Latest Update Alex Avila is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Jul, 06, 04:49 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.
This is a normal day off for the catcher as he usually sits every fourth or fifth game. The veteran catcher has been hitting a lot better as of late by hitting two home runs and batting in five runs with a slash line of .293/.370/.488 in the past 15 days. He is a decent number two catcher in two catcher leagues.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Avila has been a disappointment in 2014, sitting on a .233 average with five home runs and 18 RBI through 189 at-bats. Unless he starts to turn things around, which is highly unlikely, there is little reason for him to be owned outside of AL-only leagues. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The Tigers will turn to Bryan Holaday behind the dish this afternoon after being used in the starting lineup the last six days. There is no injury related to this day off so expect him to be back in the starting lineup when the Tigers open up a series with the Indians on Friday.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Avila was said to have sustained a mild concussion on Friday night, but appears to be ready to return. He'll start behind the plate and bat eighth.Analyst: David Kerr