Alvarez took over the third base role in 2010, but how long will it be until he moves to first base?
The third base position in 2010 belonged to Pedro Alvarez. Even though Alvarez started the season in AAA, it was a near lock that he was the future of the position, with the only thing stopping him being a potential Andy LaRoche breakout. LaRoche had a decent season in 2009, with a .258/.330/.401 line, and strong defense at third base according to UZR. He also came on strong with the bat at the end of the season, leaving hope that he could carry that success over to the 2010 season.
LaRoche started the 2010 season strong, with a .333/.415/.456 line in 57 at-bats during the month of April. However, LaRoche tanked during May and the first half of June, with a .183/.234/.250 line in ...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.