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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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DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-05-15DET@CHW5C1111010121830
2012-07-27DET@TOR8C120000081523
2012-05-25DET@MIN8C020000061521
2012-07-26DET@CLE7C002000061420
2012-07-01DET@TBR6C112000081422
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2012-04-05DETBOS8C012000091423
2012-08-17DETBAL5C220000041317
2012-08-15DET@MIN5C310000081321
2012-06-24DET@PIT6C300000051318
2012-09-30DET@MIN8C001000031215
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2012-09-01DETCHW7C200000091221
2012-08-13DET@MIN5C200000071219
2012-07-30DET@BOS8C201000061218
2012-07-03DETMIN6C300000071219
2012-06-27DET@TEX6C103000081220
2012-06-23DET@PIT6C110000051217
2012-05-10DET@OAK6C111000031215
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-04-27DET@NYY7C310000071219
2012-04-16DET@KCR8C001000061218
2012-04-11DETTBR6C001000091221
2012-08-28DET@KCR6C001000091120
2012-08-18DETBAL7C110000051116
2012-08-10DET@TEX7C0110000131124
2012-08-01DET@BOS7C110000051116
2012-07-24DET@CLE8C111000091120
2012-07-20DETCHW7C210000041115
2012-07-04DETMIN8C201000091120
2012-05-19DETPIT6C300000051116
2012-05-16DETMIN6C1000000101121
2012-05-07DET@SEA6C200000071118
2012-05-05DETCHW6C210000061117
2012-05-04DETCHW6C012000091120
2012-04-25DETSEA6C200000071118
2012-04-08DETBOS6C2200000171128
2012-10-02DET@KCR6C010000081018
2012-09-29DET@MIN8C210000091019
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-09-15DET@CLE6C1120000121022
2012-09-11DET@CHW8C012000041014
2012-09-05DETCLE8C112000081018
2012-09-03DETCLE8C200000021012
2012-08-25DETLAA8C101000061016
2012-08-23DETTOR9C021000081018
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2012-07-22DETCHW8C001000091019
2012-07-08DETKCR8C1000000101020
2012-06-28DET@TBR6C020000081018
2012-06-26DET@TEX8C110000061016
2012-05-22DET@CLE8C110000071017
2012-05-12DET@OAK6C211000081018
2012-04-24DETSEA7C111000031013
2012-04-17DET@KCR6C110000071017
2012-09-26DETKCR8C12000002911
2012-08-09DETNYY7C12100009918
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-07-19DETLAA8C1200000099
2012-07-13DET@BAL8C101000010919
2012-07-02DETMIN8C00300005914
2012-06-22DET@PIT6C20000009918
2012-05-27DET@MIN6C11100008917
2012-05-17DETMIN6C10200006915
2012-04-22DETTEX6C211000010919
2012-04-19DETTEX6C100000012921
2012-09-14DET@CLE8C02000008816
2012-09-12DET@CHW8C11000102810
2012-09-07DET@LAA8C01000008816
2012-08-31DETCHW7C22000003811
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2012-08-05DETCLE8C11000009817
2012-07-28DET@TOR8C20000002810
2012-07-16DETLAA8C21000009817
2012-07-15DET@BAL7C30000007815
2012-06-30DET@TBR6C21000008816
2012-06-21DETSTL7C20100002810
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-05-30DET@BOS8C01100008816
2012-05-29DET@BOS7C020000010818
2012-05-24DET@CLE7C30000005813
2012-05-20DETPIT8C20000003811
2012-05-13DET@OAK6C11110007815
2012-05-02DETKCR7C10100009817
2012-04-13DET@CHW6C11000007815
2012-04-12DETTBR6C01200009817
2012-10-03DET@KCR5C01100005712
2012-09-09DET@LAA8C00000008715
2012-08-24DETLAA8C02000009716
2012-08-12DET@TEX7C000000010717
2012-07-25DET@CLE8C11100009716
2012-07-17DETLAA8C21000005712
2012-07-14DET@BAL8PH-C00100008715
2012-05-18DETPIT6C20100009716
2012-04-28DET@NYY7C10200003710
2012-04-14DET@CHW6C20000004711
2012-09-24DETKCR8C01000007613
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-09-22DETMIN8C30000007613
2012-09-16DET@CLE8C00000005611
2012-08-29DET@KCR8C10000006612
2012-08-04DETCLE7C02100007613
2012-07-31DET@BOS7C11001007613
2012-07-06DETKCR8C010000015621
2012-05-26DET@MIN8C03100004610
2012-05-01DETKCR6C10100006612
2012-04-07DETBOS6C1210000268
2012-04-21DETTEX6C11000009514
2012-09-23DETMIN8C2000000549
2012-09-04DETCLE8C1010000549
2012-08-19DETBAL8PH-C0000000336
2012-06-05DETCLE6C0200000336
2012-06-01DETNYY8PH0000000437
2012-05-31DET@BOS6C0010000134
2012-05-23DET@CLE9PH-C0000000336
2012-05-14DET@CHW9PH1000000033
2012-04-26DETSEA9PH-C1000000437
2012-08-08DETNYY8PH-C0010000112
2012-08-30DET@KCR9PH0000000404