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Can Yordan Alvarez live up to the fantasy hype?

Yordan Alvarez homered for his first major league hit on Sunday. AP Photo/Michael Wyke

In a rich-get-richer move, the Houston Astros promoted 21-year-old slugger Yordan Alvarez to their 25-man roster. Alvarez was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 million as a teenager and later traded to the Astros for reliever Josh Fields. Alvarez belted a career-high 20 home runs in two minor league stops (Double-A and Triple-A) last season and has been on a torrid pace in 2019. Prior to his call-up, Alvarez was hitting .343/.443/.742 with 23 home runs in 56 games for Houston's Triple-A affiliate. It didn't take long for him to get his first one in the big leagues. In his second at-bat, he smashed a ball 107.3 mph to left-center field, 413 feet from home plate.