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13 Alex Avila C
Height/Weight: 5-11/210 | Birthdate: 1/29/1987 | Birthplace: Hialeah, FL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Detroit | College: Alabama | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $2,950,000 | Owned/Started%: 18/11 | Average Draft Position: 257.44
DET
 
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)355.0012.00.23755.0048.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
39011.21847440
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201412210000100
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Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Baltimore1210 .267 .083 .083
vs Gibson (Career)730 .571.429.429
vs RHP2846110 .340 .380 .215
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/21/2014Billy McKinney, CF CHC
Alex Avila, C DET
Stephen Vogt, 1B OAK
12/11/2014Brett Gardner, LF NYY
Alex Avila, C DET
Billy Butler, DH OAK
Ryan Goins, 2B TOR
12/11/2014Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Alex Gordon, LF KC
Salvador Perez, C KC
George Springer, RF HOU
Alex Avila, C DET
Brian Dozier, 2B MIN
Josh Hamilton, LF LAA
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
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9/23CHW4010000
9/25MIN3110000
9/26MIN3000010
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9/28MIN2000010
10/2@BAL4010000
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Latest News

Stewart: Alex Avila, Dioner Navarro could be fits for Diamondbacks

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/14) Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Wednesday that Tigers catcher Alex Avila or Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro could be fits with the team in potential trade scenarios, the Arizona Republic reports.

The Diamondbacks moved on from Miguel Montero this week, sending the catcher to the Cubs, and Avila or Navarro could end up behind the plate as Montero's successor. The Blue Jays are likely willing to part ways with Navarro after signing Russell Martin earlier this offseason.

Tigers' Avila could lose some playing time to James McCann in 2015

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/14) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has indicated catcher Alex Avila could see a lighter workload behind the plate in 2015, which means more work for rookie James McCann. Avila was behind the plate for 122 games in 2014.

"It's certainly open at this point," Ausmus said, per The Detroit News. "Clearly Alex has shown he has the ability to be an everyday catcher. He works well with the pitchers, they trust him. But I also think a guy like McCann has a very bright future. I like the way he catches."

Ausmus added Avila has no health limitations after enduring several concussions last season.

"A decision on who's No. 1 or No. 2 won't be made until spring training, or even if there is a No. 1 and a No. 2," Ausmus said. "Maybe there will be a split. I can't give you a full answer. All I can say is Alex is an established big-league catcher and I really like McCann. And (Bryan) Holaday did a really nice job as a backup last season. But a decision won't be made until March."

Report: C Alex Avila to remain starter for Tigers in 2015

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/29/14) The Tigers plan to maintain Alex Avila as their starting catcher next season despite his issues with concussions and declining production since his peak season of 2011, but they will likely allow Avila to walk in free agency after the year in favor of promising James McCann, per the Detroit News.

Avila finished 2014 with a meager stat line of .218/.327/.359. His 61 walks in 390 at-bats and continued strength behind the plate were two pluses.

Tigers pick up option for 2015 season on Alex Avila's contract

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/14) The Tigers announced Monday they exercised the $5.4 million option for the 2015 season on catcher Alex Avila's contract.

Avila, who has been the subject of trade rumors, hit a career-low .218 in 2014. He had 11 home runs, 22 doubles and 47 RBI in 124 games.

Report: Tigers listening to offers on Alex Avila

by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/14) The Tigers are listening to offers for catcher Alex Avila, according to the Boston Globe .

Both the Red Sox and Braves are said to have interest in the 27-year-old. Avila struggled through last season, and missed time due to concussions. He hit just .218/.327/.359 over 390 at-bats.

 
 
 

 
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DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/3/15BAL1:05 pm
3/4/15@ BAL1:05 pm
3/5/15ATL1:05 pm
3/6/15@ NYM1:10 pm
3/7/15@ ATL1:05 pm
3/8/15HOU1:05 pm
3/9/15TOR1:05 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009DET2961917514101800 .375 .590 .279
2010DET1042942867731367122 .316 .340 .228
2011DET1414646313719827313131 .389 .506 .295
2012DET11636742899486110420 .352 .384 .243
2013DET102330397511474411200 .317 .376 .227
2014DET124390448511476115103 .327 .359 .218
Total 61619062254706226928558776 .345 .407 .247
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009DETC25171081017001.000
2010DETC98845945563445 .993
2011DET3B1120110 .500
2011DETC133130101894073514 .995
2012DETC1131079608975767 .994
2013DETC98968508152964 .993
2014DET1B1000000 ---
2014DETC1221169408835259 .995
Total  591551447241922532739 .994
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009DET403610000
2010DET120100012012
2011DET33423583398
2012DET212141222212
2013DET141124311010
2014DET22014021316
Total 1067776168111248
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011DET1141131221600 .116 .146 .073
2012DET929261111200 .233 .345 .207
2013DET1131351481100 .350 .258 .161
2014DET3902000400 .222 .333 .222
Total 3411061637114300 .230 .245 .145
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 A-W Michigan582132165140122274101 .383 .385 .305
2009AA-Erie9332952872311255527721 .365 .450 .264
2012AAA-Toledo Mud Hens370300011300 .500 .429 .429
2013AAA-Toledo Mud Hens1244511301571200 .353 .386 .250
Total 1665937816640114838713322 .367 .422 .280
 
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