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Alvarez all about drama

Pedro Alvarez continues to make the dramatics a large part of his game early on in his professional baseball career. Alvarez led off the seventh inning of a tie game with a solo HR to put the Hillcats on top for good in a 5-4 win on Monday night. His average is not that great right now, but it will come; and honestly, I would be a lot more concerned if he wasn't showing any power rather than the average, which is definitely not the case. He does, however, show the ability early in his career to come through time and time again in the most crucial situations when his team needs him the most. Walk-off HRs, go-ahead HRs, and clutch RBI hits are what he is providing right now, and those are signs of a great clutch player. He does not have the average right now that people would like for him to have, including, of course, himself. That will come! He started off the first couple of games on a tear and don't kid yourself, those single A teams are well aware of who Pedro Alvarez is and what kind of damage he can do with his lumber. Teams simply haven't given him anything to hit since the first week of the season, and just like any young player coming into the pros, Alvarez is getting frustrated and chasing some bad pitches. Once he starts seeing the ball a little bit better and realizing it's okay to take a walk and let the hitter behind him make the pitcher pay, the average and OBP will start to slowly climb upward. I can not wait to see this kid in the 'Burgh in 2010!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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