Alex Avila
C | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 11" 228LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 5, #163, Detroit Tigers | Alabama - Tuscaloosa
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 201 164 22 34 9 1 .207 .353 .421 .774
2020 62 49 6 9 1 0 .184 .355 .286 .641
2021 111 89 5 17 1 0 .191 .345 .348 .693
13 Seasons 3,638 3,060 352 714 105 8 .233 .348 .393 .741
AVG HR SB OPS
2019 .207 9 1 .774
2020 .184 1 0 .641
2021 .191 1 0 .693
13 Seasons .233 105 8 .741
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 980 113 12 10.6 5.5 91.2 109.0 13.2 35.4 .235 .428 .294 .358 .453 48.7 30.1 18.3
2016 29 948 92 8 8.7 3.8 91.3 107.5 6.9 38.0 .199 .354 .329 .319 .432 40.2 37.3 18.2
2017 30 1610 193 29 15.0 7.7 91.0 107.9 12.4 49.7 .273 .555 .362 .401 .558 50.8 31.9 16.5
2018 31 995 106 13 12.3 5.6 89.7 110.1 8.6 34.9 .190 .380 .273 .310 .443 46.2 38.5 15.8
2019 32 857 96 18 18.8 9.0 91.4 107.9 9.4 42.7 .230 .499 .323 .360 .511 49.0 33.8 17.9
2020 33 267 27 1 3.7 1.6 85.3 106.2 12.6 51.9 .198 .326 .305 .324 .406 40.7 35.5 17.7
2021 34 470 53 6 11.3 5.4 88.6 108.9 10.8 39.6 .176 .316 .311 .297 .355 43.4 33.3 17.1
Player 6127 680 87 12.8 6.2 90.5 110.1 10.7 41.8 .226 .441 .320 .350 .477 47.1 34.1 17.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 43.4 23.9 29.2 3.5 38.1 37.2 24.8 1.8 26.5 17.7 32.7 8.8 10.6 5.5
2016 53.3 16.3 28.3 2.2 37.0 43.5 19.6 2.2 41.3 12.0 27.2 8.7 8.7 3.8
2017 40.4 23.8 34.2 1.6 31.6 40.9 27.5 3.1 24.9 15.0 31.6 9.8 15.0 7.7
2018 50.9 22.6 25.5 0.9 44.3 34.0 20.8 2.8 35.8 17.0 24.5 7.5 12.3 5.6
2019 52.1 24.0 24.0 0.0 40.6 42.7 16.7 2.1 38.5 11.5 24.0 5.2 18.8 9.0
2020 33.3 25.9 37.0 3.7 33.3 37.0 29.6 14.8 14.8 29.6 22.2 14.8 3.7 1.6
2021 43.4 32.1 22.6 1.9 41.5 37.7 20.8 5.7 32.1 24.5 17.0 9.4 11.3 5.4
Player 45.9 23.4 29.0 1.8 37.5 39.4 22.9 3.2 31.2 16.2 27.5 8.7 12.8 6.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seamer 1.7 3 144 30.6 38 .300 .600 .445 22.2 18.4 15.6 .259 .530 .407 56.5
2021 Slider -2.7 -3 93 19.8 22 .100 .150 .161 51.4 59.1 37.1 .087 .122 .144 42.9
2021 Changeup 0.6 0 68 14.5 11 .143 .143 .336 47.6 27.3 13.6 .177 .204 .362 0.0
2021 Curveball -0.9 -1 67 14.3 11 .000 .000 .127 63.6 63.6 38.9 .014 .015 .139 0.0
2021 Sinker -2.0 -1 54 11.5 15 .333 .500 .427 52.2 20.0 33.3 .272 .392 .370 55.6
2021 Cutter -0.3 0 31 6.6 9 .125 .375 .256 41.2 33.3 37.5 .137 .290 .237 20.0
2021 Splitter -6.4 -1 13 2.8 4 .000 .000 .000 25.0 25.0 33.3 .138 .395 .216 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -0.3 0 81 30.3 20 .235 .412 .340 20.6 25.0 26.3 .292 .578 .412 58.3
2020 Sinker 0.6 0 60 22.5 16 .273 .364 .409 26.1 12.5 11.1 .304 .397 .432 44.4
2020 Slider -3.0 -1 41 15.4 11 .100 .100 .145 66.7 63.6 41.2 .030 .040 .092 0.0
2020 Curveball 2.4 1 41 15.4 5 .333 .667 .530 50.0 40.0 20.0 .016 .031 .290 0.0
2020 Changeup 0.0 0 23 8.6 4 .000 .000 .350 71.4 50.0 25.0 -- -- .350 --
