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Alex Avila

30-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

AVG

.270

HR

14

RBI

49

R

40

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Avila's past few seasons have been like a broken record, as he consistently puts up meager numbers while battling a multitude of injuries. Last year was no different, as he was limited to 57 games on ...

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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, $2 million deal with the Tigers in December of 2016.

September 10, 2017  –  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 124 457 390 44 85 33 22 0 11 47 0 3 61 151 1 2 3 .218 .327 .359 .686
2015 28 AAA TOL 6 22 20 2 6 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 .300 .273 .450 .723
2015 28 MAJ DET 67 219 178 21 34 9 5 0 4 13 0 1 40 66 1 0 0 .191 .339 .287 .626
2016 29 AAA CHA 9 30 24 4 8 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 7 0 0 0 .333 .467 .500 .967
2016 29 MAJ CWS 57 209 169 19 36 13 6 0 7 11 0 0 38 78 0 1 1 .213 .359 .373 .732
2017 30 MAJ DET 77 264 219 30 60 22 11 0 11 32 0 1 43 80 0 1 1 .274 .394 .475 .869
2017 30 MAJ CHC 30 96 81 10 21 6 2 1 3 17 0 0 14 37 1 0 0 .259 .368 .420 .788
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ DET/CHC 107 360 300 40 81 28 13 1 14 49 0 1 57 117 1 1 1 .270 .387 .460 .847
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3-Year Averages     82 293 245 28 51 18 11 0 7 23 0 1 46 98 0 1 1 .208 .334 .339 .673
Career  (View All)     847 3,014 2,553 305 621 225 130 8 87 342 7 8 420 848 10 18 13 .243 .351 .403 .754

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

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Alex Avila 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
Sep. 19 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 17 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .368 .420 .788
Sep. 16 StL Did not play.
Sep. 15 StL 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .370 .423 .793
Sep. 14 NYM 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .367 .421 .788
Sep. 13 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 12 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 10 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .368 .432 .800
Sep. 9 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .372 .438 .810
Sep. 8 Mil 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .373 .443 .816
Sep. 7 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Pit 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .370 .441 .811
Sep. 5 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .377 .422 .799
Sep. 3 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 2 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 1 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .370 .435 .805
Aug. 31 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 30 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .362 .450 .812
Aug. 29 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .368 .458 .826
Aug. 28 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .375 .473 .848
Aug. 27 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .383 .490 .873
Aug. 26 @Phi 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .390 .500 .890
Aug. 25 @Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .389 .500 .889
Aug. 24 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .380 .500 .880
Aug. 23 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .388 .512 .900
Aug. 22 @Cin 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .386 .541 .927
Aug. 20 Tor 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .333 .529 .862
Aug. 19 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .297 .515 .812
Aug. 18 Tor Did not play.
Last 7 Games 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661
Last 14 Games 19 2 5 0 1 0 2 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .364 .368 .732
Last 30 Games 52 7 15 1 1 0 9 10 27 0 0 0 0 2 .288 .403 .346 .749

Alex Avila: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 74 18 8
2016 54 2
2015 44 23 1
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
2017374070.216.216.519
2016202110.250.400.844
2015303000.133.167.424

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172633614420.278.494.893
2016149176100.208.369.715
2015148184130.203.311.666

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017175248310.303.491.902
20167512570.200.440.811
20157310270.260.397.823

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017125166180.224.416.771
2016947240.223.319.667
201510511260.143.210.484
Alex Avila vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jon Lester CHI-N 8 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .375 .375 .500 .875

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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% .370 .080
2009 22 AA ERI 383 325 13.6% 19.6% 0.69 77% .308 .187
2009 22 MAJ DET 72 61 13.9% 25% 0.56 70% .308 .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% .366 .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% .313 .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% .305 .149
2014 27 MAJ DET 457 390 13.3% 33% 0.40 61% .322 .141
2015 28 AAA TOL 22 20 0% 36.4% 0.00 60% .385 .150
2015 28 MAJ DET 219 178 18.3% 30.1% 0.61 63% .278 .096
2016 29 AAA CHA 30 24 20% 23.3% 0.86 71% .438 .167
2016 29 MAJ CWS 209 169 18.2% 37.3% 0.49 54% .341 .160
2017 30 MAJ DET 264 219 16.3% 30.3% 0.54 63% .380 .201
2017 30 MAJ CHC 96 81 14.6% 38.5% 0.38 54% .439 .161
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ DET/CHC 360 300 15.8% 32.5% 0.49 61% .394 .190
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3-Year Averages     293 245 15.7% 33.4% 0.47 60% .312 .131
Career     3,014 2,553 13.9% 28.1% 0.50 67% .326 .160

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Alex Avila Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 365.7 0 0 0 0 164 0 153 0
2015 1B 134 -2 14 -1 -1 -1 61 -1 54 1 -2 1 0
2016 C 453 0 0 0 0 222 0 299 0
2017 C 405.3 0 0 0 0 201 0 124 0
2017 1B 97.7 0 6 1 -1 1 87 1 40 0 1 0 0
2017 C 179.3 0 0 0 0 103 0 75 0
2017 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 1 0 0 0 -3 0 -5 -7
2015 1B 0 0 1 -1 0 0
2016 C -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2017 C 1 -2 0 0 2 0 -5 -4
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 0 0 0 0 1 0 -2 -1
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Alex Avila    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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0.49 BB/K
GOOD
15.8% BB Rate
ELITE
32.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.847 OPS
GREAT
.387 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.270 AVG
AVERAGE
.394 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.460 SLG
GOOD
.190 ISO
GOOD

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

Avila went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Pirates.

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Avila is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

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Avila is out of Saturday's lineup against the Braves.

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Avila is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

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Avila is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

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Avila is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Thursday.

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Avila went 1-for-1 with a walkoff two-run single and a walk in Friday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays.

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Avila is out of Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

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Avila is not in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Toronto.

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Avila went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI during Thursday's loss to Cincinnati.

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Avila is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

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Avila is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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Avila went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two RBI in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Avila missed 49 games in 2015 because of a knee injury. By the time he returned, his starting role with the Tigers was gone and he found himself on the short side of a platoon with James McCann. His batting average, OBP and slugging percentage have been declining since his Silver Slugger season of 2011. But in 2015, Avila became a complete liability at the plate and finished with an abysmal .191/.339/.287 slash line. His .131 average against lefties made Mario Mendoza look like a stud. Simply put, Avila is a declining player with too many miles and injuries on the odometer. His best days are definitely behind him, and considering the White Sox gave Dioner Navarro $1.5 million more than they did Avila for one year, it seems likely Avila will play second fiddle.

2015

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 RBI and 44 runs in 124 games. His final line was almost identical to his 2013 output, albeit with an additional 60 at-bats in 2014. Unlike past seasons when Avila would have a second-half surge that would lead to optimism for his next campaign, the Tigers' catcher struggled throughout the entirety of the season. Despite playing over 120 games for just the second time in his career, Avila dealt with numerous injuries throughout the 2014 season, including a postseason concussion, which spurred conversation as to whether he should consider retirement. Avila was pronounced symptom-free shortly after the Tigers' postseason exit, and the team picked up his option for the 2015 campaign. Avila will open the season as the Tigers' primary backstop, but his lack of production and history with concussions could open the door for James McCann to earn a larger role.

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.