I don’t follow prospects anymore, so an article today about Yordan Alvarez surprised me.
I knew he’s had a hot start with the Astros, but today he set the MLB record with 35 rbi in his first 30 games, breaking Pujols’ rookie mark.
And he’s hitting .342 with 11 home runs.
Before he was called up in June, he had 23 homers and 71 rbi in 56 games, for a season total of 34 homers and 106 rbi in only 86 games.
100+ rbi in a half-season worth of games. That’s insane.
And the Dodgers traded him to the Astros two years ago for a minor league pitcher who’s been released by three teams this year and is sitting at home.