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Portrait of Jose Alvarez

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
130.7 4.73 1.44 82 7 9 0 -0.3
Birth Date5-6-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age25 years, 5 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
-0.12013
-0.32014
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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
2013 DET 24 14 6 38.7 28.0 10.7 1 5 0 0 1 0 172 42 26 25 7 77 16 15 2 31 5.82 5.22 5.60 -0.8 -0.1
2014 ANA 25 2 0 0.7 0.0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.16 -0.10 0.3 0.0
Career16639.328.011.315001017543262577816152325.725.145.48-0.5-0.1

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
2006 DSX Rk 15 8 61.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 RSX Rk 11 9 49.0 5.16 88 .232 .250 .330 .351 .256 .229 97 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 ORI Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ORI Wnt 11 5 26.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 GRN A 24 19 107.3 6.44 69 .284 .253 .320 .375 .257 .316 110 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2009 LOW A- 14 12 83.0 4.12 106 .200 .243 .318 .349 .253 .244 101 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
2009 SLM A+ 12 0 24.7 5.25 81 .280 .254 .325 .383 .257 .333 99 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2009 ORI Wnt 13 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 GRB A 26 13 108.0 4.62 100 .260 .258 .329 .375 .266 .350 103 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2010 ORI Wnt 13 0 11.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .219 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 JUP A+ 15 14 82.0 3.24 129 .223 .265 .334 .392 .259 .328 95 17.2 1.7 17.2 1.7
2011 JAX AA 12 12 65.7 5.70 88 .284 .266 .331 .401 .253 .333 106 3.6 0.4 4.7 0.3
2011 ORI Wnt 11 0 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .148 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 JAX AA 25 24 136.3 4.79 94 .252 .254 .327 .375 .257 .296 102 8.9 0.9 9.7 1.1
2012 ORI Wnt 17 7 47.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DET MLB 14 6 38.7 5.60 72 .303 .259 .319 .400 .265 .302 102 -1.1 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2013 TOL AAA 21 20 128.7 4.34 100 .231 .251 .321 .376 .249 .283 96 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2014 ANA MLB 2 0 0.7 -0.10 203 .283 .231 .303 .341 .251 .500 93 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 SLC AAA 6 6 30.7 9.31 29 .287 .285 .361 .457 .278 .276 110 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2014 ANG Rk 1 1 1.0 11.20 3 .109 .278 .334 .351 .259 .000 114 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

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
2006 DSX Rk 2 1 0 15 8 61.2 46 19 64 1 0% .278 6.8 2.8 0.1 9.4 1.06 1.62 0.0 0.0
2007 ORI Wnt 1 0 0 11 5 26.3 18 15 23 0 0% .254 6.2 5.1 0.0 7.9 1.25 3.42 0.0 0.0
2007 RSX Rk 4 1 0 11 9 49.0 36 14 38 4 43% .229 6.6 2.6 0.7 7.0 1.02 1.84 -0.3 -0.0
2008 GRN A 8 9 0 24 19 107.3 118 37 86 15 46% .316 9.9 3.1 1.3 7.2 1.44 5.70 -1.8 -0.2
2009 ORI Wnt 1 0 0 13 0 14.0 18 7 12 1 0% .370 11.6 4.5 0.6 7.7 1.79 4.50 0.0 0.0
2009 SLM A+ 1 1 0 12 0 24.7 32 6 11 1 45% .333 11.7 2.2 0.4 4.0 1.54 4.74 -0.6 -0.1
2009 LOW A- 8 3 0 14 12 83.0 60 10 63 4 50% .244 6.5 1.1 0.4 6.8 0.84 1.52 8.1 0.8
2010 ORI Wnt 1 0 0 13 0 11.7 8 3 7 1 0% .219 6.2 2.3 0.8 5.4 0.94 1.54 0.0 0.0
2010 GRB A 10 3 0 26 13 108.0 114 32 113 9 47% .350 9.5 2.7 0.8 9.4 1.35 3.58 5.8 0.6
2011 ORI Wnt 1 1 0 11 0 10.0 4 5 4 0 0% .148 3.6 4.5 0.0 3.6 0.90 3.60 0.0 0.0
2011 JAX AA 2 6 0 12 12 65.7 80 22 45 9 40% .333 11.0 3.0 1.2 6.2 1.55 5.35 4.7 0.3
2011 JUP A+ 6 5 0 15 14 82.0 79 19 73 2 50% .328 8.7 2.1 0.2 8.0 1.20 2.96 17.2 1.7
2012 JAX AA 6 9 0 25 24 136.3 141 26 70 8 46% .296 9.3 1.7 0.5 4.6 1.22 4.22 9.7 1.1
2012 ORI Wnt 2 4 0 17 7 47.0 36 15 29 1 0% .238 6.9 2.9 0.2 5.6 1.09 2.49 0.0 0.0
2013 TOL AAA 8 6 1 21 20 128.7 114 25 115 11 47% .283 8.0 1.7 0.8 8.0 1.08 2.80 7.7 0.8
2013 DET MLB 1 5 0 14 6 38.7 42 16 31 7 42% .302 9.8 3.7 1.6 7.2 1.50 5.82 -0.8 -0.1
2014 SLC AAA 0 2 0 6 6 30.7 35 15 17 8 55% .276 10.3 4.4 2.3 5.0 1.63 6.75 -5.1 -0.5
2014 ANA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 0.7 1 0 1 0 0% .500 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 1.50 0.00 0.3 0.0
2014 ANG Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 0 100% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.1 0.0

