Álex Ávila
C DET
4 days ago

Avila went 3-for-5 with a homer, a walk and three runs against the Mariners on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

With that nice piece of the Tigers' 19-run outburst, Avila's now hitting a stunning .407 with four homers over his first 27 at-bats. That's new ground for the veteran backstop, who's started picking up work at first base this year; he started at first and hit sixth Tuesday. This outburst can't be ignored, but Avila should still be approached with caution because we haven't seen him do anything remotely like this since 2011.

Álex Ávila
C DET
6 days ago

Avila went 1-for-5 and hit a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Avila has now played in 10 games this season and already blasted three home runs. That figure is even more impressive considering he didn't receive an at-bat in two of his 10 appearances. Obviously, this kind of power isn't sustainable, but Avila is worth a look while he's hot in daily leagues or deeper, two-catcher type leagues.

Álex Ávila
C DET
7 days ago

Avila is starting at catcher and batting sixth in Sunday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Avila entered the game at first base the last two days but didn't receive any at-bats. In limited playing time, he's hitting an absurd .412 with a 1.406 OPS and two home runs. Those numbers will of course come down, but the veteran backstop is worth a look right now when he's in the lineup.

Álex Ávila
C DET
2 weeks ago

Avila went 2-for-2 and blasted his second home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Indians. He also walked twice.

EDGE Analysis

Avila took Carlos Carrasco deep in the second inning with a runner on to give Detroit all the offense it would need in a 4-1 win. Avila and primary Detroit catcher James McCann have combined to hit five home runs this season, giving the offense quite the boost. Avila will continue to get occasional starts when McCann rests, making him an option in daily leagues but off the radar for now in season-long formats.

Álex Ávila
C DET
4 months ago

Avila signed one-year, $2 million deal with the Tigers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He is coming off an odd campaign with the White Sox, where he hit .213 and struck out 37.3 percent of the time, but was still an above average hitter overall (104 wRC+) due to his 18.2 percent walk rate and subsequent .359 OBP. In leagues that count batting average, however, Avila has been a huge drain in recent years, and he does not hit for enough power to make up for that. He should serve as James McCann's backup in 2017.

Álex Ávila
C DET
8 months ago

Avila is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Avila will sit for the second time this weekend with lefty Andrew Albers on the mound for the Twins. Kevan Smith gets a turn behind the plate, catching for White Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo.

Álex Ávila
C DET
8 months ago

Avila is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

Avila started the last two games behind the plate, but he will be held out Friday in favor of Omar Narvaez. Those two players, along with Kevan Smith, will share the catching duties for the White Sox the rest of the way.

Álex Ávila
C DET
8 months ago

Avila is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Omar Narvaez will start behind the dish Tuesday night while Avila sits out. Since coming off the DL on Aug. 26, Avila has started two games and gone 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBI across said outings.

Álex Ávila
C DET
8 months ago

Avila is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Paul Skrbina of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Avila came off the DL on Saturday following a lengthy bout with a hamstring injury and was behind the plate for the White Sox for the first time since July 5, going 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in the contest. With Dioner Navarro recently getting traded to the Blue Jays, Avila will settle in as the unquestioned top catcher on the depth chart, so he'll just receiving a rest Sunday. Omar Narvaez gets the nod in the matinee, catching White Sox starter Carlos Rodon.

Álex Ávila
C DET
8 months ago

Avila (hamstring) was activated from the DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox cleared room for Avila by shipping Dioner Navarro off to Toronto. Avila hasn't played in the majors since July 5 but he was locked in throughout his rehab assignment, going 7-for-11 with a home run in four games with Triple-A Charlotte. He'll become a free agent again after the season.