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Birth Date1-24-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight260 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.22014
2.32015
2.72016
6.62017
2.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 CHA 23 10 20 16 3 3 1 0 0 4 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .350 .250 .218 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2010 CHA 24 8 15 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .333 .091 .192 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 CHA 25 38 129 110 13 23 5 1 5 45 14 38 3 2 0 16 0 1 .209 .310 .409 .259 5.2 7.0 1.3
2012 CHA 26 52 153 136 19 29 6 0 7 56 12 56 4 0 1 13 2 1 .213 .296 .412 .232 1.9 9.0 1.2
2013 CHA 27 84 275 256 24 50 11 0 10 91 14 94 4 1 0 24 0 1 .195 .247 .355 .212 -2.0 4.7 0.3
2014 CHA 28 127 442 407 42 98 16 1 15 161 25 159 8 1 50 0 1 .241 .297 .396 .250 13.6 6.7 2.2
2015 CHA 29 112 361 331 21 79 12 0 9 118 21 104 6 1 2 39 0 1 .239 .295 .356 .239 6.2 15.0 2.3
2016 ATL 30 83 325 281 27 76 18 0 8 118 29 91 11 4 0 41 0 0 .270 .357 .420 .295 19.9 6.5 2.7
2017 ATL 31 99 370 317 41 89 16 0 12 141 31 82 20 2 0 49 0 1 .281 .378 .445 .309 35.8 29.5 6.6
2018 ATL 32 42 157 131 16 31 6 0 4 49 20 37 6 0 0 17 0 0 .237 .363 .374 .278 9.6 6.6 1.7
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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 TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 DNV Rk 34 150 .300 .256 .344 .370 .266 .330 100 5.1 3.5 -1.6 3.2 -2.0 5.0 0.8 5.0 0.8
2007 ROM A 106 445 .312 .260 .334 .394 .262 .343 100 25 13.2 -6.3 2.2 -1.2 30.8 3.3 30.8 3.3
2008 MYR A+ 122 520 .343 .259 .331 .399 .262 .347 100 50.6 16.5 3.9 3.4 -9.0 62.0 6.5 62.0 6.5
2009 CHA MLB 10 20 .218 .289 .367 .440 .277 .375 105 -0.9 0.6 0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2009 BIR AA 77 317 .372 .258 .334 .388 .270 .390 90 36.6 8.7 4 -0.0 -0.4 49.0 5.1 49.0 5.1
2009 CHR AAA 31 119 .262 .267 .331 .395 .250 .389 106 0.2 3.4 1.7 0.1 -0.9 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2010 CHA MLB 8 15 .192 .265 .332 .392 .254 .167 112 -1 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 CHR AAA 100 412 .264 .267 .330 .414 .255 .284 99 1.7 12.5 6.4 -0.3 -2.3 18.4 1.7 18.4 1.7
2011 CHA MLB 38 129 .259 .257 .319 .403 .258 .261 103 -0.1 3.5 1.6 7.0 0.2 5.2 1.3 5.2 1.3
2011 CHR AAA 65 270 .297 .261 .323 .403 .252 .350 95 11.7 8.4 5.1 -2.8 -0.5 24.6 2.1 24.6 2.1
2012 CHA MLB 52 153 .232 .260 .318 .423 .264 .301 108 -4.2 4.2 2.3 9.0 -0.4 1.9 1.2 1.9 1.2
2013 CHA MLB 84 275 .212 .259 .319 .405 .267 .261 99 -12.6 7.2 4.4 4.7 -1.0 -2.0 0.3 -2.0 0.3
2014 CHA MLB 127 442 .250 .254 .311 .390 .259 .355 103 -4.2 11.4 6.9 6.7 -0.5 13.6 2.2 13.6 2.2
2015 CHA MLB 112 361 .239 .251 .312 .400 .256 .320 103 -7.5 9.7 5.8 15.0 -1.8 6.2 2.3 6.2 2.3
2016 ATL MLB 83 325 .295 .251 .316 .403 .263 .366 89 11.6 9.2 5.5 6.5 -6.4 19.9 2.7 19.9 2.7
