Charlie Tilson
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Charlie Tilson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in February of 2018.
Elects free agency
OFFree Agent  
October 4, 2019
Tilson elected to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment to the minors, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Tilson hit .229/.293/.285 in 54 games at the big-league level this season. He'll probably end up with a minor-league contract this offseason.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
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Since 2017vs Left .338 44 1 0 2 0 .128 .209 .128
Since 2017vs Right .645 233 22 1 21 6 .265 .328 .318
2019vs Left .330 25 1 0 1 0 .130 .200 .130
2019vs Right .625 132 15 1 11 4 .248 .311 .314
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
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Since 2017Home .565 132 9 0 14 2 .229 .311 .254
Since 2017Away .626 145 14 1 9 4 .258 .308 .318
2019Home .489 66 6 0 5 1 .200 .273 .217
2019Away .641 91 10 1 7 3 .250 .308 .333
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
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Dumped from 40-man roster
OFChicago White Sox  
October 4, 2019
Tilson was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday.
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Sent to Triple-A
OFChicago White Sox  
July 18, 2019
Tilson was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Back to reserve role
OFChicago White Sox  
July 14, 2019
Tilson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Third straight start
OFChicago White Sox  
July 7, 2019
Tilson will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Cubs.
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Back in action
OFChicago White Sox  
June 28, 2019
Tilson (illness) is back in the lineup Friday, starting in center field and batting eighth against the Twins.
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