50 ERA in 36 innings for the big club thus far in 2017, Alvarez will get another shot.

August 9, 2017 03:04 PM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Demoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Alvarez's demotion will leave the Angels without a left-handed arm in their bullpen, but adding outfield depth was apparently a greater priority, as Cesar Puello was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to give the big club five outfielders. Though Alvarez has tossed eight scoreless innings spanning his last six appearances with the big club, he's still carrying a middling 4.50 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season, which had kept him out of the conversation for setup duties.

August 8, 2017 10:32 AM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Summoned back to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Alvarez is back with the big club after notching three scoreless appearances for the Bees, taking the place of Eduardo Paredes in the Angels' bullpen. The 28-year-old has compiled a 4.76 ERA and 32:10 K:BB through 34 major-league innings this season, and he figures to serve in a middle-relief role with Bud Norris, Blake Parker and Cam Bedrosian holding down the back end.

July 26, 2017 04:24 PM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

The Angels were in need of some fresh arm out of the bullpen after six different relievers were needed to cover 7.2 innings in Tuesday's series opener with the Indians, so Alvarez will be shipped back to Triple-A while Brooks Pounders moves up to the big leagues. Alvarez made four appearances during his latest stint with the Angels, tossing four scoreless innings and striking out five batters.

July 14, 2017 09:36 PM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Returns to major leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Alvarez has pitched reasonably well in 40 appearances with the big club this year, and his 27:6 K:BB over 30 innings suggests he deserves better than a 5.40 ERA. That said, he will likely be confined mostly to the middle innings with the likes of Bud Norris, Blake Parker and Cam Bedrosian at the back end.

July 1, 2017 04:28 PM
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Heads back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

The 28-year-old pitched two scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Dodgers, so the Angels decided to swap him out for the fresh arm of Brooks Pounders. Alvarez should find himself back up with the big club when another reliever is needed.

Situational Stats
vs Miami 6.200 2.70127
vs LHB 29.000 2.480620
vs RHB 29.000 4.3401229
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Pitching Stats
2013DET15 5.821460000 38.2422625721631
2014LAA00 0.00200000 0.21000001
2015LAA43 3.496400001 67.0582926552359
2016LAA13 3.456400001 57.1712922411551
2017LAA03 3.886400013 48.2502321701245
2018LAA64 2.717600014 63.0512019322259
2019PHI34 3.366710013 59.0662522811851
2020PHI00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 1522 3.63351700312 334.13391521353411106297
Batting Stats
2013DET14100001000 .500 .000 .000
2014LAA2000000000 --- --- ---
2015LAA64000000000 --- --- ---
2016LAA64100000000 .000 .000 .000
2017LAA64000000000 --- --- ---
2018LAA76000000000 --- --- ---
2019PHI67000000000 --- --- ---
Total 351200001000 .333 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2014LAAP2000000 ---
2016LAAP64071512 .857
Total  351772224916 .986
More Pitching Stats
2013DET14239 1.1830010 .280172 14.0 .5130
2014LAA001 0.0000000 .3333 13.5 .3330
2015LAA48256 1.5900001 .228283 11.6 .3391
2016LAA46355 1.2422002 .298256 13.7 .4031
2017LAA54650 1.0210001 .263203 11.5 .4262
2018LAA26859 1.2531001 .217261 10.7 .3233
2019PHI47049 1.5303203 .284255 13.0 .4312
2020PHI000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 20371309 1.3096218 .2601433 12.3 .3979
Postseason Pitching Stats
2013DET00 0.00100000 3.00000013
Total 00 0.00100000 3.00000013
Minor League Pitching Stats
2006 R-Boston21 1.61158000 61.2462011121964
2007 R-Red Sox41 1.84119000 49.0362410401438
2008 A-Greenville89 5.702419000107.111874681533786
2009AFA-Salem11 4.88120000 24.032151310611
2009ASX-Lowell83 1.521412220 83.0601714481063
2010AFX-Greensboro Grasshopp103 3.582613000108.011452439332113
2011AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads65 2.961514000 82.0793227211973
2011AA-Jacksonville Suns26 5.401212000 65.0804739912245
2012AA-Jacksonville Suns69 4.222524310136.11416664862670
2013AAA-Toledo Mud Hens86 2.802120101128.2114464011325115
2014AAA-Salt Lake Bees02 6.7566000 30.2352523841517
2014R-Azl Angels00 0.0011000 1.00000010
2016AAA-Salt Lake Bees10 2.4550000 7.15320057
2017AAA-Salt Lake Bees00 2.3190000 11.2103300210

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