Jump to content
NBC Sports Edge Forums

Yordan Alvarez 1B HOU


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 785
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Statistically they are closer than people would like to admit but here are a few reasons why i'm more excited: Age relative to their opponents (21 vs 26), speed of advancement through the minors

Law is such a tool.  No one cares that he didn't have Alvarez in his top 100 prospects.  But, sitting there now, claiming he wouldn't add him, is pure cow dookie.  You made a mistake, Keith.  You miss

Posted Images

I change my vote. Now that Yordan has slumped to .396 BAVG he should be demoted. Heck if 400 can't get u promoted then 396 has no promotion chance. Send Yordan down to rookie ball til he gets right then when he gets over 400 again keep him at AAA like the Astros  do anyways. I wish I was being sarcastic.....

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

[...] I trust their player development more than most. So if that means we wait another month or 2 until he's up, I'm ok with seeing gaudy AAA numbers.

 

Doesn't do anyone any good if he comes up and struggles or doesn't have consistent ABs. 

Edited by tonycpsu
Removed cool story
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, hypeiz4real said:

Doesn't do anyone any good if he comes up and struggles or doesn't have consistent ABs. 

You could argue it's always good for prospects to see what level of competition they'll be up against at the top level. He clearly has no problem with the competition in AAA. Even if he struggles, he'll take some lessons from that and find things he needs to work on.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, RBI Sports said:

Here's the thing though, Tucker is on fire right now too. I bet they wait till June and see who cools off. 

Isn't Alvarez destined for first? What with that size and a deficiency of production from that spot for the Astros?  If the plan is to use him as an OF, there really is no room at the inn.    I'm speculating that Super 2 means absolutely nothing to a team like the Astros.

Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Light Tower Power said:

From 5-4-19:

"It's pretty clear he can hit right now in the big leagues," general manager Jeff Luhnow said Saturday. "I think for him to have the maximum impact on this team, we need him to be able to play a position and I do think left field is where he has the best chance to play for us, especially in our ballpark, and he is making strides."

Listed at 6-5 and 225 pounds, Álvarez is "actually a faster person than you would anticipate," according to Luhnow. Routes and reaction times have been slower for Álvarez to grasp in the outfield, Luhnow said, perhaps the only thing holding Álvarez back from a major league call-up.

"If (Álvarez) is coming up, he's coming up to play, and if he comes up and hits .210, that's not going to help our team. I need to make sure he's going to help our team, but he certainly is making it a conversation, not just with our fans, but internally."

 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/astros/article/Astros-taking-it-slow-with-Yordan-lvarez-as-13819746.php

 

I'm quoting this post Light Tower Power made yesterday for @Cesare13 per his inquiry above.

Also, everything I've read indicates that Yuli Gurriel is a far superior defender at 1B than Yordan, which obviously doesn't translate for fantasy value, but is certainly a critical element for a contender.

Edited by Dark One
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Hockey_Baseball said:

You could argue it's always good for prospects to see what level of competition they'll be up against at the top level. He clearly has no problem with the competition in AAA. Even tliif he struggles, he'll take some lessons from that and find things he needs to work on.

 

I'm all aboard the hype train but let's not pretend like raking for 72 career AAA games means he has nothing left to prove. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, hypeiz4real said:

 

I'm all aboard the hype train but let's not pretend like raking for 72 career AAA games means he has nothing left to prove. 

 

I don't think it's about that at all. He definitely has earned a shot and it's just situational as to when it will happen  at the mlb level he'll have to prove his worth again but at Triple A he's done everything and more that can possibly be expected of him.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...