A few weeks ago I said here that Pedro Alvarez was making the Pirates look pretty smart.
The consensus in the media was that he shouldn’t have made the Major League roster coming out of spring training, where he was hitting in the 100s.
He had a good series against the Cardinals at the beginning of this month, but since that series, he’s 6-44 with 19 strikeouts. He’s driven in three runs in two and a half weeks.
Maybe he has a way to go before making them look smart, not only for bringing him north, but for drafting and signing him.
It’s way too early to give up on him but it’s too late not to start wondering.