Flowers
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.240
HR
5
RBI
19
R
23
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 more to the lack of talent at the position than it does Flowers' ability,... read more
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 more to the lack of talent at the position than it does Flowers' ability, but Flowers has made strides as a hitter over the past two seasons, showing improved patience and contact ability. He trimmed his strikeout rate to a career-low 22.2 percent in 2017 (down from 28 percent) while maintaining a walk rate above eight percent (120 wRC+). His hard-hit rate fell (as did his flyball rate to just 33.3 percent), but a 37.1 percent hard-hit rate is still an impressive mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much room for growth in 2018 barring a trade, as Kurt Suzuki re-upped with Atlanta on a one-year deal, and Suzuki's success against lefties means Flowers' chances against them will remain limited.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 245 lbs.    DOB: 1/24/1986    Drafted: 33rd Rd in 2005Show Contract
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Tyler Flowers Contract Info:
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.
Returns to bench Sunday
CAtlanta Braves
August 5, 2018
Flowers is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Mets.
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Tyler Flowers 2018 MLB Game Log
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Tyler Flowers Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    8
  • H:
    2
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    1
  • RBI:
    2
  • BB:
    1
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .250
  • OBP:
    .333
  • SLG:
    .625
  • OPS:
    .958
2018 Stat Review for Tyler Flowers
0.59 BB/K
GOOD
13.4 % BB Rate
ELITE
22.9 % K Rate
WEAK
0.733 OPS
WEAK
0.368 OBP
GREAT
0.240 AVG
POOR
0.302 BABIP
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  1. Tyler Flowers 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Tyler Flowers 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Tyler Flowers 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Tyler Flowers 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Tyler Flowers 2014 Preseason 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 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.
  6. Tyler Flowers 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Tyler Flowers 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Tyler Flowers 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Tyler Flowers 2010 Preseason Outlook
    Flowers’ first season in the White Sox’s organization culminated in a September callup, though he didn’t 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. Pierzynski’s backup, which is a pretty worthless short-term role, but he could factor into the DH discussion. Pierzynski’s contract expires at season's end, so Flowers should be behind the plate come Opening Day 2011.
  10. Tyler Flowers 2009 Preseason Outlook
    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). It’s 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.
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Returns to bench Sunday
CAtlanta Braves
August 5, 2018
Flowers is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Mets.
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Out of lineup Friday
CAtlanta Braves
August 3, 2018
Flowers is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.
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Sitting out Sunday
CAtlanta Braves
July 29, 2018
Flowers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.
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Out of Friday's lineup
CAtlanta Braves
July 20, 2018
Flowers is not in the lineup against Washington on Friday.
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Rests in favor of Suzuki
CAtlanta Braves
July 15, 2018
Flowers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
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