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
2013 692 0.4827 0.4364 0.7517 0.6407 0.2458 0.8271 0.5682 0.2483
2014 10 0.6000 0.6000 0.6667 0.6667 0.5000 0.7500 0.5000 0.3333
Career7020.48440.43870.75050.64110.24940.8260.56720.2495

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-09 - Minors - - Left Elbow Strain - -
2012-07-03 2012-07-15 Minors 12 11 Left Groin Strain - -
2012-04-07 2012-04-20 Minors 13 12 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2012-03-15 2012-04-04 Camp 20 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2012-03-13 -
2010-07-29 2010-08-26 Minors 28 0 - Abrasion Cornea - -
2010-07-23 2010-08-26 Minors 34 0 Irritation -
2008-07-08 2008-07-29 Minors 21 0 - Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $
2013 DET $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 53 d1 year/$0.502M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Detroit 3/21/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/8/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 6/9/13.
  • Acquired by Florida in trade from Boston 11/5/09.
  • Signed by Boston 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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
90o 1.7 1.6 0 5 5 39.2 39 10 24 5 .277 1.25 3.96 4.3 2.8 0.3
80o 1.6 1.7 0 5 5 34.7 37 9 21 4 .288 1.32 4.32 4.7 1.6 0.2
70o 1.6 1.7 0 5 5 31.6 35 9 19 4 .297 1.38 4.59 4.98 0.8 0.1
60o 1.5 1.8 0 5 5 28.9 33 8 17 4 .304 1.42 4.82 5.23 0.1 0.0
50o 1.5 1.9 0 5 5 26.5 31 8 16 4 .310 1.47 5.03 5.47 -0.6 -0.1
40o 1.4 1.9 0 5 5 24.1 29 7 14 3 .317 1.52 5.25 5.71 -1.2 -0.1
30o 1.4 2 0 5 5 21.6 27 7 13 3 .324 1.57 5.49 5.97 -1.9 -0.2
20o 1.3 2.1 0 5 5 18.8 24 6 11 3 .332 1.63 5.77 6.27 -2.7 -0.3
10o 1.3 2.2 0 5 5 14.9 21 5 9 2 .344 1.71 6.17 6.7 -3.7 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.51.805526.2318164.3091.465.015.45-0.5-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
20% 29% 10% 31% 51%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152681102929179212491162543.3161.465.025.4610.62.55.81.3-0.6
2016278902525150159381052043.2961.314.304.679.52.36.31.20.8
2017288902727158175411052143.3021.374.494.8810.02.36.01.20.5
201829780232313715435931943.3061.384.544.9310.12.36.11.20.4
201930780222213214633871843.3031.364.504.8910.02.35.91.20.4
202031670191911312628741543.3031.364.474.8610.02.25.91.20.4
202132660181810811927721443.3021.354.364.749.92.26.01.20.5
20223356017179911024641343.3031.354.444.8210.02.25.81.20.4
20233456016169310423611243.3041.374.444.8310.12.25.91.20.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.51.42.94.9out of baseballout of baseball9.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Ross Ohlendorf 2008 6.89
2 91 Polin Trinidad 2010 0.00 DNP
3 91 Philip Humber 2008 4.63
4 90 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
5 90 Andrew Carraway 2012 0.00 DNP
6 90 Heath Rollins 2010 0.00 DNP
7 90 Steven Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
8 90 Charles Brewer 2013 3.00
9 90 Brooks Raley 2013 5.79
10 90 Clayton Mortensen 2010 6.00
11 89 Brad Lincoln 2010 7.18
12 89 James Simmons 2012 0.00 DNP
13 89 Rudy Owens 2013 0.00 DNP
14 89 Anthony Swarzak 2011 4.68
15 89 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
16 89 Ryan Edell 2009 0.00 DNP
17 89 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
18 89 Hung-Wen Chen 2011 0.00 DNP
19 89 Kevin Hart 2008 7.81
20 89 Daryl Thompson 2011 15.00
21 89 Doug Fister 2009 4.28
22 89 Andrew Carpenter 2010 9.00
23 89 Graham Stoneburner 2013 0.00 DNP
24 89 Lance Broadway 2009 5.87
25 89 Hector Noesi 2012 5.99
26 89 Pedro Villarreal 2013 12.71
27 89 Yohan Pino 2009 0.00 DNP
28 88 Jae Kuk Ryu 2008 0.00
29 88 Ryan Pope 2011 0.00 DNP
