Where Is Yordan Alvarez From?

The Dodgers, desperate for relief pitchers, dealt Alvarez to the Astros in August 2016 in exchange for Josh Fields, who had never played in the minors.

“I clearly wish I had said yes to other names [the Astros] requested before him,” Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman subsequently said.

Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez

In the beginning, Friedman thought they were looking for Yadier Alvarez.

In 2016, he made his major league debut with the Astros of the Dominican Summer League, where he batted .341 with an OPS of.974 in 16 games.

There was a promotion for Alvarez in 2017 between the Quad Cities River Bandits and promotion to Buies Creek Astros.

For the River Bandits and Astros, he had a.304/.379/.481 batting line with 12 home runs and 69 RBI in 335 at-bats. At the 2017 All-Star Futures Game, he participated.

In 2018, Alvarez was one of the best prospects in minor league baseball. With the Class AA Texas League’s Corpus Christi Hooks, he made his debut in 2018.

Even though Alvarez throws right-handed, some websites had him labeled as a left-handed pitcher prior to the 2018 spring training season.

To his credit, he was able to split his time between Corpus Christi of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League and Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, where he hit a combined .293/.369/.534/.904 in 335 at-bats.

Where Is Yordan Alvarez From?

Yordan Alvarez is from Las Tunas which is a city and municipality in central-eastern Cuba. That was where he was born and raised.