Sunday, January 30, 2005

Tim Alvarez Report

Tim Alvarez, LHP, San Francisco Giants
Drafted 1083rd Overall (36th Rd), 2003 Draft, Southeast Missouri State
Bats L/Throws L
24 YO, 6'4", 235 lbs

Alvarez is a submariner who is 4 years younger than I am, to the day. Being a submariner and a reliever, and lefthanded, this means that if he ever makes it to the show, he'll be limited to being a LOOGY specialist (thank you John Sickels for giving us that term.) He was drafted as a college senior, which explains why he's 24 just a year and a half after being drafted.

Like most submariners, he doesn't throw hard, and his ratios aren't magnificent. His main goal is to have the batter beat the ball into the ground. In 2004, he put up a 3.69 ERA with 41 K's, 28 BB's, 50 hits, and 5 home runs allowed in 61 innings. For his career, he now owns a line of 3.83 ERA, 66 K's, 42 BB's, 83 hits, and 8 home runs allowed in 94 innings. Right now he doesn't look like Chad Bradford in the making, but sometimes appearences are decieving. I like players with different approaches and unorthodox deliveries, especially in the bullpen. He doesn't have a high ceiling, but he has a fairly decent chance of turning into a useful player.

ETA: 2006/2007
2 Stars

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