2016 ROM A 1 4 .020 .284 .327 .392 .272 .000 97 -0.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2016 GWN AAA 2 8 .347 .267 .337 .445 .290 .500 104 0.7 0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2016 BRA Rk 1 2 .003 .247 .295 .325 .238 .000 95 -0.6 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2017 ATL MLB 99 370 .309 .255 .323 .421 .266 .342 94 18.9 10.8 6.2 29.5 -0.2 35.8 6.6 35.8 6.6
2018 ATL MLB 42 157 .278 .242 .315 .398 .261 .300 96 2.9 4.4 2.5 6.6 -0.2 9.6 1.7 9.6 1.7
2018 MIS AA 1 4 .158 .239 .339 .341 .249 .333 94 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2018 GWN AAA 2 7 -.022 .288 .350 .455 .285 .000 89 -2.1 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 DNV Rk 150 24 36 9 0 5 16 16 30 0 0 .279 .376 .465 .186 .300 5.0 3.2 0.8
2007 ROM A 445 65 116 34 2 12 70 49 74 3 4 .298 .381 .488 .190 .312 30.8 2.2 3.3
2008 MYR A+ 520 72 119 32 1 17 88 98 102 8 7 .288 .430 .494 .206 .343 62.0 3.4 6.5
2009 CHA MLB 20 3 3 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 .188 .350 .250 .062 .218 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2009 BIR AA 317 54 75 18 2 13 43 57 76 3 0 .302 .449 .548 .246 .372 49.0 -0.0 5.1
2009 CHR AAA 119 13 30 10 0 2 13 10 32 0 0 .286 .361 .438 .152 .262 4.4 0.1 0.4
2010 CHA MLB 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 .091 .333 .091 .000 .192 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2010 CHR AAA 412 43 76 22 2 16 53 55 121 2 1 .220 .335 .434 .214 .264 18.4 -0.3 1.7
2011 CHA MLB 129 13 23 5 1 5 16 14 38 0 1 .209 .310 .409 .200 .259 5.2 7.0 1.3
2011 CHR AAA 270 36 58 8 0 15 32 39 84 2 0 .261 .390 .500 .239 .297 24.6 -2.8 2.1
2012 CHA MLB 153 19 29 6 0 7 13 12 56 2 1 .213 .296 .412 .199 .232 1.9 9.0 1.2
2013 CHA MLB 275 24 50 11 0 10 24 14 94 0 1 .195 .247 .355 .160 .212 -2.0 4.7 0.3
2014 CHA MLB 442 42 98 16 1 15 50 25 159 0 1 .241 .297 .396 .155 .250 13.6 6.7 2.2
2015 CHA MLB 361 21 79 12 0 9 39 21 104 0 1 .239 .295 .356 .118 .239 6.2 15.0 2.3
2016 ATL MLB 325 27 76 18 0 8 41 29 91 0 0 .270 .357 .420 .149 .295 19.9 6.5 2.7
2016 BRA Rk 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .003 -0.5 -0.0 -0.0
2016 ROM A 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .020 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2016 GWN AAA 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .429 .500 .429 .000 .347 1.2 -0.3 0.1
2017 ATL MLB 370 41 89 16 0 12 49 31 82 0 1 .281 .378 .445 .164 .309 35.8 29.5 6.6
2018 GWN AAA 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.022 -1.8 -0.0 -0.2
2018 MIS AA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .158 -0.1 0.1 -0.0
2018 ATL MLB 157 16 31 6 0 4 17 20 37 0 0 .237 .363 .374 .137 .278 9.6 6.6 1.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2009 83 0.5060 0.4217 0.5143 0.5952 0.2439 0.6000 0.3000 0.4857 36 -0.001282
2010 62 0.3548 0.3548 0.5455 0.6818 0.1750 0.6667 0.2857 0.4545 33 -0.003481
2011 520 0.5000 0.4519 0.6511 0.6731 0.2308 0.7486 0.3667 0.3489 236 -0.004294
