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October 1, 2013
by Jeff Moore
Advance Scouting Report
Filed by: Jeff Moore
Player Name: Pedro Alvarez
Context: Eight games from 9/15 – 9/22
Sample vs. Season:
This was a bad stretch for Alvarez, who was below his season norms in every statistical aspect.
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Pedro makes me sad, I hope they pump up his value in 2014 and 2015 and then trade him. I hope the have a good 3rd base replacement by then, maybe they can move one of the catchers to third?
If he is what he is right now, then he's still a useful player. I'll bet a lot of teams would like to have a 3B who can lead the league in HR, even if he bats .220. Just balance the lineup out with higher average/contact guys. Hurdle has done a good job mixing and matching his platoons this year, and you guys are in the playoffs, so it can't be too bad. If you guys beat my Reds today, I'll root for the Bucs to down the Cards for sure.
What do the colored dots indicate?
Sorry, I know they're supposed to indicate where the ball went, but I'm not sure on the details.
For example, do the green dots indicate where the ground ball stopped rolling? If so, one of Pedro's ground balls seems to have rolled to the wall. I wouldn't think that would be possible, unless the RF and CF both fainted or something. Maybe that hit was what I would think of as a line-drive, but qualifies as a ground ball under the spray-chart definition of the term?
Even if it rolled to the wall, he still could have been thrown out at first base!
Giving Alvarez a 40 hit tool may even be generous.
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