2023 Player Outlook
Akil Baddoo’s tenure with the Tigers started with a bang in 2021. After taking the team by storm in his first season, where he slashed .259/.330/.436 with 20 doubles, seven triples, and 13 RBI many observers felt that 2022 was going to be a big year for him. Well, it went the other way and Baddoo came out in 2022 and struggled to repeat his previous year’s performance. He finished the 2022 season with 73 games played and producing a .204/.289/.269 slash line with just seven extra-base hits in total. It was quite a step in the wrong direction for the 24-year-old outfielder and for the Tigers, they must expect that Baddoo is going to snap out of it and get back on track in 2023, especially where his speed will be an asset under the new MLB rules that are expected to increase stolen bases.