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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-24-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight260 lbs
Age32 years, 11 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.92014
2.22015
1.42016
5.42017
2.92018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2009 CHA 23 10 20 3 1 0 0 3 8 1 0 0 .188 .350 .250 71 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2010 CHA 24 8 15 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .091 .333 .091 79 -0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.1
2011 CHA 25 38 129 23 5 1 5 14 38 3 0 1 .209 .310 .409 93 -0.4 0.2 7.0 1.3
2012 CHA 26 52 153 29 6 0 7 12 56 4 2 1 .213 .296 .412 70 -4.6 -0.4 9.0 1.1
2013 CHA 27 84 275 50 11 0 10 14 94 4 0 1 .195 .247 .355 68 -8.6 -1.0 4.7 0.7
2014 CHA 28 127 442 98 16 1 15 25 159 8 0 1 .241 .297 .396 81 -7.4 -0.5 6.7 1.9
2015 CHA 29 112 361 79 12 0 9 21 104 6 0 1 .239 .295 .356 76 -8.4 -1.8 15.0 2.2
2016 ATL 30 83 325 76 18 0 8 29 91 11 0 0 .270 .357 .420 92 -1.7 -6.4 6.5 1.4
2017 ATL 31 99 370 89 16 0 12 31 82 20 0 1 .281 .378 .445 113 7.9 -0.2 29.5 5.4
2018 ATL 32 82 296 57 9 0 8 35 76 9 0 0 .227 .341 .359 100 1.3 0.3 13.2 2.9
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 DNV Rk 34 150 .256 .344 .370 .330 100 5.1 3.5 -1.6 108 2 3.2 -2.0 2.5 0.6
2007 ROM A 106 445 .260 .334 .394 .343 100 25 13.2 -6.3 120 1 2.2 -1.2 12.7 2.1
2008 MYR A+ 122 520 .259 .331 .399 .347 100 50.6 16.5 3.9 149 2 3.4 -9.0 35.2 5.0
2009 CHA MLB 10 20 .289 .367 .440 .375 105 -0.9 0.6 0.1 71 34 0.0 -0.1 -0.6 0.0
2009 BIR AA 77 317 .258 .334 .388 .390 90 36.6 8.7 4 144 1 15.6 -0.4 19.7 5.0
2009 CHR AAA 31 119 .267 .331 .395 .389 106 0.2 3.4 1.7 77 2 1.8 -0.9 -3.2 0.3
2010 CHA MLB 8 15 .265 .332 .392 .167 112 -1 0.4 0.2 79 19 -0.1 0.4 -0.3 0.1
2010 CHR AAA 100 412 .267 .330 .414 .284 99 1.7 12.5 6.4 94 2 15.1 -2.3 -1.5 2.9
2011 CHA MLB 38 129 .257 .319 .403 .261 103 -0.1 3.5 1.6 93 25 7.0 0.2 -0.4 1.3
2011 CHR AAA 65 270 .261 .323 .403 .350 95 11.7 8.4 5.1 135 4 11.6 -0.5 11.8 3.5
2012 CHA MLB 52 153 .260 .318 .423 .301 108 -4.2 4.2 2.3 70 14 9.0 -0.4 -4.6 1.1
2013 CHA MLB 84 275 .259 .319 .405 .261 99 -12.6 7.2 4.4 68 16 4.7 -1.0 -8.6 0.7
2014 CHA MLB 127 442 .254 .311 .390 .355 103 -4.2 11.4 6.9 81 17 6.7 -0.5 -7.4 1.9
2015 CHA MLB 112 361 .251 .312 .400 .320 103 -7.5 9.7 5.8 76 15 15.0 -1.8 -8.4 2.2
2016 ATL MLB 83 325 .251 .316 .403 .366 89 11.6 9.2 5.5 92 23 6.5 -6.4 -1.7 1.4
2016 ROM A 1 4 .284 .327 .392 .000 97 -0.9 0.1 0.1 85 2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2016 GWN AAA 2 8 .267 .337 .445 .500 104 0.7 0.2 0.1 112 4 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0
2016 BRA Rk 1 2 .247 .295 .325 .000 95 -0.6 0.1 0 91 15 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 ATL MLB 99 370 .255 .323 .421 .342 94 18.9 10.8 6.2 113 14 29.5 -0.2 7.9 5.4
2018 ATL MLB 82 296 .248 .317 .410 .292 94 0.9 8.3 4.8 100 15 13.2 0.3 1.3 2.9
2018 MIS AA 1 4 .238 .347 .349 .333 91 -0.4 0.1 0.1 86 13 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2018 GWN AAA 2 7 .281 .343 .458 .000 90 -2.1 0.2 0.1 95 11 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 DNV Rk 150 129 24 36 9 0 5 60 16 16 30 0 0 .279 .376 .465 .186 0 0
2007 ROM A 445 389 65 116 34 2 12 190 70 49 74 3 4 .298 .381 .488 .190 0 0
