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Tyler Flowers C White Sox

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Birth Date1-24-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight245 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
0.62011
0.12012
-0.22013
0.72014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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 0.1 -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 0.3 -0.0 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 5.8 -0.2 0.6
2012 CHA 26 52 153 136 19 29 6 0 7 56 12 56 4 0 1 13 2 1 .213 .296 .412 .232 2.1 -0.9 0.1
2013 CHA 27 84 275 256 24 50 11 0 10 91 14 94 4 1 0 24 0 1 .195 .247 .355 .212 -2.9 0.8 -0.2
2014 CHA 28 84 296 271 25 63 10 0 5 88 20 107 3 1 1 30 0 1 .232 .292 .325 .230 4.4 -1.7 0.3
Career27688880086169331272856730815428324.211.283.356.2289.9-2.10.8

Advanced

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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 1.2 -2.0 6.2 0.7 6.2 0.7
2007 ROM A 106 445 .312 .260 .334 .394 .262 .343 100 25 13.2 -6.3 1.5 -1.2 31.1 3.3 31.1 3.3
2008 MYR A+ 122 520 .343 .259 .331 .399 .262 .347 100 50.6 16.5 3.9 2.9 -9.0 62.9 6.6 62.9 6.6
2009 CHA MLB 10 20 .218 .289 .367 .440 .277 .375 105 -0.9 0.6 0.1 -0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 BIR AA 77 317 .372 .258 .334 .388 .270 .390 90 36.6 8.7 4 -0.2 -0.4 50.8 5.3 50.8 5.3
2009 CHR AAA 31 119 .262 .267 .331 .395 .250 .389 106 0.2 3.4 1.7 0.1 -0.9 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2010 CHA MLB 8 15 .192 .265 .332 .392 .254 .167 112 -1 0.4 0.2 -0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 CHR AAA 100 412 .264 .267 .330 .414 .255 .284 99 1.7 12.5 6.4 -0.1 -2.3 19.7 1.9 19.7 1.9
2011 CHA MLB 38 129 .259 .257 .319 .403 .258 .261 103 -0.1 3.5 1.6 -0.2 0.2 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2011 CHR AAA 65 270 .297 .261 .323 .403 .252 .350 95 11.7 8.4 5.1 -1.2 -0.5 22.4 2.0 22.4 2.0
2012 CHA MLB 52 153 .232 .260 .318 .423 .264 .301 108 -4.2 4.2 2.3 -0.9 -0.4 2.1 0.1 2.1 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 84 275 .212 .259 .319 .405 .267 .261 99 -12.6 7.2 4.4 0.8 -1.0 -2.9 -0.2 -2.9 -0.2
2014 CHA MLB 84 296 .230 .255 .313 .395 .258 .362 106 -8.3 7.7 4.7 -1.7 -0.9 4.4 0.3 4.4 0.3

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 6.2 1.2 0.7
2007 ROM A 445 65 116 34 2 12 70 49 74 3 4 .298 .381 .488 .190 .312 31.1 1.5 3.3
2008 MYR A+ 520 72 119 32 1 17 88 98 102 8 7 .288 .430 .494 .206 .343 62.9 2.9 6.6
2009 CHR AAA 119 13 30 10 0 2 13 10 32 0 0 .286 .361 .438 .152 .262 4.5 0.1 0.5
2009 CHA MLB 20 3 3 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 .188 .350 .250 .062 .218 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2009 BIR AA 317 54 75 18 2 13 43 57 76 3 0 .302 .449 .548 .246 .372 50.8 -0.2 5.3
2010 CHR AAA 412 43 76 22 2 16 53 55 121 2 1 .220 .335 .434 .214 .264 19.7 -0.1 1.9
2010 CHA MLB 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 .091 .333 .091 .000 .192 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2011 CHA MLB 129 13 23 5 1 5 16 14 38 0 1 .209 .310 .409 .200 .259 5.8 -0.2 0.6
2011 CHR AAA 270 36 58 8 0 15 32 39 84 2 0 .261 .390 .500 .239 .297 22.4 -1.2 2.0
2012 CHA MLB 153 19 29 6 0 7 13 12 56 2 1 .213 .296 .412 .199 .232 2.1 -0.9 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 275 24 50 11 0 10 24 14 94 0 1 .195 .247 .355 .160 .212 -2.9 0.8 -0.2
2014 CHA MLB 296 25 63 10 0 5 30 20 107 0 1 .232 .292 .325 .092 .230 4.4 -1.7 0.3

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
2009 83 0.3976 0.4458 0.6216 0.6061 0.3400 0.8000 0.4118 0.3784
2010 62 0.4032 0.3548 0.5455 0.6400 0.1622 0.6250 0.3333 0.4545
2011 521 0.4990 0.4549 0.6667 0.6654 0.2452 0.7861 0.3438 0.3333
2012 651 0.5253 0.5008 0.6718 0.6930 0.2880 0.7468 0.4719 0.3282
2013 1009 0.4985 0.5223 0.6641 0.6879 0.3577 0.8150 0.3757 0.3359
2014 1170 0.5154 0.5060 0.6791 0.6783 0.3228 0.7433 0.5355 0.3209
Career34960.50510.4980.66780.67950.31240.77030.44240.3322

Injury History

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 Cramps - -
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
2015 CHA $
2014 CHA $950,000
2013 CHA $510,000
2012 CHA $483,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$993,000
2011Current$950,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,943,000
3 yrTotal$1,943,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 148 dO'Connell Sports1 year/$0.95M (2014)

Details
  • 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) .178 .224 .336 .188
11 vs R (Multi) .209 .279 .384 .225
18 Split (Multi) .032 .055 .048 .037
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .151 .195 .260 .152
31 vs R (2013) .213 .268 .393 .221
38 Split (2013) .062 .073 .133 .070
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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 Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2009 248 4 0.3 9.6 136 -0.1 -0.0 -1.9 0.3 7.7
2010 269 4 -0.1 -2.3 130 -0.1 -0.0 -2.2 -0.1 -4.5
2011 2300 31 4.6 13.9 1294 -0.7 -0.2 -1.0 4.4 12.8
2012 3229 41 0.2 0.5 1776 1.7 0.5 1.9 0.7 2.5
2013 6300 31 3.2 3.6 3401 -3.5 -1.0 -2.0 2.3 1.6
2014 6843 57 5.0 5.2 3754 -9.2 -2.6 -4.8 2.5 0.3
total 19189 173 13.1 4.8 10491 -8.9 -2.5 -1.7 10.6 3.1

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PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

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