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Leads the league in stole hearts tho 😍😍😍

about the same as Tyler White winning the triple crown...

Yordan and Aristides yesterday  

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9 minutes ago, terminator10 said:

About time 

 

any idea on what position he plays and if this is temporary or permanent 

Should be permanent unless he struggles. Expect him to dh about half the time, play left field the rest. He might also see occasional starts at 1b against righties if he proves competent  since Gurriel can’t seem to hit them.

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5 minutes ago, Kramjam24 said:

whats the difference between the 2?

 

Tucker: better pedigree, better speed, better defense, on fire recently. Fizzled in his last, brief shot in the majors but still a top prospect and young.

 

Alvarez: didn't come out if nowhere but dominated out of nowhere, batter tool and power have seemed to evolve this year to a potentially elite level albeit in a small sample, probably the best hitter in the minors this year, no natural position in the majors due to defensive issues (probably over blown but still present), not a zero speed guy but not a prominent part of his game, not quite as dominant in the most recent months but also getting pitched around a lot recently. 

 

A real "pick your poison" situation. Wouldn't be shocked if either really turned out better than the other from a fantasy stand point. Always been a sucker for the hot new thing though so if course I'm #TeamYordan.

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Offensively, this guy is and will be better than Tucker. But I agree that it was a toss up on who was called up first. Tucker has been on fire lately. Alvarez has been pitched around. 23 HRs this year in AAA. But Tucker is right there too with 20.

 

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36 minutes ago, Baur10 said:

 

Tucker: better pedigree, better speed, better defense, on fire recently. Fizzled in his last, brief shot in the majors but still a top prospect and young.

 

Alvarez: didn't come out if nowhere but dominated out of nowhere, batter tool and power have seemed to evolve this year to a potentially elite level albeit in a small sample, probably the best hitter in the minors this year, no natural position in the majors due to defensive issues (probably over blown but still present), not a zero speed guy but not a prominent part of his game, not quite as dominant in the most recent months but also getting pitched around a lot recently. 

 

A real "pick your poison" situation. Wouldn't be shocked if either really turned out better than the other from a fantasy stand point. Always been a sucker for the hot new thing though so if course I'm #TeamYordan.

Alvarez' story seems to have a lot of parallels with Soto from last year. Here's hoping those similarities carry into the MLB.

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