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September 20, 2010

Kevin Goldstein is disappointed by Tyler Flowers

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 20, 2010 2:34 pm
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Kevin Goldstein is naming his 2010 all-disappointing team:

Catcher: Tyler Flowers, Chicago White Sox

After hitting .297/.423/.516 across two levels in 2009, Flowers seemed nearly big league-ready, but everything went backward this year. Not only did he scuffle to a .220/.334/.434 mark at Triple-A Charlotte, but his defense, which improved in 2009, went backward again, to the point that many scouts wonder if he could play the position every day in the big leagues. With A.J. Pierzynski hitting free agency in the offseason, the timing of Flowers’ regression couldn’t be any worse.

Flowers: Stats, Splits. A look at his BABIPs shows all his minor league seasons, besides Winter Ball in 2007, had BABIPs higher than .330. In 2009 Flowers had .394 BABIPs in AA and AAA. This year’s BABIP? .287.


  1. What may be more worrisome is Flowers’ ever-increasing K% as he faces better competition. I also read that at the beginning of the year he made changes to his swing that were suggested by the Sox. He later reverted to his old swing after a brutal May. The changes were suggested by the Sox because they felt he could not hit major league pitching with his old swing specifically inside fast balls.

    Comment by Buford — September 20, 2010 @ September 20, 2010 9:59 pm | Reply

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