2008 MYR A+ 520 413 72 119 32 1 17 204 88 98 102 8 7 .288 .430 .494 .206 0 0
2009 CHA MLB 20 16 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 3 8 0 0 .188 .350 .250 .063 0 0
2009 CHR AAA 119 105 13 30 10 0 2 46 13 10 32 0 0 .286 .361 .438 .152 1 1
2009 BIR AA 317 248 54 75 18 2 13 136 43 57 76 3 0 .302 .449 .548 .246 0 0
2010 CHA MLB 15 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 0 0 .091 .333 .091 .000 0 0
2010 CHR AAA 412 346 43 76 22 2 16 150 53 55 121 2 1 .220 .335 .434 .214 2 2
2011 CHA MLB 129 110 13 23 5 1 5 45 16 14 38 0 1 .209 .310 .409 .200 2 0
2011 CHR AAA 270 222 36 58 8 0 15 111 32 39 84 2 0 .261 .390 .500 .239 0 1
2012 CHA MLB 153 136 19 29 6 0 7 56 13 12 56 2 1 .213 .296 .412 .199 0 1
2013 CHA MLB 275 256 24 50 11 0 10 91 24 14 94 0 1 .195 .247 .355 .160 1 0
2014 CHA MLB 442 407 42 98 16 1 15 161 50 25 159 0 1 .241 .297 .396 .155 1
2015 CHA MLB 361 331 21 79 12 0 9 118 39 21 104 0 1 .239 .295 .356 .118 1 2
2016 BRA Rk 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2016 ROM A 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2016 ATL MLB 325 281 27 76 18 0 8 118 41 29 91 0 0 .270 .357 .420 .149 4 0
2016 GWN AAA 8 7 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 .429 .500 .429 .000 0 0
2017 ATL MLB 370 317 41 89 16 0 12 141 49 31 82 0 1 .281 .378 .445 .164 2 0
2018 GWN AAA 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2018 MIS AA 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2018 ATL MLB 296 251 34 57 9 0 8 90 30 35 76 0 0 .227 .341 .359 .131 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 83 0.5060 0.4217 0.5143 0.5952 0.2439 0.6000 0.3000 0.4857 -0.0013
2010 62 0.3548 0.3548 0.5455 0.6818 0.1750 0.6667 0.2857 0.4545 -0.0035
2011 520 0.5000 0.4519 0.6511 0.6731 0.2308 0.7486 0.3667 0.3489 -0.0043
2012 651 0.5131 0.4962 0.6440 0.6766 0.3060 0.7212 0.4639 0.3560 0.0027
2013 1009 0.5134 0.5223 0.6509 0.6776 0.3585 0.7835 0.3864 0.3491 -0.0020
2014 1727 0.5107 0.5038 0.6333 0.6871 0.3124 0.7013 0.4773 0.3667 -0.0033
2015 1409 0.5153 0.4989 0.6942 0.6887 0.2972 0.7860 0.4680 0.3058 -0.0048
2016 1308 0.5000 0.4572 0.7124 0.6621 0.2523 0.8106 0.4545 0.2876 0.0000
2017 1429 0.4661 0.4808 0.7424 0.7177 0.2739 0.7887 0.6364 0.2576 0.0000
2018 1199 0.4854 0.4379 0.7086 0.6615 0.2269 0.8078 0.4357 0.2914 0.0000
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-22 2014-03-22 Camp 0 0 - Thigh Cramp - -
2013-09-02 2013-09-30 60-DL 28 27 Right Shoulder Surgery - -
2013-05-25 2013-05-27 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-03-15 2013-03-19 Camp 4 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-10-03 2012-10-04 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Fracture HBP - -
2009-10-01 2009-10-02 DTD 1 0 Forearm Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 ATL $2,000,000
2019 ATL $4,000,000
2018 ATL $4,000,000
2017 ATL $3,000,000
2016 ATL $2,000,000
2015 CHA $2,675,000
2014 CHA $950,000
2013 CHA $510,000
2012 CHA $483,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$13,618,000
2018Current$4,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$17,618,000
1 yrFuture$2,000,000
9 yrTotal$19,618,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 148 dO'Connell Sports1 year/$6M (2019), plus 2020 club option

Details
  • 1 year/$6M (2019), plus 2020 club option. Signed extension with Atlanta 8/28/18. 19:$4M, 20:$6M club option ($2M buyout).
