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Yordan Alvarez 1B HOU

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2 hours ago, Ecofolux said:

If Tucker struggles for another week or two, perhaps they send him down and call up Alvarez?

The problem is, it's not like Alvarez has crushed AAA pitching yet.  Everything seems to be there so far except for the average, but his average is still only .237.  Still, if he gets hot and Tucker continues to struggle mightily, maybe.  I wouldn't say it's extremely likely yet though.

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From the article:

 

We’ve drawn two lines here on the fly ball distance axis, one at 106 and one at 112. The 112 line is significant in that batters who had an average age of 23 or under and posted a 112 FB Dist+ or greater have been very successful in the majors. If you aren’t all in on Yordan Alvarez yet, get excited now. He generates Joey Gallo type power, with significantly less swing and miss; Alvarez is 23 percent better than his peers, while Gallo was about 100 percent worse than his. He may be more of a fantasy baseball asset than a real-life WAR generator due to his defensive shortcomings, but when he arrives he should hit for average and plenty of power.

 

https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/using-fly-ball-distance-to-find-sleeper-prospects/

 

 

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Keith Law doesn't have him in his Top 100 prospects.  Surprised.

 

 

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3 hours ago, B&F said:

Keith Law doesn't have him in his Top 100 prospects.  Surprised.

 

 

If you don't have a defensive position, Keith usually downgrades players significantly.

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46 minutes ago, Bips_braves said:

If you don't have a defensive position, Keith usually downgrades players significantly.

 

Notice that.  He doesn't even have Carter Kieboom in the top 100. WTF? 

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Worst part about Keith not including Yordan was that he ranked him like 40 last year and had very little explanation why he didnt make it this year.  He hit very well last year too so and acknowledged in his 2018 write up he was probably 1b.  Pretty bizarre stuff.

 

Chris: Didn’t find Yordan Alvarez any of your lists. What’s your thoughts on him? Too risky of a hitting profile given he’s not a great defender?
Keith Law: See above. “Not a great defender” is kind. Might be a DH. Not an elite hitter, either.

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Is Yordan Alvarez a pretty safe pick in dynasty drafts? He has played and will continue to play the AAA level. He is top 50 on several different rankings sites. Has demonstrated good power and has a nice swing. I was looking to try and snag him towards the end of my first rd. 

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