Player Profile: Henderson Alvarez
What do you do when your called out? Do you shrink into a corner? Do you pick up your machete and start slashing? Do you ignore it and pull back on a Pilsner ? My weapon of choice is the written word, luckily for Tim Heaney of KFFL.com . . So what is this battle about that I speak of? Last week I tweeted that Henderson Alvarez had "no chance" of ... (more)
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#1 Apr 3, 2012
I think there's a few things missing on this one that you might consider.
- Alvarez throws mid-90s
- he has two different change-uPs and two fastballs that are distinct pitches
- he has now successfully developed a good slider that this spring has be ome his out pitch and his strike-outs have spiked
- his two seam fastball/sinker has such velocity and late break it is somewhat like riveras slider. The batter knows its coming but hits It to the ground
- his coaches adore his skills
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