The Miami Marlins need a variety of players to step up and perform in 2013 for them to have a competitive core surrounding Giancarlo Stanton and prospects Christian Yelich and Jose Fernandez. Many of these players are potentially decent starting pitchers, and one of those examples is Henderson Alvarez, the team's latest pitching acquisition. In Alvarez, the Marlins picked up a hard-throwing right-hander who does a great job of inducing ground balls but seems to have difficulties with both home runs and strikeouts.

How well will that description match for Alvarez when we look at the Pitch F/X data? I looked at his 2012 data courtesy of Brooks Baseball's player cards to find out.