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Alex Avila    \a-VEE-la\

Alexander Thomas Avila

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 29, 1987 in Hialeah, FL
High School: Archbishop McCarthy HS (Southwest Ranches, FL)
School: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed June 13, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 6, 2009 (Age 22.189, 17,227th in MLB history)   vs. BAL 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Tigers 2009-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$9.55M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 5.061, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 22 DET AL 29 72 61 9 17 4 0 5 14 0 0 10 18 .279 .375 .590 .965 148 36 0 0 0 1 0 2
2010 23 DET AL 104 333 294 28 67 12 0 7 31 2 2 36 71 .228 .316 .340 .656 78 100 12 2 1 0 0 2/D
2011 ★ 24 DET AL 141 551 464 63 137 33 4 19 82 3 1 73 131 .295 .389 .506 .895 142 235 8 3 3 8 9 *2/D5 AS,MVP-12,SS
2012 25 DET AL 116 434 367 42 89 21 2 9 48 2 0 61 104 .243 .352 .384 .736 99 141 12 2 2 2 2 *2
2013 26 DET AL 102 379 330 39 75 14 1 11 47 0 0 44 112 .227 .317 .376 .693 88 124 10 1 1 3 0 2
2014 27 DET AL 124 457 390 44 85 22 0 11 47 0 3 61 151 .218 .327 .359 .686 93 140 6 3 1 2 1 *2/3D
2015 28 DET AL 43 153 127 17 22 2 0 3 11 0 1 25 48 .173 .309 .260 .569 61 33 1 0 1 0 0 23/D
7 Yrs 659 2379 2033 242 492 108 7 65 280 7 7 310 635 .242 .343 .398 .741 102 809 49 11 9 16 12
162 Game Avg. 162 585 500 59 121 27 2 16 69 2 2 76 156 .242 .343 .398 .741 102 199 12 3 2 4 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 22 DET AL 29 72 4 0 0 -2 1 3 0.3 3 6 0.6 .511 .502 0.8 -0.1 8 2
2010 23 DET AL 104 333 -7 -2 -1 -7 5 -12 -1.1 12 1 0.1 .488 .492 0.8 -0.1 8 $404,900 2/D
2011 ★ 24 DET AL 141 551 26 -2 0 -3 8 30 3.1 21 50 5.1 .522 .519 5.5 0.6 53 $425,000 *2/D5 AS,MVP-12,SS
2012 25 DET AL 116 434 -2 -2 -2 6 7 8 0.9 16 24 2.4 .507 .505 1.9 1.3 18 $510,000 *2
2013 26 DET AL 102 379 -5 -3 -0 -4 6 -6 -0.5 14 8 0.8 .494 .496 1.1 0.3 12 $2,950,000 2
2014 27 DET AL 124 457 -3 -6 0 5 7 3 0.5 16 19 2.1 .503 .502 1.5 1.5 14 $4,150,000 *2/3D
2015 28 DET AL 43 153 -7 -2 -0 -2 1 -9 -0.9 5 -4 -0.4 .477 .494 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $5,400,000 23/D
7 Seasons 659 2379 6 -16 -3 -7 36 17 2.2 88 105 10.7 .503 .503 11.3 3.5 112 $13,839,900

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 22 DET AL 72 45 15 8.9 109 .308 .279 .268 .375 .338 .590 .431 .965 .769 148 .737 4.5 0.4 1.045 .475 .311 .0
2010 23 DET AL 333 242 30 3.3 102 .278 .228 .263 .316 .331 .340 .411 .656 .742 78 .348 -8.9 -0.9 .573 .235 .112 3.1
2011 24 DET AL 551 347 96 7.4 100 .366 .295 .261 .389 .326 .506 .412 .895 .738 142 .704 30.5 3.0 .932 .373 .211 5.2
2012 25 DET AL 434 294 52 4.8 103 .313 .243 .261 .352 .327 .384 .421 .736 .748 99 .516 1.2 0.1 .710 .313 .142 3.3
2013 26 DET AL 379 269 40 4.0 100 .305 .227 .261 .317 .326 .376 .413 .693 .739 88 .441 -5.0 -0.5 .638 .282 .148 .0
2014 27 DET AL 457 317 48 4.1 95 .322 .218 .257 .327 .320 .359 .397 .686 .717 93 .473 -2.2 -0.2 .640 .290 .141 .0
2015 28 DET AL 153 108 12 3.0 97 .250 .173 .255 .309 .317 .260 .408 .569 .725 61 .327 -6.3 -0.6 .533 .276 .087 .0
7 Yrs 2379 1622 293 4.8 100 .317 .242 .260 .343 .325 .398 .411 .741 .737 102 .529 13.8 1.3 .708 .308 .156 12.6
162 Game Avg. 585 399 72 4.8 100 .317 .242 .260 .343 .325 .398 .411 .741 .737 102 .529 3 0 .708 .308 .156 3

