Francisco Alvarez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 233 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/19/2001 (21)
Francisco Alvarez Season Stats
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Francisco Alvarez News
New York Mets rookie catcher Francisco Alvarez (finger) appears to have avoided serious damage after getting hit on the fingers by foul balls in the game on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies. "Just a finger contusion," manager Buck Showalter said. "He's been getting hit a lot lately." With the Mets having nothing to play for in the final week of the regular season, Alvarez could take at least a couple of days off before returning to catching duties, so expect Omar Narvaez to be behind the dish for the Mets on Tuesday for the start of a series against the Miami Marlins. The 21-year-old Venezuelan backstop has been a strong source of power at a weak position for fantasy managers in his first full big-league season with 23 homers and 57 RBI, but he's hit only .175 (28-for-160) with six homers, 22 RBI and 47 strikeouts in 52 games (41 starts) in the second half.
New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez (hand) was forced to exit early during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The young catcher was taken out of the game after taking a couple of foul balls off his left hand. The team removed him as a precaution and will likely have him undergo additional testing. The Mets aren't playing for anything at this point, so they don't want to risk the health of their possible franchise catcher. In the meantime, Omar Narvaez will likely see more playing time if Alvarez misses time.
New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez is back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and right-hander Merrill Kelly. Alvarez gave way to veteran Omar Narvaez behind the dish on Wednesday but will take over Thursday and hit sixth while catching Kodai Senga. The rookie backstop has had a nice rookie season, especially from a power perspective. Alvarez is hitting just .216 but he has slugged 23 home runs along with nine doubles, numbers that have helped generate a 103 wRC+ that sits a few ticks above the league average. At just 21 years of age, Alvarez is a major dynasty league asset moving forward.
New York Mets catcher and top Mets prospect (per MLB Pipeline), Francisco Alvarez, slashed .260/.374/.511 with 27 home runs, 78 RBI, and 22 doubles over 411 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A in 2022. After his promotion to the Mets in the thick of the 2022 pennant race, Alvarez posted a modest .167/.286/.500 slash line with one homer over five games (12 AB). Although James McCann has moved on to Baltimore, the Mets resigned catcher Tomas Nido and signed free agent catcher Omar Narvaez this past offseason. These moves almost guarantee that Alvarez will begin the 2023 campaign in Triple-A Syracuse. Down in Triple-A, Alvarez will be able to refine his defensive skill set and work on his approach against righties where he slashed only .178/.331/.327 over 101 Triple-A ABs versus righties in 2022. Once promoted, Alvarez should stay with the Mets and serve as their primary catcher. With a current ADP of 417, Alvarez is worth a flyer as a late-round pick in deep mixed leagues, not to mention NL-only formats. He is one of the safest prospects stashes for redraft managers. Barring a total offensive catastrophe or injury, he is sure to be back in Queens by mid-season with a low barrier to regular playing time. Managers who draft Alvarez and wait for his promotion will be rewarded with solid counting stats and a solid on-base percentage, despite his propensity to chase and strike out which will limit his otherwise lofty ceiling.