|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||167.00||7.00||.198||18.00||19.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||32||10||1|| .313|| .469|| .313|
|vs Shields (Career)||11||3||1|| .545||.333||.273|
|vs RHP||288||68||9|| .303|| .382|| .236|
|Last 10 Games|
|Tyler Flowers on bench for battle against Athletics |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/10/14) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is red-hot, but he will be cooling heels Wednesday night with Oakland in town.
Flowers, who is resting in favor of Josh Phegley, had his eight-game hitting streak stopped Tuesday. But he's batting .333 with five home runs and seven RBI in his last nine games and has raised his slugging percentage to .398.
|Tyler Flowers continues power surge |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/9/14) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers put together his second multi-homer game in the last week Monday, in a 5-4 win over the Athletics.
Flowers singlehandedly won the game for the White Sox, as he sent it into extras in the ninth and then won it in the 12th with solo home runs. He finished the game 3 for 4 with two RBI, two runs scored and one walk.
Flowers is nearing the end of the best season of his career, and he already has a career-high 14 home runs and 47 RBI. He has hit .247/.304/.402 in 381 at-bats.
|Tyler Flowers credits turnaround to hard work, not goggles |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/5/14) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has been on an offensive tear the last few weeks, batting .458 with one triple, three home runs, six doubles and 13 RBI in his last 15 games.
His hot streak began around the time he started wearing sport goggles, but Flowers said that's not the reason for his success.
"I’m just trying to keep working," Flowers said. "I started doing a couple things a little bit different that I hadn’t really done before and I looked at other good hitters around the league and they all seem to do it.
"I’m trying to be downhill a little more. I’m trying to make a positive move toward the pitcher with the stride. I have a tendency to kind of want to stay back and that tends to make me collapse a little bit more on the back side. When it’s there it’s pretty good and when it’s not, it’s not very good. It’s still something I’m working on and the majority of good hitters out there do that and I realized I hadn’t been doing for a while now. I’m still trying to get comfortable with it."
|Tyler Flowers goes deep again in rain-shortened win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/5/14) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers put together a big performance in Monday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Flowers reached safely in all three of his plate appearances during the game, coming up just a double shy of the cycle. He went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and three driven in, including one via a solo home run in the sixth inning.
Flowers has hit the ball well in three August games, going 5 for 10 with two home runs and five RBI. He is hitting .252/.309/.379 with eight home runs in 301 at-bats overall.
|With the departure of long-time catcher A.J. Pierzynski to free agency, Tyler Flowers started off the 2013 season as the White Sox's regular behind the plate. Batting .213 through the end of June, Flowers lost his job in midseason, relegated to backing up rookie Josh Phegley. Fortunately for Flowers, Phegley had enough of his own struggles to bring Flowers back into the picture heading into 2014. Even if Flowers regains the starting role, he has limited appeal, even in AL-only leagues. Due to frequent strikeouts, Flowers may have a difficult time rising above his career .200 batting average, so his upside may be no greater than that of J.P. Arencibia.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/16/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Liam Hendriks|
|9/17/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|9/19/14||@ TB||7:10 pm||Nathan Karns|
|9/20/14||@ TB||7:10 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
|9/21/14||@ TB||1:40 pm||Chris Archer|
|9/22/14||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
|9/23/14||@ DET||7:08 pm||David Price|