Pedro Alvarez

School: Vanderbilt

Class: Junior

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 225 lbs.

Bats: Left

Throws: Right

Pos: 3b

Hometown: Bronx, NY

High School: Horace Mann HS

Previously Drafted: 14th round, 2005 (Boston Red Sox)

Year Team AB AVG OBP SLG XBH% ISO 2B+3B BB% K%
2006 Vanderbilt 240 .329 .456 .675 48% .346 16 19.1% 21.5%
2007 Vanderbilt 315 .386 .463 .684 40% .298 24 12.7% 20.6%

Honors:

  • 2007 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Finalist
  • 2007 Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist
  • 2006 National Freshman of the Year
  • 2006 SEC Freshman of the Year

Strengths:
Alvarez has plus power, good plate discipline and the ability to hit the ball to all fields. At third base, he’s got solid hands and decent range. He’s an average runner.

Weaknesses:
He’s thick for a third baseman and may have to move to first base as a pro.

The Future:
UPDATE (4/28): ESPN.com’s Keith Law is reporting that Alvarez is looking for a bonus north of $8 million. (Alvarez denies this rumor.)  If true, the bonus would be the largest in MLB draft history.  Alvarez is a Boras client, which could steer him to Baltimore.  The O’s have the fourth pick and signed another Boras client to a draft-record bonus in 2007.

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