Tyler Colvin RF CWS 9 months ago

Colvin signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Sunday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

Colvin has some level of pedigree as a former first-round pick by the Cubs in 2006, but at this stage in his career, the 29-year-old's flaws as a hitter have been too frequently exposed at the MLB level. Over 1,316 career plate appearances in the big leagues, Colvin has produced a .239/.287/.446 batting line while striking out 26.7 percent of the time. Without a 40-man roster spot to hang his hat on, Colvin will have a difficult time reaching the majors again.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 10 months ago

Colvin opted out of his minor league contract with the Marlins and is now a free agent, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Colvin did not make the Marlins' Opening Day roster and was unlikely to be called up to Miami anytime soon, so he decided to seek another opportunity elsewhere.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 1 year ago

Colvin has elected free agency, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Things went downhill quickly for Colvin after a strong month of May (.851 OPS), and he was ultimately designated for assignment in early August. A .239/.287/.446 career hitter at the major league level, Colvin figures to draw some interest as a lefty bench bat, but he'll likely have to settle for another minor league deal.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 1 year ago

Colvin accepted his outright assignment Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Colvin will likely head back to Triple-A Fresno rather than electing free agency and looking for work elsewhere. He could find himself back on the Giants' roster in September when they expand, but for now will work on improving at the plate, where he hit just .223/.268/.381 over 57 games with the big-league club this season.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 2 years ago

Giants optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Fresno.

It was reported that Colvin was given his release by the club, but it turns out the team just sent him down instead. Colvin is hitting .223/.268/.381 this season and could be recalled by the club in September.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 2 years ago

Giants released OF Tyler Colvin.

Colvin hit a disappointing .223/.268/.381 with the Giants this season. With Brandon Belt's return imminent, the club decided to part ways with the 28-year-old. He'll likely catch on with another club as a bench bat or organizational depth.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 2 years ago

Tyler Colvin went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Colvin scored the first run of the game and he added an RBI single in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old also stole his first base of the season. Colvin's playing time may be cut into when Brandon Belt returns in a few weeks, but he should continue to get a few starts per week until then.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 2 years ago

Tyler Colvin went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk against the Nationals on Thursday.

Colvin is known for his power, but he has just one homer in 71 at-bats for the Giants this season. Fortunately, he has contributed nine doubles and two triples, making him a somewhat useful piece as a part-time player with Brandon Belt out. He shouldn't have any fantasy value once Belt returns.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 2 years ago

Tyler Colvin finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in a 6-4 win against the Marlins on Thursday.

Colvin has blistered the ball in sporadic playing time since his Saturday promotion. He's 6-for-13 (.462) with three doubles, a triple, a homer, three RBI and three runs scored. Colvin is an extremely streaky hitter with direct access to playing time with Mike Morse having shifted to first to cover for Brandon Belt. If he keeps raking, he'll keep playing, and on that chance alone, NL-only owners might want to make a speculation add here. The name Tyler Colvin is radioactive to some fantasy owners, but keep in mind he has a .460 career MLB slugging percentage, has slugged .500 or more in over 350 at-bats twice, and is still only 28.

Tyler Colvin RF CWS 2 years ago

Tyler Colvin finished the two easy wheels short of the cycle Monday, going 2-for-3 with a triple and homer in a 4-2 win against the Braves.

A San Francisco legend is born. Colvin scored two runs and knocked in three. The veteran outfielder is a long-time fantasy bust, but NL-only owners might want to sniff around the streaky hitter with pop. With Mike Morse having shifted to first base to cover the disabled Brandon Belt, left field at-bats are there for the taking. Colvin will have to share those for now.