He hit a walk-off home run in Game 1 of that series; and a go-ahead shot in the sixth inning of Game 2.
He almost single-handedly gave those two victories to Houston.
The Astros ended up sweeping, but who knows if they had advanced had they been down 0-2.
He was a bit quiet in the Championship Series against the New York Yankees – the Astros swept anyway – but returned to his heroic ways in the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
With his team down 1-0, he blasted a go-ahead three-run blast that changed the outcome of that game and gave the ‘Stros a 4-2 victory in the 2022 Fall Classic.
“Yordan Alvarez is the only player in postseason history with multiple go-ahead HR in the 6th or later with his team trailing In a career He has 3…ALL WERE IN THE 2022 POSTSEASON,” MLB stats expert Sarah Langs tweeted.
Yordan Alvarez is the only player in postseason history with multiple go-ahead HR in the 6th or later with his team trailing
In a career
He has 3…ALL WERE IN THE 2022 POSTSEASON https://t.co/xcIxvgMae4
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) January 18, 2023
Alvarez’s success is not exclusive to the postseason.
He has 70 home runs and 201 RBI in the last two seasons, posting a 6.6 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) output even without being much of a contributor as an outfielder.
There are only a handful of hitters like Alvarez in MLB, capable of hitting .300 with at least 35 home runs.
He had a career season in 2022, but is still just 25.
The best, for Alvarez, is yet to come.
As long as he is healthy, the Astros will have a potent offense and a chance to win against anybody.