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Highest Level of Play: MLB
Alex Avila was actually drafted by the Tigers twice in his career. Once in the 34th round of the 2005 draft and the second time came in 2008, where he was a fifth rounder.
The son of Detroit Tigers Assistant General Manager, Al Avila, Alex has really got a solid shot at being an everyday big league catcher, he hasn't messed up the opportunity.
In less than two full seasons in the minor leagues, Avila hit .280 with 13 homers and 77 runs batted.
His amazing play at Double-A Erie forced the August call-up this season to the Detroit Tigers.
In his early career in the Major Leagues, Alex is hitting .500 with a home run and five runs batted in.
Not only is he a hitter, but he can make a pitcher work.
In his eight at-bats as a pro, he takes pitches that young players like him would swing at all day. He leaves pitches high that are at his letters, and leaves them down and away as well.
I hope Avila sticks around for a long time, he brings excitement with every at bat.