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Wed Sep 1519:46Yordan Alvarez Getting Reps At First Base
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez has been getting some increased defensive reps at first base. According to Astros manager Dusty Baker, there's a chance that Alvarez could start seeing some action at first base during games soon. Yuli Gurriel is the team's starting first baseman and should be back on a team option next year, but Alvarez could man the position on Gurriel's off days or hold it down if Gurriel were to get hurt. Alvarez played a little first base in the minors, but hasn't appeared at the position in the minors. It's unlikely Alvarez will open the 2022 season with first base eligibility in fantasy, but there could be a chance he'll get there at some point next year if he's able to settle in at the position and make enough in-game appearances there.
Source: MLB Trade RumorsRotoBaller.com
Tue Sep 1414:33Yordan Alvarez Slugging .558 Away From Minute Maid Park
Houston Astros designated hitterYordan Alvarez will have a favorable matchup Tuesday night in Texas against the Rangers. Alvarez is slashing .269/.424/.615 over his last seven games and is slugging .559 in the month of September. Alvarez is always a strong play when the team is on the road, posting a .912 OPS away from Minute Maid Park this season with 14 doubles, 17 home runs and 49 runs batted in through 63 road games. Alvarez will be a strong DFS play this week.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Mon Sep 1321:20Yordan Alvarez Working At First Base
Houston Astros designated hitter/outfielder Yordan Alvarez has worked out at first base recently in hopes that he will move there in the future, according to the Houston Chronicle. Manager Dusty Baker said he tried to play Alvarez at first last week, but he wasn't ready. Alvarez is one of the top hitters in the American League but is a liability out in the field. He's slashing .280/.349/.528 this season with 28 HRs, 91 RBI, and 80 runs over 125 games. He's a good player in every format, and if he does end up playing some first base, it shouldn't be long before he's fantasy eligible at the position.
Source: Houston ChronicleRotoBaller.com
Mon Sep 616:40Yordan Alvarez Hitting Third Monday
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will hit third Monday against the Mariners. The left-handed slugger will get the start despite going against Seattle's projected starter, left-hander Yusei Kikuchi. Alvarez is 4-for-19 (.211) over his last seven games but is posting an impressive .885 OPS against left-handed pitching this season. Alvarez is slashing .282/.346/.535 with 26 doubles, 28 home runs, 77 runs scored and 89 runs batted in through 443 at-bats heading into Monday's matchup.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Fri Sep 317:20Yordan Alvarez Slugging .530 On The Road
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will have a strong matchup Friday night against the Padres projected starter Jake Arrieta in San Diego. Alvarez is coming off a very strong month of August where he slugged .637 during that span with eight doubles and nine home runs. Alvarez will now face a struggling starter and the talented slugger is slashing .263/.346/.530 on the road this season with 13 doubles, 15 home runs, 39 runs scored and 46 runs batted in through 59 games. Alvarez will be a solid DFS play all weekend.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Thu Sep 213:44Yordan Alvarez Goes 0-For-4 With Three Strikeouts
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez had a performance to forget in his first game of September. In Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners, he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Prior to the game, he had reached base at least once in six consecutive games, a streak that included three home runs. The 24-year-old is in the midst of a solid bounce-back year after playing just two games in 2020. Over 116 games this season, he's slashing .280/.344/.533 with 28 home runs, 89 RBI and 77 runs. He ranks in the 96th percentile in average exit velocity (92 mph) and in the 93rd percentile in xSLG (.544).
