Yordan Alvarez: The Greek God of "I'm the Best Hitter on the Planet Right Now"

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Also, I left out Ohtani from the Top 10, duh, similarly not enough AB for bREF lists. He's at 148, which would put him fifth.

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 October 2023 11:38 (four months ago) link

Following up on the WS thread, where I compared Alvarez to Frank Thomas, the gap is a wider than I thought at first, tribute to how unbelievable Thomas was his first few years. Alvarez will still get better, though, I think.

Through age-26 season:

Alvarez: .295/.390/.588, 165 OPS+, 43 HR/162 games, 6.1 bWAR/162 games
Thomas: .326/.449/.591, 184 OPS+, 36 HR/162 games, 6.6 bWAR/162 games

Ted Williams' OPS + through his age-27 season (including 1941, and extended by a year because of the war) was 195. Frank Thomas was closer to Ted Williams than Yordan Alvarez is to Frank Thomas.

clemenza, Saturday, 28 October 2023 23:10 (three months ago) link

Omg this thread title

Preach The Crapen (flamboyant goon tie included), Saturday, 28 October 2023 23:19 (three months ago) link

Gushing fan hyperbole, based on a famous description of Kevin Youkilis. Alvarez is actually about as quiet and modest as it gets, from what I've seen.

clemenza, Saturday, 28 October 2023 23:35 (three months ago) link

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