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Tyler Flowers | Catcher | #25

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 33 (0) / ATL
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Tyler Flowers (forearm) returned to the Braves' starting lineup on Friday.
Flowers sat out Thursday's game after he was drilled by a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Padres. He's hitting fifth against Sonny Gray and the Athletics on Friday evening. Jun 30 - 9:18 PM

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Tyler Flowers (bruised forearm) said he could play if needed on Thursday.

Flowers wasn't in the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Padres after taking a fastball off his left arm on Wednesday night. However, the swelling has gone down significantly and Flowers took some swings in the batting cage on Thursday and could be available to pinch-hit. Look for him to return this weekend.
Jun 29 - 8:56 PM

Tyler Flowers left Wednesday night's game against the Padres due to a welt on his left forearm.

Flowers was struck on the arm by a 93.2 mph fastball in the sixth inning. "It kind of freaked me out a little bit," he said after the 7-4 loss at Petco Park. "You hear stories about breaking your arm and it just being numb. But I was able to move it around. I think it looked a lot worse than it was. Not that it feels good, but it did look pretty grotesque." Atlanta's medical staff determined that there was no need for an X-ray. Flowers is considered day-to-day.
Jun 29 - 5:22 AM

Tyler Flowers finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs scored in a comeback win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Flowers connected for his fifth homer of the year in the sixth inning, giving him 21 RBI and 23 runs scored overall. It hasn't garnered much attention, but the 31-year-old is having a terrific season as the Braves' primary backstop. Through Saturday, Flowers is hitting .333/.435/.473.
Jun 17 - 10:48 PM

Tyler Flowers blasted a three-run homer in the ninth inning on Monday, leading the Braves to a come-from-behind 11-10 victory over the Nationals.

The Braves trailed by a run entering the ninth inning, but Nick Markakis and Matt Adams coaxed walks from Matt Albers, setting the stage for Flowers' heroics. It was his lone hit in five at-bats on the night and he certainly made the most of it. Flowers has been a pleasant surprise this season, hitting .331/.436/.460 with four homers and 19 RBI.
Jun 12 - 11:02 PM

Tyler Flowers went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

The double was Flowers' sixth of the season and the lone extra-base hit the Braves picked up in the contest. Overall, the veteran backstop is slashing a nice .343/.450/.455 with three homers and 17 RBI across 44 games played (134 at-bats). We don't expect that average to hold up.
Jun 11 - 5:22 PM

Tyler Flowers finished 2-for-4 in Saturday's game at San Francisco.

Flowers, a career .238 hitter, has collected two hits in back-to-back games and four of his past five outings. He is cruising along with a slash line of .357/.453/.462. The backstop has never really come close to this type of production before, so fantasy owners would be wise to consider him as a sell-high candidate.
May 28 - 3:18 AM

Tyler Flowers finished 2-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's 2-0 win in San Francisco.

Flowers is humming along with a slash line of .351/.465/.447. He is a career .238 hitter so this type of sustained production after nearly two full months is quite the surprise. He continues to split the receiver duties with fellow veteran Kurt Suzuki, so he is still useful only as a No. 2 fantasy option in NL-only play.
May 27 - 2:28 AM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run against the Nationals on Saturday.

The dinger came off reliever Matt Albers in the eighth inning to pad the Braves' lead to three runs. The 31-year-old Flowers has a .237 career batting average in 543 games but has upped his game this year. He is now batting .349/.465/.458 with two homers and 14 RBI in 101 at-bats. He splits the Braves' catching duties with veteran Kurt Suzuki.
May 20 - 9:44 PM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Friday’s victory over the Marlins.

Flowers slugged a two-run homer in the second inning — his first homer of the season — before adding a two-run single in a six-run seventh. The 31-year-old has proven to be a nice surprise in two-catcher formats, batting .361/.481/.446 through 25 games. While it’s a small sample, he’s making contact more often this season while showing more patience.
May 12 - 10:47 PM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-3 and scored a run in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

He also worked a walk in the contest. The two hits boosted his batting average up to .396 in 53 at-bats while splitting duty behind the plate with Kurt Suzuki. He has yet to homer and has driven in nine runs. Despite the hot start he is unlikely to have much value in mixed leagues.
May 4 - 12:24 AM

Tyler Flowers finished 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's lopsided win over the Brewers.

All four of Flowers' hits in the game were singles. If there is a knock on a guy hitting .391 with a .916 OPS, it's that the 31-year-old still has yet to homer. Even so, Flowers is on fire right now and hits in the latter third of what's proving to be a pretty good lineup. He's worth a look in deeper two-catcher leagues.
Apr 29 - 11:47 PM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs to lead his team to victory over the Mets on Wednesday.

He broke the game open in the first inning by lacing a based-loaded double to right field to plate three runs and give his team a 5-0 lead before the Mets even came to bat. He drove in another run with a single to left in the fifth inning. Flowers has been productive with the bat while splitting time at catcher with Kurt Suzuki in Atlanta. He owns a .342 batting average with zero homers and eight RBI in 45 plate appearances.
Apr 26 - 10:54 PM

Tyler Flowers (hamstring) is expected to remain out of the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fowlers drew a walk as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night against the Nationals, but Johan Camargo promptly replaced him on the bases. Flowers is still working through some right hamstring discomfort, though he could be ready to return to the catcher position Thursday.
Apr 18 - 11:46 PM

Tyler Flowers (hamstring) reported improvement Monday and the hope is he can return to the lineup in a few days.

Flowers strained his right hamstring Sunday, but he'll try to avoid a trip to the disabled list. The Braves will use Kurt Suzuki at catcher for the next few games.
Apr 17 - 4:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Jaime Garcia
3R.A. Dickey
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Rex Brothers