After making his major league debut with the Miami Marlins a year ago, Eddy Alvarez enjoyed success during the 2021 season playing across many different levels of the Marlins system, as well as with Team USA in this year’s Olympics.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: 3B Eddy Alvarez
Beginning the 2021 campaign with Triple-A Jacksonville, Alvarez would appear in 16 games during the month of May with the Jumbo Shrimp where he would slash .222/.408/.296 with five RBI’s and a home run across 54 at-bats.
Drawing an impressive 13 walks compared to 14 strikeouts during that span, Alvarez however would go-on to only appear in seven games between May 23 and the Olympics in late-July. Across those seven games split between Triple-A Jacksonville, Low-A Jupiter, and the FCL Marlins, Alvarez would collect 12 hits in 23 at-bats which included two home runs, eight RBI’s, and a 1.403 OPS.
Alvarez would go-on to join Team USA as mentioned previously, and would make 24 total at-bats during the Tokyo Olympics where he slashed .250/.333/.308.
Returning to the Jumbo Shrimp after the Olympics, Alvarez would go-on to enjoy arguably his best stretch of the season slashing .333/.414/.588 from August 17 to September 5. A span that included three home runs and 11 RBI’s across 13 games, the 31-year-old infielder would receive another big league call-up where he would remain for the conclusion of the 2021 season.
Joining the Marlins on September 7, Alvarez would appear in 24 games with Miami through the end of the season which included a .188/.297/.328 slash line, as well as his first career major league home run.
For the 2021 season overall, Alvarez would slash .320/.449/.500 across 36 games in the minor leagues, as well as .188/.297/.328 across 24 games in the major leagues. Alvarez would hit a combined seven home runs with 30 RBI’s and nine doubles, as well as five stolen bases. Making a total of 234 plate appearances, Alvarez would also collect a combined 53 hits with 25 walks and 47 strikeouts.
A versatile infielder, Alvarez split time between third base, second base, shortstop and DH this season, with a majority of his appearances coming at third base.
Alvarez was recently sent outright to Triple-A Jacksonville, and could potentially return for the 2022 season with the Jumbo Shrimp.