Álex Ávila

#13, C, Detroit
Álex Ávila
  • Height:
    5-11
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    January 29, 1987
  • Birth Place:
    Hialeah, Florida
  • College:
    Alabama
  • Draft:
    2008 5ᵗʰ round by the Detroit Tigers
  • AVG
    .218
  • HR
    11
  • RBI
    47
  • R
    44


Player Notes
Tigers exercised C Alex Avila's $5.4 million club option for the 2015 season.

Advice: Avila would have been arbitration-eligible if the option was declined and probably would have come close to $5.4 million anyway through that process despite batting just .218/.327/.359 in 124 games this past season. There's been talk that the Tigers might try to trade Avila at some point this winter, with the Red Sox, Braves, and Cardinals being floated as potential landing spots.

8 hours ago Rotoworld
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox, Braves and Cardinals could consider a trade for Alex Avila in order to use him as a backup.

Advice: Avila has dealt with concussions in recent years and has seen his production at the plate drop. While he's no longer terribly appealing as a starter, he could still be a nice piece in a part-time role. The Tigers hold a $5.4 million club option on Avila, who will be arbitration-eligible if the option was declined. Detroit would likely have to pick up a good chunk of the money in order to move him.

More: Boston Globe

Mon, Nov 17 Rotoworld
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Tigers are listening to offers for Alex Avila.

Advice: Cafardo mentions the Braves and Red Sox as teams with interest. Avila batted just .218/.327/.359 in 2014 for the Tigers and has suffered multiple concussions over the past couple of seasons. It doesn't seem like Detroit will be able to get much in return.

More: Nick Cafardo on Twitter

Sun, Nov 16 Rotoworld
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 Det 29 61 9 17 4 0 5 14 10 18 0 0 .279 .375 .590 .965
2010 Det 104 294 28 67 12 0 7 31 36 71 2 2 .228 .316 .340 .656
2011 Det 141 464 63 137 33 4 19 82 73 131 3 1 .295 .389 .506 .895
2012 Det 116 367 42 89 21 2 9 48 61 104 2 0 .243 .352 .384 .736
2013 Det 102 330 39 75 14 1 11 47 44 112 0 0 .227 .317 .376 .693
2014 Det 124 390 44 85 22 0 11 47 61 151 0 3 .218 .327 .359 .686
Totals 616 1906 225 470 106 7 62 269 285 587 7 6 .247 .345 .407 .752
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2009 Det 25 C 17 153 101 108 7 0 0 1.000
2010 Det 98 C 84 756 556 594 34 4 5 .993
2011 Det 133 C 130 1157 940 1018 73 5 14 .995
2011 Det 1 3B 1 8 0 2 1 1 0 .500
2012 Det 113 C 107 937 897 960 57 6 7 .994
2013 Det 98 C 96 836 815 850 29 6 4 .993
2014 Det 122 C 116 1017 883 940 52 5 9 .995
2014 Det 1 1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Totals 591 C 551 4868 4192 4472 253 27 39 .994