• Eddy Alvarez
  • | #2
  • | Miami Marlins (AAA)
  • Professional National Team
  • INF |
  • S/R|
  • 5-9/185 |
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Season Summary

Was named the Team USA flag bearer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

General: Eddy Alvarez signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago White Sox in 2014 after competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics as a short-track speed skater. He was a part of United States 5000-meter relay team that won a silver medal in Sochi, making him only the second player in Major League history to win an Olympic medal in a sport besides baseball, the other being Jim Thorpe.

MLB: Alvarez made his MLB debut on August 5, 2020, with the Miami Marlins, playing in 12 games and going 6-for-37 (.189) at the plate. The Miami, Florida, native also picked up two RBIs and two stolen bases for his hometown team.

MiLB: In 581 Minor League games, Alvarez has a .278 batting average with 40 home runs and 264 RBIs. In 66 games with the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A) in 2019, he had a .323/.407/.570 slash line while hitting a career-high 12 home runs.

2021 Professional National Team

4 .273 .429 .636 0 1 3 3 0

Season Summary

2021 Qualifier: Alvarez made three starts on Team USA’s infield at the WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier, hitting .273 with a .429 on-base percentage. He came off the bench to draw a walk and score a run to go along with a run-saving catch at second base in Team USA’s 7-1 victory over Nicaragua to open the AOQ. The infielder recorded a pair of doubles in Team USA’s 8-6 win over the Dominican Republic that clinched a spot in the AOQ Super Round for the U.S. Alvarez drove in a critical run in Team USA’s 10-1 win over Canada with a sixth-inning triple that extended the U.S. lead to two runs.