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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:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  5/27/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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.

March 29, 2014  –  Andy Dirks News

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Dirks (lower back) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, James Schmehl 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
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3-Year Averages MAJ   99 353 323 50 89 25 15 2 8 33 4 1 25 57 2 1 2 .276 .330 .409 .739

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Andy Dirks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 15 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 13 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 12 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 11 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 9 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 8 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 6 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 5 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 4 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 3 KC Did not play.
Apr. 2 KC Did not play.
Mar. 31 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
2011317290.323.548.871

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013361507337.260.371.698
2012241425311.336.515.889
2011188275195.239.383.675

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013204255213.284.392.742
2012150293200.347.527.906
2011103186193.262.485.801

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013234354164.231.338.637
2012164275151.299.451.812
201111616192.241.336.615
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 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Andy Dirks
3-Year Averages MAJ   353 323 7.1% 16.1% 0.44 82% .314 .133

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Best Matchups for Andy Dirks (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Hector Santiago ANA 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 .667 1.667 2.417
Matt Harvey NY-N 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Rich Hill BOS 5 3 1 1 0 2 0 .600 1.400 2.000
Casey Fien MIN 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 .333 1.333 1.933
Phil Humber OAK 7 4 1 2 0 1 0 .571 1.143 1.714
Bud Norris BAL 7 4 1 4 0 0 0 .571 1.143 1.714
Jeremy Hellickson TB 5 2 1 1 1 1 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Jerry Blevins WAS 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Liam Hendriks TOR 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Nate Jones CHI-A 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for Andy Dirks (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tommy Hunter BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Jepsen ANA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Tillman BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Donald Veal CHI-A 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Veras CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Vogelsong SF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jered Weaver ANA 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Sipp SD 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Straily OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Pineda NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Dirks will undergo back surgery and is expected to miss 12 weeks, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Dirks signed a one-year, $1.625 million contract with the Tigers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Dirks is in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

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Dirks is not in the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 of the ALDS at Oakland.

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Manager Jim Leyland confirmed Dirks would start Game 1 of the ALDS in left field, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Dirks is not in the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

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Dirks is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Dirks is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

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Dirks is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Dirks is out of the Tigers' lineup Monday at the White Sox.

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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.