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44 Yordan Alvarez DH

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
55%8%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
81.250420
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019HOU8731358982778529400.412.655.313
2020HOU2822140100.333.625.250

Player Updates

August 29, 2020 04:52 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Expected back for spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees Wednesday and is expected to be ready for spring training.

He will begin physical therapy immediately and is expected to make a full recovery, per the press release. A slight tear of the patellar tendon in his right knee was repaired, and a routine cleanup was performed on his left knee. Alvarez will make for a very tricky evaluation in 2021 redraft leagues, as he has shown his immense potential when healthy, but he is still a high-risk player given his large frame and multiple knee procedures.

August 23, 2020 02:28 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Shifts to 45-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros placed Alvarez (knee) on the 45-day injured list Sunday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The transaction was just a procedural move after the Astros already acknowledged days earlier that Alvarez would be shut down for the season due to right knee surgery. Houston added pitcher Chase DeJong to the 40-man roster as a replacement for Alvarez.

August 19, 2020 05:44 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Slated to undergo surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez will have surgery to repair a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Manager Dusty Baker hinted earlier Wednesday that Alvarez could be out for the year, but he confirmed prior to Wednesday's game that he'd have surgery. It's unclear whether he'll be ready for spring training in 2021. Abraham Toro could see an uptick in playing time with Alvarez sidelined.

August 19, 2020 02:16 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: May be done for year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (knee) may be done for the year, according to a radio interview manager Dusty Baker did with Sports Talk 790.

This ominous knee issue has plagued Alvarez dating back to last year, and it was disconcerting to see it pop up almost immediately after returning from the COVID-19 injured list. The team remains very vague about the nature of the injury and whether or not it will require surgery. Abraham Toro is a candidate to see an uptick in playing time with Alvarez out of the mix for the foreseeable future.

August 18, 2020 02:24 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was placed on the 10-day injured list with right knee discomfort Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

It certainly hasn't been the sophomore season Alvarez dreamed of thus far. After missing all of camp due to COVID-19 and spending the first part of the regular season building up at the Astros' alternate training site, the young slugger lasted just two days into his return before the knee issues he battled back in spring training returned. He last played Saturday, so he'll be eligible to return Aug. 26, though it's not yet clear if he's expected to do so. Taylor Jones was recalled in a corresponding move and could be an option as the designated hitter, though Abraham Toro has handled the position in Alvarez's absence and will likely continue to do so.

August 18, 2020 12:40 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Remains out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (knee) remains on the bench Tuesday against the Rockies, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Alvarez played just two games this season before the knee issues that plagued him back in spring training resurfaced. He's now set to sit for the third straight contest. The young slugger underwent an MRI on Monday which came back negative, but it remains unclear when he's expected back on the field. Abraham Toro will be the designated hitter in his absence Tuesday.

August 18, 2020 04:08 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Undergoes MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (knee) underwent an MRI on Monday, and the results were negative, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.

That the results were negative is promising, but the power-hitting Alvarez is not necessarily in the clear. "I asked him when did he start having these problems, and he said back in Double-A," Houston manager Dusty Baker said. "Most of the time when you have knee problems, they don't subside very quickly. And when they do, they have a history of coming back." Alvarez could be available in a pinch-hitting role in the short term.

August 17, 2020 06:04 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (knee) will remain on the bench Monday against the Rockies, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Alvarez lasted just two games in his return from the COVID-19 injured list before the knee soreness he battled back in spring training popped back up, and he's now been on the bench for two straight games. It's not clear when he'll return to the lineup. Abraham Toro will remain the designated hitter in his absence.

August 16, 2020 06:08 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Scratched with sore knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros scratched Alvarez from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners with right knee discomfort, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Alvarez was slated to serve as the Astros' designated hitter in what would have been his third start in as many days since returning from the COVID-19 injured list, but Abraham Toro will now handle those duties instead. As Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle noted Friday in Alvarez's season debut, the 23-year-old was still running gingerly after knee soreness had previously limited his activity during spring training. While it's somewhat troubling that Alvarez is still contending with knee problems over five months since spring training concluded, the Astros are seemingly hopeful that the slugger can continue to play through the injury while receiving occasional maintenance days. That said, Alvarez's fantasy managers will still want to verify that he's ready to play in Monday's series opener versus the Rockies before locking him into weekly lineups.

August 15, 2020 05:52 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Plates four in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and a hit by pitch in Friday's 11-1 win over the Mariners.

Alvarez launched a three-run homer as part of the Astros' nine-run first inning. The designated hitter picked up his fourth RBI of the night when he was hit by a pitch from Mariners reliever Yohan Ramirez in the fifth. In 87 games last season, Alvarez hit .313 with 27 homers, 78 RBI and 58 runs scored. His bat is a big addition to the heart of the Astros' order.

August 14, 2020 06:48 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Reveals past positive test
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez revealed Friday that his undisclosed absence for the entirety of summer camp was due to a positive COVID-19 test, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The Astros weren't legally allowed to reveal the reason for Alvarez's absence due to privacy concerns, though that lack of information was a very common pattern regarding players who had tested positive, so the news is hardly a surprise. The young slugger didn't experience symptoms worse than headaches, but he still had to spend three weeks building up at the team's alternate training site once he was cleared for baseball activity. He should be close to the everyday designated hitter for Houston moving forward.