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 24 DET AL ALDS NYY W 5 19 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .063 .167 .063 .229 1 0 0 1 0 0
2011 24 DET AL ALCS TEX L 6 25 25 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 .080 .080 .200 .280 5 1 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL ALDS OAK W 4 12 12 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 .250 .250 .583 .833 7 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL ALCS NYY W 3 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL WS SFG L 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 DET AL ALDS OAK W 5 19 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 .133 .316 .133 .449 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 DET AL ALCS BOS L 6 21 16 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 6 .188 .381 .375 .756 6 0 1 0 0 0
2014 27 DET AL ALDS BAL L 3 9 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .333 .556 3 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 34 123 110 6 16 2 0 3 7 0 0 11 43 .145 .230 .245 .475 27 1 1 1 0 0
4 ALDS 17 59 52 3 8 2 0 1 3 0 0 6 22 .154 .241 .250 .491 13 0 0 1 0 0
3 ALCS 15 56 51 3 7 0 0 2 4 0 0 4 19 .137 .214 .255 .469 13 1 1 0 0 0
1 WS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 DET AL 24 as C 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 22 DET AL 72 6.9% 25.0% 13.9% 12.5% 53% 1.80 3.4 12.2 4.4 0.83 1.00 54% 14% 22.7% 8%
2010 23 DET AL 333 2.1% 21.3% 10.8% 5.7% 28% 1.97 4.1 42.0 9.5 0.83 1.18 65% 21% 6.3% 8%
2011 24 DET AL 551 3.5% 23.8% 13.3% 10.2% 41% 1.79 3.5 24.4 5.7 0.61 0.87 58% 21% 9.6% 6%
2012 25 DET AL 434 2.1% 24.0% 14.1% 7.4% 36% 1.70 3.5 40.8 7.6 0.88 1.47 59% 21% 6.6% 3%
2013 26 DET AL 379 2.9% 29.6% 11.6% 6.9% 35% 2.55 2.9 30.0 7.0 0.82 1.31 55% 24% 9.4% 3%
2014 27 DET AL 457 2.4% 33.0% 13.4% 7.2% 39% 2.48 2.6 35.5 8.3 0.92 1.43 50% 21% 9.1% 3%
2015 28 DET AL 153 2.0% 31.4% 16.3% 3.3% 23% 1.92 2.6 42.3 11.5 0.61 0.88 50% 31% 6.5% 6%
7 Yrs 2379 2.7% 26.7% 13.0% 7.6% 37% 2.05 3.2 31.3 7.3 0.78 1.18 57% 22% 8.6% 5%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.3% 8.1% 7.5% 33% 2.38 4.6 35.5 8.4 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 22 DET AL 4.5 0.4 75 0.4 1.6 -1.2 .90 0.6 -0.1 6.9 0.6 0.93 7.0 1.46 4
2010 23 DET AL -8.9 -0.9 340 -1.2 5.8 -7.0 1.09 -0.6 -0.5 -12.6 -1.2 0.97 -7.5 2.22 9
2011 24 DET AL 30.5 3.0 561 2.8 11.0 -8.2 .97 3.0 -0.2 28.4 2.7 0.98 31.8 1.64 3
2012 25 DET AL 1.2 0.1 439 0.8 9.0 -8.1 1.03 -0.1 0.9 -2.0 -0.2 0.93 -0.8 2.99 5
2013 26 DET AL -4.6 -0.5 382 1.1 6.8 -5.8 .89 -0.8 2.0 -6.1 -0.6 1.01 -8.5 2.62 3
2014 27 DET AL -3.2 -0.3 465 1.2 8.2 -7.0 .92 0.1 1.2 -4.2 -0.4 0.96 -0.5 2.58 4
2015 28 DET AL -6.3 -0.6 155 -0.2 1.9 -2.1 .80 -0.4 0.2 -2.4 -0.2 0.92 -4.3 2.47 2
7 Yrs 13.3 1.2 2417 4.9 44.4 -39.4 .96 1.9 3.2 8.1 0.7 0.96 17.3 2.29 30

