All posts tagged "Pedro Alvarez"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: The New Lumber Company?

    PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t out to make a statement. Whether people believe this team can contend in the National League Central this season or not, they are focused on each individual game, one day at a time. But how this team has been battling all season long has started...

  • Analysis
    Air Pedro v. Ground Pedro

    Prior to Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Pedro Alvarez had virtually the same amount of plate appearances in 2012 as he did in his injury/performance-marred 2011 campaign.  Here's the stat lines for those two seasons: 2011 Pedro (262 PA's) -- .191/.272/.289 (561 OPS), 9.2% BB, 30.5% K, .272 BABIP -- 4 HR's 2012...

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    Pirates Notebook: McKenry’s Hot Bat Making the Case For More Playing Time

    Since Rod Barajas was injured on a play at the plate in Philadelphia earlier this week, Michael McKenry has been making the most of his playing time.  When McKenry was acquired from Boston mid-June of last season, he started the majority of the remaning games behind the plate for Pittsburgh. In his first...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Continues Hot Hitting in Day Games; Lincoln, McCutchen Updates

    After Pedro Alvarez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs on Friday, the third baseman ripped a bases clearing double to right field off St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright to tie the game up at 5. Alvarez has been red hot over his last two weeks, going  17-for-47 (.362)...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Tabata Getting Closer to Being Demoted

    If Jose Tabata doesn’t get his act together, the outfielder could face a demotion to Triple-A. After Tabata made several throwing errors in right field in the Pirates 8-3 loss to Philadelphia on Monday, the outfielder saw himself get bumped down to seventh in the lineup, and on Thursday was benched. Tabata has...

  • Analysis
    GIF: The Pirates throw baseballs

    The Pirates had a rough bottom of the first inning in Philadelphia on Monday. The struggles included several throwing miscues. A few "highlights." ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month....

  • Analysis
    Pedro Alvarez Seeking Consistent Hot Bat for Pirates

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- Something seemed to just change for Pedro Alvarez while in Cleveland for the Interleague series against the Indians. And change quick. The third baseman was just 4-for-34 (.118 average) before blasting a leadoff home run on a 2-0 pitch off Ubaldo Jimenez on Saturday. Alvarez didn't stop his tear there....

  • Analysis
    McCutchen & His Value To The Team

    Discussing MVP votes in late June is a rather pointless exercise.  Players fade late in the season or get injured or just not perform as well.  But it's not too early to at least put a working list together and show how valuable a player like Andrew McCutchen is to his team.  After...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hot Hitting Continues Against the Twins

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Josh Harrison broke camp with the Pirates out of spring training knowing that he was going to be limited to a bench role with the club. But the super utility man makes the most out of his opportunities when he is in the starting lineup. Harrison put up a...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Looking Locked in at the Plate

    CLEVELAND, OH — Pedro Alvarez has been locked in at the plate the past two games against the Cleveland Indians. The third baseman drove in a career-high six RBI on Sunday and nine overall over his last nine at-bats. In the Pirates win on Saturday, Alvarez connected for two long balls. “Just...

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