Avilan
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
2-1
ERA
3.47
WHIP
1.376
K
42
SV
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After establishing himself as a reliable bullpen option in the second half of 2016, Avilan struggled to start the 2017 campaign before once again finding his form post All-Star break. Despite posting a 4.30 ERA through the first half of the season, the southpaw finished wit... read more
After establishing himself as a reliable bullpen option in the second half of 2016, Avilan struggled to start the 2017 campaign before once again finding his form post All-Star break. Despite posting a 4.30 ERA through the first half of the season, the southpaw finished with a respectable 2.93 ERA thanks to his 1.57 ERA across 23 second-half frames. He spent some time on the disabled list with a biceps injury and shoulder inflammation, the latter of which ultimately kept him off the Dodgers' postseason roster, though it isn't expected to affect his status for next season at all. He won't be in the mix for saves, but his strong strikeout rate (26.8 percent) and solid splits against same-handed hitters last season (.195/.290/.280 in 93 plate appearances) have Avilan positioned to compete for the top lefty setup role.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'2"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 7/19/1989    College: None    Drafted: 2005Show Contract
$
Luis Avilan Contract Info:
Agreed to a one-year, $2.45 million contract with the White Sox in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Saves second game
PChicago White Sox
August 15, 2018
Avilan allowed two hits and two inherited runners to score in two-thirds of an inning, but picked up the save in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Tigers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Luis Avilan MLB Stats
Basic
Minors Stats
Advanced Stats
Split Stats
Defensive Stats
Loading Luis Avilan Stats...
Loading Luis Avilan Minor League Stats...
Loading Luis Avilan Games played by Position...
Loading Luis Avilan Advanced Stats...
Loading Luis Avilan Defensive Stats...
Loading Luis Avilan Split Stats...
Luis Avilan 2018 MLB Game Log
Loading Luis Avilan Game Log...
Vs. Today's Lineup - KC
Luis Avilan Vs Batter Stats
Loading Luis Avilan Stats...
2018 Stat Review for Luis Avilan
3.50 K/BB
GOOD
10.40 K/9
GOOD
2.97 BB/9
AVERAGE
90.7 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.5 HR/9
GREAT
0.95 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
3.47 ERA
WEAK
1.38 WHIP
WEAK
2.76 FIP
GREAT
0.373 BABIP
HIGH
75.0 % Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE
Chicago White Sox Depth Chart
Get Instant Access To Our Full Depth Charts
Subscribe Today
Catcher
  1. 1. OmarO. Narvaez (L)
  2. 2. KevanK. Smith (R)
  3. X. WelingtonW. Castillo (R) Suspension
Second Baseman
  1. 1. YoanY. Moncada (S)
  2. 2. LeuryL. Garcia (S)
  3. 3. YolmerY. Sanchez (S)
Left Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Center Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Right Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Designated Hitter
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Starting Pitcher
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Bullpen
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Closer
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Top Chicago White Sox Prospects
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
  1. Luis Avilan 2018 Preseason Outlook
    Subscribe now to see our 2018 outlook for Luis Avilan
  2. Luis Avilan 2017 Preseason Outlook
    After two years of mediocre relief pitching, Avilan reestablished himself as a solid bullpen arm for the Dodgers with a strong second half. In 16.2 innings after the break, Avilan put up a 2.16 ERA and .179 slugging percentage against while striking out 24 batters. It took some patience to get there, as he was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City eight different times during the 2016 season, but he eventually showed enough to make the Dodgers' playoff roster. His current arsenal revolves around a low-to-mid-90s fastball and a strong changeup, along with an occasional curveball. His stuff has developed enough that he has more than doubled his strikeout rate in the last three years, going from 13 percent in 2014 to 34.2 percent in 2016. Avilan figures to enter 2017 in a similar role to late last season, but he could eventually work his way into the setup mix.
  3. Luis Avilan 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Avilan was a secondary piece in the blockbuster deal with the Braves that sent Alex Wood, Jose Peraza and Avilan to the Dodgers in July. He ultimately posted a combined 4.05 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 49:15 K:BB in 53.1 innings. Avilan showed improvement in his ability to miss bats, as his K/9 rose year over year from 5.2 to 8.3, while his BB/9 showed a nice downward trend, dropping from 4.4 to 2.5. He throws plenty hard with a 93.5 mph average fastball, though it seems unlikely he'll ever be a closer given his handedness and the fact that he has yet to save a game in his career. Avilan actually posted reverse platoon splits with a .271 batting average against versus left-handed hitters and a .210 mark against right-handers. He will be in the mix for a bullpen role with the Dodgers this spring.
  4. Luis Avilan 2015 Preseason Outlook
    There were some clear indicators that regression was likely for Avilan, namely his .204 BABIP, 4.02 xFIP and 2.2% HR/FB rate from 2013, but the extent of the southpaw's struggles last season was surprising. Opposing lefties hit .264/.350/.379 against Avilan in 2014, up from .144/.219/.163 a year before, and his K%-BB% fell to just 2.1%, from an already-well-below-average 6.2%. He was demoted in mid-July and the Braves ultimately acquired an upgrade in James Russell at the deadline, effectively relegating Avilan to mop-up duty upon his return in August. Thus, while Avilan finished third in the NL in holds in 2013 with 27, his value in leagues that count the statistic has dried up for the most part, though he could return to high-leverage duty if Russell gets injured or struggles.
  5. Luis Avilan 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Avilan stepped up in a big way for the Braves in 2013, after the team's top two lefty relievers, Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty, were lost to Tommy John surgery early in the season. The 24-year-old Avilan held opposing southpaws to a .144/.219/.163 batting line en route to 27 holds, third-most in the National League. He made a team-high 75 appearances, and had a stretch from late May until mid-August where he made 35 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run. There are, however, indicators that Avilan could be in line for regression in 2014, as he benefited from a .204 BABIP and was relatively lucky with a 83.6 percent strand rate. Lucky, because he didn't display especially overwhelming stuff, with just a 1.73 K/BB ratio and an 8.7 percent swinging-strike rate. Still, Avilan will remain the top lefty option out of Atlanta's bullpen until Venters is healthy, and even when Venters is back, Avilan should continue to rack up a decent number of holds.
  6. Luis Avilan 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Have the Braves struck gold on yet another relief arm? Avilan got his first taste of the majors in 2012, posting a 2.00 ERA in 30 appearances, bolstering a bullpen that already had the lowest ERA in the majors over the last two seasons. Avilan had been working as a part-time starting pitcher the past couple of seasons in the minors, but he seems destined for a full-time relief role. Don't expect Avilan to be quite as good as he showed in 2012. Nothing in his minor league career has suggested he will sustain that level. He posted a major league K/9 of 8.3 in 2012 He had not posted a K/9 that good since his time at Low-A Rome. The Braves' relief pitching is very strong, so it is unlikely Avilan will be one of the top three options out of the bullpen.
More Fantasy News
Saves second game
PChicago White Sox
August 15, 2018
Avilan allowed two hits and two inherited runners to score in two-thirds of an inning, but picked up the save in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Tigers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Works non-save situation
PChicago White Sox
August 4, 2018
Avilan allowed two hits and struck out two over one inning in a non-save situation in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rays.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Picks up first save
PChicago White Sox
August 2, 2018
Avilan recorded the final two outs of Thursday's game against the Royals to earn his first career save.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Makes second straight scoreless showing
PChicago White Sox
April 8, 2018
Avilan didn't allow a run in two-thirds of an inning in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Tigers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Another scoreless outing
PChicago White Sox
March 7, 2018
Avilan struck out three over a scoreless 1.1 innings in Wednesday's game against the Reds.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.