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 22 DET AL 0 0 18% 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0% 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2010 23 DET AL 3 0 21% 135 2 2 50% 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 7 29% 18 13 5 5 5 0 8 2 4
2011 24 DET AL 3 0 23% 219 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 5 2 2 1 9 39% 27 21 6 11 4 6 13 5 8
2012 25 DET AL 0 0 23% 171 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 1 1 4 29% 25 22 3 6 4 2 14 5 8
2013 26 DET AL 2 0 26% 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 10 23% 27 23 3 5 4 1 11 5 6
2014 27 DET AL 2 0 24% 153 0 3 0% 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 1 0 3 8 13% 23 21 2 6 4 0 18 14 4
2015 28 DET AL 0 0 32% 59 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 14% 12 11 1 2 2 0 7 5 2
7 Yrs 10 0 24% 894 7 7 50% 7 5 0 2 0 0 5 2 29 11 5 4 9 43 25% 134 113 20 36 24 9 71 36 32

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 22 DET AL 72 85% 17 1 0 4 2 0 2 1.46 5 0 1 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 15 0 0% 8 2 25% 43 10 23% 5 1 20% 1 0 0% 0
2010 23 DET AL 333 89% 67 1 0 9 1 0 0 2.22 7 0 10 7 0 4 3 0 1 1 100% 70 12 17% 35 5 14% 220 24 11% 15 5 33% 12 4 33% 0
2011 24 DET AL 551 73% 137 4 0 3 1 1 1 1.64 19 0 16 16 3 10 9 0 3 3 100% 112 8 7% 48 19 40% 384 63 16% 41 26 63% 24 11 46% 0
2012 25 DET AL 434 76% 89 3 0 5 1 0 1 2.99 9 0 8 8 1 7 2 0 2 2 100% 77 12 16% 41 11 27% 264 39 15% 21 8 38% 16 9 56% 0
2013 26 DET AL 379 77% 75 3 0 3 0 0 0 2.62 11 1 15 10 1 7 4 0 4 1 25% 84 10 12% 43 18 42% 274 37 14% 22 9 41% 22 12 55% 0
2014 27 DET AL 457 75% 85 4 0 4 0 0 1 2.58 11 0 16 10 1 3 8 0 1 1 100% 77 6 8% 47 18 38% 297 37 12% 24 14 58% 32 16 50% 0
2015 28 DET AL 153 82% 22 1 0 2 0 0 0 2.47 3 0 4 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 100% 24 1 4% 10 2 20% 78 9 12% 4 2 50% 8 5 63% 0
7 Yrs 2379 78% 492 17 0 30 5 1 5 2.29 65 1 70 58 7 36 29 0 12 9 75% 459 49 11% 232 75 32% 1560 219 14% 132 65 49% 115 57 50% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 22 DET AL 72 312 4.33 184 59.0% 28.3% 16.3% 31.5% 23.9% 71.7% 0.0% 42.3% 77.3% 23.6% 4.2% 3 0 15.3% 11 5 12.5% 9 6 6 12 33.3% 0 0 0
2010 23 DET AL 334 1329 3.98 787 59.2% 25.3% 17.5% 28.7% 28.5% 74.7% 0.0% 44.2% 76.5% 30.2% 3.9% 13 0 15.6% 52 31 9.3% 31 18 20 51 28.2% 0 0 0
2011 24 DET AL 551 2220 4.03 1311 60.0% 28.4% 18.9% 26.5% 26.2% 71.6% 4.0% 43.0% 73.6% 26.3% 8.0% 44 1 18.3% 101 40 10.7% 59 30 31 100 23.7% 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL 435 1805 4.15 1038 57.8% 31.8% 19.3% 23.2% 25.7% 68.2% 1.0% 39.4% 71.8% 28.7% 6.2% 27 2 15.9% 69 26 13.3% 58 31 28 76 26.9% 0 0 0
2013 26 DET AL 380 1550 4.08 915 59.0% 29.7% 21.1% 24.9% 24.3% 70.3% 0.0% 41.5% 70.0% 34.2% 5.8% 22 2 16.6% 63 30 10.8% 41 21 36 76 32.1% 0 0 0
2014 27 DET AL 457 1862 4.07 1095 58.9% 30.2% 23.8% 23.8% 22.1% 69.8% 0.5% 41.1% 65.8% 28.4% 6.3% 29 4 16.8% 77 28 13.8% 63 39 37 114 24.5% 0 0 0
