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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 [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox 2009-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$2.5M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 6.061, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Career Home Runs

Alex Avila: 69 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 6 tying, 18 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
2 Tms
DET66
CHW3
 
vs RHP62
vs LHP7
 
Home40
Away29
 
Leverage
High Lev18
Medium Lev26
Low Lev25
16 Opps
KCR12
MIN9
TBR6
CLE6
NYY5
CHW5
TOR5
TEX3
SEA3
BAL3
PIT3
LAA2
BOS2
WSN2
HOU2
ARI1
57 Pitchers
Jeremy Guthrie3
James Shields2
Jason Vargas2
Josh Tomlin2
Wade Davis2
Bartolo Colon2
Ian Kennedy2
Colby Lewis2
Carl Pavano2
Vance Worley2
Kevin Slowey2
Chris Tillman1
Brandon Morrow1
Ricky Romero1
Josh Beckett1
Scott Richmond1
Nick Blackburn1
Cesar Ramos1
Ubaldo Jimenez1
Taijuan Walker1
14 Parks
Comerica Pk37
US Cellular6
Jacobs Fld4
KauffmanStad4
Camden Yards3
TropicanaFld3
TargetFld3
SkyDome2
MinuteMaidPk2
Rangers Bpk1
Angel Stad1
Safeco Fld1
PNC Pk1
Yankee Stad31
Where Hit
927
715
8910
789
88
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
217
112
411
39
68
58
7+4
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms59
2·HR gms5
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th34
7th20
6th10
5th2
9th2
1st1
Outs
127
025
217
 
DefPos
C67
PH1
DH1
Bases
---38
1--15
-2-10
12-4
1231
-231
 
107 RBI
RISP16
0 on38
1 on25
2 on5
3 on1
Any on31
Inning
11
215
34
414
57
66
77
86
96
Extra3
 
1-320
4-627
7-end22
RelScore
+4..4
+32
+29
+111
Tied9
-112
-210
-38
-4..4
 
Ahead26
Tied9
Behind34
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-012
1-012
3-29
2-28
2-16
1-15
0-15
2-04
1-23
3-13
0-21
3-01

