Yordan Alvarez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/27/1997 (23)
Yordan Alvarez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Yordan Alvarez News
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is enjoying an excellent fantasy week heading into the team's weekend matchup against the Twins in Minnesota. Alvarez was activated off the injured list to begin the week and had several quiet games in his return. But the talented slugger has turned it on over the past four games, going 6-for-14 (.428) with one home run, two doubles, four runs scored and five runs batted in. Alvarez is a strong choice for DFS lineups for Friday and is posting an .899 OPS against right-handed pitching and a .901 mark away from Minute Maid Park.
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will try and get his offense rolling when the team plays the Red Sox at Fenway Park beginning Tuesday. Alvarez was shut down for a week with a wrist ailment and is slashing only .182/.280/.273 through 22 at-bats since returning to the lineup. Alvarez is simply too talented to stay quiet at the plate for long and fantasy managers simply need to be patient. For the season, Alvarez is slashing .294/.335/.494 with seven home runs, 13 doubles, 28 runs batted in and 31 runs scored through 46 games this season.
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (wrist) and first baseman Yuli Gurriel (finger) are back in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Red Sox, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Alvarez has missed the team's last five games while dealing with a right wrist ailment, while Gurriel has been out for the last three games due to inflammation in his left middle finger. It appears that everything is good to go for the pair of Houston sluggers, and managers should make sure to put them back into the lineup tonight.
Yordan Alvarez is a big, powerful, and strong player with an immense talent for hitting the ball very hard. Coming in at 6'5" and 225 lbs., his power profile from 2019 put him in the 94th percentile for exit velocity, 94th percentile for HardHit%, and the 98th percentile for Barrel%. That is, in a word, awesome. On top of that, he had a 14.1% walk percentage (94th percentile) which elevated him to an OBP of .412. His K% is a bit high at 25.5%, but you take that and run with everything else he brings to the table. However, he only played two games in all of 2020, and at his current NFBC ADP of 87, his injury history and ongoing knee issues have to be a major concern. The fact that he is coming off of surgery to repair a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee is just the latest in a series of knee problems he has had dating back to his time in the minors. Yordan is back in action this spring, looking healthy as the Astros primary DH. There's a chance that you get him with the talent upside of a Top-30 player with an ADP in the 80s. He is worth the risk at his current price, and you can cover his injury risk with a safer option later in the draft.