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Portrait of Abe Alvarez

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
6 4 10.3 0 1 0 11.32 -0.2
Birth Date10-17-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age37 years, 3 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2004 BOS MLB 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 8 5 2 2 117 14.4 9.0 3.6 3.6 0% .375 2.60 10.55 9.00 124 9.42 194.3 -0.2
2005 BOS MLB 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 110 23.1 0.0 3.9 3.9 0% .455 2.57 7.76 15.43 102 6.32 135.9 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 5 2 2 2 102 15.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 0% .333 2.33 12.52 12.00 115 5.57 113.4 0.0
CareerMLB4110.30101975511116.56.14.44.437%.3892.5210.4911.321167.60157.6-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2003 LOW A- NYP 9 9 19.0 0 0 0 9 2 19 0 4.3 0.9 0.0 9.0 0% .191 0.58 1.57 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2004 BOS MLB AL 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 8 5 2 2 117 14.4 9.0 3.6 3.6 0% .375 2.60 10.55 9.00 124 9.42 194.3
2004 PME AA EAS 26 26 135.3 10 9 0 132 32 108 13 8.8 2.1 0.9 7.2 0% .292 1.21 3.72 3.59 0 0.00 0.0
2005 BOS MLB AL 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 110 23.1 0.0 3.9 3.9 0% .455 2.57 7.76 15.43 102 6.32 135.9
2005 PAW AAA INT 26 26 144.7 11 6 0 143 31 109 17 94 8.9 1.9 1.1 6.8 0% -.783 1.20 3.95 4.85 93 3.92 77.2
2006 BOS MLB AL 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 5 2 2 2 102 15.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 0% .333 2.33 12.52 12.00 115 5.57 113.4
2006 PAW AAA INT 22 21 118.1 6 9 0 136 40 71 22 93 10.4 3.0 1.7 5.4 0% .293 1.49 5.41 5.64 122 5.46 114.7
2007 PAW AAA INT 25 16 100.0 5 8 0 102 45 69 9 87 9.2 4.1 0.8 6.2 0% .296 1.47 4.40 4.77 112 5.13 105.3
2008 PAW AAA INT 13 1 15.3 2 1 0 16 11 8 2 87 9.4 6.5 1.2 4.7 0% .264 1.76 6.13 6.47 132 4.62 94.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-07-17 2007-08-11 Minors 25 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-09-16 2006-10-02 60-DL 16 16 Right Ankle Recovery From Fracture Off-field Incident -
2006-08-12 2006-09-06 Minors 25 0 Right Ankle Fracture Off-field Incident -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 BOS $270,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$270,000
1 yrTotal$270,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 22 dJim McDowell

Details
  • released 5/12/08 sent outright to Triple-A 11/06 recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 5/06 recalled 5/06 optioned to Triple-A 3/06 re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$M (06)
  • optioned to Triple-A 8/05 recalled 8/05 optioned to Triple-A 7/05 recalled 7/05 optioned to Triple-A 3/05 re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$M (05) optioned Double-A 7/04 contract purchased 7/04 $0.7M
  • Long Beach St `03 2-49

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Abe Alvarez is just an organizational arm now that he's been lapped by the real pitching prospects in the system.
2007 The lanky lefty with the skewed hat (which compensates for the legal blindness in his left eye by adjusting the light), Alvarez climbed the ladder quickly in his first two years out of Long Beach State. Last year`s fast start (2.18 ERA, 30 hits in 41 1/3 innings) was interrupted a brief stint in Boston in late May. Upon returning to Triple-A, he was beaten like a rented mule (7.51 ERA and 2.11 HR/9) before a season-ending ankle fracture. With stuff as fringy as a Dolly Parton outfit, he`s in danger of becoming organizational fodder.
2006 A 2nd-round pick in 2003, Alvarez has been fast-tracked through the system due to his maturity and good control of all his pitches. He`s a classic finesse lefty, who with a fastball topping out at 85-88 MPH requires deception and command of multiple pitches. The organization loves his approach, and he has been rewarded with brief call-ups each of the past two seasons. The Red Sox believe Alvarez is still growing into his body, and will give him every opportunity to remain a starter while he does. But a move to the bullpen is possible, depending on the team`s needs.
2005 If you haven't heard of Alvarez before, you will, but not necessarily because he's a decent pitching prospect in the upper part of the Boston system. Rare as that is, Alvarez will gain attention if he continues to pitch well because he's legally blind in one eye. It hasn't affected his performance yet, so consider it a non-issue. As a pitcher, Alvarez is another one of a long line of soft-tossing lefties the Sox are stockpiling. His fastball maxes out in the 85-88 range, but he mixes in a variety of soft stuff, particularly a solid curveball. He had a good year in Portland and made an injury-replacement start against Baltimore, confirming only that he's not quite ready for the majors just yet. Look for him to compete for the fifth-starter role soon if he keeps it up.
2004 The team's second round pick in 2003, Alvarez is essentially the pitching version of David Murphy. A polished and well-rounded lefty, he has no overpowering pitch, but mixes an 86-mph sinking fastball with a good curveball and changeup. The Red Sox believe he has near major league quality stuff, and just needs to pitch. Expect him to start at Sarasota, but the Red Sox will not hesitate to promote him rapidly.

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