  • 2 years/$5.3M (2016-17), plus 2018 club option. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/8/15. 16:$2M, 17:$3M, 18:$4M club option ($0.3M buyout). Annual performance bonuses based on games started at catcher: $50,000 each for 55, 60. $0.1M each for 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90. $0.15M each for 95, 100. $0.25M each for 110, 120. Atlanta exercised 2018 option 10/23/17.
  • 1 year/$2.675M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 12/2/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Acquired in trade from Atlanta 12/4/08. Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 9/1/09.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2005 (33-1,007) (Chipola JC, Fla.) (draft-and-follow).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .348 .402 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .313 .391 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.006 -.035 -.010 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 ?
30 vs L (2016) .258 .369 .398 ?
31 vs R (2016) .277 .350 .431 ?
38 Split (2016) .019 -.019 .033 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-11-29 23:00:00 (link to chat)Is framing really worth much? If so, why are great pitch framers like Tyler Flowers signing for so little?
(randplaty from SD)
Yes, flipping balls to strikes and ensuring marginal strikes are properly called significantly advantages pitchers within at-bats, and cumulatively adds a whole bunch of value to a team's likelihood of winning games over the long course of a season. Ben, as always, for a riveting testimonial: https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2018/9/21/17885820/pitch-framing-strike-zone-jorge-alfaro-tyler-flowers (Wilson Karaman)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)What should the White Sox do this offseason? We have 3 good starting pitchers, Jose Abreu, and mostly junk beyond those guys. We cant' possibly go into 2016 with Avisail Garcia and Tyler Flowers in a starting role again....right?
(Ziggy from South Sider)
I actually have already written a piece, though it won't run until after the season, advocating that the Sox blow it up and use Sale, Abreu, and Quintana to reload fast and brilliantly. The core is good, but way too small, and there's way too little around it. (Matthew Trueblood)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)2 Catcher league. Trying to talk myself into gambling trading for Tyler Flowers as my #2 as he's only $2 in $260, 5x5 OBP format league. What kind of value do you see Flowers having in '13? Thanks...
(Jim from PT Conferences)
I don't LOVE him, but for $2 as your #2, it's not bad. It really depends what you're giving. He should earn the $2, but maybe not too much more. (Paul Sporer)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of current bench players you see carving out a role and producing fantasy worthy numbers?
(Ridin'thepine from Splintersville)
Obviously things would have to break right for each of these guys, but here goes: Jeff Keppinger, Kosuke Fukudome, Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers, Johnny Giavotella, Dave Ross, Juan Francisco, Tyler Moore, Adrian Cardenas, Chris Snyder, Allen Craig, Wilin Rosario, Nate Schierholtz (Derek Carty)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)OK. List your top 5 late round, who the Hell is that guy sleepers. Any position.
(Billy from Wildwood, NJ)
Trevor Plouffe, Tyler Flowers, Brian Bogusevic, Hisashi Iwakuma, Brian Matusz (Jason Collette)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your choice for a cheap catcher . Jesus Flores,Adam Moore or Tyler Flowers ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
Tyler Flowers seems like the only one with legitimate upside out of those guys. And please don't tell me Adam Moore is still going to see playing time. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Dunn ----> White Sox. Speaking of which, any idea why Tyler Flowers is getting so few spring ABs? I think he has all of 9 or 10. Are the Sox just trying to figure out what they have in Brent Lillibridge and there aren't enough to go around, or what?
