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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Tigers 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible (team option), 1 yr/$4.35M (14) & 15 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.061, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*],
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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 91 140 6 3 1 2 1 *2/3
6 Yrs 616 2226 1906 225 470 106 7 62 269 7 6 285 587 .247 .345 .407 .752 105 776 48 11 8 16 12
162 Game Avg. 162 585 501 59 124 28 2 16 71 2 2 75 154 .247 .345 .407 .752 105 204 13 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 -6 -0 0 -4 6 -4 -0.2 14 10 1.0 .496 .498 1.4 0.3 14 $2,950,000 2
2014 27 DET AL 124 457 -4 -6 0 5 7 2 0.4 16 18 2.0 .502 .501 1.4 1.5 13 $4,150,000 *2/3
6 Seasons 616 2226 11 -12 -2 -5 35 28 3.3 82 109 11.2 .505 .504 11.6 3.6 115 $8,439,900

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 96 .322 .218 .259 .327 .323 .359 .400 .686 .722 91 .473 -3.2 -0.3 .640 .290 .141 .0
6 Yrs 2226 1514 281 5.0 100 .321 .247 .261 .345 .327 .407 .412 .752 .738 105 .540 19.2 1.8 .720 .311 .161 12.6
162 Game Avg. 585 398 74 5.0 100 .321 .247 .261 .345 .327 .407 .412 .752 .738 105 .540 5 0 .720 .311 .161 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%
6 Yrs 2226 2.8% 26.4% 12.8% 7.9% 37% 2.06 3.2 30.7 7.1 0.79 1.21 57% 21% 8.8% 5%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.2% 8.2% 7.5% 33% 2.35 4.7 35.5 8.3 0.82 1.09 68% 20% 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
6 Yrs 19.6 1.9 2262 5.1 42.5 -37.3 .98 2.3 2.9 10.4 0.9 0.97 21.6 2.28 28

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
6 Yrs 10 0 23% 835 7 6 54% 7 4 0 2 0 0 4 1 28 10 5 4 9 40 26% 122 102 19 34 22 9 64 31 30

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
6 Yrs 2226 77% 470 16 0 28 5 1 5 2.28 62 1 66 55 7 35 27 0 11 8 73% 435 48 11% 222 73 33% 1482 210 14% 128 63 49% 107 52 49% 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
6 Yrs 2229 9078 4.07 5330 59.0% 29.2% 20.1% 25.5% 25.2% 70.8% 1.3% 41.8% 71.6% 29.1% 6.2% 138 9 16.7% 373 160 11.7% 261 145 158 429 26.9% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.6% 27.8% 15.5% 27.0% 29.6% 72.2% 1.5% 45.9% 78.5% 26.7% 4.8% 14.1% 8.6% 24.4%

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

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 27 124 460 392 46 87 23 0 11 49 0 62 151 .222 .331 .365 .696 47 124
6 Yrs 616 2239 1914 232 478 108 7 62 277 7 290 587 .250 .349 .411 .760 278 616
162 Game Avg. 162 589 503 61 126 28 2 16 73 2 76 154 .250 .349 .411 .760 73 616



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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 (1281st)

Silver Sluggers
2011 AL (C)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2011 AL  5.5 (8th)

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 (1022), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (149th), 11.2 career WAR/11.2 7yr-peak WAR/11.2 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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