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Tyler Flowers | Catcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tyler Flowers is 1-for-25 in July after going hitless in four at-bats Thursday.
The White Sox will certainly be on the looking for a possible catcher of the future if they do any selling this month. Since his incredible April in which he hit .367 (that'd be like a decent hitter batting .600), he's gone 24-for-168 (.149) with 71 strikeouts. Jul 10 - 7:37 PM

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Tyler Flowers banged out a solo homer in Tuesday's 4-1 win against the Dodgers.

It was his only hit of the game. He'd gone 1-for-19 in his last six games, slashing his average from .312 to .281. Coming off batting averages of .209, .213, and .195 over the past three years, and sporting a high BABIP, it was only a matter of time before Flower's batting average plummeted back to earth. That process has started, so owners will have to hope that his power comes along, allowing him to finish safely over last season's career-high homer output of 10 (he has two over his past three games and five total). Flowers is slashing .282/.339/.405 and is on pace for 14 homers and 46 RBI.
Jun 4 - 1:27 AM

Tyler Flowers got ejected from Monday's game against the Indians for arguing a called third strike.

It was a bit low and inside. Flowers reacted by throwing his bat and was quickly shown the door by home plate umpire Ron Kulpa. He went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.
May 26 - 3:44 PM

Tyler Flowers hit an RBI single in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

It was the only run the White Sox managed all afternoon against Detroit. Flowers is batting .354/.398/.415 with nine RBI in 25 games played this season for Chicago.
Apr 30 - 5:29 PM

Tyler Flowers had his fourth three-hit game of the season Thursday in the loss to the Tigers.

Yeah, that Tyler Flowers. Only Juan Uribe with five has more three-hit games this season (six others also have four). Going into this season, Flowers had played in 192 major league games and had three hits exactly twice. Flowers has still struck out 24 times in 64 at-bats, so we're not big believers in his newfound ability to hit for average.
Apr 24 - 4:54 PM

Tyler Flowers went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Flowers has quietly been an offensive revelation for the White Sox in the early going, batting .389/.421/.463 through the first three weeks. If he starts to hit for more power -- he's got 23 career home runs in 579 at-bats, so it's likely that he will -- while maintaining a decent batting average the White Sox could have something in the 28-year-old.
Apr 20 - 7:43 PM

Tyler Flowers had a nice day at the dish in Friday's loss to the Royals, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

It's a minuscule sample size, but Flowers is hitting a tidy .571/.571/.643 thus far, and is getting regular at-bats behind the dish for the White Sox. That's enough to make him intriguing in deeper two-catcher formats.
Apr 4 - 7:54 PM

Tyler Flowers went 4-for-4 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Twins.

Yes, the White Sox pulled the guy who was 4-for-4, replacing him with fellow right-handed hitter Paul Konerko, who grounded out against Glen Perkins to end the game. Apparently, Flowers' career .200 average outweighed his big day in Robin Ventura's mind. It was Flowers' first four-hit game as a major leaguer. He had three hits just twice in 194 games going in.
Apr 3 - 6:08 PM

Tyler Flowers was forced to leave Friday's Cactus League contest against the Cubs due to leg cramps.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura doesn't believe the issue will linger, and Flowers should return back to the lineup in a day or two. He's the unquestioned starter behind the dish for the White Sox this season with Josh Phegley optioned to Triple-A, and offers decent power potential in the final rounds of two-catcher mixed leagues
Mar 21 - 6:53 PM

Tyler Flowers left Friday's game against the Cubs with an apparent injury.

Flowers tweaked something on a swing and left in the middle of an at-bat. It looked like a possible oblique strain, but we'll have to wait for official word from the White Sox. Josh Phegley has already been sent to minor league camp, but he could be brought back if Flowers isn't ready for Opening Day. The Pale Hose could also go with a Hector Gimenez/Adrian Nieto combo or perhaps rekindle trade talks with the Yankees for Francisco Cervelli.
Mar 21 - 5:52 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura announced Sunday that Tyler Flowers would be his starting catcher "unless something drastically changes."

"He's done a good job," Ventura said. "He's picking up offensively to where he has a solid plan when he goes up there." Flowers lost his starting job at midseason last year to Josh Phegley, who got off to a hot start but then struggled down the stretch. Phegley, Hector Gimenez and Rule 5 draft pick Adrian Nieto will compete for the backup job. Flowers has above-average pop for a catcher but is a batting average drain and isn't a lock to keep the starting gig, making him a dicey fantasy proposition.
Mar 17 - 8:40 AM

Tyler Flowers blasted a two-run homer on Sunday, helping to lead the White Sox to a 9-7 victory over the Ranges in Cactus League play.

The mammoth shot off Neftali Feliz in the sixth inning was Flowers' only hit in two at-bats on the afternoon. He's the favorite to open the season as the White Sox starting backstop, and his power potential makes him a worthwhile late-round gamble in two-catcher mixed leagues.
Mar 2 - 9:23 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that Tyler Flowers begins spring training as the top catcher on the team's depth chart.

He wouldn't go as far to say that the position was Flowers' to lose, but he does appear to be ahead of Josh Phegley at this point. He's always possessed impressive power, but struggled mightily to the tune of .195/.247/.355 with 10 homers and 24 RBI in 84 games in 2013.
Feb 22 - 2:34 PM

White Sox and C Tyler Flowers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $950,000 contract.

Flowers nearly doubles his salary in his first year of arbitration even though he hit just .195/.247/.355 this past season. He'll likely open next season as Josh Phegley's backup.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:06:00 PM

The New York Post's Mike Puma expects the Mets to have interest in Tyler Flowers should he be non-tendered by the White Sox.

It could be a moot point, as the Pale Hose are working to avoid arbitration with Flowers. The 27-year-old is expected to open the 2014 campaign as Josh Phegley's backup after batting .197/.247/.355 with 10 homers and 24 RBI in 84 games this past season.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Dayan Viciedo
3Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Jacob Petricka
7Ronald Belisario
8Eric Surkamp
9Taylor Thompson
10Andre Rienzo