Roy Emilio Alvarez… attended Florida Atlantic University… was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection as a junior in 2012 after going 5-0 with eight saves and a 0.76 ERA in 22 appearances… pitched for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League in 2010 and 2011… graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Spent season with Triple-A Round Rock Express in Texas system...Went 4-4 with a 3.68 ERA (44.0 ip/18 er) and converted 24-of-30 save opportunities in 45 appearances...Led Pacific Coast League in saves, while ranking third among all Triple-A pitchers and seventh among all Minor League pitchers...Had first five saves in consecutive appearances from May 12-24...Posted a 1.69 ERA (10.2/2) and converted all five save opportunities over 10 appearances in June, marking his lowest monthly ERA of the season..Named a PCL Midseason All-Star after going 2-1, 2.15 (29.1/7) and converting 18-of-19 save chances over 30 first-half games...Allowed just two runs (one earned) and struck out 10 over his final six games (7.1 ip) from August 17-31.
Was placed on the disabled list 4/2 (retroactive to 3/25) after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow to remove bone chips on 3/29…was transferred to the 60- day disabled list on 4/8…had rehab assignments with High-A Stockton, 6/3-8, and Triple-A Nashville, 6/9-11…received on Tacoma…it snapped a season-opening 30-game, 34.0-inning, 150-batter faced homerless streak at Triple-A and it marked the first time he allowed a home run in a minor league game since 6/28/13
Had four stints with the A's and posted a 9.90 ERA in 21 relief appearances…the ERA was the highest in the majors among pitchers with 20 or more innings pitched…using the same minimum, it was third highest in Oakland history and was the highest since Rick Langford had a 12.15 ERA in 20.0 innings in 1983…struck out 23 batters in 20.0 innings (10.35 per nine innings) but also issued 13 walks (5.85 per nine innings) and surrendered seven home runs (3.15 per nine innings)…had five wild pitches…allowed a .318 opponents batting average, including .200 (9-for-45) by right-handed hitters compared to .450 (18-for-40) against left-handers…issued 11 of his 13 walks to righties…yielded 27 hits, 13 of which were for extra bases for a .635 slugging percentage…righties slugged .444, lefties .850…opponents had a .263 batting average with the bases empty compared to .362 with runners on base…yielded a .375 average with runners in scoring position…allowed 7-of-12 (58.3%) inherited runners to score…first batters faced were 8-for-21 (.381) with two doubles and two home runs (.762 slugging percentage)… five of the seven home runs he allowed came with two outs…had a 6.30 ERA in 11 appearances in Oakland, 13.50 in 10 games on the road…tossed at least one inning in 17 of his 21 outings and allowed at least one run 10 times.
Began the season at Double-A Arkansas in the Los Angeles (AL) organization but was traded to the San Diego organization July 18 as part of the Huston Street trade…was assigned to Double-A San Antonioand combined for an 0-1 record, seven saves and a 1.25 ERA in 38 relief appearances before he wasselected by the Padres Sept. 2…had no decisions, a 1.13 ERA and .115 opponents batting average in 10 relief appearances in his Major League debut…did not allow an extra base hit but issued five walks in 8.0 innings for a .273 on-base percentage…struck out nine…allowed a .111 (2-for-18) batting averageagainst right-handed hitters compared to .125 (1-for-8) against left-handers…opponents hit .154 with runners in scoring position and were 0-for-6 with RISP and two outs…rst batters faced were 1-for-8(.125) with two walks…allowed 2-of-7 (28.6%) inherited runners to score…made his debut Sept. 3 against Arizona, allowing one run on one hit and two walks in 0.2 innings…did not allow a run over his nal nine appearances (7.1 ip)…opponents went 2-for-24 (.083) over that season-ending stretch…recorded his rst strikeout in his fourth outing Sept. 13 at Arizona when he fanned Alfredo Marte to lead off the bottom of the sixth…struck out a career-high three batters in a career-high tying 1.0 inning Sept. 23 against Colorado