Charlie Tilson
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago White Sox AAA
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A stress fracture in his right ankle caused Tilson to miss the entire 2017 season before returning in October to play in the Arizona Fall League. Prior to the injury, he appeared poised to enter the season as the White Sox's starting center fielder and leadoff man, and both of those roles could be his for Opening Day in 2018. Likely just a fourth outfielder in the long run, Tilson will get his chance to prove he is more than that on the rebuilding White Sox. He was a 70-grade runner before last season's injury, but it remains to be seen if he still brings that level of explosiveness to the field. While he packs very little power, he has always been an excellent contact hitter (12.9 percent strikeout rate at Triple-A). Tilson has also improved his walk rate each season, which is why he makes sense atop a second-division lineup. On the high end, he could offer 80-plus runs, 25-plus steals and a .270-.280 average if he were to hold onto that role all season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in Feb. 2017.
Optioned to Charlotte
OFChicago White Sox  AAA
July 18, 2018
Tilson was sent down to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Over his past 12 games, Tilson hit just .143 with a .393 OPS with no extra-base hits while serving as a fourth outfielder for the White Sox. With Avisail Garcia (hamstring) and Nicky Delmonico (hand) set to return from the disabled list in the near future, there wasn't any space for Tilson on the active roster. The club announced a corresponding move would be made prior to Friday's game against the Mariners.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+96%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+94%
OPS vs RHP
2017
No Stats
2016
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .347 19 0 0 1 0 .125 .222 .125
Since 2016vs Right .679 103 7 0 10 2 .293 .353 .326
2018vs Left .347 19 0 0 1 0 .125 .222 .125
2018vs Right .672 101 7 0 10 2 .289 .350 .322
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2017
No Stats
2016
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .642 66 3 0 9 1 .259 .348 .293
Since 2016Away .615 56 4 0 2 1 .280 .315 .300
2018Home .642 66 3 0 9 1 .259 .348 .293
2018Away .599 54 4 0 2 1 .271 .308 .292
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
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How does Charlie Tilson compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.50
 
BB Rate
8.3%
 
K Rate
16.7%
 
BABIP
.322
 
ISO
.028
 
AVG
.264
 
OBP
.331
 
SLG
.292
 
OPS
.623
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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Tilson continued to progress during the 2016 campaign. In his first taste of the Triple-A level, the former second-round draft pick pieced together a solid .282/.345/.407 line thanks to the fact that over a quarter of his hits went for extra bases. Despite this strong performance, the Cardinals' outfield was jam-packed, which led the Cards to deal him to the White Sox over the summer. This move turned out to be great for Tilson, as he was immediately sent to Chicago to make his major league debut. It only lasted two at-bats before he tore his hamstring running down a flyball, ending his season. The 24-year-old has proven that he can hit pitching at each level of the minor leagues, and given the middling production from Avisail Garcia in right field last season, Tilson has a legitimate chance to garner a starting role out of spring training. His excellent plate discipline (33:51 BB:K) paired with decent speed could make for an intriguing under-the-radar outfield option.
It seems like people keep waiting for Tilson to stop hitting. He has not obliged. The 5-foot-11 center fielder hit .303 in 100 games at Low-A in 2013. He followed that up by hitting .308 in 89 games at High-A in 2014. Then last year he hit .295 in 134 games as a 22-year-old at Double-A. It is not just batting average with Tilson, as he has gotten on base at around a .350 clip at each of those stops, and last year he swiped a career-high 46 bases, although it took him 65 attempts to do so. In addition, he has not posted a K-rate above 20 percent at any of his full-season stops, so the upside of a leadoff hitter remains in tact. Players with his profile never get fully appreciated until they show they can continue to produce against big league pitching, and Tilson is about a year away from getting that chance.
Tilson proved more than ready for High-A Palm Beach in 2014, posting a .308/.357/.414 line with 54 runs and 10 stolen bases before being promoted to Double-A Springfield. One of the Cardinals' better outfield prospects, Tilson struggled in his 31 games at Double-A, hitting just .237 and striking out 28 times while recording only six walks. Granted he's playing against guys that are, on average, over three years older than him. Tilson will likely start 2015 in Double-A and may spend the entire season there. It's possible he could get a September callup if he has success but it's much more likely that he'll have to wait until mid-2016 before seeing some MLB playing time.
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Back on bench
OFChicago White Sox  AAA
July 15, 2018
Tilson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.
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Plays one of Friday's twin bill
OFChicago White Sox  AAA
June 23, 2018
Tilson sat out the first game of Friday's doubleheader, then started the nightcap and went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in a 6-4 win over the Athletics.
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Collects two hits Thursday
OFChicago White Sox  AAA
June 15, 2018
Tilson went 2-for-3 in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Cleveland.
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RBI triple Wednesday
OFChicago White Sox  AAA
June 13, 2018
Tilson went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple in Wednesday's win over the Indians.
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Starting versus lefty pitcher
OFChicago White Sox  AAA
June 3, 2018
Tilson will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Brewers.
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