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Wed Aug 2519:44Yordan Alvarez Slams Home Run Wednesday
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a home run in the team's 6-5 win over the Royals on Wednesday. Alvarez went the opposite way for his 26th home run of the season and now has four home runs over his last seven games played. Alvarez is having a fantastic month of August, slashing .301/.333/.639 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 19 runs batted in over the past 21 games. The young slugger will be an easy DFS play the rest of the week.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Fri Aug 2014:29Yordan Alvarez Hitting .295 Against Left-Handed Pitching
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will head into the weekend slashing .333/.367/.596 over his last 15 games. Alvarez is posting an impressive .963 OPS in the month of August and the team will face Mariners left-handed starter Yusei Kikuchi Friday night. This may not seem like an ideal matchup for the left-handed hitting Alvarez but the talented slugger has fared very well against lefties. Through 142 at-bats, the 24-year-old is slashing .295/.355/.483 against left-handed pitching and is an excellent fantasy choice for run production this weekend.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Mon Aug 1617:15Yordan Alvarez Hot Right Now At The Plate
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will head into Monday's matchup against the Royals swinging a hot bat at the plate. Alvarez is 5-for-9 over his last two games with three doubles and has tallied five doubles over his last six games. The sweet-swinging slugger now is slashing .356/.396/.689 over his last 12 games with nine extra-base hits and nine runs batted in. Alvarez will be a strong DFS play in the coming days in Kansas City, as the 24-year-old is posting a .549 slugging percentage through 50 road games this season.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Sat Aug 1415:20Yordan Alvarez Slugging .639 In August
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will head into Saturday's matchup against the Angels slashing .306/.359/.639 in the month of August. The talented slugger has popped three doubles and three home runs over his last 10 games as he is beginning to really hit the ball with consistent authority. For the season, Alvarez is slashing .282/.350/.520 with 20 doubles, 22 home runs, 68 runs scored and 74 runs batted in through 369 at-bats.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Fri Aug 616:56Yordan Alvarez Slumping Since All-Star Break
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is hitting .167 over his last seven games heading into this weekend's series against the Twins Friday night. Alvarez is off to a quiet second half start, slashing .215/.278/.477 with 18 strikeouts over his last 65 at-bats. The young slugger may not be trending in the right direction at present, he will have favorable matchups playing at Minute Maid Park this weekend. Alvarez is slashing .299/.344/.497 at home this season and is slugging .533 against right-handed pitching. The Twins will send hard-throwing right-handed starter Bailey Ober to the mound Friday, raising Alvarez' value heading into the weekend.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Mon Aug 217:25Yordan Alvarez Slugging .537 In Road Games
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will enjoy his day off before gearing up for a series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles beginning Tuesday. Alvarez struggled in the month of July, hitting only .213 with 25 strikeouts through 75 innings pitched. Alvarez will look to snap out of his slump away from Minute Maid Park and has enjoyed success on the road. Through 45 road games, Alvarez is slashing .253/.353/.537 with nine doubles, 12 home runs, 32 runs scored and 38 runs batted in. The DH-only hitter provides power for fantasy lineups moving forward.
Source: Houston AstrosRotoBaller.com
Sat Jul 3114:41Yordan Alvarez Getting Day Off Saturday
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is not in the starting lineup on Saturday afternoon against the Giants. This is just a day off for Alvarez, thanks largely to the fact that the Astros are without the designated hitter while playing in San Francisco. Alvarez got the start in left field on Friday, but now will take a seat on the bench while Michael Brantley will take over in left on Saturday and is batting third against the Giants. Managers should expect Alvarez to continue to pop in and out of the lineup throughout this weekend's series in San Francisco, and the Astros' next series on the road against the Dodgers.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jul 2802:24Riley drives in 6, chasing Braves pound Mets 12-5
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Riley hit a grand slam and a two-run homer to set a career high with six RBIs, powering the Atlanta Braves to a 12-5 rout of the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Ozzie Albies and Abraham Almonte also had two-run homers for the Braves, who have won two of the first three in a five-game series as they chase the first-place Mets in the NL East. Dansby Swanson delivered a two-run double in the first inning to get Atlanta started. Charlie Morton (10-3) allowed three runs and five hits with five strikeouts over five innings. Mets spot starter Jerad Eickhoff (0-2) gave up 10 runs on seven hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings. Jeff McNeil and Brandon Drury each hit a two-run homer for the Mets after they trailed 10-1 in the fourth. GIANTS 2, DODGERS 1 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey scored the tiebreaking run on a throwing error by first baseman Cody Bellinger in the eighth inning, and San Francisco beat Los Angeles, increasing its lead over the Dodgers in the NL We... [More]
