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Re: Carlos Alvarez
« Reply #25: June 20, 2011, 03:02:15 PM »
Went 2-2 with a walk and HBP in his re-debut stateside, today.

Tomorow we find out he's actually Jennifer Lopez

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Re: Carlos Alvarez
« Reply #26: June 20, 2011, 03:19:49 PM »
Tomorow we find out he's actually Jennifer Lopez
so your saying the HBP was in the booty?

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Re: Carlos Alvarez
« Reply #27: June 20, 2011, 04:34:05 PM »
GCL?

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Re: Carlos Alvarez
« Reply #29: June 20, 2011, 04:51:45 PM »
Didn't he make the GCL as Smiley the year before the misdate was discovered?

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Re: Carlos Alvarez
« Reply #30: June 20, 2011, 04:53:06 PM »
Yes.

Thus the "re-debut".

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Re: Carlos Alvarez
« Reply #31: June 21, 2011, 06:28:07 PM »
Yes.

Thus the "re-debut".

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The longest layoff of debuts since Garrett Mock debuted his first good outing with his second one. Oh wait, I think I'm still waiting for that one.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #32: July 08, 2011, 03:49:47 PM »
Alvarez has been promoted to Hagerstown after hitting .354/.475/.458/.934 in 57 PA's with the GCL squad.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #33: July 08, 2011, 03:55:13 PM »
Alvarez has been promoted to Hagerstown after hitting .354/.475/.458/.934 in 57 PA's with the GCL squad.

If he can get his lying butt to AA he might be something.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #34: July 08, 2011, 04:02:22 PM »
If he can get his lying butt to AA he might be something.

He will "smile" his way to harrisburg.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #35: July 08, 2011, 04:06:18 PM »
I didn't even know he was still in the organization.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #36: July 08, 2011, 04:12:44 PM »
He just got his American visa this year.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #37: July 22, 2011, 01:19:44 PM »
So far in two stops stateside...

.364/.479/.468/.947

Maybe the Nats will someday get some use out of him yet.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #38: July 25, 2011, 10:14:58 AM »
Is he at Auburn?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #39: July 25, 2011, 12:11:07 PM »
Hagerstown according to Linty like six posts up

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #40: July 25, 2011, 12:19:14 PM »
Hagerstown according to Linty like six posts up

He was in Hagerstown for a day, and they shipped him down to Auburn without him getting an AB.

I think it was just a paper work move.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #41: August 11, 2011, 02:18:42 PM »
Still in SS A ball... but so far this year spanning the GCL and New York Penn League...

123 AB's - .350/.456/.463/.920, 1 HR, 17 RBI, 6/0 SB/CS, 21/22 BB/K

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #42: September 14, 2011, 11:13:58 AM »
Bump for JCA

Finished the year at SS Auburn

.321/.420/.415/.835 with 1 HR, 19 RBI and 24/30 BB/K in 159 AB's spread out over the GCL and NYPL.

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Re: Follow the "Prospects:" Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #44: July 12, 2012, 04:49:32 PM »
I wish we could keep calling him Smiley Gonzalez, because I can't remember his new real name.

Re: Follow the "Prospects:" Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #45: July 14, 2012, 04:57:54 PM »
Went up to Aberdeen to see him Thursday and wasn't in the lineup.   :evil:   Did see tony renda :lol:

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Re: Follow the "Prospects:" Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #46: July 14, 2012, 07:02:06 PM »
Went up to Aberdeen to see him Thursday and wasn't in the lineup.   :evil:   Did see tony renda :lol:

Caused you to frown rather than smile.

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Re: Follow the "Prospects:" Carlos Alvarez, SS
« Reply #47: August 18, 2013, 01:17:22 PM »
Had no clue the Nats continue to employ this guy. Still sticking around in the GCL.

Hitting .333 in 6 AB's this year.

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Adding a link to the WaPo article updating his post Nats travels.  Been playing in the Mexican League and Licey for Manny Acta. Now he is sort of a mentor figure. 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/former-nats-prospect-whose-deception-brought-down-the-teams-dominican-operation-is-still-chasing-his-dream/2015/01/01/655c19a4-9069-11e4-a412-4b735edc7175_story.html

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In 2011, Alvarez hit .321 between the Gulf Coast League and short-season Class A Auburn. But he played in only 46 games, his arrival delayed by visa issues, a common problem for players with checkered pasts. The constant tardiness because of his visas, Alvarez said, plagued him. In 2012, Alvarez played for the Gulf Coast League team, Auburn, and Class A Hagerstown, but hit .210 in 45 games across all levels. He wasn’t primarily a shortstop anymore and was 26.
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“I always got there a little late,” he said. “Everyone else was already playing. When I got a chance, I really didn’t get one. Other players were already playing and well, and I didn’t get much of a chance. I still felt okay with the [Nationals].”
 
But Alvarez understood his situation. He said he used his time with younger teammates to counsel them about baseball and life. “It was God’s purpose to put me there to help,” he said.
 
In his final season with the Nationals in 2013, Alvarez said he again arrived late because of visa issues and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League. He went 2 for 6 with two home runs in four games. He was 27; his teammates were, on average, seven years younger. Alvarez said the coaching staffs and teammates always treated him well, and he isn’t resentful toward the Nationals.
 
“They’re the ones who got me my pardon [for my visa] and brought me back there, so I thought I had a chance with them,” he said. “It just didn’t happen. I tried. I wanted to. I felt like family with them. Good and the bad with them. I’m grateful to them. Still, if I got a chance to play, I feel like I could have gotten further. . . . But I understand that what happened to me before complicated everything.”