- Height / Weight
- N/A / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/27/1997 (22)
Alvarez blasted a 95-MPH sinker over the centerfield wall in the second inning to put the Astros up 2-0 in game five of the World Series. It was a series of unfortunate events for the Nationals, with Yuli Gurriel singling off of an infield deflection the batter before. Alvarez ended up going 3-for-3 before getting pulled for defensive reasons with a comfortable lead. He scored twice and drove in two runs, and is now batting .545 in the World Series. The rookie is stepping up in a huge way. The Astros head home and look to close out the series in game 6.
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will make an appearance in the outfield as the rookie will start and hit sixth in Game 5 of the World Series. Alvarez has not played the field at all during the postseason but it is all hands on deck for this crucial game with the series tied 2-2. Alvarez has come off the bench to pinch-hit the past two games without the team's ability to use the DH. The phenom went 3-for-6 in the first two games of the series and slashed .317/.424/.658 against right-handed pitching during the regular season. The Astros are hoping that sacrificing defense for offense will pay off in Game 5.
Houston Astros rookie outfielder Yordan Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the World Series against the Nationals on the road with the designated hitter no longer in play. Josh Reddick will stick in right field and will hit seventh on Friday against Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez. Alvarez took the league by storm when he was initially called up, but he's being exposed in the postseason with his aggressive approach. He does have three hits in six World Series at-bats, but he's 10-for-47 (.213) for the playoffs as a whole with one RBI, five walks and 21 strikeouts. He still has a lot to learn, especially in these crucial high-intensity games. There's a chance he doesn't play at all if the series goes all three games in D.C.