Alex Avila

Alex Avila

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 210 lbsAge: 30College: AlabamaBats: LThrows: RCountry: USA

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M. Pelfrey #283
Fri, 4/28 7:10pm
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Alex Avila blasts second home run of the season Sunday versus Indians

Alex Avila smashed a 412-foot bomb off of Carlos Carrasco in the second inning on Sunday. That was the second homer of the season for Avila after he hit another 400-foot shot off Trevor Bauer on Friday. Avila finished the day 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs bringing his average up to .700 on the season.

Fantasy Impact

Who is this guy? Avila has a career batting average of .242 and has recorded under 200 at bats over the past two seasons. Anything outside of a flier DFS play is pushing your luck.

William Jenkins1 week ago
Alex Avila re-signs with Tigers

Veteran catcher and free agent Alex Avila has re-signed with the Detroit Tigers. According to sources, it's a one-year deal worth $2 million.

Fantasy Impact

Avila was drafted by the Tigers in 2008 and played his first seven major league seasons in Detroit before signing as a free-agent with the White Sox last season. Avila will serve as the primary backup to starter James McCann after hitting just .213 with seven home runs and 11 RBI in 57 games for the Chicago last year.

Mitch Cox17 weeks ago
Alex Avila draws two walks on Thursday

Alex Avila was behind the plate and hit seventh on Thursday. He reached base twice, but the White Sox lost 3-5 to the Rays. Avila finished 0-for-2 with two walks, a run and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact

Avila has little to no fantasy value. He cannot be counted on in yearly even when he starts. He's hitting .176 over his last seven games and his starts can be sporadic. His value in DFS comes only if you need a minimum salary type player.

Alex Avila to 15-day DL

Alex Avila was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. The White Sox are hopeful that he'll be able to return from his hamstring injury after the minimum of 15 days, which would have him back by July 21.

Fantasy Impact

While he hasn't provided much in the way of pop, Avila has had a nice season for the White Sox at the plate. His average is a bit low, but he's been able to get on base at a solid clip of .362. Still, he's been more valuable for the White Sox than he has for fantasy purposes.

Blaine Blontz42 weeks ago
Alex Avila blanked at the plate on Tuesday

The White Sox were shutout and lost 0-4 to the Twins. Alex Avila didn't help things with his three strikeouts. He finished 0-for-4 on the day.

Fantasy Impact

In a year when the catcher position has been so thin, Avila is still not own able in most formats. He has had a decent June hitting .288, but is still only at .237 for the season. If you are streaming catchers, Avila is best used against lefties.