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Alex Avila

27-Year-Old Catcher – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

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.182

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4

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ca...

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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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Alex Avila Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $4.95 million contract with Detroit in January of 2014 that includes a 2015 option.

April 17, 2014  –  Alex Avila News

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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 11 40 33 4 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 18 1 0 0 .182 .308 .242 .550
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alex Avila
3-Year Averages MAJ   119 454 387 48 100 37 22 2 13 59 1 0 59 115 2 4 2 .258 .356 .426 .783
Career  (View All) MAJ   503 1809 1549 185 391 144 86 7 51 222 7 4 230 454 8 14 8 .252 .349 .416 .765

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

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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
Apr. 18 LAA 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .242 .550
Apr. 17 Cle 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .314 .207 .521
Apr. 16 Cle 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .323 .231 .554
Apr. 15 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 13 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 12 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .259 .130 .389
Apr. 11 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .261 .105 .366
Apr. 9 @LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .125 .425
Apr. 8 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .125 .425
Apr. 6 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 5 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .313 .083 .396
Apr. 4 Bal 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .417 .125 .542
Apr. 3 KC Did not play.
Apr. 2 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .571 .250 .821
Mar. 31 KC 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250
Last 7 Days 17 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .316 .353 .669
Last 14 Days 31 3 5 2 0 0 0 4 17 0 1 0 0 0 .161 .257 .226 .483
Last 30 Days 33 4 6 2 0 0 0 6 18 0 1 0 0 0 .182 .308 .242 .550

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Alex Avila: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 11
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
2013799170.139.228.455
2012853190.176.235.539
2011128133171.273.430.779

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132513010400.255.422.767
2012282398392.262.429.796
20113365016652.304.536.939

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013147207270.259.463.808
2012184237272.245.418.772
20112262810472.305.544.949

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013183194200.202.306.601
2012183192210.240.350.700
2011238359351.286.471.844
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 40 33 15% 45% 0.33 45% .400 .060
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alex Avila
3-Year Averages MAJ   454 387 13% 25.3% 0.51 70% .336 .168
Career MAJ   1809 1549 12.7% 25.1% 0.51 71% .326 .164

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

Contact

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.182 AVG
TERRIBLE
45% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.400 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.242 SLG
TERRIBLE
.060 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
15.0% BB Rate
ELITE
45.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.550 OPS
TERRIBLE
.308 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Alex Avila (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Aaron Crow KC 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 .800 1.200 2.033
Mark Lowe CLE 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 .600 1.400 2.000
Bartolo Colon NY-N 8 4 2 4 0 1 0 .500 1.375 1.875
Doug Fister WAS 7 3 0 2 4 2 0 .429 1.000 1.636
Chris Perez LA 7 3 1 3 2 2 1 .429 1.000 1.556
Alfredo Simon CIN 6 4 0 0 1 2 0 .667 .833 1.548
Jeanmar Gomez PIT 5 3 0 1 2 1 0 .600 .800 1.425
Francisco Liriano PIT 8 4 0 2 0 2 0 .500 .875 1.375
Alex Cobb TB 7 4 0 1 1 2 0 .571 .714 1.270
Wade Davis KC 10 2 2 2 5 3 0 .200 .800 1.267

Worst Matchups for Alex Avila (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tim Collins KC 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .167
Jim Johnson OAK 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .167
Dan Haren LA 13 1 0 0 0 5 0 .077 .077 .154
Bud Norris BAL 8 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Kennedy SD 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Brian Matusz BAL 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Ogando TEX 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Capps CLE 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon League LA 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Avila is hitting just .130/.259/.130 with 14 strikeouts in 23 at-bats this season.

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Avila will get the nod behind the dish and hit sixth in Monday's season opener against the Royals, the Detroit News reports.

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Avila went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

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Avila (back) was cleared to return to workouts Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Avila (back) received treatment Sunday and said he would have played through the ailment if it were the regular season, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Avila (back) did not take part in drills Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Avila sat out during a team workout Saturday due to a sore back, Chris Lott of MLive reports.

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Avila signed a one-year contract with the Tigers on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Avila (knee) is in the lineup for Saturday's Game 6 against the Red Sox, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Avila, who left Thursday's Game 5 loss to the Red Sox with a knee injury, plans to play in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday, Mlive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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 Lairdís 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.