June 5, 1989
International free agent (July 2005)
Traded to Florida with
Hunter Jones for
Jeremy Hermida (Nov. 2009)
Small lefty with a 88-91 mph
He also throws a 72-76
mph changeup and an average
low-70s curveball. His curveball shows sweeping action at times, but also shows
12-6 break on occasion. It's a work in progress, but he
already misses bats with it. His changeup is pretty deceptive - it
keeps batters off balance.
arm action on his change is indiscernible from his fastball. Decent
control, Alvarez pounds the zone, but tends to leave the ball up too
often, where he really can get hit around.