Luis Avilan

Luis Avilan #43

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 2"/220
  • Age: 26


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Luis Avilan 2015 Postseason Stats

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Luis Avilan Postseason Career Stats

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Luis Avilan Stats

2-5 4.05 53.1 49 1.18

Luis Avilan MLB Career Stats

12-6 2.96 197.2 145 1.16

Luis Avilan Bio

  • Full Name: Luis Armando Avilan
  • Pronunciation: ah-vee-lahn
  • Born: 7/19/1989 in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Debut: July 14, 2012
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2015 Stats 2 5 4.05 73 0 0 53.1 49 1.18
MLB Career Stats 12 6 2.96 241 0 0 197.2 145 1.16

Luis Avilan Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Dodgers NL 328 Four-seam FB 94.05 92.91 2243.00 5.73 79.30
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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January 15, 2016 at 5:46 PM ET

Dodgers avoid arbitration with two players

Dodgers righty reliever Kenley Jansen avoided arbitration by settling for a one-year deal worth $10.65 million -- a $3.225 million raise over last year's salary -- on Friday.

January 15, 2016 at 1:34 PM ET

Avilan, Dodgers avoid arbitration

The Dodgers avoided arbitration with lefty reliever Luis Avilan by reaching agreement on a one-year deal, reported to be worth $1.39 million.


Luis Avilan Awards

APP Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/20/2009 Danville APP

Luis Avilan Leaderboards


Season G Rank
2013 75 4th in NL
2015 73 10th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2013 27 3rd in NL
2015 17 19th in NL

Luis Avilan Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 31, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers activated LHP Luis Avilan.
July 30, 2015 Atlanta Braves traded LHP Alex Wood, RHP Jim Johnson, LHP Luis Avilan, 2B Jose Peraza, RHP Bronson Arroyo and cash to Los Angeles Dodgers for 2B Hector Olivera, LHP Paco Rodriguez and RHP Zack Bird.
August 14, 2014 Atlanta Braves recalled LHP Luis Avilan from Gwinnett Braves.
July 19, 2014 Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Luis Avilan to Gwinnett Braves.
July 5, 2012 Atlanta Braves recalled Luis Avilan from Gwinnett Braves.
July 4, 2012 Luis Avilan assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Mississippi Braves.
May 11, 2012 Luis Avilan roster status changed by Mississippi Braves.
April 21, 2012 Mississippi Braves placed LHP Luis Avilan on the 7-day disabled list.
April 2, 2012 LHP Luis Avilan assigned to Mississippi Braves from Gwinnett Braves.
March 19, 2012 Atlanta Braves optioned Luis Avilan to Gwinnett Braves.
November 16, 2011 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of Luis Avilan from Mississippi Braves.
April 6, 2011 Luis Avilan assigned to Mississippi Braves from Lynchburg Hillcats.
March 21, 2011 LHP Luis Avilan assigned to Atlanta Braves.
May 20, 2010 LHP Luis Avilan assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Rome Braves.
April 3, 2010 Luis Avilan assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
June 22, 2009 Luis Avilan assigned to Danville Braves from GCL Braves.

Luis Armando Avilan Bio Info

Resides in Cabudare, Venezuela...Signed by Julian Perez, Rolando Petit and Carlos Torres.


Made 62 appearances (43.1 innings pitched) out of the bullpen while going 4-1 with a 4.57 ERA in his third Major League season...Was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on 7/19; Made nine appearances out of the bullpen before being recalled by Atlanta on 8/14. Had a 5.40 ERA over 11.2 innings for GWI. Allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 13 hits while issuing 11 walks...Allowed 22.9% (11-of-48) of his inherited runners to score, which ranked as the 14th-best mark in the National League...Suffered his first career loss on 4/10 vs. NYM. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 110 appearances without a loss to start his career was the fifth-longest such streak in Major League history (since 1900)...ERA by month: April (7.36), May (2.53), June (3.86), July (11.57), August (3.00), September (4.22)...Twice allowed four or more earned runs, 4/14 at PHI (5 ER/1.0 IP) and 9/25 vs. PIT (4 ER/ 1.1 IP). Without those two appearances, his ERA for the season was 2.85 (13 ER/41.0 IP). His ERA between those two outings, 4/18-9/21, was 3.00 (12 ER/36.1 IP)...Despite allowing a career-high five runs (all earned and with a 5-1 lead) on four hits in the eighth inning on 4/14 at PHI, picked up his third win of the season after the Braves scored four runs in the ninth on Dan Uggla's grand slam...Pitched at a 0.73 ERA (1 ER/12.1 IP) from 4/18 to 5/26...Entered 5/4 vs. SF with bases loaded and one out, needed one pitch to induce a double play to strand all three inherited runners...Worked a season-high 2.0 IP on two occasions: 9/9 at WSH and 9/28 at PHI...Made 10 relief appearances totaling 7.0 innings, going 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA with Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan Winter League.


