RotoWire Partners

Jose Alvarez

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

2018 Stats

W-L

3-2

ERA

2.73

WHIP

1.03

K

36

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the first time since 2014, Alvarez wasn't the most heavily-deployed arm out of the Angels' bullpen. That can likely be chalked up to his poor first half, as the 28-year-old struggled to a 5.40 ERA...

Read more about Jose Alvarez

2018 ADP:  451.71

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RP): Hidden

Get Custom Auction Value

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 150   DOB: 5/6/1989   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Jose Alvarez Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Angels in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

May 10, 2018  –  Jose Alvarez News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Alvarez allowed two hits, but struck out three over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Jose Alvarez – simply subscribe now.

Jose Alvarez Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 19 A GRE 24 19 0 107.1 118 68 15 86 37 8 9 0 5.70 1.45
2009 20 A LOW 14 12 0 83.0 60 14 4 63 10 8 3 0 1.52 0.84
2009 20 A SAL 12 0 0 24.7 32 13 1 11 6 1 1 0 4.83 1.54
2010 21 A GRE 26 13 0 108.0 114 43 9 113 32 10 3 0 0 0 3.58 1.35
2011 22 A+ JUP 12 14 0 82.0 79 27 2 73 19 6 5 0 0 0 2.96 1.20
2011 22 AA JAC 12 12 0 65.2 80 39 9 45 22 2 6 0 0 0 5.35 1.56
2012 23 AA JAC 25 24 1 136.1 141 64 8 70 26 6 9 0 0 0 4.22 1.23
2013 24 AAA TOL 21 20 0 128.2 114 40 11 115 25 8 6 1 0 0 2.80 1.08
2013 24 MAJ DET 14 6 0 38.7 42 25 7 31 16 1 5 0 0 2 5.82 1.50
2014 25 R TEM 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2014 25 AAA SAL 6 6 0 30.2 35 23 8 17 15 0 2 0 0 0 6.75 1.66
2014 25 MAJ LAA 2 0 0 0.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2015 26 MAJ LAA 64 0 0 67.0 58 26 5 59 23 4 3 0 1 7 3.49 1.21
2016 27 AAA SAL 5 0 0 7.1 5 2 0 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.41
2016 27 MAJ LAA 64 0 0 57.3 71 22 4 51 15 1 3 0 1 11 3.45 1.50
2017 28 AAA SAL 9 0 0 11.2 10 3 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.31 1.07
2017 28 MAJ LAA 64 0 0 48.7 50 21 7 45 12 0 3 1 2 13 3.88 1.27
2018 29 MAJ LAA 38 0 0 33.0 26 10 2 36 8 3 2 0 3 6 2.73 1.03
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Jose Alvarez
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Jose Alvarez
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Jose Alvarez
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Jose Alvarez
3-Year Averages     64 0 0 57.7 59 23 5 51 16 1 3 0 1 10 3.59 1.30
Career  (View All)     246 6 0 245.3 248 104 25 223 74 9 16 1 3.82 1.31

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

No No No
Jose Alvarez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 23 Tor 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.73 1.03
Jun. 19 Ari 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.84 1.04
Jun. 17 @Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.64 1.01
Jun. 13 @Sea 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.67 1.02
Jun. 12 @Sea 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.02
Jun. 11 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.15 0.95
Jun. 8 @Min 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.22 0.99
Jun. 6 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.33 1.00
Jun. 4 KC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.42 1.04
Jun. 2 Tex 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.45 1.05
Jun. 1 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.19 0.97
May. 29 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.28 1.01
May. 27 @NYY 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 1.04
May. 25 @NYY 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.53 1.08
May. 24 @Tor 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.57 1.10
May. 18 TB 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.75 1.17
May. 15 Hou 0.3 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.89 1.18
May. 10 Min 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 1.47 0.98
May. 9 @Col 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.04 0.98
May. 6 @Sea 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.10 0.92
May. 5 @Sea 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.26 0.98
May. 1 Bal 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.66 0.95
Apr. 29 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.69 1.00
Apr. 28 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.75 1.08
Apr. 24 @Hou 0.3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0.82 1.18
Apr. 22 SF 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.03
Apr. 21 SF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.93
Apr. 19 Bos 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.96
Apr. 18 Bos 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 5 3 3 0 2 7 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 2 4.50 1.17
Last 30 Games (Team)
15 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
13.3 8 4 4 0 3 14 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 3 2.70 0.83
Last 60 Games (Team)
29 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
25.0 23 11 10 2 5 27 1 0 0 2-2 0 3 6 3.60 1.12

