Alvarez already is must-see TV

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The alternate headline for this one: Why was Yordan Álvarez stuck in the minors? Seven home runs. A 1.241 OPS, 16 RBIs, 12 runs and eight walks. Throw in a .333 batting average and .429 on-base percentage. All in just 12 games. The last time I remember a rookie being this hot, I was trying to collect every Kevin Maas baseball card in existence during the amazing summer of 1990. The New York Yankees' first baseman blasted 21 longballs in just 79 games and finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting, despite debuting June 29 of that year. I won't ruin it and tell you how Maas' short-lived career ended up. Right now, during the Astros' 2019 season, there is simply pre-Álvarez

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