hybrid wrote:He's been tabbed as pretty much the top pick since the start of his sophomore year and was considered on lines with or better than Gordon. Right now his defense at 3rd is good enough for him to stay, but depending on the team (Rays for ex.) they could switch him to another position like corner OF or 1B. He's an advanced college bat and those usually just take 1+ season(s) to reach the bigs, most likely will be up in 2010 at sometime. Even with the injury he should still go #1 to the Rays, the alternatives being another pitcher which the Rays already have enough of, and a H.S. SS that would take longer.
hybrid, as usual, nails it pretty much. Alvarez is possibly the best college bat in the last 10 years or so, and would be the top pick if his money doesn't move the Rays to Beckham.