The Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker Photoshop Extravaganza


Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez has homered five times in 2013 carrying a total true distance of 2,012 feet.  El Toro added another homer yesterday against the Brewers as the Bucs came from behind for the fifth time this season after trailing in the seventh inning or later–tops in the big leagues.

The #ElToroBomb yesterday was the first #DayDro of the season–which of course refers to the tendency for Alvarez to hit homers in the daytime.

Going back to last year, the Pirates are 22-9 when Petey hits a bomb.

El Toro’s 2013 homerun tracker.

APR 18: Pedro Alvarez crushed a no doubter off Julio Teheran that finally landed yesterday. Video of the estimated 454 foot no doubter.

APR 19: Pedro Alvarez hit his second no doubter of the season off Atlanta’s Tim Hudson. It was a towering shot that reached 125 feet at its apex and traveled 405 feet. Video Link

Pedro Alvarez second homer of the 2013 Season. The GIF

A Pedro Alvarez home run is so damn unique. The power is what defines Alvarez.

The first round pick out of Vanderbilt has a knack for cracking the bat with such power that it reminds us of some Pirates sluggers past. It’s a gift. This powerful gift is why he is so unique to the Pirates lineup. Nobody wearing black and yellow has the ability to change the game so quickly. A few Buccos have power, but none have Pedro Power.

Just as no two snowflakes are alike, nobody is like Pedro. That’s a rather basic statement – one we learn in grade school – but just like our grade school teacher told us, nobody controls that potential except Pedro.

It’s why there was only one Willie Stargell, one Dave Parker, –and why there will be only one Pedro Alvarez.

We got some great help with the GIFs which were created by Davidson Teacher. [Follow him on Twitter by clicking that link.]

Here is the bigger GIF of the second homer.

Pedro Alvarez GIF

APR 22: Pedro Alvarez crushed an 83 mph softie from rookie Jonathan Pettibone 406 feet at Philadelphia. The laser shot had an average speed off the bat of 107mph. Here is the Video Link

Pedro Alvarez homers in Philly, gone in 1.5 seconds

APR 24 : Alvarez hit a solo homer off Antonio Bastardo in the seventh inning and his RBI single in the fourth was the only hit off Roy Halladay all night. Video

MAY1:  The towering shot, 118 feet at its’ apex, tied the game at one in the second inning.    It came off an 82 mile per hour Hiram Burgos delivery and traveled 412 feet coming off the bat at 102.5 mph.  Video  More details on the ESPN tracker.