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44 Yordan Alvarez DH

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%7%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019HOU8731358982778529400.412.655.313

Player Updates

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.

July 24, 2020 01:00 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: No status update
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager James Click said Thursday there is no update on Alvarez's status, other than that the team is doing everything it can to get him back on the field as soon as possible, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Suffice to say, Alvarez will not be in the Opening Day lineup and can be considered out indefinitely. He has been unable to report to camp for undisclosed reasons. Kyle Tucker and Aledmys Diaz are expected to get starts at designated hitter early in the season.

July 13, 2020 09:44 AM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Shifts to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros placed Alvarez on the 10-day injured list Sunday due to an unspecified issue.

Alvarez and starting pitcher Jose Urquidy were both moved to the IL with the two having yet to arrive at summer camp due to what manager Dusty Baker called " a condition that prevents them from reporting to the field," per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. The vagueness of Baker's explanation makes it difficult to predict when Alvarez might be ready to join the Astros for workouts, leaving the slugger's status for the July 24 season opener versus the Mariners up in the air. If Alvarez is still sidelined when Opening Day arrives, Kyle Tucker would likely be the primary beneficiary of a regular spot in the Houston lineup.

July 12, 2020 02:24 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Still not present for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (undisclosed) remains absent from the Astros' summer camp as of Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Astros ended up cancelling their workout Saturday for the second time in six days due to COVID-19 concerns, but Alvarez's ongoing absence from camp has created some doubt about his availability for the team's July 24 season opener versus the Mariners. Houston has been mum on Alvarez's absence thus far, with manager Dusty Baker merely stating that a "condition" has prevented him from reporting to camp. Though the status of Alvarez's health won't be known until he reports, the assumption is that he's at least moved past the knee soreness he experienced in spring training.

July 4, 2020 01:48 AM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Not with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (knee) didn't join the Astros for their workouts in Houston on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Manager Dusty Baker said he couldn't say why Alvarez was unavailable due to "league mandates," so it sounds as though his absence is unrelated to the lingering knee issues that he battled before play was paused in March. It's not clear when he's expected to return.

July 2, 2020 08:28 AM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Everyday DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (knee) will be the Astros' primary designated hitter in 2020, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Alvarez is listed as an outfielder, but a lingering knee issue and his defensive liabilities make him the likely DH for a majority of Houston's 60-game schedule. Cementing Alvarez at DH would leave roster spots for Myles Straw and Kyle Tucker or perhaps a surprise candidate like Chas McCormick.

March 22, 2020 10:16 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Could see more field work in '20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros hope to have Alvarez (knee) play left field more frequently this season than he did as a rookie, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Heading into the 2020 season, Alvarez will likely only be eligible as a utility player in most fantasy leagues after logging 74 appearances as a designated hitter in 2019 and only 10 in the outfield. The slugging 22-year-old is still expected to slot in as the Astros' primary DH in his sophomore campaign, but Alvarez could still see a boost in his field work on the occasions manager Dusty Baker wants to give veteran corner outfielders MIchael Brantley and/or Josh Reddick a breather. Before MLB suspended its season March 12, Alvarez had been sidelined with soreness in both knees, but he's expected to be healthy once baseball resumes in mid-May or later.

March 10, 2020 10:52 AM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Return date unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (knee) won't play Wednesday as previously scheduled, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that he was unsure when Alvarez would return or if he'd be ready for Opening Day. The young slugger has been dealing with knee soreness for a week, though the Astros originally didn't sound particularly concerned. If Alvarez does miss time at the start of the season, that could open up at-bats for Kyle Tucker, who is currently stuck as the team's fourth outfielder.

March 9, 2020 03:12 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Team hoping for Wednesday return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Monday that he hopes Alvarez (knee) will be able to return to game action Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Alvarez has been shut down since last Wednesday with knee soreness, but he's on track to resume full activity Monday ahead of a likely return to a role in the starting lineup. The 22-year-old's absence is unlikely to affect his availability for Opening Day and he's expected to play a prominent role for the Astros after making his major-league debut in 2019.

March 4, 2020 11:56 AM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Set for brief shutdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Alvarez will be withheld from baseball activities for "three to four days" while the slugger manages knee soreness, Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Alvarez's shutdown seems to be precautionary more than anything, but until he re-enters the Astros' Grapefruit League lineup, his status will be one worth tracking. Alvarez is expected to occupy a spot in the heart of the Houston lineup in 2020 after an exceptional rookie campaign in which he posted a .412 on-base percentage, 27 home runs and 78 RBI in just 87 games with the big club.

March 3, 2020 11:32 AM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Dealing with minor knee issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez's removal from the lineup for Tuesday's game against St. Louis was due to soreness in his knees, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Manager Dusty Baker didn't sound particularly concerned, calling the lineup change precautionary. It sounds as though Alvarez is expected to be fine by Opening Day, though that won't be entirely clear until he returns to the lineup.

March 3, 2020 10:48 AM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Scratched from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals for undisclosed reasons, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

If the young slugger is dealing with an injury, that should be revealed at manager Dusty Baker's upcoming press conference. Alvarez is looking to build on his incredible rookie season, which saw him win Rookie of the Year despite playing in just 87 games. He hit .313/.412/.655 with 27 homers.

November 11, 2019 07:04 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Takes home ROY honors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was unanimously named the 2019 American League Rookie of the Year on Monday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Upon being promoted in June, Alvarez took the league by storm, slashing .313/.412/.655 with 27 home runs and 78 RBI over 87 games. The 22-year-old slugger is expected to remain a fixture in Houston's lineup for years to come.

October 26, 2019 04:08 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez remains on the bench for Game 4 of the World Series in Washington on Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Alvarez remains limited to pinch-hit duty under National League rules. It's still possible he gets a shot in left field for Game 5.

October 25, 2019 05:00 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: No spot in NL park
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez will sit for Game 3 of the World Series in Washington on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The designated hitter hit well in the first two games of the series, going 3-for-6 with a pair of walks. Despite that performance, the Astros are seemingly unwilling to risk his shaky defense in the National League park.

October 21, 2019 03:04 PM
Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Won't be dropped from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez will bat seventh as the designated hitter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Nationals on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The young slugger has been quite poor in the playoffs, hitting .171/.227/.244 over 44 plate appearances. The Astros will trust the rookie's much longer sample of 369 plate appearances in the regular season, however, in which he hit .313/.412/.655.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Peters (Career)310 .667.333.333
vs LHP114359 .389 .649 .307
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020HOU0000000000------------
2019HOU8731358982778529400.313.412.6551.067
Total8731358982778529400.313.412.6551.067
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020HOU000000000
2019HOU8726020520249
Total8726020520249
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:
1
Awards:

2019: AL Rookie of the Year