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21 Tyler Flowers C
Height/Weight: 6-4/245 | Birthdate: 1/24/1986 | Birthplace: Roswell, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Chipola JC FL | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $510,000 | Owned/Started%: 17/14 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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White Sox C Tyler Flowers on Thursday's melee: It could help us bond


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) While White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers said he would rather avoid the type of incident which occurred during Thursday's loss to the Royals, he said there can be some positive things that come out of the confrontation, reports MLB.com.

"It can definitely be a bonding thing," Flowers said. "As a team right there, protecting each other, watching your back, those kind of things. You don't want to see those kinds of things happen a lot, but when they do, you count on the guys around you to make sure nothing bad happens."

The incident occurred when Adam Eaton hit a come-backer to pitcher Yordano Ventura and Ventura began yelling at Eaton. Eaton agreed that the benches-clearing incident can help team unity.

"There are a lot of feisty guys in here, too, which I like," Eaton said. "A lot of guys like me. I respect our guys, too. You come out there on my behalf, it's awesome. It shows the team camaraderie."


White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers back in the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is back in the starting lineup Tuesday after getting the day off Monday, the team announced. 

Flowers and backup Geovany Soto have rotated early on, with Flowers getting his eighth start Tuesday and Soto starting five. Flowers is hitting .333 with one home run and four RBI in 24 at-bats this season. The White Sox are currently the underdogs (+130) against the Indians Tuesday.


Geovany Soto gets start for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the team's starting lineup for Monday's game against Cleveland. Instead, Geovany Soto will get his fifth start of the year behind the plate. 

Soto is hitting eighth in the lineup.


White Sox's Tyler Flowers coming off hot road trip


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 4 for 11 with a double, a walk and an RBI during last week's road trip but ended with an 0-for-3 performance Sunday.

Flowers was able to turn in back-to-back multihit performances to help boost his batting average to .350 before going hitless Sunday. He has hit .304/.333/.522 with one home run and four RBI in 23 at-bats.


White Sox's Tyler Flowers slugs three-run home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 1 for 3 with a three-run home run in his team's 7-5 loss to the Royals Wednesday.

Flowers failed to get a hit in two at-bats on Opening Day but came through in the second inning Wednesday in his first trip to the plate. He delivered a career-high 15 home runs in 2014 while hitting .241/.297/.396 in 407 at-bats.


White Sox set Opening Day lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The White Sox posted their Opening Day lineup for Monday against the Royals. 

The Sox will start: Adam Eaton CF, Melky Cabrera LF, Jose Abreu 1B, Adam LaRoche DH, Leury Garcia RF, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Alexei Ramirez SS. Tyler Flowers C, Micah Johnson 2B. Jeff Samardzija will be the starting pitcher.


Tyler Flowers credits timing, rhythm, tempo to improved spring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has seven hits over his last 16 Cactus League at-bats. When asked about his bat coming alive as of late, he said: "Just better timing, rhythm and tempo. That's the gist of it. There's no story line," per Chicago Sun-Times.

Flowers hit .214 last season for the White Sox. He is batting .233 (10 for 43) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in 16 Cactus League games.


White Sox C Tyler Flowers hits first spring home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit his first home run of the spring Tuesday, going 1 for 3 at the plate in his team's loss to the Rockies, and despite delivering mediocre numbers in Cactus League play, the catcher feels he's been taking "steps in the right direction," per MLB.com.

"As we see every year, a lot of times, spring training doesn't matter," Flowers said. "Guys are terrible in spring training and then have a great year, and guys are great in Spring Training and have a terrible year. Now, it's just more about trusting yourself, so you have time to recognize a pitch and still get to it. That's kind of the battle and the battle for most people all the time. It's been steps in the right direction: putting balls in play, feeling comfortable and confident in there, laying off pitches, swinging at strikes, taking balls kind of thing. So, just the progression of that. It's more just trying to get comfortable and get a little tempo and rhythm going. I feel like I'm making strides at that."

Flowers is 4 for 30 with one double, one home run and three walks in 12 Cactus League games.


White Sox C Tyler Flowers: 'It's my job to lose' behind the plate


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers told reporters he doesn't plan on giving up his starting job easily, per MLB.com. On Thursday, Geovany Soto signed a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training.

"I really don't think there's much of a question going in there," Flowers said. "I would definitely say it's my job to lose. Barring an injury, there's really no doubt I'll be the guy catching opening day."

