Latest Update Alex Avila is in the Tigers' starting lineup Monday Mon Sep, 22, 06:14 PM
Has a keen eye at the plate and plenty of home-run power for a catcher--including home-run power. His left-handed bat is a bonus behind the plate.
Flaws: : Needs to prove he can hit left-handed pitching with consistency, as well as reduce the number of strikeouts he racks up, in order to maximize production.
Avila has been dealing with concussion like symptoms, which has caused him to miss more than a weeks worth of games.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Avila has been dealing with a concussion after taking a ball of the mask last week. On the year he is hitting .223 with 43 runs, 11 home runs and 47 RBI.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Concussion issues are going to force Avila to the bench once again and could have a significant impact on his career. He's had multiple concussions recently and is having a difficult time recovering.Analyst: Howard Bender
And thus, James McCann gets his first major league start. The Tigers will be cautious here as they fight for their post-season life. Avila gets beat up regularly behind the plate, so this is not surprising but worrisome for the Tigers' efforts.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson