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Xavier Avery | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Tigers prospect Xavier Avery has shown a nice blend of speed and hitting in the early going, batting .417 with four steals in his first six games for Triple-A Toledo.
Toledo has the look of a Triple-A juggernaut, winning four of its first six games and doing it in convincing fashion. As the team's leadoff hitter, Avery has been a big part of the team's early success. Avery isn't a power hitter by any means (just ten jacks last season), but the speed is real. The Tigers don't have a proven center fielder, which means Avery could see time with the big club at some point this year. Apr 15 - 4:55 PM

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Tigers signed OF Xavier Avery to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Avery spent all of the 2014 season at Triple-A with the Mariners, batting .275/.344/.413 with 10 homers and 31 steals. He lands in a good spot, as the Tigers' center field job is in flux, but ultimately he's unlikely to get much of an opportunity at the big league level in 2015.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Mariners sent OF Xavier Avery outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Avery had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The speedster is a career .261/.329/.356 hitter in the minors.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Mariners designated OF Xavier Avery for assignment.

Avery has speed but has hit just .261/.329/.356 in the minors. He could pass through waivers unclaimed.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Mariners acquired OF Xavier Avery from the Orioles for 1B/OF Michael Morse.

Avery is a career .260/.328/.354 hitter in the minors that batted only .223/.305/.340 during a 32-game stint with the O's last year. He's a great athlete, but his lack of hitting skills limits him to being, at best, a fourth outfielder.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 02:14:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk.

Avery was only up for one day and didn't appear in a game. The O's will bring up a reliever prior to Friday's game.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk.

Avery was sporting a weak .192/.271/.250 batting line at Triple-A. He probably won't be up for very long.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 12:23:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Xavier Avery, RHP Zach Clark and LHP Mike Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk.

Avery had a shot at earning a bench job this spring, but none of these cuts are surprising. Belfiore is a guy to keep an eye on after he experienced a bit of a breakthrough last season in the minors in his first full year as a reliever.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Orioles recalled OF Xavier Avery from Triple-Norfolk.

Avery hit .278 (5-for-18) during his latest stint in the majors and is capable of backing up all three outfield spots. He could see semi-regular starts behind Nate McLouth in left field, but won't hold any fantasy value outside of AL-only leagues.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 08:55:00 AM

Orioles optioned OF Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk.

He was likely cleared to make room for Endy Chavez, who is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday. Avery is hitting .233/.317/.356 with six steals and a .672 OPS in 103 plate appearances at the big league level this season and should be back later this summer.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 11:26:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk.

He was just sent down Sunday but is back to replace the injured Brian Roberts (groin). Avery will back up at all three outfield spots.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 08:52:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles needed another bullpen arm after getting blasted for 47 runs over the last five games. Avery will return to a .268/.372/.411 batting line with six homers and 16 steals at Norfolk.
Sun, Jul 1, 2012 11:42:00 AM

Orioles recalled OF Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk.

Avery is starting in left field on Thursday night against the Indians and could be in line for regular playing time while the O's battle through a multitude of outfield injuries. Avery, 22, hit just .217 with a .615 OPS in 68 plate appearances for Baltimore earlier this year, but he may be a good source of steals in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 03:11:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk.

Avery will head back down to the minors to play every day now that Endy Chavez is back from the disabled list. The 22-year-old batted .217/.299/.317 with four RBI, four stolen bases and a .615 OPS in 68 plate appearances during his first stint in the majors.
Tue, May 29, 2012 04:03:00 PM

Xavier Avery went 0-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Monday's setback to Boston.

Interestingly, Avery was the only batter on either side not to get a hit. Still, he is off to a good major league start with a .278/.366/.417 triple slash.
Tue, May 22, 2012 06:53:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Angel Nesbitt
8Blaine Hardy
9Alex Wilson