David Ortiz rose to fame for his heroic postseason performances throughout his career with the Boston Red Sox.

Ortiz posted a .947 career OPS with 17 home runs in the postseason with multiple walk-off hits throughout a storied run in a Red Sox uniform. Few players deliver in the clutch like Ortiz did.

In recent years, one slugger has stepped up to deliver in Ortiz-style fashion, though.

Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Álvarez is in the midst in another postseason of ridiculous production as one of the hardest outs in the sport. Through Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers, Álvarez has six home runs this postseason while slashing .407/.467/1.148 with a 1.615 OPS. Álvarez is putting together quite the track record, capturing the 2021 ALCS MVP and belting the game-winning home run in clinching game of the 2022 World Series.

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After another playoff win, Álvarez and Ortiz united on the MLB on FOX postgame show on Wednesday night.

“Baby Papi!” Ortiz exclaimed as Álvarez arrived on set.

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There may not be a higher compliment that the Houston slugger could receive. Ortiz noted that he felt “emotional” watching Álvarez play as he sees so much of himself in watching his production.

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With similar statures and similar production, the comparisons between Álvarez and Ortiz are there for everyone to see.

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The Astros look to even up the ALCS at two wins apiece against the Texas Rangers in Game 4 on Thursday night.

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