Alvarez finished the month with eight home runs and 16 RBI while slashing .275/.351/.623 with a .974 OPS in 20 games.
The 21-year-old’s fantastic July came on the heels of a rough June, one that coincided with the team’s own failures, where he slashed .151/.205/.329 and had just four homers in 24 games.
However, Alvarez kept his July hot streak going and kicked off the month of August with a bang, finishing 2-for-5 with a go-ahead, two-run shot in the 10th inning on Tuesday night.
Overall this season, the Venezuela native has 21 home runs – which leads all MLB catchers – and 44 RBI. He’s also set the franchise record for most home runs by a rookie catcher, surpassing the previous record of 13.