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 Post subject: Pedro Alvarez and Spring Training
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:49 pm 
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As we know, Pedro had a dreadful spring last year, fanning an astounding percentage of his plate appearances. That carried over to the regular season with his very slow start.

I am hopeful that Pedro can have a decent spring and start the year feeling comfortable at the plate. His last 94 games of 2012 are, I hope, a precursor of things to come this year.

In his last 94 games, from June 16 to the end of the year, Alvarez posted the following:

340 AB, 93 H's, 40 BB, 113 K's, 43 R, 15 2B's, 1 3B, 22 HR's, 60 RBI/s, .274/.352/.518

I would take that over 162 games.


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 Post subject: Re: Pedro Alvarez and Spring Training
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
As we know, Pedro had a dreadful spring last year, fanning an astounding percentage of his plate appearances. That carried over to the regular season with his very slow start.

I am hopeful that Pedro can have a decent spring and start the year feeling comfortable at the plate. His last 94 games of 2012 are, I hope, a precursor of things to come this year.

In his last 94 games, from June 16 to the end of the year, Alvarez posted the following:

340 AB, 93 H's, 40 BB, 113 K's, 43 R, 15 2B's, 1 3B, 22 HR's, 60 RBI/s, .274/.352/.518

I would take that over 162 games.


Yeah he was much more consistent in the 2nd half than he was in the 1st part of the year. Pedro only needs to hit .245-.255 to be a top 10 3B in MLB. Really, he probably already is top 10 behind Miggy, Longoria, Beltre, Wright, Headley Zimmerman, Sandoval, and AmRam in a battle with Moustakas and Lawrie for 9th.

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 Post subject: Re: Pedro Alvarez and Spring Training
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The interesting thing (to me) was that while he struggled out of the gate last year, he didn't look to have the same struggles that carried over from 2011's fiasco season and last year's spring training. His plate discipline looked vastly improved from the very first game against Halladay ("improved" being relative, obviously he is always going to strike out a lot), and I seem to recall him getting rather unlucky at the beginning of the season in regards to BABIP and so fourth. I was certainly in favor of him starting the season in AAA, and was/am really surprised that I was wrong, but credit to the FO for sticking to that decision.

As odd as it is to say this "can it be sustained?" season seems almost just as important as last year's "make or break" season.


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 Post subject: Re: Pedro Alvarez and Spring Training
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Given 2010 and 2012 from June 16 on, we know that Pedro can rake for about 380 PA's.

Once he does so for 650, then I am pleased.


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