Play By Play

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2009 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2009-08-07 DET MIN Anthony Swarzak ahead 4-1 b 1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 8 2 0.104 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Inge Scores
2 2 2 1 2009-08-15 DET KCR Ron Mahay ahead 7-3 b 7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 7 2 0.016 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
3 3 3 1 2009-08-18 DET SEA Mark Lowe behind 1-3 b 8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 2 0.144 32% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
4 4 4 1 2009-09-05 DET @ TBR James Shields behind 3-6 t 7 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  2 8 2 0.154 27% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Ordonez Scores
5 5 5 1 2009-09-12 DET TOR Scott Richmond behind 1-2 b 2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  2 7 2 0.165 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Thomas Scores
2010 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 2010-05-05 DET @ MIN Kevin Slowey behind 0-2 t 3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 7 2 0.103 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
7 7 2 2 2010-05-05 DET @ MIN Jon Rauch behind 3-5 t 9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 2 0.088 16% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
8 8 3 1 2010-06-13 DET PIT Jeff Karstens behind 0-2 b 7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 2 0.126 28% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
9 9 4 1 2010-07-10 DET MIN Nick Blackburn ahead 2-0 b 2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 2 0.081 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
10 10 5 1 2010-08-14 DET @ CHW J.J. Putz behind 1-2 t 9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 8 2 0.645 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Inge Scores
11 11 6 1 2010-09-20 DET KCR Jesse Chavez ahead 6-5 b 8 1 --- 7,(3-2)  1 7 2 0.079 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
12 12 7 1 2010-09-25 DET MIN Carl Pavano behind 2-5 b 4 0 --- 4,(0-2)  1 8 2 0.095 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2011 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 2011-04-06 DET @ BAL Brad Bergesen ahead 2-0 t 4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  2 8 2 0.153 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Martinez Scores
14 14 2 1 2011-04-07 DET @ BAL Chris Tillman tied 2-2 t 5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 2 0.139 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
15 15 3 1 2011-04-10 DET KCR Luke Hochevar behind 1-5 b 6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 2 0.064 16% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
16 16 4 1 2011-05-02 DET NYY Bartolo Colon behind 0-3 b 2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 2 0.084 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
17 17 5 2 2011-05-02 DET NYY Bartolo Colon behind 2-3 b 7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 8 2 0.235 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
18 18 6 1 2011-05-07 DET @ TOR Ricky Romero ahead 4-0 t 4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  2 8 2 0.063 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Raburn Scores
19 19 7 1 2011-05-24 DET TBR Wade Davis behind 4-6 b 6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 2 0.132 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
20 20 8 2 2011-05-24 DET TBR Cesar Ramos behind 5-6 b 8 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 8 2 0.539 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Peralta Scores
21 21 9 1 2011-06-06 DET @ TEX Colby Lewis ahead 6-0 t 3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 2 0.027 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
22 22 10 1 2011-06-25 DET ARI Josh Collmenter ahead 2-0 b 4 0 -23 2,(0-1)  3 7 2 0.070 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Martinez Scores; Peralta Scores
23 23 11 1 2011-08-02 DET TEX Colby Lewis ahead 2-1 b 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 2 0.101 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
24 24 12 1 2011-08-03 DET TEX Matt Harrison tied 3-3 b 6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 2 0.186 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
25 25 13 1 2011-08-05 DET @ KCR Felipe Paulino ahead 2-0 t 5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  1 8 2 0.091 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
26 26 14 1 2011-08-19 DET CLE Josh Tomlin ahead 2-1 b 7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 2 0.113 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
27 27 15 1 2011-08-22 DET @ TBR Jeff Niemann behind 0-1 t 2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 5 2 0.181 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Cabrera Scores
28 28 16 1 2011-08-24 DET @ TBR Wade Davis behind 1-2 t 7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 2 0.210 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
29 29 17 1 2011-08-27 DET @ MIN Carl Pavano ahead 1-0 t 2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 2 0.100 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
30 30 18 1 2011-09-09 DET MIN Kevin Slowey behind 0-4 b 2 0 12- 6,(3-2)  3 6 2 0.179 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Cabrera Scores; Martinez Scores
31 31 19 1 2011-09-14 DET @ CHW Sergio Santos behind 3-5 t 9 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 1 PH 0.350 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ordonez Scores
2012 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
32 32 1 1 2012-04-07 DET BOS Josh Beckett ahead 3-0 b 4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 6 2 0.070 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Young Scores
33 33 2 1 2012-04-08 DET BOS Mark Melancon behind 11-12 b 11 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  2 6 2 0.899 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Fielder Scores
34 34 3 1 2012-04-24 DET SEA Jason Vargas behind 1-4 b 4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 7 2 0.188 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Fielder Scores
35 35 4 1 2012-05-04 DET CHW Jake Peavy tied 1-1 b 4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  1 6 2 0.130 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
