Latest Update Alex Avila went 2-for-4 with a home run in the fourth inning but it was not enough as the Tigers fell to the Pirates 4-2 on Tuesday. Tue Aug, 12, 11:50 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 isn't known for his bat, but he did manage a home run on Tuesday night. He is only a real option in deep two-catcher mixed and AL-Only leagues.Analyst: David Kerr
Just a simple day off with a day game following a night game. Nothing more than that. Bryan Holaday will do the catching Saturday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hopefully this snapped the slump that Avila has been on lately, as he has gone just 4-14 in his past four games. Avila's seven home runs is nice at the catcher position, but his fantasy value is very low due to his .225 average and just 24 RBI's despite hitting in the potent Tigers lineup. Analyst: Ben Diamond
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