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Pedro Alvarez suffers a broken bone in his hand

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:38 pm

Alvarez out with hand injury

Preseason All-American suffered injury in season opener against Oregon State.

Feb. 27, 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Vanderbilt junior third baseman Pedro Alvarez will be sidelined indefinitely with a hand injury.

The National Player of the Year candidate and two-time first-team All-American has a broken bone in his hand that will force him out of action for a minimum of six weeks.

"This is an unfortunate situation for Pedro," said Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin. "Obviously we will miss having him in the lineup and in the field. He is a special player that can't be replaced. This is the kind of injury you don't rush back from and we hope to have him back at full strength later in the season."

Alvarez suffered the injury in his first at-bat against Oregon State in the season opener and was held out of the following two games against Arizona State and Miami (Ohio).

The New York City native is considered the top junior professional prospect by Baseball America and is on the initial Golden Spikes and Brooks Wallace Award Watch Lists. He has led the USA Baseball National Team in hitting over the last two summers.

Alvarez entered the year with a career .359 batting average to go with 40 homers, 36 doubles and 132 RBI. His 40 homers is sixth all-time in school history and nine away from tying Scotti Madison's mark of 49 set in four seasons from 1977-80.


I still look forward to being online right when he's drafted so I can add him to my minor league roster but this could affect his draft position a bit.
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Re: Pedro Alvarez suffers a broken bone in his hand

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:00 pm

As long as he can be back and healthy by mid April, he will still have time to show that he is without a doubt the #1 overall pick this summer.
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Re: Pedro Alvarez suffers a broken bone in his hand

Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:40 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:As long as he can be back and healthy by mid April, he will still have time to show that he is without a doubt the #1 overall pick this summer.


You want him on the Rays too right?


Gosh, you guys are greedy. :-t

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Re: Pedro Alvarez suffers a broken bone in his hand

Postby Grounded Polo » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:14 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:Don't care, Rays still better take him


Rays management should really be focusing on getting competitive before Kazmir can leave. Brignac's probably not a real long term answer at SS, especially given their budget, but they shouldn't wait until 2012 for Tim Beckham to come up when Kazmir would have left already.

Since Teixeira is definitely the best college hitter of the decade and this guy is heralded as his equal or better, take him and switch him over to first base. He probably won't reach the majors until 2010 when Pena is in the last year of his deal so he's not really being blocked.
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Re: Pedro Alvarez suffers a broken bone in his hand

Postby AEMRICH » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:40 pm

yea i saw this online somewhere else the other day. I'm sure he will recover fine and will likely be the number one pick. I'm not a Rays fan but i think they would be stupid not to take this guy. Just kind of interested to hear what some of the Tampa fans think about who is better all-around Evan Longoria or Pedro Alvarez?
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Re: Pedro Alvarez suffers a broken bone in his hand

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:18 am

deerayfan072 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:As long as he can be back and healthy by mid April, he will still have time to show that he is without a doubt the #1 overall pick this summer.


You want him on the Rays too right?





But of course. There will be a spot opening up at first base in 3 years and selected Alvarez this year, should cover first base for many, many years.
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Re: Pedro Alvarez suffers a broken bone in his hand

Postby mission27 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:11 am

Alvarez may end up having a slight edge overall but should have a very big edge in power.

As far as the pick as long as hes healthy in April they need to pick him. The rays should be really, really good in a year or two (if not this year) and if they could add Alvarez to that system wow... ;-D
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