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Scout: "If you didn't know he was Pedro Alvarez, you'd [No Prospect] him"

Via Baseball America (subscription only), a scout offers up some pretty grim comments about Alvarez, including this insight: "He's about 25 pounds heavier in the wrong areas, which means he has to start his hands sooner. He used to be able to wait (on pitches)." That lack of hand speed means he has trouble catching up to fastballs, which also results in issues handling off-speed pitches. Not that Pirates fans couldn't see some of this first-hand ...

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