Alvaro Beltran
  • Birthdate: 10/15/1978
  • Residence: Tijuana, MEX
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Plays: Right-Handed
  • Turned Pro: 2000

It has been a long, hard road for Alvaro. He is another tour veteran turning age thirty-five later this year. He has finished in the top six in eleven of the past thirteen seasons, and the only two that he finished outside the top six were during the timeframe he was recovering from multiple knee surgeries. Last season Beltran finished #3, matching his career best achieved during the 2007-2008 season. Playing in almost every pro stop last season, Alvaro reached three finals, four semifinals, three quarterfinals, and one early exit in the round of sixteen.

The sun hasn't set on Alvaro yet, but the clock is ticking. As fans clamor for a rival to rise up and challenge Kane, many look to Alvaro. While Alvaro does have a career "winning" percentage against Kane that is twice as good as Rocky's, we are still only talking about twelve percent. The thing that helped Alvaro was finishing the season #3 and getting on Rocky's side of the draw. Alvaro has the slight edge in career matchups against Rocky, so being on that side of the draw certainly helps increase Alvaro's chances of more finals appearances this season, and gives him the ability to control his own destiny and try to pry the number two spot away from Rocky.