2020 Cutter -7.1 -1 18 6.7 4 .000 .000 .000 30.0 75.0 50.0 .023 .024 .021 0.0
2020 Sweeper -21.6 0 1 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 2 272 31.7 74 .267 .517 .401 24.3 20.3 22.7 .329 .694 .473 48.9
2019 Curveball -0.9 -1 147 17.2 17 .067 .267 .200 59.1 70.6 34.3 .108 .273 .217 66.7
2019 Slider 1.0 1 143 16.7 38 .147 .324 .249 63.2 55.3 41.2 .140 .351 .253 46.2
2019 Sinker -2.8 -4 135 15.8 35 .172 .414 .347 22.8 28.6 27.0 .197 .408 .328 52.6
2019 Changeup 2.8 2 82 9.6 16 .286 .571 .459 50.0 43.8 28.0 .205 .459 .322 57.1
2019 Cutter 0.4 0 46 5.4 10 .250 .250 .320 33.3 20.0 12.5 .250 .606 .417 50.0
2019 Splitter 0.9 0 28 3.3 4 .250 .250 .225 50.0 25.0 9.1 .247 .274 .236 0.0
2019 Slurve 5.8 0 3 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer 1.0 3 342 34.4 94 .260 .494 .388 23.9 23.4 23.7 .310 .673 .465 56.4
2018 Sinker -1.1 -2 171 17.2 47 .211 .263 .321 25.0 21.3 22.7 .227 .392 .347 50.0
2018 Curveball 0.1 0 150 15.1 16 .071 .286 .213 64.7 62.5 21.3 .038 .101 .141 25.0
2018 Changeup -3.0 -4 119 12.0 27 .077 .192 .133 60.8 59.3 34.8 .094 .155 .132 20.0
2018 Slider -4.4 -5 119 12.0 29 .000 .000 .048 68.6 86.2 50.0 .003 .004 .051 0.0
2018 Cutter -2.3 -2 68 6.8 14 .100 .200 .239 23.1 35.7 22.7 .124 .153 .238 16.7
2018 Splitter -0.3 0 20 2.0 3 .000 .000 .467 50.0 33.3 20.0 -- -- .467 --
2018 Sweeper -11.7 0 4 0.4 1 -- -- .000 0.0 0.0 -- -- -- .149 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 2.3 13 567 35.2 146 .345 .603 .465 28.4 28.1 23.7 .319 .734 .487 65.3
2017 Sinker 0.1 0 323 20.1 88 .239 .408 .355 27.5 17.0 20.5 .310 .621 .444 45.6
2017 Slider -1.5 -3 208 12.9 45 .195 .317 .262 54.4 53.3 30.8 .187 .305 .251 35.3
2017 Curveball -0.1 0 186 11.6 27 .091 .273 .250 60.0 55.6 24.2 .127 .270 .277 37.5
2017 Changeup 0.0 0 185 11.5 34 .226 .290 .294 41.5 32.4 17.2 .273 .441 .339 45.0
2017 Cutter 4.1 3 74 4.6 17 .438 .688 .497 37.9 23.5 26.7 .361 .631 .430 41.7
2017 Splitter -2.5 -1 58 3.6 15 .077 .077 .153 54.5 60.0 45.0 .096 .105 .170 0.0
2017 Sweeper 0.8 0 8 0.5 2 .000 .000 .350 -- 50.0 50.0 -- -- .350 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 72 312 2 1 2 1 5
2010 331 1,325 -7 -16 7 6 -11
2011 585 2,339 0 -8 16 11 20
2012 461 1,912 -7 -16 15 8 0
2013 419 1,711 -6 -18 15 8 -1
2014 465 1,891 -9 -21 16 9 -5
2015 219 980 -11 -6 9 4 -3
2016 209 948 -8 -7 6 5 -5
2017 375 1,614 -4 -8 18 6 12
2018 231 993 -11 -14 12 3 -9
2019 194 856 -6 -7 10 5 2
2020 62 266 -3 -5 5 1 -2
2021 110 470 -3 -9 7 3 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 980 48.9 66.6 72.1 15.2 27.6 43.4 26.5 40.3 35.4 7.3 79.2
2016 948 48.6 60.3 68.0 14.6 36.6 44.2 26.8 36.8 38.4 6.4 82.0
2017 1,610 52.4 59.2 70.3 12.3 27.7 45.7 24.1 36.8 36.4 7.8 67.2
2018 995 51.1 56.4 69.2 12.8 38.7 42.5 23.2 35.2 36.3 7.7 67.1
2019 857 50.4 57.1 71.5 13.2 23.2 39.0 19.8 35.2 37.4 7.8 65.7
2020 267 46.1 59.3 74.0 14.6 33.3 40.8 24.2 35.2 35.1 5.6 80.0
2021 470 49.6 61.4 66.4 13.1 29.0 39.6 19.8 37.0 39.7 7.4 62.9
