2022 Player Outlook
Yordan Alvarez is a professional hitter, and there's no denying that. He hit 33 home runs with 104 RBI lats season, en route to a .531 slugging percentage and .877 OPS. In 2019 and 2021, he posted a hard hit rate in at least the 95th percentile, average exit velocity in at least the 94th percentile, and a barrel rate in at least the 91st percentile. Professional hitter. Alvarez is a big time power bat that is far from a liability in the batting average department. He's a career .290 hitter, and he has the raw power to hit 40+ home runs in a season. Fortunately, he'll have outfield eligibility again in 2022, helping his flexibility when it comes to setting lineups. His floor for 2022 looks like a .270 batting average with 30-33 home runs, but if all goes well, he could hit .295-.300 with 40 or more home runs. He's that good.