2012 651 0.5131 0.4962 0.6440 0.6766 0.3060 0.7212 0.4639 0.3560 262 0.002732
2013 1009 0.5134 0.5223 0.6509 0.6776 0.3585 0.7835 0.3864 0.3491 383 -0.001962
2014 1727 0.5107 0.5038 0.6333 0.6871 0.3124 0.7013 0.4773 0.3667 704 -0.003318
2015 1409 0.5153 0.4989 0.6942 0.6887 0.2972 0.7860 0.4680 0.3058 585 -0.004795
2016 1308 0.5000 0.4572 0.7124 0.6621 0.2523 0.8106 0.4545 0.2876 0 0.000000
2017 1429 0.4661 0.4808 0.7424 0.7177 0.2739 0.7887 0.6364 0.2576 0 0.000000
2018 632 0.4810 0.4272 0.7074 0.6579 0.2134 0.8050 0.4286 0.2926 0 0.000000
Career88300.49920.48360.67980.68290.28610.7650.47380.3202308.5884-0.0017

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
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
6 yrPrevious$9,618,000
2018Current$4,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$13,618,000
7 yrTotal$13,618,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 148 dO'Connell Sports2 years/$5.3M (2016-17), 2018 option

Details
  • 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-sgned 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 TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .348 .402 .279
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .313 .391 .262
18 Split (Multi) -.006 -.035 -.010 -.018
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .258 .369 .398 .289
31 vs R (2016) .277 .350 .431 .298
38 Split (2016) .019 -.019 .033 .009
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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 Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2007 A 0 .000 0.0 634 .002 -0.3 19 .023 -.000 -0.3 -0.6 2.2
2008 A+ 0 .000 0.0 4067 -.001 1.2 133 .022 .005 -1.8 0.0 3.4
2009 AA 0 .000 0.0 2565 -.001 0.5 53 .020 -.006 -0.3 -1.0 -0.0
2009 MLB 212 .013 0.4 132 .011 -0.4 2 .005 .000 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2009 AAA 0 .000 0.0 1264 -.001 0.2 25 .031 .000 -0.5 -0.9 0.1
2010 MLB 224 .008 0.2 126 .008 -0.3 3 .000 -.000 -0.0 0.4 -0.1
2010 AAA 0 .000 0.0 4126 .000 -0.2 96 .006 .001 -0.4 -1.0 -0.3
2011 MLB 1942 .029 7.3 1244 .001 -0.2 29 .000 .003 -0.0 6.8 7.0
2011 AAA 0 .000 0.0 2886 .002 -1.4 39 -.004 -.000 0.1 -2.9 -2.8
2012 MLB 2742 .020 7.1 1745 -.004 1.9 36 -.041 -.000 0.9 9.6 9.0
2013 MLB 5417 .008 6.2 3347 .003 -2.1 61 .002 .003 -0.1 3.7 4.7
2014 MLB 8128 .010 10.9 5263 .002 -3.5 73 -.029 .000 1.3 7.7 6.7
2015 MLB 6312 .023 19.2 4378 .003 -2.8 61 .017 .004 -0.6 15.1 15.0
2016 A 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 3 -.011 .002 0.0 0.4 0.0
2016 AAA 142 -.003 -0.1 0 .000 0.0 1 .003 .000 -0.0 0.3 -0.3
2016 MLB 4925 .019 13.3 3357 .001 -0.8 51 .137 .002 -4.4 8.1 6.5
2017 MLB 5348 .039 32.0 3763 .001 -0.8 60 .028 .005 -1.1 30.1 29.5
2018 AAA 95 -.001 -0.0 43 -.001 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2018 AA 93 .006 0.1 63 .001 -0.0 1 -.007 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 MLB 2261 .017 6.0 1530 .000 -0.1 25 -.004 .006 0.1 5.9 6.5

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