Player 6,127 50.3 59.9 70.1 13.5 30.7 43.0 23.8 36.8 36.9 7.4 71.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 67 16
2016 54 11
2017 97 76 95 96 98 64 96 95 59 99 3 98 2 100 17
2018 74 8
2019 57 13
2020 34 4
2021 58 10
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.6 7 4.8 2 4 3 2 28.6
2017 23.2 14 13.4 1 12 13 3 21.4
2018 23.5 7 6.0 1 4 8 1 14.3
2019 24.7 9 10.3 -1 7 10 3 33.3
2020 24.0 1 1.1 0 2 0 1 100.0
2021 26.9 1 1.4 0 1 1 1 100.0
Player 23.6 39 37.0 2 30 35 11 28.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 3 5 8 3 3 5 6 3 4 4 7 3 3 6 5 3 4 5 9 4 6 4
2017 14 12 16 12 16 13 18 11 8 11 13 21 12 11 12 14 10 10 15 13 13 12 17 15 13 11 12 23 14 16 8
2018 7 10 4 6 5 3 9 3 3 3 2 6 9 6 2 8 5 3 8 9 7 8 12 8 6 3 6 9 11 4 2
2019 9 14 7 10 12 10 13 8 10 6 10 13 13 9 10 9 9 7 9 11 11 13 16 9 8 8 9 12 13 11 8
2020 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2021 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Player 39 42 36 36 41 33 49 29 28 25 32 54 39 31 32 40 29 26 38 43 36 39 54 40 32 28 35 55 44 39 24
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.2 91.3 0.1 91.0 -0.3 89.7 -1.3 91.4 1.7 85.3 -6.1 88.6 3.3
Launch Angle 13.2 6.9 -6.3 12.4 5.5 8.6 -3.8 9.4 0.8 12.6 3.2 10.8 -1.8
Barrel % 10.6 8.7 -1.9 15.0 6.3 12.3 -2.7 18.8 6.5 3.7 -15.1 11.3 7.6
Hard Hit % 48.7 40.2 -8.5 50.8 10.6 46.2 -4.6 49.0 2.8 40.7 -8.3 43.4 2.7
Sweet Spot % 35.4 38.0 2.6 49.7 11.7 34.9 -14.8 42.7 7.8 51.9 9.2 39.6 -12.3
xBA .235 .199 -0.036 .273 0.074 .190 -0.083 .230 0.040 .198 -0.032 .176 -0.022
BA .191 .213 0.022 .264 0.051 .165 -0.099 .207 0.042 .184 -0.023 .191 0.007
xwOBA .358 .319 -0.039 .401 0.082 .310 -0.091 .360 0.050 .324 -0.036 .297 -0.027
wOBA .294 .329 0.035 .362 0.033 .273 -0.089 .323 0.050 .305 -0.018 .311 0.006
xSLG .428 .354 -0.074 .555 0.201 .380 -0.175 .499 0.119 .326 -0.173 .316 -0.010
SLG .287 .373 0.086 .447 0.074 .304 -0.143 .421 0.117 .286 -0.135 .348 0.062
K% 30.1 37.3 7.2 31.9 -5.4 38.5 6.6 33.8 -4.7 35.5 1.7 33.3 -2.2
BB% 18.3 18.2 -0.1 16.5 -1.7 15.8 -0.7 17.9 2.1 17.7 -0.2 17.1 -0.6
Swing % 40.3 36.8 -3.5 36.8 0.0 35.2 -1.6 35.2 0.0 35.2 0.0 37.0 1.8
Whiff% 35.4 38.4 3.0 36.4 -2.0 36.3 -0.1 37.4 1.1 35.1 -2.3 39.7 4.6
In Zone % 48.9 48.6 -0.3 52.4 3.8 51.1 -1.3 50.4 -0.7 46.1 -4.3 49.6 3.5
Out of Zone % 51.1 51.4 0.3 47.6 -3.8 48.9 1.3 49.6 0.7 53.9 4.3 50.4 -3.5
Out of Zone Swing % 15.2 14.6 -0.6 12.3 -2.3 12.8 0.5 13.2 0.4 14.6 1.4 13.1 -1.5
First Pitch Swing % 26.5 26.8 0.3 24.1 -2.7 23.2 -0.9 19.8 -3.4 24.2 4.4 19.8 -4.4
First Pitch Strike % 57.1 56.9 -0.2 61.2 4.3 58.8 -2.4 52.3 -6.5 50.0 -2.3 55.9 5.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 206 155 75.2 .424 .299
2017 Shifts L 374 257 68.7 .361 .362
2018 Shifts L 232 183 78.9 .258 .277
2019 Shifts L 194 174 89.7 .392 .315
2020 Shifts L 62 60 96.8 .000 .315
2021 Shifts L 106 98 92.5 .323 .301
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo