- Height / Weight
- N/A / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/27/1997 (22)
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will start and hit fifth in Game 4 against the Rays. Alvarez has taken a phenomenal rookie season into the playoffs, going 5-for-12 with one RBI and two doubles through the first three games. Alvarez just keeps hitting no matter the situation and posted a .985 OPS away from Minute Maid Park this season. The Rays will use reliever Diego Castillo has an opener to begin the game and Alvarez slashed .317/.424/.658 against right-handed pitching this season.
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will get his first taste of the playoffs when the team opens up their postseason on Friday. The rookie has come out of relative obscurity to absolutely throttle opposing pitchers all season long and has a strong chance at the AL Rookie of the Year award. From the moment Alvarez was called up on June 9, the slugger has hit over .300 in every month until he posted a .296 mark in the month of September. He slashed .344/.427/.677 with runners in scoring position this season and has posted an incredible 1.140 OPS at Minute Maid Park. Alvarez will be must-see television every time he steps to the plate in the playoffs.
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is 10-for-23 (.435) with three home runs over his last seven games heading into Tuesday. The rookie has absolutely torn through the American League this season and has hit over .300 in each of his first four months in the big leagues. Alvarez has only 298 plate appearances this season but is slashing .326/.422/.681 with 25 doubles, 27 home runs, 58 runs scored and 77 runs batted in heading into the final week of the season.