So let’s start with the easy disclaimer. No one is knocking Vlad Jr. He’s one of the greatest prospect in recent times, and used as just a point of comparison. With that said, what Yordan Alvarez is doing is absolutely unheard of. So let’s take a look back to see how we got here today:
August 1st, 2016 - the Astros traded Josh Fields to the Dodgers for Yordan Alvarez. In the Crawfish Boxes article, which is always an interesting glimpse back through time, the commentary was almost universally positive.