Produced a fine sophomore season, going 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA in 75 appearances out of the bullpen. Held opponents to a .175 batting average and allowed just 40 hits over 65.0 innings pitched. His 1.52 ERA ranked seventh among Major League relievers and third among National League relievers. Among National League relievers, his .175 opponents' batting average ranked sixth, while his 27 holds were tied for third, his 75 appearances ranked tied for fourth and his five wins were tied for 13th. Posted a streak of 35 consecutive appearances (from 5/24 to 8/14) without allowing an earned run. The streak was the second-longest single-season stretch in MLB history to ATL's Craig Kimbrel, who had 38 such appearances in 2011. During the span, Avilan allowed just 22 baserunners (11 hits, nine BB and two HBP) over 31.2 innings pitched, while posting a .106 opponents' batting average. Made his first career appearance in the postseason, appearing in all four of the Braves' National League Division Series games vs. LAD. Posted 2.2 scoreless frames while allowing three hits. Induced a 1-6-3 double play in the seventh inning of Game 2 to preserve a 2-1 lead. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he was just the second pitcher in MLB postseason history with an inning-ending 1-6-3 double play with the tying run on third base, joining CLE's Bob Lemon (Game 6 of the 1948 World Series vs. the Boston Braves). Over his final 54 games of the season, from 5/24 on, owned a 0.95 ERA (47.1 IP/5 ER) while holding opposing hitters to a .154 average. His ERA vs. National League teams was 0.79 (56.2 IP/5 ER) in 65 appearances, compared to 6.48 (8.1 IP/6 ER) vs. teams from the American League (10 appearances). Held opposing left-handed hitters to a .144 (15-for-104) batting average, compared to a .202 (25-for-124) average by opposing right-handed hitters. Completed 1.1 innings or more on 11 different occasions. Each of those 11 outings were scoreless, while he allowed just nine hits and logged 11 strikeouts over 18.0 total innings. Suffered a left hamstring strain and cramping on 4/16; missed just four team games with the injury. Earned the win in relief on opening night (4/1) vs. PHI, stranding two IR and logging 1.2 scoreless IP.

2012 Opened the season at Mississippi and was recalled on 7/5 from Gwinnett, where he did not make a Triple-A appearance. Promoted to Gwinnett on 7/4 after pitching in 16 games (12 starts) for Mississippi. Made his Major League debut on 7/14 vs. NYM by fanning the only batter he faced (Ike Davis). Rookie southpaw made 31 Major League appearances, including 2.0+ innings of work nine times. Allowed four earned runs in his first four outings (7.2 IP) with the Major League club, 7/14-22. Surrendered his first career home run to PHI's Chase Utley in the eighth inning on 9/21. Allowed just four earned runs over his last 27 appearances (1.27 ERA, 28.1 IP) since 7/30. Went 5-3 with a 2.57ERAin 22 games (allrelief)for Cardenales de Lara of theVenezuelan Winter League 2011 Spent first full season at Double-A Mississippi going 4-8 with a 4.57 ERA in 36 games (13 starts)...Started final 11 games of the season and 13 of his final 17 appearances...Went 1-4-1 with a 5.92 in 23 outings out of the bullpen and 3-4 with a 3.82 ERA in 13 starts...Three times posted back-to-back scoreless outings, 4/11 & 4/15 and 5/17 & 5/20 and 5/27 & 5/30...Went 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA in 19 games (five GS) for the Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan Winter League...Had his contract purchased and he was added to the Braves 40-man roster on 11/16/11. 2010 Went a combined 6-4 with a 3.54 ERA (27 ER/68.2 IP) in 41 appearances between Rome (A) and Myrtle Beach (High-A)...Converted nine of 12 save opportunities for Myrtle Beach. 2009 Recorded two saves in 11 relief appearances with Danville (R). 2008 Honored as the Gulf Coast League Braves August Pitcher of the Month (2.93 ERA, 3 GS) by the Braves organization...Posted back-to-back scoreless outings 7/15 (relief appearance) and 7/19 (start) to earn Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week, week ending 7/20. 2007 Held opponents to the third-lowest (tied) batting average in the Braves farm system with a .213 mark and ranked fourth among starters with a 2.44 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.