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VOTE FOR PEDRO (WEEK 3)
BEAST DOME NATION.
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Pedro Alvarez has been a BEAST DOME Legend before you were born. Try doing a search for him and see how far he goes back. It goes back to being the first Expert that ever gave him the love he deserves when he broke out in 2012.
Pedro Alvarez has had an interesting career, and he now sits at 31 Years Old with another shot at life. Early on in his career he was a guy with big time power, but also stroke out too many times. With the Strikeouts came bad defense, almost to the point where the one time 3B option will potentially never see time at 3B again. The Orioles opted to go JJ Hardy at SS instead of playing Pedro his first two years with the Orioles, and then riding Tim Beckham.
Now we are in 2018, the Orioles bats are struggling and Pedro Alvarez big Grand Slam in Extra Innings has to carry enough momentum to figure out how to get this guy in the lineup everyday. He can definitely play 1B, and Chris Davis is still comfortable enough to play 3B. However with cortisone shots needed in his arm from time to time, Orioles are best to keep him healthy at 1B.
Right now Pedro is seeing time at DH and with no competition thanks to Colby Rasmus starting out the season very slow, and Danny Valencia is now the lefty specialist. Which means Pedro will play everyday there is a RHP, and he will pinch hit on the days he does not start. The Orioles need the offensive boost in order to keep up with the Power in the AL East, and Pedro is ready to take on that task. If Valencia or Beckham begin to struggle any further than they have to start the year, do not be surprised to see Pedro Alvarez playing everyday.
30+ HR potential off the Waiver Wire and owned in less than 5% of leagues does not come everyday. Grab the BEAST and ride the wave.