At pick 402 in the 13th round, the Cleveland Indians have selected catcher Angel Lopez Alvarez out of Northampton Community College
Born: 3/14/97 — Height: 5'10" — Weight: 194 — Bats: Right — Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: Angel Alvarez is a catcher from the JUCO ranks. He is a lot like Michael Rivera, a defensive-minded catcher with a chance to be an above average to plus defender. He put up huge numbers this past year. He hit over .400 with double-digit home runs and nearly a three to one walk to strikeout ratio. He is likely to sign and could be ticketed to Mahoning Valley, but I would think as a small school JUCO player, Arizona is most likely.
Press Release: Led the Spartans (ranked 5th nationally in NJCAA) with a .411 batting average (58-for-141), 14 homers (school record) and 62 RBI (school record) in 44 games played…also stole 14 bases and was named First Team All-Region by NJCAA.