Jose Alvarez (born June 5, 1989 in Barcelona, VZ), was signed by the Boston Red Sox as an International Free Agent in July of 2005.
- Small lefty with a 88-91 mph straight fastball. He also throws a 70-75 changeup and an average low-70s curveball. His curve can be sweeping at times, but also shows some 12-6 break on occasion. It's a work in progress, but he already missed bats with it. His change is pretty deceptive - it keeps batters off balance. Decent control, Alvarez pounds the zone but tends to leave the ball up too often, where he really can get hit around. ~ SoxProspects.com
Minor League Career
Minor League Awards
- 2006 Dominican Summer League All Star
- 2006 Red Sox Latin Program Pitcher of the Year
- 2009 NY-Penn League All-Star