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Pedro Alvarez was called off the bench to pinch-hit for Craig Gentry in the ninth on Tuesday, striking out in his only plate appearance.
Alvarez was called upon in the bottom of the ninth with two outs as the final hope for the Orioles in a two-run game. He struck out swinging to Craig Kimbrel. Alvarez is hitting .185 on the season with eight home runs through 43 games. His playing time has been sparse and his production inconsistent. Six of his eight home runs came in April and he has had a dry spell ever since. Gone are the days of his elite power and being a viable fantasy option.
Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single on Wednesday as the Orioles’ defeated the Mets.
Alvarez was called upon to pinch hit for Dylan Bundy in the eighth inning and managed to shoot a ground ball towards the Mets’ Rosario that he was unable to handle cleanly. Alvarez was then lifted for Craig Gentry, who scored the winning run for the Orioles. While he did contribute to the win today, he is still hitting a brutal .196 on the season, although he has eight home runs. There are likely plenty of other options on the waiver wire that can offer similar power with better average and playing time.
Pedro Alvarez was called off the bench to pinch hit and proceeded to strike out on Friday as the Orioles lost to the Yankees.
Alvarez has been getting most of the starts at designated hitter for the Orioles in May. He has managed to hit eight home runs this season, but continues to struggle in the average department. Alvarez has been better at taking walks at a higher rate this season. He should continue to provide power in spurts, as he has two multi-home run games this season. It’s also likely he will continue to hit .200 or less.
Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk as the Orioles defeated the White Sox.
Alvarez had a great day at the plate, contributing to the Orioles blowout victory over the White Sox. Even with this multi-hit effort, his batting average is barely over the Mendoza Line at .204. He has manifested some power in the form of eight home runs, but his soft hit percentage and fly ball percentages have both seen increases. His batting average on balls in play is very low, so we could see some positive regression in the average category, but keep in mind he is a career .237 hitter.
Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a grand slam in the top of the 14th inning during Friday's 7-3 win over the Yankees.
Alvarez had the biggest hit of the night as his slam gave the Orioles the win. But the veteran slugger is currently just depth on the Orioles roster and doesn't play every day. He is a good value in DFS if you do seem him in the Orioles lineup.