30 88 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
31 88 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
32 88 Michael Cisco 2012 0.00 DNP
33 88 Hiram Burgos 2013 7.06
34 88 Kyle Heckathorn 2013 0.00 DNP
35 88 Chris Seddon 2009 0.00 DNP
36 88 Chad Jenkins 2013 3.51
37 88 Brayan Villarreal 2012 3.29
38 88 Matt Torra 2009 0.00 DNP
39 88 Ryan Mullins 2009 0.00 DNP
40 88 Aaron Shafer 2012 0.00 DNP
41 88 Hector Ambriz 2009 0.00 DNP
42 88 Jason Berken 2009 6.92
43 88 Matt Shoemaker 2012 0.00 DNP
44 87 Jay Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
45 87 Taylor Buchholz 2007 4.52
46 87 Billy Buckner 2009 6.52
47 87 Tobi Stoner 2010 3.86
48 87 Jeremy Hefner 2011 0.00 DNP
49 87 Blake Hawksworth 2008 0.00 DNP
50 87 Simon Castro 2013 2.70
51 87 Paul Oseguera 2009 0.00 DNP
52 87 Brandon Erbe 2013 0.00 DNP
53 87 Chaz Roe 2012 0.00 DNP
54 87 Mark Cohoon 2013 0.00 DNP
55 87 Kyle Gibson 2013 6.71
56 87 Steve Garrison 2012 0.00 DNP
57 87 Marco Estrada 2009 7.36
58 87 Chase Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP
59 87 Omar Poveda 2013 0.00 DNP
60 87 Travis Banwart 2011 0.00 DNP
61 87 Matt Packer 2013 0.00 DNP
62 87 Ben Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
63 87 Jorge Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
64 87 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
65 87 Brett Lorin 2012 0.00 DNP
66 87 Tyler Cloyd 2012 4.91
67 87 Tony Barnette 2009 0.00 DNP
68 87 Henry Sosa 2011 5.23
69 86 Steven Hensley 2012 0.00 DNP
70 86 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
71 86 Shaeffer Hall 2013 0.00 DNP
72 86 Chris Mason 2010 0.00 DNP
73 86 Robert Ray 2009 5.55
74 86 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
75 86 Adrian Martin 2010 0.00 DNP
76 86 Wade LeBlanc 2010 4.25
77 86 Michael Bolsinger 2013 0.00 DNP
78 86 Brandon Kintzler 2010 7.36
79 86 Tyler Lyons 2013 4.92
80 86 Pat Misch 2007 4.69
81 86 Vidal Nuno 2013 2.25
82 86 Josh Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
83 86 Daniel Barone 2008 0.00 DNP
84 86 Josh Romanski 2012 0.00 DNP
85 86 Anthony Ortega 2011 0.00 DNP
86 86 Jeff Locke 2013 3.73
87 86 Tommy Milone 2012 4.26
88 86 Elih Villanueva 2012 0.00 DNP
89 86 Angel Guzman 2007 3.56
90 86 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
91 86 Cesar Valdez 2010 8.55
92 86 Esmil Rogers 2011 7.08
93 86 Carlos Fisher 2008 0.00 DNP
94 86 Tom Koehler 2011 0.00 DNP
95 86 Jeff Samardzija 2010 10.24
96 86 Jeff Karstens 2008 5.61
97 86 Matt Maloney 2009 4.87
98 86 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
99 86 David Hale 2013 0.82
100 86 Francisco Cruceta 2007 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .265 .321 .531 .284
11 vs R (Multi) .287 .368 .505 .300
18 Split (Multi) -.022 -.047 .026 -.015
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .265 .321 .531 .284
31 vs R (2013) .287 .368 .505 .300
38 Split (2013) -.022 -.047 .026 -.015
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2012 Itís all about finding the silver lining, folks: Lefty Jose Alvarez was shelled in a dozen starts for Double-A Jacksonville, but righties (.815 OPS) and lefties (.903) feasted equally on his offerings, suggesting Alvarezís troubles extended beyond a simple platoon advantage held by hitters of a certain hand.
2011 Little lefty Jose Alvarez is the prize from the Hermida trade, but presents a difficulty as far as figuring out what matters most: his .173/.295/.210 line against lefties, or his 6.46 ERA when relieving?

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Jose Alvarez has thrown 698 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Curve (75mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph) and Sinker (87mph).