36 36 5 1 2012-05-22 DET @ CLE Ubaldo Jimenez behind 0-1 t 2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  3 8 2 0.260 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Boesch Scores; Peralta Scores
37 37 6 1 2012-07-19 DET LAA Jerome Williams ahead 1-0 b 2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  2 8 2 0.158 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Peralta Scores
38 38 7 1 2012-08-09 DET NYY Hiroki Kuroda behind 0-2 b 5 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  2 7 2 0.195 57% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Peralta Scores
39 39 8 1 2012-09-07 DET @ LAA Ervin Santana behind 1-2 t 3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 2 0.120 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
40 40 9 1 2012-09-26 DET KCR Jeremy Guthrie behind 1-4 b 4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 8 2 0.178 40% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Peralta Scores
2013 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
41 41 1 1 2013-04-05 DET NYY Shawn Kelley ahead 5-3 b 6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 2 0.071 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
42 42 2 1 2013-04-09 DET TOR Brandon Morrow ahead 1-0 b 2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 2 0.092 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
43 43 3 1 2013-04-30 DET MIN Vance Worley ahead 2-1 b 2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 2 0.096 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
44 44 4 1 2013-05-03 DET @ HOU Jose Veras behind 2-3 t 9 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  2 8 2 0.660 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Kelly Scores
45 45 5 1 2013-06-01 DET @ BAL Jason Hammel ahead 3-1 t 4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 7 2 0.085 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
46 46 6 1 2013-07-03 DET @ TOR Josh Johnson ahead 1-0 t 2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  3 9 2 0.231 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Martinez Scores/unER; Peralta Scores/unER; Avila Scores/unER
47 47 7 1 2013-07-30 DET WSN Stephen Strasburg tied 1-1 b 6 2 123 4,(2-1)  4 8 2 0.341 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Fielder Scores; Martinez Scores; Peralta Scores
48 48 8 1 2013-07-31 DET WSN Gio Gonzalez ahead 2-1 b 2 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  2 9 2 0.138 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Santiago Scores
49 49 9 1 2013-08-05 DET @ CLE Chris Perez behind 1-2 t 9 0 12- 2,(1-0)  3 7 2 0.500 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Perez Scores; Dirks Scores
50 50 10 1 2013-09-15 DET KCR Jeremy Guthrie tied 0-0 b 2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 8 2 0.180 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Infante Scores
51 51 11 2 2013-09-15 DET KCR Jeremy Guthrie tied 2-2 b 8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 2 0.293 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2014 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
52 52 1 1 2014-05-02 DET @ KCR James Shields ahead 2-1 t 4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  2 8 2 0.132 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Martinez Scores
53 53 2 1 2014-05-04 DET @ KCR Jason Vargas ahead 5-0 t 5 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  2 8 2 0.033 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Jackson Scores
54 54 3 1 2014-05-20 DET @ CLE Trevor Bauer behind 1-5 t 5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 2 0.058 15% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
55 55 4 1 2014-05-21 DET @ CLE Josh Tomlin tied 9-9 t 13 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 2 0.416 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
56 56 5 1 2014-06-29 DET @ HOU Scott Feldman behind 1-4 t 5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 7 2 0.085 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
57 57 6 1 2014-07-05 DET TBR Chris Archer behind 0-7 b 7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  1 7 2 0.004 1% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
58 58 7 1 2014-07-12 DET @ KCR Aaron Crow ahead 3-1 t 9 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  2 7 2 0.049 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kelly Scores/unER
59 59 8 1 2014-08-05 DET @ NYY Matt Daley tied 3-3 t 12 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 2 0.388 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
60 60 9 1 2014-08-12 DET @ PIT Edinson Volquez behind 1-3 t 4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  1 7 2 0.111 33% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
61 61 10 1 2014-08-13 DET PIT Vance Worley behind 1-4 b 5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 2 0.097 27% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
62 62 11 1 2014-09-13 DET CLE Bryan Shaw behind 3-4 b 8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  2 6 2 0.600 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Carrera Scores
2015 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
63 63 1 1 2015-04-06 DET MIN Phil Hughes ahead 1-0 b 2 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  2 8 2 0.141 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Cespedes Scores
64 64 2 1 2015-05-05 DET @ CHW Jeff Samardzija tied 1-1 t 2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 7 2 0.115 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
65 65 3 1 2015-07-07 DET @ SEA Taijuan Walker behind 3-5 t 4 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  2 5 2 0.174 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Martinez Scores
66 66 4 1 2015-09-21 (2) DET CHW Erik Johnson behind 0-3 b 3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 7 2 0.093 32% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
2016 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
67 67 1 1 2016-06-10 CHW KCR Ian Kennedy ahead 4-2 b 4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 2 0.079 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
68 68 2 2 2016-06-10 CHW KCR Ian Kennedy ahead 5-3 b 6 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  2 7 2 0.098 95% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Lawrie Scores
69 69 3 1 2016-06-25 CHW TOR Jason Grilli behind 6-8 b 8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 6 DH 0.140 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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