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
Dunn would be a lovely addition on the South Side, absolutely. The problem is whether the Sox have enough to make it worthwhile; trading Becks ought to be a non-starter, and they'll need to keep Flowers for the inevitable post-AJP future. I think what's happened with Flowers is that he just really has no chance of making the club, and because they're serious about his future behind the plate, they don't want him DHing at the outset and being a third catcher of sorts when he could be solidifying last year's gains behind the plate in the early months as an everyday Knight down in Charlotte. The Lillibridge menace doesn't seem too likely; with Vizquel, Nix, Jones, Kotsay, and Castro all likely to make the team, he's up against the 12th pitcher candidates, and that's probably not a fight he can win. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, has Tyler Flowers' defense improved this year to the point where there are far fewer questions about his ability to stay behind the plate?
(Eric from Memphis)
Absolutely. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)To follow up on your answer to the Tyler Flowers question, if Flowers stays at catcher, does he max out as a solid regular, or is the potential higher than that?
(Mike from Chicago)
I don't think he's be huge, but he'll be an above-average regular with power and patience making up for a lower batting average. Dude's swing is loaded with holes. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Good to see you back. There seems to be no general consensus on Tyler Flowers. What is your projection?
(scottlong from indy)
Always good to hear from an ex-colleague and a fellow Hawkeye. I think Flowers future really depends on whether or not the White Sox are willing to take the hit on defense. He's like Jeff Clement in the sense that there's just no way to project anything but a negative in his fielding column. With Paul Konerko nearing the end of days, I think I might just move Flowers to first base and let him hit. However, that's a big positional adjustment, and it's not like A.J. Pierzynski has been providing fantastic defense the last few seasons. I wouldn't, but don't be surprised if the White Sox let him be behind the plate. (Bryan Smith)
2008-12-04 13:30:00 (link to chat)As a White Sox fan, I don't know how to take the Vasquez trade: it feels like selling low on him and blowing it up for this year, with the hope that Flowers becomes the next Piazza, but at the same time, Kenny Williams has a history of selling off pitchers at a good time (Freddy Garcia, Faustino de los Santos, etc.)...so really, I'm torn. I guess the real question is, based on the fact that there are only three legitimate starting pitchers wearing black next year, could we see Ozzie boldly try a four man rotation? If there's any manager in baseball bold enough to do it, it's got to be him, right?
(ssteadman from St. Louis, MO)
The White Sox have a fairly extensive track record of finding guys to give them 30 decent starts, so you could argue that Vazquez is replaceable in a way that Tyler Flowers won't ever be. I really like that trade for the White Sox, which is part loving Flowers, part still liking Lillibridge, and part thinking Kenny Williams is a savvy guy.

411 time. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoveragePhegley and Davis were guys we thought we dropping, not going up draft boards. I like the Davis pick better, as he offers a little more upside. I know we advocate drafting best player available first and foremost: but with Tyler Flowers in the system, is Phegley necessary? I guess if you have two bad defensive catchers you just hope that one ends up staying at the position? (Bryan Smith)

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 MLB .013 0.4 132 .011 -0.4 2 .005 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 AAA .005 1.7 1264 -.001 0.2 25 .031 .000 -0.5 0.8 1.8
2010 AAA .013 15.5 4126 .000 -0.2 96 .006 .001 -0.4 14.5 15.1
2010 MLB .008 0.2 126 .008 -0.3 3 .000 .000 0.0 0.4 -0.1
2011 AAA .019 14.4 2886 .002 -1.4 39 -.004 .000 0.1 11.5 11.6
2011 MLB .029 7.3 1244 .001 -0.2 29 .000 .003 0.0 6.8 7.0
2012 MLB .020 7.1 1745 -.004 1.9 36 -.041 .000 0.9 9.6 9.0
2013 MLB .008 6.2 3347 .003 -2.1 61 .002 .003 -0.1 3.7 4.7
2014 MLB .010 10.9 5263 .002 -3.5 73 -.029 .000 1.3 7.7 6.7
2015 MLB .023 19.2 4378 .003 -2.8 61 .017 .004 -0.6 15.1 15.0
2016 AAA -.003 -0.1 0 .000 0.0 1 .003 .000 0.0 0.3 -0.3
2016 MLB .019 13.3 3357 .001 -0.8 51 .137 .002 -4.4 8.1 6.5
2017 MLB .039 32.0 3763 .001 -0.8 60 .028 .005 -1.1 30.1 29.5
2018 AAA -.001 0.0 43 -.001 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 MLB .020 13.7 3020 .000 -0.4 49 .005 .010 -0.2 13.0 13.2

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