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VIDEO: Astros Top Prospect Yordan Alvarez Doesn't Even Bring Bat for Latest Intentional Walk

​​Yordan Alvarez is one of the top hitting prospects in the ​Houston Astros farm system. And though the 'Stros have bypassed him a few times this season for a call-up, that doesn't mean the minor leagues aren't done with him. The basher's been intentionally walked five times in his last seven plate appearances, and based on his behavior Monday, it's clear he's fed up with that strategy.

Rather than waste everyone's time in stepping up to the plate only to get walked, Alvarez engaged in a more efficient approach. He bypassed the batter's box and instead jogged right on over to first base in a move that brought ire from some of the fans in attendance.

The 21-year-old breakout slugger is putting up video game numbers at Triple-A Round Rock, hitting .351 with 21 homers and 65 RBI in nearly a half season, knocking on the door of the bigs.

However, he still needs a 40-man roster spot to get there; until that happens, he'll just keep walking over to first. No need for a bat.