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Tyler Flowers | Catcher | #25

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 33 (0) / ATL
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Tyler Flowers hit a two-run home run in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.
Flowers, batting cleanup, got the Braves on the board early with the two-run jack off Brewers starter Wily Peralta. The backstop has split time with A.J. Pierzynski this season but has been representative when in the lineup, hitting .269/.360/.372 with two homers and 10 RBI in 25 games. May 27 - 12:13 AM

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Tyler Flowers went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Pirates.

Flowers jumped on a grooved first-pitch fastball from Francisco Liriano in the sixth inning, taking it to deep straight-away center at PNC Park. He later doubled in the eighth. Due to his sparse playing time, his three-hit night raised his slash line to a reasonable .277/.347/.338. Fantasy owners shouldn't worry about him, of course, but it was nice to see the 30-year-old find some success at the dish.
May 18 - 9:59 PM

Tyler Flowers went 4-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

Most expected the Dodgers to knock the Braves pitching around Tuesday, but it was the Braves who rattled some bats. They pounded out 10 hits, with Flowers, Jeff Francoeur and Mallex Smith doing the heavy lifting. Flowers has split time with A.J. Pierzynski this season and saw his average jump from .231 to .412 in one night.
Apr 19 - 11:21 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated that Tyler Flowers will catch two of three games in this weekend's series against the Cardinals.

Gonzalez has tabbed Flowers to catch on Friday and Sunday at home versus the Redbirds. We'd expect Flowers to spell A.J. Pierzynski often, but he 30-year-old is unlikely to become fantasy-relevant unless an injury strikes.
Apr 6 - 5:34 PM

Tyler Flowers (hamstring) has been scratched from the Braves' lineup Friday.

The good news is that he participated in a simulated game Friday and also took batting practice. Flowers should be cleared for games soon and will be fine for Opening Day if he can avoid setbacks.
Mar 11 - 11:36 AM

Tyler Flowers (hamstring) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action Friday or Saturday.

Flowers has been out the last five games because of a mild hamstring strain. "If not (Friday), then Saturday for sure," manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday. "I just want to make sure. He’s got a little something in his hamstring and I don’t want to mess with it. Nothing major."
Mar 10 - 3:42 PM

Tyler Flowers is dealing with a minor leg injury.

He's not in the lineup Wednesday but manager Fredi Gonzalez is hoping to have him back Thursday against the Marlins. The plan is for Flowers to split time with A.J. Pierzynski behind the plate this year.
Mar 9 - 1:45 PM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI against the Pirates on Saturday.

A.J. Pierzynski will probably play more than Flowers early on, but the balance will probably shift as the year goes on. Another possibility is that Pierzynski will be traded if anyone wants to give up a quality prospect for him, making Flowers the starting catcher.
Mar 5 - 4:50 PM

Braves signed C Tyler Flowers to a two-year, $5.3 million contract with a club option for 2018.

The deal was reported during the Winter Meetings last week and it's now official. Flowers was non-tendered by the White Sox earlier this month, but he'll now share the catcher position with veteran A.J. Pierzynski. The 29-year-old batted .236/.292/.356 with nine homers and 39 RBI this past season.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that the Braves have signed Tyler Flowers to a two-year contract, pending a physical.

Flowers will get $5.3 million guaranteed in the deal, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman, after being non-tendered by the White Sox last week. He's an Atlanta and was drafted by the Braves, so it's no surprise that he viewed it as an ideal landing spot. Flowers will share the catcher position with A.J. Pierzynski, which leaves Christian Bethancourt's future up in the air.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that the Yankees have reached out to Tyler Flowers.

The Yankees traded John Ryan Murphy to the Twins last month, so they are currently looking at Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine as backup options for Brian McCann. Flowers could end up finding more playing time elsewhere. Hoch writes that he's deciding between the Yankees, Rays, and Braves.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:29:00 AM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are interested in Tyler Flowers.

The Braves have already re-signed A.J. Pierzynski, but they apparently might not be done adding catching help. Flowers began his pro career with the Braves and is an Atlanta native. The 29-year-old hit .236/.292/.356 with nine homers and 39 RBI this past season for the White Sox.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 10:27:00 AM

White Sox non-tendered C Tyler Flowers.

Flowers underwent right knee surgery in early October. Once healthy, he'll be looking for a new place of employment, as the White Sox are moving the arbitration-eligible 29-year-old off their 40-man roster by declining to offer him a contract for 2016. He struggled to the tune of a .236/.292/.356 triple-slash with nine homers and 39 RBI in 2015 (331 at-bats), though those numbers certainly could have been affected by his knee woes. He's expected to be healthy entering spring training in 2016 and will be entering a barren market for catchers.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Tyler Flowers is set to undergo surgery on October 9 to repair cartridge damage in his right knee.

Flowers has been able to play through the issue, but it may have taken a toll on his overall numbers. He will be fully recovered and ready to go for spring training next year. The 29-year-old backstop is hitting .236/.292/.356 with nine homers and 39 RBI on the season.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 09:44:00 PM

Tyler Flowers went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI against the Royals on Wednesday.

It's just the second four-hit game of Flowers' career, and it raised his average from .227 to .236. Since Flowers wasn't able to build on his improved 2014 campaign this year, the White Sox should be in the market for a catching upgrade this winter. If they get one, they could non-tender Flowers rather than keep him as a $3 million backup.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 12:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Kelly Johnson
2Daniel Castro
3Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Williams Perez
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Manny Banuelos
6Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Alexi Ogando
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Hunter Cervenka
7Bud Norris
8Ian Krol
9Joel de la Cruz
10Paco Rodriguez
11Daniel Winkler
12Andrew McKirahan