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Pedro Alvarez 2013 Outlook

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What are you guys thinking this year?

I project a .320 OBP, 30 HR, 75 R, 85 RBI campaign.

I think Pedro is more palatable in OBP leagues, but I'm not sure if his value is any better than say, Todd Frazier

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He is just your prototypcal power hitter with a High K rate. He will likely drain your BA, but you're getting around 30 Bombs and 70-90 RBIs, but not very many runs. Because frankly there really is no one besides himself that's going drive him in when he actually gets on base. (at a reliable clip anyways) And of course his OBP is "tolerable" at times but not that great either.

You need Home Runs? He's you're man considering his ADP will be fairly low (hopefully) But don't be banking on much else besides some modest RBIs..

He's a young player who should improve, but unless he cuts down the strikeouts (which i doubt) He is who he is, with maybe a little more development in his power.

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I believe Pedro's production will spike one of these years. Given how thin 3B is this year, Pedro appears be very attractive later in the draft.

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Right now he is just a very bad hitter with bigtime power. He could put up a season similar to 2012 (I really can't see much better) or he could hit so poorly he loses PT like 2011. Until he starts putting the bat on the ball at a higher rate he'll never be on one of my teams. (Unless its a daily league and he's on a scorching hot stretch of course)

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He's basically the new mark Reynolds. I like that he plays third, and that Pitt lineup I think will actually be pretty decent so he could have some more RBI opportunities. I think it all depends how he starts off the year. Last year he started off pretty bad but they stuck with him and he had an okay fantasy year for a 3b. If you draft him expect the ba to be low, but then get other guys that will help bring your batting average up

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He's basically the new mark Reynolds. I like that he plays third, and that Pitt lineup I think will actually be pretty decent so he could have some more RBI opportunities. I think it all depends how he starts off the year. Last year he started off pretty bad but they stuck with him and he had an okay fantasy year for a 3b. If you draft him expect the ba to be low, but then get other guys that will help bring your batting average up

Mark Reynolds gave us pop & sprinkled in some stolen bases. Pedro gives us no speed.

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30-35 HRs...crap average...if you can build high ave. around him, then by all means. I don't think he will ever be a .260 hitter

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He's basically the new mark Reynolds. I like that he plays third, and that Pitt lineup I think will actually be pretty decent so he could have some more RBI opportunities. I think it all depends how he starts off the year. Last year he started off pretty bad but they stuck with him and he had an okay fantasy year for a 3b. If you draft him expect the ba to be low, but then get other guys that will help bring your batting average up

Mark Reynolds gave us pop & sprinkled in some stolen bases. Pedro gives us no speed.

Besides that one year he got 24 he only got over ten once when he got 11. There really isn't that much difference between them. So if you used to find value in drafting Reynolds then Alvarez is basically the same thing minus a few SBs. Alvarez also has some upside

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Alvarez is just a very bad hitter, but when he hits the ball, it usually flies. I never watched him play last year, but I read somewhere that he struggles with any pitch that isn't a fastball. Not sure if this really is true or not, but if he can get enough fastballs, then he can put up another 30. If he ever learns how to be a hitter, he could be very good. Right now, he is just a swinger that can hit it far. A Mark Reynolds or Chris Davis type of hitter.

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sucks that i waited so long for 3b and now stuck with this bum :(

Agree 100%! Was planning on landing Moustakas or Frazier late but stuck with Alvarez instead. Hopefully the power will at least be there in the end.

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He would fit in perfect with the Astros, make it happen MLB gods.

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As long as he isn't your starting 3B (shame on you if he is), he is the type you bench until he starts to show signs of life. He's 30HRs in the bank.

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As long as he isn't your starting 3B (shame on you if he is), he is the type you bench until he starts to show signs of life. He's 30HRs in the bank.

Hyperbole. Got to love it.

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He just looks so dumb out there getting schooled by every pitcher. For gods sake, watch some videotape, talk with your hitting coach....do something.

Yes I have him. He was a $1 keeper, so I said...meh, how bad can he be for a $1? Holy crap I had no idea.

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He's a pretty poor hitter with elite power. Remember last year he was sitting on a .194/.250/.400 line on June 6th. Then he proceeded to have three huge months in June, July, and August. Just sit him on the bench if you have a backup plan until he shows some signs of life. A hitter with a 30+% K rate is going to go through some absolutely hopeless stretches, like a Mark Reynolds or Adam Dunn.

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He's a pretty poor hitter with elite power. Remember last year he was sitting on a .194/.250/.400 line on June 6th. Then he proceeded to have three huge months in June, July, and August. Just sit him on the bench if you have a backup plan until he shows some signs of life. A hitter with a 30+% K rate is going to go through some absolutely hopeless stretches, like a Mark Reynolds or Adam Dunn.

This. I don't know why people thought he would be any differently this year. I also think him being a slow starter doesn't help him in the eyes of fantasy players but he was drafted because of his power which will come around at some point.

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Quite possibly the dumbest hitter that walked the earth....ever.

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