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R.J. Alvarez PCubs

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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-8-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age25 years, 2 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
-0.02014
-0.32015
0.02016
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DRA-Based 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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 SDN MLB 10 0 8.0 0 0 0 3 5 9 0 .260 96 3.4 5.6 0.0 10.1 28% .167 .210 1.00 3.10 1.12 105 4.79 -0.0
2015 OAK MLB 21 0 20.0 0 0 0 27 13 23 7 .257 98 12.2 5.8 3.1 10.3 25% .351 .371 2.00 7.30 9.90 115 5.79 -0.3
CareerMLB31028.00003018327.258979.65.82.210.326%.307.3311.716.107.391135.50-0.3

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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2012 CDR A 23 0 27.3 3 2 0 22 11 38 2 .264 105 7.2 3.6 0.7 12.5 46% .303 .247 1.21 3.28 3.29
2013 SBR A+ 37 2 48.7 4 2 4 34 27 79 2 .274 97 6.3 5.0 0.4 14.6 38% .327 .231 1.25 2.85 2.96
2014 SDN MLB 10 0 8.0 0 0 0 3 5 9 0 .260 96 3.4 5.6 0.0 10.1 28% .167 .210 1.00 3.10 1.12
2014 ARK AA 21 0 27.0 0 0 1 13 10 38 0 .263 87 4.3 3.3 0.0 12.7 49% .265 .167 0.85 1.75 0.33
2014 SAN AA 17 0 16.3 0 1 6 16 3 23 0 .262 94 8.8 1.7 0.0 12.7 38% .381 .230 1.16 1.04 2.76
2015 OAK MLB 21 0 20.0 0 0 0 27 13 23 7 .257 98 12.2 5.8 3.1 10.3 25% .351 .371 2.00 7.30 9.90
2015 NAS AAA 31 0 35.0 3 3 5 36 17 41 2 .273 86 9.3 4.4 0.5 10.5 42% .358 .290 1.51 3.54 4.11
2016 STO A+ 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 .291 9.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 33% .200 .345 1.00 8.18 4.50
2016 TEN AA 17 0 19.0 0 1 0 27 10 20 2 .261 12.8 4.7 0.9 9.5 56% .403 .335 1.95 4.47 7.58
2016 NAS AAA 1 0 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 .257 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.2 67% .000 .127 0.00 0.14 0.00

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 158 0.5380 0.5253 0.7349 0.7412 0.2740 0.7143 0.8000 0.2651
2015 376 0.5027 0.4707 0.7175 0.6931 0.2460 0.7557 0.6087 0.2825
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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
2014-05-13 2014-06-25 Minors 43 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 OAK $510,000
2015 OAK $507,500
2014 SDN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$507,500
2011Current$510,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,017,500
2 yrTotal$1,017,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 91 d1 year/$0.51M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 3/16. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Oakland 6/12/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by San Diego 9/2/14. Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 12/18/14.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from LA Angels 7/18/14 (H Street deal).
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2012 (3-114) (Florida Atlantic) $0.4163M signing bonus (slot amount).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .420 .459 .784 .435
11 vs R (Multi) .185 .326 .389 .286
18 Split (Multi) .235 .133 .395 .150
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .450 .465 .850 .460
31 vs R (2015) .200 .351 .444 .305
38 Split (2015) .250 .114 .406 .155
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

R.J. Alvarez is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: Passed Balls and Wild Pitches: Getting It RightJonathan Judge2015-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But MineR.J. Anderson2015-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Thrice Harper!Chris Mosch2015-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Ike!Daniel Rathman2015-04-22
Every Team's Moneyball: Oakland Athletics: There is No MoneyballJason Wojciechowski2015-03-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2015-03-03
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsTucker Blair2015-02-02
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefR.J. Anderson2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefMike Gianella2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefChris Rodriguez2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefMatthew Trueblood2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefWilson Karaman2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefJordan Gorosh2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: A Monster Myers Move?Chris Mosch2014-12-17
BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread BP Staff2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angels are in for a StreetMauricio Rubio2014-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angels are in for a StreetChris Rodriguez2014-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angels are in for a StreetR.J. Anderson2014-07-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ClosersBen Carsley2014-03-03
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 18-19Jeff Moore2013-10-21
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
Pitcher Profile: New Arms of the Week, First EditionHarry Pavlidis2013-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which trio of hard throwing relievers would you prefer? Keone Kela? Cam Bedrosian? R.J. Alvarez?
(Ian from NYC)
Which trio or which of the trio? I'll just rank them: Kela, Alvarez, Bedrosian. (Kate Morrison)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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R.J. Alvarez has thrown 588 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (96mph), Slider (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (96mph).