Yordan Alvarez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/27/1997 (26)
Yordan Alvarez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Yordan Alvarez News
Houston Astros outfielder/designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (illness) is dealing with a virus that has caused an upset stomach and headaches, but he is serving as the DH and batting cleanup in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Monday against Texas Rangers right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Alvarez was not part of pre-game introductions in Game 1 on Sunday night, but he played and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He had four homers in his first three playoff games this year, but the left-handed slugger will be more of a risk in DFS in Game 2 if he's feeling under the weather again. Alvarez sees the ball well off Eovaldi in his career, though, going 8-for-11 with three doubles, a homer and four RBI.
Houston Astros outfielder/designated hitter Yordan Alvarez was 2-for-4 in the batter's box Sunday against the Royals. One of Alvarez's hits was his 29th home run this season. The 26-year-old has been on a hot streak in the last the 30 games. He has smacked eight home runs and collected 31 RBI while posting a .346 batting average. With a week left in the regular season, Alvarez leads the Astros in home runs with 29 in 387 trips to the plate.
Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez (elbow) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the first inning of Friday's 7-5 defeat to the Kansas City Royals. It's worth noting that the 26-year-old has been limited to the designated hitter spot recently with a right elbow issue. Alvarez disclosed to reporters after Friday's game that his throwing elbow is bothering him after a few swings and misses last week. It's something for fantasy managers to monitor moving ahead, but it looks like a minor problem at this point. Hopefully it doesn't lead to any missed action over the last week of play, as the superstar slugger is hitting .293 (111-for-379) with 28 home runs, 94 RBI, and 70 runs scored this 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.