Sun Jul 2502:43Sandoval loses no-hitter in 9th, Angels beat Twins 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patrick Sandoval had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the ninth inning on a soft double by rookie Brent Rooker and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Saturday night. Sandoval, a 24-year-old lefty who began the game with a 3-13 career record, struck out a career-high 13. There have already been seven no-hitters in the majors this season. The big league record of eight was set in 1884, the first year overhand pitching was permitted. The Twins hadn’t come close to a hit until Rooker, who fanned his first three times up, flared an opposite-field fly that fell just inside the line in right. Sandoval (3-4) smiled after the ball fell, retired the next batter and then was pulled after 108 pitches. He walked one and hit two. Closer Raisel Iglesias allowed an RBI double to Josh Donaldson before getting his 21st save in 25 chances. José Berríos (7-5) allowed two unearned runs in seven innings in perhaps his final start for Minnesota. ASTROS 4, ... [More]
Sun Jul 2502:13Sandoval loses no-hitter in 9th, Angels beat Twins 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patrick Sandoval had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the ninth inning on a soft double by rookie Brent Rooker and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Saturday night. Sandoval, a 24-year-old lefty who began the game with a 3-13 career record, struck out a career-high 13. There have already been seven no-hitters in the majors this season. The big league record of eight was set in 1884, the first year overhand pitching was permitted. The Twins hadn’t come close to a hit until Rooker, who fanned his first three times up, flared an opposite-field fly that fell just inside the line in right. Sandoval (3-4) smiled after the ball fell, retired the next batter and then was pulled after 108 pitches. He walked one and hit two. Closer Raisel Iglesias allowed an RBI double to Josh Donaldson before getting his 21st save in 25 chances. José Berríos (7-5) allowed two unearned runs in seven innings in perhaps his final start for Minnesota. ASTROS 4, ... [More]
Sun Jul 2501:03Sandoval loses no-hitter in 9th, Angels beat Twins 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patrick Sandoval had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the ninth inning on a soft double by rookie Brent Rooker and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Saturday night. Sandoval, a 24-year-old lefty who began the game with a 3-13 career record, struck out a career-high 13. There have already been seven no-hitters in the majors this season. The big league record of eight was set in 1884, the first year overhand pitching was permitted. The Twins hadn’t come close to a hit until Rooker, who fanned his first three times up, flared an opposite-field fly that fell just inside the line in right. Sandoval (3-4) smiled after the ball fell, retired the next batter and then was pulled after 108 pitches. He walked one and hit two. Closer Raisel Iglesias allowed an RBI double to Josh Donaldson before getting his 21st save in 25 chances. José Berríos (7-5) allowed two unearned runs in seven innings in perhaps his final start for Minnesota. ASTROS 4, ... [More]
Sun Jul 2500:13Sandoval loses no-hitter in 9th, Angels beat Twins 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patrick Sandoval had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the ninth inning on a soft double by rookie Brent Rooker and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Saturday night. Sandoval, a 24-year-old lefty who began the game with a 3-13 career record, struck out a career-high 13. There have already been seven no-hitters in the majors this season. The big league record of eight was set in 1884, the first year overhand pitching was permitted. The Twins hadn’t come close to a hit until Rooker, who fanned his first three times up, flared an opposite-field fly that fell just inside the line in right. Sandoval (3-4) smiled after the ball fell, retired the next batter and then was pulled after 108 pitches. He walked one and hit two. Closer Raisel Iglesias allowed an RBI double to Josh Donaldson before getting his 21st save in 25 chances. José Berríos (7-5) allowed two unearned runs in seven innings in perhaps his final start for Minnesota. ASTROS 4, ... [More]
Sat Jul 2423:13Sandoval loses no-hitter in 9th, Angels beat Twins 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patrick Sandoval had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the ninth inning on a soft double by rookie Brent Rooker and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Saturday night. Sandoval, a 24-year-old lefty who began the game with a 3-13 career record, struck out a career-high 13. There have already been seven no-hitters in the majors this season. The big league record of eight was set in 1884, the first year overhand pitching was permitted. The Twins hadn’t come close to a hit until Rooker, who fanned his first three times up, flared an opposite-field fly that fell just inside the line in right. Sandoval (3-4) smiled after the ball fell, retired the next batter and then was pulled after 108 pitches. He walked one and hit two. Closer Raisel Iglesias allowed an RBI double to Josh Donaldson before getting his 21st save in 25 chances. José Berríos (7-5) allowed two unearned runs in seven innings in perhaps his final start for Minnesota. ASTROS 4, ... [More]
Sat Jul 2403:13Rafael Devers homers twice, Red Sox beat Yankees 6-2
BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers hit two home runs, including a go-ahead blast in the fifth inning, to help the Boston Red Sox best New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole for the second straight time at Fenway Park in a 6-2 victory Friday night. Devers followed his two-run with a three-run homer in the seventh — the 100th of his career — to help Boston improve to 9-2 against New York this season. The Red Sox maintained their one-game AL East lead over Tampa Bay and increased their lead to nine games over the third-place Yankees. Yacksel Rios (3-0) got the victory, pitching two scoreless innings to cap a strong night from the bullpen after starter Eduardo Rodriguez left in the second inning after experiencing migraine symptoms. Cole (10-5) started strong for New York, but was pulled after fiving innings, giving up three runs off six hits, striking out eight and walking two. METS 3, BLUE JAYS 0 NEW YORK (AP) — Tylor Megill threw six scoreless innings for his first big league victory and ... [More]
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