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Alex Avila
Birthdate: 1/29/1987 (30 y, 1 m, 28 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/210     Position: C
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 21, Overall: 163, Team: Detroit Tigers
Contract: $2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Avila signed one-year, $2 million deal with the Tigers on Friday. (12/23/2016)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Who's baseball's Three True Outcomes King the last three years? Probably Chris Davis, yeah? Or Chris Carter? Close, but not quite. It's actually Miguel Sano. But who's second? At this point, you probably know. Strikeouts, walks and home runs make up more than half his plate appearances. Unfortunately, home runs make up a significantly smaller portion of his three true outcomes than they do for the aforementioned names. His power prevents his bat from being completely incompetent — he has actually been 5% better than the league since his debut in 2009 — but his batting averages of late would make Mario Mendoza blush. His patience is admirable: only three hitters have swung at outside pitches less often than Avila since his debut. (Then again, only Carter has made less contact on such pitches than Avila during that time. At least he knows his weakness.) He's Chris Iannetta's long-lost brother, a defense-first catcher who isn't the strongest hitter but also ain't afraid of taking a free pass (or two (or eight)). A full season's worth of playing time in 2016 would have paced out to 2.5-ish WAR - impressive, yes, had he not hit so poorly that he lost his job to James McCann. After a year in Chicago, he returns to Detroit, presumably to assume his same backup role behind McCann. Even playing full-time, any employment of Avila would be defensible only in OBP-only leagues. Until then, he's not fantasy relevant. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Re-signed by the Tigers, Avila figures to relieve James McCann and doesn't figure to produce much value unless his batterymate gets injured. Even then, Avila's extreme strikeout problems make him a justifiable option only in AL-only OBP-based formats.

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DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
Total- - -- - -- - -- - -43489212942482014.1 %24.0 %.142.313.243.352.384.327104
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-10-03DET@KCR5C31000000033.3 %0.0 %.000.500.500.667.500.525240
2012-10-02DET@KCR6C30000000033.3 %33.3 %.000.000.000.333.000.23037
2012-09-30DET@MIN8C4000000000.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-29DET@MIN8C4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-27DETKCR8C4100001000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22131
2012-09-26DETKCR8C4100112000.0 %25.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.515233
2012-09-23DETMIN8C30000000033.3 %0.0 %.000.000.000.333.000.23037
2012-09-22DETMIN8C41000010025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394150
2012-09-16DET@CLE8C20000000050.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345116
2012-09-14DET@CLE8C40000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
2012-09-11DET@CHW8C4100001000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22131
2012-09-09DET@LAA8C30000000033.3 %66.7 %.000.000.000.333.000.23037
2012-09-07DET@LAA8C41001110050.0 %25.0 %1.500.000.500.7502.000.860470
2012-09-05DETCLE8C4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22131
2012-09-03DETCLE8C4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-01DETCHW7C40000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
2012-08-31DETCHW7C4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-30DET@KCR9PH100000000100.0 %0.0 %.000.000.0001.000.000.691354
2012-08-29DET@KCR8C30000000033.3 %33.3 %.000.000.000.333.000.23037
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-08-28DET@KCR6C4100001000.0 %75.0 %.0001.000.250.250.250.22131
2012-08-25DETLAA8C4100001000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22131
2012-08-24DETLAA8C30000000033.3 %0.0 %.000.000.000.333.000.23037
2012-08-23DETTOR9C51000110020.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31595
2012-08-22DETTOR9C30000000033.3 %33.3 %.000.000.000.333.000.23037
2012-08-19DETBAL8PH-C1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-18DETBAL7C4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-17DETBAL5C4101000000.0 %0.0 %.500.250.250.250.750.398153
2012-08-15DET@MIN5C5100010000.0 %20.0 %.000.250.200.200.200.1771
2012-08-13DET@MIN5C4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-12DET@TEX7C40000100050.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345116
2012-08-08DETNYY8PH-C1100001000.0 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.884486
2012-08-07DETNYY8C42000100025.0 %0.0 %.000.667.667.750.667.614301
2012-08-06DETNYY7C4200011000.0 %50.0 %.0001.000.500.500.500.442183
2012-08-05DETCLE8C41000110025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.394150
2012-08-04DETCLE7C41000100025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394150
2012-08-01DET@BOS7C4100010000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22131
2012-07-31DET@BOS7C31000000033.3 %0.0 %.000.500.500.667.500.525240
2012-07-28DET@TOR8C3000000000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-07-27DET@TOR8C40000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
2012-07-24DET@CLE8C40000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
2012-07-22DETCHW8C40000000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
