Yordan Alvarez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/27/1997 (25)
Yordan Alvarez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Yordan Alvarez News
Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez is serving as the designated hitter and is batting third in Game 4 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies and right-hander Aaron Nola on Wednesday. With Alvarez at DH, Aledmys Diaz will get the nod in left field and will hit eighth in the batting order. One of the best all-around hitters in the big leagues during the regular season, Alvarez hasn't been as strong with the lumber in the postseason, hitting .200 (8-for-40) with two home runs, nine RBI, seven runs scored, six walks and 12 strikeouts in 10 games. So far in the World Series, he's gone 1-for-11 with a double, RBI, two runs scored, two walks and four strikeouts. The Astros will need him to get hot if they want to come back in this series.
Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez will serve as the team's designated hitter and bat third in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday against New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino. Alvarez will return to the DH role and swap spots with Aledmys Diaz, who served as the DH in the Game 1 win on Wednesday. Diaz is starting in left field and hitting seventh. Alvarez, one of the best all-around hitters in baseball, went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout in the 4-2 win over the Yankees in Game 1. In four playoff games so far this year, he's gone 4-for-17 (.235) with a double, two home runs, seven RBI, three runs scored and three walks.
Houston Astros designated hitter/outfielder Yordan Alvarez played the hero in Tuesday's American League Division Series Game 1 8-7 win over the Mariners. Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a walk-off three-run home run, and five RBI. The Mariners brought in Robbie Ray up by two with two outs in the ninth inning and runners on first and second to get the lefty-lefty matchup. This clearly did not work out, as Alvarez crushed a fastball into the right-field seats to complete the comeback and end the game. This level of production is what the Astros have come to expect from Alvarez, who slashed .306/.406/.613 with 37 HR and 97 RBI during the regular season.
Houston Astros outfielder and designated hitter Yordan Alvarez has arguably established himself as the sport's best hitter, both from a real-life baseball standpoint and a fantasy baseball standpoint. Alvarez hit .306 with a .406 on-base percentage in 561 plate appearances for the Houston Astros last season, slugging 37 home runs and adding a stolen base in the process. It's possible Alvarez, who finished in the 100th percentile in terms of hard-hit rate, xwOBA, barrel rate, xBA, and xwOBA last season, could have even better counting stats like RBI and runs scored in 2023 in a stacked Houston lineup. The Astros finished seventh in the league in runs scored this past year but could improve significantly with the addition of Jose Abreu, as well as if Jeremy Pena takes a step forward at the plate. With his elite ability at the plate and a similarly elite lineup around him, Alvarez should be a top-10 pick in drafts this coming spring.