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Yordan Alvarez 2019 Outlook

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Cue "It's A Party" by Buck Cherry...  Not because I'm excited to get what should hopefully be some really good production.  I'm celebrating the fact that I no longer have to go into Yordan's MiLB thread anymore waiting for him to be called up. 😀

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Tucker must be thinking..."I almost passed him in the HR, all I needed was 2 more to get the call instead!"

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8 minutes ago, DJSatane said:

Tucker must be thinking..."I almost passed him in the HR, all I needed was 2 more to get the call instead!"

 

Tucker must also be thinking "I wish I could hit like Alvarez"...

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18 minutes ago, DJSatane said:

Tucker must be thinking..."I almost passed him in the HR, all I needed was 2 more to get the call instead!"

Tucker had his chance already 

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If you needed to get excited, this is a great conversation here (starting at 17:20ish) that was posted previously in the MILB thread.  Alvarez being compared to some big names here...

 

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17 minutes ago, terminator10 said:

Tucker had his chance already 

 

He's definitely still an elite prospect so it certainly says something when you pass over a talent like that, especially when already on the roster for Alvarez...

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48 minutes ago, knuckleheads said:

If you needed to get excited, this is a great conversation here (starting at 17:20ish) that was posted previously in the MILB thread.  Alvarez being compared to some big names here...

 

 

He drives the ball the opposite way like Papi.  Whether be controls the zone like Papi is tbd.  I also think papi  was quicker on the inside half (better hip turn).

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6 minutes ago, 96mnc said:

 

He drives the ball the opposite way like Papi.  Whether be controls the zone like Papi is tbd.  I also think papi  was quicker on the inside half (better hip turn).

 

Of course you are talking about the best dh of all time so I don't mind if he falls short of that...

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Alright so what to expect? Lets compare him to his closest counterpart in AAA this year...Austin Riley. Both were smashing and spraying the ball all over the field. Both had just absurd AAA numbers before their call-up

 

Riley

BB%: 11

K%: 19

Slug: .681

wOBA: .432

OPS: 1.057

 

Alvarez

BB%: 15

K%: 19

Slug: .742

wOBA: .465

OPS: 1.184

 

 

This is scary. So what I expect? I honestly expect Riley with better PD in a better lineup. Yeah he should be that good.

 

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27 minutes ago, terminator10 said:

Alright so what to expect? Lets compare him to his closest counterpart in AAA this year...Austin Riley. Both were smashing and spraying the ball all over the field. Both had just absurd AAA numbers before their call-up

 

Riley

BB%: 11

K%: 19

Slug: .681

wOBA: .432

OPS: 1.057

 

Alvarez

BB%: 15

K%: 19

Slug: .742

wOBA: .465

OPS: 1.184

 

 

This is scary. So what I expect? I honestly expect Riley with better PD in a better lineup. Yeah he should be that good.

 

Riley didn’t play in the PCL. BIG difference 

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how do you make it to the MLB minor league system and you are not good enough with defense?

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1 hour ago, mlb2019 said:

how do you make it to the MLB minor league system and you are not good enough with defense?

David ortiz was brutal on defense but will end up being a HoF. Just happens to some players.

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4 minutes ago, Kramjam24 said:

David ortiz was brutal on defense but will end up being a HoF. Just happens to some players.

 

David Ortiz is the ultimate example. if Ortiz gets in the HOF that makes a good case for Bonds, Clemens.

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2 hours ago, huskadeez said:

Riley didn’t play in the PCL. BIG difference 

 

Except that Alvarez hit in a very neutral home park and didn't even get to the high altitude places until this week.  Thus not much of a difference if any at all in hitting environments. Regardless, Riley's legit and so is this guy. Hope he does as well but I think you'll see a better overall eye at the plate and draw a decent amount of walks.

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Alvarez could be a bit more valuable in points leagues due to his higher BB%. Riley went from a 10% walk-rate in AAA to 4.3% with the Braves. I could see Alvarez initially hovering around the 8-10% range with the Astros.

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better to add him just in case but he is not going to be this seasons Juan Soto. maybe Eloy Jimenez.

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19 minutes ago, mlb2019 said:

better to add him just in case but he is not going to be this seasons Juan Soto. maybe Eloy Jimenez.

 

Well very few rookies are going to come up and have such a polished Juan Soto season right away so statistically that's a safe bet.  However, your statement that he's going to be this or that would require some type of explanation.  Otherwise not much substance to the statement.   My bet is he does very well and shows he belongs in the show...

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Soto has better plate discipline, but Alvarez should hit for more power. Even if he struggles ROS, he should be fantastic next season.

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2 hours ago, mlb2019 said:

better to add him just in case but he is not going to be this seasons Juan Soto. maybe Eloy Jimenez.

Maybe somewhere in between, which would be just fine with me (as in a better batting average than Eloy so far).

Either way, it's an exciting time right now...

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2 hours ago, mlb2019 said:

better to add him just in case but he is not going to be this seasons Juan Soto. maybe Eloy Jimenez.

He will be 100x better than vlad though...

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Who else is here because it feels SO DAMN GOOD?!?!?!?! Have to admit, broke out a little smile seeing his thread outside of the minor league forum. 

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