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Yordan Alvarez

Born: 06/27/1997 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 225
Primary Position: 1B
Secondary Position: LF
Physical/Health
Tall, long torso, and sturdy build with heavy muscle in core and legs. Carries a small amount of extra weight that shouldn't be an issue. Fluid coordinated movements with better athleticism than body suggests. Explosive/strong hips and wrists.
Evaluator Kevin Carter
Report Date 06/06/2018
Dates Seen 4/21/2018, 4/22/2018
Affiliate Corpus Christi Hooks (AA, Astros)
Makeup

Relaxed and steady throughout game. Treats 2-strike counts like 0-strike counts and maintains approach throughout PA.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Low 60 55; Above-average regular No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Coordinated with above-average quickness that allows him to make contact on pitches high-and-in despite swing with some length to it. Generates plus bat speed with explosive hip movements. Likes to pull pitches over the plate, but occasionally will take a pitch the opposite way. Adjusts shoulder plane to location. Quality feel for barrel. Quality and patient approach at the plate, but sometimes struggles to pick up advanced breaking/offspeed.
Power 60 Better than plus raw strength generated by strong core, hips, and wrists. Swing has some upward plane, but generates more line drives than fly balls which will limit the game power to plus.
Baserunning/Speed 45 Athleticism allows him to accelerate and move well despite size, but is still ultimately a below-average runner.
Glove 50 Quickess and size will play well at 1B and should have average to above-average range at 1B. Hands are a bit firm, but despite that he will be able to make the routine scoops and plays.
Arm 45 Average or better arm strength, but very inconsistent accuracy cause the arm to play well below potential.
Overall

Yordan Alvarez profiles as an above-average regular at 1B due to quality athleticism and coordination that allows him to tap into his considerable raw strength at the plate. Alvarez has above average barrel control with a consistent swing tooled for hardest contact on line drives. He has the raw strength to hit 35 or more home runs, but swing will likely not tap fully into his HR potential.

Alvarez can play an average 1B where his quickness and coordination will allow him to make the routine plays despite less than stellar hands. He can fill in at LF where his range and arm will cause him to be below-average.

Alvarez might not improve with his pitch recognition enough to his his profile as an above average regular, but his adjustments in game suggest that it's a relatively small concern.

Overall, Yordan Alvarez profiles as an above-average regular with the potential to move beyond that with a swing that utilizes more of his raw power without sacrificing too much contact.

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