Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 1 Month

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Alvarez capped off a three-run first inning with an RBI double, then put the Pirates up 5-0 with a fourth-inning two-run home run. Both hits came off of Bartolo Colon. Alvarez hasn't shown the same consistent power he displayed last season, but has still been productive for the Pirates, slashing .241/.330/.416 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI on the season.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 1 Month

Pedro Alvarez went 3-for-4 in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Alvarez and Gregory Polanco were the only Pirates to log multiple hits against Mets pitching on the evening. For Alvarez it was his first multi-hit game since June 14, a span of nearly two weeks. The third baseman is having an average season at the plate, slashing .237/.323/.403 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 1 Month

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and walked as the Pirates' No. 7 hitter on Monday.

Alvarez has been hitting below Ike Davis in the order, even though he's been the better of the two recently. It'd certainly help his fantasy value if he could move back into the cleanup spot. Before homering tonight, he hadn't driven in a run since way back on June 7.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 2 Months

Pedro Alvarez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

No word on the reason for his absence, but Alvarez hasn't done much against southpaws this season. Josh Harrison will start at third base on Tuesday while Clint Barmes fills in at second base.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 2 Months

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 and drove home three runs on Sunday, leading the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Alvarez got the Pirates on the board with a two-run single in the first inning and tacked on another RBI knock off Zack Grienke in the sixth inning. While hitting just .223/.308/.391 on the season, he remains a very capable run producer with 10 homers and 31 RBI.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 2 Months

Pedro Alvarez connected on a solo homer in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Dodgers.

The long fly was his only hit in four at-bats. Alvarez is still attempting to make amends for an awful April in which he hit just .172. His 10 home runs rank ninth in the National League and he has the batting average up to .221. Alvarez's .306 OBP is identical to his career mark, but his .395 slugging percentage is .41 points below his career average. The third baseman's fantasy value goes as his power does.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 2 Months

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

He had two of the team's six hits on the day, with Andrew McCutchen also notching a pair of base knocks. Alvarez's average is up to .220 after the two-hit day, which is actually the highest it's been since April 10. He's hit nine home runs so far this season.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 2 Months

Pedro Alvarez connected for a two-run homer in Friday's 4-3 win over the Nationals.

The fourth-inning blast off Jordan Zimmermann ended up being the difference in the game. It was his ninth home run of the season and his first since May 5. While the power hasn't been there recently, his average is creeping up somewhat. After ending April at .172, he's now up to .213 on the year.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 3 Months

Pedro Alvarez had a three-run homer and an RBI single in a losing cause Monday against the Giants.

Alvarez has raised his average from .169 to .225 during a seven-game hitting streak. He's up to eight homers now, putting him on pace to top last year's total of 36. The rest of his game is seriously lacking, though.

Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 3 Months

Pedro Alvarez went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

It's Alvarez's 16th career three-hit game, but just the fifth in which none of his hits have been homers; the last time that happened was on April 3, 2011. Unfortunately, Alvarez hurt the Pirates as much as he helped them today, throwing away an easy bunt play to help fuel a three-run fifth for the Orioles. It was his fifth error of the year, and once you add up his defense and his .194 average, he's been a liability in real baseball to date.