Truth & Rumors > MLB

Tigers may have no choice with Avila

Views
5864
Comments
11

07:13 AM ET 05.22 | On the way to helping Max Scherzer to 6-0 on Tuesday night, Alex Avila has also had his struggles at the plate. Among all of [Avila's] graphic numbers for the Tigers, one, in particular, explains a former All-Star Game starting catcher's baffling issues in 2013. It's his previously faithful on-base percentage. Even a year ago, when he batted a so-so .243, he had a heavy .352 OBP. [Entering Tuesday's game, it was] .256 -- .172 spanning the last two weeks. He is batting .179 on the season. His slugging percentage is .304. ... If he doesn't pull out of this spiral, and in a hurry, the Tigers will be left with no practical choice but to return Avila, 26, to Triple A Toledo for a head-clearing stint that might put him back on track.

The Detroit News

Max Scherzer, Icon Sports Max Scherzer, Icon Sports
May 22, 2013  07:51 AM ET

And who will catch these wonderful pitchers?

May 22, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And who will catch these wonderful pitchers?

Bring back Lance Parrish!

May 22, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Head clearing ... or confidence and morale damaging trip to AAA. Plus, as Lou points out, someone has to catch.

Comment #4 has been removed
May 22, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Why aren't the Indians getting more "love?" They deserve it....

May 22, 2013  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And who will catch these wonderful pitchers?

Brayan Pena. And they'll probably call up Bryan Holaday.

May 22, 2013  12:54 PM ET

The only reason why avial is still with the TIGERS is because of his papa.I would like to see a younger catcher move up and, the TIGERS trade avial drift pick that is the only thing avial is good for.

May 22, 2013  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The only reason why avial is still with the TIGERS is because of his papa.I would like to see a younger catcher move up and, the TIGERS trade avial drift pick that is the only thing avial is good for.

Right, so his All-Star 2011 season (only a season + ago), when he batted .295 with an .895 OPS in 141 games and did a great job behind the dish calling the game and throwing out 32% of base runners, has absolutely nothing to do with him being in the majors. (all numbers via B-Ref)

The nepotism card is old and worn out at this point. You should have cashed this in back in 2010.

Comment #9 has been removed
May 22, 2013  06:59 PM ET

Ok, trade him to The Mets for Ike Davis, they would be happy to take him off your hands and in return you get a PROSPECT!!!

 
May 22, 2013  07:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Who the hell is avial?

A vial of stupid, it appears. I'm pretty sure the volume amounts to more than just that around these parts.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Kerr 'absolutely expects' Knicks offer
    Views
    2436
    Comments
    1434
  2. 2
    No return timetable for Lightning MVP
    Views
    1580
    Comments
    219
  3. 3
    Yankees, Mets, Red Sox among Hanrahan hopefuls
    Views
    6131
    Comments
    172
  4. 4
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    848
    Comments
    81
  5. 5
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    983
    Comments
    69

SI.com

SI Photos