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Portrait of Abe Alvarez

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 10.3 0 1 0 5 11.32 -0.4
Birth Date10-17-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2004 BOS 21 1 1 5.0 5.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 25 8 5 5 2 18 5 5 0 2 9.00 10.56 12.09 -1.7 -0.2
2005 BOS 22 2 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 6 4 4 1 10 0 0 0 1 15.43 7.77 6.29 -0.0 -0.0
2006 BOS 23 1 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 4 4 2 12 2 2 0 2 12.00 12.52 12.64 -1.9 -0.2
Career4110.35.05.301000053191313540770511.3210.5010.60-3.6-0.4

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 LOW A- 9 9 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .191 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOS MLB 1 1 5.0 12.09 -5 .395 .293 .357 .458 .276 .375 117 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2004 PME AA 26 26 135.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BOS MLB 2 0 2.3 6.29 80 .397 .278 .336 .437 .266 .455 110 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2005 PAW AAA 26 26 144.7 5.71 80 .232 .275 .340 .431 .253 .287 95 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2006 BOS MLB 1 0 3.0 12.64 -51 .393 .254 .331 .429 .271 .333 102 -1.7 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2006 PAW AAA 22 21 118.1 6.59 40 .284 .264 .331 .397 .261 .285 93 -18.9 -1.9 -18.9 -1.9
2007 PAW AAA 25 16 100.0 5.35 70 .278 .267 .335 .394 .261 .309 87 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2008 PAW AAA 13 1 15.3 6.60 33 .284 .256 .331 .382 .261 .224 87 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2003 LOW A- 0 0 0 9 9 19.0 9 2 19 0 0% .191 4.3 0.9 0.0 9.0 0.58 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 PME AA 10 9 0 26 26 135.3 132 32 108 13 0% .292 8.8 2.1 0.9 7.2 1.21 3.59 0.0 0.0
2004 BOS MLB 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 8 5 2 2 50% .375 14.4 9.0 3.6 3.6 2.60 9.00 -1.7 -0.2
2005 PAW AAA 11 6 0 26 26 144.7 143 31 109 17 38% .287 8.9 1.9 1.1 6.8 1.20 4.85 2.2 0.2
2005 BOS MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.3 6 0 1 1 33% .455 23.1 0.0 3.9 3.9 2.57 15.43 -0.0 -0.0
2006 PAW AAA 6 9 0 22 21 118.1 136 40 71 22 40% .285 10.4 3.0 1.7 5.4 1.49 5.64 -18.9 -1.9
2006 BOS MLB 0 0 0 1 0 3.0 5 2 2 2 18% .333 15.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 2.33 12.00 -1.9 -0.2
2007 PAW AAA 5 8 0 25 16 100.0 102 45 69 9 38% .309 9.2 4.0 0.8 6.2 1.47 4.77 -2.0 -0.2
2008 PAW AAA 2 1 0 13 1 15.3 16 11 8 2 37% .224 9.4 6.5 1.2 4.7 1.76 6.47 -2.4 -0.2

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

Injury History

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

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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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.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Saturday SchmorgasboardMarc Normandin2010-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 18-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, AL East, 7/25/2006Kevin Goldstein2006-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-7Christina Kahrl2006-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 22-24Christina Kahrl2006-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 19-21Christina Kahrl2006-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL East RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 10-13Christina Kahrl2006-03-14
Prospectus Notebook: Red Sox, IndiansBaseball Prospectus2005-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 8-19Christina Kahrl2005-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 26-31Christina Kahrl2005-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWill's Mill: Deadline WeekendWill Carroll2005-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium access2005 Amateur Draft Preview: But First...A Look BackBoyd Nation2005-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25


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