May 10, 1979 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 4, 2002 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 2004 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Home runs||Runs batted in|
Antonio Enrique Álvarez [AL-vah-rez] (born May 10, 1979 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2002 and 2004. Since then, he has been playing in various teams in the States and in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. Since 2009, he has been developing a musical career with a string of hits and popular music videos.
At 25, Álvarez was considered one of the top ten Pirates prospects both by Baseball America and ESPN. He was signed by the Chicago White Sox as a free agent before the 2005 season, but failed to make the big league club. He played for the Ottawa Lynx, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles in 2006. In 2007, Álvarez signed with Brother Elephants of CPBL (Taiwan).
Starting 2009, Antonio Álvarez engaged on an artistic career usually using the stage name El Potro Alvarez collaborating with various artists in often very lavish music videos with many women and Álvarez as a sex symbol and tongue in cheek humour. The music videos were usually directed by Venezuelan Daniel Duran and Dominican Marlon P. (Marlon Peña), and later by just Duran.
The releases were:
|Release||Year||Song title||Credit||Location||Music video director||Music
|1.||2009||"Lo que no sabes tú"||El Potro Alvarez feat. Chino & Nacho / Baroni||Choroni Beach||Daniel Duran & Marlon P.|||
|2.||2010||"Bla Bla Bla"||El Potro Alvarez feat. Chino & Nacho||Los Roques / Canaima /
Caracas / Medanos de Coro
|Daniel Duran & Marlon P.|||
|3.||2011||"Una vaina loca"||Fuego feat. El Potro Alvarez||Isla Margarita||Daniel Duran & Marlon P.|||
|4.||2011||"Me gusta"||El Potro Alvarez feat. Oscarcito||Alcatraz, San Francisco||Daniel Duran|||
|5.||2012||"Regálame Un Muack"||Chino y Nacho||Estado Zulia||Daniel Duran|||
|6.||2012||"Ayantame"||Ilegales feat. El Potro Alvarez||Daniel Duran|||
|7.||2013||"Me prefieres a mi"||Arcángel feat. El Potro Alvarez|
He married model / actress and previous Miss Venezuela and Miss World 1984 Astrid Carolina Herrera. After they divorced, in December 2005, he married 2002 Miss Venezuela winner and actress Mariangel Ruiz, with whom he had a daughter, Mariangel Victoria.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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