Jose Alvarez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187422216302.225
201710726126615.245
201612121632202.283

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20185513510410.204
201796191124202.286
201613530939722.312

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201815.322017513.521.17
201727.702028733.901.30
201632.012029421.130.94

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201816.310018212.200.92
201721.001117543.861.24
201625.3010221126.392.21
Jose Alvarez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Jose Alvarez Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 19 A GRE 24 19 107.1 7.23 3.11 2.32 1.26 62.1% 5.70 4.45 .323
2009 20 A LOW 14 12 83.0 6.83 1.08 6.30 0.43 84.8% 1.52 2.67 .247
2009 20 A SAL 12 0 24.7 4.01 2.19 1.83 0.36 67.6% 4.83 3.56 .346
2010 21 A GRE 26 13 108.0 9.42 2.67 3.53 0.75 75.2% 3.58 3.16 .354
2011 22 A+ JUP 12 14 82.0 8.01 2.09 3.84 0.22 74% 2.96 2.47 .327
2011 22 AA JAC 12 12 65.2 6.21 3.04 2.05 1.24 67.7% 5.35 4.67 .338
2012 23 AA JAC 25 24 136.1 4.63 1.72 2.69 0.53 64.8% 4.22 3.64 .298
2013 24 AAA TOL 21 20 128.2 8.07 1.76 4.60 0.77 77.3% 2.80 3.18 .295
2013 24 MAJ DET 14 6 38.7 7.22 3.72 1.94 1.63 1.09 64.7% 89.4 MPH 5.82 5.35 .310
2014 25 R TEM 1 1 1.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 6.20 .000
2014 25 AAA SAL 6 6 30.2 5.07 4.47 1.13 2.38 64.3% 6.75 7.41 .284
2014 25 MAJ LAA 2 0 .7 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 100% 89.0 MPH 0.00 0.20 .532
2015 26 MAJ LAA 64 0 67.0 7.93 3.09 2.57 0.67 2.15 72.4% 90.9 MPH 3.49 3.66 .290
2016 27 AAA SAL 5 0 7.1 8.87 6.34 1.40 0.00 80% 2.45 3.34 .277
2016 27 MAJ LAA 64 0 57.3 8.01 2.35 3.40 0.63 1.61 78% 90.6 MPH 3.45 3.17 .377
2017 28 AAA SAL 9 0 11.2 8.04 1.61 5.00 0.00 75% 2.31 1.95 .317
2017 28 MAJ LAA 64 0 48.7 8.32 2.22 3.75 1.29 1.24 74.5% 91.1 MPH 3.88 3.96 .318
2018 29 MAJ LAA 38 0 33.0 9.82 2.18 4.50 0.55 1.44 75% 91.8 MPH 2.73 2.62 .296
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 8.59 2.42 3.55 1.17 76.5% 3.57 0.59 .318
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 8.68 2.21 3.93 1.19 74.4% 3.76 3.73 .318
Rest Of Season     0 0 29.5 8.65 2.35 3.67 1.06 73.2% 3.81 3.59 .322
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Jose Alvarez
3-Year Averages     64 0 57.7 7.96 2.50 3.19 0.78 74.3% 3.59 3.39 .326
Career     246 6 245.3 8.18 2.71 3.01 0.92 73.4% 3.82 3.64 .322

