Although Patrick saw limited playing time this spring, he started 15 games in the shortened 2020 season and rapped out 10 hits, including a home run, and drove in nine runs. A speedster on the bases, he was all-state at Myers Park High and was the Charlotte area prep player of the year as a senior.

2020: Patrick started in 15 games for UNC-Chapel Hill and appeared in 18 as a true freshman in the shortened 2020 season. Alvarez hit .213 in his first season with the Tar Heels adding six runs scored, two doubles, one homerun and nine RBI.