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Andy Dirks

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Detroit Tigers

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Dirks received his first legitimate chance at a true full-time gig in 2013, but lackluster production and lingering knee issues ended up limiting him to the larger half of a timeshare in left field. T...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  8/4/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 1/24/1986
BORN: Hutchinson, KS   COLLEGE: Wichita State  DRAFTED: 8th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Andy Dirks Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.625 million contract with the Tigers in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

July 16, 2014  –  Andy Dirks News

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Dirks was recalled from his rehab assignment Wednesday due to "low back muscular inflammation from increased activity," Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Andy Dirks Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 22 R GCL 10 38 34 10 14 5 3 2 0 7 2 0 3 6 0 1 0 .412 .447 .618 1.065
2008 22 A WES 3 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282
2009 23 A LAK 27 116 103 11 34 5 5 0 0 18 10 2 13 11 0 0 0 .330 .410 .379 .789
2009 23 AA ERI 98 408 361 46 92 21 14 1 6 44 10 5 36 61 2 6 3 .255 .323 .349 .672
2010 24 AA ERI 98 434 388 64 108 33 20 2 11 46 19 4 35 59 1 5 5 .278 .342 .425 .767
2010 24 AAA TOL 22 93 88 14 33 15 10 1 4 17 3 0 3 12 0 1 1 .375 .398 .648 1.046
2011 25 AAA TOL 41 172 157 30 51 16 8 1 7 24 12 2 12 28 1 2 0 .325 .368 .522 .890
2011 25 MAJ DET 78 235 219 34 55 20 13 0 7 28 5 2 11 36 2 0 3 .251 .296 .406 .702
2012 26 AAA TOL 10 41 37 4 8 3 1 0 2 5 2 0 4 8 0 0 0 .216 .293 .405 .698
2012 26 MAJ DET 88 344 314 56 101 31 18 5 8 35 1 1 23 53 3 2 2 .322 .370 .487 .857
2013 27 MAJ DET 131 484 438 60 112 27 16 2 9 37 7 1 42 84 1 1 2 .256 .323 .363 .686
2014 28 A+ LAK 6 18 16 4 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 .313 .389 .375 .764
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3-Year Averages     99 353 323 50 89 25 15 2 8 33 4 1 25 57 2 1 2 .276 .330 .409 .739

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Andy Dirks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 21 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 20 Cle Did not play.
Jul. 19 Cle Did not play.
Jul. 19 Cle Did not play.
Jul. 18 Cle Did not play.
Jul. 13 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 12 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 11 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 10 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 9 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 8 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 6 TB Did not play.
Jul. 5 TB Did not play.
Jul. 4 TB Did not play.
Jul. 3 TB Did not play.
Jul. 2 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 1 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 30 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 27 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 26 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 25 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 24 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 22 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 20 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 19 KC Did not play.
Jun. 18 KC Did not play.
Jun. 17 KC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Andy Dirks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 124 116 4 15 3
2012 72 59 1 24 10
2011 71 38 16 22 2

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Andy Dirks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20137710240.234.325.631
20127314340.274.397.751

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013361507337.260.371.698
2012241425311.336.515.889

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013204255213.284.392.742
2012150293200.347.527.906

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013234354164.231.338.637
2012164275151.299.451.812
Andy Dirks Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 22 R GCL 38 34 7.9% 15.8% 0.50 82% .500 .206
2008 22 A WES 11 10 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 80% .125 .000
2009 23 A LAK 116 103 11.2% 9.5% 1.18 89% .370 .049
2009 23 AA ERI 408 361 8.8% 15% 0.59 83% .293 .094
2010 24 AA ERI 434 388 8.1% 13.6% 0.59 85% .305 .147
2010 24 AAA TOL 93 88 3.2% 12.9% 0.25 86% .403 .273
2011 25 AAA TOL 172 157 7% 16.3% 0.43 82% .361 .197
2011 25 MAJ DET 235 219 4.7% 15.3% 0.31 84% .273 .155
2012 26 AAA TOL 41 37 9.8% 19.5% 0.50 78% .222 .189
2012 26 MAJ DET 344 314 6.7% 15.4% 0.43 83% .368 .165
2013 27 MAJ DET 484 438 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 81% .299 .107
2014 28 A+ LAK 18 16 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 75% .417 .062
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3-Year Averages     353 323 7.1% 16.1% 0.44 82% .314 .133

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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Andy Dirks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dirks' (back) rehab assignment was recalled by the Tigers on Wednesday.

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Dirks (back) is beginning a rehab assignment at High-A Lakeland on Tuesday.

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Dirks has slowed down his baseball activities due to minor discomfort in his back, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

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Team trainer Kevin Rand said Dirks (back) is "days away" from beginning a rehab assignment, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Dirks (back) has been playing the outfield during simulated games at extended spring training, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

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Dirks (back) took live swings for the first time in his recovery Friday, and a rehab assignment could start in the next 7-to-10 days, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Dirks (back) has begun to ratchet up his baseball activities, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Dirks (back) hopes to start playing in games in a few weeks, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The 2012 season marked the first time Dirks was given a chance at significant playing time at the major league level. The 27-year-old outfielder took advantage of the opportunity, slashing .322/.370/.487 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 314 at-bats. If it not for an Achilles injury that forced him to miss two months of action in the middle of the season, Dirks would have been a bigger breakout story. The Achilles injury is a thing of the past, but Dirks' role with the Tigers in 2013 is still somewhat up in the air. He provides adequate defensive play in the corner-outfield spots and has no real holes in his game, but the Detroit brass still is not sold on Dirks being an everyday player. Assuming Detroit does not bring in a full-time left fielder via free agency or trade, the most likely scenario is the left-handed hitting Dirks taking over the better half of a platoon in left field. That could limit his value in shallow formats, but Dirks will still be an interesting player to consider for outfield depth in deeper leagues.

2012

Dirks was a surprise addition to the Tigers' 2011 Opening Day lineup after a strong showing in spring training. The 26-year-old outfielder proved his worth by supplying the team with solid defense while hitting seven homers and swiping five bags in a part-time role. The bits of power and speed Dirks flashed last season were legitimate, as he totaled 15 homers and 22 steals while in the minors in 2010. He's not very selective with pitches and benefited from a high BABIP throughout the minors, but Dirks could see slight improvements on his .251 average with the Tigers last season. Overall, Dirks is a solid fourth or fifth outfielder at the major league level, which is the role he'll play for the Tigers in 2012.