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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
38-24 7-3 W5
35-28 8-2 W6
30-32 5-5 W5
30-33 3-7 L6
25-36 3-7 L4

2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .244 11 23 .850 0

Top Francisco Alvarez News

  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Goes deep twice in loss

    Alvarez went 2-for-5 with two home runs, a walk and three RBI in Thursday's extra-inning loss to Atlanta.

    Alvarez worked as the team's DH in the contest and justified his placement in that role with a pair of big blasts. The backstop has overcome a slow start to the campaign with a powerful 16-game stretch during which he's swatted eight homers, driven in 17 runs, scored 10 times and posted a .283/.333/.774 slash line. Alvarez is now tied for second among big-league catchers with 11 homers on the season.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Not in lineup Tuesday

    Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Tuesday at Atlanta.

    Alvarez caught fire toward the end of May, but he's gone 0-for-14 with four strikeouts and zero walks over his last five games. Omar Narvaez will start behind the plate and bat ninth for the Mets on Tuesday night.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Day off Saturday

    Alvarez isn't starting Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Alvarez is currently in the middle of an 0-for-10 stretch across his last three games, so he'll get a day off Saturday to regroup. Tomas Nido will take over behind the plate for New York and bat ninth.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Sitting out Wednesday

    Alvarez is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's tilt versus the Phillies, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Alvarez had started six straight but will get a breather Wednesday. Tomas Nido will step in behind the plate, catching for starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Swats eighth homer

    Alvarez went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 11-10 loss to the Rockies.

    Alvarez was moved up to the two hole in the batting order for the first time Sunday, and he put an exclamation point on the Mets' six-run fourth inning. The homer was his fifth during his eight-game hitting streak, a span in which he's added 13 RBI while batting .400 (12-for-30). The young slugger is up to eight homers, 19 RBI, 14 runs scored and a .269/.327/.558 slash line through 33 contests this season.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Bats second versus lefty

    Alvarez will start at catcher and bat second in Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    Alvarez has hit near the bottom of the order for the majority of the season, but he'll climb into the two hole while the Mets face lefty Austin Gomber on Sunday. The 21-year-old backstop has swung the bat well as of late and is coming off a two-hit performance Saturday in which he slugged a three-run home run in the Mets' 10- 7 loss. If Alvarez continues to swing a hot stick, it's possible he'll earn more opportunities to hit near the top of the lineup versus right-handers too.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Stays hot Saturday

    Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Saturday's 10-7 loss to the Rockies.

    Alvarez has hit safely in his last seven games, going 11-for-25 (.440) with four homers and 10 RBI in that span. The catcher also has just one strikeout in that span, which came in Saturday's contest. It's been enough to earn him a starting role lately. Alvarez is slashing .273/.333/.545 with seven homers, 16 RBI, 13 runs scored and six doubles through 108 plate appearances.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Launches another long ball

    Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

    Alvarez accounted for all of New York's runs Wednesday with his two-run homer in the third inning. It was his third long ball over his past four contests, a span in which the backstop is hitting .462 (6-for-13) with seven RBI and no strikeouts. The injured Tomas Nido (eye) and Omar Narvaez (calf) may be ready to return to the Mets soon, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Alvarez continue to hold down primary catcher duties given his recent offensive surge.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Making strong case to stay

    Alvarez continues to develop at a rapid pace in the majors, and the 21-year-old is making a strong case to stay with the Mets even when the team's other catchers get healthy, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

    Alvarez had a slow start at the plate after being called up in early April, but through 16 games in May he's slashing .271/.364/.604 with four doubles and four homers, and his work with the pitching staff and defensive chops behind the plate are also growing by leaps and bounds. He's currently being backed up by Gary Sanchez, but sometime in the next few weeks both Tomas Nido (vision issues) and Omar Narvaez (calf) figure to get healthy. Alvarez is the only one of the four with minor-league options remaining, but with the Mets finally beginning to meet expectations -- the team saw a five-game winning streak snapped Tuesday -- continuity and performance could well be prioritized ahead of organizational depth, keeping the youngster in the big leagues.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Not in lineup Tuesday

    Alvarez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Gary Sanchez will get the start at catcher and bat ninth versus the Cubs and left-hander Drew Smyly. Mark Vientos is serving as the designated hitter and batting fifth.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Not starting Game 1

    Alvarez is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus Cleveland.

    The 21-year-old went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs Friday after missing one game due to some general soreness, and he'll take a seat for Sunday's matinee. Gary Sanchez will work behind the plate in Game 1, and Alvarez is likely to be back in the lineup for the nightcap.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Ready to go Friday

    Alvarez (undisclosed) is back behind the plate and will bat ninth Friday against the Guardians.

    Alvarez missed Thursday's win with an undisclosed injury, but he appears ready to go for the series opener with Cleveland. The catcher has gone 2-for-17 over his last five contests, though both hits went for extra bases.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Dinged up, out Thursday

    Alvarez is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rays because he is "dinged up," Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

    It doesn't sound like anything overly concerning for the young catcher, who hit a game-tying three-run homer in the ninth inning of Wednesday's comeback win over Tampa Bay. He caught all 10 innings in the 8-7 victory. Michael Perez will start behind the plate in Thursday's matinee.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 233 lbs
Birthplace: Guatire, Venezuela
Age: 21
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R