How Yordan Alvarez went from minor leaguer to major masher

One of the best moves Astros GM Jeff Luhnow ever made was trading Josh Fields for Yordan Alvarez.

Luhnow certainly didn't think Alvarez would be this good this fast, but he must have seen something in the young Cuban power hitter.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank discusses how important this trade was for the Astros because it not only added a great hitter to Houston's lineup, but the move also kept Alvarez from being a big threat on another super team, the Dodgers. Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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