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Xavier Avery

Xavier Avery 15 CF

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Xavier Tyrone Avery
  • Age: 26 (January 1, 1990)
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 190
  • Draft: Round 2 (2008, BAL)
  • MLB Debut: 05/13/2012
  • School: Cedar Grove, Ellenwood, GA
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Xavier Avery Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
December 29, 2015 CF Xavier Avery assigned to Norfolk Tides.
December 15, 2015 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LF Xavier Avery to a minor league contract.
December 15, 2015 LF Xavier Avery roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
November 6, 2015 LF Xavier Avery elected free agency.
July 26, 2015 LF Xavier Avery assigned to Rochester Red Wings.
July 25, 2015 Minnesota Twins signed free agent LF Xavier Avery to a minor league contract.
July 21, 2015 Sacramento River Cats released LF Xavier Avery.
July 3, 2015 San Francisco Giants signed free agent LF Xavier Avery to a minor league contract.
July 3, 2015 LF Xavier Avery assigned to Sacramento River Cats.
July 1, 2015 Toledo Mud Hens released LF Xavier Avery.
November 19, 2014 Detroit Tigers signed free agent LF Xavier Avery to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 19, 2014 LF Xavier Avery assigned to Toledo Mud Hens.
April 2, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent LF Xavier Avery outright to Tacoma Rainiers.
March 28, 2014 Seattle Mariners designated LF Xavier Avery for assignment.
March 14, 2014 Seattle Mariners optioned LF Xavier Avery to Tacoma Rainiers.
September 30, 2013 Seattle Mariners recalled Xavier Avery from Tacoma Rainiers.
August 30, 2013 Baltimore Orioles traded LF Xavier Avery to Seattle Mariners for LF Michael Morse.
August 30, 2013 Seattle Mariners optioned Xavier Avery to Tacoma Rainiers.
August 30, 2013 Xavier Avery assigned to Tacoma Rainiers.
June 7, 2013 Baltimore Orioles optioned LF Xavier Avery to Norfolk Tides.
June 6, 2013 Baltimore Orioles recalled Xavier Avery from Norfolk Tides.
May 21, 2013 Xavier Avery assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
April 4, 2013 Xavier Avery assigned to Bowie Baysox from Norfolk Tides.
March 11, 2013 Baltimore Orioles optioned Xavier Avery to Norfolk Tides.
October 13, 2012 Xavier Avery roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
September 1, 2012 Baltimore Orioles recalled Xavier Avery from Norfolk Tides.
August 31, 2012 Norfolk Tides placed CF Xavier Avery on the reserve list.
July 12, 2012 Baltimore Orioles optioned CF Xavier Avery to Norfolk Tides.
July 3, 2012 Baltimore Orioles recalled Xavier Avery from Norfolk Tides.
July 1, 2012 Baltimore Orioles optioned Xavier Avery to Norfolk Tides.
June 28, 2012 Baltimore Orioles recalled Xavier Avery from Norfolk Tides.
May 29, 2012 Baltimore Orioles optioned Xavier Avery to Norfolk Tides.
May 13, 2012 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of Xavier Avery from Norfolk Tides.
April 4, 2012 Xavier Avery assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
February 10, 2012 Baltimore Orioles invited non-roster CF Xavier Avery to spring training.
April 6, 2011 Xavier Avery assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
March 12, 2011 CF Xavier Avery assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
October 8, 2010 CF Xavier Avery assigned to Scottsdale Scorpions.
September 8, 2010 Xavier Avery assigned to Frederick Keys from Bowie Baysox.
August 10, 2010 Xavier Avery assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
April 8, 2010 Xavier Avery assigned to Frederick Keys from Delmarva Shorebirds.
March 20, 2010 CF Xavier Avery assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
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Xavier Avery Awards and Honors

Xavier Avery  15 CF

Xavier Avery
  • Full Name: Xavier Tyrone Avery
  • Born: January 1, 1990
  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 190
  • Draft: Round 2 (2008, BAL)
  • School: Cedar Grove, Ellenwood, GA
  • MLB Debut: 05/13/2012

