Yordan Alvarez From Corpus Christ Hook to Astros Superstar
Earlier this year, Yordan Alvarez signed a 6-year $115 million dollar extension that keeps him an Astro until 2028, and right now he is showing everybody he is worth it! He is on an absolute tear in the ALDS against the Mariners! In game one he had a dramatic walk-off three-run homer that sent Minute Maid and every Astro fan into a frenzy, but he wasn't done yet. Yesterday, he hit another home run to give the Astros the lead and secured an Astros 2-0 lead in this best-of-5 series against the Mariners.
With the game-one walk-off homerun, Yordan makes history! He became the first MLB baseball player in postseason history to hit a walk-off home run when his team was down multiple runs in a postseason game. The icing on the cake for Yordan is that his family from Puerto Rico is seeing this all happen live. Relive those moments below.
What I love about the Astros is that they have their minor-league affiliates so close to Victoria. Many of us have had the opportunity to see a lot of today's Astros players before they were superstars, such as Yordan Alvarez. He spent some time with the Corpus Christi Hooks back in 2018. Check out a 'baby-faced' Yordan Alvarez.
Yordan looks much better in Astros gear...
Here is one of Justin Verlander from the Detroit Double-A Affiliate, Erie Seawolves
A YOUNG JOSE ALTUVE:
LANCE MCCULLERS JR