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Alex Avila

28-Year-Old Catcher – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

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.218

HR

11

RBI

47

R

44

SB

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2015 RotoWire Projections

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While his path was different this time around, the final results of Avila’s most recent campaign were similar to past seasons. Avila struggled once again, hitting .218/.327/.359 with 11 home runs, 47 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 210   DOB: 1/29/1987   BORN: Hialeah, FL   COLLEGE: Alabama   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Had his $5.4 million option for 2015 picked up by the Tigers in November of 2014.

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Avila (concussion) confirmed Thursday that he has been cleared for all physical activity and will not have any restrictions at the start of spring training, MLive.com reports.

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Alex Avila 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
2008 21 A WES 58 243 213 21 65 15 14 0 1 22 0 1 27 41 1 2 0 .305 .383 .385 .768
2009 22 AA ERI 92 383 325 52 86 36 23 1 12 55 2 1 52 75 3 2 1 .265 .366 .452 .818
2009 22 MAJ DET 29 72 61 9 17 9 4 0 5 14 0 0 10 18 0 1 0 .279 .375 .590 .965
2010 23 MAJ DET 104 333 294 28 67 19 12 0 7 31 2 2 36 71 1 0 2 .228 .316 .340 .656
2011 24 MAJ DET 141 551 464 63 137 56 33 4 19 82 3 1 73 131 3 8 3 .295 .389 .506 .895
2012 25 AAA TOL 3 8 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .429 .500 .429 .929
2012 25 MAJ DET 116 434 367 42 89 32 21 2 9 48 2 0 61 104 2 2 2 .243 .352 .384 .736
2013 26 AAA TOL 12 51 44 5 11 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 7 12 0 0 0 .250 .353 .386 .739
2013 26 MAJ DET 102 379 330 39 75 26 14 1 11 47 0 0 44 112 1 3 1 .227 .317 .376 .693
2014 27 MAJ DET 124 457 390 44 85 33 22 0 11 47 0 3 61 151 1 2 3 .218 .327 .359 .686
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3-Year Averages     114 422 362 41 83 30 19 1 10 47 0 1 55 122 1 2 2 .229 .333 .370 .703
Career  (View All)     616 2,226 1,906 225 470 175 106 7 62 269 7 6 285 587 8 16 11 .247 .345 .407 .752

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Alex Avila 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 E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .327 .359 .686
Sep. 27 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .327 .361 .688
Sep. 26 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .327 .363 .690
Sep. 25 Min 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .327 .366 .693
Sep. 24 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 23 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .327 .366 .693
Sep. 22 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .328 .367 .695
Sep. 21 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 20 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 19 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 14 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .331 .371 .702
Sep. 13 Cle 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .329 .371 .700
Sep. 12 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .328 .363 .691
Sep. 10 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .326 .364 .690
Sep. 9 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .329 .367 .696
Sep. 8 KC 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .327 .367 .694
Sep. 7 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .323 .363 .686
Sep. 6 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .326 .368 .694
Sep. 5 SF Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .327 .369 .696
Sep. 1 @Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .327 .371 .698
Aug. 31 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 30 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .323 .369 .692
Aug. 30 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 29 @CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .322 .371 .693
Last 7 Days 18 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .238 .111 .349
Last 14 Days 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .280 .143 .423
Last 30 Days 54 4 11 2 0 1 9 12 27 0 0 0 0 1 .204 .348 .296 .644

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Alex Avila: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 122 1
2013 98
2012 113
2011 133 1 4
2010 98
2009 25

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Alex Avila Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014106101120.226.302.589
2013799170.139.228.455
2012853190.176.235.539

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142843410350.215.380.720
20132513010400.255.422.767
2012282398392.262.429.796

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014208243160.202.298.630
2013147207270.259.463.808
2012184237272.245.418.772

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014182208310.236.429.749
2013183194200.202.306.601
2012183192210.240.350.700
Alex Avila Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 A WES 243 213 11.1% 16.9% 0.66 81% .374 .080
2009 22 AA ERI 383 325 13.6% 19.6% 0.69 77% .311 .187
2009 22 MAJ DET 72 61 13.9% 25% 0.56 70% .316 .311
2010 23 MAJ DET 333 294 10.8% 21.3% 0.51 76% .278 .112
2011 24 MAJ DET 551 464 13.2% 23.8% 0.56 72% .376 .211
2012 25 AAA TOL 8 7 12.5% 37.5% 0.33 57% .750 .000
2012 25 MAJ DET 434 367 14.1% 24% 0.59 72% .315 .141
2013 26 AAA TOL 51 44 13.7% 23.5% 0.58 73% .323 .136
2013 26 MAJ DET 379 330 11.6% 29.6% 0.39 66% .309 .149
2014 27 MAJ DET 457 390 13.3% 33% 0.40 61% .325 .141
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3-Year Averages     422 362 13% 28.9% 0.45 66% .317 .141
Career     2,226 1,906 12.8% 26.4% 0.49 69% .325 .160

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2014 Stat Review for Alex Avila    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.218 AVG
TERRIBLE
61% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.325 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.359 SLG
POOR
.141 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
WEAK
13.3% BB Rate
ELITE
33.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.686 OPS
WEAK
.327 OBP
AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Alex Avila

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Alex Avila: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Avila is currently expected to play the majority of the games at catcher next season, though the Tigers are prepared to make James McCann more of a presence behind the plate, the Detroit News reports.

