Henderson Alvarez posted by Marlins Fan
Born April 18, 1990 in Venezuela, Henderson Alvarez plays MLB for Miami Marlins as a pitcher. He started his professional baseball career in 2007, playing minor league for DSL Blue Jays 1, scoring 5.61 ERA, and going 1-2. In August 2008, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Blue Jays. During this time Alvarez, moved to the U.S. and played for GCL Blue Jays with a 5.67 strikeout to walk ratio, and 5.63 ERA. In 2009, he was promoted to Midwest League, Single-A Lansing Lugnuts team. He became an All-Star with a record of 9-6, and ERA of 3.47. In 2010, Alvarez played for Dunedin Blue Jays, a High-A team, and in 2011, he was promoted to New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a Double-A team.
In August 2011, Alvarez made his debut in MLB when he was called to replace Wil Ledezma. He pitched against the Oakland Athletics with four strikeouts, a single walk, and gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. At the end of the same month, he had the first win of his career, over Baltimore Orioles at 13-0. Pitching in eight full innings, Alvarez had five strikeouts, no walks, and gave up only three hits. He became the youngest pitcher of the Jays to record a win. The 2012 season was not good for Alvarez, as he managed to strike out only 79 batters in 187.1 innings.
In November 2012, Florida Marlins acquired Alvarez in a trade, and most of the 2013 season he was on the disabled list for inflamed right shoulder. In July, he was back, and earned his first Marlin win against the Pittsburg Pirates. The first half season of 2014 was great for Alvarez, as he earned 8-5 record and appearance in All-Star. He finished the season with 2.65 ERA and a 12-7 record, which is the highest win for a Marlins pitcher.Continue reading "Henderson Alvarez"