Avila is a great defensive catcher that has good power, bat for average, and is a work-horse behind the plate. Avila really broke out in 2011; putting up a .295 AVG, with 19 HR, and 82 RBIs. Avila is as tough as they come. He caught over a 150 games and took a beating behind the plate and still played through the pain. Avila struggles against left handed pitchers, and strikes out a lot. He is going to be a great catcher for years to come.