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Avila's $5.4 million option was picked up by the Tigers on Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Avila (concussion) is symptom free and wants to continue with the Tigers, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Avila sustained a concussion during Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Orioles, MLive.com reports.

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Avila left Sunday's game in the sixth inning after taking a foul ball off his mask, MLive.com's Chris Iott reports.

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Avila is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Avila (head) is back in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, The Oakland Press reports.

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Avila (head) completed a simulated game and took batting practice Sunday, MLive.com reports.

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2014

Avila followed up his disappointing 2012 campaign with another lackluster showing in 2013. He finished the season hitting a career-low .227 with 11 homers and 47 RBI in 330 at-bats. The 27-year-old catcher saw a noticeable drop in plate discipline, as his BB/K ratio dropped from 0.59 to 0.39 and his contact rate dipped to a career-worst 66 percent. Minor injuries and a prolonged hitting slump in the first half of the season led to a drop in playing time, allowing Avila to appear in just 102 games – his lowest total since 2010. Despite seemingly hitting rock bottom in the first half of the season (.177/.279/.293), Avila was able to bounce back after the All-Star break. In 44 second-half games, Avila hit .303/.376/.500 with five homers and 26 RBI. At 27, Avila is seemingly just entering his prime, and his strong finish to the 2013 season hints that he could still revert back to the breakout form displayed during his All-Star campaign in 2011. He’s once again locked in as the Tigers’ primary catcher, which will lead to plenty of at-bats if he’s able to stay healthy.

2013

Avila took a step back from his All-Star caliber play of 2011, hitting just .243/.352/.384 with nine homers and 48 RBI in 367 at-bats. Avila's drop in power from 19 homers to nine can be attributed to spike in his G/F ratio, which rose from 0.9 to 1.6. If Avila can start getting the ball in the air more, we should see a bounce back in power numbers from the 26-year-old backstop. Although he was not forced to miss significant time because of injury, Avila dealt with some knee problems that carried over from the second half of the 2011 season and a concussion. The minor injuries paired with his struggles at the plate resulted in backup former Gerald Laird seeing more action against left-handed pitching as the season progressed. The good news is Avila has not reported any health issues this offseason and should be the only proven veteran behind the plate for the Tigers, which means ample playing time going forward as Detroit plans to use Victor Martinez primarily at designated hitter. His struggles last season may have hurt his value for shallow mixed leagues that start just one catcher, but Avila should still be a factor in most formats.

2012

The breakout many were expecting from Avila in 2010 came a year later. After a lackluster 2010 campaign, Avila emerged as one of the better hitting catchers in the majors last season. The Tigers brought in one-time mentor Gerald Laird to back up Avila, so he may lose a few at-bats to lefties, but that's probably for the best considering Avila was overworked and appeared worn down near the end of the 2011 season. The knee injury that slowed him late in the year didn't require surgery, and he's expected to be at full strength for spring training. At 25, Avila is one of the better young catchers in the league and has room to develop.

2011

After a solid 29-game stint with the Tigers in 2009, Avila came into the 2010 season with high expectations. Unfortunately he struggled in his first full season, finishing with a .228/.316/.340 line in 294 at-bats while splitting time with Gerald Laird behind the plate. The Tigers brought in Victor Martinez this offseason, but the plan is to ride Avila as the team's No. 1 backstop, giving him the majority of starts against right-handed pitching. With that gig, Avila could eclipse 400-plus at-bats in his sophomore season. His struggles at the plate in 2010 will push away some suitors, but Avila has the skills to put up a decent average with some pop. He's worth a look in deep leagues and formats that start two catchers.

2010

After brief stints with Low-A West Michigan and Double-A Erie the past two seasons, Avila saw a promotion to the big leagues in August last year. He filled in nicely as Gerald Laird’s backup, hitting .279/.375/.590 in 61 at-bats. The success he had during his callup has locked Avila in as the backup catcher for the start 2010 season. If Laird continues to struggle with the bat, the left-handed Avila could turn his role into more of a timeshare situation than the expected backup gig.