Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pirates (Double-A Altoona)
Thursday's stats: 3-for-5, 2 HR (12), 3 R, 3 RBI
Any concerns about Alvarez' slow start this year have been all but completely eliminated as he's been one of the best hitters all of the minors during the second half of the season, holding a .372/.472/.622 line since the All-Star break. Next year's spring training will be interesting, as we’ll see if Pedro does enough to land on the big league roster day one.