• Full name Alexander Thomas Avila
  • Born 01/29/1987 in Hialeah, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 228 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Alabama
  • Debut 08/06/2009
  • Drafted in the 5th round (163rd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2008 (signed for $169,000).
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    Alabama's best prospect is Alex Avila, who is a catcher for the Crimson Tide but may not be able to stay there as a pro. Wherever he is defensively, Avila's game will always be on offense. He has a professional approach with power, especially to the opposite field, and advanced hit instincts. He's the son of Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Detroit Tigers in 2010

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