Alex Avila

Alex Avila

C,1B - DET
Height: 5' 11"Weight: 210 lbsAge: 30College: AlabamaBats: LThrows: RCountry: USA

Next Game

M. Strahm #124
Tue, 6/27 7:10pm
Matchup (?)
ROS Rank H #199
Projection (?) 2.6 pts




Yahoo C,1B
Alex Avila continues to roll on hot streak with another pair of hits

Alex Avila finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 9-1 loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact

Avila has now collected two hits in three straight games as he lit up the Rays over the course of their four game set hitting 7-for-16 at the dish, although he had just one RBI on a solo home run. All in all, Avila is having a fine season as a dual-eligibility backstop rolling to the tune of a .326/.443/.609 triple-slash thanks in part to a June that is as silly hot as his April was. Add to that his 10 home runs and 27 RBIs and you know what to do if you're in one of the 60-some-percent of leagues that somehow are leaving the fifth ranked fantasy catcher on the wire.

Alex Avila goes 2-for-4 in loss

Alex Avila went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in the 5-3 loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact

Avilas' bat continues to be a spark in a lineup that has been largely inconsistent this year. He is batting .318 on the season with 24 RBIs. Avilas' hitting platoon with John Hicks hampers his fantasy value.

Rod Johnson3 weeks ago
Alex Avila hits home run in Saturday's win

Alex Avila finished 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Detroit's 10-1 win over Chicago.

Fantasy Impact

With the two run shot, Avila has homered in back-to-back games for the third time this year. Now receiving regular at-bats, he's seen his tripleslash nosedive due to a .258/.387/.484 May but, his April was so ridiculous, he still owns a strong .317/.432/.625 to go with eight home runs and 23 RBIs. He's played roughly a third of his games at 1B and should already have dual eligibility in most formats.

Alex Avila hits sixth home run in loss

Alex Avila finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-2 loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact

With the fifth inning solo shot, Avila pulled the Tigers to within a run at 3-2 so he certainly tried to do his part in the losing effort. Avila is now slashing a ridiculous .354/.475/.659 with six homers and 20 RBI and, with fellow slugging backstop James McCann shelved, might be the fantasy catcher to own for the foreseeable future in just about all relevant formats.

Alex Avila picks up an RBI in hitless afternoon

Alex Avila finished 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run driven in as the Tigers defeated the Astros 6-3.

Fantasy Impact

Avila's bat has quieted a bit since getting moved up the order into the second slot behind Kinsler, collecting just one hit in his last nine at-bats but he's worked four walks in that span. He's still got an impressive .351/.474/.636 to go with five home runs and 19 RBIs, though.