Flowers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal, worth $2.675 million for this season. The 28-year-old hit .241/.297/.396 with 15 homers and 50 RBI over 407 at-bats in 2014.

"At this point, there's no reason to move off of that," general manager Rick Hahn said. "Competition is good. It brings out the best in people. And if someone comes in and fights for that job and earns it, I'm sure we'll be flexible. But certainly, we view Tyler as the starter."


White Sox C Tyler Flowers agrees to one-year, $2.675 million deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal, worth  $2.675 million, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Flowers, 28, slashed .241/.297/.396 with 15 homers and 50 RBI over 407 at-bats in 2014.

Tyler Flowers on bench for battle against Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) 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
(9/9/2014) 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. 


Hitters to sit in Week 24


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) If you own Tyler Flowers, Brandon Moss, Brandon Phillips, Lonnie Chisenhall or Elvis Andrus or Marcell Ozuna Fantasy, you may want to sit them for Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14).

See the latest Start and Sit Hitters to find out why.


Tyler Flowers credits turnaround to hard work, not goggles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) 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
(8/5/2014) 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. 


Tyler Flowers slams first homer since June 3 in Friday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers remained hot Friday night in Minnesota with his second three-hit game in the last five. The difference this time was that one of them was a solo home run, which he blasted in the seventh inning.

Flowers, who also doubled and singled, has 12 hits in his last 23 at-bats in raising his average from .213 to .239. His .344 slugging percentage is at its highest point since June 20.


Tyler Flowers out of lineup Tuesday for personal reasons


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Royals, though it isn't because he is hurt.

Flowers' wife gave birth Monday, according to ESPN.com, so he was spending the day with her. He is expected to be at the ballpark in time for the game, and will likely be available off the bench.  


Tyler Flowers wearing glasses Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers wore glasses during Wednesday's game, according to MLB.com.

Flowers is in the middle of a major slump, and may have resorted to glasses as a possible solution. Flowers is hitting .219/.278/.302 over 242 at-bats. 


Catcher Tyler Flowers cratering


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/7/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is batting .096/.157/.160 in 29 games since May 26, notes WEEI.com. He hasn't had a multihit game since May 23 and has 10 extra-base hits all year.

Flowers' ongoing slump followed a productive April in which he hit .354.


Tyler Flowers absent from Thursday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Scuffling White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the Thursday lineup against the Twins. Adrian Nieto is set to start instead.

Flowers has one hit in each of his last three games, but a 4-for-49 slide has lowered a batting average that was .330 in early May to a season-low .241.


Tyler Flowers smacks fifth home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 4-1 win over the Dodgers Tuesday.

Flowers delivered his home run in the fourth inning, and it would turn out to be the last run of the game. He has clubbed home runs in two of the last days and owns a .282/.339/.405 line with five home runs and 17 RBI in 163 at-bats.


Tyler Flowers knocks third home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-6 win over the Royals Tuesday.

Flowers has continued to post an excellet batting average after hitting around .200 in parts of five seasons going into 2014. He has hit .310/.369/.411 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 129 at-bats but has also struck out 47 times.


Tyler Flowers gets break on Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is getting a day off Friday while his teammates play in Cleveland. Adrian Nieto will start instead behind the plate and bat eighth.

Flowers has been an offensive surprise this season, though he has slumped recently with three hits in his last 15 at-bats. He still leads the American League with a .354 batting average. Only two of his 29 hits have been for extra bases.


Strikeouts mar strong start for Tyler Flowers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) White Sox new starting catcher Tyler Flowers has not only fallen into a 2-for-15 slide since slamming 11 hits in his first 23 at-bats to start the season, but he is on an absurd strikeout pace. He has fanned 17 times in 38-bats.

Flowers, however, still boasts productive numbers with a stat line of .347/.375/.442. and has improved dramatically behind the plate over last year.


Tyler Flowers feels like 'a different player'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is off to a strong start offensively, entering play Sunday against the Royals with a .571 average through four games. 

"I feel entirely different as far as pretty much every aspect," Flowers said, per MLB.com. "My shoulder really doesn't hurt, so that's one aspect that's gone. My stance is completely different. I feel like my swing is a whole lot different. All and all, I feel like almost a different player.

"Right now, I feel pretty good. I'm keeping everything pretty simple. I'm probably not going to continue to go 7 for 8, so I don't know yet. Like I said before, the big thing I'm trying to do is be as consistent as I can and put together quality at-bats."