Alexi Amarista

2B / Detroit Tigers / EXP: YRS / MINORS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • Amarista signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Amarista spent the spring in camp with the Tigers but failed to earn a spot on the team. The 28-year-old has a good deal of positional flexibility, having played everywhere except catcher and first base in his seven-year major-league career, though according to UZR he only grades out positively at third base and left field. Combined with a career .231/.275/.323 slash line, that makes Amarista little more than minor-league depth. He could earn a brief call-up at some point again this season but is unlikely to be much of a fantasy asset even if he ends up with unexpected playing time.

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    • Alexi Amarista: Granted release
      By RotoWire Staff

      Amarista was released by the Tigers on Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group reports. Amarista was invited to camp on a minor-league deal but failed to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster. He will now look to latch on with another organization after playing in 96 games for the Rockies last season, when he slashed .238/.269/.351 with three home runs and 19 RBI. Even if he's able to find a home in the near future, it's unlikely that he will be relevant for fantasy purposes.

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    • Tigers' Alexi Amarista: Invited to Tigers camp
      By RotoWire Staff

      Amarista signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. The 28-year-old utility man hit .238/.269/.351 in 176 plate appearances for the Rockies last season, not far off his career line of .231/.275/.323. He has now been a below-replacement-level player according to fWAR for five of his seven career seasons, but by joining one of the weakest teams in the league, he has a chance to earn some major-league playing time. He received starts at six different positions for Colorado last year and that versatility could grant him a spot on the end of the Tigers' bench.

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    • Alexi Amarista: Set to become free agent
      By RotoWire Staff

      Amarista had his $2.5 million 2018 option declined by the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Amarista will receive a $150,000 buyout and will become a free agent. The 28-year-old had a disappointing .238 batting average, to go with three home runs and 19 RBI in 96 games last season.

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    • Rockies' Alexi Amarista: Uptick in power in 2017
      By RotoWire Staff

      Amarista concluded the regular season with a .238/.269/.351 slash line. The 28-year-old never carved out a huge role for the Rockies, as he remained a mere bench piece even when injuries struck Colorado's regulars. His positional versatility is a boon to his real-life value, but his fantasy value is severely capped while he's limited to infrequent pinch-hit appearances. He also wasn't afforded many chances to run in 2017, as he attempted just one stolen base all year.

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      2016 SD 65 140 9 36 0 11 8 26 9 .257
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