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Tyler Flowers

30-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

2016 Stats

AVG

.265

HR

7

RBI

25

R

17

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Flowers was once known as a bat-first catcher who was a threat to hit 20 home runs at the beginning of every season. He lost some playing time to Geovany Soto during the season, but he still played in...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 1/24/1986   BORN: Roswell, GA   COLLEGE: Chipola (FL) JC   DRAFTED: 33rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyler Flowers Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $5.3 million contract with the Braves in December of 2015.

August 28, 2016  –  Tyler Flowers News

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Tyler Flowers Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 21 A ROM 106 438 389 65 116 48 34 2 12 70 3 4 49 74 0 0 0 .298 .378 .488 .866
2008 22 A MYR 122 515 413 72 119 50 32 1 17 88 8 7 98 102 0 4 0 .288 .427 .494 .921
2009 23 AA BIR 76 312 244 54 74 32 17 2 13 42 3 0 56 74 0 3 9 .303 .446 .549 .995
2009 23 AAA CHA 31 119 105 13 30 12 10 0 2 13 0 0 10 32 1 0 3 .286 .364 .438 .802
2009 23 MAJ CHA 10 20 16 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 .188 .350 .250 .600
2010 24 AAA CHA 100 412 346 43 76 40 22 2 16 53 2 1 55 121 2 3 6 .220 .334 .434 .768
2010 24 MAJ CHA 8 15 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .091 .333 .091 .424
2011 25 AAA CHA 65 270 222 36 58 23 8 0 15 32 2 0 39 84 1 0 8 .261 .390 .500 .890
2011 25 MAJ CWS 38 129 110 13 23 11 5 1 5 16 0 1 14 38 0 2 3 .209 .310 .409 .719
2012 26 MAJ CWS 52 153 136 19 29 13 6 0 7 13 2 1 12 56 1 0 4 .213 .296 .412 .708
2013 27 MAJ CWS 84 275 256 24 50 21 11 0 10 24 0 1 14 94 0 1 4 .195 .247 .355 .602
2014 28 MAJ CWS 127 442 407 42 98 32 16 1 15 50 0 1 25 159 1 1 8 .241 .297 .396 .693
2015 29 MAJ CWS 112 361 331 21 79 21 12 0 9 39 0 1 21 104 2 1 6 .239 .295 .356 .651
2016 30 R GUL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2016 30 A ROM 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2016 30 AAA GWI 2 8 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .429 .500 .429 .929
2016 30 MAJ ATL 61 234 204 17 54 20 13 0 7 25 0 0 22 69 0 0 8 .265 .359 .431 .790
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3-Year Averages     107 359 331 29 75 24 13 0 11 37 0 1 20 119 1 1 6 .227 .282 .366 .648
Career  (View All)     492 1,629 1,471 141 337 119 64 2 53 167 2 5 115 533 4 5 34 .229 .299 .383 .682

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Tyler Flowers Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 28 @SF Did not play.
Aug. 27 @SF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .359 .431 .790
Aug. 26 @SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .361 .430 .791
Aug. 25 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Ari 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .363 .437 .800
Aug. 23 @Ari 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .350 .425 .775
Aug. 22 @Ari 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .340 .416 .756
Aug. 21 Was Did not play.
Aug. 20 Was 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .343 .422 .765
Aug. 19 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .337 .414 .751
Aug. 18 Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .343 .424 .767
Aug. 17 Min Did not play.
Aug. 16 Min Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 13 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 11 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 10 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 8 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 7 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 6 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 5 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 4 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 3 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 2 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 31 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 30 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 29 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 28 Phi Did not play.
Last 7 Games 19 0 7 3 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 .368 .500 .526 1.026
Last 14 Games 30 3 10 4 0 0 4 5 7 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .444 .467 .911
Last 30 Games 30 3 10 4 0 0 4 5 7 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .444 .467 .911
Tyler Flowers Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 11 GCL Pirates 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Tyler Flowers: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 60
2015 110 2 1
2014 124
2013 84
2012 49 2 1
2011 31 3 1
2010 7
2009 6 2

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Tyler Flowers Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20167952110.228.380.744
20156451120.281.406.785
2014106146160.255.443.732

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016121125140.289.463.821
2015267168270.228.345.618
2014301289340.236.379.679

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016106134140.283.443.826
201515873110.234.329.632
2014187177240.257.422.736

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20169843110.245.418.752
2015173146280.243.382.670
2014220258260.227.373.655
Tyler Flowers Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 A ROM 438 389 11.2% 16.9% 0.66 81% .343 .190
2008 22 A MYR 515 413 19% 19.8% 0.96 75% .347 .206
2009 23 AA BIR 312 244 17.9% 23.7% 0.76 70% .389 .246
2009 23 AAA CHA 119 105 8.4% 26.9% 0.31 70% .394 .152
2009 23 MAJ CHA 20 16 15% 40% 0.38 50% .375 .062
2010 24 AAA CHA 412 346 13.3% 29.4% 0.45 65% .287 .214
2010 24 MAJ CHA 15 11 26.7% 33.3% 0.80 55% .167 .000
2011 25 AAA CHA 270 222 14.4% 31.1% 0.46 62% .350 .239
2011 25 MAJ CWS 129 110 10.9% 29.5% 0.37 65% .269 .200
2012 26 MAJ CWS 153 136 7.8% 36.6% 0.21 59% .301 .199
2013 27 MAJ CWS 275 256 5.1% 34.2% 0.15 63% .263 .160
2014 28 MAJ CWS 442 407 5.7% 36% 0.16 61% .356 .155
2015 29 MAJ CWS 361 331 5.8% 28.8% 0.20 69% .321 .117
2016 30 R GUL 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2016 30 A ROM 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .000
2016 30 AAA GWI 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .500 .000
2016 30 MAJ ATL 234 204 9.4% 29.5% 0.32 66% .367 .166
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3-Year Averages     359 331 5.6% 33.1% 0.17 64% .318 .139
Career     1,629 1,471 7.1% 32.7% 0.22 64% .321 .154

