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Tyler Flowers

28-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

AVG

.368

HR

1

RBI

6

R

9

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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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:

Signed a one-year deal with the White Sox in December of 2013.

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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 18 60 57 9 21 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 3 21 0 0 0 .368 .400 .439 .839
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tyler Flowers
3-Year Averages MAJ   58 184 167 18 34 14 7 0 7 17 0 1 13 62 0 1 3 .204 .272 .371 .643
Career  (View All) MAJ   210 652 586 70 127 48 24 1 23 59 2 3 50 222 1 3 12 .217 .290 .379 .669

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Tyler Flowers 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
Apr. 22 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .368 .400 .439 .839
Apr. 21 @Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .389 .421 .463 .884
Apr. 20 @Tex 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .389 .421 .463 .884
Apr. 19 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .360 .385 .440 .825
Apr. 18 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .370 .396 .457 .853
Apr. 17 Bos 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .395 .422 .488 .910
Apr. 16 Bos 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .405 .475 .880
Apr. 15 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .375 .447 .822
Apr. 13 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .382 .417 .500 .917
Apr. 12 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 11 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .419 .455 .548 1.003
Apr. 10 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .483 .593 1.076
Apr. 8 @Col 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .478 .520 .652 1.172
Apr. 7 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .474 .524 .526 1.050
Apr. 6 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .556 1.056
Apr. 5 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 4 @KC 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .571 .571 .643 1.214
Apr. 3 Min 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Apr. 2 Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
Mar. 31 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 19 4 8 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 .421 .450 .421 .871
Last 14 Days 38 7 12 0 0 1 4 1 15 0 0 0 0 2 .316 .333 .395 .728
Last 30 Days 57 9 21 1 0 1 6 3 21 0 0 0 0 2 .368 .400 .439 .839

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Tyler Flowers: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 18
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
2013735250.151.260.455
20125210591.269.596.905
2011373150.135.216.431

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013183198190.213.393.661
2012849241.179.298.586
201173104110.247.507.863

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013125157110.200.400.665
201262115101.258.565.926
2011629390.242.484.852

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201313193130.191.313.543
2012748231.176.284.521
2011484270.167.313.539
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 60 57 5% 35% 0.14 63% .571 .071
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tyler Flowers
3-Year Averages MAJ   184 167 7.1% 33.7% 0.21 63% .276 .167
Career MAJ   652 586 7.7% 34% 0.23 62% .305 .162

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2014 Stat Review for Tyler Flowers    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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.368 AVG
ELITE
63% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.571 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.439 SLG
GOOD
.071 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.14 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.0% BB Rate
POOR
35.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.839 OPS
GREAT
.400 OBP
ELITE

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Best Matchups for Tyler Flowers (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Paul Maholm LA 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 2.000 2.667
Craig Breslow BOS 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
J.A. Happ TOR 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Dustin McGowan TOR 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Adam Wilk PIT 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Vinnie Pestano CLE 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .500 1.500 2.250
Phil Hughes MIN 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jarrod Parker OAK 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
A.J. Griffin OAK 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Henderson Alvarez MIA 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for Tyler Flowers (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tony Sipp SD 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Bruce Rondon DET 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
CC Sabathia NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Robertson NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Peavy BOS 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Pineda NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dallas Keuchel HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake McGee TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Nathan DET 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Flowers went deep for the first time this season in Tuesday's 15-3 beatdown of the Rockies at Coors Field. He went 2-for-4 with two RBI and his homer was one of six on the night for Chicago.

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Flowers went 3-for-4 with a run scored against the Royals on Friday.

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Flowers had a career-high four hits in the White Sox's loss to the Twins on Thursday.

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Flowers is OK on Saturday, stating that a minor illness and Friday's heat led to his leg cramps, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

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Flowers was diagnosed with leg cramps after leaving Friday's game, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Flowers left Friday's Cactus League game with an apparent injury, CSN's Dan Hayes reports.

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Flowers' status as the White Sox's starting catcher became strengthened Wednesday when the team optioned Josh Phegley to Triple-A Charlotte.

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Flowers will go into the season as the starting catcher for the White Sox, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Flowers remains the favorite to open the season as the White Sox's primary catcher, CSN's Dan Hayes reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.