The Pittsburgh Pirates decided to move on from their slugging infielder. Alvarez has a lot of power, but has struggled to make contact and played his way out of the Pirates everyday lineup in 2015. He hit 27 home runs for the Pirates last season but only hit .243 in 437 at bats. His defense is also atrocious.
Alvarez used to man the hot corner, but recently had been moved to first base. It is unclear if he will ever be a third baseman again, but he can still be useful as a DH or first baseman against right-handed pitchers. His power number are great and Alvarez is still 28 years old. He could really blossom in the right situation.
In 2013 Alvarez played everyday at third base and hit .233 with 36 home runs and 100 RBIs. He amassed a 3.3 WAR rating that year for the Pirates. Alvarez made $5.75 million last season and is represented by Scott Boras. He will land a multiple year deal with someone because of his power potential and his age.