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2016 Stat Review for Tyler Flowers    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.265 AVG
AVERAGE
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.367 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.431 SLG
AVERAGE
.166 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
9.4% BB Rate
GOOD
29.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.790 OPS
GOOD
.359 OBP
GREAT

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Tyler Flowers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Flowers is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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Flowers went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks and two RBI against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

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The Braves activated Flowers (hand) from the disabled list Wednesday.

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Flowers (hand) went 2-for-4 and caught eight innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday and could be activated off the disabled list as early as next Thursday, Kevin McAlpin of Braves Radio Net reports.

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Flowers (hand) appears poised to return from the DL sometime next week, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Flowers (hand) is ahead of schedule in his rehab and was observed hitting balls off of a tee Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Flowers (hand) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday, retroactive to July 10.

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Flowers will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a broken hand, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

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Flowers (hand) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Kevin McAlpin 680 The Fan reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Flowers got his longest look as the White Sox's starting catcher in 2014, setting career highs in games played, hits, home runs, and strikeouts. His batting average rose nearly 50 points after hitting .195 in 2013, but his .241 batting average marked a career-best, and it was also buttressed by an unsustainable .355 BABIP. Additionally, he continues to strike out too frequently -- his 36.0% strikeout rate in 2014 was the worst among all batters with at least 400 plate appearances. However, he can hit for some power, which should make him somewhat useful assuming the White Sox do not bring in another viable catcher during the offseason.

2014

The White Sox passed over re-signing A.J. Pierzynski after the 2012 season, deciding to entrust Flowers with everyday catching duties. That did not work out so well. A .208/.260/.372 line through 207 at-bats had Josh Phegley up by Independence Day, and Flowers struggled to earn playing time in July and August before undergoing shoulder surgery in September. Now 28, there are serious doubts as to whether Flowers can be a productive hitter with regular playing time at the big league level. He is expected to be ready for spring training, and he may have to fight for a roster spot depending on the White Sox's ability to bring in additional competition during the offseason.

2013

Flowers finally broke camp with the major league club in 2012 after six seasons in the minors. Because he served as the ever-durable A.J. Pierzynski's backup, Flowers was limited to a game or two behind the plate per week for the entire season. He showed some power in his limited playing time, especially against right-handed pitchers, but he did not exhibit the same kind of patience at the plate we have seen during his minor league run. The spotlight could finally be on Flowers after the White Sox let Pierzynski walk in free agency, and the front office has expressed confidence in his ability to work as the team's primary catcher if needed.

2012

A year ago, it looked like Flowers' prospect clock was running low. But an .890 OPS at Triple-A Charlotte and then some regular playing time in the majors in August and September have us hopeful once again. He only hit .209 and struck out in nearly a third of his 110 big league at-bats, but 10 of his 23 hits went for extra-bases and he walked 14 times. It is not clear if the White Sox will allow him to start the season as A.J. Pierzynksi's backup or if they will want him to receive everyday at-bats at Triple-A, but he could reach double-digits in home runs if the White Sox decide to phase out Pierzynski.

2011

Flowers was supposed to push A.J. Pierzynski for the starting catcher role in 2010, but he took a step back and his standing in the White Sox organization appears much weaker in December 2010 than in December 2009. Flowers only managed a .220/.334/.434 line in his first full season at Triple-A Charlotte, and five of his 16 home runs came in a 10-game window. He played sparingly during a September callup, and he appears destined for another full season in Charlotte in 2011 after the White Sox re-signed Pierzynski to a two-year deal in the offseason.

2010

Flowersí first season in the White Soxís organization culminated in a September callup, though he didnít get much playing time in his first trip to the majors. He posted a decent season split between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte, but 13 of his 15 home runs came in his 77 games in Birmingham. He averaged about a strikeout per game again, but that will be palatable as long as the power translates to the majors. The big question is whether he will start 2010 in Chicago or Charlotte? Even if it were the former, then he would serve as A.J. Pierzynskiís backup, which is a pretty worthless short-term role, but he could factor into the DH discussion. Pierzynskiís contract expires at season's end, so Flowers should be behind the plate come Opening Day 2011.

2009

Flowers had a very good year at High-A Myrtle Beach, showing good power (17 home runs) and rare patience at the plate for a catcher (98 walks). Itís not clear if his glove is good enough to keep him behind the plate as he moves through the minors, but that may not be as much of a factor since he can now DH in the American League after being traded to the White Sox from Atlanta in December. He'll likely start next season at Double-A, but could rise quickly -- especially with his path to the majors clearer in his new organization.