2012-07-20DETCHW7C4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-19DETLAA8C4100112000.0 %25.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.515233
2012-07-17DETLAA8C41000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394150
2012-07-16DETLAA8C40000100025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
2012-07-15DET@BAL7C41000010025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394150
2012-07-14DET@BAL8PH-C31000010033.3 %33.3 %.0001.000.500.667.500.525240
2012-07-08DETKCR8C40000000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
2012-07-06DETKCR8C40000000075.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.750.000.460195
2012-07-04DETMIN8C4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-03DETMIN6C4100010000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22131
2012-07-02DETMIN8C4200010000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442183
2012-07-01DET@TBR6C5200001000.0 %20.0 %.000.500.500.400.500.353122
2012-06-30DET@TBR6C50000000020.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-26
2012-06-27DET@TEX6C53000110020.0 %0.0 %.000.750.750.800.750.668338
2012-06-24DET@PIT6C4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-23DET@PIT6C40000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-06-22DET@PIT6C40000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.173-2
2012-06-21DETSTL7C4100000000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22131
2012-06-05DETCLE6C2000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-01DETNYY8PH100000000100.0 %0.0 %.000.000.0001.000.000.691354
2012-05-30DET@BOS8C42000000025.0 %25.0 %.0001.000.667.750.667.614301
2012-05-27DET@MIN6C41000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394150
2012-05-26DET@MIN8C4100010000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22131
2012-05-24DET@CLE7C41000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394150
2012-05-23DET@CLE9PH-C1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-22DET@CLE8C41001130025.0 %25.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.687351
2012-05-20DETPIT8C3100002100.0 %33.3 %.000.500.333.333.333.29582
2012-05-19DETPIT6C4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-18DETPIT6C41000100025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394150
2012-05-17DETMIN6C4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-16DETMIN6C40000000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.000-100
2012-05-15DET@CHW5C51000100020.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394150
2012-05-14DET@CHW9PH1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-13DET@OAK6C4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-12DET@OAK6C4000001000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-05-07DET@SEA6C4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-06DETCHW6C4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-05DETCHW6C4100010000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22131
2012-05-01DETKCR6C41000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.394150
2012-04-28DET@NYY7C4100010000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22131
2012-04-27DET@NYY7C5000000000.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-26DETSEA9PH-C20000000050.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345116
2012-04-25DETSEA6C4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22131
2012-04-24DETSEA7C4100112000.0 %25.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.515233
2012-04-22DETTEX6C4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22131
2012-04-21DETTEX6C30000000033.3 %0.0 %.000.000.000.333.000.23037
2012-04-19DETTEX6C40000000050.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345116
2012-04-17DET@KCR6C4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-16DET@KCR8C4100000000.0 %75.0 %.0001.000.250.250.250.22131
2012-04-14DET@CHW6C3000000000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-13DET@CHW6C4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22131
2012-04-12DETTBR6C42010211025.0 %0.0 %.667.667.667.7501.333.792423
2012-04-11DETTBR6C3000000000.0 %66.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-08DETBOS6C61001220033.3 %0.0 %.750.000.250.5001.000.573273
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-04-07DETBOS6C4200122000.0 %0.0 %.750.333.500.5001.250.735384
2012-09-24DETKCR8C31100110033.3 %33.3 %.5001.000.500.6671.000.649325
2012-09-15DET@CLE6C5310002000.0 %0.0 %.250.750.750.8001.000.749394
2012-09-12DET@CHW8C4110011000.0 %25.0 %.333.500.333.333.667.419167
2012-09-04DETCLE8C3110000000.0 %0.0 %.500.500.500.6671.000.660332
2012-08-10DET@TEX7C42100000050.0 %0.0 %.5001.0001.0001.0001.500.880484
2012-08-09DETNYY7C4210112000.0 %0.0 %1.000.333.500.5001.500.829449
2012-08-03DETCLE7C5210002000.0 %40.0 %.200.667.400.400.600.428173
2012-07-30DET@BOS8C4110001000.0 %25.0 %.250.333.250.250.500.31495
2012-07-26DET@CLE7C4210010000.0 %50.0 %.2501.000.500.500.750.535247
2012-07-25DET@CLE8C42100200025.0 %0.0 %.333.667.667.7501.000.708365
2012-07-13DET@BAL8C41100100025.0 %25.0 %.333.500.333.500.667.487214
2012-06-28DET@TBR6C51100010020.0 %40.0 %.250.500.250.400.500.390147
2012-06-26DET@TEX8C4110010000.0 %50.0 %.250.500.250.250.500.31495
2012-05-31DET@BOS6C1110000000.0 %0.0 %1.0001.0001.0001.0002.0001.257743
2012-05-29DET@BOS7C41100000025.0 %25.0 %.333.500.333.500.667.487214
2012-05-10DET@OAK6C5210012000.0 %40.0 %.200.667.400.400.600.428173
2012-05-04DETCHW6C43101210025.0 %0.0 %1.3331.0001.0001.0002.3331.222719
2012-05-02DETKCR7C42100000025.0 %25.0 %.3331.000.667.7501.000.708365
2012-04-05DETBOS8C4210001000.0 %25.0 %.250.667.500.500.750.535247
2012-05-25DET@MIN8C4220023000.0 %50.0 %.5001.000.500.5001.000.629311