How playing in Houston impacts Yordan Alvarez’s Rookie of the Year candidacy


The year that Yordan Alvarez is having for the Astros is quite astonishing, and he seems likely to win the American League Rookie of the Year.

Houston fans certainly know what he can do, but is he getting the respect he deserves nationally?

ESPN 97.5's Fred Faour and A.J. Hoffman discuss Alvarez's incredible season and debate if he is getting the attention he deserves. Quick Hits is presented by Texas Star Grill Shop.

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The Texans are loaded at receiver. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images.

When the Houston Texans traded for Stefon Diggs, the deal was viewed nationally as mostly positive from the Texans perspective. Emmanuel Acho is one of the view analysts that didn't like the trade for the Texans. He thinks that Diggs' skills are “diminishing” and that's why Buffalo agreed to trade him.

CBS Sports' Garrett Podell however, is singing a completely different tune. He believes the addition of Diggs gives the Texans the best WR trio in the NFL.

He even uses a post from Trevon Diggs, Stefon's brother, to back up his claim:

Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl cornerback Trevon Diggs said it best when news broke that his older brother Stefon, a four-time Pro Bowl selection and 2020 first-team All-Pro, was being traded to the Houston: The Texans have three players who could be the top receiver on their own teams.

Which got us thinking, is he right? Podell's list on CBS Sports has the Texans at No.1, followed by the Dolphins, Bengals, 49ers, and Eagles, respectively.

Be sure to check out the video above as ESPN Houston's Joe George and Paul Gallant debate the rankings and explain how Tank Dell is the player that cements the Texans at No. 1.

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