August 14, 2020 05:20 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Batting fifth in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez will bat fifth as the designated hitter in his season debut Friday against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Alvarez was out for the entirety of camp for undisclosed reasons but spent the last three weeks ramping up at the Astros' secondary site. He should serve as the team's everyday designated hitter going forward, though it's possible he gets a few extra off days early on to ease him back into game action.

August 14, 2020 05:24 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Activated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (undisclosed) was activated from the injured list Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Alvarez missed all of camp for undisclosed reasons, but he's now ready to go three weeks after resuming baseball activities. The young slugger hit a remarkable .313/.412/.655 with 27 homers in just 87 games in his debut season last year, though whether or not he'll be able to immediately return to that level following the long layoff remains to be seen. Once he's fully up to speed, he should be the Astros' everyday designated hitter, forcing Kyle Tucker and Michael Brantley to compete for time in left field.

August 13, 2020 09:52 AM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: 'Very close' to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Alvarez (undisclosed) is "very close" to rejoining the Astros, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Alvarez missed all of summer camp for undisclosed reasons, but he's been training at Houston's alternate training site for more than two weeks. Assuming the 23-year-old checks out OK in the coming days, it sounds like he could be cleared to return as soon as this weekend.

August 10, 2020 03:24 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Still without timeline for debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that Alvarez (undisclosed) is "making progress," but the skipper was unwilling to put a timeline on the 23-year-old's return to the Astros, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. "He hasn't been hitting that long. He hasn't been running that long," Baker said. "You don't want to do anything to hurt his legs, you don't want to do anything to hurt his obliques because you're not used to rotating. I really don't know how long it's going to be or how long it's going to take."

After missing all of summer camp for undisclosed reasons, Alvarez has been working out at the Astros' alternate training site in Corpus Christi for about two weeks as he looks to get reacclimated to baseball activities following a lengthy layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The slugger looked like his normal self during an intrasquad game Saturday, hitting a pair of doubles against minor-league pitcher Luis Garcia. Though Alvarez seems to be rounding into form, the Astros' slow approach to his ramp-up program makes it unlikely he'll be activated from the injured list ahead of Monday's series opener against the Giants. With no target date for Alvarez's 2020 debut, his fantasy managers will likely have to err on the side of caution and keep him on their bench for another week.

August 6, 2020 04:44 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Takes BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (undisclosed) took batting practice and did some running Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Alvarez is slowly ramping up after missing all of summer camp for undisclosed reasons. The 23-year-old slugger was originally hoping to return next week, though it's unclear if that's still the plan after manager Dusty Baker said "the cavalry's a ways off." Kyle Tucker should continue to see time at DH and in the outfield in Alvarez's absence.

August 1, 2020 05:40 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: At least 10 days away
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (undisclosed) is roughly 10-14 days away from being ready to join the Astros, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Alvarez missed the entirety of summer camp for undisclosed reasons and was said to be week away from game action upon his return. He still appears to be on that timeline, giving Kyle Tucker a clear path to the primary designated hitter role for most of the next two weeks.

July 28, 2020 06:40 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Nearing live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (undisclosed) has been able to hit and will take live batting practice soon, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Alvarez missed all of camp for undisclosed reasons and was considered weeks away from game action when he arrived Friday. That still appears to be the case, though a precise timeline remains unclear. The Astros have used four different players in five games at the designated hitter spot in his absence, but Kyle Tucker appears to be the primary option against righties.

July 24, 2020 05:56 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Weeks away from game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (undisclosed) isn't close to being ready for game action, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Alvarez missed the entirety of camp for undisclosed reasons and was only just cleared to join his teammates for workouts Friday. He was reportedly unable to do any baseball activities while away from the team, so he needs to undergo a full preseason buildup process before appearing in a game. In theory, serving as a designated hitter could shorten that process somewhat, but it nevertheless sounds as though it will be a matter of weeks, not days, until Alvarez is back on the field. Aledmys Diaz will serve as the designated hitter in his absence on Opening Day, though Kyle Tucker could also spend time in the role against righties.

July 24, 2020 08:20 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Cleared for baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (undisclosed) was cleared to begin participating in baseball activities Friday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

The 23-year-old remains on the injured list and was absent from the entirety of summer training for undisclosed reasons, but he may be able to join the team in the near future. Alvarez will report to the Astros' alternate training site to begin his preparations for the season, though it's unclear when he may reach game readiness. Aledmys Diaz and Kyle Tucker are expected to split time at designated hitter until the young slugger is activated off the IL.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Peters (Career)310 .667.333.333
vs LHP114359 .389 .649 .307
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020HOU2822140100.250.333.6250.958
2019HOU8731358982778529400.313.412.6551.067
Total89321601002882529500.311.410.6541.064
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020HOU200500101
2019HOU8726020520249
Total89260210203410
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-DSL Astros Orange1644715211412721.341.474.500
2017AFA-Buies Creek Astros582241962113336194161.277.329.393
2017AFX-Quad Cities River Ba32111264060933233620.360.468.658
2018AAA-Fresno Grizzlies45166244380828234710.259.349.452
2018AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks4316939551301246194552.325.390.615
2019AAA-Round Rock Express5621350731602371385021.343.443.742
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/242
Birthdate:
6/27/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Las Tunas, Cuba
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
2
Awards:

2019: AL Rookie of the Year