2023 Player Outlook
Javier Baez was the Tigers' main offensive contributor last season and even his stats were below his career averages. His first taste of American League pitching was sour as he slashed just .238/.278/.393 with 17 home runs and a .671 OPS (93 OPS+) in 144 games in his first season in Detroit. Those numbers are a little deceiving as he had a tough start to his Tigers career, and was hitting only .190 with a .524 OPS on June 15th. In the second half, though, Baez hit .264/.302/.448 with 14 homers in 94 games, and if the adjustment to a new team and league were the reason why he struggled we may see the real Javier Baez in 2023.