He is from Cuba, and having his family fly to Houston to see him in action is more difficult than it sounds.
For the first time since he became a major leaguer, Alvarez’s family was able to watch one of his games.
That game happened to be Tuesday’s AL Division Series opener against the Seattle Mariners.
The lefty-hitting slugger sure picked a fantastic game for his family to go!
Alvarez gave the Astros a hard-fought, come-from-behind 8-7 win against the Mariners with a walk-off, three-run home run.
A Moment His Family Won’t Ever Forget
The moment was very special for regular fans; so just imagine how Alvarez’s relatives felt watching their beloved Yordan suit up as a hero.
“Yordan’s family was able to see him in a #postseason game live for the first time, and they were not disappointed,” MLB tweeted.
— MLB (@MLB) October 12, 2022
No, they weren’t disappointed at all.
Alvarez has evolved into the Astros’ best hitter and a top-five batter in MLB.
Over the course of the regular season, he hit an incredible .306/.406/.613 with 37 home runs, 95 runs, and 97 RBI.
He possesses a rare blend of contact and power that gives him a very high ceiling in MLB.
He hits lefties and righties; he performs at home or on the road, and at day or night.
There are just no weaknesses in Alvarez’s offensive profile.