Akil Baddoo

Akil Baddoo

23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Detroit Tigers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Simply put, Baddoo was one of the best stories of the 2021 season. He was a Rule 5 pick out of a Minnesota organization in which he never got out of A-ball and struggled to make contact around flashes of power and athleticism. Detroit had nothing to lose, and let him play regularly in the Grapefruit League, and Baddoo impressed enough to make the roster. He had some notable moments around plenty of strikeouts, but Detroit stuck with him and he got better as the club got better throughout the season. He was awful against lefties when given the chance (.523 OPS), so his 2022 production will likely be limited in a platoon. His run production should not feel much loss given he drove in only 11 runners against lefties, and it should actually help his batting average given his .214 average and 30.6% strikeout rate in 108 PA vs. LHP. The growing pains are not gone, but a 20-20 season is absolutely possible in 2022. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Twins in June of 2016. Selected by the Tigers in the Rule 5 draft in December of 2020.
Reaches twice, scores Friday
OFDetroit Tigers
October 2, 2021
Baddoo went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's 8-1 loss to the White Sox. He also stole a base.
ANALYSIS
Baddoo started the top of the fourth inning with a single, then advanced to second on his 17th stolen base of the season. He scored the team's only run a few pitches later on a Robbie Grossman double. Baddoo has a .289 batting average over his last 10 games as he looks to finish his rookie campaign on a strong note. For the season, the 23-year-old is slashing .258/.327/.437 with 13 home runs, 54 RBI and 59 runs scored across 122 contests.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
51
2
2
4
10
14
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .523 108 11 0 11 1 .214 .278 .245
Since 2019vs Right .841 353 49 13 44 17 .273 .346 .495
2021vs Left .523 108 11 0 11 1 .214 .278 .245
2021vs Right .841 353 49 13 44 17 .273 .346 .495
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .788 229 29 6 34 9 .262 .332 .456
Since 2019Away .743 232 31 7 21 9 .256 .328 .415
2021Home .788 229 29 6 34 9 .262 .332 .456
2021Away .743 232 31 7 21 9 .256 .328 .415
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Akil Baddoo compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.37
 
BB Rate
9.8%
 
K Rate
26.5%
 
BABIP
.335
 
ISO
.177
 
AVG
.259
 
OBP
.330
 
SLG
.436
 
OPS
.766
 
wOBA
.335
 
Exit Velocity
80.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.6%
 
Barrels/PA
6.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2019
2018
This player will receive an outlook for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
Baddoo posted the second-lowest LD% (9.2%) in the Midwest League and his K% jumped from 13.2% in Rookie ball to 24.0% at Low-A. Those two factors pushed his average down to .243, but there were still positives to his full-season debut. The lefty-hitting outfielder sports a strong all-fields approach (33.7 Oppo%) and puts his plus speed to work on the bases (24-for-29 on SB attempts). Despite the elevated strikeout rate, Baddoo continued to take his walks, posting the sixth best BB% (14.3%) in the MWL. Considering his LD% was north of 20% in 2017, we should expect him to rebound somewhat in that realm this year. He handles fastballs very well, but struggled against quality offspeed pitches. Given his age (20) and good makeup, his pitch recognition could also improve in the coming seasons. He has more upside in OBP and points leagues, but his stolen-base potential makes him relevant in all dynasty formats.
It's easy to see why statheads love Baddoo, but he also has the kind of tools that force scouts to pay attention. He had more walks (36) than strikeouts (32) as an 18-year-old in rookie ball, while also hitting for some pop and utilizing his plus speed on the bases (9-for-13 on stolen-base attempts). The Twins appear to have found a steal with the No. 74 overall pick in 2016. Baddoo even signed for an under-slot $750,000, as he was seen as toolsy yet raw. A sturdy 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, he projects to eventually outgrow his plus wheels, but he also projects to grow into more power. His skill set is that of the prototypical modern-day leadoff hitter. He should get on base at a high clip while flirting with 20-20 seasons early in his career before his speed ticks down. It's possible that he will eventually end up in left field, which puts pressure on the bat, but so far his hit tool appears up to the challenge.
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Collects two hits, stolen base
OFDetroit Tigers
September 29, 2021
Baddoo went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Minnesota.
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Drives in two Tuesday
OFDetroit Tigers
September 21, 2021
Baddoo went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
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Idle against lefty
OFDetroit Tigers
September 20, 2021
Baddoo is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox.
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On bench Sunday
OFDetroit Tigers
September 19, 2021
Baddoo is not starting Sunday's game against the Rays, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Day off Thursday
OFDetroit Tigers
September 16, 2021
Baddoo isn't starting Thursday's game against the Rays.
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