GERARDO ALVAREZ
THIRD BASEMAN
Born: October 31, 1979
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 16th Round, 466th Overall, 2002
How Acquired: Minor League FA
College: Texas Tech
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Alvarez was a utility player in his time in the Orioles’ system, playing second, third, short and a little in the outfield. He seemed to be making some progress with the bat in 2005, but his hitting collapsed in 2006-07, and didn’t bounce back during his one season in independent ball. He generally showed decent to good plate discipline, but never more than modest power. After the 2008 season Alvarez retired to coach in indy ball. The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal for 2011. He may be slated to coach rather than play, but was listed as a player the way Josh Bonifay is every year due to some technicality in the rules. If he does play, Alvarez will probably fill in as a utility player at Bradenton or Altoona.
STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2011: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2002
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: Eligible
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (USED: N/A)
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2002: Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 16th round, 466th overall pick.
June 8, 2002: Signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league contract.
December 20, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent.
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