You get the feeling that Yordan Alvarez is going to be playing in the majors very soon.
And that the 21-year-old from Cuba is going to stay in the majors for a long time.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound outfielder is currently with the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A farm club of the Houston Astros. The word around the league is that Alvarez will continue to improve his skills in the outfield. He has also seen time at first base for the Express.
His left-handed batting skills have already made him one of the biggest offensive threats in Triple-A and the Pacific Coast league.
Here is how Alvarez ranks in Triple-A as of May 23, 2019 (41 games played):
1st in batting average – .396
1st in total bases – 133
2nd in home runs – 19
2nd in RBIs – 57
2nd in hits – 61
3rd in doubles – 15
3rd in runs scored – 39
The Round Rock Express are currently at home for a four-game series against the San Antonio Missions. The series continues tonight and concludes Friday, weather permitting.