On June 3rd, before the series opener against the Royals, the Houston Astros extended one of the best players in the league, Yordan Alvarez. Yordan has been outstanding since his debut in 2019 and is more than deserving of his extension.
The extension given to Alvarez was a six-year $115 million deal that buys out Yordan’s three years of arbitration since he was under the Astros’ control until 2025.
The deal marks the fourth largest deal given to a player that has not become arbitration-eligible; here’s a look at the list:
- Fernando Tatis Jr, Padres, 14 years and $340 million
- Wander Franco, Rays, 11 years and $182 million
- Mike Trout, Angels, six years and $144.5 million
- Yordan Alvarez, Astros, six years and $115 million
- Alex Bregman, Astros, six years and $110 million
Yordan is well-deserving of this contract, and his career stats back him up:
297 hits, 76 home runs, .289 batting average, 219 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .373.
Yordan was also named the American League Rookie of the Year in 2019 and the 2021 American League Championship Series MVP, as he batted an incredible .522 batting average in that series.
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