2015 28 DET AL 153 671 4.39 376 56.0% 26.1% 27.9% 24.7% 21.3% 73.9% 0.0% 41.4% 62.2% 28.1% 3.3% 5 0 18.3% 28 17 11.8% 18 8 8 40 16.7% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2382 9749 4.09 5706 58.8% 29.0% 20.6% 25.5% 24.9% 71.0% 1.2% 41.8% 71.0% 29.0% 6.0% 143 9 16.8% 401 177 11.7% 279 153 166 469 26.1% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.7% 15.6% 27.1% 29.6% 72.3% 1.5% 46.0% 78.4% 26.9% 4.7% 14.0% 8.5% 24.3%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 22 29 72 61 9 17 4 0 5 14 0 0 10 18 .279 .375 .590 .965 148 36 0 0 0 1 0
2010 23 133 405 355 37 84 16 0 12 45 2 2 46 89 .237 .327 .383 .710 91 136 12 2 1 1 0
2011 24 274 956 819 100 221 49 4 31 127 5 3 119 220 .270 .362 .453 .815 120 371 20 5 4 9 9
2012 25 390 1390 1186 142 310 70 6 40 175 7 3 180 324 .261 .359 .432 .791 113 512 32 7 6 11 11
2013 26 492 1769 1516 181 385 84 7 51 222 7 3 224 436 .254 .350 .420 .770 108 636 42 8 7 14 11
2014 27 616 2226 1906 225 470 106 7 62 269 7 6 285 587 .247 .345 .407 .752 105 776 48 11 8 16 12
2015 28 659 2379 2033 242 492 108 7 65 280 7 7 310 635 .242 .343 .398 .741 102 809 49 11 9 16 12

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 22 29 70 60 9 16 4 0 5 13 0 9 18 .267 .357 .583 .940 13 29
2010 23 104 335 295 29 68 12 0 7 32 2 37 71 .231 .320 .342 .663 32 104
2011 24 141 556 467 65 140 34 4 19 85 3 75 131 .300 .394 .512 .906 95 141
2012 25 116 436 368 42 90 21 2 9 49 2 62 104 .245 .355 .386 .741 50 116
2013 26 102 382 332 41 77 14 1 11 49 0 45 112 .232 .323 .380 .702 41 102
2014 27 124 466 395 49 90 23 0 12 52 0 65 151 .228 .340 .377 .717 50 124
2015 28 43 155 128 18 23 2 0 3 12 0 26 48 .180 .318 .266 .584 11 43
7 Yrs 659 2400 2045 253 504 110 7 66 292 7 319 635 .246 .349 .404 .753 292 659
162 Game Avg. 162 590 503 62 124 27 2 16 72 2 78 156 .246 .349 .404 .753 72 659



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 AL (12, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

Silver Sluggers
2011 AL (C)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2011 AL  5.5 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2011 AL  .389 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2011 AL  .895 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2014 AL  151 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2011 AL  142 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  31 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  3.0 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2011 AL  .704 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2011 AL  8 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  9 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1026), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1861), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (154th), 10.7 career WAR/10.7 7yr-peak WAR/10.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Alexander Alex alez Thomas Avila

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