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Tyler Flowers

31-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

2017 Stats

AVG

.281

HR

12

RBI

49

R

41

SB

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Flowers made a trip to the DL due to a wrist injury and split time fairly evenly with Kurt Suzuki when active, but he did enough at the plate to finish as a top-15 fantasy catcher. Perhaps that speaks...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Wrist     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 1/24/1986
DRAFTED: 33rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyler Flowers Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $5.3 million contract with the Braves in December of 2015. Contract includes a $4 million club option and $300,000 buyout for 2018.

October 23, 2017  –  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 83 325 281 27 76 26 18 0 8 41 0 0 29 91 0 4 11 .270 .357 .420 .777
2017 31 MAJ ATL 99 370 317 41 89 28 16 0 12 49 0 1 31 82 0 2 20 .281 .378 .445 .823
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3-Year Averages     98 350 309 29 81 24 15 0 9 43 0 0 27 92 0 2 12 .262 .343 .398 .741
Career  (View All)     613 2,090 1,865 192 448 153 85 2 66 232 2 6 153 637 4 11 57 .240 .315 .394 .710

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

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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
Oct. 1 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .378 .445 .823
Sep. 30 @Mia 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .379 .446 .825
Sep. 29 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .381 .446 .827
Sep. 28 @Mia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .382 .447 .829
Sep. 27 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 26 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .285 .381 .450 .831
Sep. 25 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .380 .452 .832
Sep. 25 @NYM 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .381 .454 .835
Sep. 24 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 23 Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .378 .445 .823
Sep. 22 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 21 Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .377 .444 .821
Sep. 20 Was Did not play.
Sep. 19 Was Did not play.
Sep. 17 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 16 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 15 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Was 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .380 .449 .829
Sep. 12 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 10 Mia 6 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .377 .445 .822
Sep. 9 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 8 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .375 .444 .819
Sep. 7 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 4 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 3 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 2 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 1 @ChC Did not play.
Last 7 Games 13 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 .154 .313 .231 .544
Last 14 Games 23 1 5 1 0 1 2 4 8 0 0 1 0 0 .217 .357 .391 .748
Last 30 Games 37 2 11 2 0 1 6 4 10 0 0 2 0 0 .297 .395 .432 .827

Tyler Flowers: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 85 1
2016 81
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
20175310170.283.396.829
20169362130.258.398.767
20156451120.281.406.785

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172643111420.280.455.821
2016188216280.277.431.781
2015267168270.228.345.618

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017150216230.273.447.803
2016148195250.304.453.844
201515873110.234.329.632

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017167206260.287.443.840
201613383160.233.383.701
2015173146280.243.382.670
Tyler Flowers vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .342 .206
2009 23 AA BIR 312 244 17.9% 23.7% 0.76 70% .381 .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% .283 .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% .261 .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% .261 .160
2014 28 MAJ CWS 442 407 5.7% 36% 0.16 61% .355 .155
2015 29 MAJ CWS 361 331 5.8% 28.8% 0.20 69% .320 .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 325 281 8.9% 28% 0.32 68% .366 .150
2017 31 MAJ ATL 370 317 8.4% 22.2% 0.38 74% .342 .164
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3-Year Averages     350 309 7.7% 26.3% 0.29 70% .343 .136
Career     2,090 1,865 7.3% 30.5% 0.24 66% .326 .154

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Tyler Flowers Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 878.3 0 0 0 0 462 0 658 0
2015 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 C 686 0 0 0 0 377 0 48 0
2017 C 745 0 0 0 0 370 0 223 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 3 -4 -1 0 0 0 16 14
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C -1 -7 -1 0 -3 0 14 2
2017 C -3 -3 0 0 -3 0 20 11

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2017 Stat Review for Tyler Flowers    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
8.4% BB Rate
AVERAGE
22.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.823 OPS
GOOD
.378 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.281 AVG
GOOD
.342 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.445 SLG
AVERAGE
.164 ISO
WEAK

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Tyler Flowers

Overall Ratings

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

Flowers is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

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Flowers is out of the lineup against Miami on Friday.

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Flowers is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Mets.

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Flowers is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

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The Braves are "strongly leaning" toward picking up Flowers' 2018 option, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Flowers is not in the lineup Friday against Philadelphia.

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Flowers (hand) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

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Flowers (hand) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, MLB.com reports.

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Manager Brian Snitker said Flowers (hand) may need a few more days before he's ready to return to the lineup, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Flowers (hand) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

In a season to forget for the Braves' organization as a whole, Flowers was a bright spot, offensively. After seven below-average seasons with the White Sox, the 30-year-old catcher put together the best season of his MLB career, at least in terms of rate stats. He continued to struggle with plate discipline, striking out in 28.0 percent of his plate appearances, but Flowers hit the ball hard when he did make contact (43.8 percent hard-hit rate). While Flowers is not the team's catcher of the future, his 2017 playing time seems relatively safe with 33-year-old Anthony Recker probably only worthy of two-to-three starts per week. The skills aren't worth paying a premium for, but Flowers is a reasonable second catcher option in 15-team mixed leagues.

2016

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 more than 100 games and accumulated more than 350 plate appearances. He also posted a sub-.300 OBP for the fourth consecutive season. The White Sox had seen enough, non-tendering Flowers, who then signed a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the Braves. Atlanta may be one of the few organizations where Flowers could conceivably be the primary catcher, as his sole competition is A.J. Pierzynski, but Flowers' track record at the plate still makes him waiver wire fodder in most formats.

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.