2015 Highlights
• Split the season between Toledo, Rochester and Sacramento, combining to hit .282 with 52 RBI in 120 games
• Registered 19 stolen bases between the three clubs, giving him 219 career minor league steals
• Between Toledo and Rochester he batted .285 (123-431), a mark that ranked 13th in the International League
• Opened the year with Toledo, where he batted .305 with 14 steals, 18 doubles and 28 RBI in 73 games
• Tied his career high with five hits on 4/9 at LOU (Opening Day); went 5-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs, 3 RBI and a walk
• With the Mud Hens, batted .367 (36-98) with a .458 OBP against left-handed pitching
• Opted out of his contract with Detroit on July 2; at the time of his opt out, he ranked among International League leaders in hits (T-2nd, 87), runs (3rd, 42) and steals (12th, 12)
• Signed with San Francisco and was assigned to Sacramento, joining the River Cats on July 3
• Hit safely in 19 straight games over his last 12 games with Toledo and his first seven games with Sacramento
• Batted .244 with a .346 OBP in 13 games with Sacramento before being released
• Signed with Minnesota and joined Rochester on July 26, hitting .247 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 38 games
• Belted a grand slam and tied his career high with four RBI, August 2 vs. Syracuse
2014: Spent the entire 2014 season with Triple-A Tacoma hitting .275 (110-400) with 10 HR and 38 RBI in 120 games…Ranked sixth in the Pacific Coast League with 31 stolen bases…Tabbed a MiLB.com Mariners organization All-Star following the season…Stole two-or-more bases five times.
2013: Entered season ranked as the #5 prospect in the O's system by MLB.com...Opened the season with Double-A Bowie where he batted .300 with 34 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, one home run and 12 RBI before transferred to Triple-A Norfolk on May 21…Had a five-hit game for Bowie on April 5 at Harrisburg...Hit .237 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 81 games with Norfolk...His 29 steals ranked third among O's minor leaguers...Traded to Seattle on August 30 in exchange for OF Michael Morse and played final three games of season with Tacoma. 
2012: Split the year with Norfolk and Baltimore in his first action above the Double-A level...Opened the year with Norfolk and hit .273 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 33 games before having his contract selected by Baltimore on 5/13...Made his MLB debut that night vs. Tampa Bay...Picked up his first major league hit on 5/14 vs. New York, leading off the game with a double against the Yankees' Ivan Nova. Also tripled, scored his first run and picked up his first RBI in that contest...Hit first MLB home run on 6/29 vs. Cleveland, a solo shot off of Chris Perez...Led Norfolk in runs (57), stolen bases (22) and triples (5) while ranking among team leaders in walks (2nd, 51) and hits (4th, 92)...His 22 stolen bases ranked 4th among O's minor leaguers...Led Norfolk with seven outfield assists...Rated by Baseball America as the #7 prospect and the Best Athlete in the Orioles minor league system following the season.
Career Highlights: Ranked among Eastern League leaders in at-bats (1st, 557), strikeouts (1st, 156), games (3rd, 138) and stolen bases (4th, 36) with Bowie in 2011...Named an Eastern League All-Star with Bowie in 2011...Rated by Baseball America as the #9 prospect and the Best Athlete in the Orioles minor league system following the 2011 season...Named a Carolina League postseason All-Star with Frederick in 2010...Rated as the #3 prospect in the Orioles organization by Baseball America following the 2010 season.
PERSONAL: Xavier Tyrone Avery was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 12/21/15...Originally selected by Baltimore in the 2nd round of the 2008 draft...Graduated from Cedar Grove High School (GA)...Turned down a football scholarship from the University of Georgia to sign with Baltimore...Was a summer teammate of Atlanta's Jason Heyward with the East Cobb (GA) baseball program, a program that has produced numerous major leaguers, including Nick Markakis, Brian McCann and Buster Posey.