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

No No

Jose Alvarez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 31.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

2018 Stat Review for Jose Alvarez    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

4.50 K/BB
GREAT
9.82 K/9
GOOD
2.18 BB/9
GREAT
91.8 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.6 HR/9
GREAT
1.44 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

2.73 ERA
GOOD
1.03 WHIP
GOOD
2.62 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.296 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

Los Angeles Angels Roster

Jose Alvarez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Alvarez had a walk and a strikeout over 1.1 innings in Friday's 13-9 victory over the Athletics.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez was called up to the major leagues Monday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez retired two of the three batters he faced Sunday, picking up his 11th hold in a 12-6 win over the Astros.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Alvarez worked an inning of relief Friday, but he surrendered his fourth home run of the season in a loss to the Mets.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

Subscribe now to see our 2018 outlook.

2017

Alvarez found himself as one of the most heavily-used arms out of the Angels' bullpen once again in 2016. The left-hander's first half of the season was a bit shaky, as he held a 4.38 ERA and 1.59 WHIP at the beginning of July. This led to a brief stint in the minors, but upon his return later in the month, the 27-year-old showed vast improvement. The Angels currently don't have many better options in an overall weak bullpen, meaning the job security for Alvarez is pretty strong. However, his relatively modest strikeout rate (8.0 K/9) and horrific home/road splits (1.13 ERA at home vs. 6.39 ERA on the road) mean he likely won't be thrust into a bigger role. He's a consideration in leagues that count holds, but that's about the extent of Alvarez's fantasy appeal.

2016

Alvarez recorded just two outs for the Angels in 2014 due to injury concerns, but was able to become a useful piece of the bullpen last season after snagging a longman role in spring training, finishing the year with a 3.49 ERA in 67 innings. Alvarez wound up facing more righties than lefties last season after initially being thought of as a lefty specialist, and was able to keep the ball on the ground (51%) and limit homers (five in 67 innings) while notching a BB/9 rate just above 3.0. While Ramos' ability to work hitters from both sides of the plate will likely make him an important part of the bullpen once again in 2016, he tallied just seven holds despite seeing the heaviest workload of his career, which makes him more valuable to the Halos than to fantasy owners.

2015

The Angels acquired Alvarez from the Tigers in March for backup infielder Andrew Romine, seizing an opportunity to add depth to what was then a shaky bullpen when Jose Iglesias was ruled out for the season due to stress fractures in his legs. After tossing 38.2 innings with the Tigers in 2013 and posting a 5.82 ERA in 14 games (six starts), Alvarez spent most of his time last season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he notched a 6.75 ERA in 30.1 innings over six starts. It's expected that Cesar Ramos, who was acquired from the Rays in November, is going to be the top lefty out of the bullpen, but Alvarez's experience as a starter could give him the opportunity to compete for the final spot in the rotation, as Tyler Skaggs is expected to miss the entire season after having Tommy John surgery in August.

2014

Alvarez made his major league debut in 2013, making 14 appearances while splitting time between the Tigers’ rotation and bullpen. The 25-year-old southpaw failed to impress, finishing the season 1-5 with a 5.82 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 31:16 K:BB ratio in 38.2 innings. Despite the rocky debut in the majors, Alvarez flashed potential while pitching for Triple-A Toledo last season. In 21 appearances (20 starts) for the Mud Hens, Alvarez went 8-6 with a 2.80 ERA and 115:25 K:BB ratio over 128.2 innings. With a fastball that typically sits in the high-80s to low-90s range, Alvarez doesn’t overpower hitters, but he’s shown the ability to mix four additional above-average pitches (cutter, changeup, curveball and slider) to keep hitters off balance. The Tigers' rotation is full heading into 2014, which should earmark Alvarez for a spot as a lefty specialist and/or long man out of the bullpen, but he is one step closer to the rotation after Detroit traded Doug Fister to Washington in December.