Latest Update Pedro Alverez is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Monday. Mon Jul, 28, 06:28 PM
Swings the bat with huge power. Has a big, strong frame and quick wrists. Also displays the potential to hit for a good average. Can be an impact player when he gets red-hot.
Flaws: : Is defensively challenged, especially at the hot corner. Will sometimes go on huge strikeout binges, and generally whiffs too often. Has had some minor issues with his conditioning.
Alvarez had left Wednesday's game with left knee discomfort, causing him to sit Thursday. That may be why he is not in the lineup, though it could also be due to the fact that the Pirates are facing lefty Brett Anderson. He should be considered DTD for now.Analyst: Ben Diamond
Alvarez has been dealing with some left knee discomfort lately and was forced from Tuesday's game. He's considered day-to-day and it does not look like he'll need a DL stint. Josh Harrison is covering third base Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Alvarez has been overly mediocre this season and this doesn't do him any favors. While his average (.239) is right on par with what you would expect, Alvarez isn't hitting for as much power as he did a season ago. Josh Harrison replaced Alvarez at third base.Analyst: David Kerr